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 30 October 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Embedded Linux
Rank 240 223 234
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +11
Contract jobs citing Embedded Linux 19 16 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.20% 0.19% 0.22%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.78% 0.76% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 0
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£450 £550 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £488 £344
% change year-on-year
-12.82% +41.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 11
Average hourly rate £42.50 £39.25 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.28% +12.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £39.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.59% +5.33%
Embedded Linux
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
2441 2096 1884
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.18% 24.77% 20.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1275 1050 855
Average daily rate £330 £335 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.49% +3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £163 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 248 240 244
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.61
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -0.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.90 £40.30 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.28%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Embedded Linux across the South East region over the 3 months to 30 October 2014.

Embedded Linux Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 October 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 30 October 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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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
Surrey - 9 £450 - 4
Berkshire +8 5 - - 1
Hampshire - 2 £350 -
Kent - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - - 1
East Sussex - - - -
West Sussex - - - - 1
Embedded Linux
England

Embedded Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 29 (100.00%) Linux
2 25 (86.21%) C
3 23 (79.31%) Software Engineering
4 19 (65.52%) C++
5 11 (37.93%) Device Driver
5 11 (37.93%) Embedded C
6 9 (31.03%) Firewall
6 9 (31.03%) DV Cleared
6 9 (31.03%) Security Cleared
6 9 (31.03%) Bash Shell
7 8 (27.59%) Embedded C++
8 7 (24.14%) Xen
8 7 (24.14%) VMware
8 7 (24.14%) VMware Infrastructure
9 5 (17.24%) OO
9 5 (17.24%) TCP/IP
9 5 (17.24%) 3G
10 4 (13.79%) OOP
10 4 (13.79%) WiMAX
10 4 (13.79%) Cyber Security
10 4 (13.79%) LTE
11 3 (10.34%) Java
11 3 (10.34%) Python
11 3 (10.34%) DVB
11 3 (10.34%) Ethernet
12 2 (6.90%) MPEG
12 2 (6.90%) Firmware
12 2 (6.90%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (6.90%) Wireless
12 2 (6.90%) Electronics

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

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 9 (31.03%) Firewall
2 5 (17.24%) TCP/IP
2 5 (17.24%) 3G
3 4 (13.79%) WiMAX
3 4 (13.79%) LTE
4 3 (10.34%) DVB
4 3 (10.34%) Ethernet
5 2 (6.90%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (6.90%) Wireless
6 1 (3.45%) NAS
6 1 (3.45%) Wireshark
6 1 (3.45%) NFC
6 1 (3.45%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (3.45%) 4G
6 1 (3.45%) SAN
General
1 2 (6.90%) Electronics
1 2 (6.90%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (55.17%) Software Engineer
2 8 (27.59%) Linux Engineer
3 6 (20.69%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 5 (17.24%) Developer
5 4 (13.79%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) C++ Developer
7 1 (3.45%) Security Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Embedded C++ Developer
7 1 (3.45%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) STL
1 1 (3.45%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 11 (37.93%) Device Driver
2 2 (6.90%) MPEG
2 2 (6.90%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 2 (6.90%) VHDL
2 2 (6.90%) STB
3 1 (3.45%) Cryptography
3 1 (3.45%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.45%) Mobile Payment
3 1 (3.45%) Data Structures
3 1 (3.45%) Algorithms
3 1 (3.45%) EPoS
3 1 (3.45%) EMV
3 1 (3.45%) Smartcard
3 1 (3.45%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 29 (100.00%) Linux
2 2 (6.90%) Android
3 1 (3.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (79.31%) Software Engineering
2 5 (17.24%) OO
3 4 (13.79%) OOP
3 4 (13.79%) Cyber Security
4 2 (6.90%) Embedded Software Development
5 1 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.45%) Integration Testing
5 1 (3.45%) Multithreading
5 1 (3.45%) Mobile Application Development
5 1 (3.45%) Coaching
5 1 (3.45%) OOD
5 1 (3.45%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 25 (86.21%) C
2 19 (65.52%) C++
3 11 (37.93%) Embedded C
4 9 (31.03%) Bash Shell
5 8 (27.59%) Embedded C++
6 3 (10.34%) Java
6 3 (10.34%) Python
7 2 (6.90%) C#
8 1 (3.45%) Perl
8 1 (3.45%) VC++
Qualifications
1 9 (31.03%) DV Cleared
1 9 (31.03%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) ISO 8583
1 1 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 14443
System Software
1 7 (24.14%) Xen
1 7 (24.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (6.90%) Firmware
Vendors
1 7 (24.14%) VMware
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