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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firmware
Rank 36 41 48
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +7
Contract jobs citing Firmware 5 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.52% 0.61% 0.22%
As % of the System Software category 11.36% 4.76% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£288 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £340
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -0.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 £38.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.75 £38.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+3.92% +2.00%
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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 Cambridge region.

System Software Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
44 42 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 13.33% 12.77% 14.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 21 23
Average daily rate £163 £190 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.47% -41.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £150 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £376 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 4
Average hourly rate £42.50 £14.25 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+198.24% +18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.63 £10.90 £9.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.60 £39.60 £17.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -11.42%

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 19 December 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 5 (62.50%) C
1 5 (62.50%) Embedded C
2 4 (50.00%) Python
3 3 (37.50%) 802.15
3 3 (37.50%) Scrum
3 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (37.50%) TDD
3 3 (37.50%) ZigBee
3 3 (37.50%) Waterfall
3 3 (37.50%) Data Structures
3 3 (37.50%) Algorithms
4 2 (25.00%) Unit Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Verilog
4 2 (25.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
4 2 (25.00%) Ethernet
5 1 (12.50%) VPN
5 1 (12.50%) SSL
5 1 (12.50%) Windows
5 1 (12.50%) Bluetooth
5 1 (12.50%) ISDN
5 1 (12.50%) VoIP
5 1 (12.50%) MPLS
5 1 (12.50%) ASIC
5 1 (12.50%) Firewall
5 1 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (12.50%) Wireless
5 1 (12.50%) Electronics
5 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
5 1 (12.50%) Validation

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) 802.15
1 3 (37.50%) ZigBee
2 2 (25.00%) Ethernet
3 1 (12.50%) VPN
3 1 (12.50%) SSL
3 1 (12.50%) Bluetooth
3 1 (12.50%) ISDN
3 1 (12.50%) VoIP
3 1 (12.50%) MPLS
3 1 (12.50%) Firewall
3 1 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (12.50%) Wireless
3 1 (12.50%) VLAN
General
1 1 (12.50%) Electronics
1 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Firmware Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) FPGA Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Embedded C Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Software Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) FPGA Design Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) VoIP Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Design Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Data Structures
1 3 (37.50%) Algorithms
2 2 (25.00%) Verilog
2 2 (25.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (12.50%) ASIC
3 1 (12.50%) VHDL
3 1 (12.50%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Scrum
1 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (37.50%) TDD
1 3 (37.50%) Waterfall
2 2 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Validation
3 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) C
1 5 (62.50%) Embedded C
2 4 (50.00%) Python
3 1 (12.50%) Assembly Language
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Xilinx
1 1 (12.50%) WatchGuard
1 1 (12.50%) Polycom
1 1 (12.50%) Altera
1 1 (12.50%) Synopsys
1 1 (12.50%) Actel
1 1 (12.50%) Imperva