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 19 January 2017 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Embedded Systems
England / West Midlands
Rank 124 114 107
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -7
Contract jobs citing Embedded Systems 1 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.042% 0.17% 0.046%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.15% 0.60% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £380
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -14.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +21.42%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £43.75 £44.50
% change year-on-year
-6.28% -1.68%

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
657 663 623
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 27.27% 27.65% 28.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 410 368 354
Median daily rate £380 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £200 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 36 56
Median hourly rate £21.47 £17.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.65% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £40.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-13.95% +22.85%

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 19 January 2017. 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 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
Warwickshire - 1 - - 1
Embedded Systems
England

Embedded Systems
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, 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%) UML
4 4 (36.36%) Linux
5 3 (27.27%) C
5 3 (27.27%) Python
5 3 (27.27%) Ethernet
5 3 (27.27%) Scrum
5 3 (27.27%) Shell Script
5 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (18.18%) Regular Expression
6 2 (18.18%) Automake
6 2 (18.18%) OpenSSH
6 2 (18.18%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 2 (18.18%) SNMP
6 2 (18.18%) IPv4
6 2 (18.18%) ClearCase
6 2 (18.18%) Unix
6 2 (18.18%) OO
6 2 (18.18%) Validation
6 2 (18.18%) CppUnit
6 2 (18.18%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (18.18%) iptables
7 1 (9.09%) SonarQube
7 1 (9.09%) Case Management
7 1 (9.09%) Test Automation
7 1 (9.09%) C#

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 3 (27.27%) Ethernet
2 2 (18.18%) IPv4
2 2 (18.18%) SNMP
3 1 (9.09%) Bluetooth
3 1 (9.09%) Broadband
3 1 (9.09%) Internet
3 1 (9.09%) RFID
3 1 (9.09%) SSH
3 1 (9.09%) Telnet
3 1 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (9.09%) xDSL
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Automake
1 2 (18.18%) ClearCase
1 2 (18.18%) CppUnit
2 1 (9.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
2 1 (9.09%) JIRA
2 1 (9.09%) SonarQube
2 1 (9.09%) TestDirector
General
1 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Embedded Engineer
2 7 (63.64%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 7 (63.64%) Software Engineer
3 6 (54.55%) C++ Software Engineer
3 6 (54.55%) Embedded C++ Engineer
3 6 (54.55%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
4 5 (45.45%) Real Time Embedded Engineer
4 5 (45.45%) Real Time Embedded Software Engineer
4 5 (45.45%) Real Time Engineer
4 5 (45.45%) Real Time Software Engineer
5 2 (18.18%) Linux Engineer
6 1 (9.09%) Embedded C Engineer
6 1 (9.09%) Embedded C Software Engineer
6 1 (9.09%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
6 1 (9.09%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
6 1 (9.09%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
6 1 (9.09%) Product Manager
6 1 (9.09%) Test Automation Engineer
6 1 (9.09%) Test Consultant
6 1 (9.09%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 2 (18.18%) Regular Expression
2 1 (9.09%) wxPython
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 1 (9.09%) Internet of Things
1 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) Linux
2 2 (18.18%) Unix
3 1 (9.09%) Android
3 1 (9.09%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) Software Engineering
2 5 (45.45%) Multithreading
2 5 (45.45%) UML
3 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (27.27%) Scrum
4 2 (18.18%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (18.18%) OO
4 2 (18.18%) Validation
5 1 (9.09%) Analytics
5 1 (9.09%) Android Development
5 1 (9.09%) Case Management
5 1 (9.09%) Change Control
5 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (9.09%) Data Analytics
5 1 (9.09%) iOS Development
5 1 (9.09%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 8 (72.73%) C++
2 3 (27.27%) C
2 3 (27.27%) Python
2 3 (27.27%) Shell Script
3 1 (9.09%) C#
3 1 (9.09%) Embedded C
3 1 (9.09%) Java
3 1 (9.09%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) SC Cleared
1 5 (45.45%) Security Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) iptables
1 2 (18.18%) OpenSSH