The table below looks at the statistics for VxWorks 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 VxWorks over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wind River VxWorks
Rank 580 567 562
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -5
Contract jobs citing VxWorks 9 10 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.017% 0.020% 0.019%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.078% 0.087% 0.082%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 0
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- £275 -
UK excluding London average daily rate - £275 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 7
Average hourly rate £45.50 - £37.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 - £35.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.65 - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.50 - £37.00
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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
11517 11452 10932
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.67% 22.76% 22.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 6844 6611 6223
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £170 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 902 995 966
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.73 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.89% -4.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £34.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

VxWorks
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

VxWorks Jobs Demand Trend in England

VxWorks
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

VxWorks Daily Rate Trend in England

VxWorks
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

VxWorks Hourly Rate Trend in England

VxWorks
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 VxWorks within the England region over the 3 months to 28 August 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 -16 6 - -
East of England 0 1 - - 3
South West -12 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - - 2
VxWorks
UK

VxWorks
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing VxWorks 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 VxWorks.

1 13 (81.25%) C++
1 13 (81.25%) Software Engineering
2 10 (62.50%) C
3 5 (31.25%) SC Cleared
3 5 (31.25%) Security Cleared
3 5 (31.25%) Linux
4 4 (25.00%) UML
4 4 (25.00%) Embedded C
4 4 (25.00%) Rational DOORS
4 4 (25.00%) Embedded Systems
5 3 (18.75%) Embedded Software Development
5 3 (18.75%) Wind River
5 3 (18.75%) Degree
5 3 (18.75%) Ada
5 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
5 3 (18.75%) Rational Rhapsody
6 2 (12.50%) Visual Studio
6 2 (12.50%) Firmware
6 2 (12.50%) Configuration Management
6 2 (12.50%) Embedded C++
6 2 (12.50%) QNX
6 2 (12.50%) Wireshark
6 2 (12.50%) Serena
6 2 (12.50%) Integration Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Test Scripting
6 2 (12.50%) GDB
6 2 (12.50%) DO-178B
7 1 (6.25%) Renesas
7 1 (6.25%) VectorCAST
7 1 (6.25%) Mentoring

VxWorks
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing VxWorks 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 VxWorks. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
1 1 (6.25%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
2 2 (12.50%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (18.75%) Rational Rhapsody
3 2 (12.50%) GDB
3 2 (12.50%) Visual Studio
4 1 (6.25%) Bugzilla
4 1 (6.25%) Subversion
4 1 (6.25%) VectorCAST
General
1 1 (6.25%) Electronics
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
1 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (75.00%) Software Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Software Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Team Leader
5 1 (6.25%) Principal Software Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Embedded Software Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Embedded C Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Software Team Leader
5 1 (6.25%) Principal Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Lead Software Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Firmware Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Firmware Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Project Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Software Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Lead Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Design Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) .NET
1 1 (6.25%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (6.25%) Device Driver
2 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (31.25%) Linux
2 1 (6.25%) ThreadX
2 1 (6.25%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (81.25%) Software Engineering
2 4 (25.00%) UML
3 3 (18.75%) Embedded Software Development
4 2 (12.50%) Integration Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Test Scripting
4 2 (12.50%) Configuration Management
5 1 (6.25%) Change Management
5 1 (6.25%) Validation
5 1 (6.25%) Programme Management
5 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (6.25%) TDD
5 1 (6.25%) OO
5 1 (6.25%) SysML
5 1 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Open Source
5 1 (6.25%) Software Architecture
5 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
5 1 (6.25%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 13 (81.25%) C++
2 10 (62.50%) C
3 4 (25.00%) Embedded C
4 3 (18.75%) Ada
5 2 (12.50%) Embedded C++
6 1 (6.25%) MATLAB
6 1 (6.25%) C++/CLI
6 1 (6.25%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) SC Cleared
1 5 (31.25%) Security Cleared
2 3 (18.75%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) DO-178B
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) Firmware
2 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Wind River
2 2 (12.50%) Serena
2 2 (12.50%) QNX
3 1 (6.25%) VMware
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.25%) Borland
3 1 (6.25%) Renesas