Period
to 19 October 2021

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 19 October 2021 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
19 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 716 476 707
Rank change year-on-year -240 +231 +109
Contract jobs citing Embedded Linux 32 20 89
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.047% 0.075% 0.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.30% 0.40% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 10 31
10th Percentile £363 £303 £295
25th Percentile £367 £344 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £424 £439 £425
Median % change year-on-year -3.33% +3.18% +6.25%
75th Percentile £450 £511 £575
90th Percentile £541 £555 "
UK median daily rate £424 £439 £425
% change year-on-year -3.33% +3.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 26
10th Percentile £43.25 £29.88 £41.25
25th Percentile £46.25 £37.19 £42.13
Median hourly rate £50.00 £43.00 £47.50
Median % change year-on-year +16.28% -9.47% -6.86%
75th Percentile £53.75 £45.38 £52.50
90th Percentile £54.50 £47.40 £53.13
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £43.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year +14.94% -8.42% -6.86%

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 10,618 4,983 15,726
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.76% 18.57% 20.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,298 3,236 10,139
10th Percentile £163 £181 £150
25th Percentile £325 £315 £275
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £450 £425
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -2.30%
75th Percentile £584 £538 £538
90th Percentile £675 £625 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 598 251 1,005
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £11.24
25th Percentile £14.00 £14.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year -5.41% +5.71% -
75th Percentile £39.50 £35.69 £37.50
90th Percentile £62.65 £48.75 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £18.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year -4.11% +4.29% +2.94%

Embedded Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Embedded Linux in England

Embedded Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Embedded Linux in England.

Daily rate trend for Embedded Linux in England

Embedded Linux
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Embedded Linux in England over the 6 months to 19 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Embedded Linux in England

Embedded Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Embedded Linux in England.

Hourly rate trend for Embedded Linux in England

Embedded Linux
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Embedded Linux in England over the 6 months to 19 October 2021.

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 19 October 2021. 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 West -35 14 £450 - 8
London -204 7 £388 -16.16% 5
South East -99 3 £425 - 15
North of England -81 1 - - 5
Midlands - 1 - - 7
North East - 1 - - 1
West Midlands - 1 - -
Embedded Linux
UK

For the 6 months to 19 October 2021, 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 32 (100.00%) Linux
2 20 (62.50%) Python
3 19 (59.38%) C
3 19 (59.38%) C++
4 16 (50.00%) Software Engineering
5 14 (43.75%) Wi-Fi
6 12 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (34.38%) Embedded Software Development
8 10 (31.25%) Electronics
8 10 (31.25%) Bluetooth
9 9 (28.13%) Software Testing
9 9 (28.13%) Embedded Systems
10 8 (25.00%) Raspberry Pi
10 8 (25.00%) Device Driver
10 8 (25.00%) Wireless
11 7 (21.88%) MQTT
11 7 (21.88%) User Experience
11 7 (21.88%) JIRA
11 7 (21.88%) Confluence
11 7 (21.88%) Full Stack Development
12 6 (18.75%) ZigBee
12 6 (18.75%) Atlassian
12 6 (18.75%) Git (software)
12 6 (18.75%) Docker
12 6 (18.75%) Go
12 6 (18.75%) Algorithms
12 6 (18.75%) Edge Computing
13 5 (15.63%) Scrum
13 5 (15.63%) Law
13 5 (15.63%) Validation

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:

Application Platforms
1 7 (21.88%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.50%) AWS
1 4 (12.50%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (43.75%) Wi-Fi
2 10 (31.25%) Bluetooth
3 8 (25.00%) Wireless
4 7 (21.88%) MQTT
5 6 (18.75%) ZigBee
6 5 (15.63%) Ethernet
6 5 (15.63%) VLAN
6 5 (15.63%) VXLAN
7 4 (12.50%) DHCP
7 4 (12.50%) DNS
7 4 (12.50%) IPv4
7 4 (12.50%) IPv6
7 4 (12.50%) VPN
8 3 (9.38%) TCP/IP
9 2 (6.25%) DLNA
9 2 (6.25%) DVB
9 2 (6.25%) UPnP
10 1 (3.13%) LAN
Development Applications
1 7 (21.88%) JIRA
2 6 (18.75%) Git (software)
3 5 (15.63%) TestRail
4 4 (12.50%) Arsenale Dataplane
5 3 (9.38%) GDB
6 2 (6.25%) GCC
6 2 (6.25%) GoogleTest
6 2 (6.25%) JUnit
6 2 (6.25%) Mockito
7 1 (3.13%) Subversion
7 1 (3.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (31.25%) Electronics
2 5 (15.63%) Law
3 3 (9.38%) Social Skills
4 1 (3.13%) Automotive
4 1 (3.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (34.38%) Embedded Engineer
2 10 (31.25%) Software Engineer
3 8 (25.00%) Developer
4 7 (21.88%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 7 (21.88%) Python Developer
4 7 (21.88%) Tester
5 6 (18.75%) Embedded Developer
5 6 (18.75%) Software Tester
6 3 (9.38%) Embedded Linux Engineer
6 3 (9.38%) Linux Developer
6 3 (9.38%) Linux Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) C++ Software Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) Software Developer
8 1 (3.13%) Architect
8 1 (3.13%) Embedded C++ Engineer
8 1 (3.13%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
8 1 (3.13%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
8 1 (3.13%) Firmware Engineer
8 1 (3.13%) Python Software Engineer
8 1 (3.13%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.50%) RESTful
2 3 (9.38%) STL
3 2 (6.25%) JNI
3 2 (6.25%) Qt
4 1 (3.13%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 1 (3.13%) GStreamer
4 1 (3.13%) HTML
4 1 (3.13%) JSON
4 1 (3.13%) XML
4 1 (3.13%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 9 (28.13%) Embedded Systems
2 8 (25.00%) Device Driver
2 8 (25.00%) Raspberry Pi
3 7 (21.88%) User Experience
4 6 (18.75%) Algorithms
5 5 (15.63%) Linux Command Line
6 3 (9.38%) Digital TV
7 2 (6.25%) MPEG
7 2 (6.25%) STB
8 1 (3.13%) FMCG
8 1 (3.13%) IPTV
8 1 (3.13%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (3.13%) Video on Demand
8 1 (3.13%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 32 (100.00%) Linux
2 3 (9.38%) Android
3 1 (3.13%) Unix
3 1 (3.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 12 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (34.38%) Embedded Software Development
4 9 (28.13%) Software Testing
5 7 (21.88%) Full Stack Development
6 6 (18.75%) Edge Computing
7 5 (15.63%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (15.63%) Prototyping
7 5 (15.63%) Rapid Prototyping
7 5 (15.63%) Scrum
7 5 (15.63%) Validation
8 4 (12.50%) Cryptography
8 4 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
8 4 (12.50%) Device Driver Development
8 4 (12.50%) Linux Kernel Development
8 4 (12.50%) Multithreading
8 4 (12.50%) OO
8 4 (12.50%) Test Automation
8 4 (12.50%) Unit Testing
9 3 (9.38%) Scaled Agile Framework
Programming Languages
1 20 (62.50%) Python
2 19 (59.38%) C
2 19 (59.38%) C++
3 6 (18.75%) Go
4 5 (15.63%) Java
5 4 (12.50%) Rust
6 3 (9.38%) Embedded C++
7 2 (6.25%) Embedded C
7 2 (6.25%) JavaScript
7 2 (6.25%) Perl
8 1 (3.13%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (15.63%) CCNA
1 5 (15.63%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) MISRA
1 1 (3.13%) MISRA C
System Software
1 6 (18.75%) Docker
2 4 (12.50%) iptables
2 4 (12.50%) KVM
2 4 (12.50%) Xen
3 2 (6.25%) Firmware
Vendors
1 6 (18.75%) Atlassian
2 2 (6.25%) Google
3 1 (3.13%) Cisco