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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firmware
Rank 37 34 49
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +15
Contract jobs citing Firmware 3 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.93% 0.76% 0.25%
As % of the System Software category 11.54% 5.56% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £313
% change year-on-year
- +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £42.50 £38.25 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -0.64%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £28.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+49.12% -24.00%
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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
26 36 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 8.10% 13.64% 15.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 21 10
Average daily rate £338 £370 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.78% +57.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £126 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £380 £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 7
Average hourly rate £44.25 £20.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+121.25% +66.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £10.80 £9.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £37.80 £27.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -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 28 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 (83.33%) C
1 5 (83.33%) Embedded C
2 4 (66.67%) Python
3 3 (50.00%) 802.15
3 3 (50.00%) Scrum
3 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (50.00%) TDD
3 3 (50.00%) ZigBee
3 3 (50.00%) Waterfall
3 3 (50.00%) Data Structures
3 3 (50.00%) Algorithms
4 2 (33.33%) Unit Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 2 (33.33%) Verilog
5 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 1 (16.67%) VHDL
5 1 (16.67%) Assembly Language
5 1 (16.67%) ASIC
5 1 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (16.67%) Electronics
5 1 (16.67%) Validation
5 1 (16.67%) Bluetooth
5 1 (16.67%) Ethernet
5 1 (16.67%) Xilinx
5 1 (16.67%) Altera
5 1 (16.67%) Synopsys
5 1 (16.67%) Actel
5 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) 802.15
1 3 (50.00%) ZigBee
2 1 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (16.67%) Bluetooth
2 1 (16.67%) Ethernet
General
1 1 (16.67%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Firmware Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) FPGA Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Embedded C Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Design Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Software Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) FPGA Design Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Data Structures
1 3 (50.00%) Algorithms
2 2 (33.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 2 (33.33%) Verilog
3 1 (16.67%) VHDL
3 1 (16.67%) ASIC
3 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Scrum
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (50.00%) TDD
1 3 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 2 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
3 1 (16.67%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) C
1 5 (83.33%) Embedded C
2 4 (66.67%) Python
3 1 (16.67%) Assembly Language
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Xilinx
1 1 (16.67%) Altera
1 1 (16.67%) Synopsys
1 1 (16.67%) Actel
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