The table below looks at the statistics for VxWorks skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VxWorks over the 3 months to 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wind River VxWorks
Rank 569 575 518
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -57
Contract jobs citing VxWorks 7 1 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% 0.002% 0.033%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.060% 0.009% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 1
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£360 - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 7
Average hourly rate £43.50 £55.00 £42.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.90% +30.95%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.50 £55.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year
-20.90% +30.95%

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
11621 11312 9626
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.11% 22.13% 21.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 6689 6134 5074
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 894 1047 1012
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.13 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
-2.41% -4.32%

VxWorks
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VxWorks within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

VxWorks Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

VxWorks
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VxWorks within the UK.

VxWorks Daily Rate Trend in the UK

VxWorks
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VxWorks within the UK.

VxWorks Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

VxWorks
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VxWorks within the UK over the 3 months to 2 March 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 -24 7 £360 - 7
South West - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
Staffordshire - - - - 1
West Sussex - - - -
North West - - - -
South East - - - - 1
Cheltenham - - - -
Edinburgh - - - - 3
Manchester - - - -
Stafford - - - - 1
Worthing - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 4
Scotland - - - - 3

VxWorks
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing VxWorks 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 VxWorks.

1 20 (100.00%) C
2 15 (75.00%) C++
2 15 (75.00%) Software Engineering
3 9 (45.00%) Nucleus RTOS
4 6 (30.00%) Embedded Software Development
4 6 (30.00%) Device Driver
4 6 (30.00%) Linux
5 5 (25.00%) Aerospace
6 4 (20.00%) UNIX
6 4 (20.00%) Electronics
6 4 (20.00%) QNX
6 4 (20.00%) ThreadX
6 4 (20.00%) Ethernet
6 4 (20.00%) DO-178B
6 4 (20.00%) Wireshark
7 3 (15.00%) Qt
7 3 (15.00%) SC Cleared
7 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
7 3 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (15.00%) Avionics
7 3 (15.00%) Degree
7 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
7 3 (15.00%) Embedded C
7 3 (15.00%) OO
7 3 (15.00%) OOD
7 3 (15.00%) Visual Studio
7 3 (15.00%) Java
7 3 (15.00%) OpenGL
7 3 (15.00%) Middleware
7 3 (15.00%) VMware

VxWorks
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing VxWorks 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 VxWorks. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (20.00%) Ethernet
1 4 (20.00%) Wireshark
2 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (10.00%) Multicast
4 1 (5.00%) ASN.1
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (10.00%) Eclipse
2 2 (10.00%) GCC
2 2 (10.00%) Eclipse RCP
3 1 (5.00%) Rational DOORS
General
1 5 (25.00%) Aerospace
2 4 (20.00%) Electronics
3 3 (15.00%) Avionics
4 2 (10.00%) Automotive
5 1 (5.00%) Military
Job Titles
1 10 (50.00%) Software Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Developer
2 3 (15.00%) C++ Developer
3 2 (10.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Software Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) OpenGL
1 3 (15.00%) Middleware
1 3 (15.00%) Qt
2 2 (10.00%) GTK+
2 2 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Device Driver
2 2 (10.00%) SCADA
2 2 (10.00%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (10.00%) Data Structures
2 2 (10.00%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 9 (45.00%) Nucleus RTOS
2 6 (30.00%) Linux
3 4 (20.00%) ThreadX
3 4 (20.00%) UNIX
4 1 (5.00%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (75.00%) Software Engineering
2 6 (30.00%) Embedded Software Development
3 3 (15.00%) OO
3 3 (15.00%) OOD
4 2 (10.00%) UML
4 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.00%) MVC
5 1 (5.00%) Cyber Security
5 1 (5.00%) Regression Analysis
Programming Languages
1 20 (100.00%) C
2 15 (75.00%) C++
3 3 (15.00%) Java
3 3 (15.00%) Embedded C
4 2 (10.00%) Embedded C++
4 2 (10.00%) VC++
5 1 (5.00%) Ada
5 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) Degree
1 3 (15.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (20.00%) DO-178B
System Software
1 3 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) QNX
2 3 (15.00%) VMware
3 2 (10.00%) Green Hills
4 1 (5.00%) Wind River