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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 557 550 572
Rank change year-on-year -7 +22  
Contract jobs citing Embedded Systems 48 98 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.18% 0.099%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.33% 0.58% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 48 6
Median daily rate £360 £420 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.28% +12.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £388 £380
% change year-on-year -8.38% +1.97%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 32 15
Median hourly rate £45.85 £43.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.61% +7.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.25 £35.00 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £47.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £43.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +4.65% +7.50%  

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 14438 16788 16177
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.92% 31.19% 30.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 9334 10966 9753
Median daily rate £445 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.70% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 535 571 682
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.54 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.17% +20.53%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £26.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -26.41% +43.24%  

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 29 March 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 29 March 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 29 March 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 -9 36 £360 -14.28% 35
London +7 10 £360 -14.28% 1
East of England +4 10 £400 +6.66% 8
South East -13 8 £373 -6.28% 7
South Wales +19 7 £383 +9.50%
Wales +12 7 £383 +9.50%
Hampshire +6 5 £395 -2.76% 2
Essex -5 4 £413 -
Cardiff +25 3 £407 +16.14%
Cambridge +11 3 £225 -40.00% 8
Cambridgeshire +5 3 £225 -40.00% 8
Hertfordshire 0 3 - -
Northamptonshire -1 3 £450 -
East Midlands -5 3 £450 -
Scotland - 3 £325 -
West Midlands +13 2 £300 - 1
Northampton -1 2 - -
South West -14 2 - - 12
Berkshire - 2 £325 - 2
Yorkshire +17 1 £350 +27.27% 3
West Yorkshire +16 1 £350 +27.27% 2
Bristol -3 1 - -
Worcestershire - 1 £300 -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Highlands - 1 £325 -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Inverness - 1 £325 -
Somerset - 1 - - 2
Thames Valley - 1 £570 -

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 62 (48.06%) C
1 62 (48.06%) C++
2 56 (43.41%) Software Engineering
3 37 (28.68%) Linux
4 29 (22.48%) Python
5 28 (21.71%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (14.73%) Java
6 19 (14.73%) Embedded C
7 18 (13.95%) C#
7 18 (13.95%) JIRA
8 17 (13.18%) Security Cleared
8 17 (13.18%) Windows
9 16 (12.40%) Git (software)
10 15 (11.63%) Scrum
11 14 (10.85%) Wi-Fi
11 14 (10.85%) Unix
11 14 (10.85%) Perl
11 14 (10.85%) Configuration Management
11 14 (10.85%) STB
12 12 (9.30%) Automotive
12 12 (9.30%) VoIP
12 12 (9.30%) Ruby
12 12 (9.30%) Bash Shell
12 12 (9.30%) Rational DOORS
13 11 (8.53%) SC Cleared
13 11 (8.53%) Electronics
13 11 (8.53%) Embedded Software Development
14 10 (7.75%) Jenkins
14 10 (7.75%) Mobile App
14 10 (7.75%) Algorithms

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 9 (6.98%) Apache Qpid
1 9 (6.98%) Confluence
2 4 (3.10%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (1.55%) Simulink
2 1 (0.78%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (0.78%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.78%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.43%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.10%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (3.10%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (10.85%) Wi-Fi
2 12 (9.30%) VoIP
3 9 (6.98%) Bluetooth
3 9 (6.98%) TCP/IP
4 8 (6.20%) DVB
4 8 (6.20%) HTTP
5 7 (5.43%) AMQP
5 7 (5.43%) Wireshark
6 6 (4.65%) Ethernet
7 5 (3.88%) Internet
7 5 (3.88%) Network Security
7 5 (3.88%) PSTN
7 5 (3.88%) Wireless
7 5 (3.88%) ZigBee
8 3 (2.33%) VLAN
9 2 (1.55%) SNMP
9 2 (1.55%) SSL
9 2 (1.55%) WiMAX
10 1 (0.78%) DNS
10 1 (0.78%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.10%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 4 (3.10%) Amazon Redshift
1 4 (3.10%) PostgreSQL
1 4 (3.10%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.78%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (0.78%) Apache Hive
2 1 (0.78%) Big Data
2 1 (0.78%) RDBMS
2 1 (0.78%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.78%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 18 (13.95%) JIRA
2 16 (12.40%) Git (software)
3 12 (9.30%) Rational DOORS
4 10 (7.75%) Jenkins
5 8 (6.20%) CMake
5 8 (6.20%) Subversion
6 7 (5.43%) Bitbucket
6 7 (5.43%) GoogleTest
6 7 (5.43%) Valgrind
7 4 (3.10%) Rational Rhapsody
7 4 (3.10%) Visual Studio
8 3 (2.33%) Gerrit
9 2 (1.55%) Ant
10 1 (0.78%) CANoe
10 1 (0.78%) ClearCase
10 1 (0.78%) LabVIEW
10 1 (0.78%) Qt Creator
10 1 (0.78%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.78%) Trac
10 1 (0.78%) WiX
General
1 12 (9.30%) Automotive
2 11 (8.53%) Electronics
3 10 (7.75%) Finance
3 10 (7.75%) Telecoms
4 8 (6.20%) Manufacturing
5 4 (3.10%) Retail
6 2 (1.55%) Avionics
6 2 (1.55%) Publishing
7 1 (0.78%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.78%) Banking
7 1 (0.78%) Billing
7 1 (0.78%) Marketing
7 1 (0.78%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.78%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 52 (40.31%) Software Engineer
2 27 (20.93%) Embedded Engineer
3 25 (19.38%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 20 (15.50%) Developer
5 14 (10.85%) Architect
6 13 (10.08%) C++ Developer
7 8 (6.20%) Systems Architect
8 7 (5.43%) Senior Software Engineer
8 7 (5.43%) Test Engineer
9 6 (4.65%) Java Engineer
9 6 (4.65%) Java Software Engineer
9 6 (4.65%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
10 5 (3.88%) C++ Software Engineer
10 5 (3.88%) Solutions Architect
11 4 (3.10%) Android Developer
11 4 (3.10%) Embedded C Software Engineer
11 4 (3.10%) Java Developer
11 4 (3.10%) Middleware Engineer
11 4 (3.10%) Senior Architect
11 4 (3.10%) Senior Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.20%) Middleware
2 7 (5.43%) .NET
2 7 (5.43%) STL
3 6 (4.65%) JSON
3 6 (4.65%) OpenGL
3 6 (4.65%) RESTful
4 5 (3.88%) HTML
4 5 (3.88%) OpenGL ES
4 5 (3.88%) XML
5 3 (2.33%) HTML5
6 2 (1.55%) J2EE
6 2 (1.55%) JSON-LD
6 2 (1.55%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (1.55%) SAML
6 2 (1.55%) Web Services
6 2 (1.55%) WebKit
7 1 (0.78%) Kafka
7 1 (0.78%) Node.js
7 1 (0.78%) Spring Cloud
7 1 (0.78%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.85%) STB
2 10 (7.75%) Algorithms
2 10 (7.75%) Mobile App
3 9 (6.98%) Computer Science
3 9 (6.98%) Device Driver
4 5 (3.88%) Digital TV
4 5 (3.88%) Internet of Things
5 4 (3.10%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.10%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 4 (3.10%) IPTV
5 4 (3.10%) Linux Command Line
5 4 (3.10%) Smartphone
6 3 (2.33%) ASIC
6 3 (2.33%) Augmented Reality
7 2 (1.55%) Digital Media
7 2 (1.55%) Semantic Web
7 2 (1.55%) Streaming Media
7 2 (1.55%) Verilog
7 2 (1.55%) VHDL
7 2 (1.55%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 37 (28.68%) Linux
2 17 (13.18%) Windows
3 14 (10.85%) Unix
4 9 (6.98%) Android
5 7 (5.43%) Apple iOS
5 7 (5.43%) CentOS
6 5 (3.88%) Embedded Linux
7 4 (3.10%) Windows Server
8 3 (2.33%) Tizen
9 2 (1.55%) Windows Embedded Compact
10 1 (0.78%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (43.41%) Software Engineering
2 28 (21.71%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (11.63%) Scrum
4 14 (10.85%) Configuration Management
5 11 (8.53%) Embedded Software Development
6 9 (6.98%) Android Development
6 9 (6.98%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (6.98%) Mentoring
6 9 (6.98%) Requirements Management
7 8 (6.20%) Memory Management
8 7 (5.43%) Automated Testing
8 7 (5.43%) Functional Testing
8 7 (5.43%) iOS Development
8 7 (5.43%) Software Testing
8 7 (5.43%) Test Automation
9 6 (4.65%) Mathematics
9 6 (4.65%) Open Source
9 6 (4.65%) Programme Management
9 6 (4.65%) Project Management
9 6 (4.65%) UML
Programming Languages
1 62 (48.06%) C
1 62 (48.06%) C++
2 29 (22.48%) Python
3 19 (14.73%) Embedded C
3 19 (14.73%) Java
4 18 (13.95%) C#
5 14 (10.85%) Perl
6 12 (9.30%) Bash Shell
6 12 (9.30%) Ruby
7 6 (4.65%) Assembly Language
8 5 (3.88%) Embedded C++
8 5 (3.88%) GLSL
8 5 (3.88%) MATLAB
8 5 (3.88%) SQL
9 4 (3.10%) ANSI C
10 3 (2.33%) Objective-C
10 3 (2.33%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.55%) PHP
11 2 (1.55%) SPARQL
12 1 (0.78%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 17 (13.18%) Security Cleared
2 11 (8.53%) SC Cleared
3 8 (6.20%) Degree
4 6 (4.65%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.55%) MBA
5 2 (1.55%) PhD
6 1 (0.78%) ACCA
6 1 (0.78%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.88%) QA
2 3 (2.33%) MISRA
2 3 (2.33%) MISRA C
3 1 (0.78%) DO-178B
3 1 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (6.20%) Docker
2 6 (4.65%) Firmware
3 2 (1.55%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 1 (0.78%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.78%) Marathon
1 1 (0.78%) Mesos
Vendors
1 8 (6.20%) SAP
2 7 (5.43%) Google
3 4 (3.10%) EMC
3 4 (3.10%) IBM
3 4 (3.10%) Microsoft
4 3 (2.33%) VMware
5 2 (1.55%) BT
5 2 (1.55%) Cisco
5 2 (1.55%) Xamarin
6 1 (0.78%) Adobe
6 1 (0.78%) Apigee
6 1 (0.78%) Assembla
6 1 (0.78%) HP
6 1 (0.78%) Huawei
6 1 (0.78%) QNX
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