The table below looks at the statistics for Firmware skills in IT contracts advertised for the Devon region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firmware over the 3 months to 29 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
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firmware
Rank - 31 -
Contract jobs citing Firmware 0 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon - 1.42% -
As % of the System Software category - 9.38% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate - £225 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £344 £310
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +10.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £34.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +29.16%
Firmware
South West

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
5 32 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 2.75% 15.09% 11.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 16 18
Average daily rate £120 £225 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-46.66% +28.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Average hourly rate £15.36 £13.87 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.70% +26.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.38 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+5.30% -

Firmware
Jobs Demand Trend in Devon

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Firmware across the Devon region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Devon

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Devon 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 (100.00%) C
2 4 (80.00%) C#
3 3 (60.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (60.00%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (40.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 2 (40.00%) C++
4 2 (40.00%) Embedded C
5 1 (20.00%) Tcl
5 1 (20.00%) Wireless
5 1 (20.00%) Electronics
5 1 (20.00%) Python
5 1 (20.00%) Degree
5 1 (20.00%) Physics
5 1 (20.00%) ZigBee
5 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 1 (20.00%) Home Automation
5 1 (20.00%) Ember.js
5 1 (20.00%) Algorithms

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in Devon by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Devon 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 1 (20.00%) Wireless
1 1 (20.00%) ZigBee
General
1 1 (20.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Firmware Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Embedded Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Verification Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Embedded C Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Software Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Ember.js
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (40.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (20.00%) Algorithms
3 1 (20.00%) Home Automation
3 1 (20.00%) Physics
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) C
2 4 (80.00%) C#
3 2 (40.00%) C++
3 2 (40.00%) Embedded C
4 1 (20.00%) Python
4 1 (20.00%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree