Period
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The median contractor rate for a Research Engineer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridgeshire during the 6 months to 16 August 2022.

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.

Research Engineer
East of England > Cambridgeshire
6 months to
16 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 72 - -
Rank change year-on-year - - -
Contract jobs requiring a Research Engineer 2 0 0
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 0.26% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 - -
East of England median daily rate £500 - -

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 680 557 355
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 87.63% 89.98% 93.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 415 313 218
10th Percentile £206 £144 £240
25th Percentile £351 £238 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £375 £450
Median % change year-on-year +26.67% -16.67% +5.88%
75th Percentile £550 £504 £538
90th Percentile £675 £600 £650
East of England median daily rate £475 £413 £425
% change year-on-year +15.15% -2.94% -1.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 167 144 28
10th Percentile £13.25 - £13.00
25th Percentile £13.41 £12.25 £13.58
Median hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.50
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% -12.90% -8.82%
75th Percentile £20.56 £16.00 £21.75
90th Percentile £34.70 £18.75 £47.50
East of England median hourly rate £19.81 £15.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +32.07% -23.08% +21.88%

Research Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

Job postings that featured Research Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire.

Job vacancy trend for Research Engineer in Cambridgeshire

Research Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Research Engineer in Cambridgeshire.

Daily rate trend for Research Engineer in Cambridgeshire

Research 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 Research Engineer within the Cambridgeshire region over the 6 months to 16 August 2022. 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
Jobs
Cambridge - 2 £500 - 2
Research Engineer
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 16 August 2022, Research Engineer contract jobs required the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cambridgeshire region featuring Research Engineer in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) Open Source
1 2 (100.00%) Self-Motivation
1 2 (100.00%) Problem-Solving
1 2 (100.00%) FPGA
1 2 (100.00%) Degree
1 2 (100.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (50.00%) YAML
2 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (50.00%) JSON
2 1 (50.00%) Embedded Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Systems Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) Technical Leadership
2 1 (50.00%) Attestation
2 1 (50.00%) Social Skills
2 1 (50.00%) ARM Cortex
2 1 (50.00%) SystemVerilog
2 1 (50.00%) UVM
2 1 (50.00%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (50.00%) Automake
2 1 (50.00%) CMake
2 1 (50.00%) GitHub
2 1 (50.00%) IoT
2 1 (50.00%) Microservices
2 1 (50.00%) Yocto
2 1 (50.00%) C
2 1 (50.00%) C++
2 1 (50.00%) Unix
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Firmware
2 1 (50.00%) Electronics

Research 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) GitHub
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Automake
1 1 (50.00%) CMake
1 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (50.00%) Electronics
1 1 (50.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (50.00%) Social Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) JSON
1 1 (50.00%) YAML
1 1 (50.00%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) FPGA
1 2 (100.00%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (50.00%) ARM Cortex
2 1 (50.00%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (50.00%) IoT
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Embedded Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 2 (100.00%) Open Source
1 2 (100.00%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (50.00%) Attestation
2 1 (50.00%) Microservices
2 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) Systems Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) Technical Leadership
2 1 (50.00%) UVM
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C
1 1 (50.00%) C++
1 1 (50.00%) SystemVerilog
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Firmware