The table below looks at the statistics for Embedded Linux skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Embedded Linux over the 3 months to 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Embedded Linux
Rank 575 589 554
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -35
Contract jobs citing Embedded Linux 55 27 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.094% 0.048% 0.084%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.44% 0.21% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 4 3
Average daily rate
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£318 £338 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.92% -12.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £308 £377
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £403 £397
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £385
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -15.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 16
Average hourly rate £40.00 £45.25 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.60% -4.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £41.85 £36.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £45.25 £50.00
% change year-on-year
-11.60% -9.50%

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

Operating Systems Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
12482 12618 12040
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.38% 22.32% 22.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 7418 7200 6733
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £163 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £518 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 960 1099 1021
Average hourly rate £16.66 £16.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.12% -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

Embedded Linux
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Embedded Linux Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Embedded Linux
Daily Rate Trend

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

Embedded Linux Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Embedded Linux
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Embedded Linux within the UK over the 3 months to 3 September 2015.

Embedded Linux Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Embedded Linux
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Embedded Linux Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Embedded Linux
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Embedded Linux within the UK over the 3 months to 3 September 2015.

Embedded Linux Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Embedded Linux
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 3 September 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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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
England +16 53 £318 -5.92% 26
London +7 17 £475 +26.66% 2
South East -13 10 £400 +14.28% 9
South West -6 8 £220 -
Wiltshire - 8 £220 -
West Midlands - 6 - - 2
Hampshire -2 5 £400 +14.28% 2
Salisbury - 5 - -
West Yorkshire - 4 £310 - 1
Yorkshire - 4 £310 - 2
East of England +2 3 £400 +33.33% 6
Cambridgeshire -6 3 £400 +33.33% 5
North Yorkshire - 3 £305 -
Harrogate - 3 £305 -
Bradford - 3 £305 - 1
Huddersfield - 3 £305 -
Leeds - 3 £310 -
Wakefield - 3 £305 -
Cambridge -8 2 £400 +33.33% 5
Sheffield - 2 £305 -
York - 2 £305 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £305 - 1
Surrey - 2 - -
Midlands - 1 £320 -
North East - 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 £310 - 3
West Sussex - 1 - -
Isle of Wight - 1 - -
Crawley - 1 - -
Southampton - 1 - - 2

Embedded Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 100 (100.00%) Linux
2 63 (63.00%) C
2 63 (63.00%) C++
3 52 (52.00%) Software Engineering
4 23 (23.00%) Embedded C
5 18 (18.00%) Device Driver
5 18 (18.00%) STB
5 18 (18.00%) Embedded C++
6 16 (16.00%) Electronics
7 14 (14.00%) Telecoms
7 14 (14.00%) TCP/IP
7 14 (14.00%) Embedded Systems
8 13 (13.00%) JavaScript
9 12 (12.00%) HTML
10 11 (11.00%) Python
10 11 (11.00%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (10.00%) HTTP
11 10 (10.00%) OpenGL
12 9 (9.00%) DTV
12 9 (9.00%) MPEG
12 9 (9.00%) Java
12 9 (9.00%) Wi-Fi
12 9 (9.00%) 802.1X
12 9 (9.00%) Multithreading
12 9 (9.00%) Qt
13 8 (8.00%) GStreamer
13 8 (8.00%) Git (software)
13 8 (8.00%) SQLite
13 8 (8.00%) Subversion
13 8 (8.00%) Firmware

Embedded Linux
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 3 (3.00%) Apache
2 2 (2.00%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (1.00%) MS Office
1 1 (1.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (14.00%) TCP/IP
2 10 (10.00%) HTTP
3 9 (9.00%) Wi-Fi
4 7 (7.00%) Wireless
5 6 (6.00%) ZigBee
5 6 (6.00%) FTP
6 5 (5.00%) Ethernet
6 5 (5.00%) IPv4
6 5 (5.00%) IPv6
6 5 (5.00%) DVB
7 4 (4.00%) DNS
7 4 (4.00%) Internet
7 4 (4.00%) DHCP
7 4 (4.00%) GPRS
8 3 (3.00%) 3G
8 3 (3.00%) 802.11
8 3 (3.00%) 802.15
8 3 (3.00%) SSL
8 3 (3.00%) VPN
8 3 (3.00%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.00%) SQLite
2 2 (2.00%) MySQL
3 1 (1.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.00%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.00%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 8 (8.00%) Subversion
1 8 (8.00%) Git (software)
2 6 (6.00%) JIRA
3 4 (4.00%) Visual Studio
4 3 (3.00%) Gerrit
4 3 (3.00%) Redmine
4 3 (3.00%) Jenkins
5 2 (2.00%) Trac
5 2 (2.00%) Valgrind
6 1 (1.00%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (1.00%) Hudson
6 1 (1.00%) ClearQuest
6 1 (1.00%) StarTeam
6 1 (1.00%) VectorCAST
6 1 (1.00%) SCons
6 1 (1.00%) GCC
6 1 (1.00%) Selenium
6 1 (1.00%) TeamCity
General
1 16 (16.00%) Electronics
2 14 (14.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.00%) Marketing
4 1 (1.00%) Dutch Language
4 1 (1.00%) French Language
4 1 (1.00%) German Language
4 1 (1.00%) Avionics
4 1 (1.00%) Finance
4 1 (1.00%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.00%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 42 (42.00%) Software Engineer
2 26 (26.00%) Linux Engineer
2 26 (26.00%) Embedded Linux Engineer
3 21 (21.00%) Developer
4 16 (16.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 8 (8.00%) Linux Developer
6 7 (7.00%) Software Developer
7 6 (6.00%) C++ Software Engineer
8 5 (5.00%) Senior Software Engineer
8 5 (5.00%) Embedded Software Developer
8 5 (5.00%) Android Software Engineer
9 4 (4.00%) Embedded C++ Engineer
9 4 (4.00%) Software Test Engineer
9 4 (4.00%) Test Engineer
9 4 (4.00%) Release Manager
10 3 (3.00%) Software Tester
10 3 (3.00%) Architect
10 3 (3.00%) Tester
10 3 (3.00%) C++ Developer
11 2 (2.00%) Embedded C Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (12.00%) HTML
2 10 (10.00%) OpenGL
3 9 (9.00%) Qt
3 9 (9.00%) 802.1X
4 8 (8.00%) GStreamer
5 6 (6.00%) QML
5 6 (6.00%) HTML5
6 5 (5.00%) JSON
6 5 (5.00%) Web Services
6 5 (5.00%) .NET
7 4 (4.00%) XML
7 4 (4.00%) Middleware
7 4 (4.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 3 (3.00%) WCF
8 3 (3.00%) .NET Framework
8 3 (3.00%) CSS
8 3 (3.00%) WebKit
8 3 (3.00%) OpenGL ES
8 3 (3.00%) .NET Compact Framework
8 3 (3.00%) Qt Quick
Miscellaneous
1 18 (18.00%) STB
1 18 (18.00%) Device Driver
2 14 (14.00%) Embedded Systems
3 9 (9.00%) MPEG
3 9 (9.00%) DTV
4 5 (5.00%) Streaming Video
5 4 (4.00%) Handset
6 3 (3.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 2 (2.00%) CAN bus
7 2 (2.00%) Algorithms
8 1 (1.00%) Client/Server
8 1 (1.00%) VHDL
8 1 (1.00%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.00%) Internet of Things
8 1 (1.00%) IPTV
8 1 (1.00%) CCTV
8 1 (1.00%) Streaming Music
8 1 (1.00%) Ergonomics
8 1 (1.00%) Human Factors
8 1 (1.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 100 (100.00%) Linux
2 7 (7.00%) Android
2 7 (7.00%) Windows
3 4 (4.00%) Ubuntu
4 3 (3.00%) Windows CE
5 2 (2.00%) Nucleus RTOS
6 1 (1.00%) OpenBSD
6 1 (1.00%) OpenWrt
6 1 (1.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (52.00%) Software Engineering
2 11 (11.00%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (9.00%) Multithreading
4 7 (7.00%) Software Architecture
5 6 (6.00%) Test Automation
5 6 (6.00%) Open Source
5 6 (6.00%) Configuration Management
6 5 (5.00%) Release Management
6 5 (5.00%) SDLC
7 4 (4.00%) OO
8 3 (3.00%) OOD
8 3 (3.00%) Scrum
8 3 (3.00%) TDD
8 3 (3.00%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (2.00%) Software Testing
9 2 (2.00%) Image Processing
9 2 (2.00%) DRM
10 1 (1.00%) Change Management
10 1 (1.00%) Programme Management
10 1 (1.00%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 63 (63.00%) C
1 63 (63.00%) C++
2 23 (23.00%) Embedded C
3 18 (18.00%) Embedded C++
4 13 (13.00%) JavaScript
5 11 (11.00%) Python
6 9 (9.00%) Java
7 6 (6.00%) C#
8 5 (5.00%) Bash Shell
9 4 (4.00%) SQL
10 3 (3.00%) Lua
10 3 (3.00%) PHP
11 2 (2.00%) Assembly Language
11 2 (2.00%) Ruby
12 1 (1.00%) VB
12 1 (1.00%) VBA
12 1 (1.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (3.00%) Degree
2 2 (2.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (2.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.00%) QA
System Software
1 8 (8.00%) Firmware
2 1 (1.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (4.00%) Google
2 3 (3.00%) Atmel
2 3 (3.00%) Assembla
3 2 (2.00%) Broadcom
3 2 (2.00%) Tandberg
4 1 (1.00%) Altera
4 1 (1.00%) SAP
4 1 (1.00%) VMware
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