The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Embedded Linux
Rank 535 485 522
Rank change year-on-year
-50 +37
Contract jobs citing Embedded Linux 53 71 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.094% 0.15% 0.10%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.43% 0.71% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 18 7
Average daily rate £328 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.42% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £324 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £361 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
-8.57% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 19 21
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £41.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £38.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -13.58%
Operating Systems Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
12305 10039 12127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.84% 21.01% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6838 5359 6191
Average daily rate £350 £350 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.91% -3.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1074 983 1178
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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
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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -55 51 £328 -6.42% 33
South East -21 19 £355 +29.09% 11
East of England -26 16 £320 -1.53% 4
London -40 9 £393 +9.79% 4
Cambridge +4 8 £310 - 3
Cambridgeshire -12 8 £310 - 4
Berkshire -8 5 - - 3
Hampshire - 4 £380 - 3
Swindon -14 3 - - 1
Wiltshire -15 3 - - 5
South West -25 3 - - 10
East Midlands -17 1 £300 -14.28%
City of London - 1 £400 -
Wales - 1 - - 1
Oxfordshire - 1 - - 1
Oxford - 1 - - 1
Poole - - - -
Reading - - - - 2
Southampton - - - - 3
Maidenhead - - - -
Marlow - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Chippenham - - - - 2
Coventry - - - - 1
Crawley - - - -
Dunfermline - - - -
Eastleigh - - - -
Hertford - - - -
Leeds - - - -

Embedded Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 80 (100.00%) Linux
2 64 (80.00%) C
3 49 (61.25%) C++
4 48 (60.00%) Software Engineering
5 26 (32.50%) Device Driver
6 25 (31.25%) Embedded C
7 20 (25.00%) Embedded C++
7 20 (25.00%) Embedded Systems
8 12 (15.00%) Python
9 11 (13.75%) OOD
9 11 (13.75%) TCP/IP
10 10 (12.50%) Embedded Software Development
11 9 (11.25%) Subversion
11 9 (11.25%) UML
12 7 (8.75%) Security Cleared
12 7 (8.75%) Java
12 7 (8.75%) JavaScript
12 7 (8.75%) OpenGL
12 7 (8.75%) Perforce
12 7 (8.75%) Wireless
13 6 (7.50%) Electronics
13 6 (7.50%) Scrum
13 6 (7.50%) Wi-Fi
13 6 (7.50%) Shell Script
13 6 (7.50%) Broadband
13 6 (7.50%) Degree
13 6 (7.50%) IPTV
13 6 (7.50%) STB
13 6 (7.50%) Android
14 5 (6.25%) GStreamer

Embedded Linux
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

Communications & Networking
1 11 (13.75%) TCP/IP
2 7 (8.75%) Wireless
3 6 (7.50%) Wi-Fi
3 6 (7.50%) Broadband
4 5 (6.25%) RTP
5 4 (5.00%) 3G
6 3 (3.75%) Bluetooth
6 3 (3.75%) ZigBee
6 3 (3.75%) NAS
7 2 (2.50%) LTE
7 2 (2.50%) 4G
7 2 (2.50%) WAN
7 2 (2.50%) DHCP
7 2 (2.50%) FTP
7 2 (2.50%) 802.11
7 2 (2.50%) DSL
7 2 (2.50%) DNS
7 2 (2.50%) IPv4
7 2 (2.50%) IPv6
7 2 (2.50%) SAN
Development Applications
1 9 (11.25%) Subversion
2 4 (5.00%) JIRA
2 4 (5.00%) Trac
3 2 (2.50%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.50%) ClearQuest
4 1 (1.25%) Eclipse
General
1 6 (7.50%) Electronics
2 3 (3.75%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.50%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.25%) Advertising
4 1 (1.25%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.25%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 39 (48.75%) Software Engineer
2 18 (22.50%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 17 (21.25%) Developer
4 13 (16.25%) Linux Engineer
5 8 (10.00%) Embedded C++ Engineer
5 8 (10.00%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
5 8 (10.00%) C++ Software Engineer
6 7 (8.75%) C Software Engineer
7 6 (7.50%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
7 6 (7.50%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
7 6 (7.50%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
7 6 (7.50%) Embedded C Engineer
7 6 (7.50%) Embedded C Software Engineer
8 5 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
9 4 (5.00%) Applications Developer
9 4 (5.00%) Senior Software Engineer
9 4 (5.00%) Software Developer
9 4 (5.00%) C++ Developer
10 3 (3.75%) Design Engineer
11 2 (2.50%) Embedded C Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.75%) OpenGL
2 5 (6.25%) Middleware
2 5 (6.25%) GStreamer
2 5 (6.25%) HTML
3 4 (5.00%) WebKit
4 3 (3.75%) OpenCL
4 3 (3.75%) DirectCompute
4 3 (3.75%) Qt
4 3 (3.75%) HTML5
5 2 (2.50%) XML
5 2 (2.50%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 26 (32.50%) Device Driver
2 20 (25.00%) Embedded Systems
3 6 (7.50%) IPTV
3 6 (7.50%) STB
4 5 (6.25%) Streaming Video
4 5 (6.25%) MPEG
4 5 (6.25%) Mathematics
4 5 (6.25%) Computer Science
4 5 (6.25%) DTV
5 4 (5.00%) 3D Graphics
6 3 (3.75%) Firmware
6 3 (3.75%) Smart Meter
6 3 (3.75%) CUDA
7 2 (2.50%) Physics
7 2 (2.50%) Mobile Payment
8 1 (1.25%) Open Source
8 1 (1.25%) Digital Media
8 1 (1.25%) CAN bus
8 1 (1.25%) Clustering
8 1 (1.25%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 80 (100.00%) Linux
2 6 (7.50%) Android
3 3 (3.75%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.50%) UNIX
5 1 (1.25%) Windows
5 1 (1.25%) HPUX
5 1 (1.25%) Debian
5 1 (1.25%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (60.00%) Software Engineering
2 11 (13.75%) OOD
3 10 (12.50%) Embedded Software Development
4 9 (11.25%) UML
5 6 (7.50%) Scrum
6 4 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (5.00%) OO
7 3 (3.75%) Configuration Management
7 3 (3.75%) Software Testing
7 3 (3.75%) Multithreading
8 2 (2.50%) 3D Programming
8 2 (2.50%) Release Management
9 1 (1.25%) Performance Engineering
9 1 (1.25%) Software Architecture
9 1 (1.25%) Memory Management
9 1 (1.25%) System Testing
9 1 (1.25%) Project Planning
9 1 (1.25%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 64 (80.00%) C
2 49 (61.25%) C++
3 25 (31.25%) Embedded C
4 20 (25.00%) Embedded C++
5 12 (15.00%) Python
6 7 (8.75%) Java
6 7 (8.75%) JavaScript
7 6 (7.50%) Shell Script
8 5 (6.25%) Ruby
9 4 (5.00%) Perl
10 1 (1.25%) PHP
10 1 (1.25%) Assembly Language
10 1 (1.25%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (8.75%) Security Cleared
2 6 (7.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.25%) JTAG
Systems Management
1 1 (1.25%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 7 (8.75%) Perforce
2 1 (1.25%) VMware
2 1 (1.25%) MontaVista
2 1 (1.25%) Broadcom
2 1 (1.25%) Trillium
London
Apollo Solutions
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Wales
Computer Futures
Posted: 9 days ago
Wiltshire
Computer Futures
Posted: 9 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £45 per hour
Posted: 12 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £45 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Reading
Progressive Recruitment
Posted: 20 days ago