The table below looks at the statistics for Embedded Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Embedded Linux over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Embedded Linux
Rank 229 232 232
Rank change year-on-year
+3 0
Contract jobs citing Embedded Linux 14 16 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.15% 0.18% 0.19%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.62% 0.75% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £385 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
- -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 15
Average hourly rate £50.00 £50.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +17.64%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-4.44% +12.50%
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England

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

Operating Systems Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
2258 2124 2000
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.33% 24.32% 20.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1149 1067 904
Average daily rate £325 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £175 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 232 241 254
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £45.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

Embedded Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Embedded Linux Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Embedded Linux
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Embedded Linux Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Embedded Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Embedded Linux Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Embedded Linux
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Embedded Linux across the South East region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Embedded Linux Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Embedded Linux
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 19 September 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Hampshire -8 4 £350 -9.09%
Berkshire +8 2 - - 5
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
East Sussex - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 4
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England

Embedded Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 26 (100.00%) Linux
2 24 (92.31%) C
3 20 (76.92%) Software Engineering
4 16 (61.54%) C++
5 9 (34.62%) Device Driver
6 8 (30.77%) TCP/IP
6 8 (30.77%) Embedded C
7 4 (15.38%) Python
7 4 (15.38%) Embedded C++
7 4 (15.38%) Java
7 4 (15.38%) Android
7 4 (15.38%) Embedded Systems
8 3 (11.54%) Embedded Software Development
8 3 (11.54%) Bash Shell
8 3 (11.54%) VMware
8 3 (11.54%) OOD
8 3 (11.54%) Shell Script
8 3 (11.54%) OO
8 3 (11.54%) DVB
9 2 (7.69%) Firewall
9 2 (7.69%) 3G
9 2 (7.69%) MPEG
9 2 (7.69%) Perl
9 2 (7.69%) UML
9 2 (7.69%) OOP
9 2 (7.69%) SAN
9 2 (7.69%) VHDL
9 2 (7.69%) 3D Graphics
9 2 (7.69%) Electronics
9 2 (7.69%) STB

Embedded Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 8 (30.77%) TCP/IP
2 3 (11.54%) DVB
3 2 (7.69%) Firewall
3 2 (7.69%) 3G
3 2 (7.69%) SAN
3 2 (7.69%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (7.69%) NAS
4 1 (3.85%) DLNA
4 1 (3.85%) Wireshark
4 1 (3.85%) NFC
4 1 (3.85%) iSCSI
4 1 (3.85%) LTE
4 1 (3.85%) FCoE
4 1 (3.85%) WiMAX
4 1 (3.85%) Ethernet
4 1 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (3.85%) Wireless
General
1 2 (7.69%) Electronics
2 1 (3.85%) Marketing
2 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (50.00%) Software Engineer
2 7 (26.92%) Linux Engineer
3 5 (19.23%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 5 (19.23%) Developer
4 4 (15.38%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) C++ Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Embedded C++ Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Real Time Software Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Real Time Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Software Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) OpenCL
1 2 (7.69%) DirectCompute
2 1 (3.85%) HTML
2 1 (3.85%) STL
2 1 (3.85%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 9 (34.62%) Device Driver
2 4 (15.38%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (7.69%) MPEG
3 2 (7.69%) VHDL
3 2 (7.69%) 3D Graphics
3 2 (7.69%) STB
3 2 (7.69%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 2 (7.69%) CUDA
3 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.85%) Mobile Payment
4 1 (3.85%) Cryptography
4 1 (3.85%) Clustering
4 1 (3.85%) EPoS
4 1 (3.85%) EMV
4 1 (3.85%) Firmware
4 1 (3.85%) Smartcard
4 1 (3.85%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 26 (100.00%) Linux
2 4 (15.38%) Android
3 1 (3.85%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.85%) UNIX
3 1 (3.85%) Windows
3 1 (3.85%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (76.92%) Software Engineering
2 3 (11.54%) Embedded Software Development
2 3 (11.54%) OOD
2 3 (11.54%) OO
3 2 (7.69%) UML
3 2 (7.69%) OOP
3 2 (7.69%) Software Testing
4 1 (3.85%) Coaching
4 1 (3.85%) Integration Testing
4 1 (3.85%) Multithreading
4 1 (3.85%) Project Planning
4 1 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (3.85%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 24 (92.31%) C
2 16 (61.54%) C++
3 8 (30.77%) Embedded C
4 4 (15.38%) Python
4 4 (15.38%) Embedded C++
4 4 (15.38%) Java
5 3 (11.54%) Bash Shell
5 3 (11.54%) Shell Script
6 2 (7.69%) Perl
6 2 (7.69%) Ruby
7 1 (3.85%) PHP
7 1 (3.85%) VC++
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) DV Cleared
1 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 14443
1 1 (3.85%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 2 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (7.69%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 3 (11.54%) VMware
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