The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 25 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
England / London
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 409 440 422
Rank change year-on-year +31 -18  
Contract jobs citing Embedded Linux 3 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.015% 0.004% 0.013%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.074% 0.021% 0.061%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Median daily rate £350 £300 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.66% -20.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £388 £370
% change year-on-year - +4.72%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £55.00 - £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £43.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year -5.71% +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 London with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 4077 4784 4946
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 20.18% 20.71% 21.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 2854 3401 3307
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £211 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +6.20% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 116 177
Median hourly rate £19.00 £15.75 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.63% -12.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £29.00 £32.50
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 London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 London

Embedded Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Embedded Linux in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Embedded Linux in London

Embedded Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Embedded Linux in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Embedded Linux in London

For the 6 months to 25 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 London region with a requirement for Embedded Linux.

1 5 (100.00%) Linux
2 2 (40.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (40.00%) Android
2 2 (40.00%) Python
2 2 (40.00%) C
3 1 (20.00%) C#
3 1 (20.00%) C++
3 1 (20.00%) Java
3 1 (20.00%) .NET
3 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (20.00%) Web Services
3 1 (20.00%) XML
3 1 (20.00%) Bluetooth
3 1 (20.00%) FTP
3 1 (20.00%) HTTP
3 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (20.00%) VPN
3 1 (20.00%) SSL
3 1 (20.00%) Firmware
3 1 (20.00%) Middleware
3 1 (20.00%) 802.15
3 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (20.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (20.00%) OpenVPN
3 1 (20.00%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (20.00%) Embedded Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Assembla
3 1 (20.00%) Electronics
3 1 (20.00%) Device Driver

Embedded Linux
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 1 (20.00%) 802.15
1 1 (20.00%) Bluetooth
1 1 (20.00%) FTP
1 1 (20.00%) HTTP
1 1 (20.00%) OpenVPN
1 1 (20.00%) SSL
1 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (20.00%) VPN
1 1 (20.00%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (20.00%) Subversion
1 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (20.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Embedded Engineer
1 3 (60.00%) Embedded Linux Engineer
1 3 (60.00%) Linux Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Embedded Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Kernel Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Android Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Embedded Software Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Firmware Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Linux Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Security Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Software Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
1 1 (20.00%) .NET Compact Framework
1 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (20.00%) 802.1X
1 1 (20.00%) JSON
1 1 (20.00%) Middleware
1 1 (20.00%) WCF
1 1 (20.00%) Web Services
1 1 (20.00%) XML
1 1 (20.00%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (20.00%) Device Driver
2 1 (20.00%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (20.00%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Linux
2 2 (40.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Automation Testing
1 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (20.00%) Embedded Software Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) C
1 2 (40.00%) Python
2 1 (20.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (20.00%) C#
2 1 (20.00%) C++
2 1 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) Ruby
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Assembla