The table below looks at the statistics for Embedded Linux skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Embedded Linux over the 3 months to 16 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Embedded Linux
UK
Rank 569 603 567
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -36
Contract jobs citing Embedded Linux 23 22 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.051% 0.044% 0.063%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.24% 0.21% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 9
Median daily rate £375 £431 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% -4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £388 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £528 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £450
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -13.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 12
Median hourly rate £44.50 £38.00 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.10% +22.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.70 £30.50 £28.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £41.30 £44.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.50 £38.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+17.10% +33.33%

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
9432 10689 11562
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.08% 21.43% 22.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 5954 6378 6816
Median daily rate £393 £375 £359
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% +4.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 610 814 959
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £10.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £45.00 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

Embedded Linux
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Embedded Linux as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 16 January 2017.

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
Top 20 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Embedded Linux within the UK over the 3 months to 16 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +16 22 £375 -13.04% 21
East of England +4 6 £325 - 3
South West - 6 - - 1
Yorkshire +14 5 £375 - 3
West Yorkshire - 5 £375 - 3
Leeds - 5 £375 - 3
Northamptonshire - 4 - -
Somerset - 4 - -
East Midlands - 4 - - 2
Northampton - 4 - -
Cambridgeshire 0 3 - - 3
Cambridge -3 3 - - 3
Bath - 3 - -
Essex - 3 £325 -
London -8 1 £450 -12.19% 1
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 - -
Cheltenham - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - - 2

Embedded Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Embedded Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Embedded Linux.

1 40 (100.00%) Linux
2 32 (80.00%) C++
3 29 (72.50%) C
4 25 (62.50%) Software Engineering
5 14 (35.00%) TCP/IP
6 13 (32.50%) Embedded C++
6 13 (32.50%) Android
7 10 (25.00%) Python
7 10 (25.00%) Embedded C
8 9 (22.50%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (20.00%) Windows
10 6 (15.00%) Git (software)
10 6 (15.00%) Java
10 6 (15.00%) Electronics
10 6 (15.00%) SDLC
10 6 (15.00%) Embedded Systems
11 5 (12.50%) Mobile App
11 5 (12.50%) Apple iOS
11 5 (12.50%) Yocto
11 5 (12.50%) Scrum
11 5 (12.50%) C#
11 5 (12.50%) .NET
11 5 (12.50%) Visual Studio
11 5 (12.50%) Lua
11 5 (12.50%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 4 (10.00%) STB
12 4 (10.00%) ZigBee
12 4 (10.00%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (10.00%) Amazon S3
12 4 (10.00%) Amazon AWS

Embedded Linux
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (10.00%) IIS
2 1 (2.50%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (10.00%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (10.00%) Amazon S3
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (35.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (10.00%) Wireless
2 4 (10.00%) ZigBee
3 3 (7.50%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (5.00%) 802.11
4 2 (5.00%) DHCP
4 2 (5.00%) DLNA
4 2 (5.00%) DNS
4 2 (5.00%) DVB
4 2 (5.00%) Ethernet
4 2 (5.00%) HTTP
4 2 (5.00%) IGMP
4 2 (5.00%) IPv4
4 2 (5.00%) IPv6
4 2 (5.00%) PPP
4 2 (5.00%) UPnP
5 1 (2.50%) AMQP
5 1 (2.50%) Modbus
5 1 (2.50%) OpenVPN
5 1 (2.50%) RS-232
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 4 (10.00%) Amazon Redshift
1 4 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
1 4 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.00%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 6 (15.00%) Git (software)
2 5 (12.50%) Visual Studio
3 3 (7.50%) Android Studio
3 3 (7.50%) Eclipse
3 3 (7.50%) JIRA
4 2 (5.00%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.50%) GoogleTest
5 1 (2.50%) JUnit
5 1 (2.50%) Mockito
5 1 (2.50%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (2.50%) Subversion
General
1 6 (15.00%) Electronics
2 1 (2.50%) Aerospace
2 1 (2.50%) Multimedia
2 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (55.00%) Embedded Engineer
2 21 (52.50%) Software Engineer
3 15 (37.50%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 12 (30.00%) Embedded Linux Engineer
4 12 (30.00%) Linux Engineer
5 11 (27.50%) Embedded C Engineer
6 10 (25.00%) Embedded C++ Engineer
7 8 (20.00%) C Software Engineer
7 8 (20.00%) Embedded C Software Engineer
8 7 (17.50%) C++ Software Engineer
8 7 (17.50%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
8 7 (17.50%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
8 7 (17.50%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
9 5 (12.50%) Developer
10 4 (10.00%) Architect
10 4 (10.00%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
10 4 (10.00%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
10 4 (10.00%) Senior Architect
10 4 (10.00%) Senior Systems Architect
10 4 (10.00%) Systems Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.50%) .NET
1 5 (12.50%) Yocto
2 3 (7.50%) 802.1X
2 3 (7.50%) OpenGL
3 2 (5.00%) JSON
3 2 (5.00%) OpenEmbedded
3 2 (5.00%) Qt
3 2 (5.00%) Web Services
3 2 (5.00%) WebKit
4 1 (2.50%) .NET Compact Framework
4 1 (2.50%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.50%) Middleware
4 1 (2.50%) PowerMock
4 1 (2.50%) RESTful
4 1 (2.50%) WCF
4 1 (2.50%) XML
4 1 (2.50%) XMPP
4 1 (2.50%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.00%) Embedded Systems
2 5 (12.50%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 5 (12.50%) Mobile App
3 4 (10.00%) STB
4 3 (7.50%) Device Driver
4 3 (7.50%) Digital TV
5 2 (5.00%) Algorithms
5 2 (5.00%) Computer Science
5 2 (5.00%) VHDL
6 1 (2.50%) 3D Graphics
6 1 (2.50%) Arduino
6 1 (2.50%) Augmented Reality
6 1 (2.50%) BeagleBone
6 1 (2.50%) Cryptography
6 1 (2.50%) Internet of Things
6 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.50%) Raspberry Pi
6 1 (2.50%) Smart Meter
6 1 (2.50%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 40 (100.00%) Linux
2 13 (32.50%) Android
3 8 (20.00%) Windows
4 5 (12.50%) Apple iOS
5 4 (10.00%) Windows Server
6 2 (5.00%) OpenWrt
6 2 (5.00%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (62.50%) Software Engineering
2 9 (22.50%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (15.00%) SDLC
4 5 (12.50%) Scrum
5 4 (10.00%) Android Development
5 4 (10.00%) iOS Development
5 4 (10.00%) Mobile Application Development
5 4 (10.00%) OO
5 4 (10.00%) Test Strategy
6 3 (7.50%) Kanban
6 3 (7.50%) Project Management
7 2 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (5.00%) DRM
7 2 (5.00%) Multithreading
8 1 (2.50%) Configuration Management
8 1 (2.50%) Image Processing
8 1 (2.50%) Information Assurance
8 1 (2.50%) OOP
8 1 (2.50%) Test Automation
8 1 (2.50%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (80.00%) C++
2 29 (72.50%) C
3 13 (32.50%) Embedded C++
4 10 (25.00%) Embedded C
4 10 (25.00%) Python
5 6 (15.00%) Java
6 5 (12.50%) C#
6 5 (12.50%) Lua
7 4 (10.00%) JavaScript
7 4 (10.00%) SQL
8 3 (7.50%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 3 (7.50%) Degree
2 1 (2.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) SDET
System Software
1 3 (7.50%) Firmware
2 2 (5.00%) BusyBox
Systems Management
1 1 (2.50%) SELinux
Vendors
1 2 (5.00%) CA
1 2 (5.00%) Conax
1 2 (5.00%) Nagra
1 2 (5.00%) Verimatrix
2 1 (2.50%) Altera
2 1 (2.50%) Assembla
2 1 (2.50%) Atmel
2 1 (2.50%) EMC
2 1 (2.50%) Google
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.50%) Xilinx