The table below looks at the statistics for the Firmware Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firmware Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 18 December 2014 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firmware Developer
Rank 587 559 542
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Firmware Developer 2 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.004% 0.002% 0.002%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.004% 0.002% 0.002%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £39.00 £39.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £39.00 -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the England region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
46377 43815 42054
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 91.76% 92.62% 93.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 29997 26942 24224
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1904 1934 2472
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £37.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Firmware Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Firmware Developer in the job title across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Firmware Developer Jobs Demand Trend in England

Firmware Developer
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Firmware Developer Daily Rate Trend in England

Firmware Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Firmware Developer Hourly Rate Trend in England

Firmware Developer
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firmware Developer within the England region over the 3 months to 18 December 2014. 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
South West - 1 - -
Firmware Developer
UK

Firmware Developer
Top 21 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Firmware Developer in their job title 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 with Firmware Developer in their job title.

1 4 (100.00%) Firmware
2 3 (75.00%) C++
3 2 (50.00%) C
3 2 (50.00%) Assembly Language
3 2 (50.00%) Wireless
4 1 (25.00%) Electronics
4 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (25.00%) Device Driver
4 1 (25.00%) Debian
4 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Ubuntu
4 1 (25.00%) Degree
4 1 (25.00%) ZigBee
4 1 (25.00%) Multithreading
4 1 (25.00%) Atmel
4 1 (25.00%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (25.00%) Embedded Software Development
4 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (25.00%) Linux
4 1 (25.00%) Internet
4 1 (25.00%) Middleware

Firmware Developer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Firmware Developer in their job title 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 with Firmware Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) Wireless
2 1 (25.00%) ZigBee
2 1 (25.00%) Internet
General
1 1 (25.00%) Electronics
1 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Device Driver
1 1 (25.00%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Debian
1 1 (25.00%) Ubuntu
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Multithreading
1 1 (25.00%) Embedded Software Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) C++
2 2 (50.00%) C
2 2 (50.00%) Assembly Language
3 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Atmel