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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Embedded Systems over the 3 months to 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Embedded Systems
Rank 101 124 -
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -
Contract jobs citing Embedded Systems 14 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.57% 0.039% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.12% 0.15% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£500 £240 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+108.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £349 £340 £200
% change year-on-year
+2.64% +70.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £36.75 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+15.64% +3.52%
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
661 689 565
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 26.78% 26.96% 27.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 408 339 288
Average daily rate £375 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 56 35
Average hourly rate £21.00 £26.25 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +26.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £10.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.00 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.50% +14.28%

Embedded Systems
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Embedded Systems across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Embedded Systems within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 4 September 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Coventry - 4 - - 2
Birmingham - 3 - -
Embedded Systems
England

Embedded Systems
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 12 (52.17%) C
2 11 (47.83%) C++
2 11 (47.83%) Electronics
3 10 (43.48%) Software Engineering
4 9 (39.13%) Automotive
5 7 (30.43%) Degree
5 7 (30.43%) Software Architecture
5 7 (30.43%) IEC 61508
6 6 (26.09%) Embedded Linux
6 6 (26.09%) Telecoms
6 6 (26.09%) Linux
7 5 (21.74%) Embedded C++
7 5 (21.74%) SysML
8 4 (17.39%) V-Model
8 4 (17.39%) Embedded Software Development
8 4 (17.39%) Validation
8 4 (17.39%) Handset
8 4 (17.39%) GPRS
9 3 (13.04%) Embedded C
9 3 (13.04%) Firmware
9 3 (13.04%) UML
9 3 (13.04%) Simulink
9 3 (13.04%) Rational DOORS
9 3 (13.04%) SC Cleared
9 3 (13.04%) Security Cleared
10 2 (8.70%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 2 (8.70%) Six Sigma Green Belt
10 2 (8.70%) Aerospace
10 2 (8.70%) Six Sigma
10 2 (8.70%) VxWorks

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

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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.

Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Simulink
2 1 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (4.35%) MS Office
2 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (17.39%) GPRS
2 2 (8.70%) Ethernet
3 1 (4.35%) DSLAM
3 1 (4.35%) VDSL
3 1 (4.35%) ADSL
Development Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (4.35%) Subversion
General
1 11 (47.83%) Electronics
2 9 (39.13%) Automotive
3 6 (26.09%) Telecoms
4 2 (8.70%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 11 (47.83%) Software Engineer
2 5 (21.74%) Senior Software Engineer
2 5 (21.74%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) Design Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Software Architect
5 2 (8.70%) Architect
6 1 (4.35%) Software Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) Functional Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) Test Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Software Test Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Hardware Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Electronics Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Embedded Software Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Verification Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Handset
2 2 (8.70%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (4.35%) Device Driver
3 1 (4.35%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 6 (26.09%) Linux
1 6 (26.09%) Embedded Linux
2 2 (8.70%) VxWorks
3 1 (4.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (43.48%) Software Engineering
2 7 (30.43%) Software Architecture
3 5 (21.74%) SysML
4 4 (17.39%) V-Model
4 4 (17.39%) Embedded Software Development
4 4 (17.39%) Validation
5 3 (13.04%) UML
6 2 (8.70%) Six Sigma
7 1 (4.35%) CAE
7 1 (4.35%) Configuration Management
7 1 (4.35%) Risk Assessment
7 1 (4.35%) Software Testing
7 1 (4.35%) Linux Kernel Development
7 1 (4.35%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (4.35%) Test Automation
7 1 (4.35%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 12 (52.17%) C
2 11 (47.83%) C++
3 5 (21.74%) Embedded C++
4 3 (13.04%) Embedded C
5 2 (8.70%) MATLAB
6 1 (4.35%) Bash Shell
6 1 (4.35%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (30.43%) Degree
2 3 (13.04%) SC Cleared
2 3 (13.04%) Security Cleared
3 2 (8.70%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (30.43%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 3 (13.04%) Firmware
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