The table below looks at the statistics for Firmware skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firmware over the 3 months to 12 February 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firmware
Rank 117 116 121
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +5
Contract jobs citing Firmware 10 13 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.42% 0.51% 0.33%
As % of the System Software category 3.46% 3.89% 2.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 3
Average daily rate £600 £243 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+147.42% -51.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £371 £326
% change year-on-year
-15.82% +13.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 4
Average hourly rate £40.00 £39.25 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.91% -0.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £41.75 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-4.19% +114.10%
Firmware
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 East of England region.

System Software Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
289 334 293
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 12.13% 13.05% 12.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 153 152
Average daily rate £325 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £130 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
- +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 83 45
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.25 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.58% +10.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.74 £11.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.25 £34.13 £43.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

Firmware
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

Firmware Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Firmware
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Firmware Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Firmware
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firmware across the East of England region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

Firmware Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Firmware
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Firmware Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Firmware
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firmware within the East of England region over the 3 months to 12 February 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
Essex +3 3 £350 - 3
Hertfordshire +2 3 £600 +147.42% 1
Cambridgeshire +10 2 £675 - 11
Bedfordshire - 2 - -
Firmware
England

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 9 (45.00%) C
1 9 (45.00%) Electronics
2 8 (40.00%) IEC 61508
3 7 (35.00%) HNC
3 7 (35.00%) HND
3 7 (35.00%) Validation
3 7 (35.00%) Software Engineering
4 6 (30.00%) EMC
4 6 (30.00%) JTAG
5 5 (25.00%) SC Cleared
5 5 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 5 (25.00%) DO-254
5 5 (25.00%) Stress Analysis
5 5 (25.00%) Schematic Capture
5 5 (25.00%) VHDL
5 5 (25.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 4 (20.00%) Windows
7 3 (15.00%) Wireless
7 3 (15.00%) F5
7 3 (15.00%) Test Scripting
7 3 (15.00%) Linux
7 3 (15.00%) Python
7 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
7 3 (15.00%) C++
7 3 (15.00%) Automotive
7 3 (15.00%) Embedded C
7 3 (15.00%) Brocade
7 3 (15.00%) Load Balancing
7 3 (15.00%) LabVIEW
8 2 (10.00%) Device Driver

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.00%) SOLIDWORKS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (15.00%) Wireless
2 2 (10.00%) DNS
2 2 (10.00%) Firewall
3 1 (5.00%) Internet
3 1 (5.00%) LAN
3 1 (5.00%) WAN
3 1 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (5.00%) ZigBee
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) LabVIEW
2 2 (10.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (10.00%) Subversion
2 2 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (5.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (5.00%) JUnit
3 1 (5.00%) Selenium
General
1 9 (45.00%) Electronics
2 3 (15.00%) Automotive
3 2 (10.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (5.00%) Finance
4 1 (5.00%) Retail
4 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Electronics Engineer
1 6 (30.00%) Firmware Engineer
2 5 (25.00%) Design Engineer
2 5 (25.00%) Software Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) Embedded Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Applications Developer
4 2 (10.00%) C# Application Developer
4 2 (10.00%) C# Developer
4 2 (10.00%) C++ Applications Developer
4 2 (10.00%) C++ Developer
4 2 (10.00%) C++/C# Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Mobile Applications Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) EMC Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior C++ Applications Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 5 (25.00%) VHDL
2 2 (10.00%) Device Driver
2 2 (10.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.00%) Internet of Things
3 1 (5.00%) Robotics
3 1 (5.00%) Smart Energy
3 1 (5.00%) Smart Meter
3 1 (5.00%) STB
Operating Systems
1 4 (20.00%) Windows
2 3 (15.00%) Linux
3 2 (10.00%) Android
3 2 (10.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Software Engineering
1 7 (35.00%) Validation
2 5 (25.00%) Schematic Capture
2 5 (25.00%) Stress Analysis
3 3 (15.00%) Load Balancing
3 3 (15.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (10.00%) High Availability
4 2 (10.00%) Mobile Application Development
4 2 (10.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (10.00%) TDD
4 2 (10.00%) Test Automation
5 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.00%) Automation Testing
5 1 (5.00%) CAD
5 1 (5.00%) Functional Testing
5 1 (5.00%) Industrial Design
5 1 (5.00%) Issue Tracking
5 1 (5.00%) Mobile Development
5 1 (5.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (5.00%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 9 (45.00%) C
2 3 (15.00%) C++
2 3 (15.00%) Embedded C
2 3 (15.00%) Python
3 2 (10.00%) C#
4 1 (5.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (35.00%) HNC
1 7 (35.00%) HND
2 5 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 5 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (40.00%) IEC 61508
2 6 (30.00%) JTAG
3 5 (25.00%) DO-254
4 2 (10.00%) ISO 9001
4 2 (10.00%) MISRA
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) EMC
2 3 (15.00%) Brocade
2 3 (15.00%) F5
3 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
Cambridge
Oho Group
Rate: £35 - 40 per hour
Posted: 8 days ago
Cambridge
Client Server
Rate: £650 - £700 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Chelmsford
Real Staffing
Rate: £43 - £47 per hour + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Cambridge
IQ Telecom
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Hemel Hempstead
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
Cambridge
IQ Telecom
Rate: £650 - £700 per day
Posted: 21 days ago