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 30 August 2016 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Embedded Linux
Rank 616 604 619
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +15
Contract jobs citing Embedded Linux 31 55 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.057% 0.096% 0.045%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.27% 0.45% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 20 6
Median daily rate £325 £320 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -15.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £310 £380
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -18.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 9
Median hourly rate £39.00 £40.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £32.50 £41.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £41.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £40.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -15.78%

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
11528 12332 12518
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.32% 21.44% 22.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 7323 7275 7125
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 620 964 1063
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £41.00 £35.00
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 30 August 2016.

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 27 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 30 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -21 27 £338 +5.46% 15
West Midlands -29 10 £325 -
London -25 6 £450 -5.26% 2
East of England +17 4 £300 -25.00% 5
South East +8 4 £363 -9.37% 2
Herefordshire - 4 - -
Staffordshire - 4 - -
Surrey +5 3 £400 -
Stafford - 3 - -
Hereford - 2 - -
North West - 2 £300 - 1
Scotland - 2 - -
Essex - 2 - - 1
Cambridgeshire +18 1 £350 -12.50% 3
Norfolk - 1 £250 - 1
Glasgow - 1 - -
Coventry - 1 £325 -
East Midlands - 1 £325 - 1
Great Yarmouth - 1 £250 -
Northampton - 1 £325 - 1
Milton Keynes - 1 £325 -
Peterborough - 1 £350 - 1
Guildford - 1 - -
Staines - 1 £400 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £325 - 1
Manchester - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £325 -

Embedded Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 August 2016, 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 59 (100.00%) Linux
2 37 (62.71%) Software Engineering
3 36 (61.02%) C
3 36 (61.02%) C++
4 19 (32.20%) Device Driver
5 15 (25.42%) Yocto
6 14 (23.73%) Embedded Systems
6 14 (23.73%) Electronics
7 13 (22.03%) Embedded C
8 10 (16.95%) Embedded C++
9 8 (13.56%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (13.56%) JavaScript
10 7 (11.86%) TCP/IP
10 7 (11.86%) STB
10 7 (11.86%) Degree
11 6 (10.17%) 3D Graphics
11 6 (10.17%) Wireless
11 6 (10.17%) Android
12 5 (8.47%) OpenEmbedded
12 5 (8.47%) Computer Science
12 5 (8.47%) SNMP
12 5 (8.47%) Firmware
13 4 (6.78%) OpenGL
13 4 (6.78%) VxWorks
13 4 (6.78%) Assembly Language
13 4 (6.78%) Software Testing
13 4 (6.78%) Perforce
13 4 (6.78%) Telecoms
13 4 (6.78%) Nagra
13 4 (6.78%) SDLC

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 1 (1.69%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.69%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.69%) SharePoint 2013
1 1 (1.69%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (1.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.86%) TCP/IP
2 6 (10.17%) Wireless
3 5 (8.47%) SNMP
4 3 (5.08%) Broadband
4 3 (5.08%) DVB
4 3 (5.08%) Ethernet
4 3 (5.08%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (3.39%) 802.11
5 2 (3.39%) DHCP
5 2 (3.39%) DLNA
5 2 (3.39%) DNS
5 2 (3.39%) IGMP
5 2 (3.39%) Internet
5 2 (3.39%) IPv4
5 2 (3.39%) IPv6
5 2 (3.39%) PPP
5 2 (3.39%) UPnP
6 1 (1.69%) Modbus
6 1 (1.69%) RS-232
6 1 (1.69%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (6.78%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.39%) GCC
3 1 (1.69%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.69%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.69%) JIRA
3 1 (1.69%) NetBeans
3 1 (1.69%) Qt Creator
3 1 (1.69%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (1.69%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 14 (23.73%) Electronics
2 4 (6.78%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.39%) Aerospace
3 2 (3.39%) Avionics
3 2 (3.39%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.39%) Marketing
3 2 (3.39%) Military
4 1 (1.69%) Dutch Language
4 1 (1.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 35 (59.32%) Software Engineer
2 24 (40.68%) Embedded Engineer
3 20 (33.90%) Developer
3 20 (33.90%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 14 (23.73%) Embedded Linux Engineer
4 14 (23.73%) Linux Engineer
5 12 (20.34%) Embedded Developer
6 11 (18.64%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
7 9 (15.25%) C++ Developer
8 5 (8.47%) Linux Developer
8 5 (8.47%) Senior Software Engineer
8 5 (8.47%) Software Developer
9 4 (6.78%) C Software Engineer
9 4 (6.78%) C++ Software Engineer
9 4 (6.78%) Embedded C Engineer
9 4 (6.78%) Embedded C Software Engineer
9 4 (6.78%) Senior Developer
10 3 (5.08%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
10 3 (5.08%) Embedded C++ Developer
10 3 (5.08%) Embedded C++ Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (25.42%) Yocto
2 5 (8.47%) OpenEmbedded
3 4 (6.78%) OpenGL
4 3 (5.08%) .NET
4 3 (5.08%) HTML
4 3 (5.08%) Middleware
4 3 (5.08%) Qt
5 2 (3.39%) 802.1X
5 2 (3.39%) Ajax
5 2 (3.39%) HTML5
5 2 (3.39%) JSON
5 2 (3.39%) Node.js
5 2 (3.39%) QML
5 2 (3.39%) RESTful
5 2 (3.39%) WebKit
5 2 (3.39%) WebSockets
6 1 (1.69%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.69%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.69%) CSS
6 1 (1.69%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 19 (32.20%) Device Driver
2 14 (23.73%) Embedded Systems
3 7 (11.86%) STB
4 6 (10.17%) 3D Graphics
5 5 (8.47%) Computer Science
6 3 (5.08%) Digital TV
6 3 (5.08%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 2 (3.39%) Algorithms
7 2 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (3.39%) Augmented Reality
7 2 (3.39%) Internet of Things
7 2 (3.39%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.69%) Arduino
8 1 (1.69%) CUDA
8 1 (1.69%) Fat Client
8 1 (1.69%) IPTV
8 1 (1.69%) Raspberry Pi
8 1 (1.69%) Smart Meter
8 1 (1.69%) Streaming Video
8 1 (1.69%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 59 (100.00%) Linux
2 6 (10.17%) Android
3 4 (6.78%) VxWorks
4 3 (5.08%) Windows
5 2 (3.39%) Apple iOS
5 2 (3.39%) Unix
6 1 (1.69%) AIX
6 1 (1.69%) HPUX
6 1 (1.69%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.69%) NetWare
6 1 (1.69%) Solaris
6 1 (1.69%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.69%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.69%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (62.71%) Software Engineering
2 8 (13.56%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (6.78%) SDLC
3 4 (6.78%) Software Testing
4 3 (5.08%) Change Management
4 3 (5.08%) DRM
4 3 (5.08%) Embedded Software Development
4 3 (5.08%) Open Source
4 3 (5.08%) Scrum
4 3 (5.08%) Test Scripting
4 3 (5.08%) Test Strategy
5 2 (3.39%) Mobile Application Development
5 2 (3.39%) OO
5 2 (3.39%) TDD
5 2 (3.39%) UML
5 2 (3.39%) Web Design
6 1 (1.69%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (1.69%) Configuration Management
6 1 (1.69%) ERP
6 1 (1.69%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 36 (61.02%) C
1 36 (61.02%) C++
2 13 (22.03%) Embedded C
3 10 (16.95%) Embedded C++
4 8 (13.56%) JavaScript
5 4 (6.78%) Assembly Language
6 2 (3.39%) Bash Shell
6 2 (3.39%) C#
6 2 (3.39%) Java
6 2 (3.39%) Shell Script
6 2 (3.39%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.69%) Korn
7 1 (1.69%) Perl
7 1 (1.69%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.69%) Python
7 1 (1.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (11.86%) Degree
2 3 (5.08%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.69%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.08%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.69%) MISRA
System Software
1 5 (8.47%) Firmware
2 1 (1.69%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.69%) GPFS
2 1 (1.69%) iptables
Systems Management
1 1 (1.69%) SCCM
1 1 (1.69%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (6.78%) Nagra
1 4 (6.78%) Perforce
2 2 (3.39%) CA
2 2 (3.39%) Conax
2 2 (3.39%) Intel
2 2 (3.39%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.39%) Red Hat
2 2 (3.39%) Verimatrix
2 2 (3.39%) Wind River
3 1 (1.69%) Atmel
3 1 (1.69%) HP
3 1 (1.69%) SAP
3 1 (1.69%) Veritas
3 1 (1.69%) VMware
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Informatiq Consulting
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