Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 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
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 777 696 764
Rank change year-on-year -81 +68 -4
Contract jobs citing Embedded Systems 119 191 130
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.18% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.34% 0.55% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 104 27
UK median daily rate £375 £370 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% +10.45% -12.42%
10th Percentile £303 £290 £256
90th Percentile £478 £626 £439
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £355 £343
% change year-on-year +5.63% +3.65% -2.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 25 39
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.19% -1.18% +13.33%
10th Percentile £35.75 £35.60 £32.50
90th Percentile £58.75 £49.20 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £42.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +0.60% -1.18% +13.33%

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 34732 34740 37265
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.70% 33.09% 32.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 23048 22773 23696
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £240
90th Percentile £650 £625 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1020 1200 1471
UK median hourly rate £20.63 £20.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.62% +5.13% +8.33%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.72 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £47.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +10.53% +8.57%

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 24 November 2017.

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 24 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Embedded Systems in the UK

Embedded Systems
Top 14 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 24 November 2017. 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 -47 107 £375 - 50
UK excluding London -1 92 £375 +5.63% 49
East of England +31 49 £375 +14.50% 16
London -39 24 £400 -11.11% 5
South West -5 14 £388 +6.16% 8
North of England +63 9 £275 - 7
Yorkshire +31 6 £275 - 5
South East -26 6 £425 +41.67% 9
Wales -5 5 £405 +9.46%
Northern Ireland - 5 £350 - 1
Midlands +20 4 £395 +9.72% 5
North East +65 3 £658 - 2
West Midlands +10 2 £390 +8.33% 4
East Midlands -2 2 £400 -60.00% 1

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 with a requirement for Embedded Systems.

1 65 (54.62%) C
2 48 (40.34%) Software Engineering
3 46 (38.66%) C++
3 46 (38.66%) Python
4 40 (33.61%) Linux
5 35 (29.41%) Embedded C
6 29 (24.37%) Agile Software Development
7 26 (21.85%) Wireless
8 24 (20.17%) Electronics
8 24 (20.17%) Telecoms
9 23 (19.33%) Bluetooth
9 23 (19.33%) Computer Science
10 22 (18.49%) Degree
10 22 (18.49%) Test Automation
11 21 (17.65%) Device Driver
12 16 (13.45%) Firmware
13 14 (11.76%) UML
13 14 (11.76%) Wi-Fi
14 13 (10.92%) Perforce
14 13 (10.92%) Automotive
15 12 (10.08%) Windows
16 11 (9.24%) Git (software)
17 10 (8.40%) Security Cleared
17 10 (8.40%) JIRA
17 10 (8.40%) Mathematics
17 10 (8.40%) Rational DOORS
17 10 (8.40%) Embedded C++
17 10 (8.40%) Device Driver Development
18 9 (7.56%) Java
18 9 (7.56%) Signal Processing

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 (1.68%) ArcGIS
1 2 (1.68%) Confluence
2 1 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 6 (5.04%) Simulink
2 1 (0.84%) GNU Octave
2 1 (0.84%) SOLIDWORKS
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.68%) npm
2 1 (0.84%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 26 (21.85%) Wireless
2 23 (19.33%) Bluetooth
3 14 (11.76%) Wi-Fi
4 7 (5.88%) HTTP
4 7 (5.88%) TCP/IP
5 5 (4.20%) 3G
5 5 (4.20%) Ethernet
6 2 (1.68%) DHCP
6 2 (1.68%) DNS
6 2 (1.68%) Firewall
6 2 (1.68%) Internet
6 2 (1.68%) SpaceWire
6 2 (1.68%) VPN
7 1 (0.84%) 802.11
7 1 (0.84%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.68%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.84%) Big Data
2 1 (0.84%) MongoDB
2 1 (0.84%) MySQL
2 1 (0.84%) NoSQL
2 1 (0.84%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 11 (9.24%) Git (software)
2 10 (8.40%) JIRA
2 10 (8.40%) Rational DOORS
3 9 (7.56%) Rational Rhapsody
4 7 (5.88%) Subversion
5 3 (2.52%) Bugzilla
5 3 (2.52%) ClearCase
5 3 (2.52%) ClearQuest
5 3 (2.52%) GCC
5 3 (2.52%) Jenkins
5 3 (2.52%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.68%) Eclipse
6 2 (1.68%) Grunt
6 2 (1.68%) Jasmine
6 2 (1.68%) JUnit
7 1 (0.84%) GDB
7 1 (0.84%) LabVIEW
7 1 (0.84%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.84%) VectorCAST
7 1 (0.84%) WiX
General
1 24 (20.17%) Electronics
1 24 (20.17%) Telecoms
2 13 (10.92%) Automotive
3 6 (5.04%) Finance
4 5 (4.20%) Aerospace
5 3 (2.52%) Avionics
6 2 (1.68%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.68%) Military
Job Titles
1 47 (39.50%) Embedded Engineer
2 37 (31.09%) Software Engineer
3 23 (19.33%) Developer
3 23 (19.33%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 12 (10.08%) Bluetooth Engineer
4 12 (10.08%) C++ Software Engineer
4 12 (10.08%) Embedded Developer
4 12 (10.08%) Test Engineer
4 12 (10.08%) Tester
5 10 (8.40%) C Developer
5 10 (8.40%) C Software Engineer
5 10 (8.40%) Embedded C Engineer
5 10 (8.40%) Embedded C Software Engineer
5 10 (8.40%) Embedded C++ Engineer
5 10 (8.40%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
6 9 (7.56%) C/C++ Software Engineer
6 9 (7.56%) Embedded C Developer
6 9 (7.56%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
6 9 (7.56%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
6 9 (7.56%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.88%) RESTful
2 6 (5.04%) JSON
2 6 (5.04%) Middleware
3 5 (4.20%) HTML
4 2 (1.68%) CSS
4 2 (1.68%) HTML5
4 2 (1.68%) WPF
4 2 (1.68%) XML
5 1 (0.84%) .NET
5 1 (0.84%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.84%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 1 (0.84%) Dagger
5 1 (0.84%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (0.84%) LINQ
5 1 (0.84%) OpenGL
5 1 (0.84%) POSIX
5 1 (0.84%) STL
5 1 (0.84%) Swing
5 1 (0.84%) TensorFlow
5 1 (0.84%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 23 (19.33%) Computer Science
2 21 (17.65%) Device Driver
3 6 (5.04%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 5 (4.20%) Digital TV
4 5 (4.20%) STB
4 5 (4.20%) Verilog
5 4 (3.36%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.84%) ASIC
6 1 (0.84%) CCTV
6 1 (0.84%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.84%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.84%) State Machine
6 1 (0.84%) SWIFT
6 1 (0.84%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 40 (33.61%) Linux
2 12 (10.08%) Windows
3 9 (7.56%) Embedded Linux
4 5 (4.20%) Android
4 5 (4.20%) Ubuntu
5 2 (1.68%) Mac OS
5 2 (1.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.68%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.68%) Windows Embedded Compact
6 1 (0.84%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.84%) Debian
6 1 (0.84%) Unix
6 1 (0.84%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (40.34%) Software Engineering
2 29 (24.37%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (18.49%) Test Automation
4 14 (11.76%) UML
5 10 (8.40%) Device Driver Development
5 10 (8.40%) Mathematics
6 9 (7.56%) Signal Processing
7 8 (6.72%) Multithreading
7 8 (6.72%) OO
8 7 (5.88%) Requirements Analysis
9 6 (5.04%) API Development
9 6 (5.04%) Functional Testing
9 6 (5.04%) Integration Testing
9 6 (5.04%) Non-Functional Testing
9 6 (5.04%) Scrum
10 5 (4.20%) SysML
10 5 (4.20%) Validation
11 4 (3.36%) Image Processing
11 4 (3.36%) Physics
11 4 (3.36%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 65 (54.62%) C
2 46 (38.66%) C++
2 46 (38.66%) Python
3 35 (29.41%) Embedded C
4 10 (8.40%) Embedded C++
5 9 (7.56%) Java
6 7 (5.88%) MATLAB
7 6 (5.04%) Ada
7 6 (5.04%) Ada 95
7 6 (5.04%) R
7 6 (5.04%) SQL
8 5 (4.20%) C#
9 4 (3.36%) JavaScript
10 2 (1.68%) XAML
11 1 (0.84%) ANSI C
11 1 (0.84%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.84%) Assembly Language
11 1 (0.84%) Groovy
11 1 (0.84%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 22 (18.49%) Degree
2 10 (8.40%) Security Cleared
3 8 (6.72%) SC Cleared
4 7 (5.88%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (4.20%) ISEB
6 1 (0.84%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.56%) QA
2 8 (6.72%) DO-178B
3 4 (3.36%) MISRA
4 2 (1.68%) ECSS
5 1 (0.84%) GDPR
5 1 (0.84%) IEC 61508
5 1 (0.84%) IEC 62304
5 1 (0.84%) MISRA C
5 1 (0.84%) PMO
System Software
1 16 (13.45%) Firmware
2 7 (5.88%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
3 3 (2.52%) Cygwin
4 2 (1.68%) Docker
5 1 (0.84%) Virtual Desktop
Vendors
1 13 (10.92%) Perforce
2 3 (2.52%) IBM
2 3 (2.52%) Remedy
3 2 (1.68%) ESRI
3 2 (1.68%) HP
3 2 (1.68%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.68%) Red Hat
3 2 (1.68%) ThinPrint
4 1 (0.84%) Google