The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Embedded Systems in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Embedded Systems over the 3 months to 29 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Embedded Systems
UK > England
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 545 529 582
Rank change year-on-year -16 +53  
Contract jobs citing Embedded Systems 49 93 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.11% 0.19% 0.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.34% 0.57% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 48 9
England median daily rate £400 £375 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +17.18%  
10th Percentile £326 £241 £213
90th Percentile £568 £700 £384
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £298
% change year-on-year +6.66% +26.05%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 17 10
England median hourly rate £41.25 £42.50 £40.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +5.59%  
10th Percentile £35.65 £34.75 £33.45
90th Percentile £52.75 £48.60 £44.13
UK median hourly rate £41.25 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -2.94% +6.25%  

Embedded Systems is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 14539 16404 16473
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 33.63% 33.28% 32.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 13605 15231 14997
England median daily rate £468 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.73% +3.05%  
10th Percentile £275 £260 £250
90th Percentile £663 £638 £638
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £424
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.23%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 623 783 769
England median hourly rate £22.00 £21.75 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.14% +17.56%  
10th Percentile £11.60 £11.27 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.25 £47.39 £45.25
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £23.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -2.17% +21.05%  

Embedded Systems
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Embedded Systems as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Embedded Systems in England

Embedded Systems
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Embedded Systems in England

Embedded Systems
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Embedded Systems in England over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Embedded Systems in England

Embedded Systems
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Embedded Systems in England

Embedded Systems
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Embedded Systems in England over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Embedded Systems in England

Embedded Systems
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 3 months to 29 June 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
South West +2 10 £388 +19.23% 8
East of England -4 9 £438 +75.00% 19
London -28 9 £388 -18.42% 4
North of England +65 8 £375 - 4
Midlands +10 6 £340 -9.33% 6
South East 0 6 £550 +59.42% 5
East Midlands - 5 £340 - 1
Yorkshire +24 4 £275 - 1
North East - 3 - - 2
North West +26 1 £475 - 1
West Midlands +13 1 - - 5
Embedded Systems
UK

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 England region with a requirement for Embedded Systems.

1 46 (54.12%) C
2 38 (44.71%) C++
3 34 (40.00%) Software Engineering
4 32 (37.65%) Linux
5 19 (22.35%) Embedded C
6 18 (21.18%) Configuration Management
6 18 (21.18%) Python
7 17 (20.00%) Windows
8 15 (17.65%) Automotive
8 15 (17.65%) Security Cleared
9 12 (14.12%) Telecoms
10 11 (12.94%) Java
10 11 (12.94%) C#
10 11 (12.94%) SC Cleared
11 10 (11.76%) Firmware
12 9 (10.59%) UML
12 9 (10.59%) Device Driver
12 9 (10.59%) Validation
12 9 (10.59%) STB
12 9 (10.59%) Test Automation
12 9 (10.59%) Degree
13 8 (9.41%) Computer Science
13 8 (9.41%) Git (software)
13 8 (9.41%) Rational DOORS
13 8 (9.41%) DVB
14 7 (8.24%) Digital TV
14 7 (8.24%) Middleware
14 7 (8.24%) Bluetooth
14 7 (8.24%) Perl
14 7 (8.24%) Agile Software Development

Embedded Systems
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (2.35%) ArcGIS
2 1 (1.18%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.18%) AutoCAD
1 1 (1.18%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (1.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.35%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.18%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.18%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.41%) DVB
2 7 (8.24%) Bluetooth
3 6 (7.06%) Wireless
4 5 (5.88%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (4.71%) Ethernet
5 4 (4.71%) UPnP
6 3 (3.53%) 3G
6 3 (3.53%) DLNA
6 3 (3.53%) DOCSIS
6 3 (3.53%) FlexRay
6 3 (3.53%) HTTP
6 3 (3.53%) Internet
6 3 (3.53%) VLAN
7 2 (2.35%) 4G
7 2 (2.35%) SpaceWire
7 2 (2.35%) WiMAX
8 1 (1.18%) RS-232
8 1 (1.18%) RS-485
8 1 (1.18%) SSL
8 1 (1.18%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.53%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.35%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.18%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (1.18%) Amazon Redshift
3 1 (1.18%) MySQL
3 1 (1.18%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.18%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.18%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 8 (9.41%) Git (software)
1 8 (9.41%) Rational DOORS
2 6 (7.06%) Bugzilla
3 4 (4.71%) ClearCase
3 4 (4.71%) Jenkins
3 4 (4.71%) JIRA
3 4 (4.71%) Visual Studio
4 3 (3.53%) Ant
4 3 (3.53%) ClearQuest
4 3 (3.53%) Gerrit
4 3 (3.53%) Rational Rhapsody
5 2 (2.35%) GCC
5 2 (2.35%) Subversion
6 1 (1.18%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.18%) LabVIEW
6 1 (1.18%) SonarQube
6 1 (1.18%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.18%) WiX
General
1 15 (17.65%) Automotive
2 12 (14.12%) Telecoms
3 7 (8.24%) Electronics
4 5 (5.88%) Finance
5 4 (4.71%) Aerospace
5 4 (4.71%) Avionics
6 3 (3.53%) Manufacturing
7 2 (2.35%) Publishing
8 1 (1.18%) Marketing
8 1 (1.18%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 28 (32.94%) Software Engineer
2 23 (27.06%) Developer
3 16 (18.82%) Embedded Engineer
4 12 (14.12%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 9 (10.59%) Systems Engineer
6 7 (8.24%) C++ Developer
6 7 (8.24%) Embedded Developer
6 7 (8.24%) Software Developer
7 6 (7.06%) Architect
7 6 (7.06%) Test Engineer
8 5 (5.88%) C Developer
8 5 (5.88%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
9 4 (4.71%) Android Developer
9 4 (4.71%) Development Engineer
9 4 (4.71%) Embedded C Developer
9 4 (4.71%) Embedded Software Developer
9 4 (4.71%) iOS Developer
9 4 (4.71%) Software Development Engineer
9 4 (4.71%) Systems Architect
10 3 (3.53%) Test Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.24%) Middleware
2 5 (5.88%) HTML
2 5 (5.88%) HTML5
3 4 (4.71%) OpenGL
3 4 (4.71%) OpenGL ES
3 4 (4.71%) POSIX
3 4 (4.71%) XML
4 3 (3.53%) .NET
4 3 (3.53%) Qt
5 2 (2.35%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 2 (2.35%) Google Maps API
5 2 (2.35%) WebKit
5 2 (2.35%) WPF
6 1 (1.18%) CSS
6 1 (1.18%) JSON
6 1 (1.18%) LINQ
6 1 (1.18%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.59%) Device Driver
1 9 (10.59%) STB
2 8 (9.41%) Computer Science
3 7 (8.24%) Digital TV
4 5 (5.88%) Algorithms
4 5 (5.88%) Mobile App
5 4 (4.71%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 4 (4.71%) Over-the-Top Content
6 3 (3.53%) Internet of Things
6 3 (3.53%) iPhone
7 2 (2.35%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.35%) Augmented Reality
7 2 (2.35%) Data Structures
7 2 (2.35%) Smartphone
7 2 (2.35%) Streaming Media
7 2 (2.35%) VHDL
8 1 (1.18%) IPTV
8 1 (1.18%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.18%) MPEG
8 1 (1.18%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 32 (37.65%) Linux
2 17 (20.00%) Windows
3 6 (7.06%) Android
3 6 (7.06%) Apple iOS
4 3 (3.53%) Embedded Linux
5 2 (2.35%) Debian
5 2 (2.35%) Mac OS
5 2 (2.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.35%) Tizen
5 2 (2.35%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.18%) uClinux
6 1 (1.18%) VxWorks
6 1 (1.18%) Windows Embedded Compact
6 1 (1.18%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (40.00%) Software Engineering
2 18 (21.18%) Configuration Management
3 9 (10.59%) Test Automation
3 9 (10.59%) UML
3 9 (10.59%) Validation
4 7 (8.24%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (8.24%) Embedded Software Development
4 7 (8.24%) SysML
5 6 (7.06%) iOS Development
5 6 (7.06%) Requirements Management
5 6 (7.06%) Scrum
6 5 (5.88%) Android Development
6 5 (5.88%) Software Testing
7 4 (4.71%) Device Driver Development
7 4 (4.71%) Multithreading
7 4 (4.71%) Project Management
7 4 (4.71%) Regression Testing
7 4 (4.71%) Test Planning
8 3 (3.53%) Test Scripting
8 3 (3.53%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 46 (54.12%) C
2 38 (44.71%) C++
3 19 (22.35%) Embedded C
4 18 (21.18%) Python
5 11 (12.94%) C#
5 11 (12.94%) Java
6 7 (8.24%) Perl
7 5 (5.88%) Objective-C
7 5 (5.88%) SQL
8 4 (4.71%) ANSI C
8 4 (4.71%) GLSL
8 4 (4.71%) Tcl
9 3 (3.53%) Apple Swift
9 3 (3.53%) Assembly Language
9 3 (3.53%) Embedded C++
9 3 (3.53%) MATLAB
9 3 (3.53%) Shell Script
10 2 (2.35%) Bash Shell
10 2 (2.35%) PHP
10 2 (2.35%) XAML
Qualifications
1 15 (17.65%) Security Cleared
2 11 (12.94%) SC Cleared
3 9 (10.59%) Degree
4 2 (2.35%) ISEB
5 1 (1.18%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.18%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.18%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.71%) DO-178B
2 3 (3.53%) MISRA
2 3 (3.53%) MISRA C
3 2 (2.35%) ECSS
3 2 (2.35%) QA
4 1 (1.18%) IEC 61508
4 1 (1.18%) ISO 26262
4 1 (1.18%) PMO
System Software
1 10 (11.76%) Firmware
2 3 (3.53%) Cygwin
Systems Management
1 1 (1.18%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (3.53%) Microsoft
1 3 (3.53%) VMware
2 2 (2.35%) Atlassian
2 2 (2.35%) Cisco
2 2 (2.35%) ESRI
2 2 (2.35%) Google
2 2 (2.35%) Red Hat
2 2 (2.35%) SAP
2 2 (2.35%) Xamarin
3 1 (1.18%) Assembla
3 1 (1.18%) HP
3 1 (1.18%) IBM
3 1 (1.18%) Oracle
3 1 (1.18%) QNX
3 1 (1.18%) Xilinx
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