The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South 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 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Embedded Linux
England / South West
Rank 129 127 140
Rank change year-on-year -2 +13  
Contract jobs citing Embedded Linux 4 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.16% 0.28% 0.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.88% 1.23% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £390
% change year-on-year -3.22% -0.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 £44.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.40% -  
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 South West with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 452 652 586
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 17.66% 22.73% 18.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 389 291
Median daily rate £350 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £160 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £551 £473 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £335
% change year-on-year +6.89% +8.20%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 73 80
Median hourly rate £16.38 £19.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.93% +13.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.72 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.75 £46.27 £37.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.15 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -8.18% +6.45%  

Embedded Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Embedded Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Embedded Linux in the South West

Embedded Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Embedded Linux in the South West

Embedded Linux
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 23 March 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
Gloucestershire +2 2 - -
Somerset - 2 - -
Embedded Linux
England

Embedded Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

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

1 11 (100.00%) Linux
2 10 (90.91%) C++
3 7 (63.64%) Software Engineering
3 7 (63.64%) Embedded C++
4 5 (45.45%) TCP/IP
4 5 (45.45%) C
4 5 (45.45%) Lua
5 3 (27.27%) Python
6 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (18.18%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 2 (18.18%) OO
6 2 (18.18%) BusyBox
6 2 (18.18%) OpenWrt
7 1 (9.09%) Bash Shell
7 1 (9.09%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (9.09%) Test Strategy
7 1 (9.09%) Analytics
7 1 (9.09%) SELinux
7 1 (9.09%) Algorithms
7 1 (9.09%) RS-232
7 1 (9.09%) Unit Testing
7 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (9.09%) Multithreading
7 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
7 1 (9.09%) Information Assurance
7 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
7 1 (9.09%) AMQP
7 1 (9.09%) Image Processing
7 1 (9.09%) Altera
7 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure

Embedded Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the South 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (45.45%) TCP/IP
2 1 (9.09%) AMQP
2 1 (9.09%) RS-232
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
1 1 (9.09%) Rational DOORS
General
1 1 (9.09%) Aerospace
1 1 (9.09%) Electronics
1 1 (9.09%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Embedded Engineer
2 7 (63.64%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 7 (63.64%) Software Engineer
3 3 (27.27%) C++ Software Engineer
3 3 (27.27%) Embedded C++ Engineer
3 3 (27.27%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) C Software Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Design Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Embedded C Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Embedded C Software Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) FPGA Design Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) FPGA Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (9.09%) Algorithms
2 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
2 1 (9.09%) Device Driver
2 1 (9.09%) Digital TV
2 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
2 1 (9.09%) STB
2 1 (9.09%) Verilog
2 1 (9.09%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) Linux
2 2 (18.18%) OpenWrt
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Software Engineering
2 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (18.18%) OO
3 1 (9.09%) Analytics
3 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (9.09%) Cryptography
3 1 (9.09%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (9.09%) FPGA Design
3 1 (9.09%) Image Processing
3 1 (9.09%) Information Assurance
3 1 (9.09%) Multithreading
3 1 (9.09%) SysML
3 1 (9.09%) TDD
3 1 (9.09%) Test Strategy
3 1 (9.09%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (90.91%) C++
2 7 (63.64%) Embedded C++
3 5 (45.45%) C
3 5 (45.45%) Lua
4 3 (27.27%) Python
5 1 (9.09%) Bash Shell
5 1 (9.09%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
1 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) BusyBox
2 1 (9.09%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) SELinux
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Altera
1 1 (9.09%) EMC
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
1 1 (9.09%) Xilinx
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