Period
to 20 April 2019

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Embedded Systems in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Embedded Systems over the 6 months to 20 April 2019 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
6 months to
20 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 741 812 731
Rank change year-on-year +71 -81 +1
Contract jobs citing Embedded Systems 130 76 125
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.075% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.41% 0.23% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 27 45
UK median daily rate £425 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +4.17% -11.66%
10th Percentile £333 £273 £313
90th Percentile £553 £606 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +13.33% +7.14% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 19 31
UK median hourly rate £47.50 £43.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.20% +2.35% -
10th Percentile £38.50 £39.65 £32.50
90th Percentile £52.75 £50.65 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.25 £43.00 £41.25
% change year-on-year +7.56% +4.24% -2.94%

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 with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 31,456 33,553 30,538
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.87% 33.17% 32.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,623 22,092 19,794
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £288 £263 £260
90th Percentile £665 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 990 1,030 1,058
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £21.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +4.88% -2.38%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.25 £11.32
90th Percentile £50.89 £51.38 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.02 £18.50
% change year-on-year -0.10% +8.22% -11.90%

Embedded Systems
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Embedded Systems as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Embedded Systems in the UK

Embedded Systems
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Embedded Systems in the UK

Embedded Systems
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Embedded Systems over the 6 months to 20 April 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Embedded Systems in the UK

Embedded Systems
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Embedded Systems in the UK

Embedded Systems
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Embedded Systems over the 6 months to 20 April 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Embedded Systems in the UK

Embedded Systems
Top 13 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 20 April 2019. 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
England +83 122 £425 +13.33% 94
UK excluding London +48 116 £425 +13.33% 93
South East +33 31 £375 +19.05% 16
Midlands +23 30 £425 +9.68% 19
West Midlands +11 30 £425 +4.62% 9
South West -11 28 £348 - 23
East of England +20 16 £500 +33.33% 17
London +15 14 £475 +5.56% 7
Scotland +19 6 £250 - 2
North of England -6 3 - - 12
Wales +1 2 - - 4
Yorkshire -2 2 - - 2
North East -6 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 20 April 2019, 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 with a requirement for Embedded Systems.

1 80 (61.54%) Software Engineering
2 75 (57.69%) C++
3 67 (51.54%) C
4 51 (39.23%) Degree
5 35 (26.92%) Linux
6 34 (26.15%) Security Cleared
7 32 (24.62%) Python
8 31 (23.85%) SC Cleared
8 31 (23.85%) Mathematics
9 28 (21.54%) Computer Science
10 27 (20.77%) Rational DOORS
11 24 (18.46%) Problem-Solving
12 23 (17.69%) UML
13 21 (16.15%) Configuration Management
13 21 (16.15%) Electronics
14 20 (15.38%) Visual Studio
15 18 (13.85%) C#
16 17 (13.08%) Embedded C
16 17 (13.08%) Change Management
17 16 (12.31%) Embedded C++
18 15 (11.54%) Aerospace
18 15 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
19 14 (10.77%) Algorithms
20 12 (9.23%) Bash Shell
20 12 (9.23%) Requirements Analysis
20 12 (9.23%) Java
21 11 (8.46%) Automotive
21 11 (8.46%) Firmware
21 11 (8.46%) Validation
21 11 (8.46%) Test Automation

Embedded Systems
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (7.69%) Simulink
2 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.62%) Bluetooth
1 6 (4.62%) DVB
1 6 (4.62%) TCP/IP
1 6 (4.62%) Wireless
2 5 (3.85%) Ethernet
2 5 (3.85%) Firewall
3 4 (3.08%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (1.54%) 802.15
4 2 (1.54%) RS-485
4 2 (1.54%) Wireshark
4 2 (1.54%) ZigBee
5 1 (0.77%) 3GPP
5 1 (0.77%) HbbTV
5 1 (0.77%) LTE
5 1 (0.77%) Modbus
Development Applications
1 27 (20.77%) Rational DOORS
2 20 (15.38%) Visual Studio
3 10 (7.69%) StarTeam
4 2 (1.54%) Android Studio
4 2 (1.54%) Burp Suite
4 2 (1.54%) JIRA
4 2 (1.54%) Xcode
5 1 (0.77%) Ant
5 1 (0.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.77%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.77%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (0.77%) Visual Studio Coded UI
5 1 (0.77%) WinDbg
General
1 21 (16.15%) Electronics
2 15 (11.54%) Aerospace
3 11 (8.46%) Automotive
4 9 (6.92%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.31%) Avionics
5 3 (2.31%) Retail
6 2 (1.54%) Law
6 2 (1.54%) Military
7 1 (0.77%) Games
7 1 (0.77%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 49 (37.69%) Software Engineer
2 37 (28.46%) Embedded Engineer
3 24 (18.46%) Developer
3 24 (18.46%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 16 (12.31%) Systems Engineer
5 14 (10.77%) C++ Developer
6 11 (8.46%) Senior Software Engineer
7 9 (6.92%) Embedded C++ Developer
7 9 (6.92%) Embedded Developer
8 6 (4.62%) C++ Software Engineer
8 6 (4.62%) Test Engineer
9 5 (3.85%) Embedded C++ Engineer
9 5 (3.85%) Verification Engineer
10 4 (3.08%) C# Software Engineer
10 4 (3.08%) Integration Engineer
10 4 (3.08%) Software Developer
11 3 (2.31%) C++ Programmer
11 3 (2.31%) Electronics Engineer
11 3 (2.31%) Programmer
11 3 (2.31%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.38%) Qt
2 5 (3.85%) Middleware
2 5 (3.85%) WPF
3 4 (3.08%) .NET
4 3 (2.31%) .NET Framework
4 3 (2.31%) Android NDK
4 3 (2.31%) OpenGL
5 2 (1.54%) 802.1X
5 2 (1.54%) STL
6 1 (0.77%) COM+
6 1 (0.77%) DCOM
6 1 (0.77%) Gherkin
6 1 (0.77%) GStreamer
6 1 (0.77%) OpenGL ES
6 1 (0.77%) RESTful
6 1 (0.77%) Spring
6 1 (0.77%) Vulkan
6 1 (0.77%) WCF
6 1 (0.77%) Yocto
6 1 (0.77%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.77%) Algorithms
2 8 (6.15%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.85%) Device Driver
3 5 (3.85%) IPTV
4 4 (3.08%) Data Structures
5 3 (2.31%) Digital TV
5 3 (2.31%) EPoS
5 3 (2.31%) STB
6 2 (1.54%) CAN bus
6 2 (1.54%) EMV
6 2 (1.54%) Interactive TV
6 2 (1.54%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (1.54%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.54%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.54%) VHDL
6 2 (1.54%) Video\Live Streaming
7 1 (0.77%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (0.77%) Renewable Energy
7 1 (0.77%) Robotics
7 1 (0.77%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 35 (26.92%) Linux
2 9 (6.92%) Android
3 7 (5.38%) Unix
4 6 (4.62%) Ubuntu
5 5 (3.85%) Embedded Linux
6 3 (2.31%) Windows
7 2 (1.54%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.54%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (61.54%) Software Engineering
2 31 (23.85%) Mathematics
3 28 (21.54%) Computer Science
4 24 (18.46%) Problem-Solving
5 23 (17.69%) UML
6 21 (16.15%) Configuration Management
7 17 (13.08%) Change Management
8 15 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (9.23%) Requirements Analysis
10 11 (8.46%) Test Automation
10 11 (8.46%) Validation
11 9 (6.92%) Systems Engineering
12 8 (6.15%) Unit Testing
13 7 (5.38%) Software Testing
14 6 (4.62%) Multithreading
15 5 (3.85%) Integration Testing
15 5 (3.85%) Open Source
16 4 (3.08%) Physics
16 4 (3.08%) Requirements Management
16 4 (3.08%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 75 (57.69%) C++
2 67 (51.54%) C
3 32 (24.62%) Python
4 18 (13.85%) C#
5 17 (13.08%) Embedded C
6 16 (12.31%) Embedded C++
7 12 (9.23%) Bash Shell
7 12 (9.23%) Java
8 8 (6.15%) Lua
9 7 (5.38%) MATLAB
9 7 (5.38%) Perl
10 6 (4.62%) Ada
11 4 (3.08%) Shell Script
12 3 (2.31%) JavaScript
12 3 (2.31%) Ruby
13 2 (1.54%) Apple Swift
13 2 (1.54%) Kotlin
13 2 (1.54%) VBScript
14 1 (0.77%) Assembly Language
14 1 (0.77%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 51 (39.23%) Degree
2 34 (26.15%) Security Cleared
3 31 (23.85%) SC Cleared
4 8 (6.15%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (3.08%) Numerate Degree
6 2 (1.54%) CEH
6 2 (1.54%) CISSP
6 2 (1.54%) CREST Certified
6 2 (1.54%) Master's Degree
6 2 (1.54%) OSCP
6 2 (1.54%) PhD
7 1 (0.77%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.15%) MISRA
2 5 (3.85%) MISRA C
3 4 (3.08%) QA
4 3 (2.31%) JTAG
5 2 (1.54%) ARP4754
5 2 (1.54%) DO-178B
System Software
1 11 (8.46%) Firmware
2 5 (3.85%) LXC
3 2 (1.54%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 2 (1.54%) Huawei
1 2 (1.54%) IBM
1 2 (1.54%) Ingenico
1 2 (1.54%) Intel
1 2 (1.54%) Samsung
2 1 (0.77%) BT
2 1 (0.77%) Cisco
2 1 (0.77%) EMC
2 1 (0.77%) Microsoft
2 1 (0.77%) Sony