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 26 February 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
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Embedded Linux
Rank 524 525 438
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -87
Contract jobs citing Embedded Linux 35 29 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.075% 0.063% 0.17%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.33% 0.28% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 14
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£375 £380 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% +8.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+18.51% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 25
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.25 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.33% -
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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
10502 10248 8941
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.43% 22.13% 21.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 6101 5683 4782
Average daily rate £375 £350 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -0.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 818 980 989
Average hourly rate £16.14 £16.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.87% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.35 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+0.97% -6.96%

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 26 February 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 26 February 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 26 February 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 -21 10 £400 +5.26% 15
London -1 9 £375 -4.45% 4
East of England +12 5 - - 13
South West -4 4 - - 8
North West - 2 £275 - 2
Yorkshire - 1 - - 2
West Midlands - - - - 4
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Embedded Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 76 (100.00%) Linux
2 47 (61.84%) C
3 45 (59.21%) C++
4 40 (52.63%) Software Engineering
5 26 (34.21%) Device Driver
6 20 (26.32%) Python
7 19 (25.00%) Security Cleared
8 15 (19.74%) Embedded C
9 14 (18.42%) Bash Shell
10 13 (17.11%) Embedded C++
11 11 (14.47%) Firewall
11 11 (14.47%) Electronics
11 11 (14.47%) DV Cleared
12 10 (13.16%) 3G
12 10 (13.16%) TCP/IP
12 10 (13.16%) Java
13 9 (11.84%) Degree
14 8 (10.53%) Xen
14 8 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
14 8 (10.53%) VMware
14 8 (10.53%) STB
14 8 (10.53%) Embedded Systems
15 7 (9.21%) Test Automation
15 7 (9.21%) HTML
15 7 (9.21%) Telecoms
16 6 (7.89%) DTV
16 6 (7.89%) Firmware
16 6 (7.89%) C#
16 6 (7.89%) Windows
16 6 (7.89%) Ethernet

Embedded Linux
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 (1.32%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (2.63%) MS Office
1 2 (2.63%) MS Excel
1 2 (2.63%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (14.47%) Firewall
2 10 (13.16%) 3G
2 10 (13.16%) TCP/IP
3 6 (7.89%) Ethernet
4 5 (6.58%) WiMAX
4 5 (6.58%) LTE
5 4 (5.26%) OpenVPN
5 4 (5.26%) Multicast
5 4 (5.26%) ZigBee
5 4 (5.26%) FTP
5 4 (5.26%) HTTP
5 4 (5.26%) VPN
5 4 (5.26%) SSL
5 4 (5.26%) 802.15
5 4 (5.26%) Wireless
5 4 (5.26%) IPsec
6 3 (3.95%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (2.63%) DSL
7 2 (2.63%) DVB
7 2 (2.63%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.26%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 6 (7.89%) Git (software)
2 5 (6.58%) Subversion
3 4 (5.26%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.32%) Eclipse
General
1 11 (14.47%) Electronics
2 7 (9.21%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.32%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.32%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 41 (53.95%) Software Engineer
2 16 (21.05%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 10 (13.16%) Developer
4 8 (10.53%) Linux Engineer
5 7 (9.21%) Tester
5 7 (9.21%) Test Engineer
5 7 (9.21%) Software Test Engineer
5 7 (9.21%) Software Tester
6 6 (7.89%) Software Developer
7 3 (3.95%) Architect
7 3 (3.95%) Embedded Software Developer
8 2 (2.63%) C++ Developer
8 2 (2.63%) Integration Engineer
8 2 (2.63%) Linux Administrator
8 2 (2.63%) Front-End Developer
8 2 (2.63%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
8 2 (2.63%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (2.63%) Administrator
9 1 (1.32%) Design Engineer
9 1 (1.32%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.21%) HTML
2 5 (6.58%) XML
2 5 (6.58%) wxWidgets
3 4 (5.26%) .NET Framework
3 4 (5.26%) JSON
3 4 (5.26%) WCF
3 4 (5.26%) HTML5
3 4 (5.26%) OpenGL
3 4 (5.26%) .NET
3 4 (5.26%) Web Services
3 4 (5.26%) .NET Compact Framework
4 1 (1.32%) CSS
4 1 (1.32%) STL
4 1 (1.32%) Middleware
4 1 (1.32%) Ajax
4 1 (1.32%) POSIX
4 1 (1.32%) WebKit
4 1 (1.32%) OpenCL
4 1 (1.32%) OpenGL ES
4 1 (1.32%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 26 (34.21%) Device Driver
2 8 (10.53%) STB
2 8 (10.53%) Embedded Systems
3 6 (7.89%) DTV
4 3 (3.95%) IPTV
4 3 (3.95%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.32%) Chemistry
6 1 (1.32%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.32%) Over-the-Top Content
6 1 (1.32%) GPGPU
6 1 (1.32%) Open Source
6 1 (1.32%) Video on Demand
6 1 (1.32%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.32%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (1.32%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 76 (100.00%) Linux
2 6 (7.89%) Windows
3 4 (5.26%) Windows CE
3 4 (5.26%) Fedora
3 4 (5.26%) UNIX
4 2 (2.63%) Android
5 1 (1.32%) CentOS
5 1 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.32%) Tizen
5 1 (1.32%) VxWorks
5 1 (1.32%) Solaris
5 1 (1.32%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (52.63%) Software Engineering
2 7 (9.21%) Test Automation
3 6 (7.89%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (6.58%) UML
4 5 (6.58%) Embedded Software Development
4 5 (6.58%) Cyber Security
5 4 (5.26%) Multithreading
5 4 (5.26%) Configuration Management
6 3 (3.95%) OO
6 3 (3.95%) Coaching
7 2 (2.63%) OOP
7 2 (2.63%) Web Development
8 1 (1.32%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (1.32%) Software Testing
8 1 (1.32%) SysML
8 1 (1.32%) Image Processing
8 1 (1.32%) Video Processing
8 1 (1.32%) Parallel Computing
8 1 (1.32%) Signal Processing
8 1 (1.32%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 47 (61.84%) C
2 45 (59.21%) C++
3 20 (26.32%) Python
4 15 (19.74%) Embedded C
5 14 (18.42%) Bash Shell
6 13 (17.11%) Embedded C++
7 10 (13.16%) Java
8 6 (7.89%) C#
9 5 (6.58%) Perl
10 3 (3.95%) VC++
10 3 (3.95%) JavaScript
11 2 (2.63%) GLSL
Qualifications
1 19 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 11 (14.47%) DV Cleared
3 9 (11.84%) Degree
4 4 (5.26%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 8 (10.53%) Xen
1 8 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (7.89%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (1.32%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (10.53%) VMware
2 5 (6.58%) Red Hat
3 4 (5.26%) Assembla
4 2 (2.63%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.32%) Siemens
5 1 (1.32%) Sony
5 1 (1.32%) QNX
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