The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 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
UK
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 567 604 596
Rank change year-on-year +37 -8  
Contract jobs citing Embedded Linux 35 39 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.075% 0.072% 0.077%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.36% 0.31% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 22
Median daily rate £350 £340 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +2.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £295 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £760 £453 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £625 £370 £325
% change year-on-year +68.91% +13.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 8
Median hourly rate £42.50 £39.00 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.97% +1.29%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £35.00 £36.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £38.25 £39.75
% change year-on-year +11.11% -3.77%  

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 with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 9748 12411 12460
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.82% 23.06% 22.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 6076 7825 7252
Median daily rate £405 £390 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.84% +9.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 551 650 988
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% -1.93%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year -6.06% +1.85%  

Embedded Linux
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

Embedded Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Embedded Linux in the UK

Embedded Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Embedded Linux over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Embedded Linux in the UK

Embedded Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Embedded Linux in the UK

Embedded Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Embedded Linux over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Embedded Linux in the UK

Embedded Linux
Top 24 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 23 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
England +25 32 £375 +10.29% 22
London +7 12 £350 +2.94% 2
East of England -6 5 £1,000 +300.00% 7
South West +7 4 - - 3
South East +6 4 - - 6
Cambridgeshire +5 4 £1,000 - 7
East Midlands -4 4 - - 1
Gloucestershire - 4 - -
Tewkesbury - 4 - -
Hampshire +13 3 - - 5
Cambridge +8 3 - - 7
Northamptonshire +2 3 - - 1
Northampton - 3 - - 1
Edinburgh - 3 £250 - 2
Scotland - 3 £250 - 5
Tadley - 2 - -
West Yorkshire - 2 - -
Yorkshire - 2 - -
North East - 1 - -
Peterborough - 1 £1,000 -
Wakefield - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 - -

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

1 57 (100.00%) Linux
2 38 (66.67%) C
3 34 (59.65%) C++
4 30 (52.63%) Software Engineering
5 17 (29.82%) Embedded C
6 15 (26.32%) Python
7 11 (19.30%) Wi-Fi
7 11 (19.30%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 10 (17.54%) Android
8 10 (17.54%) Git (software)
9 9 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (15.79%) OO
9 9 (15.79%) Embedded C++
9 9 (15.79%) Java
9 9 (15.79%) SDLC
10 8 (14.04%) Device Driver
10 8 (14.04%) ZigBee
11 7 (12.28%) TCP/IP
12 6 (10.53%) Electronics
12 6 (10.53%) STB
12 6 (10.53%) XMPP
12 6 (10.53%) MQTT
13 5 (8.77%) Yocto
13 5 (8.77%) Firmware
13 5 (8.77%) Middleware
13 5 (8.77%) Wireless
13 5 (8.77%) OOD
13 5 (8.77%) .NET
13 5 (8.77%) C#
13 5 (8.77%) Windows

Embedded Linux
Co-occurring IT Skills 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (3.51%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.51%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (3.51%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (3.51%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 11 (19.30%) Wi-Fi
2 8 (14.04%) ZigBee
3 7 (12.28%) TCP/IP
4 6 (10.53%) MQTT
5 5 (8.77%) Wireless
6 4 (7.02%) Bluetooth
7 3 (5.26%) RS-232
8 2 (3.51%) DVB
8 2 (3.51%) Ethernet
9 1 (1.75%) 3G
9 1 (1.75%) 802.15
9 1 (1.75%) DAB
9 1 (1.75%) FTP
9 1 (1.75%) HTTP
9 1 (1.75%) Internet
9 1 (1.75%) OpenVPN
9 1 (1.75%) SSH
9 1 (1.75%) SSL
9 1 (1.75%) UPnP
9 1 (1.75%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.51%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 2 (3.51%) Amazon Redshift
1 2 (3.51%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (3.51%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.75%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.75%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.75%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 10 (17.54%) Git (software)
2 5 (8.77%) Visual Studio
3 3 (5.26%) Android Studio
3 3 (5.26%) Eclipse
3 3 (5.26%) JIRA
4 1 (1.75%) GDB
4 1 (1.75%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.75%) LabVIEW
4 1 (1.75%) Subversion
General
1 6 (10.53%) Electronics
2 1 (1.75%) Automotive
2 1 (1.75%) Games
2 1 (1.75%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (54.39%) Embedded Engineer
2 27 (47.37%) Linux Engineer
3 26 (45.61%) Software Engineer
4 22 (38.60%) Embedded Linux Engineer
5 18 (31.58%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 13 (22.81%) Developer
7 11 (19.30%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
8 9 (15.79%) Embedded Developer
9 6 (10.53%) C++ Software Engineer
9 6 (10.53%) Software Developer
10 5 (8.77%) Electronics Engineer
10 5 (8.77%) Embedded Software Developer
10 5 (8.77%) Linux Developer
11 4 (7.02%) Firmware Engineer
11 4 (7.02%) Kernel Engineer
12 3 (5.26%) C Software Engineer
12 3 (5.26%) Embedded C Engineer
12 3 (5.26%) Embedded C Software Engineer
13 2 (3.51%) Security Engineer
13 2 (3.51%) Systems Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.53%) XMPP
2 5 (8.77%) .NET
2 5 (8.77%) Middleware
2 5 (8.77%) Yocto
3 3 (5.26%) STL
4 1 (1.75%) .NET Compact Framework
4 1 (1.75%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.75%) 802.1X
4 1 (1.75%) JSON
4 1 (1.75%) Qt
4 1 (1.75%) WCF
4 1 (1.75%) Web Services
4 1 (1.75%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (19.30%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 8 (14.04%) Device Driver
3 6 (10.53%) STB
4 4 (7.02%) Embedded Systems
4 4 (7.02%) Mobile App
5 2 (3.51%) MPEG
6 1 (1.75%) CCTV
6 1 (1.75%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.75%) Fintech
6 1 (1.75%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.75%) Internet of Things
6 1 (1.75%) Over-the-Top Content
6 1 (1.75%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 57 (100.00%) Linux
2 10 (17.54%) Android
3 5 (8.77%) Windows
4 3 (5.26%) Apple iOS
5 2 (3.51%) Windows Embedded Compact
5 2 (3.51%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.75%) OpenWrt
6 1 (1.75%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (52.63%) Software Engineering
2 9 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (15.79%) OO
2 9 (15.79%) SDLC
3 5 (8.77%) OOD
4 4 (7.02%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (7.02%) Cybersecurity
4 4 (7.02%) Multithreading
4 4 (7.02%) UML
5 3 (5.26%) Open Source
5 3 (5.26%) Project Management
5 3 (5.26%) TDD
5 3 (5.26%) Test Automation
5 3 (5.26%) Test Strategy
5 3 (5.26%) Waterfall
6 2 (3.51%) Android Development
6 2 (3.51%) Configuration Management
6 2 (3.51%) iOS Development
6 2 (3.51%) Mobile Application Development
6 2 (3.51%) Multithreaded Programming
Programming Languages
1 38 (66.67%) C
2 34 (59.65%) C++
3 17 (29.82%) Embedded C
4 15 (26.32%) Python
5 9 (15.79%) Embedded C++
5 9 (15.79%) Java
6 5 (8.77%) C#
7 4 (7.02%) Bash Shell
7 4 (7.02%) SQL
8 3 (5.26%) JavaScript
9 2 (3.51%) Assembly Language
9 2 (3.51%) Lua
10 1 (1.75%) Delphi
10 1 (1.75%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (5.26%) Degree
1 3 (5.26%) SC Cleared
1 3 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.75%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (8.77%) Firmware
2 1 (1.75%) BusyBox
Vendors
1 2 (3.51%) Assembla
1 2 (3.51%) QNX
2 1 (1.75%) Intel
2 1 (1.75%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.75%) Motorola
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