Period
to 23 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 6 months to 23 January 2018 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
UK > England
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 788 789 792
Rank change year-on-year +1 +3 -22
Contract jobs citing Embedded Linux 56 34 66
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.060% 0.038% 0.067%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.29% 0.18% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 13 14
England median daily rate £344 £340 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.10% -28.42% +14.46%
10th Percentile £281 £313 £274
90th Percentile £453 £413 £575
UK median daily rate £344 £340 £475
% change year-on-year +1.10% -28.42% +14.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 13 19
England median hourly rate £42.50 £44.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.41% +17.33% -
10th Percentile £8.00 £40.05 £31.25
90th Percentile £55.00 £48.50 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £43.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year -1.73% +15.33% -3.85%

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

All Operating Systems
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 19,317 18,780 21,193
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.86% 21.04% 21.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,474 11,931 12,661
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £170 £200 £185
90th Percentile £613 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £403 £400
% change year-on-year +5.59% +0.63% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,172 1,129 1,696
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% -1.61% +4.81%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £45.00 £44.50
UK median hourly rate £17.43 £16.50 £16.68
% change year-on-year +5.64% -1.08% +4.25%

Embedded Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Embedded Linux as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Embedded Linux in England

Embedded Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Embedded Linux in England

Embedded Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Embedded Linux in England over the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Embedded Linux in England

Embedded Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Embedded Linux in England

Embedded Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Embedded Linux in England over the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Embedded Linux in England

Embedded Linux
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 23 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East -2 20 £375 +15.38% 35
East of England -6 11 £313 -7.41% 32
London -27 11 - - 8
Midlands +6 6 £270 -16.92% 4
West Midlands +18 5 £270 -16.92% 2
South West +5 4 £400 +20.30% 3
North of England +42 2 - - 6
Yorkshire +5 2 - - 3
East Midlands -2 1 - - 2
Embedded Linux
UK

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Embedded Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Embedded Linux.

1 56 (100.00%) Linux
2 39 (69.64%) C++
3 31 (55.36%) Software Engineering
4 30 (53.57%) C
5 16 (28.57%) Embedded C
6 15 (26.79%) Python
7 11 (19.64%) Device Driver
8 10 (17.86%) Wi-Fi
8 10 (17.86%) Electronics
8 10 (17.86%) Qt
9 9 (16.07%) Wireless
9 9 (16.07%) Device Driver Development
10 8 (14.29%) TCP/IP
11 7 (12.50%) Android
11 7 (12.50%) Infotainment
12 6 (10.71%) Degree
12 6 (10.71%) Computer Science
12 6 (10.71%) Embedded C++
13 5 (8.93%) Bluetooth
13 5 (8.93%) SQL
13 5 (8.93%) Automotive
13 5 (8.93%) Agile Software Development
13 5 (8.93%) TDD
13 5 (8.93%) Embedded Systems
14 4 (7.14%) Coaching
14 4 (7.14%) Algorithms
14 4 (7.14%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
14 4 (7.14%) MISRA
14 4 (7.14%) SciPy
14 4 (7.14%) NumPy

Embedded Linux
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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:

Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 10 (17.86%) Wi-Fi
2 9 (16.07%) Wireless
3 8 (14.29%) TCP/IP
4 5 (8.93%) Bluetooth
5 2 (3.57%) Ethernet
5 2 (3.57%) HbbTV
5 2 (3.57%) Internet
5 2 (3.57%) ZigBee
6 1 (1.79%) DVB
6 1 (1.79%) LTE
Development Applications
1 2 (3.57%) git-flow
2 1 (1.79%) CMake
2 1 (1.79%) JIRA
2 1 (1.79%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (1.79%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (17.86%) Electronics
2 5 (8.93%) Automotive
3 1 (1.79%) Law
3 1 (1.79%) Retail
3 1 (1.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (44.64%) Embedded Engineer
1 25 (44.64%) Software Engineer
2 18 (32.14%) Linux Engineer
3 17 (30.36%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 16 (28.57%) Developer
5 15 (26.79%) Embedded Linux Engineer
6 9 (16.07%) C++ Software Engineer
6 9 (16.07%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
7 8 (14.29%) Embedded C++ Engineer
8 7 (12.50%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
9 6 (10.71%) Embedded Developer
9 6 (10.71%) Linux Developer
10 5 (8.93%) Python Developer
11 4 (7.14%) C++ Developer
11 4 (7.14%) Embedded C Engineer
11 4 (7.14%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
11 4 (7.14%) Senior Software Engineer
11 4 (7.14%) Software Developer
12 3 (5.36%) C Developer
12 3 (5.36%) C Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (17.86%) Qt
2 4 (7.14%) NumPy
2 4 (7.14%) SciPy
3 3 (5.36%) Dask
3 3 (5.36%) Middleware
3 3 (5.36%) Pandas
3 3 (5.36%) QML
3 3 (5.36%) Qt Quick
4 2 (3.57%) gRPC
4 2 (3.57%) Yocto
5 1 (1.79%) CSS
5 1 (1.79%) GStreamer
5 1 (1.79%) HTML
5 1 (1.79%) HTML5
5 1 (1.79%) JSON
5 1 (1.79%) OpenGL
5 1 (1.79%) WebKit
5 1 (1.79%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (19.64%) Device Driver
2 7 (12.50%) Infotainment
3 6 (10.71%) Computer Science
4 5 (8.93%) Embedded Systems
5 4 (7.14%) Algorithms
6 2 (3.57%) Digital TV
6 2 (3.57%) Internet of Things
6 2 (3.57%) PKI
6 2 (3.57%) STB
7 1 (1.79%) 3D Graphics
7 1 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.79%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (1.79%) IPTV
7 1 (1.79%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 56 (100.00%) Linux
2 7 (12.50%) Android
3 4 (7.14%) Windows
4 3 (5.36%) Unix
5 2 (3.57%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (55.36%) Software Engineering
2 9 (16.07%) Device Driver Development
3 5 (8.93%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (8.93%) TDD
4 4 (7.14%) Coaching
4 4 (7.14%) Scrum
5 3 (5.36%) Linux Kernel Development
5 3 (5.36%) Requirements Analysis
5 3 (5.36%) Unit Testing
6 2 (3.57%) Embedded Software Development
6 2 (3.57%) Test Automation
7 1 (1.79%) API Testing
7 1 (1.79%) Mathematics
7 1 (1.79%) Open Source
7 1 (1.79%) Physics
7 1 (1.79%) SDLC
7 1 (1.79%) Software Architecture
7 1 (1.79%) Systems Analysis
7 1 (1.79%) UML
7 1 (1.79%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 39 (69.64%) C++
2 30 (53.57%) C
3 16 (28.57%) Embedded C
4 15 (26.79%) Python
5 6 (10.71%) Embedded C++
6 5 (8.93%) SQL
7 4 (7.14%) Java
8 3 (5.36%) R
9 2 (3.57%) JavaScript
10 1 (1.79%) C#
10 1 (1.79%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 6 (10.71%) Degree
2 1 (1.79%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.14%) MISRA
2 3 (5.36%) MISRA C
3 1 (1.79%) OIPF
System Software
1 4 (7.14%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
2 2 (3.57%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (1.79%) MathWorks
1 1 (1.79%) Microsoft