Period
to 14 December 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Embedded Systems in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Embedded Systems over the 6 months to 14 December 2018 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 > South East
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 338 369 341
Rank change year-on-year +31 -28 -4
Contract jobs citing Embedded Systems 44 6 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.26% 0.036% 0.21%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.83% 0.12% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 2 17
South East median daily rate £373 £550 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -32.18% +83.33% -15.97%
10th Percentile £325 £435 £258
90th Percentile £489 £685 £500
England median daily rate £445 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +18.67% +2.74% +8.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 2 7
South East median hourly rate £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.75% - -11.11%
10th Percentile £41.25 £37.50 £35.65
90th Percentile £53.75 £42.50 £49.05
England median hourly rate £45.75 £42.25 £42.25
% change year-on-year +8.28% - -0.59%

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 the South East with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 5,305 5,044 4,993
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 31.40% 30.00% 30.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,173 2,926 2,842
South East median daily rate £433 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.13% - +3.23%
10th Percentile £250 £213 £213
90th Percentile £588 £570 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 202 236 286
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £19.34 £21.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.41% -8.24% +10.76%
10th Percentile £11.55 £10.75 £11.90
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £54.38
England median hourly rate £20.25 £20.66 £20.00
% change year-on-year -1.98% +3.28% +5.10%

Embedded Systems
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Embedded Systems as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Embedded Systems in the South East

Embedded Systems
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Embedded Systems in the South East

Embedded Systems
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Embedded Systems in the South East over the 6 months to 14 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Embedded Systems in the South East

Embedded Systems
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Embedded Systems in the South East

Embedded Systems
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 14 December 2018. 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 Sussex - 12 - - 5
Thames Valley +28 10 £367 -45.70% 18
Surrey - 10 £480 - 9
Berkshire -4 8 £367 -45.70% 4
Hampshire -16 5 £385 -9.41% 5
Kent - 5 - - 4
Oxfordshire +17 2 - - 10
West Sussex - 2 - - 2
Embedded Systems
England

For the 6 months to 14 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Embedded Systems also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South East region with a requirement for Embedded Systems.

1 27 (61.36%) C
1 27 (61.36%) Software Engineering
2 24 (54.55%) C++
3 22 (50.00%) Python
4 16 (36.36%) Automotive
5 15 (34.09%) Embedded C++
6 13 (29.55%) Embedded C
7 11 (25.00%) MATLAB
7 11 (25.00%) Unit Testing
8 10 (22.73%) Bash Shell
8 10 (22.73%) Simulink
9 9 (20.45%) Manufacturing
9 9 (20.45%) Lua
9 9 (20.45%) MISRA
10 8 (18.18%) Subversion
10 8 (18.18%) Electronics
10 8 (18.18%) C#
10 8 (18.18%) Windows
11 7 (15.91%) Linux
12 6 (13.64%) Ethernet
12 6 (13.64%) Git (software)
12 6 (13.64%) Mercurial
13 5 (11.36%) Software Architecture
13 5 (11.36%) MISRA C
13 5 (11.36%) FMEA
13 5 (11.36%) Signal Processing
13 5 (11.36%) Test Planning
13 5 (11.36%) RS-232
13 5 (11.36%) Degree
13 5 (11.36%) Visual Studio

Embedded Systems
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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:

Applications
1 10 (22.73%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.64%) Ethernet
2 5 (11.36%) RS-232
3 4 (9.09%) RFID
4 2 (4.55%) 3GPP
4 2 (4.55%) LTE
4 2 (4.55%) TCP/IP
4 2 (4.55%) Wireless
5 1 (2.27%) DVB
5 1 (2.27%) HTTP
5 1 (2.27%) NAS
5 1 (2.27%) NFC
Development Applications
1 8 (18.18%) Subversion
2 6 (13.64%) Git (software)
2 6 (13.64%) Mercurial
3 5 (11.36%) Visual Studio
4 4 (9.09%) ClearCase
5 3 (6.82%) CMake
6 1 (2.27%) Ant
6 1 (2.27%) LabVIEW
General
1 16 (36.36%) Automotive
2 9 (20.45%) Manufacturing
3 8 (18.18%) Electronics
4 3 (6.82%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.27%) Aerospace
5 1 (2.27%) Law
Job Titles
1 15 (34.09%) Software Engineer
2 14 (31.82%) Embedded Engineer
3 12 (27.27%) Systems Engineer
4 11 (25.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 9 (20.45%) Developer
6 8 (18.18%) C++ Developer
6 8 (18.18%) Embedded C++ Developer
6 8 (18.18%) Embedded Developer
7 6 (13.64%) C Software Engineer
7 6 (13.64%) Embedded C Engineer
7 6 (13.64%) Embedded C Software Engineer
8 5 (11.36%) Electronics Engineer
8 5 (11.36%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
8 5 (11.36%) Senior Software Engineer
9 4 (9.09%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
9 4 (9.09%) C/C++ Software Engineer
9 4 (9.09%) C++ Software Engineer
9 4 (9.09%) Senior C Software Engineer
9 4 (9.09%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
9 4 (9.09%) Senior Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.82%) .NET
2 2 (4.55%) OpenGL
2 2 (4.55%) OpenGL ES
2 2 (4.55%) Vulkan
3 1 (2.27%) DirectX
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.09%) Algorithms
2 2 (4.55%) Device Driver
3 1 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.27%) Arduino
3 1 (2.27%) ASIC
3 1 (2.27%) BeagleBone
3 1 (2.27%) Digital TV
3 1 (2.27%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (2.27%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 8 (18.18%) Windows
2 7 (15.91%) Linux
3 3 (6.82%) Android
4 1 (2.27%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (61.36%) Software Engineering
2 11 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 5 (11.36%) FMEA
3 5 (11.36%) Signal Processing
3 5 (11.36%) Software Architecture
3 5 (11.36%) Test Planning
4 4 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (9.09%) Computer Science
4 4 (9.09%) Digital Signal Processing
5 3 (6.82%) Configuration Management
5 3 (6.82%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (6.82%) Programme Management
5 3 (6.82%) UML
6 2 (4.55%) Device Driver Development
6 2 (4.55%) Mathematics
6 2 (4.55%) Memory Management
6 2 (4.55%) Multithreading
6 2 (4.55%) Performance Analysis
6 2 (4.55%) Physics
6 2 (4.55%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 27 (61.36%) C
2 24 (54.55%) C++
3 22 (50.00%) Python
4 15 (34.09%) Embedded C++
5 13 (29.55%) Embedded C
6 11 (25.00%) MATLAB
7 10 (22.73%) Bash Shell
8 9 (20.45%) Lua
9 8 (18.18%) C#
10 5 (11.36%) Assembly Language
11 2 (4.55%) Perl
12 1 (2.27%) GLSL
12 1 (2.27%) HLSL
Qualifications
1 5 (11.36%) Degree
2 2 (4.55%) Master's Degree
2 2 (4.55%) SC Cleared
2 2 (4.55%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.27%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (20.45%) MISRA
2 5 (11.36%) MISRA C
3 4 (9.09%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 5 (11.36%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (2.27%) Apple