Period
to 27 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Yocto skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Yocto over the 6 months to 27 May 2018 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.

Yocto Project
UK
6 months to
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 869 829 871
Rank change year-on-year -40 +42 -8
Contract jobs citing Yocto 13 7 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.013% 0.008% 0.012%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.039% 0.024% 0.043%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
UK median daily rate £550 £450 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.22% - -
UK excluding London median daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 9
UK median hourly rate £48.75 £45.00 £44.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +2.27% -
10th Percentile £32.50 £39.68 £35.25
90th Percentile £77.50 £48.75 £47.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.75 £45.00 £44.00
% change year-on-year +8.33% +2.27% -

Yocto is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 33,070 29,097 30,172
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.82% 31.95% 28.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,293 20,134 21,030
UK median daily rate £475 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £288
90th Percentile £625 £606 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 336 356 433
UK median hourly rate £42.27 £40.38 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.67% +7.68% +7.14%
10th Percentile £16.25 £16.21 £13.62
90th Percentile £66.13 £53.75 £57.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +7.14%

Yocto
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Yocto in the UK

Yocto
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Yocto in the UK

Yocto
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Yocto in the UK

Yocto
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Yocto over the 6 months to 27 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Yocto in the UK

Yocto
Top 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Yocto within the UK over the 6 months to 27 May 2018. 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 -10 11 - - 4
England -33 11 £550 +22.22% 4
South East -14 5 - - 1
London -60 2 £550 +22.22%
Wales - 2 - -
East of England - 2 - -
South West +6 1 - - 2
North East - 1 - -
North of England - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 27 May 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Yocto 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 Yocto.

1 13 (100.00%) Linux
2 10 (76.92%) C++
2 10 (76.92%) Software Engineering
3 8 (61.54%) Embedded Linux
4 5 (38.46%) C
4 5 (38.46%) Embedded C++
5 4 (30.77%) Qt
6 3 (23.08%) Embedded Systems
6 3 (23.08%) Embedded C
6 3 (23.08%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (23.08%) Electronics
6 3 (23.08%) Law
6 3 (23.08%) Device Driver
6 3 (23.08%) SQL
7 2 (15.38%) Visual Studio
7 2 (15.38%) Windows
7 2 (15.38%) Python
7 2 (15.38%) PPP
7 2 (15.38%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 2 (15.38%) PKI
7 2 (15.38%) AMQP
7 2 (15.38%) SQLite
7 2 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (15.38%) Multithreading
7 2 (15.38%) Qt Quick
7 2 (15.38%) Coaching
7 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (15.38%) GDB
7 2 (15.38%) 4G
7 2 (15.38%) QML

Yocto
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 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (15.38%) 4G
2 2 (15.38%) AMQP
2 2 (15.38%) PPP
3 1 (7.69%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) GDB
1 2 (15.38%) Visual Studio
2 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
2 1 (7.69%) Travis CI
General
1 3 (23.08%) Electronics
1 3 (23.08%) Law
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Embedded Engineer
1 6 (46.15%) Software Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Embedded Linux Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Linux Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Embedded Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) C++ Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Kernel Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Kernel Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Kernel Software Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Linux Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) Qt
2 2 (15.38%) QML
2 2 (15.38%) Qt Quick
3 1 (7.69%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 1 (7.69%) OpenEmbedded
3 1 (7.69%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Device Driver
1 3 (23.08%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (15.38%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 2 (15.38%) PKI
3 1 (7.69%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 13 (100.00%) Linux
2 8 (61.54%) Embedded Linux
3 2 (15.38%) Windows
4 1 (7.69%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) Software Engineering
2 2 (15.38%) Coaching
2 2 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (15.38%) Linux Kernel Development
2 2 (15.38%) Multithreading
2 2 (15.38%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (7.69%) Android Development
3 1 (7.69%) API Development
3 1 (7.69%) Code Optimisation
3 1 (7.69%) Device Driver Development
3 1 (7.69%) FPGA Design
3 1 (7.69%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (7.69%) Mathematics
3 1 (7.69%) OOD
3 1 (7.69%) Open Source
3 1 (7.69%) Refactoring
3 1 (7.69%) Release Management
3 1 (7.69%) Signal Processing
3 1 (7.69%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 10 (76.92%) C++
2 5 (38.46%) C
2 5 (38.46%) Embedded C++
3 3 (23.08%) Embedded C
3 3 (23.08%) SQL
4 2 (15.38%) Python
5 1 (7.69%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) systemd
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) Freescale
1 1 (7.69%) Renesas