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 3 months to 28 April 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
UK / England
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 567 598 574
Rank change year-on-year +31 -24  
Contract jobs citing Embedded Linux 16 27 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.037% 0.053% 0.087%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.18% 0.24% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 16
Median daily rate £388 £340 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.13% -6.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £440 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £425 £370
% change year-on-year -8.82% +14.86%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 12
Median hourly rate £41.25 £43.75 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.71% +10.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.75 £40.25 £33.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £46.41 £44.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £43.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year -8.57% +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 England with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 8792 11341 11250
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 20.21% 22.07% 22.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 5619 7192 6434
Median daily rate £420 £390 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +6.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 519 627 919
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +1.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +6.45%  

Embedded Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 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 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 3 months to 28 April 2017.

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 3 months to 28 April 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
London +27 4 £375 +25.00%
Yorkshire +25 4 £400 - 4
South East +22 3 £375 +10.45% 6
South West -7 2 - - 1
East of England -8 1 - - 6
North East - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 £300 - 1
Embedded Linux
UK

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 England region with a requirement for Embedded Linux.

1 39 (100.00%) Linux
2 30 (76.92%) C++
3 24 (61.54%) C
4 22 (56.41%) Software Engineering
5 16 (41.03%) Android
6 14 (35.90%) Python
7 12 (30.77%) Java
8 11 (28.21%) TCP/IP
9 10 (25.64%) Windows
10 8 (20.51%) Visual Studio
10 8 (20.51%) Embedded C++
11 7 (17.95%) OO
11 7 (17.95%) SQL
12 6 (15.38%) Wi-Fi
12 6 (15.38%) .NET
12 6 (15.38%) C#
12 6 (15.38%) JavaScript
12 6 (15.38%) Embedded C
12 6 (15.38%) Git (software)
12 6 (15.38%) Embedded Systems
12 6 (15.38%) Mobile App
13 5 (12.82%) Android Studio
13 5 (12.82%) Apple iOS
13 5 (12.82%) STB
13 5 (12.82%) JIRA
13 5 (12.82%) Eclipse
13 5 (12.82%) Project Management
13 5 (12.82%) Middleware
13 5 (12.82%) Electronics
14 4 (10.26%) PostgreSQL

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 4 (10.26%) IIS
2 1 (2.56%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.26%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (10.26%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (10.26%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 11 (28.21%) TCP/IP
2 6 (15.38%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (10.26%) Wireless
4 3 (7.69%) ZigBee
5 2 (5.13%) Ethernet
6 1 (2.56%) 3G
6 1 (2.56%) 802.15
6 1 (2.56%) Bluetooth
6 1 (2.56%) DLNA
6 1 (2.56%) DVB
6 1 (2.56%) FlexRay
6 1 (2.56%) FTP
6 1 (2.56%) HTTP
6 1 (2.56%) OpenVPN
6 1 (2.56%) RS-232
6 1 (2.56%) RS-485
6 1 (2.56%) SSH
6 1 (2.56%) SSL
6 1 (2.56%) UPnP
6 1 (2.56%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 4 (10.26%) Amazon Redshift
1 4 (10.26%) PostgreSQL
1 4 (10.26%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.13%) SQLite
3 1 (2.56%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (20.51%) Visual Studio
2 6 (15.38%) Git (software)
3 5 (12.82%) Android Studio
3 5 (12.82%) Eclipse
3 5 (12.82%) JIRA
4 1 (2.56%) GoogleTest
4 1 (2.56%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.56%) JUnit
4 1 (2.56%) LabVIEW
4 1 (2.56%) Mockito
4 1 (2.56%) Subversion
General
1 5 (12.82%) Electronics
2 1 (2.56%) Automotive
2 1 (2.56%) Games
2 1 (2.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 18 (46.15%) Software Engineer
2 17 (43.59%) Embedded Engineer
3 14 (35.90%) Linux Engineer
4 12 (30.77%) Embedded Linux Engineer
5 10 (25.64%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 9 (23.08%) Developer
7 7 (17.95%) C++ Software Engineer
8 6 (15.38%) Embedded Developer
9 5 (12.82%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
9 5 (12.82%) Software Developer
10 4 (10.26%) Architect
10 4 (10.26%) Electronics Engineer
10 4 (10.26%) Embedded C++ Engineer
10 4 (10.26%) Embedded Software Developer
10 4 (10.26%) Senior Architect
10 4 (10.26%) Senior Systems Architect
10 4 (10.26%) Systems Architect
11 3 (7.69%) Embedded C Engineer
11 3 (7.69%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
12 2 (5.13%) C Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.38%) .NET
2 5 (12.82%) Middleware
3 2 (5.13%) Qt
3 2 (5.13%) Web Services
4 1 (2.56%) .NET Compact Framework
4 1 (2.56%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.56%) 802.1X
4 1 (2.56%) JSON
4 1 (2.56%) PowerMock
4 1 (2.56%) WCF
4 1 (2.56%) XML
4 1 (2.56%) XMPP
4 1 (2.56%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.38%) Embedded Systems
1 6 (15.38%) Mobile App
2 5 (12.82%) STB
3 4 (10.26%) Device Driver
4 2 (5.13%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 2 (5.13%) MPEG
5 1 (2.56%) Algorithms
5 1 (2.56%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.56%) Fintech
5 1 (2.56%) Verilog
5 1 (2.56%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 39 (100.00%) Linux
2 16 (41.03%) Android
3 10 (25.64%) Windows
4 5 (12.82%) Apple iOS
5 4 (10.26%) Windows Embedded Compact
5 4 (10.26%) Windows Server
6 2 (5.13%) OpenWrt
7 1 (2.56%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (56.41%) Software Engineering
2 7 (17.95%) OO
3 5 (12.82%) Project Management
4 4 (10.26%) Android Development
4 4 (10.26%) iOS Development
4 4 (10.26%) Mobile Application Development
4 4 (10.26%) Multithreading
4 4 (10.26%) SDLC
5 3 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (5.13%) Configuration Management
6 2 (5.13%) Cross-Platform Development
6 2 (5.13%) Cryptography
6 2 (5.13%) Device Driver Development
6 2 (5.13%) Multithreaded Programming
6 2 (5.13%) Scrum
7 1 (2.56%) Automation Testing
7 1 (2.56%) Creative Problem-Solving
7 1 (2.56%) FPGA Design
7 1 (2.56%) OOA/OOD
7 1 (2.56%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 30 (76.92%) C++
2 24 (61.54%) C
3 14 (35.90%) Python
4 12 (30.77%) Java
5 8 (20.51%) Embedded C++
6 7 (17.95%) SQL
7 6 (15.38%) C#
7 6 (15.38%) Embedded C
7 6 (15.38%) JavaScript
8 4 (10.26%) Lua
9 2 (5.13%) Assembly Language
9 2 (5.13%) Bash Shell
10 1 (2.56%) Delphi
10 1 (2.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (2.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) ISO 9001
1 1 (2.56%) SDET
System Software
1 3 (7.69%) Firmware
2 2 (5.13%) BusyBox
Vendors
1 2 (5.13%) Assembla
2 1 (2.56%) Altera
2 1 (2.56%) Google
2 1 (2.56%) Intel
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.56%) Motorola
2 1 (2.56%) Xilinx