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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wind River VxWorks
Rank 633 624 611
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -13
Contract jobs citing VxWorks 25 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.045% 0.013% 0.013%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.20% 0.057% 0.058%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 1
Average daily rate £310 - £310
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 - £310
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 2
Average hourly rate £42.00 £45.50 £38.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +17.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.10 £43.90 £37.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.47 £47.10 £39.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £45.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +17.41%

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
12527 12377 12102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.41% 22.16% 22.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 7822 7037 6793
Average daily rate £387 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.01% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £170 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £339 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.79% +6.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 684 1015 1043
Average hourly rate £16.76 £16.20 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -1.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £38.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.25% -0.93%

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VxWorks within the UK over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

VxWorks Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 April 2016.

VxWorks Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

VxWorks
Top 18 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 30 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -13 23 £310 - 12
London 0 6 £288 -
South West +13 5 - - 2
West Midlands -5 3 £425 -
East Midlands - 3 - -
Northamptonshire - 3 - -
Bristol - 3 - -
East of England +5 2 - - 4
Cheshire -2 2 £310 -
North West -4 2 £310 -
South East -20 2 - - 6
Dorset - 2 - - 1
Staffordshire - 2 £425 -
Luton - 2 - - 4
Stafford - 2 £425 -
Bedfordshire - 2 - - 4
Hampshire +1 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 - -

VxWorks
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 33 (70.21%) Software Engineering
2 25 (53.19%) C
3 23 (48.94%) C++
4 18 (38.30%) Linux
4 18 (38.30%) Ada
5 15 (31.91%) Rational DOORS
6 14 (29.79%) Security Cleared
7 13 (27.66%) OO
7 13 (27.66%) SC Cleared
7 13 (27.66%) Rational Rhapsody
7 13 (27.66%) VectorCAST
8 12 (25.53%) UML
8 12 (25.53%) Microsoft
8 12 (25.53%) Validation
9 9 (19.15%) Aerospace
9 9 (19.15%) Firmware
9 9 (19.15%) MISRA
10 8 (17.02%) Embedded Software Development
10 8 (17.02%) Nucleus RTOS
11 7 (14.89%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (14.89%) Barracuda Networks
11 7 (14.89%) JSON
11 7 (14.89%) Lua
11 7 (14.89%) Device Driver
11 7 (14.89%) JavaScript
11 7 (14.89%) SOAP
11 7 (14.89%) XML
11 7 (14.89%) DO-178B
11 7 (14.89%) REST
11 7 (14.89%) Embedded Systems

VxWorks
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 3 (6.38%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.13%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.26%) Ethernet
1 2 (4.26%) Modbus
1 2 (4.26%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.13%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 15 (31.91%) Rational DOORS
2 13 (27.66%) Rational Rhapsody
2 13 (27.66%) VectorCAST
3 5 (10.64%) GDB
4 2 (4.26%) JIRA
5 1 (2.13%) Emacs
5 1 (2.13%) Subversion
General
1 9 (19.15%) Aerospace
2 6 (12.77%) Avionics
3 3 (6.38%) Military
4 2 (4.26%) Electronics
4 2 (4.26%) Finance
4 2 (4.26%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 31 (65.96%) Software Engineer
2 10 (21.28%) Principal Engineer
2 10 (21.28%) Principal Software Engineer
3 9 (19.15%) Embedded Engineer
4 7 (14.89%) Ada Engineer
4 7 (14.89%) Ada Software Engineer
5 6 (12.77%) Developer
6 4 (8.51%) Embedded Developer
6 4 (8.51%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) C++ Developer
8 2 (4.26%) C Software Engineer
8 2 (4.26%) Embedded C++ Developer
8 2 (4.26%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
8 2 (4.26%) Firmware Engineer
9 1 (2.13%) Ada Developer
9 1 (2.13%) Embedded Software Developer
9 1 (2.13%) Firmware Developer
9 1 (2.13%) MATLAB Engineer
9 1 (2.13%) Software Developer
9 1 (2.13%) Web Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.89%) JSON
1 7 (14.89%) REST
1 7 (14.89%) SOAP
1 7 (14.89%) XML
2 6 (12.77%) Middleware
2 6 (12.77%) XML-RPC
3 1 (2.13%) OpenCL
3 1 (2.13%) OpenGL
3 1 (2.13%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.89%) Device Driver
1 7 (14.89%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (4.26%) CPLD
2 2 (4.26%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (2.13%) Algorithms
3 1 (2.13%) CUDA
Operating Systems
1 18 (38.30%) Linux
2 8 (17.02%) Nucleus RTOS
3 4 (8.51%) ThreadX
4 2 (4.26%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (2.13%) Windows
5 1 (2.13%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (70.21%) Software Engineering
2 13 (27.66%) OO
3 12 (25.53%) UML
3 12 (25.53%) Validation
4 8 (17.02%) Embedded Software Development
5 7 (14.89%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (10.64%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (8.51%) Unit Testing
8 3 (6.38%) Migration
9 2 (4.26%) Configuration Management
9 2 (4.26%) Integration Testing
9 2 (4.26%) OOD
9 2 (4.26%) Programme Management
9 2 (4.26%) Test Scripting
10 1 (2.13%) Continuous Improvement
10 1 (2.13%) Memory Management
10 1 (2.13%) Multithreading
10 1 (2.13%) Power Management
10 1 (2.13%) Scrum
10 1 (2.13%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 25 (53.19%) C
2 23 (48.94%) C++
3 18 (38.30%) Ada
4 7 (14.89%) JavaScript
4 7 (14.89%) Lua
5 4 (8.51%) Embedded C
6 3 (6.38%) Ada 95
6 3 (6.38%) Embedded C++
7 2 (4.26%) Assembly Language
8 1 (2.13%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 14 (29.79%) Security Cleared
2 13 (27.66%) SC Cleared
3 4 (8.51%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (19.15%) MISRA
2 7 (14.89%) DO-178B
2 7 (14.89%) MISRA C
3 4 (8.51%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 9 (19.15%) Firmware
Vendors
1 12 (25.53%) Microsoft
2 7 (14.89%) Barracuda Networks
3 2 (4.26%) Renesas
3 2 (4.26%) Serena
4 1 (2.13%) QNX
4 1 (2.13%) Twitter
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