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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Embedded Systems
Rank 43 40 47
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +7
Contract jobs citing Embedded Systems 5 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.11% 0.81% 0.49%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.62% 2.11% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£460 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £359 £200 £325
% change year-on-year
+79.37% -38.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Average hourly rate £60.00 £36.75 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+63.26% -18.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.75 £36.00 £40.25
% change year-on-year
+2.08% -10.55%
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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
138 142 153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 30.67% 38.17% 37.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 72 63
Average daily rate £325 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £226 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 22 35
Average hourly rate £27.50 £38.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £12.00 £17.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £60.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -32.69%

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 19 September 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 7 (87.50%) C
2 6 (75.00%) Python
3 4 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
3 4 (50.00%) Software Engineering
4 3 (37.50%) PCI DSS
4 3 (37.50%) Linux
5 2 (25.00%) UNIX
5 2 (25.00%) Windows
5 2 (25.00%) C++
5 2 (25.00%) Java
5 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
5 2 (25.00%) Degree
5 2 (25.00%) Mathematics
5 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
6 1 (12.50%) Applied Mathematics
6 1 (12.50%) PKI
6 1 (12.50%) IPTV
6 1 (12.50%) Statistics
6 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
6 1 (12.50%) Bash Shell
6 1 (12.50%) DLNA
6 1 (12.50%) Machine Learning
6 1 (12.50%) User Stories
6 1 (12.50%) Cyber Security
6 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (12.50%) Pair Programming
6 1 (12.50%) Cryptography
6 1 (12.50%) RTSP
6 1 (12.50%) Interactive TV
6 1 (12.50%) Electronics

Embedded Systems
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (12.50%) MS Excel
1 1 (12.50%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (12.50%) DLNA
2 1 (12.50%) RTSP
2 1 (12.50%) SSL
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (12.50%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Software Engineer
2 4 (50.00%) Test Engineer
3 3 (37.50%) Developer
4 2 (25.00%) Software Test Engineer
4 2 (25.00%) C Developer
4 2 (25.00%) C Software Engineer
4 2 (25.00%) Software Developer
5 1 (12.50%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
5 1 (12.50%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1 (12.50%) Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Mathematics
1 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (12.50%) Applied Mathematics
2 1 (12.50%) PKI
2 1 (12.50%) IPTV
2 1 (12.50%) Statistics
2 1 (12.50%) Cryptography
2 1 (12.50%) Interactive TV
2 1 (12.50%) MPEG
2 1 (12.50%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Linux
2 2 (25.00%) UNIX
2 2 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
1 4 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (12.50%) Machine Learning
2 1 (12.50%) User Stories
2 1 (12.50%) Cyber Security
2 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (12.50%) Pair Programming
2 1 (12.50%) Validation
2 1 (12.50%) Scrum
2 1 (12.50%) Information Security
2 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
2 1 (12.50%) DRM
2 1 (12.50%) UML
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) C
2 6 (75.00%) Python
3 2 (25.00%) C++
3 2 (25.00%) Java
4 1 (12.50%) Bash Shell
4 1 (12.50%) MATLAB
4 1 (12.50%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) PCI DSS
2 1 (12.50%) ISO 9000
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 1 (12.50%) CA