The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the England region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Embedded Linux
Rank 539 488 475
Rank change year-on-year
-51 -13
Contract jobs citing Embedded Linux 27 51 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.055% 0.11% 0.17%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.24% 0.49% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 6
Average daily rate
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£418 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £358 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.68% +2.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 62
Average hourly rate £45.00 £50.00 £41.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +21.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.80 £35.00 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £50.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +17.64%
Operating Systems Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
11245 10442 11229
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.75% 22.42% 21.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 6491 5838 5681
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 960 971 1164
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £37.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Embedded Linux
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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 31 July 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
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 31 July 2014.

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 31 July 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 -18 11 - - 7
East of England -28 9 £410 +25.19% 21
London +12 3 £425 +21.42% 2
Yorkshire - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - - 1
North West - - - - 2
South West - - - - 5
West Midlands - - - - 2
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Embedded Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 77 (100.00%) Linux
2 65 (84.42%) C
3 54 (70.13%) Software Engineering
4 46 (59.74%) C++
5 28 (36.36%) Device Driver
6 25 (32.47%) Embedded C
7 16 (20.78%) Embedded Systems
7 16 (20.78%) Embedded C++
8 15 (19.48%) TCP/IP
8 15 (19.48%) Python
9 10 (12.99%) Embedded Software Development
10 9 (11.69%) Subversion
10 9 (11.69%) Scrum
10 9 (11.69%) UML
11 8 (10.39%) Java
11 8 (10.39%) OOD
11 8 (10.39%) STB
12 7 (9.09%) Perforce
12 7 (9.09%) IPTV
12 7 (9.09%) JavaScript
12 7 (9.09%) Firmware
13 6 (7.79%) Shell Script
13 6 (7.79%) RTP
13 6 (7.79%) OO
13 6 (7.79%) Broadband
13 6 (7.79%) MPEG
13 6 (7.79%) Streaming Video
13 6 (7.79%) GStreamer
14 5 (6.49%) Security Cleared
14 5 (6.49%) Android

Embedded Linux
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

Communications & Networking
1 15 (19.48%) TCP/IP
2 6 (7.79%) Broadband
2 6 (7.79%) RTP
3 5 (6.49%) Wi-Fi
3 5 (6.49%) Wireless
3 5 (6.49%) ZigBee
4 4 (5.19%) Bluetooth
4 4 (5.19%) 3G
5 3 (3.90%) SAN
5 3 (3.90%) DVB
5 3 (3.90%) NAS
6 2 (2.60%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (2.60%) Ethernet
7 1 (1.30%) FTP
7 1 (1.30%) WAN
7 1 (1.30%) DHCP
7 1 (1.30%) DNS
7 1 (1.30%) IPv4
7 1 (1.30%) IPv6
7 1 (1.30%) Internet
Development Applications
1 9 (11.69%) Subversion
2 3 (3.90%) JIRA
2 3 (3.90%) Trac
3 2 (2.60%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.30%) GCC
4 1 (1.30%) GDB
4 1 (1.30%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.30%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.30%) ClearQuest
General
1 4 (5.19%) Electronics
2 2 (2.60%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.30%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 42 (54.55%) Software Engineer
2 23 (29.87%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 17 (22.08%) Linux Engineer
4 12 (15.58%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
5 11 (14.29%) Developer
6 6 (7.79%) C++ Software Engineer
6 6 (7.79%) C Software Engineer
6 6 (7.79%) Embedded C++ Engineer
7 5 (6.49%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
7 5 (6.49%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
7 5 (6.49%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
7 5 (6.49%) Embedded C Engineer
7 5 (6.49%) Embedded C Software Engineer
7 5 (6.49%) Systems Engineer
7 5 (6.49%) Senior Software Engineer
8 4 (5.19%) Principle Engineer
9 3 (3.90%) Software Developer
10 2 (2.60%) Embedded C++ Developer
10 2 (2.60%) Development Engineer
10 2 (2.60%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.79%) GStreamer
2 4 (5.19%) HTML
3 3 (3.90%) Middleware
3 3 (3.90%) Qt
3 3 (3.90%) OpenCL
3 3 (3.90%) DirectCompute
4 2 (2.60%) OpenGL
4 2 (2.60%) HTML5
4 2 (2.60%) WebKit
5 1 (1.30%) .NET
5 1 (1.30%) STL
5 1 (1.30%) XML
5 1 (1.30%) Flash
5 1 (1.30%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 28 (36.36%) Device Driver
2 16 (20.78%) Embedded Systems
3 8 (10.39%) STB
4 7 (9.09%) IPTV
4 7 (9.09%) Firmware
5 6 (7.79%) MPEG
5 6 (7.79%) Streaming Video
6 5 (6.49%) Computer Science
7 4 (5.19%) Smart Meter
7 4 (5.19%) Mathematics
7 4 (5.19%) Cryptography
7 4 (5.19%) DTV
8 3 (3.90%) CUDA
9 2 (2.60%) Physics
9 2 (2.60%) 3D Graphics
9 2 (2.60%) Mobile Payment
10 1 (1.30%) CAN bus
10 1 (1.30%) Clustering
10 1 (1.30%) EPoS
10 1 (1.30%) EMV
Operating Systems
1 77 (100.00%) Linux
2 5 (6.49%) Android
3 2 (2.60%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.60%) Windows
4 1 (1.30%) HPUX
4 1 (1.30%) Windows CE
4 1 (1.30%) Debian
4 1 (1.30%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.30%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (70.13%) Software Engineering
2 10 (12.99%) Embedded Software Development
3 9 (11.69%) UML
3 9 (11.69%) Scrum
4 8 (10.39%) OOD
5 6 (7.79%) OO
6 3 (3.90%) Software Testing
7 2 (2.60%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (2.60%) Multithreading
7 2 (2.60%) Software Architecture
7 2 (2.60%) Automated Testing
7 2 (2.60%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (2.60%) OOP
8 1 (1.30%) Configuration Management
8 1 (1.30%) TDD
8 1 (1.30%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 1 (1.30%) Project Planning
8 1 (1.30%) Release Management
8 1 (1.30%) Integration Testing
8 1 (1.30%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 65 (84.42%) C
2 46 (59.74%) C++
3 25 (32.47%) Embedded C
4 16 (20.78%) Embedded C++
5 15 (19.48%) Python
6 8 (10.39%) Java
7 7 (9.09%) JavaScript
8 6 (7.79%) Shell Script
9 5 (6.49%) Ruby
10 2 (2.60%) Perl
10 2 (2.60%) C#
11 1 (1.30%) Assembly Language
11 1 (1.30%) PHP
11 1 (1.30%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (6.49%) Degree
1 5 (6.49%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.30%) ISO 8583
1 1 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 14443
Systems Management
1 1 (1.30%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 7 (9.09%) Perforce
2 1 (1.30%) VMware
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