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 5 May 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Embedded Linux
Rank 625 588 563
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -25
Contract jobs citing Embedded Linux 28 52 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.050% 0.093% 0.097%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.22% 0.42% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 21 13
Median daily rate £340 £390 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.88% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £400 £397
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
+9.28% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 13 21
Median hourly rate £43.75 £39.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.75% +5.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £33.50 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.41 £44.10 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £39.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+10.69% +6.00%

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
12523 12346 12120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.55% 22.13% 22.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 7833 7043 6820
Median daily rate £388 £353 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.77% +0.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £170 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £343 £315
% change year-on-year
+5.83% +8.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 682 1011 1054
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £39.25 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+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 5 May 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
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 5 May 2016.

Embedded Linux Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Embedded Linux
Top 26 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 5 May 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 -45 28 £340 -8.17% 19
South West 0 8 £450 - 1
South East -29 6 £340 -2.92% 3
Wiltshire +4 5 - -
London +2 4 £300 -31.42% 4
Chippenham - 4 - -
Cambridgeshire +8 3 - - 1
Cambridge -1 3 - - 1
East of England -1 3 - - 1
East Midlands - 3 - - 3
Northamptonshire - 3 - - 3
Hampshire -4 2 £340 +4.46%
Gloucestershire - 2 - -
Yorkshire 0 1 - - 1
Surrey -7 1 - -
North West -8 1 £425 - 5
City of London - 1 £300 -
North Yorkshire - 1 - -
Middlesex - 1 £340 -
Kent - 1 - -
Dorset - 1 £450 - 1
Cheshire - 1 £425 - 1
Swindon - 1 - -
Redhill - 1 - -
Middlesbrough - 1 - -
Bournemouth - 1 £450 - 1

Embedded Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 48 (100.00%) Linux
2 36 (75.00%) C++
3 33 (68.75%) C
4 28 (58.33%) Software Engineering
5 20 (41.67%) Device Driver
6 17 (35.42%) Embedded C
7 16 (33.33%) Embedded C++
8 13 (27.08%) STB
9 10 (20.83%) Embedded Systems
9 10 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (20.83%) DVB
10 8 (16.67%) Firmware
10 8 (16.67%) Wireless
10 8 (16.67%) Telecoms
11 6 (12.50%) Test Scripting
11 6 (12.50%) Qt
11 6 (12.50%) Software Testing
11 6 (12.50%) Middleware
11 6 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
12 5 (10.42%) QML
12 5 (10.42%) DTV
12 5 (10.42%) Electronics
12 5 (10.42%) Change Management
12 5 (10.42%) Broadband
12 5 (10.42%) ISO 9001
12 5 (10.42%) Perforce
12 5 (10.42%) Git (software)
13 4 (8.33%) Security Cleared
13 4 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
13 4 (8.33%) Degree

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 (2.08%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.08%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.08%) SharePoint 2013
1 1 (2.08%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (2.08%) MS Office
1 1 (2.08%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (20.83%) DVB
2 8 (16.67%) Wireless
3 5 (10.42%) Broadband
4 3 (6.25%) Modbus
5 2 (4.17%) Bluetooth
5 2 (4.17%) Ethernet
5 2 (4.17%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (2.08%) Profibus
6 1 (2.08%) Skype
6 1 (2.08%) Software-Defined Radio
6 1 (2.08%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 5 (10.42%) Git (software)
2 3 (6.25%) Jenkins
2 3 (6.25%) Subversion
3 2 (4.17%) GCC
4 1 (2.08%) Eclipse
4 1 (2.08%) JIRA
4 1 (2.08%) Qt Creator
4 1 (2.08%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 8 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 5 (10.42%) Electronics
3 4 (8.33%) Aerospace
4 3 (6.25%) Avionics
4 3 (6.25%) Military
5 2 (4.17%) Manufacturing
6 1 (2.08%) Finance
6 1 (2.08%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 24 (50.00%) Software Engineer
2 20 (41.67%) Developer
3 19 (39.58%) Embedded Engineer
4 12 (25.00%) C++ Developer
4 12 (25.00%) Embedded Linux Engineer
4 12 (25.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 12 (25.00%) Linux Engineer
5 8 (16.67%) Embedded Developer
6 7 (14.58%) Developer/Software Engineer
6 7 (14.58%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
7 6 (12.50%) C Developer
7 6 (12.50%) C/C++ Developer
7 6 (12.50%) Software Developer
8 5 (10.42%) C++ Software Engineer
9 3 (6.25%) C Software Engineer
9 3 (6.25%) C++ Software Developer
9 3 (6.25%) Embedded C Engineer
9 3 (6.25%) Embedded C Software Engineer
9 3 (6.25%) Embedded Software Developer
9 3 (6.25%) Linux Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.50%) Middleware
1 6 (12.50%) Qt
2 5 (10.42%) QML
3 4 (8.33%) CSS
3 4 (8.33%) HTML
3 4 (8.33%) HTML5
4 3 (6.25%) DOM
4 3 (6.25%) GStreamer
4 3 (6.25%) OpenGL
4 3 (6.25%) OpenGL ES
4 3 (6.25%) WebKit
5 1 (2.08%) CSS3
5 1 (2.08%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 20 (41.67%) Device Driver
2 13 (27.08%) STB
3 10 (20.83%) Embedded Systems
4 6 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (10.42%) DTV
6 3 (6.25%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 3 (6.25%) IPTV
6 3 (6.25%) MHEG
7 2 (4.17%) Algorithms
7 2 (4.17%) Computer Science
7 2 (4.17%) CPLD
8 1 (2.08%) 3D Graphics
8 1 (2.08%) CAN bus
8 1 (2.08%) Digital Media
8 1 (2.08%) Fat Client
8 1 (2.08%) HACMP
8 1 (2.08%) Mathematics
8 1 (2.08%) Mobile App
8 1 (2.08%) Streaming Video
8 1 (2.08%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 48 (100.00%) Linux
2 3 (6.25%) Windows
3 2 (4.17%) ThreadX
3 2 (4.17%) VxWorks
4 1 (2.08%) AIX
4 1 (2.08%) Android
4 1 (2.08%) HPUX
4 1 (2.08%) Mac OS X
4 1 (2.08%) NetWare
4 1 (2.08%) pSOS
4 1 (2.08%) Solaris
4 1 (2.08%) Ubuntu
4 1 (2.08%) Unix
4 1 (2.08%) Windows 10
4 1 (2.08%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (58.33%) Software Engineering
2 10 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (12.50%) Software Testing
3 6 (12.50%) Test Scripting
4 5 (10.42%) Change Management
5 4 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (8.33%) Scrum
6 3 (6.25%) DRM
6 3 (6.25%) Multithreading
6 3 (6.25%) OO
6 3 (6.25%) UML
7 2 (4.17%) Digital Signal Processing
7 2 (4.17%) Open Source
7 2 (4.17%) Release Management
7 2 (4.17%) Signal Processing
7 2 (4.17%) TDD
7 2 (4.17%) Unit Testing
8 1 (2.08%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (2.08%) Data Migration
8 1 (2.08%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 36 (75.00%) C++
2 33 (68.75%) C
3 17 (35.42%) Embedded C
4 16 (33.33%) Embedded C++
5 4 (8.33%) Java
6 3 (6.25%) Assembly Language
6 3 (6.25%) Shell Script
7 2 (4.17%) JavaScript
8 1 (2.08%) Bash Shell
8 1 (2.08%) Korn
8 1 (2.08%) MATLAB
8 1 (2.08%) Perl
8 1 (2.08%) PowerShell
8 1 (2.08%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (8.33%) Degree
1 4 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.17%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.42%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 8 (16.67%) Firmware
2 2 (4.17%) iptables
3 1 (2.08%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.08%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 1 (2.08%) SCCM
1 1 (2.08%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (10.42%) Perforce
2 3 (6.25%) Google
2 3 (6.25%) Red Hat
2 3 (6.25%) Wind River
3 1 (2.08%) HP
3 1 (2.08%) MathWorks
3 1 (2.08%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.08%) SAP
3 1 (2.08%) Veritas
3 1 (2.08%) VMware
3 1 (2.08%) Xilinx
Northampton
Real Staffing
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
Posted: 9 days ago
South East England
CPS Group Limited
Posted: 16 days ago
Bournemouth
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: Market related
Posted: 17 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £200 - £400 per day + loads of perks!
Posted: 17 days ago
Oxford
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 18 days ago