Period
to 19 November 2017

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 6 months to 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 731 721 741
Rank change year-on-year -10 +20 +1
Contract jobs citing Embedded Systems 111 143 120
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.12% 0.15% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.35% 0.44% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 80 25
England median daily rate £375 £375 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.94% -16.25%
10th Percentile £297 £262 £259
90th Percentile £494 £655 £443
UK median daily rate £375 £370 £335
% change year-on-year +1.35% +10.45% -13.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 19 37
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.19% -1.18% +13.33%
10th Percentile £37.50 £34.90 £32.80
90th Percentile £58.75 £46.35 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +13.33%

Embedded Systems is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following 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.

All Generic IT Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 31569 32361 34347
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 33.86% 33.23% 32.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 21171 21383 22212
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £255 £250
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 903 1110 1348
England median hourly rate £20.50 £20.75 £19.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.20% +9.04% +5.72%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.72 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £46.83
UK median hourly rate £20.66 £20.75 £19.50
% change year-on-year -0.46% +6.41% +8.33%

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 6 months to 19 November 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 6 months to 19 November 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
East of England +22 48 £375 +13.64% 12
London -57 25 £400 -11.11% 6
South West +5 15 £400 +9.59% 6
North of England +67 12 £275 - 6
Yorkshire +28 7 £275 -
South East -23 6 £425 +41.67% 5
North East +73 5 £658 - 1
Midlands +19 4 £395 +9.72% 3
West Midlands +19 2 £390 +8.33% 1
East Midlands +10 2 £400 -60.00% 1
Embedded Systems
UK

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 61 (54.95%) C
2 47 (42.34%) C++
3 46 (41.44%) Software Engineering
4 44 (39.64%) Python
5 40 (36.04%) Linux
6 32 (28.83%) Embedded C
7 28 (25.23%) Agile Software Development
8 26 (23.42%) Wireless
9 24 (21.62%) Telecoms
10 23 (20.72%) Electronics
10 23 (20.72%) Degree
10 23 (20.72%) Computer Science
11 22 (19.82%) Bluetooth
12 21 (18.92%) Device Driver
13 20 (18.02%) Test Automation
14 16 (14.41%) Firmware
15 15 (13.51%) Wi-Fi
16 13 (11.71%) Perforce
17 11 (9.91%) Git (software)
17 11 (9.91%) Security Cleared
17 11 (9.91%) UML
17 11 (9.91%) Windows
18 10 (9.01%) Embedded C++
18 10 (9.01%) Automotive
18 10 (9.01%) Mathematics
18 10 (9.01%) Device Driver Development
19 9 (8.11%) Signal Processing
19 9 (8.11%) JIRA
19 9 (8.11%) Multithreading
19 9 (8.11%) SC Cleared

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 3 (2.70%) ArcGIS
2 2 (1.80%) Confluence
3 1 (0.90%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 5 (4.50%) Simulink
2 1 (0.90%) GNU Octave
2 1 (0.90%) SOLIDWORKS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.90%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 26 (23.42%) Wireless
2 22 (19.82%) Bluetooth
3 15 (13.51%) Wi-Fi
4 7 (6.31%) HTTP
4 7 (6.31%) TCP/IP
5 5 (4.50%) 3G
6 2 (1.80%) DHCP
6 2 (1.80%) DNS
6 2 (1.80%) Ethernet
6 2 (1.80%) Firewall
6 2 (1.80%) Internet
6 2 (1.80%) SpaceWire
6 2 (1.80%) VPN
7 1 (0.90%) 4G
7 1 (0.90%) 802.11
7 1 (0.90%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.90%) Big Data
2 1 (0.90%) MongoDB
2 1 (0.90%) MySQL
2 1 (0.90%) NoSQL
2 1 (0.90%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 11 (9.91%) Git (software)
2 9 (8.11%) JIRA
3 7 (6.31%) Rational DOORS
3 7 (6.31%) Subversion
4 5 (4.50%) Rational Rhapsody
5 4 (3.60%) Visual Studio
6 3 (2.70%) Bugzilla
6 3 (2.70%) ClearCase
6 3 (2.70%) ClearQuest
6 3 (2.70%) GCC
7 2 (1.80%) Eclipse
7 2 (1.80%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.90%) LabVIEW
8 1 (0.90%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.90%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.90%) VectorCAST
8 1 (0.90%) WiX
General
1 24 (21.62%) Telecoms
2 23 (20.72%) Electronics
3 10 (9.01%) Automotive
4 6 (5.41%) Finance
5 5 (4.50%) Aerospace
6 3 (2.70%) Avionics
7 2 (1.80%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.80%) Military
Job Titles
1 46 (41.44%) Embedded Engineer
2 34 (30.63%) Software Engineer
3 22 (19.82%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 19 (17.12%) Developer
5 12 (10.81%) Bluetooth Engineer
5 12 (10.81%) C++ Software Engineer
5 12 (10.81%) Tester
6 10 (9.01%) C Software Engineer
6 10 (9.01%) Embedded C Engineer
6 10 (9.01%) Embedded C Software Engineer
6 10 (9.01%) Embedded C++ Engineer
6 10 (9.01%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
6 10 (9.01%) Test Automation Engineer
6 10 (9.01%) Test Engineer
7 9 (8.11%) Automation Tester
7 9 (8.11%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
7 9 (8.11%) C/C++ Software Engineer
7 9 (8.11%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
7 9 (8.11%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
7 9 (8.11%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.31%) Middleware
1 7 (6.31%) RESTful
2 6 (5.41%) JSON
3 3 (2.70%) HTML
3 3 (2.70%) WPF
4 2 (1.80%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 2 (1.80%) XML
5 1 (0.90%) .NET
5 1 (0.90%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.90%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (0.90%) Google Maps API
5 1 (0.90%) LINQ
5 1 (0.90%) OpenGL
5 1 (0.90%) POSIX
5 1 (0.90%) Qt
5 1 (0.90%) STL
5 1 (0.90%) Swing
5 1 (0.90%) TensorFlow
5 1 (0.90%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 23 (20.72%) Computer Science
2 21 (18.92%) Device Driver
3 6 (5.41%) Digital TV
3 6 (5.41%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 5 (4.50%) Verilog
5 4 (3.60%) Algorithms
6 3 (2.70%) STB
7 1 (0.90%) ASIC
7 1 (0.90%) CCTV
7 1 (0.90%) iPhone
7 1 (0.90%) IPTV
7 1 (0.90%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.90%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.90%) Over-the-Top Content
7 1 (0.90%) State Machine
7 1 (0.90%) SWIFT
7 1 (0.90%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 40 (36.04%) Linux
2 11 (9.91%) Windows
3 8 (7.21%) Embedded Linux
4 5 (4.50%) Android
4 5 (4.50%) Ubuntu
5 2 (1.80%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.80%) Debian
5 2 (1.80%) Mac OS
5 2 (1.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.80%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.90%) Unix
6 1 (0.90%) Windows Embedded Compact
6 1 (0.90%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (41.44%) Software Engineering
2 28 (25.23%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (18.02%) Test Automation
4 11 (9.91%) UML
5 10 (9.01%) Device Driver Development
5 10 (9.01%) Mathematics
6 9 (8.11%) Multithreading
6 9 (8.11%) Signal Processing
7 8 (7.21%) Scrum
8 7 (6.31%) OO
8 7 (6.31%) Requirements Analysis
9 6 (5.41%) API Development
9 6 (5.41%) Functional Testing
9 6 (5.41%) Non-Functional Testing
10 5 (4.50%) Integration Testing
10 5 (4.50%) SysML
10 5 (4.50%) Validation
11 4 (3.60%) Configuration Management
11 4 (3.60%) Physics
11 4 (3.60%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 61 (54.95%) C
2 47 (42.34%) C++
3 44 (39.64%) Python
4 32 (28.83%) Embedded C
5 10 (9.01%) Embedded C++
6 9 (8.11%) Java
7 6 (5.41%) C#
7 6 (5.41%) MATLAB
7 6 (5.41%) R
7 6 (5.41%) SQL
8 5 (4.50%) Ada
8 5 (4.50%) Ada 95
9 3 (2.70%) JavaScript
9 3 (2.70%) XAML
10 2 (1.80%) Apple Swift
10 2 (1.80%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.90%) ANSI C
11 1 (0.90%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 23 (20.72%) Degree
2 11 (9.91%) Security Cleared
3 9 (8.11%) SC Cleared
4 7 (6.31%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (4.50%) ISEB
6 1 (0.90%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.21%) DO-178B
2 6 (5.41%) QA
3 2 (1.80%) ECSS
4 1 (0.90%) GDPR
4 1 (0.90%) IEC 61508
4 1 (0.90%) IEC 62304
4 1 (0.90%) MISRA
4 1 (0.90%) MISRA C
4 1 (0.90%) PMO
System Software
1 16 (14.41%) Firmware
2 7 (6.31%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
3 3 (2.70%) Cygwin
4 1 (0.90%) Virtual Desktop
Vendors
1 13 (11.71%) Perforce
2 3 (2.70%) ESRI
2 3 (2.70%) Remedy
3 2 (1.80%) Google
3 2 (1.80%) HP
3 2 (1.80%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.80%) Red Hat
3 2 (1.80%) ThinPrint
4 1 (0.90%) Atlassian