Period
to 20 May 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 20 May 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
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 799 719 708
Rank change year-on-year -80 -11 +71
Contract jobs citing Embedded Systems 82 110 170
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.081% 0.12% 0.16%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.24% 0.36% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 39 73
UK median daily rate £375 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.23% +8.39%
10th Percentile £274 £300 £263
90th Percentile £600 £571 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £370
% change year-on-year - +1.35% -2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 32 63
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £43.75 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.71% +1.74% +7.50%
10th Percentile £36.25 £32.50 £32.50
90th Percentile £55.50 £52.38 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £43.00
% change year-on-year - -1.16% +6.83%

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 34,110 30,649 35,487
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.87% 33.75% 33.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,317 19,868 23,148
UK median daily rate £451 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £270 £263 £250
90th Percentile £650 £630 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +0.63% +6.67% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,065 1,091 1,184
UK median hourly rate £21.90 £20.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.50% -4.76% +17.55%
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £53.50 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.21 £18.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +14.62% -11.90% +20.00%

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 20 May 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 20 May 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 20 May 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 -71 76 £375 -5.06% 135
UK excluding London -51 61 £375 - 120
London -45 19 £513 +36.67% 17
South East -13 18 £408 -16.41% 26
South West +9 11 - - 20
East of England -13 11 £375 +11.11% 33
Midlands -26 9 £388 -13.89% 19
North of England 0 8 £275 -33.33% 20
Yorkshire -3 7 £275 -21.43% 8
East Midlands -15 5 £375 -16.67% 8
West Midlands -14 4 £406 +35.42% 11
Scotland -39 3 - - 2
Wales -7 1 - -
North West -14 1 - - 5

For the 6 months to 20 May 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 35 (42.68%) Software Engineering
2 34 (41.46%) C
3 25 (30.49%) C++
4 24 (29.27%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (20.73%) Linux
6 13 (15.85%) Rational DOORS
7 12 (14.63%) Python
7 12 (14.63%) Embedded C++
8 11 (13.41%) Firmware
8 11 (13.41%) Embedded C
9 10 (12.20%) UML
9 10 (12.20%) Simulink
9 10 (12.20%) Electronics
10 9 (10.98%) SC Cleared
10 9 (10.98%) Security Cleared
10 9 (10.98%) Test Automation
11 8 (9.76%) Android
11 8 (9.76%) C#
11 8 (9.76%) Ethernet
12 7 (8.54%) MATLAB
12 7 (8.54%) Validation
12 7 (8.54%) Automotive
12 7 (8.54%) STB
12 7 (8.54%) Embedded Linux
12 7 (8.54%) Git (software)
12 7 (8.54%) Functional Testing
13 6 (7.32%) Degree
13 6 (7.32%) Finance
13 6 (7.32%) Scrum
13 6 (7.32%) Ada

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 (2.44%) IIS
Applications
1 10 (12.20%) Simulink
2 3 (3.66%) Stateflow
3 2 (2.44%) TargetLink
4 1 (1.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.76%) Ethernet
2 4 (4.88%) Bluetooth
2 4 (4.88%) DVB
3 3 (3.66%) 3G
3 3 (3.66%) Internet
4 2 (2.44%) 4G
4 2 (2.44%) AMQP
4 2 (2.44%) PPP
4 2 (2.44%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.22%) FlexRay
5 1 (1.22%) Modbus
5 1 (1.22%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (1.22%) RS-232
5 1 (1.22%) RS-422
5 1 (1.22%) RS-485
5 1 (1.22%) SGSN
5 1 (1.22%) Skype
5 1 (1.22%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.22%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.44%) SQL Server
1 2 (2.44%) SQLite
2 1 (1.22%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 13 (15.85%) Rational DOORS
2 7 (8.54%) Git (software)
3 5 (6.10%) Rational Rhapsody
3 5 (6.10%) Visual Studio
4 4 (4.88%) JIRA
5 2 (2.44%) GDB
5 2 (2.44%) SonarQube
6 1 (1.22%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.22%) LabVIEW
6 1 (1.22%) Selenium
General
1 10 (12.20%) Electronics
2 7 (8.54%) Automotive
3 6 (7.32%) Finance
4 4 (4.88%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.44%) Aerospace
5 2 (2.44%) Military
5 2 (2.44%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.22%) Law
6 1 (1.22%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 28 (34.15%) Software Engineer
2 25 (30.49%) Embedded Engineer
3 20 (24.39%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 12 (14.63%) Developer
5 8 (9.76%) Test Engineer
6 7 (8.54%) C++ Developer
7 6 (7.32%) Verification Engineer
8 5 (6.10%) Systems Engineer
9 4 (4.88%) Architect
9 4 (4.88%) Tester
10 3 (3.66%) Ada Engineer
10 3 (3.66%) Ada Software Engineer
10 3 (3.66%) Analyst
10 3 (3.66%) Embedded Developer
10 3 (3.66%) Lead Embedded Software Engineer
10 3 (3.66%) Lead Software Engineer
10 3 (3.66%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
10 3 (3.66%) Security Architect
10 3 (3.66%) Test Analyst
11 2 (2.44%) Senior Electronics Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.10%) Qt
2 3 (3.66%) DirectX
2 3 (3.66%) Middleware
2 3 (3.66%) OpenGL
2 3 (3.66%) OpenGL ES
2 3 (3.66%) QML
2 3 (3.66%) Vulkan
2 3 (3.66%) Yocto
3 2 (2.44%) WPF
4 1 (1.22%) .NET
4 1 (1.22%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.22%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.22%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.54%) STB
2 5 (6.10%) Computer Science
2 5 (6.10%) User Experience
3 4 (4.88%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 4 (4.88%) IPTV
3 4 (4.88%) Linux Command Line
4 3 (3.66%) Device Driver
4 3 (3.66%) Driving Licence
4 3 (3.66%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.66%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (2.44%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (2.44%) Internet of Things
5 2 (2.44%) Mobile Payment
5 2 (2.44%) PKI
5 2 (2.44%) Smartcard
6 1 (1.22%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.22%) Digital TV
6 1 (1.22%) Infotainment
6 1 (1.22%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.22%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 17 (20.73%) Linux
2 8 (9.76%) Android
3 7 (8.54%) Embedded Linux
4 5 (6.10%) Unix
5 3 (3.66%) FreeRTOS
5 3 (3.66%) Windows
6 1 (1.22%) SafeRTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (42.68%) Software Engineering
2 24 (29.27%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (12.20%) UML
4 9 (10.98%) Test Automation
5 7 (8.54%) Functional Testing
5 7 (8.54%) Validation
6 6 (7.32%) Scrum
7 5 (6.10%) Configuration Management
7 5 (6.10%) Integration Testing
7 5 (6.10%) OOP
7 5 (6.10%) Requirements Management
7 5 (6.10%) Test Scripting
8 4 (4.88%) Android Development
8 4 (4.88%) API Testing
8 4 (4.88%) Mentoring
8 4 (4.88%) PLM
8 4 (4.88%) Problem-Solving
8 4 (4.88%) SDLC
9 3 (3.66%) Device Driver Development
9 3 (3.66%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (41.46%) C
2 25 (30.49%) C++
3 12 (14.63%) Embedded C++
3 12 (14.63%) Python
4 11 (13.41%) Embedded C
5 8 (9.76%) C#
6 7 (8.54%) MATLAB
7 6 (7.32%) Ada
8 5 (6.10%) Perl
8 5 (6.10%) Ruby
9 4 (4.88%) Java
9 4 (4.88%) JavaScript
10 3 (3.66%) Ada 95
11 2 (2.44%) SQL
12 1 (1.22%) Assembly Language
12 1 (1.22%) GLSL
12 1 (1.22%) HLSL
Qualifications
1 9 (10.98%) SC Cleared
1 9 (10.98%) Security Cleared
2 6 (7.32%) Degree
3 3 (3.66%) CISA
3 3 (3.66%) CISM
3 3 (3.66%) CISSP
3 3 (3.66%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (3.66%) ISEB
4 2 (2.44%) CREST Certified
4 2 (2.44%) IISP
5 1 (1.22%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.66%) DO-178B
1 3 (3.66%) ISO 31000
1 3 (3.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (3.66%) ISO/IEC 27005
2 2 (2.44%) ARP4754
2 2 (2.44%) GDPR
2 2 (2.44%) IEC 61508
2 2 (2.44%) ISAE 3402
2 2 (2.44%) ISO 22301
2 2 (2.44%) ISO 26262
2 2 (2.44%) ISO 9001
2 2 (2.44%) MISRA
2 2 (2.44%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.44%) QA
2 2 (2.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.22%) Def Stans
3 1 (1.22%) ISO 15765
System Software
1 11 (13.41%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (2.44%) Nessus
1 2 (2.44%) Trend Micro Deep Security
2 1 (1.22%) HP ALM
2 1 (1.22%) Netcool
Vendors
1 3 (3.66%) Huawei
1 3 (3.66%) Intel
1 3 (3.66%) Oracle
2 2 (2.44%) ArcSight
2 2 (2.44%) Barracuda Networks
2 2 (2.44%) Centrify
2 2 (2.44%) Cisco
2 2 (2.44%) Freescale
2 2 (2.44%) IBM
2 2 (2.44%) Imperva
2 2 (2.44%) MathWorks
2 2 (2.44%) McAfee
2 2 (2.44%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.44%) Qualys
2 2 (2.44%) Renesas
2 2 (2.44%) Splunk
2 2 (2.44%) Sun
2 2 (2.44%) Trend Micro
2 2 (2.44%) Tripwire
3 1 (1.22%) Remedy