Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 782 712 741
Rank change year-on-year -70 +29 +37
Contract jobs citing Embedded Systems 89 138 136
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.088% 0.14% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.26% 0.44% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 62 48
UK median daily rate £375 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.23% +5.44%
10th Percentile £275 £313 £268
90th Percentile £476 £531 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £364
% change year-on-year +4.17% -1.03% -1.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 23 51
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.56% +11.80%
10th Percentile £37.38 £32.50 £36.00
90th Percentile £49.95 £52.25 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +1.19% -6.67% +11.11%

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 33,836 31,430 35,453
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.36% 32.74% 32.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,622 20,535 22,857
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £245
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 997 1,118 1,321
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -3.03% +17.86%
10th Percentile £11.80 £11.32 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.75 £47.56 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.90 £18.91 £20.50
% change year-on-year +15.80% -7.77% +20.59%

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 23 February 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 23 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Embedded Systems in the UK

Embedded Systems
Top 15 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 23 February 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 -42 83 £375 -6.25% 151
UK excluding London -38 67 £375 +4.17% 142
East of England +4 31 £375 +13.64% 49
London -47 22 £355 -16.47% 15
North of England +43 10 £275 - 16
South East -17 9 £425 +7.59% 24
Yorkshire - 8 £275 - 10
Midlands -14 6 £406 -9.72% 26
South West +15 5 £350 -3.45% 21
West Midlands +4 5 £406 +12.85% 16
Northern Ireland - 3 £350 -
North East +49 2 £658 - 3
Scotland -28 2 - - 3
Wales -11 1 - - 3
East Midlands -14 1 - - 10

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 43 (48.31%) C
2 33 (37.08%) Software Engineering
3 30 (33.71%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (33.71%) C++
4 25 (28.09%) Linux
5 24 (26.97%) Embedded C
6 20 (22.47%) Python
7 18 (20.22%) Electronics
8 17 (19.10%) Bluetooth
8 17 (19.10%) Firmware
9 13 (14.61%) Telecoms
9 13 (14.61%) Wireless
9 13 (14.61%) Automotive
9 13 (14.61%) Degree
9 13 (14.61%) Computer Science
9 13 (14.61%) Test Automation
10 12 (13.48%) Embedded C++
11 11 (12.36%) Scrum
12 9 (10.11%) UML
13 8 (8.99%) Wi-Fi
13 8 (8.99%) Simulink
13 8 (8.99%) Device Driver
13 8 (8.99%) Perforce
13 8 (8.99%) Embedded Linux
13 8 (8.99%) SC Cleared
13 8 (8.99%) Security Cleared
14 7 (7.87%) Signal Processing
14 7 (7.87%) Rational Rhapsody
14 7 (7.87%) SDLC
14 7 (7.87%) MATLAB

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 (2.25%) Confluence
2 1 (1.12%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 8 (8.99%) Simulink
2 2 (2.25%) Stateflow
2 2 (2.25%) TargetLink
3 1 (1.12%) GNU Octave
3 1 (1.12%) SOLIDWORKS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.12%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 17 (19.10%) Bluetooth
2 13 (14.61%) Wireless
3 8 (8.99%) Wi-Fi
4 7 (7.87%) Ethernet
5 6 (6.74%) 3G
6 5 (5.62%) TCP/IP
7 3 (3.37%) Internet
8 2 (2.25%) DHCP
8 2 (2.25%) DNS
8 2 (2.25%) Firewall
8 2 (2.25%) HTTP
8 2 (2.25%) RS-485
8 2 (2.25%) VPN
9 1 (1.12%) 802.11
9 1 (1.12%) FlexRay
9 1 (1.12%) Radio Access Network
9 1 (1.12%) RS-232
9 1 (1.12%) SGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.25%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.12%) Big Data
2 1 (1.12%) MySQL
2 1 (1.12%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (7.87%) Rational Rhapsody
2 5 (5.62%) Git (software)
2 5 (5.62%) Rational DOORS
3 4 (4.49%) JIRA
4 2 (2.25%) Subversion
5 1 (1.12%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.12%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.12%) Selenium
5 1 (1.12%) VectorCAST
5 1 (1.12%) Visual Studio
General
1 18 (20.22%) Electronics
2 13 (14.61%) Automotive
2 13 (14.61%) Telecoms
3 6 (6.74%) Finance
4 4 (4.49%) Manufacturing
4 4 (4.49%) Military
5 1 (1.12%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 36 (40.45%) Embedded Engineer
2 27 (30.34%) Software Engineer
3 21 (23.60%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 13 (14.61%) Developer
4 13 (14.61%) Tester
5 7 (7.87%) Analyst
5 7 (7.87%) Automation Tester
5 7 (7.87%) Bluetooth Engineer
5 7 (7.87%) C++ Software Engineer
5 7 (7.87%) Embedded C Engineer
5 7 (7.87%) Embedded C++ Engineer
5 7 (7.87%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
5 7 (7.87%) Embedded Developer
6 6 (6.74%) C Software Engineer
6 6 (6.74%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
6 6 (6.74%) C/C++ Software Engineer
6 6 (6.74%) C++ Developer
6 6 (6.74%) Embedded C Software Engineer
6 6 (6.74%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
6 6 (6.74%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.37%) HTML
1 3 (3.37%) Middleware
1 3 (3.37%) QML
1 3 (3.37%) Qt
2 2 (2.25%) JSON
2 2 (2.25%) RESTful
3 1 (1.12%) .NET
3 1 (1.12%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.12%) 802.1X
3 1 (1.12%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.12%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (1.12%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (1.12%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.61%) Computer Science
2 8 (8.99%) Device Driver
3 4 (4.49%) User Experience
4 3 (3.37%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 2 (2.25%) Verilog
6 1 (1.12%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.12%) ASIC
6 1 (1.12%) Digital TV
6 1 (1.12%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.12%) STB
Operating Systems
1 25 (28.09%) Linux
2 8 (8.99%) Embedded Linux
3 6 (6.74%) Android
4 5 (5.62%) Windows
5 3 (3.37%) FreeRTOS
6 2 (2.25%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.12%) SafeRTOS
7 1 (1.12%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (37.08%) Software Engineering
2 30 (33.71%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (14.61%) Test Automation
4 11 (12.36%) Scrum
5 9 (10.11%) UML
6 7 (7.87%) SDLC
6 7 (7.87%) Signal Processing
7 5 (5.62%) Functional Testing
7 5 (5.62%) Integration Testing
7 5 (5.62%) Mathematics
7 5 (5.62%) OO
7 5 (5.62%) OOP
7 5 (5.62%) Requirements Analysis
7 5 (5.62%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (4.49%) Device Driver Development
8 4 (4.49%) Physics
8 4 (4.49%) Programme Management
8 4 (4.49%) Resource Management
9 3 (3.37%) Data Science
9 3 (3.37%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 43 (48.31%) C
2 30 (33.71%) C++
3 24 (26.97%) Embedded C
4 20 (22.47%) Python
5 12 (13.48%) Embedded C++
6 7 (7.87%) Ada
6 7 (7.87%) MATLAB
7 6 (6.74%) JavaScript
8 5 (5.62%) Ada 95
9 4 (4.49%) C#
9 4 (4.49%) Java
9 4 (4.49%) SQL
10 3 (3.37%) R
11 1 (1.12%) Assembly Language
11 1 (1.12%) Perl
11 1 (1.12%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 13 (14.61%) Degree
2 8 (8.99%) SC Cleared
2 8 (8.99%) Security Cleared
3 6 (6.74%) ISEB
4 4 (4.49%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.74%) MISRA
2 4 (4.49%) QA
3 2 (2.25%) DO-178B
3 2 (2.25%) IEC 61508
3 2 (2.25%) ISO 26262
4 1 (1.12%) Def Stans
4 1 (1.12%) GDPR
4 1 (1.12%) IEC 62304
4 1 (1.12%) MISRA C
System Software
1 17 (19.10%) Firmware
2 4 (4.49%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
3 1 (1.12%) Virtual Desktop
Vendors
1 8 (8.99%) Perforce
2 3 (3.37%) Remedy
3 2 (2.25%) HP
3 2 (2.25%) MathWorks
3 2 (2.25%) ThinPrint
4 1 (1.12%) BMC
4 1 (1.12%) Intel
4 1 (1.12%) Oracle
4 1 (1.12%) Red Hat