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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firmware
Rank 43 35 37
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +2
Contract jobs citing Firmware 2 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.54% 1.28% 0.73%
As % of the System Software category 8.70% 13.79% 5.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £675 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £371 £326
% change year-on-year
-15.82% +13.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £39.25 £38.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £41.75 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-4.19% +114.10%
Firmware
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
23 29 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 6.17% 9.27% 12.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 10 22
Average daily rate £225 £438 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-48.57% +21.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £158 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £538 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
- +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 8
Average hourly rate £60.00 £44.25 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.59% +121.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

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 24 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 2 (50.00%) Wireless
1 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) Robotics
2 1 (25.00%) JTAG
2 1 (25.00%) Android
2 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (25.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (25.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (25.00%) Mobile Application Development
2 1 (25.00%) Mobile Development
2 1 (25.00%) Smart Energy
2 1 (25.00%) Electronics
2 1 (25.00%) Automotive
2 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (25.00%) SOLIDWORKS
2 1 (25.00%) Subversion
2 1 (25.00%) C
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) C++
2 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Embedded C
2 1 (25.00%) CAD

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (25.00%) SOLIDWORKS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (25.00%) Subversion
1 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (25.00%) Automotive
1 1 (25.00%) Electronics
1 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Applications Developer
1 1 (25.00%) C# Application Developer
1 1 (25.00%) C# Developer
1 1 (25.00%) C++ Applications Developer
1 1 (25.00%) C++ Developer
1 1 (25.00%) C++/C# Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Embedded Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Firmware Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Head of Design
1 1 (25.00%) Mobile Applications Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Senior Applications Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Senior C# Application Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Senior C# Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Senior C++ Applications Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Senior C++ Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Senior Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Senior Mobile Applications Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Software Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (25.00%) Robotics
1 1 (25.00%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Android
1 1 (25.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) CAD
2 1 (25.00%) Mobile Application Development
2 1 (25.00%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C
1 1 (25.00%) C#
1 1 (25.00%) C++
1 1 (25.00%) Embedded C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) JTAG
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
Cambridge
Oho Group
Rate: £35 - 40 per hour
Posted: 8 days ago
Cambridge
Client Server
Rate: £650 - £700 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Cambridge
IQ Telecom
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Cambridge
IQ Telecom
Rate: £650 - £700 per day
Posted: 21 days ago