The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Embedded Linux
England / North West
Rank 126 154 148
Rank change year-on-year +28 -6  
Contract jobs citing Embedded Linux 2 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.078% 0.078% 0.056%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.43% 0.36% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Median daily rate - £350 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +27.27%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £390
% change year-on-year -3.22% -0.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £44.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -3.40% +10.00%  

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 the North West with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 466 844 786
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 18.16% 22.00% 21.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 322 437 378
Median daily rate £365 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.66% +2.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £228 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £514
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +7.58% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 68 92
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £13.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +15.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £20.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.92 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.86% +9.16%  

Embedded Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 the North West

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Embedded Linux in the North West

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Embedded Linux in the North West

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Top 16 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 North West region with a requirement for Embedded Linux.

1 2 (100.00%) C
1 2 (100.00%) C++
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) Wi-Fi
1 2 (100.00%) MPEG
1 2 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 2 (100.00%) Android
2 1 (50.00%) DLNA
2 1 (50.00%) Cross-Platform Development
2 1 (50.00%) Middleware
2 1 (50.00%) STB
2 1 (50.00%) UPnP
2 1 (50.00%) OO
2 1 (50.00%) OOD
2 1 (50.00%) Java

Embedded Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 2 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (100.00%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (50.00%) DLNA
2 1 (50.00%) UPnP
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
1 2 (100.00%) Software Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Embedded Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Embedded Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) MPEG
2 1 (50.00%) STB
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Android
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) Cross-Platform Development
2 1 (50.00%) OO
2 1 (50.00%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C
1 2 (100.00%) C++
2 1 (50.00%) Java