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 17 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Embedded Linux
Rank 543 515 478
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -37
Contract jobs citing Embedded Linux 29 38 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.056% 0.079% 0.19%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.25% 0.34% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 9
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£350 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +2.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 14 72
Average hourly rate £46.50 £45.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.85 £35.75 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.50 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +12.50%
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
11520 11088 11320
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.41% 23.00% 21.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 6753 6366 5912
Average daily rate £350 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £180 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1024 977 1128
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.15 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.19% -8.82%

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 17 September 2014.

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
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 17 September 2014. 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 -7 11 £350 -9.09% 9
South West -17 8 - - 8
East of England -27 5 £288 - 16
London +11 3 £425 +6.25% 1
East Midlands - 1 - -
North West - 1 £425 - 5
Yorkshire - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 1
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Embedded Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 72 (100.00%) Linux
2 59 (81.94%) C
3 48 (66.67%) Software Engineering
4 41 (56.94%) C++
5 28 (38.89%) Device Driver
6 27 (37.50%) Embedded C
7 15 (20.83%) Python
7 15 (20.83%) TCP/IP
8 14 (19.44%) Embedded C++
9 12 (16.67%) Embedded Systems
10 10 (13.89%) STB
11 8 (11.11%) Scrum
11 8 (11.11%) Firmware
11 8 (11.11%) Java
12 7 (9.72%) MPEG
12 7 (9.72%) Embedded Software Development
13 6 (8.33%) Electronics
13 6 (8.33%) JavaScript
13 6 (8.33%) Subversion
13 6 (8.33%) IPTV
14 5 (6.94%) ZigBee
14 5 (6.94%) wxWidgets
14 5 (6.94%) Degree
14 5 (6.94%) Android
14 5 (6.94%) GStreamer
14 5 (6.94%) Perforce
14 5 (6.94%) Streaming Video
14 5 (6.94%) HTML
14 5 (6.94%) UML
14 5 (6.94%) RTP

Embedded Linux
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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.

Applications
1 1 (1.39%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (1.39%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.39%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 15 (20.83%) TCP/IP
2 5 (6.94%) ZigBee
2 5 (6.94%) RTP
2 5 (6.94%) 3G
3 4 (5.56%) DVB
3 4 (5.56%) Bluetooth
3 4 (5.56%) Broadband
3 4 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (5.56%) Wireless
4 3 (4.17%) Ethernet
5 2 (2.78%) SAN
5 2 (2.78%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (2.78%) NAS
6 1 (1.39%) iSCSI
6 1 (1.39%) NFC
6 1 (1.39%) Wireshark
6 1 (1.39%) DLNA
6 1 (1.39%) FCoE
6 1 (1.39%) DSL
6 1 (1.39%) Internet
Development Applications
1 6 (8.33%) Subversion
2 2 (2.78%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.39%) Trac
3 1 (1.39%) JIRA
3 1 (1.39%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.39%) GCC
3 1 (1.39%) GDB
3 1 (1.39%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (8.33%) Electronics
2 1 (1.39%) Marketing
2 1 (1.39%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.39%) Aerospace
2 1 (1.39%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 39 (54.17%) Software Engineer
2 23 (31.94%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 11 (15.28%) Developer
3 11 (15.28%) Linux Engineer
4 6 (8.33%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
5 4 (5.56%) Principle Engineer
5 4 (5.56%) Senior Software Engineer
6 3 (4.17%) C Developer
6 3 (4.17%) Software Developer
6 3 (4.17%) Tester
7 2 (2.78%) Applications Developer
7 2 (2.78%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (2.78%) C++ Developer
7 2 (2.78%) Embedded C Developer
7 2 (2.78%) Design Engineer
7 2 (2.78%) Development Engineer
8 1 (1.39%) Lead Embedded Software Engineer
8 1 (1.39%) Embedded C++ Developer
8 1 (1.39%) Senior Linux Engineer
8 1 (1.39%) Firmware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.94%) wxWidgets
1 5 (6.94%) GStreamer
1 5 (6.94%) HTML
2 3 (4.17%) OpenCL
2 3 (4.17%) DirectCompute
3 2 (2.78%) OpenGL
3 2 (2.78%) HTML5
3 2 (2.78%) Qt
3 2 (2.78%) WebKit
4 1 (1.39%) Flash
4 1 (1.39%) .NET
4 1 (1.39%) STL
4 1 (1.39%) Middleware
4 1 (1.39%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 28 (38.89%) Device Driver
2 12 (16.67%) Embedded Systems
3 10 (13.89%) STB
4 8 (11.11%) Firmware
5 7 (9.72%) MPEG
6 6 (8.33%) IPTV
7 5 (6.94%) Streaming Video
7 5 (6.94%) DTV
8 4 (5.56%) Smart Meter
8 4 (5.56%) Computer Science
9 3 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (4.17%) Mathematics
9 3 (4.17%) CUDA
9 3 (4.17%) Cryptography
9 3 (4.17%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 2 (2.78%) VHDL
10 2 (2.78%) 3D Graphics
10 2 (2.78%) Physics
11 1 (1.39%) Digital Media
11 1 (1.39%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 72 (100.00%) Linux
2 5 (6.94%) Android
3 4 (5.56%) UNIX
4 3 (4.17%) Windows
5 1 (1.39%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.39%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.39%) Windows CE
5 1 (1.39%) HPUX
5 1 (1.39%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 8 (11.11%) Scrum
3 7 (9.72%) Embedded Software Development
4 5 (6.94%) UML
5 4 (5.56%) OO
5 4 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (5.56%) Coaching
6 3 (4.17%) Software Testing
6 3 (4.17%) OOD
7 2 (2.78%) OOP
7 2 (2.78%) Automated Testing
7 2 (2.78%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (2.78%) Multithreading
8 1 (1.39%) User Stories
8 1 (1.39%) Performance Engineering
8 1 (1.39%) Mentoring
8 1 (1.39%) Integration Testing
8 1 (1.39%) Software Architecture
8 1 (1.39%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 1 (1.39%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 59 (81.94%) C
2 41 (56.94%) C++
3 27 (37.50%) Embedded C
4 15 (20.83%) Python
5 14 (19.44%) Embedded C++
6 8 (11.11%) Java
7 6 (8.33%) JavaScript
8 3 (4.17%) Perl
8 3 (4.17%) VC++
8 3 (4.17%) Shell Script
9 2 (2.78%) Ruby
10 1 (1.39%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.39%) PHP
10 1 (1.39%) SQL
10 1 (1.39%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (6.94%) Degree
2 4 (5.56%) SC Cleared
2 4 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 14443
1 1 (1.39%) ISO 8583
Systems Management
1 1 (1.39%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 5 (6.94%) Perforce
2 1 (1.39%) NorthgateArinso
2 1 (1.39%) VMware
2 1 (1.39%) Siemens
2 1 (1.39%) Red Hat
2 1 (1.39%) Sony
2 1 (1.39%) Microsoft
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