The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 29 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.

Wind River VxWorks
England / West Midlands
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 119 132 117
Rank change year-on-year +13 -15  
Contract jobs citing VxWorks 1 10 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.049% 0.33% 0.042%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.26% 1.69% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £425 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £310 -
% change year-on-year +8.06% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.77% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £42.00 £46.15
% change year-on-year +7.14% -8.99%  

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 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 388 591 410
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 18.83% 19.71% 17.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 540 715 631
Median daily rate £375 £375 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.63%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £123 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £513 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £348
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 123 190
Median hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.70% -12.90%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.41 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £37.10 £27.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -11.42% +6.06%  

VxWorks
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing VxWorks as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for VxWorks in the West Midlands

VxWorks
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VxWorks in the West Midlands

VxWorks
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 VxWorks in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VxWorks in the West Midlands

VxWorks
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VxWorks within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 June 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
Staffordshire -4 1 - - 1
VxWorks
England

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for VxWorks.

1 4 (80.00%) C++
1 4 (80.00%) C
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Device Driver
2 3 (60.00%) Scrum
3 2 (40.00%) Embedded Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) Device Driver Development
3 2 (40.00%) C#
3 2 (40.00%) Ethernet
3 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (40.00%) Pascal
4 1 (20.00%) OSPF
4 1 (20.00%) ICMP
4 1 (20.00%) MATLAB
4 1 (20.00%) Simulink
4 1 (20.00%) Project Management
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (20.00%) Embedded C
4 1 (20.00%) CCNA
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (20.00%) SNMP
4 1 (20.00%) Java
4 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (20.00%) UML
4 1 (20.00%) OO
4 1 (20.00%) Python
4 1 (20.00%) Network Design
4 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering

VxWorks
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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (20.00%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) Ethernet
1 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (20.00%) Firewall
2 1 (20.00%) ICMP
2 1 (20.00%) Modbus
2 1 (20.00%) OSPF
2 1 (20.00%) Profibus
2 1 (20.00%) SNMP
2 1 (20.00%) VLAN
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Embedded Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Network Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Software Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) C++ Software Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Development Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Embedded C++ Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Embedded Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Software Development Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Device Driver
2 1 (20.00%) SCADA
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (60.00%) Scrum
2 2 (40.00%) Device Driver Development
2 2 (40.00%) Embedded Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Business Development
3 1 (20.00%) Change Management
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (20.00%) Network Design
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) Project Planning
3 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Software Architecture
3 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (20.00%) SysML
3 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (20.00%) Time Management
3 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) C
1 4 (80.00%) C++
2 2 (40.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) Pascal
3 1 (20.00%) Embedded C
3 1 (20.00%) Java
3 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) MATLAB
3 1 (20.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) CCNA
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft