Period
to 9 December 2019

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 9 December 2019 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
9 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 667 788 794
Rank change year-on-year +121 +6 +39
Contract jobs citing Embedded Linux 85 82 66
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.12% 0.086% 0.070%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.56% 0.41% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 31 5
England median daily rate £438 £388 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.90% +24.00% -8.09%
10th Percentile £336 £313 £269
90th Percentile £575 £500 £445
UK median daily rate £438 £388 £300
% change year-on-year +12.90% +29.17% -11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 33 40
England median hourly rate £47.50 £51.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.86% +20.00% -
10th Percentile £41.25 £42.50 £34.75
90th Percentile £55.00 £51.20 £51.63
UK median hourly rate £47.50 £51.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -6.86% +20.00% -

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 15,264 20,065 19,651
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.73% 21.01% 20.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,509 12,516 12,708
England median daily rate £420 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.18% - +3.03%
10th Percentile £145 £163 £173
90th Percentile £613 £613 £606
UK median daily rate £413 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -2.94% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,104 1,348 1,157
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +0.03% -0.03% +7.43%

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 9 December 2019.

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 9 December 2019.

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 9 December 2019. 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
London +125 32 £450 -15.89% 8
South West +7 16 £425 +9.68% 8
South East +46 15 £400 +3.23% 31
East of England +34 11 £395 +8.97% 29
North of England +18 11 £363 -4.92% 10
Yorkshire +27 8 - - 3
North West +19 3 £363 +11.54% 5
Embedded Linux
UK

For the 6 months to 9 December 2019, 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 85 (100.00%) Linux
2 56 (65.88%) Software Engineering
3 53 (62.35%) C++
4 48 (56.47%) C
5 29 (34.12%) Python
5 29 (34.12%) Embedded C
6 21 (24.71%) Agile Software Development
7 17 (20.00%) Embedded C++
8 15 (17.65%) Bash Shell
9 14 (16.47%) Embedded Systems
9 14 (16.47%) Law
9 14 (16.47%) TCP/IP
10 13 (15.29%) Device Driver
11 12 (14.12%) Telecoms
11 12 (14.12%) REST
12 11 (12.94%) Android
12 11 (12.94%) Docker
13 10 (11.76%) MQTT
13 10 (11.76%) Yocto
13 10 (11.76%) Ethernet
14 9 (10.59%) Wi-Fi
14 9 (10.59%) Django
14 9 (10.59%) Flask
14 9 (10.59%) Microservices
15 8 (9.41%) 5G
15 8 (9.41%) Software Delivery
15 8 (9.41%) Linux Command Line
15 8 (9.41%) Product Roadmap
15 8 (9.41%) AWS IoT
15 8 (9.41%) Git (software)

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:

Cloud Services
1 8 (9.41%) AWS IoT
2 5 (5.88%) AWS
2 5 (5.88%) AWS Lambda
2 5 (5.88%) Serverless
3 3 (3.53%) GitHub
4 2 (2.35%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 14 (16.47%) TCP/IP
2 10 (11.76%) Ethernet
2 10 (11.76%) MQTT
3 9 (10.59%) Wi-Fi
4 8 (9.41%) 5G
5 7 (8.24%) 4G
5 7 (8.24%) LTE
6 6 (7.06%) 3G
6 6 (7.06%) Bluetooth
7 5 (5.88%) VoIP
8 4 (4.71%) Wireless
9 3 (3.53%) VPN
10 2 (2.35%) IPv4
10 2 (2.35%) IPv6
11 1 (1.18%) DVB
11 1 (1.18%) RS-232
11 1 (1.18%) RS-485
11 1 (1.18%) RTP
11 1 (1.18%) RTSP
11 1 (1.18%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.35%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 8 (9.41%) Git (software)
2 7 (8.24%) JIRA
3 5 (5.88%) ClearCase
3 5 (5.88%) ClearQuest
3 5 (5.88%) Redmine
4 2 (2.35%) CMake
4 2 (2.35%) Eclipse
4 2 (2.35%) GDB
4 2 (2.35%) Rational DOORS
General
1 14 (16.47%) Law
2 12 (14.12%) Telecoms
3 7 (8.24%) Electronics
4 3 (3.53%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.18%) Games
5 1 (1.18%) Military
5 1 (1.18%) Retail
Job Titles
1 50 (58.82%) Software Engineer
2 48 (56.47%) Embedded Engineer
3 42 (49.41%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 15 (17.65%) Developer
5 14 (16.47%) Linux Engineer
6 13 (15.29%) Embedded Linux Engineer
7 11 (12.94%) Python Developer
8 9 (10.59%) Embedded C Engineer
8 9 (10.59%) Embedded C++ Engineer
9 8 (9.41%) C++ Software Engineer
9 8 (9.41%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
10 7 (8.24%) C Software Engineer
10 7 (8.24%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
10 7 (8.24%) C/C++ Software Engineer
10 7 (8.24%) Embedded C Software Engineer
10 7 (8.24%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
10 7 (8.24%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
10 7 (8.24%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
11 4 (4.71%) Consultant
11 4 (4.71%) Firmware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (14.12%) REST
2 10 (11.76%) Yocto
3 9 (10.59%) Django
3 9 (10.59%) Flask
4 5 (5.88%) RESTful
5 4 (4.71%) Qt
6 2 (2.35%) .NET
6 2 (2.35%) Apache Avro
6 2 (2.35%) NumPy
6 2 (2.35%) OAuth
6 2 (2.35%) ONVIF
6 2 (2.35%) OpenEmbedded
6 2 (2.35%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (1.18%) Android NDK
7 1 (1.18%) Middleware
7 1 (1.18%) WebSockets
7 1 (1.18%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (16.47%) Embedded Systems
2 13 (15.29%) Device Driver
3 8 (9.41%) Linux Command Line
4 7 (8.24%) Smart Home
5 6 (7.06%) Algorithms
6 4 (4.71%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (4.71%) Video\Live Streaming
7 3 (3.53%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (3.53%) Mobile App
7 3 (3.53%) STB
8 2 (2.35%) CAN bus
8 2 (2.35%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 2 (2.35%) PKI
8 2 (2.35%) User Experience
9 1 (1.18%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 85 (100.00%) Linux
2 11 (12.94%) Android
3 3 (3.53%) Windows
4 2 (2.35%) CentOS
4 2 (2.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.18%) Debian
5 1 (1.18%) Fedora
5 1 (1.18%) FreeRTOS
5 1 (1.18%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.18%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (65.88%) Software Engineering
2 21 (24.71%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (10.59%) Microservices
4 8 (9.41%) Product Roadmap
4 8 (9.41%) Software Delivery
4 8 (9.41%) TDD
5 6 (7.06%) Android Development
5 6 (7.06%) Scrum
6 5 (5.88%) Computer Science
6 5 (5.88%) Embedded Software Development
7 4 (4.71%) Device Driver Development
7 4 (4.71%) Problem-Solving
8 3 (3.53%) Artificial Intelligence
8 3 (3.53%) Multithreading
8 3 (3.53%) UML
9 2 (2.35%) Configuration Management
9 2 (2.35%) Matrix Management
9 2 (2.35%) OO
9 2 (2.35%) SysML
9 2 (2.35%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 53 (62.35%) C++
2 48 (56.47%) C
3 29 (34.12%) Embedded C
3 29 (34.12%) Python
4 17 (20.00%) Embedded C++
5 15 (17.65%) Bash Shell
6 7 (8.24%) Perl
7 6 (7.06%) Go
8 2 (2.35%) Assembly Language
8 2 (2.35%) C#
9 1 (1.18%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (8.24%) Degree
2 5 (5.88%) Security Cleared
3 4 (4.71%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.53%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.18%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.06%) QA
2 4 (4.71%) MISRA
System Software
1 11 (12.94%) Docker
2 8 (9.41%) Firmware
3 3 (3.53%) BusyBox
Vendors
1 2 (2.35%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (1.18%) BT