The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Embedded Systems in contract job vacancies advertised in London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Embedded Systems over the 3 months to 27 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
England / London
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 415 385 426
Rank change year-on-year -30 +41  
Contract jobs citing Embedded Systems 9 42 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.043% 0.19% 0.035%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.11% 0.52% 0.094%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 29 0
Median daily rate £388 £475 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.42% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £320
% change year-on-year +9.58% +14.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £32.50 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.75% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.88 £43.00 £39.75
% change year-on-year -2.61% +8.17%  

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 London with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 7968 8146 8471
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 38.28% 37.40% 36.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 5701 5893 5999
Median daily rate £515 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.42% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 107 140
Median hourly rate £21.20 £20.26 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.63% +1.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.43 £12.50 £14.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £52.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.88
% change year-on-year +8.69% +21.82%  

Embedded Systems
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 London

Embedded Systems
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Embedded Systems in London

Embedded Systems
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Embedded Systems in London

For the 6 months to 27 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 London region with a requirement for Embedded Systems.

1 12 (60.00%) C++
1 12 (60.00%) C
2 10 (50.00%) Linux
3 7 (35.00%) Software Engineering
4 5 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 5 (25.00%) Electronics
4 5 (25.00%) OpenGL
4 5 (25.00%) Embedded C
4 5 (25.00%) Windows
4 5 (25.00%) GLSL
4 5 (25.00%) Embedded Software Development
4 5 (25.00%) OpenGL ES
5 4 (20.00%) Firmware
5 4 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (20.00%) Device Driver
6 3 (15.00%) Objective-C
6 3 (15.00%) Android
6 3 (15.00%) iPhone
6 3 (15.00%) Augmented Reality
6 3 (15.00%) iOS Development
6 3 (15.00%) Device Driver Development
6 3 (15.00%) Tizen
6 3 (15.00%) Apple Swift
6 3 (15.00%) Open Source
6 3 (15.00%) Apple iOS
7 2 (10.00%) 4G
7 2 (10.00%) Android Development
7 2 (10.00%) Validation
7 2 (10.00%) Wireless
7 2 (10.00%) Bluetooth

Embedded Systems
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 4 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (10.00%) 4G
2 2 (10.00%) Bluetooth
2 2 (10.00%) WiMAX
2 2 (10.00%) Wireless
3 1 (5.00%) DVB
3 1 (5.00%) GPRS
3 1 (5.00%) HTTP
3 1 (5.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Gerrit
1 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (5.00%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (25.00%) Electronics
2 1 (5.00%) Multimedia
2 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (55.00%) Developer
2 7 (35.00%) Software Engineer
3 5 (25.00%) Embedded Developer
4 4 (20.00%) Embedded Engineer
4 4 (20.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 3 (15.00%) Embedded Software Developer
5 3 (15.00%) iOS Developer
5 3 (15.00%) Software Developer
6 2 (10.00%) Android Developer
6 2 (10.00%) Android Engineer
6 2 (10.00%) C Developer
6 2 (10.00%) C++ Developer
6 2 (10.00%) Developer/Software Engineer
6 2 (10.00%) Embedded C Developer
6 2 (10.00%) Graphics Developer
7 1 (5.00%) C Software Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) C# Developer
7 1 (5.00%) Embedded C Software Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) Real Time Software Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) Software Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) OpenGL
1 5 (25.00%) OpenGL ES
2 2 (10.00%) Google Maps API
3 1 (5.00%) LINQ
3 1 (5.00%) Middleware
3 1 (5.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Device Driver
2 3 (15.00%) Augmented Reality
2 3 (15.00%) iPhone
3 2 (10.00%) Streaming Media
4 1 (5.00%) Algorithms
4 1 (5.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (5.00%) STB
Operating Systems
1 10 (50.00%) Linux
2 5 (25.00%) Windows
3 3 (15.00%) Android
3 3 (15.00%) Apple iOS
3 3 (15.00%) Tizen
4 1 (5.00%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Software Engineering
2 5 (25.00%) Embedded Software Development
2 5 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 3 (15.00%) Device Driver Development
3 3 (15.00%) iOS Development
3 3 (15.00%) Open Source
4 2 (10.00%) Android Development
4 2 (10.00%) Validation
5 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.00%) Configuration Management
5 1 (5.00%) Cross-Platform Development
5 1 (5.00%) Cryptography
5 1 (5.00%) HOOD
5 1 (5.00%) Multithreading
5 1 (5.00%) Scrum
5 1 (5.00%) Test Automation
5 1 (5.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 12 (60.00%) C
1 12 (60.00%) C++
2 5 (25.00%) Embedded C
2 5 (25.00%) GLSL
3 3 (15.00%) Apple Swift
3 3 (15.00%) Objective-C
4 1 (5.00%) C#
4 1 (5.00%) Embedded C++
4 1 (5.00%) Java
4 1 (5.00%) Python
4 1 (5.00%) SQL
System Software
1 4 (20.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (10.00%) Google
2 1 (5.00%) Cisco
2 1 (5.00%) VMware
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