The table below looks at the statistics for Embedded Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Embedded Linux over the 3 months to 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Embedded Linux
Rank 140 123 118
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -5
Contract jobs citing Embedded Linux 4 1 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.13% 0.035% 0.32%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.67% 0.16% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 3
Average daily rate
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- £315 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -10.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+18.51% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £38.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.25 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.33% -
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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 South West region.

Operating Systems Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
601 609 580
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 18.89% 21.61% 22.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 322 296 303
Average daily rate £355 £325 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.23% -10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £140 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £450 £464
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 83 70
Average hourly rate £17.00 £14.00 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.17 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.10 £29.10 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
- -4.32%

Embedded Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Embedded Linux Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Embedded Linux
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Embedded Linux Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Embedded Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Embedded Linux Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Embedded Linux
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015. 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
Devon - - - - 1
Dorset - - - -
Embedded Linux
England

Embedded Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 19 (100.00%) Linux
2 14 (73.68%) Python
3 12 (63.16%) C++
4 11 (57.89%) Software Engineering
5 10 (52.63%) C
6 8 (42.11%) Electronics
7 7 (36.84%) Test Automation
8 5 (26.32%) Embedded C
9 4 (21.05%) 3G
9 4 (21.05%) Java
9 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (21.05%) Telecoms
9 4 (21.05%) IPsec
9 4 (21.05%) wxWidgets
10 3 (15.79%) Device Driver
11 2 (10.53%) Perl
11 2 (10.53%) VC++
11 2 (10.53%) UML
11 2 (10.53%) Embedded C++
11 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
11 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
11 2 (10.53%) Embedded Software Development
11 2 (10.53%) Coaching
11 2 (10.53%) Multithreading
12 1 (5.26%) NorthgateArinso
12 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
12 1 (5.26%) GTK+
12 1 (5.26%) Siemens
12 1 (5.26%) Firmware
12 1 (5.26%) Internet

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 4 (21.05%) 3G
1 4 (21.05%) IPsec
2 1 (5.26%) Internet
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
General
1 8 (42.11%) Electronics
2 4 (21.05%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.26%) Aerospace
3 1 (5.26%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 18 (94.74%) Software Engineer
2 7 (36.84%) Software Tester
2 7 (36.84%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 7 (36.84%) Test Engineer
2 7 (36.84%) Software Test Engineer
2 7 (36.84%) Tester
3 1 (5.26%) Firmware Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) C++ Developer
3 1 (5.26%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) wxWidgets
2 1 (5.26%) GTK+
2 1 (5.26%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Device Driver
2 1 (5.26%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (5.26%) Chemistry
Operating Systems
1 19 (100.00%) Linux
2 1 (5.26%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (57.89%) Software Engineering
2 7 (36.84%) Test Automation
3 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (10.53%) Multithreading
4 2 (10.53%) UML
4 2 (10.53%) Embedded Software Development
4 2 (10.53%) Coaching
5 1 (5.26%) OO
5 1 (5.26%) OOD
5 1 (5.26%) Validation
5 1 (5.26%) SysML
Programming Languages
1 14 (73.68%) Python
2 12 (63.16%) C++
3 10 (52.63%) C
4 5 (26.32%) Embedded C
5 4 (21.05%) Java
6 2 (10.53%) Perl
6 2 (10.53%) VC++
6 2 (10.53%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
1 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (5.26%) Siemens
1 1 (5.26%) Sony
1 1 (5.26%) NorthgateArinso