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 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Embedded Linux
UK
Rank 587 615 583
Rank change year-on-year +28 -32  
Contract jobs citing Embedded Linux 22 26 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.049% 0.049% 0.075%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.24% 0.23% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 11
Median daily rate £388 £340 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.13% -9.46%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £403 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £390
% change year-on-year -3.22% -0.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 12
Median hourly rate £42.50 £44.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.40% +10.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £32.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £46.43 £47.25
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 with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 9269 11457 11583
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.72% 21.53% 21.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 5907 7099 6585
Median daily rate £410 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.89% +1.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £190 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +7.58% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 573 681 957
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.92 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.86% +9.16%  

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 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 26 March 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 26 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
England +33 20 £388 +14.13% 17
London +32 4 £450 +50.00%
Yorkshire +19 4 £400 - 3
South West -1 4 - - 3
North West +28 2 - - 3
Gloucestershire +6 2 - -
East Midlands +2 2 - - 1
Northamptonshire -2 2 - -
East of England -3 2 £325 - 1
Somerset - 2 - -
Tewkesbury - 2 - -
Northampton - 2 - -
Leeds - 2 £400 - 1
West Yorkshire - 2 £400 - 1
South East +20 1 £375 -3.22% 6
Surrey +10 1 £375 -
Cambridgeshire +6 1 - - 1
Cambridge +4 1 - -
Worcester - 1 £300 -
Bath - 1 - -
Woking - 1 £375 -
Worcestershire - 1 £300 -
West Midlands - 1 £300 -
Essex - 1 £325 -

Embedded Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 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 with a requirement for Embedded Linux.

1 44 (100.00%) Linux
2 35 (79.55%) C++
3 31 (70.45%) C
4 25 (56.82%) Software Engineering
5 15 (34.09%) Android
6 14 (31.82%) Python
7 12 (27.27%) TCP/IP
8 11 (25.00%) Windows
9 10 (22.73%) Java
10 9 (20.45%) Embedded C++
11 8 (18.18%) Visual Studio
12 7 (15.91%) Git (software)
12 7 (15.91%) SQL
12 7 (15.91%) OO
12 7 (15.91%) Embedded C
13 6 (13.64%) .NET
13 6 (13.64%) JavaScript
13 6 (13.64%) C#
13 6 (13.64%) Wi-Fi
13 6 (13.64%) Mobile App
14 5 (11.36%) Android Studio
14 5 (11.36%) Embedded Systems
14 5 (11.36%) STB
14 5 (11.36%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 5 (11.36%) Multithreading
14 5 (11.36%) JIRA
14 5 (11.36%) Lua
14 5 (11.36%) Electronics
14 5 (11.36%) Project Management
14 5 (11.36%) Eclipse

Embedded Linux
Top Related 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 4 (9.09%) IIS
2 1 (2.27%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (2.27%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (9.09%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (9.09%) Amazon S3
2 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (27.27%) TCP/IP
2 6 (13.64%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (9.09%) Wireless
3 4 (9.09%) ZigBee
4 3 (6.82%) RS-232
5 2 (4.55%) Bluetooth
6 1 (2.27%) 3G
6 1 (2.27%) 802.15
6 1 (2.27%) AMQP
6 1 (2.27%) DAB
6 1 (2.27%) DLNA
6 1 (2.27%) Ethernet
6 1 (2.27%) FTP
6 1 (2.27%) HTTP
6 1 (2.27%) Modbus
6 1 (2.27%) OpenVPN
6 1 (2.27%) RS-485
6 1 (2.27%) SSL
6 1 (2.27%) UPnP
6 1 (2.27%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.09%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 4 (9.09%) Amazon Redshift
1 4 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
1 4 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.55%) SQLite
3 1 (2.27%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.27%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (18.18%) Visual Studio
2 7 (15.91%) Git (software)
3 5 (11.36%) Android Studio
3 5 (11.36%) Eclipse
3 5 (11.36%) JIRA
4 1 (2.27%) GoogleTest
4 1 (2.27%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.27%) JUnit
4 1 (2.27%) LabVIEW
4 1 (2.27%) Mockito
4 1 (2.27%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (2.27%) Subversion
General
1 5 (11.36%) Electronics
2 1 (2.27%) Aerospace
2 1 (2.27%) Automotive
2 1 (2.27%) Games
2 1 (2.27%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.27%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 22 (50.00%) Embedded Engineer
2 21 (47.73%) Software Engineer
3 14 (31.82%) Linux Engineer
4 13 (29.55%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 12 (27.27%) Embedded Linux Engineer
6 10 (22.73%) Developer
7 8 (18.18%) C++ Software Engineer
8 7 (15.91%) Embedded C Engineer
9 6 (13.64%) C Software Engineer
9 6 (13.64%) Embedded C Software Engineer
9 6 (13.64%) Embedded C++ Engineer
9 6 (13.64%) Embedded Developer
10 5 (11.36%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
10 5 (11.36%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
10 5 (11.36%) Software Developer
11 4 (9.09%) Architect
11 4 (9.09%) Electronics Engineer
11 4 (9.09%) Senior Architect
11 4 (9.09%) Senior Systems Architect
11 4 (9.09%) Systems Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.64%) .NET
2 4 (9.09%) Middleware
3 2 (4.55%) JSON
3 2 (4.55%) Qt
3 2 (4.55%) Web Services
3 2 (4.55%) Yocto
4 1 (2.27%) .NET Compact Framework
4 1 (2.27%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.27%) 802.1X
4 1 (2.27%) PowerMock
4 1 (2.27%) WCF
4 1 (2.27%) XML
4 1 (2.27%) XMPP
4 1 (2.27%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.64%) Mobile App
2 5 (11.36%) Embedded Systems
2 5 (11.36%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 5 (11.36%) STB
3 3 (6.82%) Device Driver
4 2 (4.55%) MPEG
5 1 (2.27%) Algorithms
5 1 (2.27%) BeagleBone
5 1 (2.27%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.27%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.27%) Digital TV
5 1 (2.27%) Fintech
5 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.27%) Smart Meter
5 1 (2.27%) Verilog
5 1 (2.27%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 44 (100.00%) Linux
2 15 (34.09%) Android
3 11 (25.00%) Windows
4 4 (9.09%) Apple iOS
4 4 (9.09%) Windows Embedded Compact
4 4 (9.09%) Windows Server
5 2 (4.55%) OpenWrt
6 1 (2.27%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (56.82%) Software Engineering
2 7 (15.91%) OO
3 5 (11.36%) Multithreading
3 5 (11.36%) Project Management
4 4 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (9.09%) Android Development
4 4 (9.09%) iOS Development
4 4 (9.09%) Mobile Application Development
4 4 (9.09%) SDLC
5 3 (6.82%) Multithreaded Programming
5 3 (6.82%) Test Strategy
6 2 (4.55%) Configuration Management
6 2 (4.55%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (4.55%) Cross-Platform Development
6 2 (4.55%) Cryptography
6 2 (4.55%) Scrum
7 1 (2.27%) OOA/OOD
7 1 (2.27%) OOD
7 1 (2.27%) OOP
7 1 (2.27%) UML
Programming Languages
1 35 (79.55%) C++
2 31 (70.45%) C
3 14 (31.82%) Python
4 10 (22.73%) Java
5 9 (20.45%) Embedded C++
6 7 (15.91%) Embedded C
6 7 (15.91%) SQL
7 6 (13.64%) C#
7 6 (13.64%) JavaScript
8 5 (11.36%) Lua
9 3 (6.82%) Bash Shell
10 2 (4.55%) Assembly Language
11 1 (2.27%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (2.27%) Degree
1 1 (2.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) ISO 9001
1 1 (2.27%) SDET
System Software
1 3 (6.82%) Firmware
2 2 (4.55%) BusyBox
Systems Management
1 1 (2.27%) SELinux
Vendors
1 2 (4.55%) Assembla
1 2 (4.55%) Microsoft
1 2 (4.55%) QNX
2 1 (2.27%) Altera
2 1 (2.27%) Google
2 1 (2.27%) Intel
2 1 (2.27%) Motorola
2 1 (2.27%) Xilinx
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