The table below looks at the statistics for Firmware skills in IT contracts advertised for the Devon region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firmware over the 3 months to 23 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Firmware
South West / Devon
Rank 36 38 36
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -2
Contract jobs citing Firmware 2 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 0.73% 0.75% 1.02%
As % of the System Software category 4.55% 7.41% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £281 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £365 £388
% change year-on-year
-10.95% -5.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £41.25 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -2.43%

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

System Software Category
Devon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
44 27 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 16.06% 10.15% 12.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 15 17
Median daily rate £378 £190 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+98.68% -15.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £175 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £564 £440 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 2
Median hourly rate £23.00 £19.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.05% +22.58%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.93 £16.00 £16.46
% change year-on-year
-0.43% -2.76%

Firmware
Jobs Demand Trend in Devon

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Devon region citing Firmware as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the System Software category.

Firmware Jobs Demand Trend in Devon

Firmware
Daily Rate Trend in Devon

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

Firmware Daily Rate Trend in Devon

Firmware
Hourly Rate Trend in Devon

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

Firmware Hourly Rate Trend in Devon

Firmware
Contract Job Locations in Devon

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firmware within the Devon region over the 3 months to 23 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Barnstaple - 1 £250 -
Exeter - 1 £313 -
Firmware
South West

Firmware
Top 16 Related IT Skills in Devon

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Firmware also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Devon region with a requirement for Firmware.

1 2 (100.00%) C
1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) C++
1 2 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 2 (100.00%) Assembly Language
1 2 (100.00%) MATLAB
1 2 (100.00%) VHDL
1 2 (100.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 2 (100.00%) Altera
1 2 (100.00%) FPGA Design
2 1 (50.00%) RS-232
2 1 (50.00%) RS-485
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Electronics

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in Devon by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) Ethernet
2 1 (50.00%) RS-232
2 1 (50.00%) RS-485
General
1 1 (50.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Firmware Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Design Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Digital Design Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) MATLAB Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 2 (100.00%) VHDL
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) FPGA Design
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Assembly Language
1 2 (100.00%) C
1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) C++
1 2 (100.00%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
1 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Altera