Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for VxWorks skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VxWorks 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.

Wind River VxWorks
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 851 861 866
Rank change year-on-year +10 +5 -10
Contract jobs citing VxWorks 26 20 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.025% 0.019% 0.019%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.12% 0.089% 0.090%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 1
UK median daily rate £333 £155 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +113.98% -48.20% -6.25%
10th Percentile £200 £71 £288
90th Percentile £374 £244 £313
UK excluding London median daily rate £333 £155 £300
% change year-on-year +113.98% -48.20% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 10
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £46.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -13.04% +15.00%
10th Percentile £39.30 £35.50 £39.08
90th Percentile £50.49 £43.75 £50.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £46.00
% change year-on-year +12.50% -13.04% +15.00%

VxWorks 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%

VxWorks
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for VxWorks in the UK

VxWorks
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VxWorks in the UK

VxWorks
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VxWorks over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VxWorks in the UK

VxWorks
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VxWorks in the UK

VxWorks
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing VxWorks over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for VxWorks in the UK

VxWorks
Top 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VxWorks 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
UK excluding London +24 25 £333 +113.98% 1
England +21 24 £333 +113.98% 4
Midlands +15 8 £100 -61.54%
East of England -3 7 £360 +608.94%
West Midlands +16 6 £100 -61.54%
South East +5 6 - - 1
South West - 2 £300 -
East Midlands 0 1 - -
North West - 1 £315 -
Scotland - 1 - -
North of England - 1 £315 -

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VxWorks 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 VxWorks.

1 19 (73.08%) Software Engineering
2 18 (69.23%) C++
3 13 (50.00%) C
4 9 (34.62%) Embedded C
5 7 (26.92%) Linux
5 7 (26.92%) Rational DOORS
6 6 (23.08%) VectorCAST
6 6 (23.08%) UML
6 6 (23.08%) Electronics
6 6 (23.08%) Manufacturing
7 5 (19.23%) Nucleus RTOS
7 5 (19.23%) DO-178B
7 5 (19.23%) Rational Rhapsody
8 4 (15.38%) SC Cleared
8 4 (15.38%) Security Cleared
8 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
8 4 (15.38%) Test Automation
8 4 (15.38%) Programme Management
8 4 (15.38%) Finance
8 4 (15.38%) Visual Studio
9 3 (11.54%) C#
9 3 (11.54%) OO
9 3 (11.54%) Ada
9 3 (11.54%) Aerospace
9 3 (11.54%) Automotive
9 3 (11.54%) TCP/IP
9 3 (11.54%) Validation
9 3 (11.54%) Requirements Engineering
9 3 (11.54%) MISRA
10 2 (7.69%) Bash Shell

VxWorks
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 1 (3.85%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (3.85%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.54%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.85%) Ethernet
2 1 (3.85%) Profibus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) DTS
Development Applications
1 7 (26.92%) Rational DOORS
2 6 (23.08%) VectorCAST
3 5 (19.23%) Rational Rhapsody
4 4 (15.38%) Visual Studio
5 2 (7.69%) LabVIEW
6 1 (3.85%) Git (software)
6 1 (3.85%) JIRA
6 1 (3.85%) Subversion
General
1 6 (23.08%) Electronics
1 6 (23.08%) Manufacturing
2 4 (15.38%) Finance
3 3 (11.54%) Aerospace
3 3 (11.54%) Automotive
4 1 (3.85%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 17 (65.38%) Software Engineer
2 11 (42.31%) Embedded Engineer
3 9 (34.62%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Ada Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Ada Software Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) C Software Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) C++ Software Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Embedded C Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Embedded C Software Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Embedded C++ Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Software Test Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Test Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) C++ Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Embedded Software Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Software Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Software Project Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) MFC
1 2 (7.69%) Middleware
2 1 (3.85%) .NET
2 1 (3.85%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.85%) Algorithms
1 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (3.85%) Device Driver
1 1 (3.85%) Home Automation
1 1 (3.85%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 7 (26.92%) Linux
2 5 (19.23%) Nucleus RTOS
3 2 (7.69%) Windows
4 1 (3.85%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (73.08%) Software Engineering
2 6 (23.08%) UML
3 4 (15.38%) Programme Management
3 4 (15.38%) Test Automation
4 3 (11.54%) OO
4 3 (11.54%) Requirements Engineering
4 3 (11.54%) Validation
5 2 (7.69%) Embedded Software Development
6 1 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (3.85%) Component Testing
6 1 (3.85%) Error Analysis
6 1 (3.85%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (3.85%) Mathematics
6 1 (3.85%) Project Management
6 1 (3.85%) Requirements Management
6 1 (3.85%) Scenario Testing
6 1 (3.85%) Scrum
6 1 (3.85%) SDLC
6 1 (3.85%) Signal Processing
6 1 (3.85%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 18 (69.23%) C++
2 13 (50.00%) C
3 9 (34.62%) Embedded C
4 3 (11.54%) Ada
4 3 (11.54%) C#
5 2 (7.69%) Bash Shell
5 2 (7.69%) Embedded C++
5 2 (7.69%) MATLAB
5 2 (7.69%) Python
6 1 (3.85%) Ada 83
6 1 (3.85%) Pascal
Qualifications
1 4 (15.38%) SC Cleared
1 4 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.69%) BC Cleared
2 2 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (19.23%) DO-178B
2 3 (11.54%) MISRA
3 2 (7.69%) MISRA C
4 1 (3.85%) IEC 61508
4 1 (3.85%) IEC 62304
System Software
1 2 (7.69%) Firmware
Vendors
1 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.85%) Green Hills
2 1 (3.85%) IBM
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle
2 1 (3.85%) QNX
2 1 (3.85%) SAP
2 1 (3.85%) Wind River