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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Embedded Linux
Rank 550 542 489
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -53
Contract jobs citing Embedded Linux 50 53 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.090% 0.097% 0.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.40% 0.44% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 13 15
Average daily rate
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£370 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.84% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £300 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £397 £371
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 21 16
Average hourly rate £39.50 £37.50 £36.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £35.00 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.10 £40.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.75 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +7.14%

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
12357 12082 10395
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.14% 22.18% 21.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 7047 6797 5604
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £160 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.58% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1014 1046 1004
Average hourly rate £16.20 £16.16 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.24% -4.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.25 £36.75 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+0.94% -0.93%

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 1 May 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 1 May 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 1 May 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 -12 46 £350 +7.69% 44
South East -6 21 £350 +6.06% 13
East of England 0 9 £328 +2.34% 9
Hampshire +7 8 £325 -14.47% 3
Berkshire -1 8 £390 - 4
Cambridgeshire 0 6 £390 +25.80% 9
South West +4 5 - - 5
Wiltshire +5 4 - - 2
Cambridge -6 3 £390 +25.80% 8
London -8 3 £400 +1.91% 1
Halifax - 3 - -
Reading - 3 £390 - 2
Yorkshire - 3 - - 3
West Yorkshire - 3 - - 3
Surrey +4 2 - - 2
Essex -2 2 £326 +0.38%
Slough - 2 - - 2
Brentwood - 2 £326 -
North West - 2 - - 2
Midlands +4 1 £250 -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Somerset - 1 - -
Farnborough - 1 £290 -
Chertsey - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - - 1
Milton Keynes - 1 £500 -
Peterborough - 1 - -
Southampton - 1 - -
St Albans - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £500 -

Embedded Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 79 (100.00%) Linux
2 50 (63.29%) C
3 38 (48.10%) C++
4 35 (44.30%) Software Engineering
5 22 (27.85%) Device Driver
6 18 (22.78%) Embedded C
6 18 (22.78%) Python
7 16 (20.25%) TCP/IP
8 15 (18.99%) Electronics
9 12 (15.19%) STB
10 11 (13.92%) Embedded C++
10 11 (13.92%) HTML
11 10 (12.66%) Degree
11 10 (12.66%) JavaScript
11 10 (12.66%) HTTP
12 9 (11.39%) FTP
12 9 (11.39%) C#
12 9 (11.39%) XML
12 9 (11.39%) Firmware
12 9 (11.39%) Security Cleared
12 9 (11.39%) Git (software)
12 9 (11.39%) Agile Software Development
13 8 (10.13%) Subversion
13 8 (10.13%) ZigBee
13 8 (10.13%) Configuration Management
13 8 (10.13%) Wireless
13 8 (10.13%) Windows
13 8 (10.13%) Embedded Systems
14 7 (8.86%) Assembla
14 7 (8.86%) .NET Compact Framework

Embedded Linux
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 1 (1.27%) Node.js
1 1 (1.27%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 16 (20.25%) TCP/IP
2 10 (12.66%) HTTP
3 9 (11.39%) FTP
4 8 (10.13%) ZigBee
4 8 (10.13%) Wireless
5 7 (8.86%) OpenVPN
5 7 (8.86%) SSL
5 7 (8.86%) VPN
5 7 (8.86%) 802.15
6 6 (7.59%) 3G
7 5 (6.33%) Ethernet
7 5 (6.33%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (5.06%) Internet
8 4 (5.06%) IPv4
8 4 (5.06%) IPv6
8 4 (5.06%) IPsec
8 4 (5.06%) Multicast
9 3 (3.80%) 4G
9 3 (3.80%) Firewall
9 3 (3.80%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.86%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 9 (11.39%) Git (software)
2 8 (10.13%) Subversion
3 7 (8.86%) Visual Studio
4 3 (3.80%) JIRA
5 2 (2.53%) Trac
6 1 (1.27%) Redmine
6 1 (1.27%) Gerrit
6 1 (1.27%) ClearQuest
General
1 15 (18.99%) Electronics
2 6 (7.59%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.27%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.27%) Dutch Language
3 1 (1.27%) French Language
Job Titles
1 31 (39.24%) Software Engineer
2 18 (22.78%) Linux Engineer
2 18 (22.78%) Embedded Linux Engineer
3 12 (15.19%) Developer
4 11 (13.92%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 8 (10.13%) Software Developer
6 5 (6.33%) Embedded Software Developer
6 5 (6.33%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
7 4 (5.06%) Test Engineer
7 4 (5.06%) Software Test Engineer
7 4 (5.06%) Software Tester
7 4 (5.06%) Tester
8 3 (3.80%) Android Software Engineer
8 3 (3.80%) Integration Engineer
9 2 (2.53%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
9 2 (2.53%) Front-End Developer
9 2 (2.53%) Embedded C++ Engineer
9 2 (2.53%) Embedded C Engineer
9 2 (2.53%) Linux Administrator
9 2 (2.53%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (13.92%) HTML
2 9 (11.39%) XML
3 7 (8.86%) .NET Compact Framework
3 7 (8.86%) Web Services
3 7 (8.86%) .NET
3 7 (8.86%) WCF
3 7 (8.86%) JSON
3 7 (8.86%) .NET Framework
4 6 (7.59%) OpenGL
4 6 (7.59%) HTML5
5 5 (6.33%) Qt
6 4 (5.06%) GStreamer
7 3 (3.80%) Qt Quick
7 3 (3.80%) QML
7 3 (3.80%) Middleware
8 2 (2.53%) CGI
9 1 (1.27%) OpenCL
9 1 (1.27%) OpenGL ES
9 1 (1.27%) CSS
9 1 (1.27%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 22 (27.85%) Device Driver
2 12 (15.19%) STB
3 8 (10.13%) Embedded Systems
4 7 (8.86%) DTV
5 4 (5.06%) Computer Science
6 3 (3.80%) MPEG
7 2 (2.53%) IPTV
7 2 (2.53%) CAN bus
7 2 (2.53%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.27%) Algorithms
8 1 (1.27%) Internet of Things
8 1 (1.27%) Over-the-Top Content
8 1 (1.27%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.27%) GPGPU
8 1 (1.27%) Video on Demand
8 1 (1.27%) Cryptography
8 1 (1.27%) 3D Graphics
8 1 (1.27%) Streaming Video
8 1 (1.27%) Ergonomics
8 1 (1.27%) Human Factors
Operating Systems
1 79 (100.00%) Linux
2 8 (10.13%) Windows
3 7 (8.86%) Windows CE
4 5 (6.33%) Android
5 4 (5.06%) Fedora
6 2 (2.53%) Nucleus RTOS
6 2 (2.53%) UNIX
7 1 (1.27%) Tizen
7 1 (1.27%) VxWorks
7 1 (1.27%) CentOS
7 1 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (44.30%) Software Engineering
2 9 (11.39%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (10.13%) Configuration Management
4 5 (6.33%) Test Automation
5 4 (5.06%) UML
6 2 (2.53%) Web Development
6 2 (2.53%) Multithreading
6 2 (2.53%) Software Testing
6 2 (2.53%) Embedded Software Development
7 1 (1.27%) Cyber Security
7 1 (1.27%) Signal Processing
7 1 (1.27%) Parallel Computing
7 1 (1.27%) Software Architecture
7 1 (1.27%) OO
7 1 (1.27%) OOD
7 1 (1.27%) Network Design
7 1 (1.27%) Scrum
7 1 (1.27%) Requirements Analysis
7 1 (1.27%) Technical Architecture
7 1 (1.27%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 50 (63.29%) C
2 38 (48.10%) C++
3 18 (22.78%) Embedded C
3 18 (22.78%) Python
4 11 (13.92%) Embedded C++
5 10 (12.66%) JavaScript
6 9 (11.39%) C#
7 6 (7.59%) Java
8 3 (3.80%) Bash Shell
9 2 (2.53%) Perl
9 2 (2.53%) GLSL
10 1 (1.27%) Assembly Language
10 1 (1.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (12.66%) Degree
2 9 (11.39%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.80%) DV Cleared
4 2 (2.53%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 9 (11.39%) Firmware
2 2 (2.53%) iptables
3 1 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.27%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (1.27%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (8.86%) Assembla
2 4 (5.06%) Red Hat
3 2 (2.53%) Atmel
4 1 (1.27%) QNX
4 1 (1.27%) VMware
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