The table below looks at the statistics 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 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
Embedded Linux
Rank 398 431 423
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -8
Contract jobs citing Embedded Linux 17 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.072% 0.008% 0.024%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.33% 0.037% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 2
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£475 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% -3.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £380 £358
% change year-on-year
-18.42% +6.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Average hourly rate £41.00 - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £47.50 £50.00
% change year-on-year
-15.78% -5.00%
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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 London region.

Operating Systems Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
5098 5426 5719
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 21.50% 22.67% 22.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 3464 3543 3745
Average daily rate £405 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 242 261
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £34.00 £29.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 28 August 2015, 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 20 (100.00%) Linux
2 13 (65.00%) C
3 11 (55.00%) C++
4 7 (35.00%) STB
5 5 (25.00%) MPEG
6 4 (20.00%) Release Management
6 4 (20.00%) Telecoms
7 3 (15.00%) Web Services
7 3 (15.00%) OpenGL
8 2 (10.00%) Apache
8 2 (10.00%) HTTP
8 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP
8 2 (10.00%) DRM
8 2 (10.00%) DVB
8 2 (10.00%) SOAP
8 2 (10.00%) Windows
8 2 (10.00%) HTML
8 2 (10.00%) Java
8 2 (10.00%) PHP
8 2 (10.00%) SQL
8 2 (10.00%) MySQL
8 2 (10.00%) Ruby
8 2 (10.00%) ZigBee
8 2 (10.00%) Software Engineering
8 2 (10.00%) 802.1X
8 2 (10.00%) Broadcom
8 2 (10.00%) Tandberg
8 2 (10.00%) Firmware
9 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
9 1 (5.00%) OpenWrt

Embedded Linux
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (10.00%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) HTTP
1 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (10.00%) DVB
1 2 (10.00%) ZigBee
2 1 (5.00%) OpenVPN
2 1 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (5.00%) IPsec
2 1 (5.00%) VoIP
2 1 (5.00%) Ethernet
2 1 (5.00%) FTP
2 1 (5.00%) VPN
2 1 (5.00%) SSL
2 1 (5.00%) 802.15
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) MySQL
2 1 (5.00%) SQLite
2 1 (5.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (5.00%) Subversion
1 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 9 (45.00%) Linux Engineer
1 9 (45.00%) Embedded Linux Engineer
2 6 (30.00%) Linux Developer
2 6 (30.00%) Developer
3 4 (20.00%) Release Manager
4 2 (10.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Technical Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Software Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Chief Technology Officer
5 1 (5.00%) Embedded C Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Embedded C++ Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) Web Services
1 3 (15.00%) OpenGL
2 2 (10.00%) HTML
2 2 (10.00%) SOAP
2 2 (10.00%) 802.1X
3 1 (5.00%) .NET
3 1 (5.00%) XML
3 1 (5.00%) DOM
3 1 (5.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (5.00%) JSON
3 1 (5.00%) WCF
3 1 (5.00%) .NET Compact Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (35.00%) STB
2 5 (25.00%) MPEG
3 1 (5.00%) DTV
3 1 (5.00%) Device Driver
3 1 (5.00%) Streaming Video
3 1 (5.00%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (5.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (5.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 20 (100.00%) Linux
2 2 (10.00%) Windows
3 1 (5.00%) Windows CE
3 1 (5.00%) OpenBSD
3 1 (5.00%) OpenWrt
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (20.00%) Release Management
2 2 (10.00%) DRM
2 2 (10.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (5.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (5.00%) Rapid Prototyping
3 1 (5.00%) Open Source
3 1 (5.00%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 13 (65.00%) C
2 11 (55.00%) C++
3 2 (10.00%) Java
3 2 (10.00%) PHP
3 2 (10.00%) SQL
3 2 (10.00%) Ruby
4 1 (5.00%) C#
4 1 (5.00%) Embedded C
4 1 (5.00%) Embedded C++
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (10.00%) Tandberg
1 2 (10.00%) Broadcom
2 1 (5.00%) Assembla