The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 June 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.

Embedded Linux
England / East of England
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 128 124 136
Rank change year-on-year -4 +12  
Contract jobs citing Embedded Linux 5 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.22% 0.20% 0.23%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.87% 0.80% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Median daily rate £1,000 £250 £326
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +300.00% -23.37%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £625 £370 £325
% change year-on-year +68.91% +13.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Median hourly rate - £35.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -6.66%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £39.75
% change year-on-year +13.33% -5.66%  

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 the East of England with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 575 623 817
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 25.00% 24.59% 26.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 271 347 426
Median daily rate £400 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £140 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £505 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £348
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 98 105
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% -13.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £13.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £35.00 £40.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

Embedded Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England 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 the East of England

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Embedded Linux in the East of England

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Embedded Linux in the East of England

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Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 East of England region over the 3 months to 24 June 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
Cambridgeshire +3 4 £1,000 - 7
Bedfordshire - 1 - -
Embedded Linux
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 East of England region with a requirement for Embedded Linux.

1 7 (100.00%) C
1 7 (100.00%) Linux
2 6 (85.71%) Embedded C
3 4 (57.14%) Software Engineering
4 3 (42.86%) XMPP
4 3 (42.86%) ZigBee
4 3 (42.86%) MQTT
4 3 (42.86%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (28.57%) C++
6 1 (14.29%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (14.29%) .NET
6 1 (14.29%) C#
6 1 (14.29%) Middleware
6 1 (14.29%) STB
6 1 (14.29%) Cryptography
6 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
6 1 (14.29%) Device Driver

Embedded Linux
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 (42.86%) MQTT
1 3 (42.86%) Wi-Fi
1 3 (42.86%) ZigBee
General
1 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Embedded Engineer
2 3 (42.86%) Embedded Linux Engineer
2 3 (42.86%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 3 (42.86%) Linux Engineer
2 3 (42.86%) Software Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Embedded Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Linux Developer
4 1 (14.29%) C Developer
4 1 (14.29%) C Software Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Cryptography Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Embedded C Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Embedded C Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Embedded C Software Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Integration Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) XMPP
2 1 (14.29%) .NET
2 1 (14.29%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Device Driver
1 1 (14.29%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 1 (14.29%) STB
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Software Engineering
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) Cryptography
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) C
2 6 (85.71%) Embedded C
3 2 (28.57%) C++
4 1 (14.29%) C#