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 3 months to 27 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.

Wind River VxWorks
UK
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 576 624 623
Rank change year-on-year +48 -1  
Contract jobs citing VxWorks 7 16 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.016% 0.030% 0.015%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.075% 0.14% 0.068%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 2
Median daily rate £325 £310 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.83% -15.64%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £310 £360
% change year-on-year +4.83% -13.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 2
Median hourly rate £41.25 £49.50 £45.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +8.79%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.25 £42.00 £43.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.25 £50.68 £47.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £49.50 £45.50
% change year-on-year -16.66% +8.79%  

VxWorks 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 9290 11459 11776
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.68% 21.53% 21.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 5914 7098 6682
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 576 684 975
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 £37.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.84 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.44% +8.64%  

VxWorks
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing VxWorks as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VxWorks in the UK

VxWorks
Top 10 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 3 months to 27 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 +40 7 £325 +4.83% 4
West Midlands +19 4 £325 -
Staffordshire - 4 £325 -
Stafford - 3 £325 -
North West +26 1 £370 +19.35%
East Midlands -5 1 - -
Northamptonshire -6 1 - -
East of England -6 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £370 -

VxWorks
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 8 (66.67%) C
2 6 (50.00%) C++
3 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (41.67%) Software Engineering
4 4 (33.33%) Subversion
4 4 (33.33%) JIRA
4 4 (33.33%) Embedded C
4 4 (33.33%) Python
5 3 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (25.00%) MATLAB
5 3 (25.00%) Simulink
5 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 3 (25.00%) Device Driver
6 2 (16.67%) Scrum
6 2 (16.67%) IGMP
6 2 (16.67%) QNX
6 2 (16.67%) Electronics
6 2 (16.67%) Pascal
6 2 (16.67%) UML
6 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
6 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (16.67%) C#
6 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
6 2 (16.67%) Visual Studio
6 2 (16.67%) Degree
6 2 (16.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (16.67%) Confluence
6 2 (16.67%) Process Improvement
6 2 (16.67%) Profibus
6 2 (16.67%) Risk Identification and Mitigation

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 2 (16.67%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Simulink
2 1 (8.33%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) IGMP
1 2 (16.67%) Profibus
1 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (8.33%) Ethernet
2 1 (8.33%) Firewall
2 1 (8.33%) ICMP
2 1 (8.33%) Modbus
2 1 (8.33%) OSPF
2 1 (8.33%) SNMP
2 1 (8.33%) VLAN
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) JIRA
1 4 (33.33%) Subversion
2 2 (16.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (16.67%) Rational Rhapsody
2 2 (16.67%) Visual Studio
3 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (8.33%) SonarQube
General
1 2 (16.67%) Electronics
2 1 (8.33%) Aerospace
2 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Software Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Embedded Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) C++ Software Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) Developer
4 2 (16.67%) C Software Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Embedded C Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Embedded C Software Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Embedded C++ Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Embedded Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Network Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Development Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Firmware Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Real Time Embedded Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Real Time Embedded Software Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Real Time Software Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) HTML
1 1 (8.33%) XML
1 1 (8.33%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Device Driver
2 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (8.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (41.67%) Software Engineering
2 3 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (16.67%) Device Driver Development
3 2 (16.67%) Embedded Software Development
3 2 (16.67%) Fault Analysis
3 2 (16.67%) Process Improvement
3 2 (16.67%) Risk Identification and Mitigation
3 2 (16.67%) Scrum
3 2 (16.67%) UML
4 1 (8.33%) Automation Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Change Control
4 1 (8.33%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (8.33%) Issue Tracking
4 1 (8.33%) OO
4 1 (8.33%) Project Management
4 1 (8.33%) Regression Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Risk Management
4 1 (8.33%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 8 (66.67%) C
2 6 (50.00%) C++
3 4 (33.33%) Embedded C
3 4 (33.33%) Python
4 3 (25.00%) MATLAB
5 2 (16.67%) C#
5 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 2 (16.67%) Pascal
6 1 (8.33%) Bash Shell
6 1 (8.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (16.67%) Degree
2 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (8.33%) CCNA
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) QNX
2 1 (8.33%) Atlassian
2 1 (8.33%) Atmel
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco
2 1 (8.33%) Coverity
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft