The table below looks at the statistics for Firmware skills in IT contracts advertised for the Gloucestershire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firmware over the 3 months to 19 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firmware
Rank 55 38 44
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +6
Contract jobs citing Firmware 2 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 0.38% 0.34% 0.51%
As % of the System Software category 3.57% 1.69% 4.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£351 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £340
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -0.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £41.00 - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.75 £38.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+3.92% +2.00%
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 Gloucestershire region.

System Software Category
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
56 59 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 10.77% 20.21% 11.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 32 21
Average daily rate £325 £300 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £156 £150 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £411 £452
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 2
Average hourly rate £23.00 £14.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+58.62% -34.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.05 £13.80 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.20 £20.00 £30.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -11.42%

Firmware
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Firmware Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

Firmware
Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Firmware Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

Firmware
Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Firmware Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

Firmware
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firmware within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 19 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
Cheltenham - - - -
Stroud - - - -
Firmware
South West

Firmware
Top 12 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 2 (100.00%) C
1 2 (100.00%) C++
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Embedded C
2 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Electronics
2 1 (50.00%) Validation
2 1 (50.00%) VHDL
2 1 (50.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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.

General
1 1 (50.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Firmware Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Validation Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) VHDL
1 1 (50.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Validation
1 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C
1 2 (100.00%) C++
2 1 (50.00%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared