The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Embedded Systems in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Embedded Systems over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the Cambridge region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Embedded Systems
Rank 38 39 47
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +8
Contract jobs citing Embedded Systems 6 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.60% 1.28% 1.06%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.22% 4.63% 4.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 2
Average daily rate £200 £425 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-52.94% +38.21%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £275 £288
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £43.25 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -
Miscellaneous Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
73 108 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 19.52% 27.62% 26.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 27 64
Average daily rate £320 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £168 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £348
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 19 15
Average hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £15.65 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £45.65 £50.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.22% -10.00%
Embedded Systems
Cambridgeshire

Embedded Systems
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Embedded Systems across the Cambridge region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Embedded Systems Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Embedded Systems
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Embedded Systems across the Cambridge region.

Embedded Systems Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

Embedded Systems
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Embedded Systems across the Cambridge region.

Embedded Systems Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

Embedded Systems
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge region citing Embedded Systems also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Embedded Systems.

1 6 (66.67%) C
1 6 (66.67%) Linux
2 5 (55.56%) Software Engineering
3 4 (44.44%) Electronics
3 4 (44.44%) MPEG
3 4 (44.44%) IPTV
3 4 (44.44%) Computer Science
3 4 (44.44%) Git (software)
3 4 (44.44%) Degree
4 3 (33.33%) DLNA
4 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 3 (33.33%) Python
4 3 (33.33%) CA
4 3 (33.33%) Middleware
4 3 (33.33%) DRM
4 3 (33.33%) DTV
4 3 (33.33%) RTSP
4 3 (33.33%) Interactive TV
5 2 (22.22%) Regression Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Wireless
5 2 (22.22%) C++
5 2 (22.22%) JIRA
6 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
6 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
6 1 (11.11%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (11.11%) QA
6 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
6 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
6 1 (11.11%) Test Automation

Embedded Systems
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge region citing Embedded Systems also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Embedded Systems. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) DLNA
1 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 3 (33.33%) RTSP
2 2 (22.22%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Git (software)
2 2 (22.22%) JIRA
3 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
3 1 (11.11%) Mercurial
3 1 (11.11%) Bugzilla
3 1 (11.11%) Subversion
General
1 4 (44.44%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Software Engineer
2 4 (44.44%) Test Engineer
3 3 (33.33%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 3 (33.33%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
3 3 (33.33%) Senior Software Engineer
4 2 (22.22%) Software Test Engineer
5 1 (11.11%) Automation Engineer
5 1 (11.11%) Test Automation Engineer
5 1 (11.11%) Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Senior Test Engineer
5 1 (11.11%) QA Engineer
5 1 (11.11%) Senior QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) Middleware
2 1 (11.11%) HTML
2 1 (11.11%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) MPEG
1 4 (44.44%) IPTV
1 4 (44.44%) Computer Science
2 3 (33.33%) DTV
2 3 (33.33%) Interactive TV
3 1 (11.11%) Open Source
3 1 (11.11%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) Linux
2 1 (11.11%) Embedded Linux
2 1 (11.11%) UNIX
2 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Software Engineering
2 3 (33.33%) DRM
3 2 (22.22%) Regression Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
4 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
4 1 (11.11%) Product Management
4 1 (11.11%) Memory Management
4 1 (11.11%) Code Coverage
4 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) C
2 3 (33.33%) Python
3 2 (22.22%) C++
4 1 (11.11%) Bash Shell
4 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
4 1 (11.11%) Perl
4 1 (11.11%) Tcl
4 1 (11.11%) Embedded C
4 1 (11.11%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) CA
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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