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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Embedded Linux
Rank 568 541 482
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -59
Contract jobs citing Embedded Linux 45 36 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.077% 0.069% 0.19%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.34% 0.30% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 9 18
Average daily rate
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£425 £550 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.72% +57.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £314 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £377
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £488 £350
% change year-on-year
-12.82% +39.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 12 58
Average hourly rate £42.75 £39.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.22% +5.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.70 £38.50 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £49.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.75 £39.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+8.22% +5.33%

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
13128 12078 11405
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.49% 23.03% 20.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 7725 6736 5990
Average daily rate £355 £358 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.69% +2.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £176 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1169 1078 1087
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -8.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.00 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -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 24 October 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 24 October 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 24 October 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 -17 41 £425 -22.72% 51
South East -14 20 £450 -18.18% 15
South West -26 12 - - 10
Surrey - 8 £450 - 5
Berkshire +12 5 - - 4
East of England -17 5 £288 -32.35% 16
Cambridgeshire -1 4 £300 - 15
Cambridge +3 3 £300 - 13
Wiltshire -11 2 - - 2
North West - 2 £425 - 2
Manchester - 2 £425 -
Hampshire - 2 £350 - 1
Scotland -8 1 - -
London -9 1 £475 -13.63% 3
Essex -17 1 £275 -35.29% 2
Leicestershire - 1 - - 1
Buckinghamshire - 1 - - 1
East Midlands - 1 - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 2
City of London - - - -
West Lothian - - - -
West Sussex - - - - 1
West Yorkshire - - - - 2
West Midlands - - - - 2
Derbyshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Altrincham - - - -
Bath - - - -
Bedford - - - -
Brighton - - - -

Embedded Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 72 (100.00%) Linux
2 51 (70.83%) C
3 50 (69.44%) Software Engineering
4 47 (65.28%) C++
5 28 (38.89%) Embedded C
6 27 (37.50%) Device Driver
7 19 (26.39%) Embedded C++
8 17 (23.61%) Python
9 12 (16.67%) Security Cleared
10 10 (13.89%) STB
10 10 (13.89%) Bash Shell
11 9 (12.50%) wxWidgets
12 8 (11.11%) DV Cleared
12 8 (11.11%) Firewall
12 8 (11.11%) Embedded Systems
13 7 (9.72%) OO
13 7 (9.72%) TCP/IP
13 7 (9.72%) Multithreading
14 6 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
14 6 (8.33%) Xen
14 6 (8.33%) VMware
14 6 (8.33%) Ethernet
14 6 (8.33%) UML
14 6 (8.33%) Java
14 6 (8.33%) Firmware
14 6 (8.33%) 3G
14 6 (8.33%) Embedded Software Development
15 5 (6.94%) Git (software)
15 5 (6.94%) DVB
15 5 (6.94%) Electronics

Embedded Linux
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

Applications
1 2 (2.78%) MS Office
1 2 (2.78%) MS Excel
1 2 (2.78%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.11%) Firewall
2 7 (9.72%) TCP/IP
3 6 (8.33%) 3G
3 6 (8.33%) Ethernet
4 5 (6.94%) DVB
5 4 (5.56%) Wireless
5 4 (5.56%) WiMAX
5 4 (5.56%) LTE
6 3 (4.17%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (2.78%) Wireshark
7 2 (2.78%) ZigBee
7 2 (2.78%) RTP
7 2 (2.78%) DSL
8 1 (1.39%) Telnet
8 1 (1.39%) DNS
8 1 (1.39%) HTTPS
8 1 (1.39%) SSL
8 1 (1.39%) SAN
8 1 (1.39%) Internet
8 1 (1.39%) FTP
Development Applications
1 5 (6.94%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.78%) Eclipse
2 2 (2.78%) Subversion
3 1 (1.39%) GCC
3 1 (1.39%) GDB
3 1 (1.39%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (6.94%) Electronics
2 2 (2.78%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.39%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.39%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 42 (58.33%) Software Engineer
2 25 (34.72%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 12 (16.67%) Developer
4 11 (15.28%) Linux Engineer
5 6 (8.33%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
6 5 (6.94%) Tester
7 4 (5.56%) Principle Engineer
8 3 (4.17%) Software Developer
8 3 (4.17%) Test Engineer
8 3 (4.17%) Senior Software Engineer
8 3 (4.17%) C++ Developer
8 3 (4.17%) C Developer
9 2 (2.78%) Embedded C Developer
9 2 (2.78%) Software Test Engineer
9 2 (2.78%) Architect
9 2 (2.78%) Software Tester
9 2 (2.78%) Solutions Architect
10 1 (1.39%) Applications Developer
10 1 (1.39%) Java Developer
10 1 (1.39%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.50%) wxWidgets
2 4 (5.56%) HTML
2 4 (5.56%) GTK+
3 2 (2.78%) STL
4 1 (1.39%) Flash
4 1 (1.39%) POSIX
4 1 (1.39%) OpenGL
4 1 (1.39%) .NET
4 1 (1.39%) Qt
4 1 (1.39%) HTML5
4 1 (1.39%) GStreamer
4 1 (1.39%) WebKit
Miscellaneous
1 27 (37.50%) Device Driver
2 10 (13.89%) STB
3 8 (11.11%) Embedded Systems
4 3 (4.17%) Cryptography
4 3 (4.17%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 3 (4.17%) IPTV
4 3 (4.17%) MPEG
5 2 (2.78%) Streaming Video
5 2 (2.78%) VHDL
5 2 (2.78%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.78%) DTV
5 2 (2.78%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.39%) Smart Meter
6 1 (1.39%) Open Source
6 1 (1.39%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.39%) Mobile Payment
6 1 (1.39%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.39%) EPoS
6 1 (1.39%) EMV
6 1 (1.39%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 72 (100.00%) Linux
2 3 (4.17%) UNIX
2 3 (4.17%) Windows
3 2 (2.78%) Android
4 1 (1.39%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.39%) Solaris
4 1 (1.39%) Windows CE
4 1 (1.39%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (69.44%) Software Engineering
2 7 (9.72%) Multithreading
2 7 (9.72%) OO
3 6 (8.33%) UML
3 6 (8.33%) Embedded Software Development
4 4 (5.56%) Coaching
4 4 (5.56%) OOP
4 4 (5.56%) Validation
4 4 (5.56%) Scrum
4 4 (5.56%) SysML
5 3 (4.17%) Test Automation
5 3 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (4.17%) Cyber Security
6 2 (2.78%) Automated Testing
6 2 (2.78%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (2.78%) OOD
7 1 (1.39%) TDD
7 1 (1.39%) Image Processing
7 1 (1.39%) Software Architecture
7 1 (1.39%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 51 (70.83%) C
2 47 (65.28%) C++
3 28 (38.89%) Embedded C
4 19 (26.39%) Embedded C++
5 17 (23.61%) Python
6 10 (13.89%) Bash Shell
7 6 (8.33%) Java
8 4 (5.56%) Perl
9 3 (4.17%) VC++
9 3 (4.17%) C#
10 2 (2.78%) JavaScript
11 1 (1.39%) SQL
11 1 (1.39%) VB
11 1 (1.39%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 12 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 8 (11.11%) DV Cleared
3 4 (5.56%) SC Cleared
4 3 (4.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.39%) ISO 8583
1 1 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 14443
System Software
1 6 (8.33%) Firmware
1 6 (8.33%) Xen
1 6 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 6 (8.33%) VMware
2 2 (2.78%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.39%) Siemens
3 1 (1.39%) Red Hat
3 1 (1.39%) Sony
3 1 (1.39%) Perforce
3 1 (1.39%) NorthgateArinso
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