The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wind River VxWorks
Rank 581 557 573
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +16
Contract jobs citing VxWorks 12 11 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.022% 0.019%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.097% 0.097% 0.091%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 11
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£263 - £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 - £330
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.67% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.25 -
% change year-on-year
+0.67% -
Operating Systems Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
12342 11394 12107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.58% 22.33% 20.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 6992 6242 5951
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £175 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1044 1027 1256
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £17.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -4.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%

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 25 July 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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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 -26 12 £263 - 6
South West -26 4 - - 2
East of England - 4 £263 -
Stevenage - 4 £263 -
Hertfordshire - 4 £263 -
South East -11 1 - - 1
London - 1 - -
Plymouth - - - -
Reading - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
City of London - - - -
North West - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Cheltenham - - - -
Leatherhead - - - - 1
Wilmslow - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Devon - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -

VxWorks
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 13 (68.42%) C
2 10 (52.63%) C++
2 10 (52.63%) Software Engineering
3 7 (36.84%) Linux
3 7 (36.84%) ClearCase
3 7 (36.84%) Degree
3 7 (36.84%) LTE
4 6 (31.58%) OO
4 6 (31.58%) Windows
4 6 (31.58%) Electronics
5 4 (21.05%) UMTS
5 4 (21.05%) Handset
5 4 (21.05%) QNX
5 4 (21.05%) ClearQuest
5 4 (21.05%) RTP
5 4 (21.05%) FTP
5 4 (21.05%) HTTP
5 4 (21.05%) DO-178B
5 4 (21.05%) ASN.1
6 3 (15.79%) Device Driver
6 3 (15.79%) Embedded C
6 3 (15.79%) Embedded C++
6 3 (15.79%) Assembly Language
6 3 (15.79%) Firmware
6 3 (15.79%) UNIX
6 3 (15.79%) Telecoms
6 3 (15.79%) Embedded Systems
6 3 (15.79%) Coverity
6 3 (15.79%) Valgrind
7 2 (10.53%) Qt

VxWorks
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 7 (36.84%) LTE
2 4 (21.05%) ASN.1
2 4 (21.05%) UMTS
2 4 (21.05%) FTP
2 4 (21.05%) HTTP
2 4 (21.05%) RTP
3 1 (5.26%) Wireless
3 1 (5.26%) WCDMA
Development Applications
1 7 (36.84%) ClearCase
2 4 (21.05%) ClearQuest
3 3 (15.79%) Valgrind
4 2 (10.53%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (10.53%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 6 (31.58%) Electronics
2 3 (15.79%) Telecoms
3 2 (10.53%) Aerospace
3 2 (10.53%) Automotive
3 2 (10.53%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Software Engineer
2 6 (31.58%) Developer
3 4 (21.05%) Software Developer
3 4 (21.05%) Embedded Software Developer
4 3 (15.79%) C++ Software Developer
4 3 (15.79%) C++ Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) C Developer
5 2 (10.53%) C Software Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Radio Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Embedded C++ Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) C++ Software Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Embedded C Software Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Architect
5 2 (10.53%) Embedded C Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Platform Architect
5 2 (10.53%) Mobility Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) .NET
1 2 (10.53%) Middleware
1 2 (10.53%) .NET Framework
1 2 (10.53%) wxWidgets
1 2 (10.53%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Handset
2 3 (15.79%) Firmware
2 3 (15.79%) Device Driver
2 3 (15.79%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (10.53%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 7 (36.84%) Linux
2 6 (31.58%) Windows
3 3 (15.79%) UNIX
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Mobile
4 2 (10.53%) Nucleus RTOS
4 2 (10.53%) Android
4 2 (10.53%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) Software Engineering
2 6 (31.58%) OO
3 2 (10.53%) Validation
3 2 (10.53%) UML
3 2 (10.53%) Embedded Software Development
4 1 (5.26%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 13 (68.42%) C
2 10 (52.63%) C++
3 3 (15.79%) Embedded C
3 3 (15.79%) Embedded C++
3 3 (15.79%) Assembly Language
4 2 (10.53%) Ada
4 2 (10.53%) Java
4 2 (10.53%) C#
5 1 (5.26%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (36.84%) Degree
2 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
2 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (21.05%) DO-178B
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) QNX
2 3 (15.79%) Coverity
3 1 (5.26%) Green Hills
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