The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Embedded Systems in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Embedded Systems over the 3 months to 3 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Embedded Systems
Rank 129 122 119
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -3
Contract jobs citing Embedded Systems 4 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.15% 0.12% 0.083%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.52% 0.42% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Median daily rate £360 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £325 £359
% change year-on-year
+9.23% -9.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £42.50 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £42.25 £40.50
% change year-on-year
-5.32% +4.32%
Embedded Systems
England

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

Miscellaneous Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
771 709 688
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 28.19% 27.66% 28.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 474 410 379
Median daily rate £375 £363 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £526 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £377 £385 £363
% change year-on-year
-2.14% +6.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 45 60
Median hourly rate £24.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £11.00 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £33.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.75 £19.50 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +15.79%

Embedded Systems
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing Embedded Systems as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Embedded Systems Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Embedded Systems
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Embedded Systems across the West Midlands region.

Embedded Systems Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Embedded Systems
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Embedded Systems across the West Midlands region.

Embedded Systems Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Embedded Systems
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Embedded Systems within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 3 December 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -7 4 £360 -
Embedded Systems
England

Embedded Systems
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Embedded Systems also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Embedded Systems.

1 9 (81.82%) Software Engineering
2 8 (72.73%) C++
3 5 (45.45%) Multithreading
3 5 (45.45%) SC Cleared
3 5 (45.45%) Security Cleared
3 5 (45.45%) Linux
3 5 (45.45%) UML
4 4 (36.36%) Shell Script
4 4 (36.36%) Ethernet
4 4 (36.36%) Scrum
4 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (27.27%) CppUnit
5 3 (27.27%) OpenSSH
5 3 (27.27%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 3 (27.27%) Regular Expression
5 3 (27.27%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (27.27%) iptables
5 3 (27.27%) C
5 3 (27.27%) SNMP
5 3 (27.27%) IPv4
5 3 (27.27%) Unix
5 3 (27.27%) ClearCase
6 2 (18.18%) OO
6 2 (18.18%) Python
6 2 (18.18%) Validation
6 2 (18.18%) Automake
7 1 (9.09%) Data Analytics
7 1 (9.09%) Analytics
7 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
7 1 (9.09%) Internet of Things

Embedded Systems
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) Ethernet
2 3 (27.27%) IPv4
2 3 (27.27%) SNMP
3 1 (9.09%) Broadband
3 1 (9.09%) Internet
3 1 (9.09%) SSH
3 1 (9.09%) Telnet
3 1 (9.09%) xDSL
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) ClearCase
1 3 (27.27%) CppUnit
2 2 (18.18%) Automake
3 1 (9.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
3 1 (9.09%) JIRA
3 1 (9.09%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (9.09%) SonarQube
3 1 (9.09%) TestDirector
General
1 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Embedded Engineer
1 8 (72.73%) Embedded Software Engineer
1 8 (72.73%) Software Engineer
2 6 (54.55%) C++ Software Engineer
2 6 (54.55%) Embedded C++ Engineer
2 6 (54.55%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
3 5 (45.45%) Real Time Embedded Engineer
3 5 (45.45%) Real Time Embedded Software Engineer
3 5 (45.45%) Real Time Engineer
3 5 (45.45%) Real Time Software Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) C Software Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Cloud Architect
5 1 (9.09%) Embedded C Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Embedded C Software Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Product Manager
5 1 (9.09%) Test Consultant
5 1 (9.09%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 3 (27.27%) Regular Expression
2 1 (9.09%) wxPython
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 1 (9.09%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Linux
2 3 (27.27%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) Software Engineering
2 5 (45.45%) Multithreading
2 5 (45.45%) UML
3 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (36.36%) Scrum
4 3 (27.27%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (18.18%) OO
5 2 (18.18%) Validation
6 1 (9.09%) Analytics
6 1 (9.09%) Case Management
6 1 (9.09%) Change Control
6 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (9.09%) Data Analytics
6 1 (9.09%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 8 (72.73%) C++
2 4 (36.36%) Shell Script
3 3 (27.27%) C
4 2 (18.18%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) SC Cleared
1 5 (45.45%) Security Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (27.27%) iptables
1 3 (27.27%) OpenSSH