Period
to 28 March 2020

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 6 months to 28 March 2020 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
6 months to
28 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 637 804 839
Rank change year-on-year +167 +35 -37
Contract jobs citing Embedded Linux 68 77 63
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.080% 0.062%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.52% 0.39% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 34 9
Median daily rate £450 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% - -
10th Percentile £335 £266 £299
90th Percentile £553 £423 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +26.67% +3.45% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 28 34
Median hourly rate £49.50 £47.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.21% +11.76% -5.56%
10th Percentile £45.00 £41.25 £14.98
90th Percentile £56.25 £53.75 £77.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £46.25 £42.50
% change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82% -

Embedded Linux is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 13,022 19,916 21,135
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.64% 20.59% 20.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,002 12,525 13,498
Median daily rate £413 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% - +3.03%
10th Percentile £135 £158 £175
90th Percentile £606 £613 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -3.13% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,066 1,202 1,271
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.94% +3.03%
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.17 £11.17
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.98 £47.50
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.86
% change year-on-year +6.25% +0.88% -0.88%

Embedded Linux
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Embedded Linux as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Embedded Linux in the UK

Embedded Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Embedded Linux.

Daily rate trend for Embedded Linux in the UK

Embedded Linux
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Embedded Linux over the 6 months to 28 March 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Embedded Linux in the UK

Embedded Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Embedded Linux.

Hourly rate trend for Embedded Linux in the UK

Embedded Linux
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Embedded Linux over the 6 months to 28 March 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Embedded Linux in the UK

Embedded Linux
Top 13 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 6 months to 28 March 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +152 66 £450 +20.00% 47
UK excluding London +94 52 £475 +26.67% 43
East of England +48 28 £475 +58.33% 13
London +171 16 £413 -8.33% 6
South East +107 15 £350 -6.67% 23
North of England +46 4 £338 -3.57% 1
South West +12 3 - - 1
Yorkshire +42 2 £331 -13.11% 1
North West +36 1 £363 +11.54%
North East +21 1 - -
Work from Home +19 1 - - 2
Wales - 1 - - 1
Scotland - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 28 March 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Embedded Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Embedded Linux.

1 68 (100.00%) Linux
2 32 (47.06%) Software Engineering
3 29 (42.65%) C
4 26 (38.24%) C++
5 22 (32.35%) Wi-Fi
6 20 (29.41%) Embedded C
7 19 (27.94%) Ethernet
7 19 (27.94%) Software Architecture
8 18 (26.47%) LAN
8 18 (26.47%) Video\Live Streaming
9 17 (25.00%) Broadband
10 16 (23.53%) WAN
10 16 (23.53%) Device Driver
11 15 (22.06%) Agile Software Development
11 15 (22.06%) Service Delivery
12 14 (20.59%) Technical Leadership
13 13 (19.12%) VDSL
13 13 (19.12%) Migration
13 13 (19.12%) ADSL
13 13 (19.12%) Python
13 13 (19.12%) GPON
14 10 (14.71%) Embedded Systems
15 9 (13.24%) Yocto
15 9 (13.24%) Bash Shell
15 9 (13.24%) Embedded C++
15 9 (13.24%) Wireless
16 8 (11.76%) Electronics
16 8 (11.76%) Perl
16 8 (11.76%) Embedded Software Development
16 8 (11.76%) JIRA

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:

Cloud Services
1 7 (10.29%) AWS IoT
2 5 (7.35%) AWS
2 5 (7.35%) AWS Lambda
2 5 (7.35%) Serverless
3 2 (2.94%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 22 (32.35%) Wi-Fi
2 19 (27.94%) Ethernet
3 18 (26.47%) LAN
4 17 (25.00%) Broadband
5 16 (23.53%) WAN
6 13 (19.12%) ADSL
6 13 (19.12%) GPON
6 13 (19.12%) VDSL
7 9 (13.24%) Wireless
8 4 (5.88%) VoIP
9 3 (4.41%) 4G
9 3 (4.41%) 5G
9 3 (4.41%) DVB
9 3 (4.41%) TCP/IP
9 3 (4.41%) WLAN
10 2 (2.94%) 802.11
10 2 (2.94%) MQTT
10 2 (2.94%) PPP
10 2 (2.94%) xDSL
11 1 (1.47%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.94%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 8 (11.76%) JIRA
2 5 (7.35%) Git (software)
3 4 (5.88%) Redmine
4 2 (2.94%) CMake
4 2 (2.94%) Subversion
5 1 (1.47%) ClearCase
5 1 (1.47%) GDB
General
1 8 (11.76%) Electronics
2 7 (10.29%) Telecoms
3 6 (8.82%) Law
4 1 (1.47%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 29 (42.65%) Software Engineer
2 23 (33.82%) Embedded Engineer
3 20 (29.41%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 14 (20.59%) Developer
5 13 (19.12%) Technical Leader
6 10 (14.71%) Embedded Linux Engineer
6 10 (14.71%) Linux Engineer
7 7 (10.29%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
7 7 (10.29%) Python Developer
8 6 (8.82%) C++ Software Engineer
8 6 (8.82%) Embedded C Engineer
9 5 (7.35%) Architect
9 5 (7.35%) C Software Engineer
9 5 (7.35%) Embedded C Software Engineer
9 5 (7.35%) Software Architect
10 4 (5.88%) C++ Developer
10 4 (5.88%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
10 4 (5.88%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
10 4 (5.88%) Embedded C++ Engineer
10 4 (5.88%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (13.24%) Yocto
2 5 (7.35%) RESTful
3 4 (5.88%) JSON
3 4 (5.88%) XML
4 2 (2.94%) .NET
4 2 (2.94%) 802.1X
4 2 (2.94%) Django
4 2 (2.94%) Flask
4 2 (2.94%) Qt
4 2 (2.94%) REST
5 1 (1.47%) Middleware
5 1 (1.47%) OpenEmbedded
5 1 (1.47%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 18 (26.47%) Video\Live Streaming
2 16 (23.53%) Device Driver
3 10 (14.71%) Embedded Systems
4 4 (5.88%) Mobile App
5 3 (4.41%) CAN bus
5 3 (4.41%) Digital TV
5 3 (4.41%) Interactive TV
5 3 (4.41%) IPTV
5 3 (4.41%) Smart Home
6 2 (2.94%) Algorithms
6 2 (2.94%) BeagleBone
6 2 (2.94%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (2.94%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.47%) ASIC
7 1 (1.47%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (1.47%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.47%) Life Science
7 1 (1.47%) Media Streaming
7 1 (1.47%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 68 (100.00%) Linux
2 5 (7.35%) Android
3 3 (4.41%) Windows
4 1 (1.47%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (47.06%) Software Engineering
2 19 (27.94%) Software Architecture
3 15 (22.06%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (22.06%) Service Delivery
4 14 (20.59%) Technical Leadership
5 13 (19.12%) Migration
6 8 (11.76%) Embedded Software Development
7 7 (10.29%) Software Delivery
7 7 (10.29%) TDD
8 4 (5.88%) Artificial Intelligence
8 4 (5.88%) Device Driver Development
8 4 (5.88%) Open Source
8 4 (5.88%) UML
8 4 (5.88%) Workflow
9 3 (4.41%) Computer Science
9 3 (4.41%) Defect Tracking
9 3 (4.41%) DevOps
9 3 (4.41%) Mathematics
9 3 (4.41%) Physics
10 2 (2.94%) API Development
Programming Languages
1 29 (42.65%) C
2 26 (38.24%) C++
3 20 (29.41%) Embedded C
4 13 (19.12%) Python
5 9 (13.24%) Bash Shell
5 9 (13.24%) Embedded C++
6 8 (11.76%) Perl
7 2 (2.94%) C#
8 1 (1.47%) Java
8 1 (1.47%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (7.35%) Degree
2 3 (4.41%) PhD
3 1 (1.47%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.47%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.47%) IEC 61508
1 1 (1.47%) IEC 62304
1 1 (1.47%) MISRA
1 1 (1.47%) QA
System Software
1 5 (7.35%) Docker
2 2 (2.94%) BusyBox
2 2 (2.94%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (2.94%) Kubernetes
1 2 (2.94%) systemd
Vendors
1 1 (1.47%) Perforce