The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Firmware in IT contracts advertised for the Highlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firmware over the 3 months to 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firmware
Rank 9 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Firmware 8 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Highlands 20.00% - -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 61.54% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£300 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £275 £348
% change year-on-year
+22.72% -20.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £47.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+2.04% -8.12%
Firmware
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Highlands region.

Miscellaneous Category
Highlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
13 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Highlands 32.50% 14.29% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate £300 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £44.38 £13.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+241.34% -18.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.65 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+6.58% -32.69%

Firmware
Jobs Demand Trend in the Highlands

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

Firmware Jobs Demand Trend in the Highlands

Firmware
Top 20 Related IT Skills in the Highlands

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Highlands 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 7 (87.50%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 7 (87.50%) GAMP
1 7 (87.50%) Change Management
1 7 (87.50%) Validation
1 7 (87.50%) Risk Assessment
1 7 (87.50%) SCADA
2 4 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (37.50%) PDCA
3 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (37.50%) Lean Six Sigma
3 3 (37.50%) Product Management
3 3 (37.50%) Statistical Analysis
3 3 (37.50%) Statistics
3 3 (37.50%) Degree
3 3 (37.50%) Risk Management
3 3 (37.50%) Manufacturing
3 3 (37.50%) Six Sigma
3 3 (37.50%) Benchmarking
4 1 (12.50%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (12.50%) C++

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in the Highlands by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Highlands 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 3 (37.50%) Manufacturing
2 1 (12.50%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Validation Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Systems Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Quality Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Senior Quality Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Computer Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Firmware Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Firmware Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (87.50%) SCADA
2 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (37.50%) Statistics
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Change Management
1 7 (87.50%) Validation
1 7 (87.50%) Risk Assessment
2 4 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (37.50%) PDCA
3 3 (37.50%) Statistical Analysis
3 3 (37.50%) Lean Six Sigma
3 3 (37.50%) Product Management
3 3 (37.50%) Risk Management
3 3 (37.50%) Six Sigma
3 3 (37.50%) Benchmarking
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (87.50%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 7 (87.50%) GAMP