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 19 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Embedded Linux
Rank 556 550 479
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -71
Contract jobs citing Embedded Linux 39 32 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.071% 0.062% 0.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.31% 0.27% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 10 13
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£450 £550 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +71.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £308 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £555 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £488 £320
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +52.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 12 40
Average hourly rate £33.50 £38.75 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.54% +7.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £37.50 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.10 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £39.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-14.10% +8.33%

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
12684 11754 10984
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.99% 22.78% 22.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 7516 6547 5795
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £155 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £533
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1066 1061 1137
Average hourly rate £15.85 £15.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.25% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £34.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+5.66% -11.76%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 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
England -26 35 £450 -18.18% 30
South East -17 15 £450 -18.18% 6
Surrey - 10 £450 - 1
South West -18 9 - - 3
Wiltshire -9 7 - -
East of England -19 5 £325 -23.52% 14
London +12 4 £475 -13.63% 1
Berkshire +1 4 - -
Hertfordshire 0 2 - - 1
Cambridgeshire -11 2 £325 - 12
Reading +17 1 - -
Cambridge 0 1 £325 - 11
Dundee - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £425 - 1
North West - 1 £425 - 1
Scotland - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 - - 2
Somerset - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 2
Canary Wharf - - - -
Worcestershire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - -
City of London - - - -
East Midlands - - - - 3
West Lothian - - - -
West Sussex - - - - 1
West Yorkshire - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - - 2
Oxford - - - - 1
Portsmouth - - - -

Embedded Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 71 (100.00%) Linux
2 45 (63.38%) C++
2 45 (63.38%) C
3 43 (60.56%) Software Engineering
4 22 (30.99%) Device Driver
5 20 (28.17%) Python
6 18 (25.35%) Embedded C
7 16 (22.54%) Security Cleared
8 13 (18.31%) Bash Shell
8 13 (18.31%) Embedded C++
9 11 (15.49%) Firewall
9 11 (15.49%) DV Cleared
10 10 (14.08%) Electronics
11 9 (12.68%) wxWidgets
11 9 (12.68%) STB
12 8 (11.27%) Xen
12 8 (11.27%) VMware Infrastructure
12 8 (11.27%) VMware
12 8 (11.27%) TCP/IP
13 7 (9.86%) Test Automation
14 6 (8.45%) Multithreading
14 6 (8.45%) Embedded Systems
14 6 (8.45%) Ethernet
14 6 (8.45%) HTML
14 6 (8.45%) Java
14 6 (8.45%) OO
15 5 (7.04%) UML
15 5 (7.04%) 3G
15 5 (7.04%) DTV
15 5 (7.04%) Embedded Software Development

Embedded Linux
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 1 (1.41%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (2.82%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (2.82%) MS Excel
1 2 (2.82%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (15.49%) Firewall
2 8 (11.27%) TCP/IP
3 6 (8.45%) Ethernet
4 5 (7.04%) 3G
5 4 (5.63%) WiMAX
5 4 (5.63%) LTE
5 4 (5.63%) DVB
6 2 (2.82%) DSL
6 2 (2.82%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (2.82%) Wireless
7 1 (1.41%) Internet
7 1 (1.41%) Multicast
7 1 (1.41%) 4G
7 1 (1.41%) NFC
7 1 (1.41%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 5 (7.04%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.41%) Eclipse
2 1 (1.41%) GCC
2 1 (1.41%) GDB
2 1 (1.41%) Subversion
General
1 10 (14.08%) Electronics
2 2 (2.82%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.41%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.41%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 43 (60.56%) Software Engineer
2 21 (29.58%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 10 (14.08%) Tester
4 9 (12.68%) Developer
4 9 (12.68%) Linux Engineer
5 7 (9.86%) Software Tester
5 7 (9.86%) Test Engineer
5 7 (9.86%) Software Test Engineer
6 4 (5.63%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
7 3 (4.23%) C++ Developer
7 3 (4.23%) Software Developer
8 2 (2.82%) Front-End Developer
8 2 (2.82%) Architect
8 2 (2.82%) Solutions Architect
9 1 (1.41%) Java Developer
9 1 (1.41%) Applications Developer
9 1 (1.41%) Principle Engineer
9 1 (1.41%) Test Manager
9 1 (1.41%) Web Developer
9 1 (1.41%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.68%) wxWidgets
2 6 (8.45%) HTML
3 4 (5.63%) GTK+
3 4 (5.63%) HTML5
4 2 (2.82%) OpenGL
4 2 (2.82%) STL
5 1 (1.41%) CSS
5 1 (1.41%) XML
5 1 (1.41%) Flash
5 1 (1.41%) POSIX
5 1 (1.41%) OpenCL
5 1 (1.41%) WebKit
5 1 (1.41%) Qt
5 1 (1.41%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 22 (30.99%) Device Driver
2 9 (12.68%) STB
3 6 (8.45%) Embedded Systems
4 5 (7.04%) DTV
5 3 (4.23%) Computer Science
5 3 (4.23%) IPTV
5 3 (4.23%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 2 (2.82%) VHDL
6 2 (2.82%) MPEG
6 2 (2.82%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.41%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.41%) EPoS
7 1 (1.41%) EMV
7 1 (1.41%) Smartcard
7 1 (1.41%) Over-the-Top Content
7 1 (1.41%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.41%) Mobile Payment
7 1 (1.41%) Open Source
7 1 (1.41%) Video on Demand
7 1 (1.41%) Chemistry
Operating Systems
1 71 (100.00%) Linux
2 3 (4.23%) UNIX
3 2 (2.82%) Android
3 2 (2.82%) Windows
4 1 (1.41%) Solaris
4 1 (1.41%) Fedora
4 1 (1.41%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.41%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (60.56%) Software Engineering
2 7 (9.86%) Test Automation
3 6 (8.45%) Multithreading
3 6 (8.45%) OO
4 5 (7.04%) UML
4 5 (7.04%) Embedded Software Development
4 5 (7.04%) Cyber Security
5 4 (5.63%) Coaching
5 4 (5.63%) SysML
5 4 (5.63%) Validation
5 4 (5.63%) OOP
6 3 (4.23%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (2.82%) Web Development
7 2 (2.82%) OOD
8 1 (1.41%) Scrum
8 1 (1.41%) Mobile Application Development
8 1 (1.41%) Image Processing
8 1 (1.41%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (1.41%) Integration Testing
8 1 (1.41%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 45 (63.38%) C++
1 45 (63.38%) C
2 20 (28.17%) Python
3 18 (25.35%) Embedded C
4 13 (18.31%) Bash Shell
4 13 (18.31%) Embedded C++
5 6 (8.45%) Java
6 4 (5.63%) Perl
7 3 (4.23%) VC++
8 2 (2.82%) C#
8 2 (2.82%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 16 (22.54%) Security Cleared
2 11 (15.49%) DV Cleared
3 5 (7.04%) Degree
4 4 (5.63%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.41%) ISO 8583
1 1 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 14443
System Software
1 8 (11.27%) Xen
1 8 (11.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.23%) Firmware
Vendors
1 8 (11.27%) VMware
2 2 (2.82%) Red Hat
2 2 (2.82%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.41%) Siemens
3 1 (1.41%) Sony
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