Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 739 758 725
Rank change year-on-year +19 -33 +60
Contract jobs citing Embedded Systems 150 123 182
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.12% 0.17%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.43% 0.36% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 63 100
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +1.35% +12.12%
10th Percentile £201 £313 £260
90th Percentile £650 £498 £639
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £365
% change year-on-year - +2.74% +10.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 32 29
UK median hourly rate £43.13 £42.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.68% -1.18% -
10th Percentile £34.88 £35.75 £32.10
90th Percentile £53.75 £58.25 £49.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.13 £42.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +2.68% -1.18% -

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 35,260 33,851 36,312
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.21% 34.39% 34.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,056 22,233 23,721
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £658 £650 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,086 1,058 1,245
UK median hourly rate £21.22 £20.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.49% +2.50% +7.99%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £11.44
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.75 £46.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.81
% change year-on-year - -3.87% +15.58%

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 15 October 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 15 October 2018.

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 15 October 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 +9 139 £438 +16.67% 155
UK excluding London -24 98 £375 - 142
South East +38 50 £373 -32.18% 32
London +18 46 £600 +60.00% 20
South West -7 24 £320 -20.00% 23
East of England -36 11 £445 +18.67% 40
Northern Ireland +32 5 £400 +14.29%
Midlands -23 4 £438 +19.86% 18
West Midlands -6 2 £438 +12.18% 5
East Midlands -8 2 - - 13
North of England -25 2 - - 22
Scotland -26 2 - - 2
North East -5 1 - - 6
North West - 1 - - 5

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 72 (48.00%) Software Engineering
2 64 (42.67%) C
3 51 (34.00%) C++
4 46 (30.67%) Python
5 36 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
6 31 (20.67%) Degree
7 28 (18.67%) Computer Science
8 26 (17.33%) C#
9 25 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
10 23 (15.33%) Automotive
11 21 (14.00%) Device Driver
12 20 (13.33%) Embedded C
13 19 (12.67%) MATLAB
13 19 (12.67%) Linux
14 18 (12.00%) Google
14 18 (12.00%) Security Cleared
14 18 (12.00%) Test Automation
15 17 (11.33%) SC Cleared
15 17 (11.33%) Simulink
16 16 (10.67%) Unix
16 16 (10.67%) Data Modelling
16 16 (10.67%) Electronics
16 16 (10.67%) Git (software)
16 16 (10.67%) Reverse Engineering
16 16 (10.67%) Mathematics
16 16 (10.67%) Rational DOORS
16 16 (10.67%) High Availability
16 16 (10.67%) Ansible
16 16 (10.67%) Docker
16 16 (10.67%) Google Cloud Platform

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 6 (4.00%) IIS
2 2 (1.33%) Cloud Foundry
2 2 (1.33%) Tornado
Applications
1 17 (11.33%) Simulink
2 3 (2.00%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.33%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.67%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.67%) Stateflow
Cloud Services
1 16 (10.67%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (1.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (8.00%) DVB
2 9 (6.00%) Ethernet
3 7 (4.67%) RS-232
4 4 (2.67%) RFID
4 4 (2.67%) Wireless
5 3 (2.00%) Bluetooth
5 3 (2.00%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (1.33%) 4G
6 2 (1.33%) AMQP
6 2 (1.33%) NFC
6 2 (1.33%) PPP
6 2 (1.33%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.33%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.67%) 3GPP
7 1 (0.67%) FlexRay
7 1 (0.67%) HTTP
7 1 (0.67%) Internet
7 1 (0.67%) LTE
7 1 (0.67%) NAS
7 1 (0.67%) RS-422
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.33%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 16 (10.67%) Git (software)
1 16 (10.67%) Rational DOORS
2 15 (10.00%) Visual Studio
3 12 (8.00%) JIRA
4 9 (6.00%) Subversion
5 8 (5.33%) Mercurial
6 6 (4.00%) SonarQube
7 5 (3.33%) Rational Rhapsody
8 3 (2.00%) GCC
9 2 (1.33%) Burp Suite
9 2 (1.33%) ClearCase
9 2 (1.33%) CMake
9 2 (1.33%) GDB
9 2 (1.33%) LabVIEW
9 2 (1.33%) TeamCity
9 2 (1.33%) Xcode
10 1 (0.67%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.67%) Jenkins
General
1 23 (15.33%) Automotive
2 16 (10.67%) Electronics
3 9 (6.00%) Aerospace
4 8 (5.33%) Telecoms
5 6 (4.00%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.33%) Banking
6 2 (1.33%) Finance
7 1 (0.67%) Avionics
7 1 (0.67%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.67%) Games
7 1 (0.67%) Law
7 1 (0.67%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 45 (30.00%) Software Engineer
2 36 (24.00%) Developer
3 31 (20.67%) Embedded Engineer
4 27 (18.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 16 (10.67%) Systems Engineer
6 12 (8.00%) Senior Software Engineer
7 11 (7.33%) .NET Developer
7 11 (7.33%) C# .NET Developer
7 11 (7.33%) C# Developer
7 11 (7.33%) Senior Developer
8 9 (6.00%) Embedded C Engineer
8 9 (6.00%) Senior .NET Developer
8 9 (6.00%) Senior C# .NET Developer
8 9 (6.00%) Senior C# Developer
8 9 (6.00%) Senior SQL Developer
8 9 (6.00%) SQL Developer
9 8 (5.33%) C Software Engineer
9 8 (5.33%) Embedded C Software Engineer
9 8 (5.33%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
9 8 (5.33%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (9.33%) .NET
2 9 (6.00%) .NET Framework
2 9 (6.00%) OpenGL
3 7 (4.67%) Qt
4 6 (4.00%) DirectX
4 6 (4.00%) OpenGL ES
4 6 (4.00%) Vulkan
5 5 (3.33%) GStreamer
6 3 (2.00%) CSS
6 3 (2.00%) D-Bus
6 3 (2.00%) HTML
6 3 (2.00%) WebKit
6 3 (2.00%) WPF
6 3 (2.00%) XML
7 2 (1.33%) CSS3
7 2 (1.33%) Elastic Stack
7 2 (1.33%) Flask
7 2 (1.33%) HTML5
7 2 (1.33%) Twisted
7 2 (1.33%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 28 (18.67%) Computer Science
2 21 (14.00%) Device Driver
3 13 (8.67%) IPTV
3 13 (8.67%) STB
4 12 (8.00%) Linux Command Line
5 7 (4.67%) Biotechnology
5 7 (4.67%) Driving Licence
6 6 (4.00%) Management Information System
6 6 (4.00%) Mobile Payment
6 6 (4.00%) Smartcard
7 4 (2.67%) Data Centre
7 4 (2.67%) Mobile App
8 3 (2.00%) Algorithms
8 3 (2.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 2 (1.33%) ASIC
9 2 (1.33%) EMV
9 2 (1.33%) PKI
9 2 (1.33%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (1.33%) User Experience
10 1 (0.67%) Contactless
Operating Systems
1 19 (12.67%) Linux
2 16 (10.67%) Unix
3 11 (7.33%) Windows
4 10 (6.67%) Android
5 3 (2.00%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.33%) Embedded Linux
6 2 (1.33%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.67%) FreeRTOS
7 1 (0.67%) SafeRTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (48.00%) Software Engineering
2 36 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
4 18 (12.00%) Test Automation
5 16 (10.67%) Data Modelling
5 16 (10.67%) High Availability
5 16 (10.67%) Mathematics
5 16 (10.67%) Reverse Engineering
6 12 (8.00%) API Testing
6 12 (8.00%) Functional Testing
6 12 (8.00%) Mentoring
6 12 (8.00%) Signal Processing
6 12 (8.00%) UML
7 10 (6.67%) Digital Signal Processing
7 10 (6.67%) Integration Testing
8 9 (6.00%) Continuous Delivery
8 9 (6.00%) FMEA
8 9 (6.00%) Test Scripting
9 8 (5.33%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (5.33%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 64 (42.67%) C
2 51 (34.00%) C++
3 46 (30.67%) Python
4 26 (17.33%) C#
5 20 (13.33%) Embedded C
6 19 (12.67%) MATLAB
7 14 (9.33%) Embedded C++
8 13 (8.67%) Perl
9 12 (8.00%) Ruby
10 11 (7.33%) SQL
11 9 (6.00%) Ada
12 8 (5.33%) Assembly Language
13 7 (4.67%) Go
14 6 (4.00%) Bash Shell
15 4 (2.67%) Ada 95
15 4 (2.67%) GLSL
15 4 (2.67%) HLSL
15 4 (2.67%) JavaScript
16 3 (2.00%) Java
16 3 (2.00%) Lua
Qualifications
1 31 (20.67%) Degree
2 18 (12.00%) Security Cleared
3 17 (11.33%) SC Cleared
4 13 (8.67%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (5.33%) CISSP
5 8 (5.33%) CREST Certified
6 6 (4.00%) CISA
6 6 (4.00%) CISM
6 6 (4.00%) IISP
7 2 (1.33%) CEH
7 2 (1.33%) Numerate Degree
7 2 (1.33%) OSCP
8 1 (0.67%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.67%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (10.00%) MISRA
2 9 (6.00%) MISRA C
3 6 (4.00%) GDPR
3 6 (4.00%) ISAE 3402
3 6 (4.00%) ISO 22301
3 6 (4.00%) ISO 31000
3 6 (4.00%) ISO 9001
3 6 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27005
3 6 (4.00%) PCI DSS
3 6 (4.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (3.33%) DO-178B
5 4 (2.67%) ARP4754
5 4 (2.67%) ISO 26262
6 3 (2.00%) QA
7 2 (1.33%) IEC 61508
8 1 (0.67%) DO-160
8 1 (0.67%) IEC 62304
System Software
1 16 (10.67%) Docker
2 9 (6.00%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 16 (10.67%) Ansible
1 16 (10.67%) Kubernetes
2 6 (4.00%) Nessus
2 6 (4.00%) Trend Micro Deep Security
3 1 (0.67%) HP ALM
3 1 (0.67%) Netcool
Vendors
1 18 (12.00%) Google
2 11 (7.33%) Huawei
3 9 (6.00%) IBM
4 7 (4.67%) Microsoft
5 6 (4.00%) ArcSight
5 6 (4.00%) Barracuda Networks
5 6 (4.00%) Centrify
5 6 (4.00%) Cisco
5 6 (4.00%) Imperva
5 6 (4.00%) McAfee
5 6 (4.00%) Oracle
5 6 (4.00%) Qualys
5 6 (4.00%) Splunk
5 6 (4.00%) Sun
5 6 (4.00%) Trend Micro
5 6 (4.00%) Tripwire
6 2 (1.33%) Apple
6 2 (1.33%) Freescale
6 2 (1.33%) Intel
6 2 (1.33%) Renesas