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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wind River VxWorks
Rank 573 569 544
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -25
Contract jobs citing VxWorks 13 7 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.014% 0.037%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.10% 0.060% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 1
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£368 - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 9
Average hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £32.50 £33.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £32.50 £40.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -13.33%

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
12575 11677 10907
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 23.06% 22.66% 22.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 7450 6480 5756
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £511 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1059 1060 1126
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £33.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%

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 23 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 22 December 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -20 13 £368 - 8
North West -7 2 - - 1
East Midlands - 2 £360 - 4
East of England - 2 - -
South East - 1 - - 1
West Midlands - - - - 2
Scotland - - - - 1
Leatherhead - - - -
Lincoln - - - -
Livingston - - - -
Manchester - - - - 1
Reading - - - -
Stafford - - - - 2
Stevenage - - - -
Worthing - - - - 1
Berkshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Lincolnshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - - 2
Surrey - - - -
West Lothian - - - -
West Sussex - - - - 1

VxWorks
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 (95.24%) C
2 18 (85.71%) Software Engineering
3 12 (57.14%) C++
3 12 (57.14%) Device Driver
4 11 (52.38%) Nucleus RTOS
5 9 (42.86%) Embedded Software Development
6 7 (33.33%) DO-178B
7 6 (28.57%) Middleware
7 6 (28.57%) Aerospace
7 6 (28.57%) Avionics
8 5 (23.81%) Embedded C
8 5 (23.81%) Automotive
9 4 (19.05%) Linux
9 4 (19.05%) Embedded C++
9 4 (19.05%) QNX
9 4 (19.05%) ThreadX
9 4 (19.05%) SC Cleared
9 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared
10 3 (14.29%) OpenGL
10 3 (14.29%) Electronics
10 3 (14.29%) Green Hills
11 2 (9.52%) Java
11 2 (9.52%) Visual Studio
11 2 (9.52%) XML
11 2 (9.52%) UNIX
11 2 (9.52%) OO
11 2 (9.52%) OOD
11 2 (9.52%) Eclipse
11 2 (9.52%) Ethernet
11 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP

VxWorks
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 2 (9.52%) Ethernet
1 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
1 2 (9.52%) Wireshark
1 2 (9.52%) Multicast
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Visual Studio
1 2 (9.52%) Eclipse
1 2 (9.52%) Eclipse RCP
2 1 (4.76%) Rational DOORS
General
1 6 (28.57%) Aerospace
1 6 (28.57%) Avionics
2 5 (23.81%) Automotive
3 3 (14.29%) Electronics
4 1 (4.76%) Military
Job Titles
1 14 (66.67%) Software Engineer
2 4 (19.05%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Developer
3 2 (9.52%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (28.57%) Middleware
2 3 (14.29%) OpenGL
3 2 (9.52%) XML
3 2 (9.52%) Qt
3 2 (9.52%) GTK+
Miscellaneous
1 12 (57.14%) Device Driver
2 2 (9.52%) SCADA
2 2 (9.52%) GIS
2 2 (9.52%) Data Structures
3 1 (4.76%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 11 (52.38%) Nucleus RTOS
2 4 (19.05%) Linux
2 4 (19.05%) ThreadX
3 2 (9.52%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (85.71%) Software Engineering
2 9 (42.86%) Embedded Software Development
3 2 (9.52%) OO
3 2 (9.52%) OOD
3 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 20 (95.24%) C
2 12 (57.14%) C++
3 5 (23.81%) Embedded C
4 4 (19.05%) Embedded C++
5 2 (9.52%) Assembly Language
5 2 (9.52%) Java
6 1 (4.76%) Ada
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) SC Cleared
1 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared
2 2 (9.52%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (33.33%) DO-178B
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (19.05%) QNX
2 3 (14.29%) Green Hills
3 2 (9.52%) VMware
4 1 (4.76%) Wind River
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