The table below looks at the statistics for VxWorks skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VxWorks over the 3 months to 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wind River VxWorks
Rank 610 629 637
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +8
Contract jobs citing VxWorks 4 20 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.008% 0.036% 0.020%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.038% 0.17% 0.085%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Median daily rate £260 £300 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -20.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £260 £300 -
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 5
Median hourly rate £39.25 £50.68 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.55% +26.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.65 £43.50 £37.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.85 £50.78 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.25 £50.68 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-22.55% +26.70%

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
10522 11832 12918
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.23% 21.51% 22.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 6607 6982 7661
Median daily rate £388 £380 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.97% +7.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £333
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 678 958 1101
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.85 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.07% +5.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.90 £42.46 £33.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.12%

VxWorks
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing VxWorks as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VxWorks within the UK over the 3 months to 10 December 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 +3 4 £260 -13.33% 2
West Midlands - 3 £260 -
Stafford - 2 £260 -
Staffordshire - 2 £260 -
East of England -6 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -

VxWorks
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing VxWorks 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 VxWorks.

1 10 (100.00%) C
2 7 (70.00%) Software Engineering
3 5 (50.00%) C++
4 4 (40.00%) Linux
4 4 (40.00%) Embedded C
4 4 (40.00%) Electronics
5 3 (30.00%) Nucleus RTOS
5 3 (30.00%) Ethernet
5 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
6 2 (20.00%) Python
6 2 (20.00%) Windows
6 2 (20.00%) Firmware
6 2 (20.00%) MATLAB
6 2 (20.00%) Simulink
6 2 (20.00%) Validation
6 2 (20.00%) Multicast
7 1 (10.00%) Release Management
7 1 (10.00%) Atlassian
7 1 (10.00%) Unit Testing
7 1 (10.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (10.00%) JTAG
7 1 (10.00%) V-Model
7 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
7 1 (10.00%) Coverity
7 1 (10.00%) Atmel
7 1 (10.00%) Bash Shell
7 1 (10.00%) Confluence
7 1 (10.00%) IEC 61508
7 1 (10.00%) Change Control

VxWorks
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 (10.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) Ethernet
1 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (20.00%) Multicast
3 1 (10.00%) Profibus
3 1 (10.00%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (10.00%) JIRA
1 1 (10.00%) LabVIEW
1 1 (10.00%) SonarQube
1 1 (10.00%) Subversion
General
1 4 (40.00%) Electronics
2 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Software Engineer
2 5 (50.00%) Embedded Engineer
3 4 (40.00%) Developer
3 4 (40.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 3 (30.00%) C Software Engineer
4 3 (30.00%) Embedded C Engineer
4 3 (30.00%) Embedded C Software Engineer
5 2 (20.00%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
5 2 (20.00%) C/C++ Software Engineer
5 2 (20.00%) C++ Software Engineer
5 2 (20.00%) Developer/Software Engineer
5 2 (20.00%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
5 2 (20.00%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
5 2 (20.00%) Embedded C++ Engineer
5 2 (20.00%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
5 2 (20.00%) Embedded Developer
5 2 (20.00%) Software Developer
6 1 (10.00%) Firmware Developer
6 1 (10.00%) Senior Developer
6 1 (10.00%) Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (10.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 1 (10.00%) Home Automation
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Linux
2 3 (30.00%) Nucleus RTOS
3 2 (20.00%) Windows
4 1 (10.00%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (10.00%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (20.00%) Validation
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (10.00%) Change Control
3 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (10.00%) Issue Tracking
3 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Release Management
3 1 (10.00%) Requirements Management
3 1 (10.00%) SDLC
3 1 (10.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (10.00%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 10 (100.00%) C
2 5 (50.00%) C++
3 4 (40.00%) Embedded C
4 2 (20.00%) MATLAB
4 2 (20.00%) Python
5 1 (10.00%) Bash Shell
5 1 (10.00%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) IEC 61508
1 1 (10.00%) JTAG
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Atlassian
1 1 (10.00%) Atmel
1 1 (10.00%) Coverity
1 1 (10.00%) Freescale
1 1 (10.00%) Intel