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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Embedded Linux over the 3 months to 27 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Embedded Linux
England / West Midlands
Rank - 128 -
Contract jobs citing Embedded Linux 0 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands - 0.039% -
As % of the Operating Systems category - 0.18% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £364 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.16% -9.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £43.50 £40.25
% change year-on-year
-2.29% +8.07%

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
360 568 480
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.89% 22.29% 21.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 282 219
Median daily rate £393 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £180 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £366 £355 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.09% +5.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 43 86
Median hourly rate £14.48 £16.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.50% +18.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.50 £18.35 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £17.00 £15.73
% change year-on-year
-10.29% +8.10%

Embedded Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing Embedded Linux as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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