The first 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Embedded Systems
Rank 487 457 521
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +64
Contract jobs citing Embedded Systems 100 87 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.18% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.70% 0.71% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 21 19
Average daily rate £338 £275 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.72% -4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £240 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £275 £288
% change year-on-year
+19.09% -4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 43 31
Average hourly rate £37.00 £37.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +1.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £33.00 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £42.40 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £37.50 £37.25
% change year-on-year
-1.33% +0.67%
Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
14311 12220 14892
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.42% 25.61% 24.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 8841 7349 8662
Average daily rate £415 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 568 621 771
Average hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.97% -14.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -16.00%

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -72 98 £339 +23.18% 57
South East +3 41 £339 -15.31% 17
London -15 25 £425 - 4
Surrey -2 17 £300 - 4
East of England -15 16 £200 -52.94% 21
Hampshire +8 10 £343 -23.88% 5
Berkshire -6 9 £344 -14.06% 5
Cambridgeshire -8 7 £200 -52.94% 18
Yorkshire - 7 £200 - 1
Cambridge +3 6 £200 -52.94% 16
West Midlands -14 5 - - 4
South West -41 3 £413 +71.87% 5
West Yorkshire - 3 - -
Middlesex - 3 £330 - 1
Leeds - 3 - -
Birmingham -8 2 - -
Guildford - 2 £300 - 2
Ipswich - 2 - - 2
Middlesbrough - 2 - -
North Yorkshire - 2 - - 1
Redhill - 2 - -
Suffolk - 2 - - 2
City of London - 2 - - 1
Warwickshire -2 1 - - 2
Woking - 1 - - 1
South Wales - 1 £265 -
Wales - 1 £265 -
Bristol - 1 £400 - 2
Cardiff - 1 £265 -
Chertsey - - - -

Embedded Systems
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 97 (52.72%) C++
2 89 (48.37%) Software Engineering
3 73 (39.67%) C
4 72 (39.13%) Linux
5 48 (26.09%) Java
6 37 (20.11%) Agile Software Development
7 32 (17.39%) Multithreading
8 29 (15.76%) Degree
8 29 (15.76%) Electronics
9 28 (15.22%) UML
9 28 (15.22%) OO
9 28 (15.22%) Windows
10 26 (14.13%) JavaScript
10 26 (14.13%) Middleware
11 23 (12.50%) Project Management
11 23 (12.50%) CSS
11 23 (12.50%) Internet
12 22 (11.96%) Firmware
12 22 (11.96%) Ajax
13 21 (11.41%) Computer Science
13 21 (11.41%) Android
13 21 (11.41%) Embedded C
13 21 (11.41%) Python
14 20 (10.87%) Embedded Linux
15 19 (10.33%) Endeca
15 19 (10.33%) Velocity
15 19 (10.33%) jQuery
15 19 (10.33%) Network Design
15 19 (10.33%) Spring
15 19 (10.33%) E-Commerce

Embedded Systems
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 3 (1.63%) Confluence
1 3 (1.63%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.09%) CMS
3 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (0.54%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (4.35%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 23 (12.50%) Internet
2 19 (10.33%) Intranet
3 16 (8.70%) DVB
4 11 (5.98%) TCP/IP
5 3 (1.63%) DLNA
5 3 (1.63%) LTE
5 3 (1.63%) Wireshark
5 3 (1.63%) RTSP
5 3 (1.63%) Wireless
5 3 (1.63%) HTTP
6 2 (1.09%) DHCP
6 2 (1.09%) UPnP
7 1 (0.54%) VLAN
7 1 (0.54%) 802.11
7 1 (0.54%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.54%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.98%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.17%) MySQL
3 3 (1.63%) SQLite
4 1 (0.54%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (8.15%) Eclipse
2 12 (6.52%) JIRA
3 8 (4.35%) Git (software)
4 7 (3.80%) Rational DOORS
4 7 (3.80%) Rational Rhapsody
4 7 (3.80%) Subversion
5 6 (3.26%) Visual Studio
5 6 (3.26%) Jenkins
6 4 (2.17%) Selenium
6 4 (2.17%) Ranorex
6 4 (2.17%) eggPlant
7 3 (1.63%) Trac
7 3 (1.63%) Mercurial
7 3 (1.63%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (1.63%) Bugzilla
8 2 (1.09%) JUnit
8 2 (1.09%) ClearCase
8 2 (1.09%) NetBeans
9 1 (0.54%) Eclipse RCP
General
1 29 (15.76%) Electronics
2 11 (5.98%) Automotive
3 7 (3.80%) Games
4 6 (3.26%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.72%) Finance
5 5 (2.72%) Aerospace
6 4 (2.17%) Retail
7 3 (1.63%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.54%) Avionics
8 1 (0.54%) Marketing
8 1 (0.54%) Legal
Job Titles
1 67 (36.41%) Software Engineer
2 41 (22.28%) Developer
3 26 (14.13%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 19 (10.33%) Deployment Engineer
4 19 (10.33%) DevOps Engineer
5 17 (9.24%) C++ Developer
6 15 (8.15%) Systems Engineer
7 14 (7.61%) Test Engineer
8 13 (7.07%) Senior Software Engineer
9 11 (5.98%) C++ Software Engineer
9 11 (5.98%) Software Developer
10 7 (3.80%) Consultant
11 5 (2.72%) Android Developer
11 5 (2.72%) Automation Engineer
11 5 (2.72%) C++ Software Developer
12 4 (2.17%) Tester
12 4 (2.17%) Analyst
12 4 (2.17%) Test Analyst
12 4 (2.17%) Java Developer
12 4 (2.17%) Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (14.13%) Middleware
2 23 (12.50%) CSS
3 22 (11.96%) Ajax
4 19 (10.33%) Velocity
4 19 (10.33%) jQuery
4 19 (10.33%) Spring
4 19 (10.33%) Struts
4 19 (10.33%) XML
4 19 (10.33%) J2EE
5 16 (8.70%) OpenGL
6 14 (7.61%) Qt
7 10 (5.43%) OpenGL ES
8 9 (4.89%) POSIX
9 7 (3.80%) Direct3D
9 7 (3.80%) MFC
9 7 (3.80%) HTML
10 5 (2.72%) OpenCL
11 4 (2.17%) STL
11 4 (2.17%) Hibernate
11 4 (2.17%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 22 (11.96%) Firmware
2 21 (11.41%) Computer Science
3 16 (8.70%) STB
4 13 (7.07%) 3D Graphics
5 11 (5.98%) Device Driver
6 10 (5.43%) DTV
7 9 (4.89%) IPTV
8 7 (3.80%) RenderMan
8 7 (3.80%) MPEG
9 4 (2.17%) Management Information System
9 4 (2.17%) CAN bus
10 3 (1.63%) Mobile App
10 3 (1.63%) Open Source
10 3 (1.63%) Mathematics
10 3 (1.63%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 3 (1.63%) Interactive TV
10 3 (1.63%) Cryptography
11 2 (1.09%) Streaming Video
11 2 (1.09%) iPad
11 2 (1.09%) CUDA
Operating Systems
1 72 (39.13%) Linux
2 28 (15.22%) Windows
3 21 (11.41%) Android
4 20 (10.87%) Embedded Linux
5 17 (9.24%) UNIX
6 6 (3.26%) LynxOS
7 5 (2.72%) Windows CE
8 3 (1.63%) VxWorks
8 3 (1.63%) HPUX
9 1 (0.54%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.54%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (48.37%) Software Engineering
2 37 (20.11%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (17.39%) Multithreading
4 28 (15.22%) UML
4 28 (15.22%) OO
5 23 (12.50%) Project Management
6 19 (10.33%) Network Design
6 19 (10.33%) E-Commerce
6 19 (10.33%) OOD
7 11 (5.98%) TDD
7 11 (5.98%) Scrum
8 10 (5.43%) Software Testing
9 9 (4.89%) Systems Analysis
10 7 (3.80%) Manual Testing
10 7 (3.80%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (3.80%) OOP
10 7 (3.80%) OOA/OOD
11 6 (3.26%) Automated Testing
11 6 (3.26%) Embedded Software Development
11 6 (3.26%) Digital Signal Processing
Programming Languages
1 97 (52.72%) C++
2 73 (39.67%) C
3 48 (26.09%) Java
4 26 (14.13%) JavaScript
5 21 (11.41%) Embedded C
5 21 (11.41%) Python
6 15 (8.15%) C#
7 13 (7.07%) Ruby
8 12 (6.52%) SQL
9 10 (5.43%) VC++
9 10 (5.43%) GLSL
9 10 (5.43%) HLSL
10 9 (4.89%) Shell Script
11 8 (4.35%) MATLAB
12 6 (3.26%) Perl
12 6 (3.26%) Embedded C++
13 5 (2.72%) Assembly Language
14 4 (2.17%) Objective-C
15 3 (1.63%) ActionScript 2.0
15 3 (1.63%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 29 (15.76%) Degree
2 10 (5.43%) PhD
3 7 (3.80%) Security Cleared
3 7 (3.80%) SC Cleared
4 5 (2.72%) ISEB
5 3 (1.63%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 3 (1.63%) Chartered Engineer
5 3 (1.63%) ISTQB
5 3 (1.63%) HND
6 1 (0.54%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.26%) DICOM
2 4 (2.17%) QA
3 1 (0.54%) IEC 61508
3 1 (0.54%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.54%) DFS Replication
1 1 (0.54%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.54%) SCCM
1 1 (0.54%) NetBackup
1 1 (0.54%) MOM
Vendors
1 19 (10.33%) Endeca
1 19 (10.33%) ATG
2 6 (3.26%) Intel
3 4 (2.17%) Microsoft
3 4 (2.17%) Serena
4 3 (1.63%) Altera
4 3 (1.63%) CA
5 2 (1.09%) Ericsson
5 2 (1.09%) HP
6 1 (0.54%) Freescale
6 1 (0.54%) Huawei
6 1 (0.54%) MathWorks
6 1 (0.54%) Dell
6 1 (0.54%) NetApp
6 1 (0.54%) Cisco
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