The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 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 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Embedded Linux
East of England / Cambridgeshire
Rank 52 55 62
Rank change year-on-year +3 +7  
Contract jobs citing Embedded Linux 1 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 0.19% 0.48% 0.60%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.76% 2.01% 2.68%
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 3
Median hourly rate £50.00 £42.50 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.64% +8.97%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £43.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year -2.85% +9.37%  

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 Cambridgeshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Cambridgeshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 131 149 149
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 24.39% 23.95% 22.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 71 54
Median daily rate £315 £381 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.37% +32.60%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £162 £104
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 25 42
Median hourly rate £17.50 £36.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -51.72% +158.92%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £17.18 £11.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £60.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

Embedded Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 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 Cambridgeshire

Embedded Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Embedded Linux in Cambridgeshire

Embedded Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Embedded Linux in Cambridgeshire

Embedded Linux
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Embedded Linux within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. 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 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
Cambridge +4 1 - -
Embedded Linux
East of England

Embedded Linux
Top 10 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 24 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 Cambridgeshire 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 Cambridgeshire 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++