The table below looks at the statistics for Firmware skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridgeshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firmware over the 3 months to 23 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firmware
Rank 63 51 65
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +14
Contract jobs citing Firmware 3 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 0.40% 0.76% 0.14%
As % of the System Software category 5.00% 5.63% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £306
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +11.02%
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 £37.25 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+14.61% -13.33%
Firmware
East of England

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

System Software Category
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
60 71 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 8.10% 13.50% 16.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 39 30
Average daily rate £175 £250 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £112 £185 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £376 £374
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.00% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 9 13
Average hourly rate £42.50 £15.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+183.33% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £10.90 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.20 £37.65 £18.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Firmware
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Firmware Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

Firmware
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Firmware Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

Firmware
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Firmware Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

Firmware
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firmware within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge 0 3 - - 14
Firmware
East of England

Firmware
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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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