The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Firmware in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firmware over the 3 months to 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the Buckinghamshire region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firmware
Rank 87 - 78
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Firmware 1 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.084% - 0.17%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.43% - 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate - - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £311 £375 £316
% change year-on-year
-17.00% +18.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £36.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-17.24% +3.57%
Miscellaneous Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
231 123 278
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 19.38% 14.71% 23.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 56 107
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £167 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £453 £452
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £341 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 11 23
Average hourly rate £15.35 £14.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.64% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £11.50 £10.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £27.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.96 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.30% -12.16%
Firmware
South East

Firmware
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Firmware across the Buckinghamshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Firmware Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

Firmware
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Firmware across the Buckinghamshire region.

Firmware Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Firmware
Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Firmware across the Buckinghamshire region.

Firmware Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Firmware
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firmware within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
High Wycombe - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Firmware
South East

Firmware
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire region citing Firmware 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 Firmware.

1 4 (57.14%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 3 (42.86%) C
2 3 (42.86%) C++
2 3 (42.86%) Embedded C
2 3 (42.86%) Thin Client
2 3 (42.86%) Fat Client
2 3 (42.86%) SCVMM
2 3 (42.86%) Hyper-V
2 3 (42.86%) XenApp
2 3 (42.86%) Altera
3 1 (14.29%) DO-254
3 1 (14.29%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (14.29%) Electronics
3 1 (14.29%) VHDL
3 1 (14.29%) IC Design
3 1 (14.29%) ASIC
3 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
3 1 (14.29%) Requirements Management
3 1 (14.29%) Degree

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire region citing Firmware 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 Firmware. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Rational DOORS
General
1 1 (14.29%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Design Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Team Leader
2 1 (14.29%) FPGA Design Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) FPGA Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior FPGA Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Design Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 3 (42.86%) Fat Client
2 3 (42.86%) Thin Client
3 1 (14.29%) ASIC
3 1 (14.29%) VHDL
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
1 1 (14.29%) IC Design
1 1 (14.29%) Requirements Management
1 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) C
1 3 (42.86%) C++
1 3 (42.86%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) DO-254
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) Hyper-V
1 3 (42.86%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Altera