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 3 months to 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 541 537 572
Rank change year-on-year -4 +35  
Contract jobs citing Embedded Systems 61 106 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.20% 0.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.39% 0.59% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 54 9
Median daily rate £400 £375 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +17.18%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £252 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £700 £368
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £320
% change year-on-year +9.58% +14.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 19 11
Median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.20 £37.00 £34.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £46.30 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.63 £42.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year -4.97% +6.87%  

Embedded Systems is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 15514 17930 17779
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 33.14% 33.32% 31.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 10087 11763 11122
Median daily rate £450 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +0.59%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 488 588 656
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.25 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.12% +17.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.47 £12.50 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.39 £47.33
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year +9.89% +19.73%  

Embedded Systems
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Embedded Systems as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

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 3 months to 23 June 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 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Embedded Systems in the UK

Embedded Systems
Top 30 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 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -16 48 £400 +6.66% 42
East of England -3 10 £438 +75.00% 16
London -29 9 £388 -18.42% 1
South West +3 8 £400 +23.07% 13
Wales -2 6 £405 +8.00%
South Wales -2 6 £405 +8.00%
South East -10 6 £550 +59.42% 4
Gloucestershire +9 5 £388 +19.23% 3
Cambridgeshire - 5 - - 14
Cambridge - 5 - - 14
East Midlands - 5 £340 - 3
Hampshire +14 4 £550 -
Hertfordshire - 4 £425 - 2
Yorkshire - 4 £275 -
Scotland - 4 - - 1
Tewkesbury -8 3 - -
Northamptonshire - 3 £340 -
West Yorkshire - 3 £275 -
Northampton - 3 £340 -
Southampton - 3 £550 -
Stevenage - 3 - -
North East - 3 - -
Cheltenham +6 2 £388 - 2
Cardiff +1 2 - -
Bristol -5 2 - - 2
Caerphilly - 2 £410 -
County Antrim - 2 £300 -
Belfast - 2 £300 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 - -
Tyne and Wear - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 61 (54.46%) C
2 47 (41.96%) C++
3 46 (41.07%) Software Engineering
4 35 (31.25%) Linux
5 26 (23.21%) Embedded C
6 20 (17.86%) Windows
7 19 (16.96%) Python
7 19 (16.96%) Configuration Management
7 19 (16.96%) Automotive
8 16 (14.29%) Security Cleared
9 15 (13.39%) Test Automation
9 15 (13.39%) Firmware
10 14 (12.50%) UML
10 14 (12.50%) C#
11 12 (10.71%) Java
11 12 (10.71%) Ethernet
11 12 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
11 12 (10.71%) Electronics
11 12 (10.71%) Telecoms
11 12 (10.71%) SC Cleared
11 12 (10.71%) Rational DOORS
12 11 (9.82%) Embedded Software Development
12 11 (9.82%) Software Testing
12 11 (9.82%) Bluetooth
13 10 (8.93%) Device Driver
14 9 (8.04%) Wi-Fi
14 9 (8.04%) Wireless
14 9 (8.04%) STB
14 9 (8.04%) Degree
14 9 (8.04%) MISRA

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 (1.79%) ArcGIS
1 2 (1.79%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (1.79%) Simulink
2 1 (0.89%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (0.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.79%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (1.79%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (10.71%) Ethernet
2 11 (9.82%) Bluetooth
3 9 (8.04%) Wi-Fi
3 9 (8.04%) Wireless
4 8 (7.14%) DVB
5 4 (3.57%) UPnP
6 3 (2.68%) 3G
6 3 (2.68%) DLNA
6 3 (2.68%) DOCSIS
6 3 (2.68%) FlexRay
6 3 (2.68%) HTTP
6 3 (2.68%) Internet
6 3 (2.68%) Modbus
6 3 (2.68%) VLAN
7 2 (1.79%) 4G
7 2 (1.79%) SpaceWire
7 2 (1.79%) WiMAX
8 1 (0.89%) DNS
8 1 (0.89%) FTP
8 1 (0.89%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.57%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.68%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.79%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 2 (1.79%) Amazon Redshift
4 1 (0.89%) MySQL
4 1 (0.89%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.89%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.89%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 12 (10.71%) Rational DOORS
2 8 (7.14%) Git (software)
2 8 (7.14%) Rational Rhapsody
2 8 (7.14%) Visual Studio
3 6 (5.36%) Bugzilla
4 5 (4.46%) JIRA
5 4 (3.57%) ClearCase
5 4 (3.57%) Jenkins
6 3 (2.68%) Ant
6 3 (2.68%) ClearQuest
6 3 (2.68%) Gerrit
7 2 (1.79%) GCC
7 2 (1.79%) Subversion
8 1 (0.89%) CANoe
8 1 (0.89%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.89%) LabVIEW
8 1 (0.89%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.89%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.89%) WiX
General
1 19 (16.96%) Automotive
2 12 (10.71%) Electronics
2 12 (10.71%) Telecoms
3 6 (5.36%) Finance
4 4 (3.57%) Avionics
4 4 (3.57%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.68%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.79%) Publishing
7 1 (0.89%) Marketing
7 1 (0.89%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 39 (34.82%) Software Engineer
2 25 (22.32%) Developer
3 19 (16.96%) Embedded Engineer
4 17 (15.18%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 11 (9.82%) Test Engineer
6 9 (8.04%) Embedded Developer
7 8 (7.14%) Architect
7 8 (7.14%) Software Test Engineer
8 7 (6.25%) C Developer
8 7 (6.25%) C++ Developer
8 7 (6.25%) Software Developer
8 7 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
9 6 (5.36%) Embedded C Developer
9 6 (5.36%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
9 6 (5.36%) Senior Software Test Engineer
9 6 (5.36%) Senior Test Engineer
9 6 (5.36%) Systems Architect
10 4 (3.57%) C++ Software Engineer
10 4 (3.57%) Software Development Engineer
10 4 (3.57%) Software Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.25%) Middleware
2 5 (4.46%) .NET
2 5 (4.46%) HTML
2 5 (4.46%) HTML5
2 5 (4.46%) OpenGL
2 5 (4.46%) OpenGL ES
3 4 (3.57%) POSIX
3 4 (3.57%) XML
4 3 (2.68%) Qt
5 2 (1.79%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 2 (1.79%) Google Maps API
5 2 (1.79%) WebKit
5 2 (1.79%) WPF
6 1 (0.89%) CSS
6 1 (0.89%) JSON
6 1 (0.89%) LINQ
6 1 (0.89%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.93%) Device Driver
2 9 (8.04%) STB
3 8 (7.14%) Computer Science
4 7 (6.25%) Digital TV
4 7 (6.25%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 7 (6.25%) Mobile App
5 5 (4.46%) Algorithms
6 4 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (3.57%) Over-the-Top Content
7 3 (2.68%) ASIC
7 3 (2.68%) Augmented Reality
7 3 (2.68%) Internet of Things
7 3 (2.68%) iPhone
7 3 (2.68%) VHDL
8 2 (1.79%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.79%) Smartphone
8 2 (1.79%) Streaming Media
8 2 (1.79%) Verilog
9 1 (0.89%) Infotainment
9 1 (0.89%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 35 (31.25%) Linux
2 20 (17.86%) Windows
3 7 (6.25%) Android
3 7 (6.25%) Apple iOS
4 4 (3.57%) Embedded Linux
5 3 (2.68%) Tizen
6 2 (1.79%) Debian
6 2 (1.79%) Mac OS
6 2 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.79%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.79%) Windows Embedded Compact
6 2 (1.79%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.89%) uClinux
7 1 (0.89%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (41.07%) Software Engineering
2 19 (16.96%) Configuration Management
3 15 (13.39%) Test Automation
4 14 (12.50%) UML
5 12 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (9.82%) Embedded Software Development
6 11 (9.82%) Software Testing
7 8 (7.14%) Project Management
7 8 (7.14%) Validation
8 7 (6.25%) iOS Development
8 7 (6.25%) Requirements Management
9 6 (5.36%) Android Development
9 6 (5.36%) Scrum
9 6 (5.36%) Use Case
10 5 (4.46%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (4.46%) SysML
11 4 (3.57%) Mobile Application Development
11 4 (3.57%) Multithreading
11 4 (3.57%) Open Source
11 4 (3.57%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 61 (54.46%) C
2 47 (41.96%) C++
3 26 (23.21%) Embedded C
4 19 (16.96%) Python
5 14 (12.50%) C#
6 12 (10.71%) Java
7 7 (6.25%) Perl
8 6 (5.36%) Assembly Language
9 5 (4.46%) ANSI C
9 5 (4.46%) Embedded C++
9 5 (4.46%) GLSL
9 5 (4.46%) Objective-C
9 5 (4.46%) SQL
10 4 (3.57%) MATLAB
10 4 (3.57%) Tcl
11 3 (2.68%) Apple Swift
11 3 (2.68%) Shell Script
12 2 (1.79%) Bash Shell
12 2 (1.79%) PHP
12 2 (1.79%) XAML
Qualifications
1 16 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 12 (10.71%) SC Cleared
3 9 (8.04%) Degree
4 2 (1.79%) ISEB
5 1 (0.89%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.89%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.89%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.04%) MISRA
2 7 (6.25%) QA
3 4 (3.57%) MISRA C
4 2 (1.79%) DO-178B
4 2 (1.79%) ECSS
5 1 (0.89%) IEC 61508
5 1 (0.89%) ISO 26262
5 1 (0.89%) PMO
System Software
1 15 (13.39%) Firmware
2 3 (2.68%) Cygwin
Systems Management
1 1 (0.89%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (5.36%) IBM
2 3 (2.68%) Microsoft
2 3 (2.68%) VMware
3 2 (1.79%) Atlassian
3 2 (1.79%) Cisco
3 2 (1.79%) ESRI
3 2 (1.79%) Google
3 2 (1.79%) Red Hat
3 2 (1.79%) SAP
3 2 (1.79%) Xamarin
4 1 (0.89%) Assembla
4 1 (0.89%) HP
4 1 (0.89%) Oracle
4 1 (0.89%) QNX
4 1 (0.89%) Xilinx
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