The table below looks at the statistics for Embedded Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Embedded Linux over the 3 months to 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Embedded Linux
Rank 50 39 41
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +2
Contract jobs citing Embedded Linux 4 3 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.86% 0.82% 2.45%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.78% 2.70% 5.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£300 - £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 9
Average hourly rate - £39.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.23%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.50 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +12.50%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridge region.

Operating Systems Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
144 111 191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 31.10% 30.33% 42.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 41 81
Average daily rate £350 £285 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.80% -12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £150 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £375 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 18 55
Average hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £11.70 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.85 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.95% -6.76%

Embedded Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Embedded Linux across the Cambridge region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Embedded Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Embedded Linux
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Embedded Linux across the Cambridge region.

Embedded Linux Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

Embedded Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Embedded Linux across the Cambridge region.

Embedded Linux Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

Embedded Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge region citing Embedded Linux also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Embedded Linux.

1 19 (100.00%) Linux
2 15 (78.95%) C
3 14 (73.68%) Software Engineering
4 10 (52.63%) Embedded C
5 9 (47.37%) Device Driver
6 8 (42.11%) Python
7 7 (36.84%) C++
7 7 (36.84%) Embedded C++
8 6 (31.58%) Scrum
9 5 (26.32%) Subversion
9 5 (26.32%) IPTV
9 5 (26.32%) MPEG
9 5 (26.32%) Perforce
9 5 (26.32%) Streaming Video
9 5 (26.32%) JavaScript
9 5 (26.32%) RTP
9 5 (26.32%) GStreamer
10 4 (21.05%) Broadband
11 3 (15.79%) TCP/IP
11 3 (15.79%) STB
12 2 (10.53%) Automated Testing
12 2 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
12 2 (10.53%) Firmware
13 1 (5.26%) Java
13 1 (5.26%) Software Architecture
13 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 1 (5.26%) ZigBee
13 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
13 1 (5.26%) TDD
13 1 (5.26%) Digital Media

Embedded Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge region citing Embedded Linux also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Embedded Linux. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 5 (26.32%) RTP
2 4 (21.05%) Broadband
3 3 (15.79%) TCP/IP
4 1 (5.26%) ZigBee
Development Applications
1 5 (26.32%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 14 (73.68%) Software Engineer
2 8 (42.11%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 4 (21.05%) Principle Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Tester
5 2 (10.53%) Senior Software Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Lead Software Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Embedded C Developer
6 1 (5.26%) C Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Lead Embedded Software Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (26.32%) GStreamer
Miscellaneous
1 9 (47.37%) Device Driver
2 5 (26.32%) Streaming Video
2 5 (26.32%) MPEG
2 5 (26.32%) IPTV
3 3 (15.79%) STB
4 2 (10.53%) Firmware
5 1 (5.26%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 19 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (73.68%) Software Engineering
2 6 (31.58%) Scrum
3 2 (10.53%) Automated Testing
3 2 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (5.26%) Software Architecture
4 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (5.26%) User Stories
4 1 (5.26%) Performance Engineering
4 1 (5.26%) Mentoring
4 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.26%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 15 (78.95%) C
2 10 (52.63%) Embedded C
3 8 (42.11%) Python
4 7 (36.84%) C++
4 7 (36.84%) Embedded C++
5 5 (26.32%) JavaScript
6 1 (5.26%) Java
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) Perforce
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