Period
to 12 December 2018

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 12 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
UK
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 752 787 736
Rank change year-on-year +35 -51 +42
Contract jobs citing Embedded Systems 145 111 175
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.11% 0.17%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.42% 0.32% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 55 91
UK median daily rate £431 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.00% +1.35% +10.45%
10th Percentile £312 £309 £293
90th Percentile £650 £495 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year +6.67% +4.17% +5.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 27 24
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £42.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +2.44% -3.53%
10th Percentile £39.30 £35.75 £35.58
90th Percentile £53.75 £53.05 £49.28
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £42.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year +7.14% +2.44% -3.53%

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 34,816 34,745 34,143
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.06% 33.62% 33.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,964 23,064 22,260
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,040 1,010 1,212
UK median hourly rate £20.25 £20.66 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.98% +3.28% +5.10%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.32
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.83 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.25 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -3.75% - +8.11%

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 12 December 2018.

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 12 December 2018.

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 12 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
England +47 136 £445 +18.67% 173
UK excluding London -3 103 £400 +6.67% 170
South East +28 47 £373 -32.18% 42
London +22 41 £600 +50.00% 17
South West -13 24 £320 -20.00% 32
East of England -40 15 £600 +60.00% 45
Midlands -7 7 £425 +8.97% 22
West Midlands -11 7 £425 +8.97% 9
Northern Ireland +29 6 £400 +14.29% 1
North East -7 2 - - 1
North of England -33 2 - - 15
Scotland -9 1 - - 5
Wales -15 1 - - 8

For the 6 months to 12 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 with a requirement for Embedded Systems.

1 86 (59.31%) Software Engineering
2 78 (53.79%) C
3 61 (42.07%) C++
4 51 (35.17%) Python
5 32 (22.07%) Degree
6 29 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
6 29 (20.00%) Embedded C
7 28 (19.31%) Problem-Solving
8 27 (18.62%) Computer Science
9 23 (15.86%) Automotive
10 22 (15.17%) Device Driver
10 22 (15.17%) MATLAB
11 21 (14.48%) Simulink
11 21 (14.48%) Linux
11 21 (14.48%) C#
12 19 (13.10%) Embedded C++
13 17 (11.72%) Reverse Engineering
13 17 (11.72%) MISRA
14 16 (11.03%) Ansible
14 16 (11.03%) Docker
14 16 (11.03%) Google Cloud Platform
14 16 (11.03%) Kubernetes
14 16 (11.03%) High Availability
14 16 (11.03%) Google
14 16 (11.03%) Data Modelling
15 15 (10.34%) Visual Studio
15 15 (10.34%) Electronics
16 14 (9.66%) UML
16 14 (9.66%) .NET
16 14 (9.66%) Security Cleared

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (1.38%) Cloud Foundry
1 2 (1.38%) Tornado
2 1 (0.69%) IIS
2 1 (0.69%) SAS
Applications
1 21 (14.48%) Simulink
2 2 (1.38%) Chatbot
2 2 (1.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.38%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 16 (11.03%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (1.38%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.52%) Ethernet
2 7 (4.83%) Bluetooth
2 7 (4.83%) DVB
2 7 (4.83%) RS-232
2 7 (4.83%) Wireless
3 4 (2.76%) RFID
4 3 (2.07%) NFC
4 3 (2.07%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.38%) 3GPP
5 2 (1.38%) HTTP
5 2 (1.38%) LTE
5 2 (1.38%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (1.38%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.69%) DHCP
6 1 (0.69%) DNS
6 1 (0.69%) FlexRay
6 1 (0.69%) FTP
6 1 (0.69%) NAS
6 1 (0.69%) WAN
6 1 (0.69%) ZigBee
Development Applications
1 15 (10.34%) Visual Studio
2 12 (8.28%) Rational DOORS
3 11 (7.59%) Git (software)
4 10 (6.90%) Subversion
5 8 (5.52%) Mercurial
6 6 (4.14%) JIRA
7 5 (3.45%) Rational Rhapsody
8 4 (2.76%) ClearCase
9 3 (2.07%) Burp Suite
9 3 (2.07%) CMake
10 2 (1.38%) GCC
10 2 (1.38%) Jenkins
10 2 (1.38%) TeamCity
10 2 (1.38%) Xcode
11 1 (0.69%) Ant
11 1 (0.69%) LabVIEW
11 1 (0.69%) Metasploit
11 1 (0.69%) SonarQube
11 1 (0.69%) WinDbg
General
1 23 (15.86%) Automotive
2 15 (10.34%) Electronics
3 12 (8.28%) Aerospace
4 9 (6.21%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.76%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.07%) Avionics
7 2 (1.38%) Banking
7 2 (1.38%) Law
8 1 (0.69%) Games
8 1 (0.69%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 53 (36.55%) Software Engineer
2 45 (31.03%) Developer
3 36 (24.83%) Embedded Engineer
4 30 (20.69%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 21 (14.48%) Systems Engineer
6 14 (9.66%) C++ Developer
6 14 (9.66%) Embedded Developer
7 11 (7.59%) .NET Developer
7 11 (7.59%) C# .NET Developer
7 11 (7.59%) C# Developer
7 11 (7.59%) Senior Developer
7 11 (7.59%) Senior Software Engineer
8 9 (6.21%) C Software Engineer
8 9 (6.21%) Embedded C Engineer
8 9 (6.21%) Senior .NET Developer
8 9 (6.21%) Senior C# .NET Developer
8 9 (6.21%) Senior C# Developer
8 9 (6.21%) Senior SQL Developer
8 9 (6.21%) SQL Developer
9 8 (5.52%) Embedded C Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (9.66%) .NET
2 9 (6.21%) .NET Framework
3 7 (4.83%) Qt
4 5 (3.45%) GStreamer
4 5 (3.45%) OpenGL
5 3 (2.07%) D-Bus
5 3 (2.07%) Middleware
5 3 (2.07%) WebKit
6 2 (1.38%) CSS
6 2 (1.38%) CSS3
6 2 (1.38%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (1.38%) Flask
6 2 (1.38%) HEVC
6 2 (1.38%) HTML
6 2 (1.38%) HTML5
6 2 (1.38%) OpenGL ES
6 2 (1.38%) STL
6 2 (1.38%) Twisted
6 2 (1.38%) Vulkan
6 2 (1.38%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (15.17%) Device Driver
2 8 (5.52%) STB
3 7 (4.83%) Algorithms
3 7 (4.83%) Biotechnology
3 7 (4.83%) IPTV
4 6 (4.14%) Linux Command Line
5 4 (2.76%) Mobile App
6 3 (2.07%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.07%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 2 (1.38%) ASIC
7 2 (1.38%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.38%) EMV
7 2 (1.38%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.69%) 3D Graphics
8 1 (0.69%) BBC
8 1 (0.69%) Digital TV
8 1 (0.69%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.69%) Mobile Payment
8 1 (0.69%) Smartcard
8 1 (0.69%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 21 (14.48%) Linux
2 13 (8.97%) Windows
3 10 (6.90%) Android
4 9 (6.21%) Unix
5 4 (2.76%) Apple iOS
6 3 (2.07%) Embedded Linux
6 3 (2.07%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.69%) FreeRTOS
7 1 (0.69%) Kali Linux
7 1 (0.69%) SafeRTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (59.31%) Software Engineering
2 29 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (19.31%) Problem-Solving
4 27 (18.62%) Computer Science
5 17 (11.72%) Reverse Engineering
6 16 (11.03%) Data Modelling
6 16 (11.03%) High Availability
7 14 (9.66%) UML
8 12 (8.28%) Mathematics
8 12 (8.28%) Validation
9 11 (7.59%) Configuration Management
9 11 (7.59%) Unit Testing
10 10 (6.90%) Test Automation
11 9 (6.21%) Continuous Delivery
12 8 (5.52%) Continuous Integration
13 7 (4.83%) Change Management
13 7 (4.83%) Embedded Software Development
13 7 (4.83%) Scrum
13 7 (4.83%) Signal Processing
13 7 (4.83%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 78 (53.79%) C
2 61 (42.07%) C++
3 51 (35.17%) Python
4 29 (20.00%) Embedded C
5 22 (15.17%) MATLAB
6 21 (14.48%) C#
7 19 (13.10%) Embedded C++
8 12 (8.28%) Bash Shell
9 9 (6.21%) Ada
9 9 (6.21%) Lua
9 9 (6.21%) Perl
9 9 (6.21%) SQL
10 8 (5.52%) Assembly Language
11 7 (4.83%) Go
11 7 (4.83%) Ruby
12 4 (2.76%) Ada 95
12 4 (2.76%) JavaScript
13 3 (2.07%) Java
13 3 (2.07%) Shell Script
14 2 (1.38%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 32 (22.07%) Degree
2 14 (9.66%) Security Cleared
3 13 (8.97%) Computer Science Degree
4 12 (8.28%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.07%) CISSP
5 3 (2.07%) CREST Certified
6 2 (1.38%) CEH
6 2 (1.38%) Master's Degree
6 2 (1.38%) Numerate Degree
6 2 (1.38%) OSCP
7 1 (0.69%) CISA
7 1 (0.69%) CISM
7 1 (0.69%) IISP
7 1 (0.69%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (11.72%) MISRA
2 8 (5.52%) MISRA C
3 5 (3.45%) DO-178B
4 4 (2.76%) ARP4754
4 4 (2.76%) ISO 26262
4 4 (2.76%) QA
5 2 (1.38%) IEC 61508
5 2 (1.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.69%) DO-160
6 1 (0.69%) GDPR
6 1 (0.69%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.69%) IEC 62304
6 1 (0.69%) ISAE 3402
6 1 (0.69%) ISO 22301
6 1 (0.69%) ISO 31000
6 1 (0.69%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 1 (0.69%) JTAG
6 1 (0.69%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (11.03%) Docker
2 10 (6.90%) Firmware
3 2 (1.38%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 16 (11.03%) Ansible
1 16 (11.03%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.69%) Nessus
2 1 (0.69%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 16 (11.03%) Google
2 6 (4.14%) Huawei
3 5 (3.45%) IBM
4 4 (2.76%) Microsoft
5 2 (1.38%) Apple
6 1 (0.69%) ArcSight
6 1 (0.69%) Barracuda Networks
6 1 (0.69%) Centrify
6 1 (0.69%) Cisco
6 1 (0.69%) Imperva
6 1 (0.69%) McAfee
6 1 (0.69%) Oracle
6 1 (0.69%) Qualys
6 1 (0.69%) Samsung
6 1 (0.69%) Sony
6 1 (0.69%) Splunk
6 1 (0.69%) Sun
6 1 (0.69%) Trend Micro
6 1 (0.69%) Tripwire