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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Embedded Linux
Rank 554 516 489
Rank change year-on-year
-38 -27
Contract jobs citing Embedded Linux 26 53 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.048% 0.10% 0.17%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.21% 0.46% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 8
Average daily rate
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£418 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £358 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.68% +2.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 62
Average hourly rate £41.50 £50.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.10 £35.25 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.25 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.50 £50.00 £43.75
% change year-on-year
-17.00% +14.28%
Operating Systems Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
12217 11412 12130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.69% 22.38% 20.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 6922 6258 5967
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £175 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1034 1020 1257
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £17.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -4.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 23 July 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 -39 25 £418 +19.28% 46
Cambridge +6 9 £410 +24.24% 17
Cambridgeshire -6 9 £410 +24.24% 21
East of England -25 9 £410 +25.19% 22
South East -19 7 - - 8
London -5 3 £425 +21.42% 5
Hampshire -14 3 - - 2
Berkshire +4 2 - - 1
South West -27 2 - - 5
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Swindon - 1 - -
Watford - - - -
York - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Aylesbury - - - -
Banbury - - - -
Bath - - - - 3
Birmingham - - - -
Bradford - - - -
Brighton - - - - 1
Bristol - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Leicestershire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 3
Somerset - - - - 3
South Yorkshire - - - - 1
Suffolk - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 1

Embedded Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 77 (100.00%) Linux
2 64 (83.12%) C
3 53 (68.83%) Software Engineering
4 46 (59.74%) C++
5 28 (36.36%) Device Driver
6 25 (32.47%) Embedded C
7 16 (20.78%) Embedded C++
7 16 (20.78%) Python
7 16 (20.78%) Embedded Systems
8 13 (16.88%) TCP/IP
9 11 (14.29%) Embedded Software Development
10 9 (11.69%) Subversion
10 9 (11.69%) Scrum
10 9 (11.69%) UML
11 8 (10.39%) Java
11 8 (10.39%) OOD
11 8 (10.39%) STB
12 7 (9.09%) Perforce
12 7 (9.09%) Streaming Video
12 7 (9.09%) IPTV
12 7 (9.09%) JavaScript
12 7 (9.09%) RTP
13 6 (7.79%) Wireless
13 6 (7.79%) Firmware
13 6 (7.79%) Shell Script
13 6 (7.79%) OO
13 6 (7.79%) Broadband
13 6 (7.79%) MPEG
13 6 (7.79%) Security Cleared
13 6 (7.79%) GStreamer

Embedded Linux
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 13 (16.88%) TCP/IP
2 7 (9.09%) RTP
3 6 (7.79%) Wireless
3 6 (7.79%) Broadband
4 5 (6.49%) ZigBee
4 5 (6.49%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (5.19%) Bluetooth
5 4 (5.19%) 3G
6 3 (3.90%) SAN
6 3 (3.90%) DVB
6 3 (3.90%) NAS
7 2 (2.60%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (2.60%) VLAN
7 2 (2.60%) Wireshark
7 2 (2.60%) DNS
7 2 (2.60%) DHCP
7 2 (2.60%) Ethernet
7 2 (2.60%) FTP
8 1 (1.30%) HTTP
8 1 (1.30%) IKE
Development Applications
1 9 (11.69%) Subversion
2 3 (3.90%) JIRA
2 3 (3.90%) Trac
3 2 (2.60%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.30%) GCC
4 1 (1.30%) GDB
4 1 (1.30%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.30%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.30%) ClearQuest
General
1 5 (6.49%) Electronics
2 2 (2.60%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.30%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 41 (53.25%) Software Engineer
2 23 (29.87%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 15 (19.48%) Linux Engineer
4 12 (15.58%) Developer
5 11 (14.29%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
6 7 (9.09%) C Software Engineer
6 7 (9.09%) Embedded C++ Engineer
6 7 (9.09%) C++ Software Engineer
7 6 (7.79%) Embedded C Software Engineer
7 6 (7.79%) Embedded C Engineer
7 6 (7.79%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
7 6 (7.79%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
7 6 (7.79%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
8 5 (6.49%) Senior Software Engineer
8 5 (6.49%) Systems Engineer
9 4 (5.19%) Principle Engineer
10 3 (3.90%) Software Developer
11 2 (2.60%) Embedded C Developer
11 2 (2.60%) C Developer
11 2 (2.60%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.79%) GStreamer
2 4 (5.19%) HTML
3 3 (3.90%) Middleware
3 3 (3.90%) Qt
3 3 (3.90%) OpenCL
3 3 (3.90%) DirectCompute
4 2 (2.60%) OpenGL
4 2 (2.60%) HTML5
4 2 (2.60%) WebKit
5 1 (1.30%) .NET
5 1 (1.30%) STL
5 1 (1.30%) XML
5 1 (1.30%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 28 (36.36%) Device Driver
2 16 (20.78%) Embedded Systems
3 8 (10.39%) STB
4 7 (9.09%) Streaming Video
4 7 (9.09%) IPTV
5 6 (7.79%) MPEG
5 6 (7.79%) Firmware
6 5 (6.49%) Computer Science
7 4 (5.19%) Smart Meter
7 4 (5.19%) Mathematics
7 4 (5.19%) DTV
8 3 (3.90%) Cryptography
8 3 (3.90%) CUDA
9 2 (2.60%) Physics
9 2 (2.60%) 3D Graphics
10 1 (1.30%) Clustering
10 1 (1.30%) CAN bus
10 1 (1.30%) Mobile Payment
10 1 (1.30%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 77 (100.00%) Linux
2 4 (5.19%) Android
3 2 (2.60%) Windows
4 1 (1.30%) HPUX
4 1 (1.30%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.30%) Windows CE
4 1 (1.30%) Debian
4 1 (1.30%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.30%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (68.83%) Software Engineering
2 11 (14.29%) Embedded Software Development
3 9 (11.69%) UML
3 9 (11.69%) Scrum
4 8 (10.39%) OOD
5 6 (7.79%) OO
6 3 (3.90%) Software Testing
7 2 (2.60%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (2.60%) Multithreading
7 2 (2.60%) Automated Testing
7 2 (2.60%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (2.60%) Software Architecture
8 1 (1.30%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 1 (1.30%) User Stories
8 1 (1.30%) Performance Engineering
8 1 (1.30%) TDD
8 1 (1.30%) Configuration Management
8 1 (1.30%) OOP
8 1 (1.30%) System Testing
8 1 (1.30%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 64 (83.12%) C
2 46 (59.74%) C++
3 25 (32.47%) Embedded C
4 16 (20.78%) Embedded C++
4 16 (20.78%) Python
5 8 (10.39%) Java
6 7 (9.09%) JavaScript
7 6 (7.79%) Shell Script
8 5 (6.49%) Ruby
9 3 (3.90%) Perl
10 2 (2.60%) C#
11 1 (1.30%) PHP
11 1 (1.30%) SQL
11 1 (1.30%) VB
11 1 (1.30%) Assembly Language
11 1 (1.30%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 6 (7.79%) Security Cleared
2 5 (6.49%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (1.30%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 7 (9.09%) Perforce
2 1 (1.30%) VMware
West London
Apollo Solutions
Rate: £25 - £35 per hour + (Overtime Available)
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £45 per hour + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago