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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Embedded Systems
UK / England
Rank 536 521 547
Rank change year-on-year -15 +26  
Contract jobs citing Embedded Systems 41 91 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.099% 0.19% 0.092%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.31% 0.60% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 45 6
Median daily rate £360 £420 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.28% +12.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £381 £380
% change year-on-year -6.88% +0.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 31 15
Median hourly rate £45.00 £43.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +7.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.30 £35.00 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £51.50 £47.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £43.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +4.65% +7.50%  

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 13245 15176 14631
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 32.11% 31.18% 30.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 8568 10017 8972
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 501 519 604
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.54 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.17% +18.63%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £51.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.25 £29.00 £18.83
% change year-on-year -33.62% +54.05%  

Embedded Systems
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Embedded Systems as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

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 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 23 March 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 23 March 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
East of England +3 11 £400 +6.66% 8
London -4 11 £360 -14.28% 3
South East -13 8 £373 -6.28% 9
East Midlands +1 6 £450 -
West Midlands +13 2 £300 - 1
South West -5 2 - - 9
Yorkshire +7 1 £350 +27.27% 3
Embedded Systems
UK

Embedded Systems
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 54 (54.55%) C++
2 53 (53.54%) C
3 39 (39.39%) Software Engineering
4 34 (34.34%) Linux
5 28 (28.28%) Python
6 27 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (19.19%) JIRA
8 17 (17.17%) Security Cleared
8 17 (17.17%) Git (software)
8 17 (17.17%) Windows
9 16 (16.16%) C#
10 15 (15.15%) Perl
11 14 (14.14%) Unix
11 14 (14.14%) Configuration Management
11 14 (14.14%) STB
11 14 (14.14%) Scrum
12 12 (12.12%) VoIP
12 12 (12.12%) Bash Shell
12 12 (12.12%) Ruby
13 11 (11.11%) SC Cleared
13 11 (11.11%) Embedded C
13 11 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
14 10 (10.10%) Telecoms
14 10 (10.10%) TCP/IP
14 10 (10.10%) Java
14 10 (10.10%) Computer Science
14 10 (10.10%) Confluence
14 10 (10.10%) Embedded Software Development
14 10 (10.10%) Jenkins
14 10 (10.10%) Mobile App

Embedded Systems
Top Related 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 10 (10.10%) Confluence
2 9 (9.09%) Apache Qpid
3 4 (4.04%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (2.02%) Simulink
2 1 (1.01%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.01%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (1.01%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.07%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (4.04%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (4.04%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.01%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (12.12%) VoIP
2 11 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
3 10 (10.10%) TCP/IP
4 9 (9.09%) DVB
4 9 (9.09%) HTTP
5 7 (7.07%) AMQP
5 7 (7.07%) Wireshark
6 6 (6.06%) Bluetooth
6 6 (6.06%) Internet
7 5 (5.05%) Ethernet
7 5 (5.05%) Network Security
7 5 (5.05%) PSTN
7 5 (5.05%) ZigBee
8 3 (3.03%) SSL
8 3 (3.03%) VLAN
9 2 (2.02%) SNMP
9 2 (2.02%) WiMAX
9 2 (2.02%) Wireless
10 1 (1.01%) RFID
10 1 (1.01%) UPnP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.04%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 4 (4.04%) Amazon Redshift
1 4 (4.04%) PostgreSQL
1 4 (4.04%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.01%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (1.01%) Apache Hive
2 1 (1.01%) Big Data
2 1 (1.01%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.01%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.01%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 19 (19.19%) JIRA
2 17 (17.17%) Git (software)
3 10 (10.10%) Jenkins
4 9 (9.09%) Subversion
5 8 (8.08%) CMake
6 7 (7.07%) Bitbucket
6 7 (7.07%) GoogleTest
6 7 (7.07%) Valgrind
7 4 (4.04%) Rational DOORS
8 3 (3.03%) Gerrit
9 2 (2.02%) Ant
9 2 (2.02%) Visual Studio
10 1 (1.01%) ClearCase
10 1 (1.01%) LabVIEW
10 1 (1.01%) Qt Creator
10 1 (1.01%) Rational Rhapsody
10 1 (1.01%) TeamCity
10 1 (1.01%) Trac
10 1 (1.01%) WiX
General
1 10 (10.10%) Telecoms
2 9 (9.09%) Electronics
3 8 (8.08%) Automotive
4 7 (7.07%) Finance
5 6 (6.06%) Manufacturing
6 4 (4.04%) Retail
7 2 (2.02%) Avionics
7 2 (2.02%) Publishing
8 1 (1.01%) Banking
8 1 (1.01%) Billing
8 1 (1.01%) Marketing
8 1 (1.01%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 34 (34.34%) Software Engineer
2 21 (21.21%) Developer
3 15 (15.15%) Embedded Engineer
4 14 (14.14%) C++ Developer
5 13 (13.13%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 11 (11.11%) Architect
7 6 (6.06%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
8 5 (5.05%) Solutions Architect
8 5 (5.05%) Systems Architect
8 5 (5.05%) Test Engineer
9 4 (4.04%) Android Developer
9 4 (4.04%) C Software Engineer
9 4 (4.04%) C++ Software Engineer
9 4 (4.04%) C++/Java Developer
9 4 (4.04%) Embedded Developer
9 4 (4.04%) Java Developer
9 4 (4.04%) Middleware Engineer
9 4 (4.04%) Senior Architect
9 4 (4.04%) Senior Systems Architect
10 3 (3.03%) Android Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.08%) Middleware
2 7 (7.07%) .NET
2 7 (7.07%) JSON
2 7 (7.07%) RESTful
2 7 (7.07%) STL
3 6 (6.06%) OpenGL
4 5 (5.05%) OpenGL ES
4 5 (5.05%) XML
5 4 (4.04%) HTML
6 2 (2.02%) HTML5
6 2 (2.02%) JSON-LD
6 2 (2.02%) LINQ
6 2 (2.02%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (2.02%) SAML
6 2 (2.02%) Web Services
6 2 (2.02%) WebKit
7 1 (1.01%) Kafka
7 1 (1.01%) Spring
7 1 (1.01%) Spring Cloud
7 1 (1.01%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 14 (14.14%) STB
2 10 (10.10%) Algorithms
2 10 (10.10%) Computer Science
2 10 (10.10%) Mobile App
3 9 (9.09%) Device Driver
4 5 (5.05%) Digital TV
4 5 (5.05%) Internet of Things
5 4 (4.04%) IPTV
5 4 (4.04%) Linux Command Line
5 4 (4.04%) Smartphone
6 3 (3.03%) Augmented Reality
7 2 (2.02%) Data Structures
7 2 (2.02%) Digital Media
7 2 (2.02%) Semantic Web
7 2 (2.02%) Streaming Media
7 2 (2.02%) W3C
8 1 (1.01%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.01%) Enterprise Cloud
8 1 (1.01%) Machine to Machine
8 1 (1.01%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 34 (34.34%) Linux
2 17 (17.17%) Windows
3 14 (14.14%) Unix
4 9 (9.09%) Android
5 7 (7.07%) Apple iOS
5 7 (7.07%) CentOS
6 5 (5.05%) Embedded Linux
7 4 (4.04%) Windows Server
8 3 (3.03%) Tizen
9 2 (2.02%) Windows Embedded Compact
10 1 (1.01%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (39.39%) Software Engineering
2 27 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (14.14%) Configuration Management
3 14 (14.14%) Scrum
4 10 (10.10%) Embedded Software Development
4 10 (10.10%) Mentoring
5 9 (9.09%) Android Development
6 8 (8.08%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (8.08%) Memory Management
7 7 (7.07%) Automated Testing
7 7 (7.07%) Functional Testing
7 7 (7.07%) iOS Development
7 7 (7.07%) Mathematics
7 7 (7.07%) Requirements Management
8 6 (6.06%) Mobile Application Development
8 6 (6.06%) Multithreading
8 6 (6.06%) Open Source
8 6 (6.06%) Software Architecture
8 6 (6.06%) Test Automation
9 5 (5.05%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 54 (54.55%) C++
2 53 (53.54%) C
3 28 (28.28%) Python
4 16 (16.16%) C#
5 15 (15.15%) Perl
6 12 (12.12%) Bash Shell
6 12 (12.12%) Ruby
7 11 (11.11%) Embedded C
8 10 (10.10%) Java
9 5 (5.05%) GLSL
9 5 (5.05%) MATLAB
10 4 (4.04%) ANSI C
10 4 (4.04%) SQL
11 3 (3.03%) Objective-C
11 3 (3.03%) Shell Script
12 2 (2.02%) Assembly Language
12 2 (2.02%) Embedded C++
12 2 (2.02%) PHP
12 2 (2.02%) SPARQL
13 1 (1.01%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 17 (17.17%) Security Cleared
2 11 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 9 (9.09%) Degree
4 6 (6.06%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.02%) MBA
5 2 (2.02%) PhD
6 1 (1.01%) ACCA
6 1 (1.01%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.04%) MISRA
1 4 (4.04%) MISRA C
2 1 (1.01%) DO-178B
2 1 (1.01%) QA
2 1 (1.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (8.08%) Docker
2 2 (2.02%) Firmware
2 2 (2.02%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 1 (1.01%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.01%) Marathon
1 1 (1.01%) Mesos
Vendors
1 8 (8.08%) SAP
2 7 (7.07%) Google
3 4 (4.04%) EMC
3 4 (4.04%) Microsoft
4 3 (3.03%) VMware
5 2 (2.02%) BT
5 2 (2.02%) Cisco
5 2 (2.02%) Xamarin
6 1 (1.01%) Apigee
6 1 (1.01%) Assembla
6 1 (1.01%) HP
6 1 (1.01%) Huawei
6 1 (1.01%) IBM
6 1 (1.01%) QNX
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