Period
to 21 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge with a requirement for Wireless skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Wireless over the 6 months to 21 January 2018 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.

Wireless
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 36 59
Rank change year-on-year +30 +23 -3
Contract jobs citing Wireless 80 20 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 12.90% 3.28% 1.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 60.61% 21.98% 13.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 1 8
Cambridge median daily rate £350 £375 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +50.00% -21.88%
10th Percentile £319 £363 £203
90th Percentile £388 £388 £418
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £350 £375 £250
% change year-on-year -6.67% +50.00% -25.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 6 8
Cambridge median hourly rate £42.00 £39.75 £38.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.66% +2.25% -8.53%
10th Percentile £36.25 £37.50 £36.60
90th Percentile £52.00 £43.13 £43.60
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £41.75 £39.50 £39.50
% change year-on-year +5.70% - -7.06%

Wireless is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Cambridge
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 132 91 107
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 21.29% 14.94% 13.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 20 49
Cambridge median daily rate £350 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% - +13.64%
10th Percentile £213 £231 £185
90th Percentile £400 £526 £475
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £350 £363 £368
% change year-on-year -3.45% -1.36% +18.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 23 24
Cambridge median hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.33% -5.06% +43.64%
10th Percentile £24.33 £14.15 £20.25
90th Percentile £51.10 £70.75 £59.25
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £40.50 £34.75 £39.00
% change year-on-year +16.55% -10.90% +41.82%

Wireless
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

Job postings citing Wireless as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cambridge.

Job vacancy trend for Wireless in Cambridge

Wireless
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Wireless in Cambridge

Wireless
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Wireless in Cambridge

Wireless
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Wireless in Cambridge over the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Wireless in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Wireless 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 Cambridge region with a requirement for Wireless.

1 55 (68.75%) C
2 52 (65.00%) Python
3 51 (63.75%) Telecoms
4 38 (47.50%) Embedded C
5 36 (45.00%) Bluetooth
6 32 (40.00%) Linux
7 26 (32.50%) Electronics
7 26 (32.50%) Software Engineering
8 24 (30.00%) C++
9 23 (28.75%) Test Automation
10 22 (27.50%) Degree
11 21 (26.25%) Windows
12 18 (22.50%) Test Scripting
12 18 (22.50%) Embedded Systems
13 16 (20.00%) Signal Processing
14 12 (15.00%) Wi-Fi
14 12 (15.00%) Assembly Language
15 11 (13.75%) Device Driver
16 10 (12.50%) Perforce
16 10 (12.50%) Firmware
16 10 (12.50%) Embedded C++
17 9 (11.25%) Tcl
17 9 (11.25%) Agile Software Development
18 7 (8.75%) Root Cause Analysis
18 7 (8.75%) 3GPP
19 6 (7.50%) TCP/IP
19 6 (7.50%) LTE
19 6 (7.50%) Digital Signal Processing
19 6 (7.50%) NAS
20 5 (6.25%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture

Wireless
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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (2.50%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (3.75%) Doxygen
1 3 (3.75%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.50%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 36 (45.00%) Bluetooth
2 12 (15.00%) Wi-Fi
3 7 (8.75%) 3GPP
4 6 (7.50%) LTE
4 6 (7.50%) NAS
4 6 (7.50%) TCP/IP
5 4 (5.00%) Firewall
5 4 (5.00%) VPN
6 3 (3.75%) Cisco IOS
6 3 (3.75%) Cisco Wireless
6 3 (3.75%) DHCP
6 3 (3.75%) SNMP
6 3 (3.75%) WAN
7 2 (2.50%) 3G
7 2 (2.50%) 802.11
7 2 (2.50%) Broadband
7 2 (2.50%) NFC
7 2 (2.50%) Radio Access Network
7 2 (2.50%) Skype
7 2 (2.50%) xDSL
Development Applications
1 2 (2.50%) Jenkins
General
1 51 (63.75%) Telecoms
2 26 (32.50%) Electronics
3 2 (2.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 25 (31.25%) Embedded Engineer
2 18 (22.50%) Software Engineer
3 16 (20.00%) Developer
3 16 (20.00%) Embedded Developer
3 16 (20.00%) Test Engineer
4 10 (12.50%) Tester
5 9 (11.25%) Automation Tester
5 9 (11.25%) Bluetooth Engineer
5 9 (11.25%) C Developer
5 9 (11.25%) Embedded C Developer
5 9 (11.25%) Embedded Software Developer
5 9 (11.25%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 9 (11.25%) Software Developer
6 7 (8.75%) Linux Engineer
7 6 (7.50%) C Software Engineer
8 5 (6.25%) Embedded C Engineer
8 5 (6.25%) Embedded C Software Engineer
8 5 (6.25%) Software Test Engineer
8 5 (6.25%) Test Automation Engineer
9 4 (5.00%) Hardware Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.75%) HTML
1 3 (3.75%) XML
1 3 (3.75%) XSLT
2 2 (2.50%) 802.1X
3 1 (1.25%) Core Data
Miscellaneous
1 18 (22.50%) Embedded Systems
2 11 (13.75%) Device Driver
3 5 (6.25%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 4 (5.00%) Computer Science
4 4 (5.00%) Verilog
5 3 (3.75%) Infotainment
6 2 (2.50%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.25%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 32 (40.00%) Linux
2 21 (26.25%) Windows
3 5 (6.25%) Embedded Linux
4 4 (5.00%) Ubuntu
5 3 (3.75%) Android
6 2 (2.50%) Apple iOS
6 2 (2.50%) Mac OS X
6 2 (2.50%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.25%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (32.50%) Software Engineering
2 23 (28.75%) Test Automation
3 18 (22.50%) Test Scripting
4 16 (20.00%) Signal Processing
5 9 (11.25%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (8.75%) Root Cause Analysis
7 6 (7.50%) Digital Signal Processing
8 4 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (5.00%) Device Driver Development
9 3 (3.75%) Requirements Analysis
10 2 (2.50%) Coaching
10 2 (2.50%) Customer-Centricity
10 2 (2.50%) Data Protection
10 2 (2.50%) Software Testing
11 1 (1.25%) CAD
11 1 (1.25%) Change Management
11 1 (1.25%) Manual Testing
11 1 (1.25%) Mathematics
11 1 (1.25%) Project Management
11 1 (1.25%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 55 (68.75%) C
2 52 (65.00%) Python
3 38 (47.50%) Embedded C
4 24 (30.00%) C++
5 12 (15.00%) Assembly Language
6 10 (12.50%) Embedded C++
7 9 (11.25%) Tcl
8 3 (3.75%) Java
8 3 (3.75%) PowerShell
8 3 (3.75%) R
9 2 (2.50%) MATLAB
10 1 (1.25%) Groovy
10 1 (1.25%) Perl
10 1 (1.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (27.50%) Degree
2 3 (3.75%) CCNA
2 3 (3.75%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.25%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 10 (12.50%) Firmware
2 5 (6.25%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
3 3 (3.75%) Active Directory
4 2 (2.50%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (1.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (1.25%) ISA Server
5 1 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.25%) vSphere
5 1 (1.25%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (2.50%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.25%) vMotion
Vendors
1 10 (12.50%) Perforce
2 4 (5.00%) Cisco
2 4 (5.00%) HP
3 3 (3.75%) Apple
3 3 (3.75%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.50%) Fortinet
4 2 (2.50%) ProCurve
5 1 (1.25%) Citrix
5 1 (1.25%) NetApp
5 1 (1.25%) VMware