Period
to 26 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 26 July 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 > South East
6 months to
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 341 387 366
Rank change year-on-year +46 -21 -21
Contract jobs citing Embedded Linux 8 11 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.050% 0.059% 0.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.23% 0.24% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 18
South East median daily rate £375 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.23% +10.71% +6.06%
10th Percentile £363 £319 £311
90th Percentile £388 £433 £427
England median daily rate £388 £364 £333
% change year-on-year +6.53% +9.40% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 7
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +13.92% -7.06%
10th Percentile £38.25 £40.20 £29.55
90th Percentile £43.75 £48.00 £48.00
England median hourly rate £42.50 £43.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -1.16% +7.50% +6.67%

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 South East with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 3501 4583 4792
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 21.79% 24.65% 24.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1964 2759 2493
South East median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +4.17% +9.09%
10th Percentile £196 £193 £213
90th Percentile £538 £525 £488
England median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 267 294 472
South East median hourly rate £15.97 £19.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.97% +15.15% +3.13%
10th Percentile £10.50 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £48.35 £40.90
England median hourly rate £16.81 £16.50 £16.18
% change year-on-year +1.85% +1.98% +2.73%

Embedded Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Embedded Linux as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Embedded Linux in the South East

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Embedded Linux in the South East

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Embedded Linux in the South East

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Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 26 July 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
Hampshire +17 5 - - 2
Surrey +7 1 £375 -6.25%
Thames Valley - 1 - - 1
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 - - 1
Embedded Linux
England

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 South East region with a requirement for Embedded Linux.

1 8 (100.00%) Linux
2 6 (75.00%) Software Engineering
3 5 (62.50%) C
4 3 (37.50%) Internet of Things
4 3 (37.50%) Internet
4 3 (37.50%) Embedded C
4 3 (37.50%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (37.50%) Wireless
4 3 (37.50%) Device Driver
5 2 (25.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 2 (25.00%) C++
5 2 (25.00%) Device Driver Development
6 1 (12.50%) Creative Problem-Solving
6 1 (12.50%) Multithreaded Programming
6 1 (12.50%) FlexRay
6 1 (12.50%) MISRA C
6 1 (12.50%) MISRA
6 1 (12.50%) Delphi
6 1 (12.50%) Java
6 1 (12.50%) OOA/OOD
6 1 (12.50%) OO
6 1 (12.50%) ISO 9001
6 1 (12.50%) Ethernet
6 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
6 1 (12.50%) Embedded C++
6 1 (12.50%) Intel
6 1 (12.50%) Assembly Language
6 1 (12.50%) Motorola
6 1 (12.50%) Firmware
6 1 (12.50%) VxWorks

Embedded Linux
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 3 (37.50%) Internet
1 3 (37.50%) Wi-Fi
1 3 (37.50%) Wireless
2 1 (12.50%) Ethernet
2 1 (12.50%) FlexRay
2 1 (12.50%) SSH
2 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
1 1 (12.50%) Subversion
General
1 1 (12.50%) Games
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Linux Engineer
1 6 (75.00%) Software Engineer
2 4 (50.00%) Embedded Engineer
3 3 (37.50%) Embedded Linux Engineer
3 3 (37.50%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 2 (25.00%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
5 1 (12.50%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
5 1 (12.50%) Senior Software Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Device Driver
1 3 (37.50%) Internet of Things
2 2 (25.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Linux
2 1 (12.50%) ThreadX
2 1 (12.50%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (25.00%) Device Driver Development
3 1 (12.50%) Creative Problem-Solving
3 1 (12.50%) Multithreaded Programming
3 1 (12.50%) Multithreading
3 1 (12.50%) OO
3 1 (12.50%) OOA/OOD
3 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) C
2 3 (37.50%) Embedded C
3 2 (25.00%) C++
4 1 (12.50%) Assembly Language
4 1 (12.50%) Delphi
4 1 (12.50%) Embedded C++
4 1 (12.50%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) ISO 9001
1 1 (12.50%) MISRA
1 1 (12.50%) MISRA C
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Intel
1 1 (12.50%) Motorola