The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge with a requirement for Embedded Linux skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Embedded Linux over the 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Embedded Linux
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
Rank 39 43 37
Rank change year-on-year +4 -6  
Contract jobs citing Embedded Linux 1 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 0.32% 0.74% 0.62%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.49% 2.59% 2.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £390
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £390
% change year-on-year -3.22% -0.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Median hourly rate £50.00 £42.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.64% +13.33%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £44.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -3.40% +10.00%  

Embedded Linux is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Cambridge
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 67 116 81
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 21.41% 28.43% 25.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 59 39
Median daily rate £305 £343 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.94% +5.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £165 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £505 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +7.58% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 21 14
Median hourly rate £18.25 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.28% +2.94%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £17.25 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £60.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.92 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.86% +9.16%  

Embedded Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridge citing Embedded Linux as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for Embedded Linux in Cambridge

Embedded Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Embedded Linux in Cambridge.

Contractor daily rate trend for Embedded Linux in Cambridge

Embedded Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Embedded Linux in Cambridge

Embedded Linux
Top 10 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Embedded Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cambridge region with a requirement for Embedded Linux.

1 4 (100.00%) Linux
1 4 (100.00%) Embedded C
1 4 (100.00%) C
2 3 (75.00%) SDLC
2 3 (75.00%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (75.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (75.00%) ZigBee
3 2 (50.00%) Wireless
4 1 (25.00%) C++
4 1 (25.00%) Cryptography

Embedded Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge 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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) Wi-Fi
1 3 (75.00%) ZigBee
2 2 (50.00%) Wireless
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Embedded Engineer
2 3 (75.00%) C Software Engineer
2 3 (75.00%) Embedded C Engineer
2 3 (75.00%) Embedded C Software Engineer
2 3 (75.00%) Embedded Linux Engineer
2 3 (75.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 3 (75.00%) Linux Engineer
2 3 (75.00%) Software Engineer
3 2 (50.00%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
4 1 (25.00%) Cryptography Engineer
4 1 (25.00%) Developer
4 1 (25.00%) Embedded Developer
4 1 (25.00%) Linux Developer
4 1 (25.00%) Security Engineer
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) SDLC
1 3 (75.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) Cryptography
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C
1 4 (100.00%) Embedded C
2 1 (25.00%) C++