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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Embedded Linux
Rank 580 543 496
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -47
Contract jobs citing Embedded Linux 32 43 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.056% 0.081% 0.19%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.25% 0.36% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 10
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£388 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £339 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £400 £376
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
- -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 14 74
Average hourly rate £43.00 £45.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.44% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £35.75 £34.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-4.44% +12.50%

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
12762 12024 11955
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.16% 22.79% 20.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 7396 6764 6104
Average daily rate £350 £351 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.21% +0.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £180 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1119 1031 1192
Average hourly rate £16.04 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.25% -8.57%
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 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -15 32 £388 +0.64% 47
South East +3 14 £400 +3.89% 14
South West -39 8 - - 8
East of England -27 5 £288 - 18
Cambridge -4 4 £300 - 12
Cambridgeshire -4 4 £300 - 16
Hampshire -8 4 £350 -9.09%
London +12 3 £425 +6.25%
Berkshire +8 2 - - 6
Bristol -13 1 - - 1
East Midlands - 1 - -
North West - 1 £425 - 6
Leicestershire - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £425 - 1
Newbury - - - - 1
Oldham - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Peterborough - - - -
Petersfield - - - -
Portsmouth - - - -
Reading - - - -
Rugby - - - -
Selby - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Stevenage - - - -
Thetford - - - -
York - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -

Embedded Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 76 (100.00%) Linux
2 62 (81.58%) C
3 51 (67.11%) Software Engineering
4 44 (57.89%) C++
5 30 (39.47%) Device Driver
6 28 (36.84%) Embedded C
7 16 (21.05%) Python
8 15 (19.74%) Embedded C++
8 15 (19.74%) TCP/IP
9 12 (15.79%) Embedded Systems
10 10 (13.16%) STB
11 8 (10.53%) Firmware
11 8 (10.53%) Java
12 7 (9.21%) Scrum
12 7 (9.21%) Electronics
12 7 (9.21%) Embedded Software Development
13 6 (7.89%) Security Cleared
13 6 (7.89%) Wireless
13 6 (7.89%) MPEG
13 6 (7.89%) 3G
14 5 (6.58%) DTV
14 5 (6.58%) RTP
14 5 (6.58%) UML
14 5 (6.58%) JavaScript
14 5 (6.58%) Perl
14 5 (6.58%) HTML
14 5 (6.58%) ZigBee
14 5 (6.58%) IPTV
14 5 (6.58%) Degree
14 5 (6.58%) Wi-Fi

Embedded Linux
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 1 (1.32%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.32%) MS Office
1 1 (1.32%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 15 (19.74%) TCP/IP
2 6 (7.89%) Wireless
2 6 (7.89%) 3G
3 5 (6.58%) RTP
3 5 (6.58%) ZigBee
3 5 (6.58%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (5.26%) Ethernet
4 4 (5.26%) DVB
4 4 (5.26%) Bluetooth
5 3 (3.95%) Broadband
6 2 (2.63%) NAS
6 2 (2.63%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (2.63%) VLAN
6 2 (2.63%) Wireshark
6 2 (2.63%) Firewall
6 2 (2.63%) SAN
7 1 (1.32%) Internet
7 1 (1.32%) DNS
7 1 (1.32%) HTTPS
7 1 (1.32%) SSL
Development Applications
1 5 (6.58%) Subversion
2 2 (2.63%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.32%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.32%) JIRA
3 1 (1.32%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.32%) GCC
3 1 (1.32%) GDB
3 1 (1.32%) Trac
General
1 7 (9.21%) Electronics
2 1 (1.32%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.32%) Aerospace
2 1 (1.32%) Automotive
2 1 (1.32%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 39 (51.32%) Software Engineer
2 22 (28.95%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 13 (17.11%) Developer
4 11 (14.47%) Linux Engineer
5 6 (7.89%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
6 4 (5.26%) Senior Software Engineer
6 4 (5.26%) Principle Engineer
7 3 (3.95%) Software Developer
7 3 (3.95%) Tester
7 3 (3.95%) C++ Developer
7 3 (3.95%) C Developer
8 2 (2.63%) Development Engineer
8 2 (2.63%) Embedded C Developer
8 2 (2.63%) Design Engineer
8 2 (2.63%) Applications Developer
8 2 (2.63%) Systems Engineer
9 1 (1.32%) Solutions Architect
9 1 (1.32%) Consultant
9 1 (1.32%) Architect
9 1 (1.32%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.58%) HTML
1 5 (6.58%) wxWidgets
2 4 (5.26%) GStreamer
3 3 (3.95%) OpenCL
3 3 (3.95%) DirectCompute
4 2 (2.63%) HTML5
4 2 (2.63%) Qt
4 2 (2.63%) WebKit
4 2 (2.63%) OpenGL
5 1 (1.32%) Middleware
5 1 (1.32%) Flash
5 1 (1.32%) POSIX
5 1 (1.32%) .NET
5 1 (1.32%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 30 (39.47%) Device Driver
2 12 (15.79%) Embedded Systems
3 10 (13.16%) STB
4 8 (10.53%) Firmware
5 6 (7.89%) MPEG
6 5 (6.58%) DTV
6 5 (6.58%) IPTV
6 5 (6.58%) Streaming Video
7 4 (5.26%) Computer Science
7 4 (5.26%) Smart Meter
8 3 (3.95%) Cryptography
8 3 (3.95%) Mathematics
8 3 (3.95%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 3 (3.95%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (3.95%) CUDA
9 2 (2.63%) Physics
9 2 (2.63%) VHDL
9 2 (2.63%) 3D Graphics
10 1 (1.32%) EPoS
10 1 (1.32%) EMV
Operating Systems
1 76 (100.00%) Linux
2 5 (6.58%) Android
3 4 (5.26%) UNIX
4 3 (3.95%) Windows
5 1 (1.32%) Windows CE
5 1 (1.32%) HPUX
5 1 (1.32%) Solaris
5 1 (1.32%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.32%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (67.11%) Software Engineering
2 7 (9.21%) Scrum
2 7 (9.21%) Embedded Software Development
3 5 (6.58%) UML
4 4 (5.26%) Coaching
4 4 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (5.26%) OO
5 3 (3.95%) OOD
5 3 (3.95%) Software Testing
6 2 (2.63%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (2.63%) Multithreading
6 2 (2.63%) Automated Testing
6 2 (2.63%) OOP
7 1 (1.32%) TDD
7 1 (1.32%) System Testing
7 1 (1.32%) Integration Testing
7 1 (1.32%) Requirements Analysis
7 1 (1.32%) Project Planning
7 1 (1.32%) Test Automation
7 1 (1.32%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 62 (81.58%) C
2 44 (57.89%) C++
3 28 (36.84%) Embedded C
4 16 (21.05%) Python
5 15 (19.74%) Embedded C++
6 8 (10.53%) Java
7 5 (6.58%) JavaScript
7 5 (6.58%) Perl
8 4 (5.26%) Bash Shell
9 3 (3.95%) Shell Script
9 3 (3.95%) VC++
10 2 (2.63%) Ruby
11 1 (1.32%) Tcl
11 1 (1.32%) C#
11 1 (1.32%) PHP
11 1 (1.32%) SQL
11 1 (1.32%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (7.89%) Security Cleared
2 5 (6.58%) Degree
3 4 (5.26%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.63%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.32%) ISO 8583
1 1 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 14443
System Software
1 2 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (2.63%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (1.32%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 4 (5.26%) Perforce
2 3 (3.95%) VMware
3 1 (1.32%) Siemens
3 1 (1.32%) Red Hat
3 1 (1.32%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.32%) Sony
3 1 (1.32%) NorthgateArinso
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