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 28 June 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 West
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 138 138 140
Rank change year-on-year 0 +2  
Contract jobs citing Embedded Linux 4 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.15% 0.067% 0.065%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.87% 0.32% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Median daily rate - £463 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +42.30%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £625 £370 £325
% change year-on-year +68.91% +13.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £39.75
% change year-on-year +13.33% -5.66%  

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 461 632 664
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 16.84% 21.09% 21.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 695 795 946
Median daily rate £365 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £171 £158 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £625 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £348
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 99 255
Median hourly rate £39.50 £15.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +163.33% -14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.16 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.75 £37.75 £28.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -8.82% +3.03%  

Embedded Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Embedded Linux in the South West

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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

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Embedded Linux in the South West

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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 28 June 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 - 4 - -
Embedded Linux
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 7 (100.00%) C++
1 7 (100.00%) Linux
1 7 (100.00%) Embedded C++
2 5 (71.43%) Python
3 4 (57.14%) OOD
3 4 (57.14%) C
3 4 (57.14%) OO
3 4 (57.14%) Device Driver
3 4 (57.14%) Software Engineering
3 4 (57.14%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 4 (57.14%) Embedded C
3 4 (57.14%) Cybersecurity
3 4 (57.14%) Yocto
4 3 (42.86%) SDLC
4 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (42.86%) SC Cleared
4 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
4 3 (42.86%) Git (software)
4 3 (42.86%) Open Source
4 3 (42.86%) Bash Shell
4 3 (42.86%) Waterfall
4 3 (42.86%) Test Strategy
4 3 (42.86%) UML
4 3 (42.86%) STL
5 1 (14.29%) BusyBox
5 1 (14.29%) OpenWrt
5 1 (14.29%) Lua
5 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP

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Co-occurring 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Embedded Engineer
1 4 (57.14%) Linux Engineer
1 4 (57.14%) Software Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Embedded Linux Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Kernel Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Kernel Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) Yocto
2 3 (42.86%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Device Driver
1 4 (57.14%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Linux
2 1 (14.29%) OpenWrt
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Cybersecurity
1 4 (57.14%) OO
1 4 (57.14%) OOD
1 4 (57.14%) Software Engineering
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (42.86%) Open Source
2 3 (42.86%) SDLC
2 3 (42.86%) Test Strategy
2 3 (42.86%) UML
2 3 (42.86%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) C++
1 7 (100.00%) Embedded C++
2 5 (71.43%) Python
3 4 (57.14%) C
3 4 (57.14%) Embedded C
4 3 (42.86%) Bash Shell
5 1 (14.29%) Lua
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) SC Cleared
1 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) BusyBox