Period
to 18 May 2021

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 18 May 2021 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
18 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 653 596 799
Rank change year-on-year -57 +203 +57
Contract jobs citing Embedded Linux 42 50 64
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.073% 0.10% 0.070%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.47% 0.50% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 28 27
10th Percentile £313 £329 £263
25th Percentile £363 £440 £275
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £394 £475 £375
Median % change year-on-year -17.11% +26.67% +7.14%
75th Percentile £437 £506 £413
90th Percentile £571 £564 £453
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £475 £363
% change year-on-year -21.05% +31.03% +17.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 18 25
10th Percentile £38.00 £44.18 £41.25
25th Percentile £42.00 £45.88 £42.50
Median hourly rate £45.00 £50.00 £47.50
Median % change year-on-year -10.00% +5.26% +14.46%
75th Percentile £48.63 £53.75 £51.75
90th Percentile £55.00 £59.38 £53.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £49.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year -8.16% +3.16% +16.56%

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 8,975 9,908 18,489
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.66% 20.04% 20.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,908 6,416 11,966
10th Percentile £185 £143 £156
25th Percentile £338 £263 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £425 £430
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% -1.16% +1.18%
75th Percentile £549 £525 £538
90th Percentile £638 £613 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 449 751 1,068
10th Percentile £11.95 £11.63 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.68 £13.82 £12.89
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.75
Median % change year-on-year - +4.48% -0.06%
75th Percentile £43.75 £23.50 £29.31
90th Percentile £58.71 £47.83 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.86
% change year-on-year -2.94% +7.22% +2.29%

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 18 May 2021.

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 18 May 2021.

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 18 May 2021. 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 -22 40 £388 -18.42% 60
UK excluding London +35 31 £375 -21.05% 58
Work from Home -250 14 £400 - 9
South West +54 11 £399 - 8
South East +29 10 £325 -7.14% 9
North of England +36 7 £325 -1.89% 16
Yorkshire +31 7 £325 -1.89% 8
London -39 7 £403 -2.42% 7
Midlands - 2 - - 11
East of England +2 1 - - 8
West Midlands - 1 - - 5
East Midlands - 1 - - 6

For the 6 months to 18 May 2021, 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 42 (100.00%) Linux
2 32 (76.19%) C
3 30 (71.43%) Software Engineering
4 26 (61.90%) C++
5 14 (33.33%) Python
5 14 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (30.95%) Wi-Fi
7 10 (23.81%) Law
8 9 (21.43%) Android
8 9 (21.43%) Embedded Software Development
9 8 (19.05%) Scrum
9 8 (19.05%) Electronics
9 8 (19.05%) Bluetooth
10 7 (16.67%) TCP/IP
10 7 (16.67%) HTML
10 7 (16.67%) Wireless
10 7 (16.67%) Git (software)
10 7 (16.67%) ZigBee
10 7 (16.67%) JIRA
10 7 (16.67%) Docker
11 6 (14.29%) User Experience
11 6 (14.29%) Go
11 6 (14.29%) Java
11 6 (14.29%) Embedded C
12 5 (11.90%) Ethernet
12 5 (11.90%) MPEG
12 5 (11.90%) OO
12 5 (11.90%) Device Driver
12 5 (11.90%) Telecoms
12 5 (11.90%) Confluence

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 5 (11.90%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.14%) Azure
2 1 (2.38%) AWS
2 1 (2.38%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 13 (30.95%) Wi-Fi
2 8 (19.05%) Bluetooth
3 7 (16.67%) TCP/IP
3 7 (16.67%) Wireless
3 7 (16.67%) ZigBee
4 5 (11.90%) Ethernet
4 5 (11.90%) MQTT
5 3 (7.14%) DVB
5 3 (7.14%) HTTP
5 3 (7.14%) SNMP
5 3 (7.14%) UPnP
6 2 (4.76%) 3G
6 2 (4.76%) 4G
6 2 (4.76%) DECT
6 2 (4.76%) DHCP
6 2 (4.76%) DLNA
6 2 (4.76%) DNS
6 2 (4.76%) Internet
7 1 (2.38%) LAN
7 1 (2.38%) VPN
Development Applications
1 7 (16.67%) Git (software)
1 7 (16.67%) JIRA
2 5 (11.90%) TestRail
3 4 (9.52%) GDB
4 2 (4.76%) Android Studio
4 2 (4.76%) GCC
4 2 (4.76%) GoogleTest
4 2 (4.76%) Jenkins
4 2 (4.76%) JUnit
4 2 (4.76%) Mockito
4 2 (4.76%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (2.38%) Arsenale Dataplane
5 1 (2.38%) Eclipse
5 1 (2.38%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (23.81%) Law
2 8 (19.05%) Electronics
3 5 (11.90%) Social Skills
3 5 (11.90%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.38%) Aerospace
4 1 (2.38%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 26 (61.90%) Software Engineer
2 21 (50.00%) Embedded Engineer
3 20 (47.62%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 8 (19.05%) Developer
5 5 (11.90%) C++ Software Engineer
6 4 (9.52%) Linux Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) Embedded Linux Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) Python Developer
7 3 (7.14%) Tester
8 2 (4.76%) C Developer
8 2 (4.76%) C/C++ Developer
8 2 (4.76%) C++ Developer
8 2 (4.76%) Embedded C++ Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) Embedded Developer
8 2 (4.76%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) Linux Developer
8 2 (4.76%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) Senior Software Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (16.67%) HTML
2 4 (9.52%) Qt
2 4 (9.52%) Yocto
3 3 (7.14%) AngularJS
3 3 (7.14%) Middleware
4 2 (4.76%) HTML5
4 2 (4.76%) JNI
4 2 (4.76%) QML
4 2 (4.76%) React
4 2 (4.76%) STL
4 2 (4.76%) XML
5 1 (2.38%) CSS
5 1 (2.38%) Flash
5 1 (2.38%) JSON
5 1 (2.38%) REST
5 1 (2.38%) RESTful
5 1 (2.38%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.29%) User Experience
2 5 (11.90%) Device Driver
2 5 (11.90%) MPEG
3 4 (9.52%) Embedded Systems
4 3 (7.14%) Algorithms
4 3 (7.14%) Linux Command Line
4 3 (7.14%) Raspberry Pi
5 2 (4.76%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 2 (4.76%) VHDL
6 1 (2.38%) Analogue Electronics
6 1 (2.38%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (2.38%) Smart Home
6 1 (2.38%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 42 (100.00%) Linux
2 9 (21.43%) Android
3 1 (2.38%) Alpine Linux
3 1 (2.38%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.38%) Debian
3 1 (2.38%) FreeRTOS
3 1 (2.38%) OpenWrt
3 1 (2.38%) Ubuntu
3 1 (2.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (71.43%) Software Engineering
2 14 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (21.43%) Embedded Software Development
4 8 (19.05%) Scrum
5 5 (11.90%) Edge Computing
5 5 (11.90%) OO
6 4 (9.52%) Microservices
6 4 (9.52%) Multithreading
6 4 (9.52%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (9.52%) Prototyping
6 4 (9.52%) Software Testing
6 4 (9.52%) UML
7 3 (7.14%) Android Development
7 3 (7.14%) OWASP
7 3 (7.14%) Rapid Prototyping
7 3 (7.14%) Requirements Gathering
7 3 (7.14%) Scaled Agile Framework
7 3 (7.14%) Secure Coding
7 3 (7.14%) TDD
7 3 (7.14%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 32 (76.19%) C
2 26 (61.90%) C++
3 14 (33.33%) Python
4 6 (14.29%) Embedded C
4 6 (14.29%) Go
4 6 (14.29%) Java
5 4 (9.52%) Embedded C++
6 2 (4.76%) C#
6 2 (4.76%) JavaScript
6 2 (4.76%) Rust
7 1 (2.38%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.38%) Kotlin
7 1 (2.38%) SQL
7 1 (2.38%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 2 (4.76%) SC Cleared
1 2 (4.76%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.38%) CCNA
2 1 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.38%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (2.38%) Degree
System Software
1 7 (16.67%) Docker
2 2 (4.76%) Firmware
3 1 (2.38%) iptables
3 1 (2.38%) KVM
3 1 (2.38%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (4.76%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 5 (11.90%) Atlassian
2 2 (4.76%) Google
3 1 (2.38%) EMC
3 1 (2.38%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.38%) QNX