The table below looks at the statistics for Embedded Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Embedded Linux over the 3 months to 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Embedded Linux
Rank 113 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Embedded Linux 6 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.24% - -
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.51% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £380 £358
% change year-on-year
-18.42% +6.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £47.50 £50.00
% change year-on-year
-15.78% -5.00%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Operating Systems Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
397 527 376
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.83% 20.78% 18.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 233 198
Average daily rate £335 £315 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.34% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £163 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 86 50
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £13.98
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £9.75 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.10 £31.50 £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

Embedded Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Embedded Linux across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Embedded Linux Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Embedded Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Embedded Linux across the West Midlands region.

Embedded Linux Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Embedded Linux
Top 28 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Embedded Linux 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 Embedded Linux.

1 6 (100.00%) Linux
1 6 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 6 (100.00%) Embedded Systems
2 5 (83.33%) Software Architecture
2 5 (83.33%) Software Engineering
2 5 (83.33%) C
2 5 (83.33%) C++
3 4 (66.67%) Handset
3 4 (66.67%) GPRS
3 4 (66.67%) Embedded C++
4 2 (33.33%) Ethernet
5 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
5 1 (16.67%) DSLAM
5 1 (16.67%) Subversion
5 1 (16.67%) VDSL
5 1 (16.67%) Device Driver
5 1 (16.67%) MS Office
5 1 (16.67%) Windows
5 1 (16.67%) Python
5 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
5 1 (16.67%) ADSL
5 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
5 1 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (16.67%) Multithreading
5 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
5 1 (16.67%) Bash Shell
5 1 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (16.67%) Linux Kernel Development

Embedded Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Embedded Linux 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 Embedded Linux. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Office
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
1 1 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) GPRS
2 2 (33.33%) Ethernet
3 1 (16.67%) DSLAM
3 1 (16.67%) VDSL
3 1 (16.67%) ADSL
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Subversion
General
1 6 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Software Engineer
2 5 (83.33%) Senior Software Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Software Test Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Verification Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (100.00%) Embedded Systems
2 4 (66.67%) Handset
3 1 (16.67%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Linux
2 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Software Engineering
1 5 (83.33%) Software Architecture
2 1 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Linux Kernel Development
2 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
2 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Multithreading
2 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) C
1 5 (83.33%) C++
2 4 (66.67%) Embedded C++
3 1 (16.67%) Bash Shell
3 1 (16.67%) Python
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