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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wind River VxWorks
Rank 622 602 575
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -27
Contract jobs citing VxWorks 9 10 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.015% 0.018% 0.019%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.071% 0.080% 0.084%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 0
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- £275 -
UK excluding London average daily rate - £275 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 7
Average hourly rate £45.50 - £37.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 - £35.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.65 - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.50 - £37.00

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
12712 12509 11893
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.40% 22.48% 22.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 7505 7119 6629
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £163 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 987 1066 1015
Average hourly rate £16.95 £15.88 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.77% -3.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 13 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 31 August 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 -31 9 - - 3
Buckinghamshire -11 6 - -
South East -27 6 - -
East of England +3 1 - - 2
South West -6 1 - -
Bristol - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - - 1
Luton - 1 - -
High Wycombe - 1 - -
Marlow - 1 - -
Towcester - 1 - -
Northamptonshire - 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 - -

VxWorks
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 14 (82.35%) C++
1 14 (82.35%) Software Engineering
2 11 (64.71%) C
3 6 (35.29%) Linux
4 5 (29.41%) UML
4 5 (29.41%) SC Cleared
4 5 (29.41%) Security Cleared
5 4 (23.53%) Rational DOORS
5 4 (23.53%) Embedded Systems
5 4 (23.53%) Embedded C
6 3 (17.65%) Ada
6 3 (17.65%) TCP/IP
6 3 (17.65%) Embedded Software Development
6 3 (17.65%) Rational Rhapsody
6 3 (17.65%) Wind River
6 3 (17.65%) Degree
7 2 (11.76%) Wireshark
7 2 (11.76%) Integration Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Test Scripting
7 2 (11.76%) GDB
7 2 (11.76%) DO-178B
7 2 (11.76%) Visual Studio
7 2 (11.76%) UNIX
7 2 (11.76%) Embedded C++
7 2 (11.76%) QNX
7 2 (11.76%) Firmware
7 2 (11.76%) Configuration Management
7 2 (11.76%) MATLAB
7 2 (11.76%) Serena
8 1 (5.88%) Programme Management

VxWorks
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.88%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) TCP/IP
2 2 (11.76%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (17.65%) Rational Rhapsody
3 2 (11.76%) GDB
3 2 (11.76%) Visual Studio
4 1 (5.88%) ClearQuest
4 1 (5.88%) Bugzilla
4 1 (5.88%) Subversion
4 1 (5.88%) VectorCAST
General
1 1 (5.88%) Electronics
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
1 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (76.47%) Software Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) Developer
3 4 (23.53%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 4 (23.53%) Software Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Embedded Software Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Team Leader
5 1 (5.88%) Principal Software Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Software Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Lead Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Design Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) C++ Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Embedded C Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Software Team Leader
5 1 (5.88%) Principal Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Lead Software Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Firmware Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Firmware Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) .NET
1 1 (5.88%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (5.88%) Algorithms
2 1 (5.88%) Device Driver
2 1 (5.88%) Mechatronics
2 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (35.29%) Linux
2 2 (11.76%) UNIX
3 1 (5.88%) Windows
3 1 (5.88%) Windows CE
3 1 (5.88%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (82.35%) Software Engineering
2 5 (29.41%) UML
3 3 (17.65%) Embedded Software Development
4 2 (11.76%) Integration Testing
4 2 (11.76%) Test Scripting
4 2 (11.76%) Configuration Management
5 1 (5.88%) Change Management
5 1 (5.88%) Validation
5 1 (5.88%) Programme Management
5 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.88%) TDD
5 1 (5.88%) OO
5 1 (5.88%) SysML
5 1 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Open Source
5 1 (5.88%) Software Architecture
5 1 (5.88%) Mentoring
5 1 (5.88%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 14 (82.35%) C++
2 11 (64.71%) C
3 4 (23.53%) Embedded C
4 3 (17.65%) Ada
5 2 (11.76%) Embedded C++
5 2 (11.76%) MATLAB
6 1 (5.88%) C++/CLI
6 1 (5.88%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) SC Cleared
1 5 (29.41%) Security Cleared
2 3 (17.65%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) DO-178B
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) Firmware
2 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) Wind River
2 2 (11.76%) Serena
2 2 (11.76%) QNX
3 1 (5.88%) VMware
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.88%) Borland
3 1 (5.88%) Renesas