The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 3 months to 26 June 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
England / West Midlands
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 131 119
Contract jobs citing Embedded Linux 0 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands - 0.30% 0.085%
As % of the Operating Systems category - 1.55% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £625 £370 £325
% change year-on-year +68.91% +13.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Median hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £39.75
% change year-on-year +13.33% -5.66%  

Embedded Linux 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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 389 579 408
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 19.03% 19.39% 17.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 304 224
Median daily rate £375 £375 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £120 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £496 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £345
% change year-on-year +3.44% +5.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 48 63
Median hourly rate £14.00 £13.25 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.66% -19.69%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.99 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £36.00 £26.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

Embedded Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Embedded Linux in the West Midlands

Embedded Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Embedded Linux in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Embedded Linux in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Embedded Linux.

1 1 (100.00%) C
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) C++
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Assembly Language
1 1 (100.00%) Firmware
1 1 (100.00%) Middleware
1 1 (100.00%) 3G
1 1 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (100.00%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (100.00%) Wireless
1 1 (100.00%) Automotive
1 1 (100.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (100.00%) LabVIEW
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Assembla
1 1 (100.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (100.00%) Defect Tracking
1 1 (100.00%) RS-232
1 1 (100.00%) RS-485
1 1 (100.00%) Post-Production

Embedded Linux
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 1 (100.00%) 3G
1 1 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (100.00%) RS-232
1 1 (100.00%) RS-485
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (100.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (100.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) LabVIEW
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (100.00%) Automotive
1 1 (100.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) C# Software Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (100.00%) Defect Tracking
1 1 (100.00%) Post-Production
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Assembly Language
1 1 (100.00%) C
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) C++
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Assembla
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft