The table below looks at the statistics for Firmware skills 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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firmware
Rank - 79 75
Contract jobs citing Firmware 0 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire - 0.084% 0.37%
As % of the System Software category - 0.94% 2.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate
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- £201 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £338 £293
% change year-on-year
-5.18% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £25.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+47.05% -32.00%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the Buckinghamshire region.

System Software Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
128 106 153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 9.33% 8.88% 14.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 25 58
Average daily rate £359 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £201 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £400 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.56% -3.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 21 25
Average hourly rate £15.57 £12.50 £13.27
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.56% -5.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.04 £8.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £16.50 £42.99
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

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 System Software 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
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 3 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) Git (software)
2 2 (66.67%) DV Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) Subversion
2 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) Python
2 2 (66.67%) SNMP
2 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (66.67%) Embedded C
2 2 (66.67%) Assembly Language
2 2 (66.67%) Configuration Management
2 2 (66.67%) C
2 2 (66.67%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) C++
2 2 (66.67%) Electronics
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) Ergonomics
3 1 (33.33%) Human Factors
3 1 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (33.33%) Metasploit

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) SNMP
1 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Subversion
1 2 (66.67%) Git (software)
2 1 (33.33%) Metasploit
General
1 2 (66.67%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) C++ Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Security Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Electronics Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Embedded C Developer
1 1 (33.33%) C Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Embedded C/C++ Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Firmware Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Ergonomics
1 1 (33.33%) Human Factors
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Embedded Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Configuration Management
2 1 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C
1 2 (66.67%) C#
1 2 (66.67%) C++
1 2 (66.67%) Python
1 2 (66.67%) Embedded C
1 2 (66.67%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 2 (66.67%) DV Cleared