The table below looks at the statistics for Embedded Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Embedded Linux over the 3 months to 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Embedded Linux
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing Embedded Linux 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent - - -
As % of the Operating Systems category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.89% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.75 £33.50 £37.75
% change year-on-year
+30.59% -11.25%
Embedded Linux
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Kent region.

Operating Systems Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
54 65 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 17.65% 23.64% 26.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 43 29
Average daily rate £400 £165 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+142.42% -36.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £125 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £465 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £307
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +9.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 7
Average hourly rate £15.61 £22.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.64% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.20 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £44.50 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%

Embedded Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

Embedded Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Embedded Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Embedded Linux Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

Embedded Linux
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 5 (100.00%) C++
1 5 (100.00%) Linux
1 5 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 4 (80.00%) C
3 3 (60.00%) Qt
4 2 (40.00%) Simulink
4 2 (40.00%) Device Driver
4 2 (40.00%) VHDL
4 2 (40.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 2 (40.00%) Ubuntu
4 2 (40.00%) Degree
4 2 (40.00%) C#
5 1 (20.00%) Python
5 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
5 1 (20.00%) Embedded C++
5 1 (20.00%) Internet
5 1 (20.00%) SSH
5 1 (20.00%) WebSockets
5 1 (20.00%) Modbus

Embedded Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 2 (40.00%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Internet
1 1 (20.00%) Modbus
1 1 (20.00%) SSH
1 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Software Engineer
2 3 (60.00%) Embedded Engineer
2 3 (60.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) C++ Software Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Developer/Software Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Python Software Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Qt Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Qt Software Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) UI Developer
3 1 (20.00%) UI Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) Qt
2 1 (20.00%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Device Driver
1 2 (40.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 2 (40.00%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Linux
2 2 (40.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) C++
2 4 (80.00%) C
3 2 (40.00%) C#
4 1 (20.00%) Embedded C++
4 1 (20.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Degree