Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 801 831 791
Rank change year-on-year +30 -40 +18
Contract jobs citing Embedded Linux 76 50 97
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.074% 0.048% 0.085%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.35% 0.22% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 18 40
UK median daily rate £344 £340 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.10% -13.65% -7.35%
10th Percentile £257 £309 £300
90th Percentile £738 £475 £526
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £325 £310
% change year-on-year +15.38% +4.84% -27.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 17 31
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +13.33% -11.76%
10th Percentile £34.75 £36.25 £31.25
90th Percentile £51.63 £47.10 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00% -11.76%

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 21623 22568 24329
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.97% 21.55% 21.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 13749 14223 14346
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £170 £200 £185
90th Percentile £600 £575 £557
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year +1.35% +2.78% +8.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1302 1300 1945
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.28 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.53% -1.36% +4.76%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.62 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £43.75 £42.46
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.26 £16.16
% change year-on-year +8.13% -5.57% +4.26%

Embedded Linux
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 21 November 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 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Embedded Linux in the UK

Embedded Linux
Top 12 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 21 November 2017. 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 +43 72 £375 +10.29% 28
UK excluding London +37 53 £375 +15.38% 30
London -10 20 £288 -15.44% 1
South East +14 19 £375 +15.38% 9
East of England +5 19 £656 +118.75% 6
Midlands +16 6 - -
East Midlands +4 5 - -
South West -8 4 £400 +17.65% 7
Scotland -5 3 £250 - 3
North of England +51 2 - - 5
Yorkshire +24 2 - - 1
West Midlands +13 1 - -

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 76 (100.00%) Linux
2 49 (64.47%) C
2 49 (64.47%) Software Engineering
3 48 (63.16%) C++
4 28 (36.84%) Embedded C
5 22 (28.95%) Wi-Fi
6 19 (25.00%) Wireless
7 18 (23.68%) Electronics
7 18 (23.68%) Python
8 17 (22.37%) Device Driver
9 14 (18.42%) Device Driver Development
10 12 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
10 12 (15.79%) Embedded C++
11 11 (14.47%) TCP/IP
11 11 (14.47%) Degree
12 10 (13.16%) Qt
13 9 (11.84%) Computer Science
13 9 (11.84%) ZigBee
13 9 (11.84%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
13 9 (11.84%) Embedded Systems
14 8 (10.53%) Android
15 7 (9.21%) Git (software)
15 7 (9.21%) Infotainment
15 7 (9.21%) Bluetooth
16 6 (7.89%) XMPP
16 6 (7.89%) MQTT
16 6 (7.89%) R
16 6 (7.89%) Requirements Analysis
16 6 (7.89%) Z-Wave
17 5 (6.58%) SDLC

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:

Communications & Networking
1 22 (28.95%) Wi-Fi
2 19 (25.00%) Wireless
3 11 (14.47%) TCP/IP
4 9 (11.84%) ZigBee
5 7 (9.21%) Bluetooth
6 6 (7.89%) MQTT
6 6 (7.89%) Z-Wave
7 4 (5.26%) Internet
8 2 (2.63%) Ethernet
9 1 (1.32%) DVB
9 1 (1.32%) HbbTV
9 1 (1.32%) LTE
9 1 (1.32%) Skype
Development Applications
1 7 (9.21%) Git (software)
2 4 (5.26%) JIRA
3 3 (3.95%) CMake
4 2 (2.63%) Bitbucket
4 2 (2.63%) Buildbot
4 2 (2.63%) GDB
4 2 (2.63%) git-flow
4 2 (2.63%) JIRA Agile
4 2 (2.63%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.32%) Android Studio
5 1 (1.32%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.32%) Subversion
General
1 18 (23.68%) Electronics
2 3 (3.95%) Automotive
2 3 (3.95%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 42 (55.26%) Embedded Engineer
1 42 (55.26%) Software Engineer
2 34 (44.74%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 32 (42.11%) Linux Engineer
4 26 (34.21%) Embedded Linux Engineer
5 20 (26.32%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
6 16 (21.05%) Developer
7 14 (18.42%) C++ Software Engineer
8 12 (15.79%) Embedded C++ Engineer
8 12 (15.79%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
9 10 (13.16%) C Software Engineer
9 10 (13.16%) Embedded C Engineer
9 10 (13.16%) Embedded C Software Engineer
10 8 (10.53%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
10 8 (10.53%) C/C++ Software Engineer
10 8 (10.53%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
10 8 (10.53%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
11 7 (9.21%) Embedded Developer
11 7 (9.21%) Linux Developer
12 4 (5.26%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (13.16%) Qt
2 6 (7.89%) XMPP
3 3 (3.95%) Middleware
3 3 (3.95%) OpenGL
3 3 (3.95%) QML
3 3 (3.95%) Qt Quick
4 2 (2.63%) gRPC
4 2 (2.63%) NumPy
4 2 (2.63%) SciPy
4 2 (2.63%) Yocto
5 1 (1.32%) .NET
5 1 (1.32%) GStreamer
5 1 (1.32%) OpenGL ES
5 1 (1.32%) Pandas
Miscellaneous
1 17 (22.37%) Device Driver
2 9 (11.84%) Computer Science
2 9 (11.84%) Embedded Systems
3 7 (9.21%) Infotainment
4 4 (5.26%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 4 (5.26%) Internet of Things
5 2 (2.63%) PKI
6 1 (1.32%) 3D Graphics
6 1 (1.32%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.32%) CCTV
6 1 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.32%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.32%) IPTV
6 1 (1.32%) Raspberry Pi
6 1 (1.32%) Robotics
6 1 (1.32%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.32%) STB
Operating Systems
1 76 (100.00%) Linux
2 8 (10.53%) Android
3 3 (3.95%) Unix
4 2 (2.63%) VMS
5 1 (1.32%) VxWorks
5 1 (1.32%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (64.47%) Software Engineering
2 14 (18.42%) Device Driver Development
3 12 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (7.89%) Requirements Analysis
5 5 (6.58%) SDLC
6 4 (5.26%) Coaching
6 4 (5.26%) Scrum
6 4 (5.26%) TDD
7 3 (3.95%) Linux Kernel Development
7 3 (3.95%) Unit Testing
8 2 (2.63%) Test Automation
9 1 (1.32%) Android Development
9 1 (1.32%) API Testing
9 1 (1.32%) Cybersecurity
9 1 (1.32%) Embedded Software Development
9 1 (1.32%) Image Processing
9 1 (1.32%) Open Source
9 1 (1.32%) Project Management
9 1 (1.32%) Systems Analysis
9 1 (1.32%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 49 (64.47%) C
2 48 (63.16%) C++
3 28 (36.84%) Embedded C
4 18 (23.68%) Python
5 12 (15.79%) Embedded C++
6 6 (7.89%) R
7 5 (6.58%) Java
8 2 (2.63%) SQL
9 1 (1.32%) C#
9 1 (1.32%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.32%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 11 (14.47%) Degree
2 2 (2.63%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.26%) MISRA
1 4 (5.26%) MISRA C
2 1 (1.32%) OIPF
System Software
1 9 (11.84%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
2 5 (6.58%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (1.32%) Microsoft