The first table below looks at the demand for Embedded Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Embedded Linux over the 3 months to 1 August 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 London 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Embedded Linux
Rank 405 404 383
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -21
Contract jobs citing Embedded Linux 3 10 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.013% 0.041% 0.10%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.056% 0.19% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 1
Average daily rate
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£425 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £385 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.49% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 21
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £50.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +17.64%
Operating Systems Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
5319 5316 5661
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 22.67% 21.89% 21.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 3507 3454 3288
Average daily rate £390 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £203 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 228 259 366
Average hourly rate £15.00 £18.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.91% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.28 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £35.00 £37.50
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 London

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

Embedded Linux Jobs Demand Trend in London

Embedded Linux
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Embedded Linux Daily Rate Trend in London

Embedded Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Embedded Linux Hourly Rate Trend in London

Embedded Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 12 (100.00%) Linux
2 11 (91.67%) C
3 10 (83.33%) C++
4 5 (41.67%) Software Engineering
4 5 (41.67%) Degree
4 5 (41.67%) Computer Science
5 4 (33.33%) Embedded Systems
5 4 (33.33%) Mathematics
5 4 (33.33%) DTV
6 3 (25.00%) Electronics
6 3 (25.00%) JIRA
6 3 (25.00%) Subversion
6 3 (25.00%) Trac
7 2 (16.67%) WebKit
7 2 (16.67%) Embedded Software Development
7 2 (16.67%) HTML5
7 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
7 2 (16.67%) Qt
7 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (16.67%) Physics
7 2 (16.67%) OpenGL
7 2 (16.67%) Middleware
7 2 (16.67%) HTML
7 2 (16.67%) Embedded C
7 2 (16.67%) UML
7 2 (16.67%) Python
8 1 (8.33%) Broadband
8 1 (8.33%) WAN
8 1 (8.33%) DHCP
8 1 (8.33%) FTP

Embedded Linux
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 1 (8.33%) Broadband
1 1 (8.33%) WAN
1 1 (8.33%) DHCP
1 1 (8.33%) FTP
1 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (8.33%) DNS
1 1 (8.33%) IPv4
1 1 (8.33%) IPv6
1 1 (8.33%) Internet
1 1 (8.33%) 802.11
1 1 (8.33%) DSL
1 1 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (8.33%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) JIRA
1 3 (25.00%) Subversion
1 3 (25.00%) Trac
2 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
3 1 (8.33%) ClearQuest
3 1 (8.33%) GCC
3 1 (8.33%) GDB
General
1 3 (25.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Developer
2 3 (25.00%) Software Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Development Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Design Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Applications Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) C++ Software Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Software Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Embedded Software Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Embedded C Developer
4 1 (8.33%) C Developer
4 1 (8.33%) C Software Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) WebKit
1 2 (16.67%) HTML5
1 2 (16.67%) Qt
1 2 (16.67%) OpenGL
1 2 (16.67%) Middleware
1 2 (16.67%) HTML
2 1 (8.33%) OpenCL
2 1 (8.33%) DirectCompute
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Computer Science
2 4 (33.33%) Embedded Systems
2 4 (33.33%) Mathematics
2 4 (33.33%) DTV
3 2 (16.67%) Physics
4 1 (8.33%) Device Driver
4 1 (8.33%) STB
4 1 (8.33%) CUDA
4 1 (8.33%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Linux
2 1 (8.33%) Debian
2 1 (8.33%) Ubuntu
2 1 (8.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Software Engineering
2 2 (16.67%) Embedded Software Development
2 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (16.67%) UML
3 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
3 1 (8.33%) Software Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Software Architecture
3 1 (8.33%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (91.67%) C
2 10 (83.33%) C++
3 2 (16.67%) Embedded C
3 2 (16.67%) Python
4 1 (8.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Perforce
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