Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Embedded Software Engineer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridgeshire during the 6 months to 18 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
East of England > Cambridgeshire
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 59 103
Rank change year-on-year +5 +44 -12
Contract jobs requiring an Embedded Software Engineer 42 25 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 2.98% 2.20% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.18% 2.34% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 2
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £330 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.64% -22.35% +15.25%
10th Percentile £363 £291 £383
90th Percentile £716 £363 £448
East of England median daily rate £375 £330 £425
% change year-on-year +13.64% -22.35% +21.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 13 4
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £42.00 £42.50 £38.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.18% +11.11% +17.69%
10th Percentile £36.80 £32.50 £36.48
90th Percentile £47.50 £77.50 £40.28
East of England median hourly rate £42.00 £43.75 £38.75
% change year-on-year -4.00% +12.90% +19.23%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire. 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
Cambridgeshire
Contract vacancies in Cambridgeshire with a recognized job title 1320 1069 1514
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.68% 94.19% 94.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 652 515 889
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £375 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -1.32% +8.57%
10th Percentile £200 £169 £226
90th Percentile £525 £525 £538
East of England median daily rate £413 £388 £385
% change year-on-year +6.45% +0.65% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 101 132
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £37.50 £27.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.36% +34.15% -16.33%
10th Percentile £11.50 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £47.50 £46.88
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £22.25 £20.94
% change year-on-year -19.10% +6.28% +4.68%

Embedded Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Embedded Software Engineer in Cambridgeshire

Embedded Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Embedded Software Engineer in Cambridgeshire

Embedded Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Embedded Software Engineer in Cambridgeshire over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Embedded Software Engineer in Cambridgeshire

Embedded Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Embedded Software Engineer in Cambridgeshire

Embedded Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Embedded Software Engineer in Cambridgeshire over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Embedded Software Engineer in Cambridgeshire

Embedded Software Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Embedded Software Engineer within the Cambridgeshire region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge +5 32 £375 +13.64% 18
Peterborough -13 2 £1,000 +185.71%
Embedded Software Engineer
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 18 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 Cambridgeshire region featuring Embedded Software Engineer in the job title.

1 42 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 35 (83.33%) C
3 31 (73.81%) Embedded C
4 19 (45.24%) Linux
4 19 (45.24%) Electronics
5 15 (35.71%) C++
6 13 (30.95%) Wireless
7 12 (28.57%) Python
7 12 (28.57%) Embedded C++
8 11 (26.19%) Wi-Fi
8 11 (26.19%) Embedded Linux
9 10 (23.81%) Computer Science
9 10 (23.81%) Embedded Systems
10 7 (16.67%) Degree
10 7 (16.67%) Device Driver
10 7 (16.67%) TCP/IP
10 7 (16.67%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
10 7 (16.67%) Device Driver Development
11 6 (14.29%) R
11 6 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
11 6 (14.29%) Nucleus RTOS
12 5 (11.90%) Firmware
12 5 (11.90%) Telecoms
13 4 (9.52%) Windows
13 4 (9.52%) VxWorks
13 4 (9.52%) MISRA
13 4 (9.52%) Customer Requirements
14 3 (7.14%) Linux Kernel Development
14 3 (7.14%) SDLC
14 3 (7.14%) ZigBee

Embedded Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridgeshire 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:

Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 13 (30.95%) Wireless
2 11 (26.19%) Wi-Fi
3 7 (16.67%) TCP/IP
4 3 (7.14%) ZigBee
5 2 (4.76%) Bluetooth
5 2 (4.76%) MQTT
5 2 (4.76%) Z-Wave
6 1 (2.38%) 3GPP
6 1 (2.38%) 802.11
6 1 (2.38%) Ethernet
6 1 (2.38%) LTE
6 1 (2.38%) NAS
Development Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Bitbucket
1 1 (2.38%) Buildbot
1 1 (2.38%) CMake
1 1 (2.38%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.38%) JIRA
1 1 (2.38%) JIRA Agile
1 1 (2.38%) LabVIEW
General
1 19 (45.24%) Electronics
2 5 (11.90%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.38%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.14%) HTML
2 2 (4.76%) XMPP
3 1 (2.38%) .NET
3 1 (2.38%) 802.1X
3 1 (2.38%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 10 (23.81%) Computer Science
1 10 (23.81%) Embedded Systems
2 7 (16.67%) Device Driver
3 1 (2.38%) Algorithms
3 1 (2.38%) ASIC
3 1 (2.38%) Infotainment
3 1 (2.38%) Verilog
3 1 (2.38%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 19 (45.24%) Linux
2 11 (26.19%) Embedded Linux
3 6 (14.29%) Nucleus RTOS
4 4 (9.52%) VxWorks
4 4 (9.52%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 7 (16.67%) Device Driver Development
3 6 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
4 4 (9.52%) Customer Requirements
5 3 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (7.14%) Linux Kernel Development
5 3 (7.14%) Mathematics
5 3 (7.14%) Physics
5 3 (7.14%) SDLC
5 3 (7.14%) Statistics
6 2 (4.76%) Test Automation
6 2 (4.76%) Test Scripting
6 2 (4.76%) Unit Testing
7 1 (2.38%) Coaching
7 1 (2.38%) Configuration Management
7 1 (2.38%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (2.38%) Prototyping
7 1 (2.38%) Scrum
7 1 (2.38%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 35 (83.33%) C
2 31 (73.81%) Embedded C
3 15 (35.71%) C++
4 12 (28.57%) Embedded C++
4 12 (28.57%) Python
5 6 (14.29%) R
6 3 (7.14%) JavaScript
6 3 (7.14%) SQL
7 1 (2.38%) ANSI C
7 1 (2.38%) C#
7 1 (2.38%) C++/CLI
7 1 (2.38%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 7 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (2.38%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.52%) MISRA
System Software
1 7 (16.67%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
2 5 (11.90%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (2.38%) Atmel
1 1 (2.38%) Microsoft