Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Embedded Software Engineer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Software Engineer
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 36 83
Rank change year-on-year +3 +47 -23
Contract jobs requiring an Embedded Software Engineer 31 21 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 4.38% 3.28% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.64% 3.45% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 1
Cambridge median daily rate £375 £330 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.64% -17.50% +18.52%
10th Percentile £363 £287 £375
90th Percentile £388 £345 £425
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £330 £425
% change year-on-year +13.64% -22.35% +21.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 11 1
Cambridge median hourly rate £42.00 £42.50 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.18% +8.97% -
10th Percentile £36.25 £32.50 £37.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £77.50 £40.50
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £42.00 £42.50 £38.25
% change year-on-year -1.18% +11.11% +5.52%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Cambridge
Contract vacancies in Cambridge with a recognized job title 668 608 910
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.35% 95.00% 94.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 374 309 593
Cambridge median daily rate £375 £375 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -1.32% +5.92%
10th Percentile £200 £210 £246
90th Percentile £559 £549 £525
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £375 £380
% change year-on-year - -1.32% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 64 62
Cambridge median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +15.38% +27.45%
10th Percentile £15.25 £14.01 £14.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £47.50 £57.88
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £37.50 £33.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year +11.94% +63.41% -18.00%

Embedded Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

Job postings that featured Embedded Software Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cambridge.

Job vacancy trend for Embedded Software Engineer in Cambridge

Embedded Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Embedded Software Engineer in Cambridge.

Contractor daily rate trend for Embedded Software Engineer in Cambridge

Embedded Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Embedded Software Engineer in Cambridge

Embedded Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, Embedded Software Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cambridge region featuring Embedded Software Engineer in the job title.

1 31 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 29 (93.55%) C
3 23 (74.19%) Embedded C
4 18 (58.06%) Electronics
5 15 (48.39%) Linux
6 12 (38.71%) C++
6 12 (38.71%) Wireless
7 11 (35.48%) Python
8 10 (32.26%) Embedded C++
8 10 (32.26%) Wi-Fi
8 10 (32.26%) Computer Science
8 10 (32.26%) Embedded Systems
9 9 (29.03%) Embedded Linux
10 7 (22.58%) Device Driver
10 7 (22.58%) TCP/IP
10 7 (22.58%) Degree
10 7 (22.58%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
10 7 (22.58%) Device Driver Development
11 6 (19.35%) R
11 6 (19.35%) Requirements Analysis
12 5 (16.13%) Nucleus RTOS
13 4 (12.90%) Windows
14 3 (9.68%) Telecoms
14 3 (9.68%) VxWorks
14 3 (9.68%) Firmware
14 3 (9.68%) HTML
14 3 (9.68%) JavaScript
14 3 (9.68%) SQL
14 3 (9.68%) Statistics
14 3 (9.68%) Mathematics

Embedded Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge 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 12 (38.71%) Wireless
2 10 (32.26%) Wi-Fi
3 7 (22.58%) TCP/IP
4 2 (6.45%) Bluetooth
4 2 (6.45%) ZigBee
5 1 (3.23%) 802.11
5 1 (3.23%) Ethernet
5 1 (3.23%) MQTT
5 1 (3.23%) Z-Wave
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Bitbucket
1 1 (3.23%) Buildbot
1 1 (3.23%) CMake
1 1 (3.23%) CppUnit
1 1 (3.23%) GCC
1 1 (3.23%) GDB
1 1 (3.23%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.23%) JIRA
1 1 (3.23%) JIRA Agile
General
1 18 (58.06%) Electronics
2 3 (9.68%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.23%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) HTML
2 1 (3.23%) 802.1X
2 1 (3.23%) MFC
2 1 (3.23%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (32.26%) Computer Science
1 10 (32.26%) Embedded Systems
2 7 (22.58%) Device Driver
3 1 (3.23%) ASIC
3 1 (3.23%) Infotainment
Operating Systems
1 15 (48.39%) Linux
2 9 (29.03%) Embedded Linux
3 5 (16.13%) Nucleus RTOS
4 4 (12.90%) Windows
5 3 (9.68%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 7 (22.58%) Device Driver Development
3 6 (19.35%) Requirements Analysis
4 3 (9.68%) Linux Kernel Development
4 3 (9.68%) Mathematics
4 3 (9.68%) Physics
4 3 (9.68%) Statistics
5 2 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (6.45%) Configuration Management
5 2 (6.45%) Test Automation
5 2 (6.45%) Test Scripting
6 1 (3.23%) Coaching
6 1 (3.23%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (3.23%) Embedded Software Development
6 1 (3.23%) Prototyping
6 1 (3.23%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 29 (93.55%) C
2 23 (74.19%) Embedded C
3 12 (38.71%) C++
4 11 (35.48%) Python
5 10 (32.26%) Embedded C++
6 6 (19.35%) R
7 3 (9.68%) JavaScript
7 3 (9.68%) SQL
8 1 (3.23%) ANSI C
8 1 (3.23%) C++/CLI
Qualifications
1 7 (22.58%) Degree
2 1 (3.23%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) MISRA
System Software
1 7 (22.58%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
2 3 (9.68%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (3.23%) Atmel
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft