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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Embedded Linux
Rank 608 576 557
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -19
Contract jobs citing Embedded Linux 20 33 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.039% 0.064% 0.051%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.18% 0.28% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 9
Average daily rate £388 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.89% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 9
Average hourly rate £38.50 £34.25 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.40% -8.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.70 £28.50 £34.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £33.50 £38.00
% change year-on-year
+14.92% -11.84%

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
11026 11633 10822
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.44% 22.55% 22.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 6675 6763 5866
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £170 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £515 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £307
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +9.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 797 912 973
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.12 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.56% +4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £36.85 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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
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 8 February 2016.

Embedded Linux Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Embedded Linux
Top 21 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 8 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
England -24 20 £388 +3.33% 24
South East +3 11 £388 -3.12% 9
Hampshire +10 4 £388 - 3
Yorkshire - 3 - - 3
Surrey -5 2 - -
North West -19 2 £275 - 4
Middlesex - 2 £388 -
West Sussex - 2 - -
Portsmouth - 2 - -
Redhill - 2 - -
Cambridgeshire +8 1 - - 2
Berkshire +3 1 - - 1
London +2 1 £300 -20.00% 1
South West +1 1 - - 4
East of England 0 1 - - 2
Cambridge -5 1 - - 2
Wiltshire -6 1 - -
Manchester -17 1 £275 -
City of London - 1 £300 -
Chippenham - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -

Embedded Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 62 (100.00%) Linux
2 44 (70.97%) C++
3 41 (66.13%) C
4 31 (50.00%) Software Engineering
5 18 (29.03%) Device Driver
6 16 (25.81%) Embedded C
7 12 (19.35%) Embedded C++
7 12 (19.35%) Embedded Systems
8 10 (16.13%) STB
8 10 (16.13%) DTV
9 9 (14.52%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 8 (12.90%) Multithreading
10 8 (12.90%) Qt
10 8 (12.90%) DVB
10 8 (12.90%) Telecoms
10 8 (12.90%) Ethernet
10 8 (12.90%) Python
11 7 (11.29%) Subversion
12 6 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
12 6 (9.68%) Electronics
12 6 (9.68%) Java
13 5 (8.06%) OpenGL
13 5 (8.06%) Middleware
13 5 (8.06%) Firmware
13 5 (8.06%) VHDL
13 5 (8.06%) Git (software)
13 5 (8.06%) Boost C++ Libraries
14 4 (6.45%) Software Architecture
14 4 (6.45%) Continuous Integration
14 4 (6.45%) Degree

Embedded Linux
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 3 (4.84%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (12.90%) DVB
1 8 (12.90%) Ethernet
2 4 (6.45%) Modbus
3 3 (4.84%) GPRS
4 2 (3.23%) Software-Defined Radio
4 2 (3.23%) SSH
4 2 (3.23%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.23%) Wireless
5 1 (1.61%) Bluetooth
5 1 (1.61%) Broadband
5 1 (1.61%) Internet
5 1 (1.61%) IPsec
5 1 (1.61%) LAN
5 1 (1.61%) Profibus
5 1 (1.61%) RFID
5 1 (1.61%) RS-232
5 1 (1.61%) RS-485
5 1 (1.61%) VPN
5 1 (1.61%) WAN
5 1 (1.61%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.84%) SQLite
2 2 (3.23%) Hadoop
2 2 (3.23%) MongoDB
2 2 (3.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (11.29%) Subversion
2 5 (8.06%) Git (software)
3 4 (6.45%) JIRA
4 3 (4.84%) Eclipse
4 3 (4.84%) Jenkins
5 2 (3.23%) GCC
5 2 (3.23%) Hudson
5 2 (3.23%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (3.23%) Selenium
5 2 (3.23%) StarTeam
5 2 (3.23%) TeamCity
5 2 (3.23%) VectorCAST
5 2 (3.23%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.61%) Android Studio
6 1 (1.61%) SCons
General
1 8 (12.90%) Telecoms
2 6 (9.68%) Electronics
3 2 (3.23%) Avionics
4 1 (1.61%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.61%) Automotive
4 1 (1.61%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 38 (61.29%) Embedded Engineer
2 29 (46.77%) Software Engineer
3 23 (37.10%) Linux Engineer
4 22 (35.48%) Embedded Linux Engineer
5 19 (30.65%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 15 (24.19%) Developer
7 11 (17.74%) C++ Software Engineer
8 8 (12.90%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
9 7 (11.29%) C++ Developer
9 7 (11.29%) Embedded Developer
10 6 (9.68%) Developer/Software Engineer
11 5 (8.06%) Embedded C++ Engineer
12 4 (6.45%) C Developer
12 4 (6.45%) C/C++ Developer
12 4 (6.45%) DTV Engineer
12 4 (6.45%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
12 4 (6.45%) Embedded Software Developer
12 4 (6.45%) Linux Developer
12 4 (6.45%) Senior Software Engineer
12 4 (6.45%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.90%) Qt
2 5 (8.06%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 5 (8.06%) Middleware
2 5 (8.06%) OpenGL
3 3 (4.84%) CSS
3 3 (4.84%) DOM
3 3 (4.84%) GStreamer
3 3 (4.84%) HTML
3 3 (4.84%) HTML5
3 3 (4.84%) OpenGL ES
3 3 (4.84%) QML
3 3 (4.84%) WebKit
4 2 (3.23%) .NET
5 1 (1.61%) Apache Thrift
5 1 (1.61%) D-Bus
5 1 (1.61%) JSON
5 1 (1.61%) OpenCL
5 1 (1.61%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 18 (29.03%) Device Driver
2 12 (19.35%) Embedded Systems
3 10 (16.13%) DTV
3 10 (16.13%) STB
4 9 (14.52%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 5 (8.06%) VHDL
6 4 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (4.84%) Algorithms
7 3 (4.84%) Handset
7 3 (4.84%) IPTV
7 3 (4.84%) MHEG
8 2 (3.23%) CPLD
8 2 (3.23%) Streaming Video
9 1 (1.61%) 3D Graphics
9 1 (1.61%) Computer Science
9 1 (1.61%) Cryptography
9 1 (1.61%) Digital Media
9 1 (1.61%) Mathematics
9 1 (1.61%) Smartphone
9 1 (1.61%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 62 (100.00%) Linux
2 3 (4.84%) Ubuntu
2 3 (4.84%) Windows
3 2 (3.23%) ThreadX
3 2 (3.23%) VxWorks
4 1 (1.61%) Android
4 1 (1.61%) OpenWrt
4 1 (1.61%) pSOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 8 (12.90%) Multithreading
3 6 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (6.45%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (6.45%) Signal Processing
4 4 (6.45%) Software Architecture
5 3 (4.84%) Change Management
5 3 (4.84%) Digital Signal Processing
5 3 (4.84%) DRM
5 3 (4.84%) SDLC
5 3 (4.84%) Unit Testing
6 2 (3.23%) Automated Testing
6 2 (3.23%) Configuration Management
6 2 (3.23%) DevOps
6 2 (3.23%) Embedded Software Development
6 2 (3.23%) Issue Tracking
6 2 (3.23%) Scrum
6 2 (3.23%) Software Testing
6 2 (3.23%) Test Automation
6 2 (3.23%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 44 (70.97%) C++
2 41 (66.13%) C
3 16 (25.81%) Embedded C
4 12 (19.35%) Embedded C++
5 8 (12.90%) Python
6 6 (9.68%) Java
7 4 (6.45%) C#
8 3 (4.84%) JavaScript
9 2 (3.23%) PHP
9 2 (3.23%) VBA
10 1 (1.61%) AWK
10 1 (1.61%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.61%) GLSL
10 1 (1.61%) MATLAB
10 1 (1.61%) sed
10 1 (1.61%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (6.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.61%) ISO 9001
1 1 (1.61%) JTAG
System Software
1 5 (8.06%) Firmware
2 3 (4.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.61%) iptables
3 1 (1.61%) KVM
3 1 (1.61%) Xen
Vendors
1 3 (4.84%) Google
1 3 (4.84%) VMware
2 2 (3.23%) Altera
2 2 (3.23%) MathWorks
2 2 (3.23%) Xilinx
3 1 (1.61%) Freescale
3 1 (1.61%) Perforce
3 1 (1.61%) QNX
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £299 - £380 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucestershire
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £42 - 46 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £40 - 45 per hour
Posted: 12 days ago