The table below looks at the statistics for Embedded Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Embedded Linux over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Embedded Linux
Rank 539 533 459
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -74
Contract jobs citing Embedded Linux 44 49 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.087% 0.097% 0.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.39% 0.44% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 13 16
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £300 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £397 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £320 £350
% change year-on-year
+15.62% -8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 19 17
Average hourly rate £39.50 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Embedded Linux
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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 England region.

Operating Systems Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
11199 11057 9371
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.16% 21.99% 21.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 6420 6282 5100
Average daily rate £375 £350 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £163 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £320 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.81% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 915 986 966
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.25 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.49 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -

Embedded Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Embedded Linux Jobs Demand Trend in England

Embedded Linux
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Embedded Linux Daily Rate Trend in England

Embedded Linux
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Embedded Linux across the England region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Embedded Linux Daily Rate Histogram in England

Embedded Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Embedded Linux Hourly Rate Trend in England

Embedded Linux
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Embedded Linux across the England region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Embedded Linux Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Embedded Linux
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Embedded Linux within the England region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East -6 19 £370 +12.12% 15
East of England +15 9 £328 +2.34% 10
South West +6 5 - - 8
London -1 3 £375 -4.45% 1
Yorkshire - 3 - - 1
North West - 2 - - 3
Midlands +2 1 £250 -
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Embedded Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 74 (100.00%) Linux
2 45 (60.81%) C
3 36 (48.65%) C++
4 32 (43.24%) Software Engineering
5 20 (27.03%) Device Driver
6 19 (25.68%) Python
7 17 (22.97%) Embedded C
8 15 (20.27%) Electronics
9 13 (17.57%) TCP/IP
10 12 (16.22%) STB
11 11 (14.86%) HTML
12 10 (13.51%) Embedded C++
12 10 (13.51%) JavaScript
12 10 (13.51%) Security Cleared
13 9 (12.16%) Degree
13 9 (12.16%) Agile Software Development
14 8 (10.81%) Wireless
15 7 (9.46%) DTV
15 7 (9.46%) HTTP
15 7 (9.46%) Embedded Systems
16 6 (8.11%) HTML5
16 6 (8.11%) FTP
16 6 (8.11%) Java
16 6 (8.11%) C#
16 6 (8.11%) XML
16 6 (8.11%) Firmware
16 6 (8.11%) OpenGL
16 6 (8.11%) 3G
16 6 (8.11%) Telecoms
16 6 (8.11%) Git (software)

Embedded Linux
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.35%) Node.js
1 1 (1.35%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 13 (17.57%) TCP/IP
2 8 (10.81%) Wireless
3 7 (9.46%) HTTP
4 6 (8.11%) FTP
4 6 (8.11%) 3G
5 5 (6.76%) ZigBee
5 5 (6.76%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (6.76%) Ethernet
6 4 (5.41%) SSL
6 4 (5.41%) VPN
6 4 (5.41%) Firewall
6 4 (5.41%) IPsec
6 4 (5.41%) 802.15
6 4 (5.41%) Internet
6 4 (5.41%) IPv4
6 4 (5.41%) IPv6
6 4 (5.41%) OpenVPN
6 4 (5.41%) Multicast
7 3 (4.05%) 4G
7 3 (4.05%) 802.11
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.41%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 6 (8.11%) Git (software)
2 5 (6.76%) Subversion
3 4 (5.41%) Visual Studio
4 3 (4.05%) JIRA
5 2 (2.70%) Trac
6 1 (1.35%) Redmine
6 1 (1.35%) Gerrit
6 1 (1.35%) ClearQuest
General
1 15 (20.27%) Electronics
2 6 (8.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (41.89%) Software Engineer
2 17 (22.97%) Linux Engineer
2 17 (22.97%) Embedded Linux Engineer
3 11 (14.86%) Developer
4 10 (13.51%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 7 (9.46%) Software Developer
6 5 (6.76%) Test Engineer
6 5 (6.76%) Software Test Engineer
6 5 (6.76%) Software Tester
6 5 (6.76%) Tester
7 4 (5.41%) Embedded Software Developer
7 4 (5.41%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
8 3 (4.05%) Integration Engineer
9 2 (2.70%) Architect
9 2 (2.70%) Systems Engineer
9 2 (2.70%) Administrator
9 2 (2.70%) Linux Administrator
9 2 (2.70%) Front-End Developer
9 2 (2.70%) Android Software Engineer
10 1 (1.35%) Front-End Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (14.86%) HTML
2 6 (8.11%) HTML5
2 6 (8.11%) XML
2 6 (8.11%) OpenGL
3 5 (6.76%) Qt
4 4 (5.41%) Web Services
4 4 (5.41%) .NET
4 4 (5.41%) WCF
4 4 (5.41%) JSON
4 4 (5.41%) .NET Framework
4 4 (5.41%) GStreamer
4 4 (5.41%) .NET Compact Framework
5 3 (4.05%) Qt Quick
5 3 (4.05%) QML
5 3 (4.05%) Middleware
6 2 (2.70%) CGI
7 1 (1.35%) OpenCL
7 1 (1.35%) OpenGL ES
7 1 (1.35%) Ajax
7 1 (1.35%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 20 (27.03%) Device Driver
2 12 (16.22%) STB
3 7 (9.46%) DTV
3 7 (9.46%) Embedded Systems
4 3 (4.05%) Computer Science
4 3 (4.05%) MPEG
5 2 (2.70%) IPTV
5 2 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.70%) CAN bus
6 1 (1.35%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.35%) Internet of Things
6 1 (1.35%) Over-the-Top Content
6 1 (1.35%) GPGPU
6 1 (1.35%) Video on Demand
6 1 (1.35%) Ergonomics
6 1 (1.35%) Human Factors
6 1 (1.35%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.35%) 3D Graphics
6 1 (1.35%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 74 (100.00%) Linux
2 5 (6.76%) Windows
3 4 (5.41%) Windows CE
3 4 (5.41%) Fedora
3 4 (5.41%) Android
4 2 (2.70%) UNIX
4 2 (2.70%) Nucleus RTOS
5 1 (1.35%) Tizen
5 1 (1.35%) CentOS
5 1 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.35%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (43.24%) Software Engineering
2 9 (12.16%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (8.11%) Test Automation
4 5 (6.76%) Configuration Management
5 4 (5.41%) UML
6 2 (2.70%) Software Testing
6 2 (2.70%) Web Development
6 2 (2.70%) Multithreading
6 2 (2.70%) Cyber Security
6 2 (2.70%) Embedded Software Development
7 1 (1.35%) Software Architecture
7 1 (1.35%) Signal Processing
7 1 (1.35%) Parallel Computing
7 1 (1.35%) Image Processing
7 1 (1.35%) Video Processing
7 1 (1.35%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (1.35%) Release Management
7 1 (1.35%) Network Design
7 1 (1.35%) TDD
7 1 (1.35%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 45 (60.81%) C
2 36 (48.65%) C++
3 19 (25.68%) Python
4 17 (22.97%) Embedded C
5 10 (13.51%) Embedded C++
5 10 (13.51%) JavaScript
6 6 (8.11%) Java
6 6 (8.11%) C#
7 4 (5.41%) Bash Shell
8 2 (2.70%) Perl
8 2 (2.70%) GLSL
9 1 (1.35%) Assembly Language
9 1 (1.35%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (13.51%) Security Cleared
2 9 (12.16%) Degree
3 4 (5.41%) DV Cleared
4 2 (2.70%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 6 (8.11%) Firmware
2 3 (4.05%) iptables
3 2 (2.70%) Xen
3 2 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.35%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (5.41%) Red Hat
1 4 (5.41%) Assembla
2 2 (2.70%) VMware
2 2 (2.70%) Atmel
3 1 (1.35%) QNX
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