The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Embedded Systems in contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Embedded Systems over the 3 months to 29 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
England > West Midlands
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 119 132 108
Rank change year-on-year +13 -24  
Contract jobs citing Embedded Systems 1 10 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.049% 0.33% 0.42%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.17% 1.32% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 1
West Midlands median daily rate - £375 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -25.00%  
England median daily rate £400 £375 £320
% change year-on-year +6.66% +17.18%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
West Midlands median hourly rate - £37.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -11.76%  
England median hourly rate £41.25 £42.50 £40.25
% change year-on-year -2.94% +5.59%  

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 597 755 636
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 28.98% 25.18% 26.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 450 602 508
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.16%  
10th Percentile £162 £205 £205
90th Percentile £500 £544 £500
England median daily rate £468 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +6.73% +3.05%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 39 54
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.22 £15.21 £16.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.51% -8.40%  
10th Percentile £10.06 £10.75 £10.15
90th Percentile £39.60 £23.60 £40.13
England median hourly rate £22.00 £21.75 £18.50
% change year-on-year +1.14% +17.56%  

Embedded Systems
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Embedded Systems as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Embedded Systems in the West Midlands

Embedded Systems
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Embedded Systems in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Embedded Systems in the West Midlands

Embedded Systems
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Embedded Systems in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Embedded Systems in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Embedded Systems.

1 3 (100.00%) Automotive
2 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) Software Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) SysML
3 1 (33.33%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) Use Case
3 1 (33.33%) Software Architecture
3 1 (33.33%) Memory Management
3 1 (33.33%) IEC 61508
3 1 (33.33%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (33.33%) Assembla
3 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (33.33%) Defect Tracking
3 1 (33.33%) ISO 26262
3 1 (33.33%) RS-232
3 1 (33.33%) RS-485
3 1 (33.33%) Post-Production
3 1 (33.33%) QNX
3 1 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (33.33%) Wireless
3 1 (33.33%) Electronics
3 1 (33.33%) Aerospace
3 1 (33.33%) C
3 1 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (33.33%) C++
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) .NET
3 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (33.33%) Windows

Embedded Systems
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) 3G
1 1 (33.33%) Ethernet
1 1 (33.33%) RS-232
1 1 (33.33%) RS-485
1 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (33.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) RDBMS
1 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) LabVIEW
1 1 (33.33%) Rational Rhapsody
1 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (100.00%) Automotive
2 1 (33.33%) Aerospace
2 1 (33.33%) Electronics
2 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Software Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) C# Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) Middleware
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Embedded Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 1 (33.33%) Defect Tracking
2 1 (33.33%) Memory Management
2 1 (33.33%) Post-Production
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Software Architecture
2 1 (33.33%) SysML
2 1 (33.33%) UML
2 1 (33.33%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Assembly Language
1 1 (33.33%) C
1 1 (33.33%) C#
1 1 (33.33%) C++
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) IEC 61508
1 1 (33.33%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Assembla
1 1 (33.33%) IBM
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) QNX