Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for VxWorks skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VxWorks over the 6 months to 18 November 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.

Wind River VxWorks
UK > England
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 806 854 845
Rank change year-on-year +48 -9 -20
Contract jobs citing VxWorks 25 19 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.027% 0.019% 0.019%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.13% 0.090% 0.088%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 1
England median daily rate £333 £155 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +113.98% -48.20% -6.25%
10th Percentile £200 £71 £288
90th Percentile £374 £244 £313
UK median daily rate £333 £155 £300
% change year-on-year +113.98% -48.20% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 10
England median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £46.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -13.04% +15.00%
10th Percentile £40.65 £35.50 £39.08
90th Percentile £50.49 £43.75 £50.83
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £46.00
% change year-on-year +12.50% -13.04% +15.00%

VxWorks 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 19705 21162 22776
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.99% 21.56% 21.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 12667 13501 13567
England median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £175 £200 £190
90th Percentile £600 £575 £573
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1202 1191 1830
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% - +6.45%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £43.75 £42.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.26 £16.50
% change year-on-year +7.66% -1.48% +6.45%

VxWorks
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for VxWorks in England

VxWorks
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VxWorks in England

VxWorks
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VxWorks in England over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VxWorks in England

VxWorks
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VxWorks in England

VxWorks
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing VxWorks in England over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for VxWorks in England

VxWorks
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 VxWorks within the England region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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
Midlands +21 8 £100 -61.54%
East of England -16 8 £360 +608.94%
West Midlands +30 6 £100 -61.54%
South East +19 6 - -
South West - 2 £300 -
East Midlands +6 1 - -
North of England - 1 £315 -
North West - 1 £315 -
VxWorks
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VxWorks 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 VxWorks.

1 19 (76.00%) Software Engineering
2 17 (68.00%) C++
3 13 (52.00%) C
4 8 (32.00%) Embedded C
5 7 (28.00%) Electronics
5 7 (28.00%) Rational DOORS
6 6 (24.00%) VectorCAST
6 6 (24.00%) Linux
6 6 (24.00%) UML
7 5 (20.00%) Manufacturing
7 5 (20.00%) Nucleus RTOS
7 5 (20.00%) Rational Rhapsody
7 5 (20.00%) DO-178B
8 4 (16.00%) MISRA
8 4 (16.00%) Programme Management
8 4 (16.00%) Visual Studio
8 4 (16.00%) Finance
8 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
9 3 (12.00%) TCP/IP
9 3 (12.00%) Aerospace
9 3 (12.00%) Automotive
9 3 (12.00%) C#
9 3 (12.00%) OO
9 3 (12.00%) Validation
9 3 (12.00%) SC Cleared
9 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
9 3 (12.00%) Requirements Engineering
9 3 (12.00%) Test Automation
10 2 (8.00%) Embedded Software Development
10 2 (8.00%) MISRA C

VxWorks
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 1 (4.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (4.00%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.00%) Ethernet
2 1 (4.00%) Profibus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) DTS
Development Applications
1 7 (28.00%) Rational DOORS
2 6 (24.00%) VectorCAST
3 5 (20.00%) Rational Rhapsody
4 4 (16.00%) Visual Studio
5 2 (8.00%) LabVIEW
6 1 (4.00%) Git (software)
6 1 (4.00%) JIRA
6 1 (4.00%) Subversion
General
1 7 (28.00%) Electronics
2 5 (20.00%) Manufacturing
3 4 (16.00%) Finance
4 3 (12.00%) Aerospace
4 3 (12.00%) Automotive
5 1 (4.00%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 18 (72.00%) Software Engineer
2 12 (48.00%) Embedded Engineer
3 10 (40.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) C Software Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Embedded C Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Embedded C Software Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Ada Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Ada Software Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) C++ Software Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Embedded C++ Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Software Test Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Test Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Automation Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Automotive Embedded Software Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Automotive Software Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Build Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Optimisation Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) MFC
1 2 (8.00%) Middleware
2 1 (4.00%) .NET
2 1 (4.00%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.00%) Algorithms
1 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (4.00%) Home Automation
1 1 (4.00%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 6 (24.00%) Linux
2 5 (20.00%) Nucleus RTOS
3 2 (8.00%) Windows
4 1 (4.00%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (76.00%) Software Engineering
2 6 (24.00%) UML
3 4 (16.00%) Programme Management
4 3 (12.00%) OO
4 3 (12.00%) Requirements Engineering
4 3 (12.00%) Test Automation
4 3 (12.00%) Validation
5 2 (8.00%) Embedded Software Development
6 1 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (4.00%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (4.00%) Project Management
6 1 (4.00%) Requirements Management
6 1 (4.00%) Scenario Testing
6 1 (4.00%) Scrum
6 1 (4.00%) SDLC
6 1 (4.00%) Signal Processing
6 1 (4.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 17 (68.00%) C++
2 13 (52.00%) C
3 8 (32.00%) Embedded C
4 3 (12.00%) C#
5 2 (8.00%) Ada
5 2 (8.00%) Bash Shell
5 2 (8.00%) Embedded C++
5 2 (8.00%) MATLAB
5 2 (8.00%) Python
6 1 (4.00%) Pascal
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.00%) BC Cleared
2 2 (8.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.00%) DO-178B
2 4 (16.00%) MISRA
3 2 (8.00%) MISRA C
4 1 (4.00%) IEC 61508
4 1 (4.00%) IEC 62304
System Software
1 2 (8.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.00%) Green Hills
2 1 (4.00%) IBM
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle
2 1 (4.00%) SAP
2 1 (4.00%) Wind River