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 28 April 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firmware
Rank 58 66 63
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -3
Contract jobs citing Firmware 3 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 0.49% 0.14% 0.43%
As % of the System Software category 2.94% 1.04% 3.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £675 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £344 £310
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +10.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+1.29% +29.16%
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
102 96 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 16.64% 13.30% 13.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 45 40
Average daily rate £388 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £104 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £338 £318
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 20 17
Average hourly rate £35.00 £14.00 £22.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+150.00% -38.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.60 £11.74 £19.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £34.20 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -

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 28 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -2 2 £675 - 5
Firmware
East of England

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 2 (50.00%) C
1 2 (50.00%) Embedded C
1 2 (50.00%) Wireless
1 2 (50.00%) Electronics
1 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (25.00%) Selenium
2 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (25.00%) Open Source
2 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (25.00%) Robot Framework
2 1 (25.00%) Smart Energy
2 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (25.00%) LabVIEW
2 1 (25.00%) SOLIDWORKS
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Firewall
2 1 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (25.00%) Embedded C++
2 1 (25.00%) CAD
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) C++
2 1 (25.00%) Perl
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (25.00%) Python

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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.

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) SOLIDWORKS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) Wireless
2 1 (25.00%) Bluetooth
2 1 (25.00%) Firewall
2 1 (25.00%) VPN
2 1 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (25.00%) WLAN
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (25.00%) LabVIEW
1 1 (25.00%) Robot Framework
1 1 (25.00%) Selenium
General
1 2 (50.00%) Electronics
2 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Software Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Developer/Software Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Electronics Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Embedded Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Firmware Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Head of Design
2 1 (25.00%) Software Design Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Software Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (25.00%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) CAD
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Open Source
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) C
1 2 (50.00%) Embedded C
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) C++
2 1 (25.00%) Embedded C++
2 1 (25.00%) Perl
2 1 (25.00%) Python
2 1 (25.00%) SQL