The table below looks at the statistics for Firmware skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firmware over the 3 months to 22 October 2014 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firmware
Rank 41 - 47
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Firmware 2 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.54% - 0.70%
As % of the System Software category 2.94% - 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£330 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £270 £353
% change year-on-year
+27.77% -23.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
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Cambridgeshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridge region.

System Software Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
68 48 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 18.48% 14.29% 18.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 18 26
Average daily rate £175 £200 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -38.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £175 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £378 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 9 7
Average hourly rate £27.50 £13.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+111.53% -61.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.67 £8.50 £13.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £21.15 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -3.12%

Firmware
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

Firmware Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Firmware
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Firmware Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

Firmware
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Firmware Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 (66.67%) C
1 4 (66.67%) Embedded C
2 3 (50.00%) Scrum
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) TDD
2 3 (50.00%) ZigBee
3 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 2 (33.33%) Data Structures
3 2 (33.33%) Algorithms
3 2 (33.33%) Embedded Linux
3 2 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Linux
3 2 (33.33%) Python
3 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 2 (33.33%) 802.15
4 1 (16.67%) MPLS
4 1 (16.67%) Firewall
4 1 (16.67%) Wireless
4 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
4 1 (16.67%) ISDN
4 1 (16.67%) VoIP
4 1 (16.67%) Ethernet
4 1 (16.67%) VPN
4 1 (16.67%) SSL
4 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
4 1 (16.67%) VLAN
4 1 (16.67%) Embedded C++
4 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
4 1 (16.67%) C++

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) ZigBee
2 2 (33.33%) 802.15
3 1 (16.67%) MPLS
3 1 (16.67%) Firewall
3 1 (16.67%) Wireless
3 1 (16.67%) ISDN
3 1 (16.67%) VoIP
3 1 (16.67%) Ethernet
3 1 (16.67%) VPN
3 1 (16.67%) SSL
3 1 (16.67%) VLAN
General
1 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Firmware Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Software Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Embedded C Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Embedded C Developer
2 1 (16.67%) C Developer
2 1 (16.67%) VoIP Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Data Structures
1 2 (33.33%) Algorithms
2 1 (16.67%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Embedded Linux
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (16.67%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Scrum
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (50.00%) TDD
2 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
2 2 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
3 1 (16.67%) User Stories
3 1 (16.67%) Software Architecture
3 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) C
1 4 (66.67%) Embedded C
2 2 (33.33%) Python
3 1 (16.67%) Embedded C++
3 1 (16.67%) C++
3 1 (16.67%) Java
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Polycom
1 1 (16.67%) Imperva
1 1 (16.67%) WatchGuard
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