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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Embedded Linux
Rank 554 527 475
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -52
Contract jobs citing Embedded Linux 29 26 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.057% 0.054% 0.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.25% 0.24% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 13
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£375 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £333 £350
% change year-on-year
-9.77% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 30
Average hourly rate £33.50 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £35.00 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.25 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £38.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-11.84% +1.33%

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
11503 10761 9850
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.54% 22.34% 22.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 6743 5881 5185
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £505 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £307 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.93% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 909 971 1091
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 £37.50 £33.50 £37.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -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 30 January 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 30 January 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 30 January 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 29 £375 -3.84% 74
London -4 10 £375 -17.12% 3
South East -3 7 - - 14
East of England +1 4 £325 - 33
Surrey -1 4 - - 1
Wiltshire -4 4 - -
South West -15 4 - - 8
Berkshire +2 1 - - 6
Cambridge -5 1 £325 - 24
Cambridgeshire -13 1 £325 - 26
Hampshire -21 1 - - 1
Reading - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £275 - 5
Buckinghamshire - 1 - - 3
Bedfordshire - 1 - - 2
North West - 1 £275 - 7
Worcestershire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 2
City of London - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - - 2
Scotland - - - - 1
Canary Wharf - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Oxford - - - - 1
Portsmouth - - - -
Malvern - - - -
Bradford - - - - 1
Brighton - - - -
Camberley - - - -
Chippenham - - - -

Embedded Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 74 (100.00%) Linux
2 45 (60.81%) C
3 43 (58.11%) C++
4 40 (54.05%) Software Engineering
5 28 (37.84%) Device Driver
6 18 (24.32%) Security Cleared
6 18 (24.32%) Python
7 15 (20.27%) Embedded C
8 13 (17.57%) Bash Shell
9 11 (14.86%) STB
9 11 (14.86%) Firewall
9 11 (14.86%) DV Cleared
10 10 (13.51%) Electronics
10 10 (13.51%) Embedded C++
11 9 (12.16%) TCP/IP
11 9 (12.16%) wxWidgets
12 8 (10.81%) VMware Infrastructure
12 8 (10.81%) Xen
12 8 (10.81%) Git (software)
12 8 (10.81%) UML
12 8 (10.81%) VMware
12 8 (10.81%) Embedded Systems
13 7 (9.46%) Test Automation
13 7 (9.46%) Multithreading
14 6 (8.11%) Degree
14 6 (8.11%) DTV
14 6 (8.11%) HTML
14 6 (8.11%) Java
14 6 (8.11%) Ethernet
15 5 (6.76%) C#

Embedded Linux
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (1.35%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (2.70%) MS Excel
1 2 (2.70%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (14.86%) Firewall
2 9 (12.16%) TCP/IP
3 6 (8.11%) Ethernet
4 5 (6.76%) 3G
5 4 (5.41%) LTE
5 4 (5.41%) WiMAX
6 3 (4.05%) FTP
6 3 (4.05%) HTTP
6 3 (4.05%) VPN
6 3 (4.05%) SSL
6 3 (4.05%) 802.15
6 3 (4.05%) DVB
6 3 (4.05%) OpenVPN
6 3 (4.05%) ZigBee
7 2 (2.70%) Multicast
7 2 (2.70%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (2.70%) Wireless
7 2 (2.70%) DSL
8 1 (1.35%) Internet
8 1 (1.35%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.05%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 8 (10.81%) Git (software)
2 4 (5.41%) Subversion
3 3 (4.05%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.35%) Eclipse
General
1 10 (13.51%) Electronics
2 2 (2.70%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.35%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.35%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 42 (56.76%) Software Engineer
2 21 (28.38%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 11 (14.86%) Developer
4 10 (13.51%) Tester
5 8 (10.81%) Linux Engineer
6 7 (9.46%) Test Engineer
6 7 (9.46%) Software Test Engineer
6 7 (9.46%) Software Tester
7 6 (8.11%) Software Developer
8 3 (4.05%) Architect
8 3 (4.05%) Embedded Software Developer
8 3 (4.05%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
9 2 (2.70%) Front-End Developer
9 2 (2.70%) Integration Engineer
9 2 (2.70%) C++ Developer
9 2 (2.70%) Solutions Architect
10 1 (1.35%) Test Manager
10 1 (1.35%) Web Developer
10 1 (1.35%) Consultant
10 1 (1.35%) Software Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.16%) wxWidgets
2 6 (8.11%) HTML
3 4 (5.41%) GTK+
3 4 (5.41%) HTML5
3 4 (5.41%) XML
4 3 (4.05%) .NET
4 3 (4.05%) Web Services
4 3 (4.05%) OpenGL
4 3 (4.05%) JSON
4 3 (4.05%) .NET Framework
4 3 (4.05%) WCF
4 3 (4.05%) .NET Compact Framework
5 1 (1.35%) CSS
5 1 (1.35%) STL
5 1 (1.35%) POSIX
5 1 (1.35%) Ajax
5 1 (1.35%) Qt
5 1 (1.35%) WebKit
5 1 (1.35%) OpenCL
Miscellaneous
1 28 (37.84%) Device Driver
2 11 (14.86%) STB
3 8 (10.81%) Embedded Systems
4 6 (8.11%) DTV
5 3 (4.05%) IPTV
5 3 (4.05%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 2 (2.70%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.70%) VHDL
6 2 (2.70%) MPEG
7 1 (1.35%) 3D Graphics
7 1 (1.35%) Cryptography
7 1 (1.35%) Chemistry
7 1 (1.35%) GPGPU
7 1 (1.35%) Open Source
7 1 (1.35%) Video on Demand
7 1 (1.35%) Over-the-Top Content
7 1 (1.35%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 74 (100.00%) Linux
2 5 (6.76%) UNIX
2 5 (6.76%) Windows
3 3 (4.05%) Windows CE
4 2 (2.70%) Fedora
5 1 (1.35%) Solaris
5 1 (1.35%) VxWorks
5 1 (1.35%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.35%) Android
5 1 (1.35%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (54.05%) Software Engineering
2 8 (10.81%) UML
3 7 (9.46%) Test Automation
3 7 (9.46%) Multithreading
4 5 (6.76%) Embedded Software Development
4 5 (6.76%) Cyber Security
5 4 (5.41%) Coaching
5 4 (5.41%) SysML
5 4 (5.41%) Validation
6 3 (4.05%) OO
6 3 (4.05%) Configuration Management
7 2 (2.70%) Image Processing
7 2 (2.70%) Web Development
7 2 (2.70%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (2.70%) OOP
8 1 (1.35%) OOD
8 1 (1.35%) TDD
8 1 (1.35%) Pair Programming
8 1 (1.35%) Video Processing
8 1 (1.35%) Signal Processing
Programming Languages
1 45 (60.81%) C
2 43 (58.11%) C++
3 18 (24.32%) Python
4 15 (20.27%) Embedded C
5 13 (17.57%) Bash Shell
6 10 (13.51%) Embedded C++
7 6 (8.11%) Java
8 5 (6.76%) C#
9 4 (5.41%) Perl
10 3 (4.05%) VC++
11 2 (2.70%) JavaScript
12 1 (1.35%) GLSL
Qualifications
1 18 (24.32%) Security Cleared
2 11 (14.86%) DV Cleared
3 6 (8.11%) Degree
4 5 (6.76%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 8 (10.81%) VMware Infrastructure
1 8 (10.81%) Xen
2 5 (6.76%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (1.35%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (10.81%) VMware
2 3 (4.05%) Red Hat
2 3 (4.05%) Assembla
3 2 (2.70%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.35%) Siemens
4 1 (1.35%) Sony
4 1 (1.35%) QNX
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