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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Embedded Linux
Rank 566 553 516
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -37
Contract jobs citing Embedded Linux 47 39 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.084% 0.074% 0.083%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.38% 0.32% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 11 13
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.43% +21.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £397
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £359 £330
% change year-on-year
-9.40% +8.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 6
Average hourly rate £39.50 £40.00 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% -20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.75 £40.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year
-0.62% -20.00%

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
12286 12253 10953
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.00% 23.15% 22.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 7211 6953 5956
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £165 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 958 1023 1010
Average hourly rate £16.84 £15.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.26% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -6.25%

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 3 July 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
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 3 July 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 -23 45 £325 -18.75% 46
South East -11 14 £325 +3.17% 12
London -5 12 £475 +11.76% 14
East of England -2 8 £328 -17.86% 8
Hampshire +6 7 £325 - 3
Cambridgeshire -7 6 £400 +0.31% 8
Berkshire +16 5 £350 - 2
Cambridge -14 3 £400 +0.31% 8
Leeds - 3 £310 -
Yorkshire - 3 £310 - 1
West Yorkshire - 3 £310 - 1
Swindon +1 2 £325 -
Wiltshire -2 2 £325 -
South West -10 2 £325 - 1
West Midlands - 2 - - 4
North Yorkshire - 2 £310 -
Wakefield - 2 £310 -
Slough - 2 - -
Essex - 2 £326 -
Harrogate - 2 £310 -
Huddersfield - 2 £310 -
Bradford - 2 £310 -
Brentwood - 2 £326 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £500 -
Nottingham - 1 - - 3
Sheffield - 1 £310 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £500 -
York - 1 £310 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - - 3
South Yorkshire - 1 £310 -

Embedded Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 94 (100.00%) Linux
2 63 (67.02%) C
3 54 (57.45%) C++
4 46 (48.94%) Software Engineering
5 23 (24.47%) Device Driver
5 23 (24.47%) Embedded C
6 19 (20.21%) TCP/IP
7 16 (17.02%) STB
7 16 (17.02%) Embedded C++
8 14 (14.89%) HTTP
9 13 (13.83%) Electronics
9 13 (13.83%) Telecoms
10 12 (12.77%) HTML
10 12 (12.77%) JavaScript
10 12 (12.77%) Python
10 12 (12.77%) Embedded Systems
11 10 (10.64%) Git (software)
11 10 (10.64%) Windows
11 10 (10.64%) Java
11 10 (10.64%) FTP
11 10 (10.64%) Firmware
11 10 (10.64%) Wireless
11 10 (10.64%) Subversion
11 10 (10.64%) Agile Software Development
12 9 (9.57%) OpenGL
12 9 (9.57%) 3G
12 9 (9.57%) Configuration Management
12 9 (9.57%) C#
12 9 (9.57%) Web Services
12 9 (9.57%) ZigBee

Embedded Linux
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 3 (3.19%) Apache
2 2 (2.13%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (1.06%) MS Office
1 1 (1.06%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.06%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 19 (20.21%) TCP/IP
2 14 (14.89%) HTTP
3 10 (10.64%) FTP
3 10 (10.64%) Wireless
4 9 (9.57%) ZigBee
4 9 (9.57%) 3G
5 8 (8.51%) Wi-Fi
6 7 (7.45%) 802.15
6 7 (7.45%) VPN
6 7 (7.45%) SSL
6 7 (7.45%) OpenVPN
7 6 (6.38%) IPv4
7 6 (6.38%) IPv6
8 5 (5.32%) Ethernet
8 5 (5.32%) DVB
8 5 (5.32%) IPsec
8 5 (5.32%) 4G
9 4 (4.26%) LTE
9 4 (4.26%) WiMAX
9 4 (4.26%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.45%) SQLite
2 2 (2.13%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (10.64%) Subversion
1 10 (10.64%) Git (software)
2 7 (7.45%) Visual Studio
3 4 (4.26%) JIRA
4 2 (2.13%) Gerrit
4 2 (2.13%) Redmine
4 2 (2.13%) Trac
5 1 (1.06%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.06%) Valgrind
5 1 (1.06%) ClearQuest
General
1 13 (13.83%) Electronics
1 13 (13.83%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.06%) Finance
2 1 (1.06%) Aerospace
2 1 (1.06%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.06%) Marketing
2 1 (1.06%) Dutch Language
2 1 (1.06%) French Language
Job Titles
1 36 (38.30%) Software Engineer
2 25 (26.60%) Linux Engineer
2 25 (26.60%) Embedded Linux Engineer
3 17 (18.09%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 16 (17.02%) Developer
5 9 (9.57%) Software Developer
6 7 (7.45%) Embedded Software Developer
7 5 (5.32%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
7 5 (5.32%) Android Software Engineer
8 4 (4.26%) Architect
9 3 (3.19%) Release Manager
9 3 (3.19%) C++ Developer
9 3 (3.19%) Embedded C++ Engineer
9 3 (3.19%) Linux Developer
10 2 (2.13%) C++/Java Developer
10 2 (2.13%) Linux Administrator
10 2 (2.13%) Integration Engineer
10 2 (2.13%) Embedded C Engineer
10 2 (2.13%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
10 2 (2.13%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (12.77%) HTML
2 9 (9.57%) Web Services
2 9 (9.57%) OpenGL
3 8 (8.51%) XML
3 8 (8.51%) JSON
4 7 (7.45%) WCF
4 7 (7.45%) Qt
4 7 (7.45%) .NET Framework
4 7 (7.45%) GStreamer
4 7 (7.45%) .NET
4 7 (7.45%) .NET Compact Framework
5 5 (5.32%) QML
5 5 (5.32%) Middleware
5 5 (5.32%) HTML5
6 3 (3.19%) Qt Quick
6 3 (3.19%) OpenGL ES
7 2 (2.13%) REST
7 2 (2.13%) WebKit
7 2 (2.13%) CGI
7 2 (2.13%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 23 (24.47%) Device Driver
2 16 (17.02%) STB
3 12 (12.77%) Embedded Systems
4 6 (6.38%) DTV
5 5 (5.32%) MPEG
6 3 (3.19%) Streaming Video
6 3 (3.19%) Computer Science
7 2 (2.13%) CAN bus
7 2 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.13%) Algorithms
8 1 (1.06%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.06%) Internet of Things
8 1 (1.06%) GPGPU
8 1 (1.06%) Digital Media
8 1 (1.06%) Client/Server
8 1 (1.06%) 3D Graphics
8 1 (1.06%) Cryptography
8 1 (1.06%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 1 (1.06%) IPTV
8 1 (1.06%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 94 (100.00%) Linux
2 10 (10.64%) Windows
3 7 (7.45%) Windows CE
3 7 (7.45%) Android
4 3 (3.19%) Fedora
5 2 (2.13%) UNIX
5 2 (2.13%) Nucleus RTOS
6 1 (1.06%) CentOS
6 1 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.06%) Tizen
6 1 (1.06%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.06%) VxWorks
6 1 (1.06%) OpenBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (48.94%) Software Engineering
2 10 (10.64%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (9.57%) Configuration Management
4 5 (5.32%) UML
4 5 (5.32%) Open Source
5 4 (4.26%) Multithreading
5 4 (4.26%) Release Management
6 3 (3.19%) Software Testing
6 3 (3.19%) OO
6 3 (3.19%) OOD
7 2 (2.13%) DRM
7 2 (2.13%) Scrum
7 2 (2.13%) Test Automation
7 2 (2.13%) Image Processing
7 2 (2.13%) Software Architecture
7 2 (2.13%) Embedded Software Development
8 1 (1.06%) Linear Algebra
8 1 (1.06%) Linux Kernel Development
8 1 (1.06%) Signal Processing
8 1 (1.06%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 63 (67.02%) C
2 54 (57.45%) C++
3 23 (24.47%) Embedded C
4 16 (17.02%) Embedded C++
5 12 (12.77%) Python
5 12 (12.77%) JavaScript
6 10 (10.64%) Java
7 9 (9.57%) C#
8 4 (4.26%) Bash Shell
9 3 (3.19%) SQL
10 2 (2.13%) Perl
10 2 (2.13%) PHP
10 2 (2.13%) GLSL
10 2 (2.13%) Assembly Language
10 2 (2.13%) Ruby
10 2 (2.13%) Lua
11 1 (1.06%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (8.51%) Degree
2 6 (6.38%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.13%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.06%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 10 (10.64%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (1.06%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (7.45%) Assembla
2 3 (3.19%) Atmel
2 3 (3.19%) Red Hat
3 2 (2.13%) Google
3 2 (2.13%) Tandberg
3 2 (2.13%) Broadcom
4 1 (1.06%) SAP
4 1 (1.06%) QNX
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