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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wind River VxWorks
Rank 623 635 593
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -42
Contract jobs citing VxWorks 20 11 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.037% 0.019% 0.019%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.16% 0.090% 0.083%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 4
Median daily rate £51 - £263
UK excluding London median daily rate £51 - £263
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 1
Median hourly rate £40.50 £45.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.98% +21.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £45.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-12.08% +21.33%

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
12206 12231 12107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.56% 21.48% 22.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 7735 7253 6863
Median daily rate £395 £363 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.96% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £305
% change year-on-year
- +14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 614 939 1030
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £29.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +10.00%

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VxWorks within the UK over the 3 months to 24 July 2016.

VxWorks Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

VxWorks
Top 14 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 24 July 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 -7 18 £51 - 5
West Midlands - 8 - -
Staffordshire - 6 - -
Stafford - 5 - -
South East -4 4 - - 3
East of England +17 2 £51 -
Bedfordshire +4 2 £51 -
Luton +2 2 £51 -
South West +2 2 - -
Surrey - 2 - -
Buckinghamshire +8 1 - -
Bristol -1 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 - -
London - 1 - - 1

VxWorks
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 30 (69.77%) C
2 24 (55.81%) Software Engineering
3 22 (51.16%) Linux
4 16 (37.21%) C++
5 10 (23.26%) Embedded Systems
6 8 (18.60%) Firmware
6 8 (18.60%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (16.28%) JSON
7 7 (16.28%) Lua
7 7 (16.28%) Barracuda Networks
7 7 (16.28%) Aerospace
7 7 (16.28%) Device Driver
7 7 (16.28%) JavaScript
7 7 (16.28%) SOAP
7 7 (16.28%) XML
7 7 (16.28%) REST
8 6 (13.95%) Rational DOORS
8 6 (13.95%) Ada
8 6 (13.95%) XML-RPC
9 5 (11.63%) Avionics
9 5 (11.63%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (11.63%) TCP/IP
9 5 (11.63%) Security Cleared
9 5 (11.63%) Embedded Software Development
9 5 (11.63%) SDLC
10 4 (9.30%) VectorCAST
10 4 (9.30%) Rational Rhapsody
10 4 (9.30%) MISRA
10 4 (9.30%) Embedded C
10 4 (9.30%) Ethernet

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:

Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.63%) TCP/IP
2 4 (9.30%) Ethernet
3 3 (6.98%) Multicast
4 1 (2.33%) 3G
4 1 (2.33%) DVB
4 1 (2.33%) Modbus
Development Applications
1 6 (13.95%) Rational DOORS
2 4 (9.30%) Rational Rhapsody
2 4 (9.30%) VectorCAST
3 3 (6.98%) GDB
3 3 (6.98%) JIRA
4 2 (4.65%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.33%) ClearCase
5 1 (2.33%) Emacs
5 1 (2.33%) Subversion
General
1 7 (16.28%) Aerospace
2 5 (11.63%) Avionics
3 4 (9.30%) Electronics
3 4 (9.30%) Military
Job Titles
1 22 (51.16%) Software Engineer
2 10 (23.26%) Developer
2 10 (23.26%) Embedded Engineer
3 9 (20.93%) Embedded Developer
4 6 (13.95%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 4 (9.30%) Senior Developer
6 2 (4.65%) Ada Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Ada Software Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) C++ Developer
6 2 (4.65%) Development Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Embedded C++ Developer
6 2 (4.65%) Software Developer
6 2 (4.65%) Software Development Engineer
7 1 (2.33%) Developer/Software Engineer
7 1 (2.33%) DSP Software Developer
7 1 (2.33%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
7 1 (2.33%) Firmware Developer
7 1 (2.33%) Firmware Engineer
7 1 (2.33%) MATLAB Engineer
7 1 (2.33%) Web Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (16.28%) JSON
1 7 (16.28%) REST
1 7 (16.28%) SOAP
1 7 (16.28%) XML
2 6 (13.95%) XML-RPC
3 4 (9.30%) Middleware
4 1 (2.33%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 10 (23.26%) Embedded Systems
2 7 (16.28%) Device Driver
3 2 (4.65%) CAN bus
3 2 (4.65%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (2.33%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.33%) Digital TV
4 1 (2.33%) Over-the-Top Content
4 1 (2.33%) STB
Operating Systems
1 22 (51.16%) Linux
2 4 (9.30%) Embedded Linux
3 3 (6.98%) Nucleus RTOS
3 3 (6.98%) Windows
4 2 (4.65%) ThreadX
5 1 (2.33%) uClinux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (55.81%) Software Engineering
2 8 (18.60%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (11.63%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (11.63%) Embedded Software Development
3 5 (11.63%) SDLC
4 3 (6.98%) Configuration Management
4 3 (6.98%) Migration
4 3 (6.98%) OO
4 3 (6.98%) UML
4 3 (6.98%) Unit Testing
4 3 (6.98%) Validation
5 2 (4.65%) Integration Testing
5 2 (4.65%) Scrum
5 2 (4.65%) Test Scripting
6 1 (2.33%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (2.33%) Defect Management
6 1 (2.33%) Project Management
6 1 (2.33%) Project Planning
6 1 (2.33%) Requirements Management
6 1 (2.33%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 30 (69.77%) C
2 16 (37.21%) C++
3 7 (16.28%) JavaScript
3 7 (16.28%) Lua
4 6 (13.95%) Ada
5 4 (9.30%) Embedded C
6 3 (6.98%) Embedded C++
7 2 (4.65%) Assembly Language
7 2 (4.65%) MATLAB
8 1 (2.33%) Ada 95
Qualifications
1 5 (11.63%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.98%) Degree
2 3 (6.98%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.65%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.30%) MISRA
2 3 (6.98%) DO-178B
3 2 (4.65%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (4.65%) MISRA C
System Software
1 8 (18.60%) Firmware
Vendors
1 7 (16.28%) Barracuda Networks
2 2 (4.65%) Renesas
2 2 (4.65%) Serena
3 1 (2.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.33%) Wind River