Period
to 12 August 2020

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 12 August 2020 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
12 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 493 747 818
Rank change year-on-year +254 +71 -45
Contract jobs citing Embedded Linux 24 76 49
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.078% 0.092% 0.052%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.41% 0.45% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 18 16
Median daily rate £488 £375 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.00% -14.29% +12.90%
10th Percentile £418 £275 £281
90th Percentile £625 £600 £553
UK median daily rate £488 £375 £438
% change year-on-year +30.00% -14.29% +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 32 23
Median hourly rate £49.50 £47.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.21% +11.76% -
10th Percentile £42.70 £41.25 £39.75
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.50 £51.00
UK median hourly rate £49.50 £47.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +4.21% +11.76% -

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 5,866 16,716 19,574
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 19.16% 20.18% 20.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,642 10,599 12,296
Median daily rate £450 £433 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.05% -1.14% +2.94%
10th Percentile £166 £155 £185
90th Percentile £638 £625 £625
UK median daily rate £432 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +1.65% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 372 1,021 1,355
Median hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.43% - +1.45%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.24 £11.17
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate £19.90 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +13.71% - +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 12 August 2020.

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
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 12 August 2020. 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
East of England +82 11 £513 +70.83% 8
South East +162 6 - - 7
London +210 5 £438 -23.91% 1
South West +80 2 - - 2
Embedded Linux
UK

For the 6 months to 12 August 2020, 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 24 (100.00%) Linux
2 14 (58.33%) Wi-Fi
3 11 (45.83%) Software Engineering
3 11 (45.83%) Ethernet
4 10 (41.67%) C
4 10 (41.67%) LAN
5 9 (37.50%) Embedded C
5 9 (37.50%) C++
6 8 (33.33%) Broadband
6 8 (33.33%) Video\Live Streaming
6 8 (33.33%) Software Architecture
7 7 (29.17%) WAN
8 6 (25.00%) Service Delivery
8 6 (25.00%) Wireless
8 6 (25.00%) Electronics
8 6 (25.00%) Device Driver
8 6 (25.00%) Technical Leadership
9 5 (20.83%) Embedded Software Development
9 5 (20.83%) Telecoms
10 4 (16.67%) Workflow
10 4 (16.67%) Migration
10 4 (16.67%) VDSL
10 4 (16.67%) JSON
10 4 (16.67%) JIRA
10 4 (16.67%) XML
10 4 (16.67%) ADSL
10 4 (16.67%) GPON
10 4 (16.67%) 4G
10 4 (16.67%) Redmine
10 4 (16.67%) 5G

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:

Communications & Networking
1 14 (58.33%) Wi-Fi
2 11 (45.83%) Ethernet
3 10 (41.67%) LAN
4 8 (33.33%) Broadband
5 7 (29.17%) WAN
6 6 (25.00%) Wireless
7 4 (16.67%) 4G
7 4 (16.67%) 5G
7 4 (16.67%) ADSL
7 4 (16.67%) GPON
7 4 (16.67%) VDSL
8 3 (12.50%) LTE
8 3 (12.50%) WLAN
9 2 (8.33%) 2G
9 2 (8.33%) 3G
9 2 (8.33%) 802.11
9 2 (8.33%) DVB
9 2 (8.33%) PPP
9 2 (8.33%) xDSL
10 1 (4.17%) Internet
Development Applications
1 4 (16.67%) JIRA
1 4 (16.67%) Redmine
General
1 6 (25.00%) Electronics
2 5 (20.83%) Telecoms
3 2 (8.33%) Law
4 1 (4.17%) Aerospace
4 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (45.83%) Software Engineer
2 8 (33.33%) Embedded Engineer
3 7 (29.17%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 6 (25.00%) Architect
4 6 (25.00%) Software Architect
5 4 (16.67%) Embedded Linux Engineer
5 4 (16.67%) Linux Engineer
5 4 (16.67%) Technical Leader
6 3 (12.50%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
7 2 (8.33%) DTV Engineer
7 2 (8.33%) Lead Architect
7 2 (8.33%) Lead Software Architect
7 2 (8.33%) Senior Software Engineer
8 1 (4.17%) C++ Software Engineer
8 1 (4.17%) Design Engineer
8 1 (4.17%) Electronics Engineer
8 1 (4.17%) Embedded C Engineer
8 1 (4.17%) Embedded Developer
8 1 (4.17%) Linux Developer
8 1 (4.17%) Senior Electronics Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) JSON
1 4 (16.67%) XML
2 3 (12.50%) Yocto
3 2 (8.33%) 802.1X
4 1 (4.17%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (33.33%) Video\Live Streaming
2 6 (25.00%) Device Driver
3 3 (12.50%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (8.33%) CAN bus
4 2 (8.33%) Digital TV
4 2 (8.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 2 (8.33%) Interactive TV
4 2 (8.33%) IPTV
4 2 (8.33%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (4.17%) Analogue Electronics
5 1 (4.17%) Internet of Things
5 1 (4.17%) Mobile App
5 1 (4.17%) Verilog
5 1 (4.17%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 24 (100.00%) Linux
2 1 (4.17%) Android
2 1 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (4.17%) SUSE
2 1 (4.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (45.83%) Software Engineering
2 8 (33.33%) Software Architecture
3 6 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 6 (25.00%) Technical Leadership
4 5 (20.83%) Embedded Software Development
5 4 (16.67%) Migration
5 4 (16.67%) Software Delivery
5 4 (16.67%) Workflow
6 3 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (8.33%) Computer Science
7 2 (8.33%) FPGA Design
7 2 (8.33%) Mathematics
7 2 (8.33%) Open Source
7 2 (8.33%) Physics
7 2 (8.33%) UML
8 1 (4.17%) Android Development
8 1 (4.17%) Device Driver Development
8 1 (4.17%) Linux Kernel Development
8 1 (4.17%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (41.67%) C
2 9 (37.50%) C++
2 9 (37.50%) Embedded C
3 3 (12.50%) Embedded C++
4 1 (4.17%) Assembly Language
4 1 (4.17%) Python
4 1 (4.17%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) Degree
1 2 (8.33%) PhD
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) systemd
Vendors
1 1 (4.17%) Red Hat