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 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wind River VxWorks
Rank 605 577 537
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -40
Contract jobs citing VxWorks 8 12 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.023% 0.013%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.066% 0.10% 0.060%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
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Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 6
Average hourly rate £47.50 £37.50 £42.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% -11.24%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £37.50 £42.25
% change year-on-year
+26.66% -11.24%

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
12205 11946 10017
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.12% 22.65% 21.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 7050 6806 5380
Average daily rate £363 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £160 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1012 1042 956
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.85 £34.00 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -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 12 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 27 May 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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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 -28 7 - - 9
West Midlands -10 2 - -
London +13 1 - -
East of England -4 1 - - 3
Macclesfield - 1 - -
Portsmouth - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 - -
Essex - 1 - - 2
Hampshire - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - - 4
North West - 1 - -
South East - 1 - - 1

VxWorks
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 15 (100.00%) C
2 14 (93.33%) C++
3 11 (73.33%) Software Engineering
4 9 (60.00%) Linux
5 6 (40.00%) UNIX
6 5 (33.33%) QNX
6 5 (33.33%) Wireshark
6 5 (33.33%) Embedded Systems
7 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (26.67%) VMware
7 4 (26.67%) Visual Studio
7 4 (26.67%) UML
7 4 (26.67%) Ethernet
8 3 (20.00%) Embedded C
8 3 (20.00%) Embedded Software Development
9 2 (13.33%) Green Hills
9 2 (13.33%) Electronics
9 2 (13.33%) Degree
9 2 (13.33%) Embedded C++
9 2 (13.33%) Firmware
9 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
9 2 (13.33%) VC++
9 2 (13.33%) Java
9 2 (13.33%) MATLAB
9 2 (13.33%) ThreadX
9 2 (13.33%) GCC
10 1 (6.67%) GDB
10 1 (6.67%) Change Management
10 1 (6.67%) MVC
10 1 (6.67%) ASN.1

VxWorks
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 (6.67%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 5 (33.33%) Wireshark
2 4 (26.67%) Ethernet
3 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
4 1 (6.67%) ASN.1
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Visual Studio
2 2 (13.33%) GCC
3 1 (6.67%) GDB
3 1 (6.67%) ClearQuest
3 1 (6.67%) Rational DOORS
General
1 2 (13.33%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Developer
2 7 (46.67%) Software Engineer
3 4 (26.67%) Software Developer
3 4 (26.67%) C++ Developer
3 4 (26.67%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Software Architect
4 2 (13.33%) Architect
4 2 (13.33%) Embedded Software Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Software Team Leader
5 1 (6.67%) Lead Software Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Firmware Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Firmware Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Project Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Lead Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Design Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (6.67%) Algorithms
2 1 (6.67%) Mechatronics
Operating Systems
1 9 (60.00%) Linux
2 6 (40.00%) UNIX
3 2 (13.33%) ThreadX
4 1 (6.67%) Nucleus RTOS
4 1 (6.67%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (6.67%) Windows
4 1 (6.67%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (73.33%) Software Engineering
2 4 (26.67%) UML
3 3 (20.00%) Embedded Software Development
4 1 (6.67%) Cyber Security
4 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
4 1 (6.67%) Coaching
4 1 (6.67%) OO
4 1 (6.67%) OOD
4 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
4 1 (6.67%) Change Management
4 1 (6.67%) MVC
4 1 (6.67%) SysML
4 1 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Integration Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Test Scripting
4 1 (6.67%) Open Source
4 1 (6.67%) Software Architecture
4 1 (6.67%) Regression Analysis
Programming Languages
1 15 (100.00%) C
2 14 (93.33%) C++
3 3 (20.00%) Embedded C
4 2 (13.33%) Embedded C++
4 2 (13.33%) MATLAB
4 2 (13.33%) VC++
4 2 (13.33%) Java
5 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
5 1 (6.67%) Ada
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (13.33%) Firmware
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) QNX
2 4 (26.67%) VMware
3 2 (13.33%) Green Hills
4 1 (6.67%) Renesas
4 1 (6.67%) Serena
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