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 3 months to 23 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 / South East
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 251 268 247
Rank change year-on-year +17 -21  
Contract jobs citing Embedded Linux 3 6 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.036% 0.062% 0.19%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.17% 0.25% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 10
Median daily rate £375 £388 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.22% +4.72%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £388 £350
% change year-on-year - +10.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +3.22%  
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 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 1766 2409 2484
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 21.44% 24.74% 24.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 988 1466 1259
Median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +4.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £190 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +6.20% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 136 171 236
Median hourly rate £14.75 £18.75 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.33% +13.63%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.43 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £47.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

Embedded Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 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 3 months to 23 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +12 2 - - 5
Surrey +2 1 £375 -
Embedded Linux
England

For the 6 months to 23 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 South East region with a requirement for Embedded Linux.

1 3 (100.00%) Linux
1 3 (100.00%) C
2 2 (66.67%) Device Driver Development
2 2 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 2 (66.67%) Device Driver
3 1 (33.33%) Games
3 1 (33.33%) ThreadX
3 1 (33.33%) C++
3 1 (33.33%) Delphi
3 1 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) OOA/OOD
3 1 (33.33%) OO
3 1 (33.33%) ISO 9001
3 1 (33.33%) Ethernet
3 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (33.33%) Embedded C
3 1 (33.33%) Intel
3 1 (33.33%) Assembly Language
3 1 (33.33%) Motorola
3 1 (33.33%) SSH
3 1 (33.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (33.33%) Multithreading
3 1 (33.33%) FlexRay
3 1 (33.33%) Creative Problem-Solving
3 1 (33.33%) Multithreaded Programming

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 1 (33.33%) Ethernet
1 1 (33.33%) FlexRay
1 1 (33.33%) SSH
1 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
General
1 1 (33.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Embedded Engineer
1 3 (100.00%) Embedded Linux Engineer
1 3 (100.00%) Linux Engineer
2 2 (66.67%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
2 2 (66.67%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 2 (66.67%) Software Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Device Driver
2 1 (33.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Device Driver Development
1 2 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Creative Problem-Solving
2 1 (33.33%) Multithreaded Programming
2 1 (33.33%) Multithreading
2 1 (33.33%) OO
2 1 (33.33%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C
2 1 (33.33%) Assembly Language
2 1 (33.33%) C++
2 1 (33.33%) Delphi
2 1 (33.33%) Embedded C
2 1 (33.33%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Intel
1 1 (33.33%) Motorola