The 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 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Embedded Systems
Rank 42 38 50
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +12
Contract jobs citing Embedded Systems 2 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.53% 1.19% 0.24%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.60% 3.20% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Average hourly rate £60.00 £41.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.34% -3.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -11.11%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridge region.

Miscellaneous Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
125 125 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 33.07% 37.09% 38.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 56 65
Average daily rate £325 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £190 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £413 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 22 34
Average hourly rate £27.50 £40.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.25% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £17.90 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.25 £60.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.69 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-1.07% -21.37%

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 21 October 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 (85.71%) C
1 6 (85.71%) Python
2 4 (57.14%) Penetration Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Software Engineering
3 3 (42.86%) PCI DSS
4 2 (28.57%) C++
4 2 (28.57%) Java
4 2 (28.57%) UNIX
4 2 (28.57%) Windows
4 2 (28.57%) Linux
4 2 (28.57%) Mathematics
5 1 (14.29%) Applied Mathematics
5 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
5 1 (14.29%) UML
5 1 (14.29%) Perl
5 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
5 1 (14.29%) ISO 9000
5 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
5 1 (14.29%) SSL
5 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
5 1 (14.29%) MATLAB
5 1 (14.29%) Simulink
5 1 (14.29%) PKI
5 1 (14.29%) Statistics
5 1 (14.29%) Degree
5 1 (14.29%) Bash Shell
5 1 (14.29%) Machine Learning
5 1 (14.29%) User Stories
5 1 (14.29%) Cyber Security

Embedded Systems
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
1 1 (14.29%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
1 1 (14.29%) SSL
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Test Engineer
1 4 (57.14%) Software Engineer
2 3 (42.86%) Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Software Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Software Test Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) C Developer
3 2 (28.57%) C Software Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Mathematics
2 1 (14.29%) Applied Mathematics
2 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 1 (14.29%) Cryptography
2 1 (14.29%) PKI
2 1 (14.29%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) UNIX
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
1 2 (28.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Penetration Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Software Engineering
3 1 (14.29%) Machine Learning
3 1 (14.29%) User Stories
3 1 (14.29%) Cyber Security
3 1 (14.29%) UML
3 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
3 1 (14.29%) Validation
3 1 (14.29%) Scrum
3 1 (14.29%) Information Security
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) C
1 6 (85.71%) Python
2 2 (28.57%) C++
2 2 (28.57%) Java
3 1 (14.29%) Perl
3 1 (14.29%) MATLAB
3 1 (14.29%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) PCI DSS
2 1 (14.29%) ISO 9000
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft