Period
to 15 August 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 August 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 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 764 744 726
Rank change year-on-year -20 -18 +28
Contract jobs citing Embedded Systems 117 123 191
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.13% 0.18%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.34% 0.38% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 56 95
UK median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £308 £300 £258
90th Percentile £648 £494 £623
UK excluding London median daily rate £373 £375 £363
% change year-on-year -0.53% +3.45% +7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 39 45
UK median hourly rate £43.75 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% - +1.80%
10th Percentile £34.65 £32.50 £32.50
90th Percentile £52.15 £58.75 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.38 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +4.41% - -

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 34,866 32,667 37,354
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.07% 34.17% 34.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,595 21,309 24,432
UK median daily rate £470 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +5.76%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £656 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,061 1,035 1,234
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.81
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.50% -3.87% +10.96%
10th Percentile £12.23 £11.25 £11.27
90th Percentile £51.00 £50.00 £47.39
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.34 £20.25
% change year-on-year +3.43% -4.51% +12.50%

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 August 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 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Embedded Systems in the UK

Embedded Systems
Top 12 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 August 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 -16 111 £390 +4.00% 155
UK excluding London -31 85 £373 -0.53% 147
South East +12 43 £373 -32.18% 38
London -19 26 £535 +38.06% 12
South West 0 24 £320 -20.00% 24
East of England -37 8 £445 +18.67% 30
East Midlands +1 5 £375 +10.29% 9
Midlands -25 5 £375 +10.29% 34
North of England -29 3 - - 17
Yorkshire -17 2 - - 10
Scotland -41 2 - - 3
North West -13 1 - - 4

For the 6 months to 15 August 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 58 (49.57%) C
2 53 (45.30%) Software Engineering
3 44 (37.61%) C++
4 33 (28.21%) Python
5 31 (26.50%) Agile Software Development
6 25 (21.37%) Linux
7 22 (18.80%) Degree
8 20 (17.09%) Computer Science
9 17 (14.53%) SC Cleared
9 17 (14.53%) Security Cleared
9 17 (14.53%) Git (software)
9 17 (14.53%) C#
10 16 (13.68%) MATLAB
10 16 (13.68%) Simulink
10 16 (13.68%) Embedded C
10 16 (13.68%) Automotive
10 16 (13.68%) Rational DOORS
11 15 (12.82%) Test Automation
12 14 (11.97%) Mathematics
12 14 (11.97%) Embedded C++
12 14 (11.97%) UML
13 13 (11.11%) Unix
13 13 (11.11%) Visual Studio
13 13 (11.11%) Electronics
14 12 (10.26%) Windows
15 11 (9.40%) STB
15 11 (9.40%) Android
15 11 (9.40%) Integration Testing
15 11 (9.40%) Problem-Solving
16 10 (8.55%) 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 6 (5.13%) IIS
Applications
1 16 (13.68%) Simulink
2 3 (2.56%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.85%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.85%) Stateflow
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.56%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (1.71%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.84%) DVB
2 7 (5.98%) Ethernet
2 7 (5.98%) RS-232
3 4 (3.42%) RFID
4 3 (2.56%) Internet
4 3 (2.56%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (1.71%) 4G
5 2 (1.71%) AMQP
5 2 (1.71%) NFC
5 2 (1.71%) PPP
5 2 (1.71%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.71%) Wireless
5 2 (1.71%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.85%) 3GPP
6 1 (0.85%) FlexRay
6 1 (0.85%) LTE
6 1 (0.85%) Modbus
6 1 (0.85%) NAS
6 1 (0.85%) RS-422
6 1 (0.85%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.56%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.71%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 17 (14.53%) Git (software)
2 16 (13.68%) Rational DOORS
3 13 (11.11%) Visual Studio
4 8 (6.84%) JIRA
4 8 (6.84%) Mercurial
5 7 (5.98%) Rational Rhapsody
5 7 (5.98%) Subversion
6 6 (5.13%) SonarQube
7 3 (2.56%) GCC
8 2 (1.71%) Burp Suite
8 2 (1.71%) GDB
8 2 (1.71%) LabVIEW
8 2 (1.71%) Xcode
9 1 (0.85%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.85%) Jenkins
General
1 16 (13.68%) Automotive
2 13 (11.11%) Electronics
3 8 (6.84%) Telecoms
4 6 (5.13%) Aerospace
5 4 (3.42%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.71%) Banking
6 2 (1.71%) Finance
7 1 (0.85%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.85%) Law
7 1 (0.85%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 40 (34.19%) Software Engineer
2 29 (24.79%) Embedded Engineer
3 25 (21.37%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 14 (11.97%) Developer
5 11 (9.40%) Embedded C Engineer
6 9 (7.69%) Senior Software Engineer
6 9 (7.69%) Test Engineer
7 8 (6.84%) C Software Engineer
7 8 (6.84%) Embedded C Software Engineer
7 8 (6.84%) Systems Engineer
7 8 (6.84%) Verification Engineer
8 7 (5.98%) Architect
8 7 (5.98%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
8 7 (5.98%) Embedded C++ Engineer
8 7 (5.98%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
9 6 (5.13%) C++ Developer
9 6 (5.13%) Linux Engineer
9 6 (5.13%) Security Architect
9 6 (5.13%) Windows Engineer
10 5 (4.27%) Ada Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.69%) OpenGL
2 6 (5.13%) DirectX
2 6 (5.13%) OpenGL ES
2 6 (5.13%) Qt
2 6 (5.13%) Vulkan
3 5 (4.27%) GStreamer
4 3 (2.56%) .NET
4 3 (2.56%) D-Bus
4 3 (2.56%) WebKit
4 3 (2.56%) WPF
4 3 (2.56%) Yocto
5 2 (1.71%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.71%) HEVC
5 2 (1.71%) Middleware
6 1 (0.85%) .NET Core
6 1 (0.85%) Android SDK
6 1 (0.85%) CSS
6 1 (0.85%) HTML
6 1 (0.85%) QML
6 1 (0.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (17.09%) Computer Science
2 11 (9.40%) STB
3 9 (7.69%) IPTV
4 8 (6.84%) Linux Command Line
5 7 (5.98%) Device Driver
5 7 (5.98%) Driving Licence
5 7 (5.98%) Management Information System
6 6 (5.13%) Mobile Payment
6 6 (5.13%) Smartcard
7 5 (4.27%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 4 (3.42%) Data Centre
8 4 (3.42%) Mobile App
9 3 (2.56%) User Experience
10 2 (1.71%) Digital TV
10 2 (1.71%) EMV
10 2 (1.71%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (1.71%) Internet of Things
10 2 (1.71%) PKI
10 2 (1.71%) Self-Motivation
11 1 (0.85%) ASIC
Operating Systems
1 25 (21.37%) Linux
2 13 (11.11%) Unix
3 12 (10.26%) Windows
4 11 (9.40%) Android
5 6 (5.13%) Embedded Linux
6 3 (2.56%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.71%) FreeRTOS
7 2 (1.71%) Mac OS
7 2 (1.71%) SafeRTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (45.30%) Software Engineering
2 31 (26.50%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (12.82%) Test Automation
4 14 (11.97%) Mathematics
4 14 (11.97%) UML
5 11 (9.40%) Integration Testing
5 11 (9.40%) Problem-Solving
6 10 (8.55%) Signal Processing
7 9 (7.69%) FMEA
7 9 (7.69%) Functional Testing
7 9 (7.69%) Test Scripting
8 8 (6.84%) API Testing
8 8 (6.84%) Digital Signal Processing
8 8 (6.84%) Mentoring
8 8 (6.84%) Multithreading
8 8 (6.84%) Validation
9 7 (5.98%) Information Security
9 7 (5.98%) Security Architecture
9 7 (5.98%) Software Architecture
10 6 (5.13%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 58 (49.57%) C
2 44 (37.61%) C++
3 33 (28.21%) Python
4 17 (14.53%) C#
5 16 (13.68%) Embedded C
5 16 (13.68%) MATLAB
6 14 (11.97%) Embedded C++
7 9 (7.69%) Perl
8 8 (6.84%) Assembly Language
8 8 (6.84%) Ruby
9 7 (5.98%) Ada
10 5 (4.27%) Ada 95
11 4 (3.42%) GLSL
11 4 (3.42%) HLSL
11 4 (3.42%) Java
11 4 (3.42%) SQL
12 3 (2.56%) Bash Shell
13 2 (1.71%) Apple Swift
13 2 (1.71%) C-shell
13 2 (1.71%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 22 (18.80%) Degree
2 17 (14.53%) SC Cleared
2 17 (14.53%) Security Cleared
3 9 (7.69%) CISSP
4 8 (6.84%) CREST Certified
5 7 (5.98%) CISA
5 7 (5.98%) CISM
5 7 (5.98%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (5.13%) IISP
7 2 (1.71%) CEH
7 2 (1.71%) Numerate Degree
7 2 (1.71%) OSCP
8 1 (0.85%) CESG Certified Professional
8 1 (0.85%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.85%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.55%) MISRA
2 9 (7.69%) MISRA C
3 7 (5.98%) ISO 31000
3 7 (5.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (5.98%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 6 (5.13%) GDPR
4 6 (5.13%) ISAE 3402
4 6 (5.13%) ISO 22301
4 6 (5.13%) ISO 9001
4 6 (5.13%) PCI DSS
4 6 (5.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (4.27%) DO-178B
6 3 (2.56%) ARP4754
6 3 (2.56%) IEC 61508
7 1 (0.85%) IEC 62304
7 1 (0.85%) ISO 15765
7 1 (0.85%) ISO 26262
7 1 (0.85%) QA
System Software
1 9 (7.69%) Firmware
2 3 (2.56%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (5.13%) Nessus
1 6 (5.13%) Trend Micro Deep Security
2 3 (2.56%) Ansible
2 3 (2.56%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.85%) HP ALM
3 1 (0.85%) Netcool
Vendors
1 8 (6.84%) IBM
2 7 (5.98%) Huawei
2 7 (5.98%) Microsoft
3 6 (5.13%) ArcSight
3 6 (5.13%) Barracuda Networks
3 6 (5.13%) Centrify
3 6 (5.13%) Cisco
3 6 (5.13%) Imperva
3 6 (5.13%) McAfee
3 6 (5.13%) Oracle
3 6 (5.13%) Qualys
3 6 (5.13%) Splunk
3 6 (5.13%) Sun
3 6 (5.13%) Trend Micro
3 6 (5.13%) Tripwire
4 5 (4.27%) Google
5 2 (1.71%) Freescale
5 2 (1.71%) Intel
5 2 (1.71%) Renesas
6 1 (0.85%) HP