The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Embedded Systems in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Embedded Systems over the 3 months to 29 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Embedded Systems
Rank 536 533 533
Rank change year-on-year
-3 0
Contract jobs citing Embedded Systems 75 67 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.12% 0.076%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.41% 0.38% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 13 8
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£323 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.11% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £257 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £475 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-19.37% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 13 19
Average hourly rate £41.75 £39.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.05% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £33.20 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.75 £47.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.75 £39.00 £35.25
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +10.63%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
18079 17452 16886
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.68% 31.92% 33.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 11386 10599 10013
Average daily rate £417 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 685 664 743
Average hourly rate £19.72 £20.59 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.24% -6.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.51 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.08 £21.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-12.27% +8.75%

Embedded Systems
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Embedded Systems within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Embedded Systems Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Embedded Systems
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Embedded Systems within the UK.

Embedded Systems Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Embedded Systems
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Embedded Systems within the UK over the 3 months to 29 July 2015.

Embedded Systems Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Embedded Systems
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Embedded Systems within the UK.

Embedded Systems Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Embedded Systems
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Embedded Systems within the UK over the 3 months to 29 July 2015.

Embedded Systems Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Embedded Systems
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Embedded Systems within the UK over the 3 months to 29 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -10 67 £323 -24.11% 61
South East -5 36 £339 -15.31% 14
Surrey 0 11 £335 - 2
East Sussex +5 10 - -
West Midlands +10 9 £500 +108.33% 11
Berkshire - 9 £160 - 4
South West -2 7 £300 - 11
London -3 7 £303 -34.59% 6
Brighton -7 7 - -
East of England -3 5 £225 -46.14% 12
Scotland - 5 £314 - 3
Hampshire +1 4 £419 +4.68% 2
Slough - 4 - -
Dunfermline - 3 £228 -
Bracknell - 3 £160 - 1
Bristol - 3 - - 3
Fife - 3 £228 -
Birmingham +8 2 - - 1
Hertfordshire -12 2 £225 - 3
Manchester -17 2 - - 1
North West -19 2 - - 2
Wiltshire - 2 £325 -
Coventry - 2 - - 5
Swindon - 2 £325 -
Stevenage - 2 £225 - 2
Somerset +4 1 - -
Cambridgeshire -10 1 - - 6
Cambridge -11 1 - - 6
Poole - 1 £275 -
Lewes - 1 - -

Embedded Systems
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Embedded Systems also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Embedded Systems.

1 69 (50.36%) C
2 64 (46.72%) Software Engineering
3 52 (37.96%) C++
4 39 (28.47%) Linux
5 32 (23.36%) Embedded C
6 27 (19.71%) Python
7 21 (15.33%) Manufacturing
8 20 (14.60%) Multithreading
9 19 (13.87%) Degree
10 18 (13.14%) Unit Testing
11 17 (12.41%) Bash Shell
11 17 (12.41%) Firmware
12 16 (11.68%) Windows
12 16 (11.68%) Lua
13 15 (10.95%) Electronics
14 14 (10.22%) Java
15 13 (9.49%) Visual Studio
15 13 (9.49%) Agile Software Development
15 13 (9.49%) Algorithms
16 12 (8.76%) UML
16 12 (8.76%) Telecoms
16 12 (8.76%) Automotive
17 11 (8.03%) Embedded C++
17 11 (8.03%) Embedded Linux
18 10 (7.30%) Systems Analysis
18 10 (7.30%) C#
18 10 (7.30%) Validation
18 10 (7.30%) DVB
18 10 (7.30%) Embedded Software Development
19 9 (6.57%) OO

Embedded Systems
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Embedded Systems also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Embedded Systems. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.73%) Apache
Applications
1 6 (4.38%) Simulink
2 3 (2.19%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.73%) MS Office
3 1 (0.73%) Stateflow
3 1 (0.73%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.30%) DVB
2 8 (5.84%) Bluetooth
3 7 (5.11%) Wireless
4 6 (4.38%) Internet
4 6 (4.38%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (3.65%) TCP/IP
6 3 (2.19%) DNS
6 3 (2.19%) HTTP
6 3 (2.19%) Intranet
6 3 (2.19%) 3GPP
6 3 (2.19%) DHCP
6 3 (2.19%) Ethernet
6 3 (2.19%) UPnP
6 3 (2.19%) VLAN
6 3 (2.19%) LTE
7 2 (1.46%) HSUPA
7 2 (1.46%) VDSL
7 2 (1.46%) HSDPA
7 2 (1.46%) 3G
7 2 (1.46%) 802.11
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.92%) MySQL
2 1 (0.73%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.73%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.73%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 13 (9.49%) Visual Studio
2 6 (4.38%) ClearCase
2 6 (4.38%) Rational DOORS
3 5 (3.65%) Subversion
4 4 (2.92%) JIRA
4 4 (2.92%) Git (software)
5 3 (2.19%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.46%) Eclipse
6 2 (1.46%) GCC
6 2 (1.46%) Rational Rhapsody
7 1 (0.73%) Redmine
7 1 (0.73%) Trac
7 1 (0.73%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.73%) Ant
7 1 (0.73%) ClearQuest
7 1 (0.73%) NUnit
7 1 (0.73%) TortoiseSVN
7 1 (0.73%) Moq
General
1 21 (15.33%) Manufacturing
2 15 (10.95%) Electronics
3 12 (8.76%) Telecoms
3 12 (8.76%) Automotive
4 3 (2.19%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.73%) Games
5 1 (0.73%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 51 (37.23%) Software Engineer
2 39 (28.47%) Developer
3 21 (15.33%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 16 (11.68%) Programmer
5 15 (10.95%) C Developer
6 12 (8.76%) Senior Software Engineer
7 9 (6.57%) Design Engineer
7 9 (6.57%) Systems Engineer
8 8 (5.84%) C Programmer
9 6 (4.38%) Software Developer
9 6 (4.38%) C++ Developer
9 6 (4.38%) C++ Software Engineer
10 5 (3.65%) Electronics Engineer
10 5 (3.65%) iOS Developer
11 4 (2.92%) Senior Design Engineer
11 4 (2.92%) Android Developer
11 4 (2.92%) Firmware Engineer
11 4 (2.92%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
11 4 (2.92%) Test Engineer
11 4 (2.92%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.84%) Ajax
2 6 (4.38%) Web Services
3 5 (3.65%) XML
3 5 (3.65%) RESTful
3 5 (3.65%) REST
4 4 (2.92%) jQuery
4 4 (2.92%) .NET
4 4 (2.92%) CSS
4 4 (2.92%) SOAP
5 3 (2.19%) Struts
5 3 (2.19%) Spring
5 3 (2.19%) J2EE
5 3 (2.19%) Velocity
5 3 (2.19%) HTML
6 2 (1.46%) 802.1X
6 2 (1.46%) OpenGL ES
6 2 (1.46%) WCF
6 2 (1.46%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.46%) OpenGL
7 1 (0.73%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.49%) Algorithms
2 9 (6.57%) STB
2 9 (6.57%) Computer Science
3 8 (5.84%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 6 (4.38%) Mobile App
4 6 (4.38%) Device Driver
5 5 (3.65%) VHDL
6 4 (2.92%) IPTV
6 4 (2.92%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (2.19%) iPad
7 3 (2.19%) VAX
7 3 (2.19%) DTV
8 2 (1.46%) Thin Client
8 2 (1.46%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.73%) Inversion of Control
9 1 (0.73%) Over-the-Top Content
9 1 (0.73%) Animation
9 1 (0.73%) Verilog
9 1 (0.73%) Handset
9 1 (0.73%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 39 (28.47%) Linux
2 16 (11.68%) Windows
3 11 (8.03%) Embedded Linux
4 6 (4.38%) Android
5 5 (3.65%) Windows CE
5 5 (3.65%) VxWorks
5 5 (3.65%) Apple iOS
6 4 (2.92%) UNIX
7 3 (2.19%) OpenVMS
8 2 (1.46%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.73%) ThreadX
9 1 (0.73%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.73%) Tizen
9 1 (0.73%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (46.72%) Software Engineering
2 20 (14.60%) Multithreading
3 18 (13.14%) Unit Testing
4 13 (9.49%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (8.76%) UML
6 10 (7.30%) Validation
6 10 (7.30%) Systems Analysis
6 10 (7.30%) Embedded Software Development
7 9 (6.57%) OO
8 7 (5.11%) OOD
8 7 (5.11%) SysML
9 6 (4.38%) Configuration Management
10 5 (3.65%) Project Management
10 5 (3.65%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (3.65%) Software Testing
10 5 (3.65%) Mobile Application Development
10 5 (3.65%) Software Architecture
10 5 (3.65%) Memory Management
10 5 (3.65%) Test Automation
10 5 (3.65%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 69 (50.36%) C
2 52 (37.96%) C++
3 32 (23.36%) Embedded C
4 27 (19.71%) Python
5 17 (12.41%) Bash Shell
6 16 (11.68%) Lua
7 14 (10.22%) Java
8 11 (8.03%) Embedded C++
9 10 (7.30%) C#
10 8 (5.84%) MATLAB
11 7 (5.11%) Assembly Language
11 7 (5.11%) JavaScript
12 6 (4.38%) Perl
12 6 (4.38%) SQL
12 6 (4.38%) Ruby
13 5 (3.65%) PHP
13 5 (3.65%) Objective-C
14 3 (2.19%) Ada
14 3 (2.19%) Pascal
14 3 (2.19%) VC++
Qualifications
1 19 (13.87%) Degree
2 4 (2.92%) SC Cleared
2 4 (2.92%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.19%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.38%) IEC 61508
2 2 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.46%) QA
3 1 (0.73%) JTAG
3 1 (0.73%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 17 (12.41%) Firmware
2 2 (1.46%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.73%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.46%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (3.65%) Microsoft
1 5 (3.65%) Apple
1 5 (3.65%) Google
2 3 (2.19%) Panasonic
2 3 (2.19%) ATG
2 3 (2.19%) Cisco
2 3 (2.19%) Motorola
2 3 (2.19%) Nokia
2 3 (2.19%) Endeca
3 2 (1.46%) HP
3 2 (1.46%) VMware
3 2 (1.46%) AppSense
3 2 (1.46%) Wyse
4 1 (0.73%) Atmel
4 1 (0.73%) Renesas
4 1 (0.73%) Green Hills
4 1 (0.73%) Compaq
4 1 (0.73%) EMC
4 1 (0.73%) IBM
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