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 3 months to 24 April 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 / South East
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 242 242 251
Rank change year-on-year 0 +9  
Contract jobs citing Embedded Systems 11 33 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.14% 0.34% 0.23%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.44% 1.09% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 13 5
Median daily rate £473 £388 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.93% +1.97%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £272 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £472 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £378 £381 £365
% change year-on-year -0.98% +4.45%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 14 5
Median hourly rate £39.00 £45.25 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.81% +11.72%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £38.50 £38.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.20 £49.25 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -2.35% +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 the South East with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 2519 3034 3073
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 31.09% 31.16% 30.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1439 1876 1633
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £255 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £525 £512
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 134 162
Median hourly rate £18.02 £30.00 £17.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.95% +74.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.67 £12.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £47.83 £43.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.95 £24.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -0.20% +29.72%  

Embedded Systems
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 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 3 months to 24 April 2017.

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 3 months to 24 April 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
Hampshire +14 8 £550 +41.93%
Berkshire - 2 £325 - 5
Thames Valley - 1 £570 -
Embedded Systems
England

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 South East region with a requirement for Embedded Systems.

1 8 (50.00%) C++
1 8 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 7 (43.75%) C
2 7 (43.75%) Linux
3 5 (31.25%) Configuration Management
3 5 (31.25%) DVB
3 5 (31.25%) STB
4 4 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 4 (25.00%) C#
4 4 (25.00%) Perl
5 3 (18.75%) Java
5 3 (18.75%) Digital TV
5 3 (18.75%) Shell Script
5 3 (18.75%) Python
5 3 (18.75%) Scrum
5 3 (18.75%) UPnP
5 3 (18.75%) Computer Science
5 3 (18.75%) Git (software)
5 3 (18.75%) Jenkins
6 2 (12.50%) User Stories
6 2 (12.50%) Over-the-Top Content
6 2 (12.50%) Algorithms
6 2 (12.50%) Defect Tracking
6 2 (12.50%) MBA
6 2 (12.50%) HTML5
6 2 (12.50%) Bash Shell
6 2 (12.50%) Gerrit
6 2 (12.50%) DLNA
6 2 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (12.50%) Ruby

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.25%) Apache Qpid
1 1 (6.25%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 5 (31.25%) DVB
2 3 (18.75%) UPnP
3 2 (12.50%) DLNA
3 2 (12.50%) DOCSIS
3 2 (12.50%) VLAN
4 1 (6.25%) AMQP
4 1 (6.25%) DHCP
4 1 (6.25%) DNS
4 1 (6.25%) FTP
4 1 (6.25%) HTTP
4 1 (6.25%) SSL
4 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
4 1 (6.25%) VoIP
4 1 (6.25%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Git (software)
1 3 (18.75%) Jenkins
2 2 (12.50%) Ant
2 2 (12.50%) Gerrit
3 1 (6.25%) Bitbucket
3 1 (6.25%) ClearCase
3 1 (6.25%) CMake
3 1 (6.25%) GoogleTest
3 1 (6.25%) JIRA
3 1 (6.25%) Subversion
3 1 (6.25%) TeamCity
3 1 (6.25%) Valgrind
3 1 (6.25%) WiX
General
1 8 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.25%) Avionics
2 1 (6.25%) Electronics
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Software Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Architect
3 2 (12.50%) C++ Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Digital Architect
3 2 (12.50%) DTV Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Embedded Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Software Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Systems Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Test Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) C Developer
4 1 (6.25%) C/C++ Developer
4 1 (6.25%) C/C++ Software Developer
4 1 (6.25%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Embedded C Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Embedded C/C++ Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Embedded Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Embedded Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) HTML
1 2 (12.50%) HTML5
1 2 (12.50%) Middleware
1 2 (12.50%) POSIX
2 1 (6.25%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) STB
2 3 (18.75%) Computer Science
2 3 (18.75%) Digital TV
3 2 (12.50%) Algorithms
3 2 (12.50%) Over-the-Top Content
3 2 (12.50%) Smartphone
4 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
4 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
4 1 (6.25%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 7 (43.75%) Linux
2 1 (6.25%) CentOS
2 1 (6.25%) Unix
2 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Configuration Management
2 4 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 3 (18.75%) Scrum
4 2 (12.50%) Business Development
4 2 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (12.50%) Defect Tracking
4 2 (12.50%) Regression Testing
4 2 (12.50%) User Stories
5 1 (6.25%) Computer Architecture
5 1 (6.25%) Data Acquisition
5 1 (6.25%) DevOps
5 1 (6.25%) Disruptive Innovation
5 1 (6.25%) Embedded Software Development
5 1 (6.25%) Memory Management
5 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
5 1 (6.25%) Open Source
5 1 (6.25%) Post-Production
5 1 (6.25%) SDLC
5 1 (6.25%) Test Management
5 1 (6.25%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) C++
2 7 (43.75%) C
3 4 (25.00%) C#
3 4 (25.00%) Perl
4 3 (18.75%) Java
4 3 (18.75%) Python
4 3 (18.75%) Shell Script
5 2 (12.50%) Bash Shell
5 2 (12.50%) Embedded C
5 2 (12.50%) PHP
5 2 (12.50%) Ruby
5 2 (12.50%) SQL
6 1 (6.25%) Assembly Language
6 1 (6.25%) Embedded C++
6 1 (6.25%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Degree
1 2 (12.50%) MBA
1 2 (12.50%) PhD
2 1 (6.25%) DV Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) DO-178B
1 1 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) VMware
2 1 (6.25%) Cisco
2 1 (6.25%) Google
2 1 (6.25%) HP
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