The table below looks at the statistics for the Firmware Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 4 August 2015 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firmware Engineer
Rank 582 565 545
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Firmware Engineer 5 3 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.010% 0.006% 0.024%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.010% 0.007% 0.025%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Average daily rate
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- £300 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £300 £285
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 6
Average hourly rate £37.50 £42.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% +12.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +12.00%
Firmware Engineer
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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
47771 45698 43205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.50% 92.57% 92.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 30943 28173 25957
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1778 1841 1968
Average hourly rate £16.95 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.72% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.78 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

Firmware Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Firmware Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in England

Firmware Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Firmware Engineer Daily Rate Trend in England

Firmware Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Firmware Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in England

Firmware Engineer
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 Engineer within the England region over the 3 months to 4 August 2015. 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 -2 2 - - 5
East of England -7 2 - - 9
South East - 1 - - 12
Firmware Engineer
UK

Firmware Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Firmware Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title.

1 19 (100.00%) Firmware
2 13 (68.42%) C
3 9 (47.37%) C++
4 6 (31.58%) C#
4 6 (31.58%) Linux
4 6 (31.58%) Subversion
4 6 (31.58%) Git (software)
5 5 (26.32%) Qt
5 5 (26.32%) TortoiseSVN
5 5 (26.32%) Software Engineering
5 5 (26.32%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (26.32%) Embedded C
6 4 (21.05%) Electronics
6 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
6 4 (21.05%) Embedded Systems
7 3 (15.79%) Embedded Software Development
7 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
7 3 (15.79%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 3 (15.79%) Xilinx
7 3 (15.79%) Degree
7 3 (15.79%) Ethernet
8 2 (10.53%) MS Project
8 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
8 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
8 2 (10.53%) Project Planning
8 2 (10.53%) VHDL
9 1 (5.26%) Renesas
9 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (5.26%) DV Cleared
9 1 (5.26%) Metasploit

Firmware Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Firmware Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Project
2 1 (5.26%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 5 (26.32%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (15.79%) Ethernet
3 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
4 1 (5.26%) Bluetooth
4 1 (5.26%) SNMP
Development Applications
1 6 (31.58%) Subversion
1 6 (31.58%) Git (software)
2 5 (26.32%) TortoiseSVN
3 1 (5.26%) GCC
3 1 (5.26%) Metasploit
3 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
3 1 (5.26%) Eclipse
General
1 4 (21.05%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (26.32%) Qt
2 1 (5.26%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (15.79%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 2 (10.53%) VHDL
4 1 (5.26%) Device Driver
4 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
4 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (31.58%) Linux
2 1 (5.26%) VxWorks
2 1 (5.26%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) Software Engineering
2 3 (15.79%) Embedded Software Development
3 2 (10.53%) Project Planning
4 1 (5.26%) SysML
4 1 (5.26%) UML
4 1 (5.26%) Configuration Management
4 1 (5.26%) Change Management
4 1 (5.26%) Validation
4 1 (5.26%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (68.42%) C
2 9 (47.37%) C++
3 6 (31.58%) C#
4 5 (26.32%) Embedded C
5 1 (5.26%) Assembly Language
5 1 (5.26%) MATLAB
5 1 (5.26%) Java
5 1 (5.26%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
2 3 (15.79%) Degree
2 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 19 (100.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) Xilinx
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.26%) Renesas