The table below looks at the statistics for Firmware skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firmware over the 3 months to 24 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firmware
Rank 125 123 125
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +2
Contract jobs citing Firmware 18 15 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.62% 0.52% 0.077%
As % of the System Software category 3.49% 6.00% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 0
Median daily rate £330 £347 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.03% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £374 £354 £306
% change year-on-year
+5.72% +15.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 £46.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.51% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
- +19.40%
Firmware
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

System Software Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
516 250 262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 17.74% 8.61% 10.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 114 110
Median daily rate £335 £328 £324
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.29% +1.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £115 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £416
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+10.76% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 14 19
Median hourly rate £37.25 £22.75 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+63.73% +19.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.04 £11.50 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £110.00 £28.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £15.63
% change year-on-year
+15.15% +5.60%

Firmware
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing Firmware as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the System Software category.

Firmware Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Firmware
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Firmware Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Firmware
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Firmware Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Firmware
Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firmware across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 24 May 2016.

Firmware Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

Firmware
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firmware within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 24 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Renfrewshire -34 8 £316 -8.98%
Edinburgh -15 3 - -
Glasgow - 3 - -
West Lothian - 2 £388 -
Firmware
UK

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Firmware also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Firmware.

1 10 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 9 (45.00%) SSL
2 9 (45.00%) SNMP
2 9 (45.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 9 (45.00%) SCCM
2 9 (45.00%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (45.00%) Software Delivery
3 7 (35.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (35.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (35.00%) Security Cleared
3 7 (35.00%) Windows
3 7 (35.00%) HP
4 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 5 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 5 (25.00%) MCP
4 5 (25.00%) MCTS
4 5 (25.00%) OpenStack
5 4 (20.00%) Infrastructure Management
5 4 (20.00%) PowerShell
5 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (20.00%) VBScript
5 4 (20.00%) Device Driver
6 3 (15.00%) VMware
6 3 (15.00%) VMware ESX
6 3 (15.00%) Linux
6 3 (15.00%) SAN
6 3 (15.00%) Red Hat
6 3 (15.00%) Dell
6 3 (15.00%) Validation

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (25.00%) OpenStack
Communications & Networking
1 10 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 9 (45.00%) SNMP
2 9 (45.00%) SSL
3 3 (15.00%) NAS
3 3 (15.00%) SAN
4 1 (5.00%) 802.11
4 1 (5.00%) HSRP
4 1 (5.00%) Internet
4 1 (5.00%) IPsec
4 1 (5.00%) OSPF
General
1 1 (5.00%) Finance
1 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (20.00%) Build Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Technical Specialist
2 3 (15.00%) Wintel Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) DSP Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) FPGA Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) C++ Software Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Digital Hardware Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Hardware Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Network Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Network Support
4 1 (5.00%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Software Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) VHDL Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Virtualisation Specialist
4 1 (5.00%) Wintel Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 9 (45.00%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (20.00%) Device Driver
3 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (10.00%) Computer Science
4 2 (10.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 2 (10.00%) Verilog
5 1 (5.00%) Driving Licence
5 1 (5.00%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 7 (35.00%) Windows
1 7 (35.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 7 (35.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (15.00%) Linux
3 3 (15.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) Software Delivery
2 4 (20.00%) Infrastructure Management
3 3 (15.00%) Server Building
3 3 (15.00%) Validation
4 1 (5.00%) Analytics
4 1 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (5.00%) Change Management
4 1 (5.00%) OO
4 1 (5.00%) OOD
4 1 (5.00%) OOP
4 1 (5.00%) Programme Management
4 1 (5.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (5.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 4 (20.00%) PowerShell
1 4 (20.00%) VBScript
2 1 (5.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (35.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (25.00%) MCP
2 5 (25.00%) MCTS
2 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (15.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (10.00%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (15.00%) vCloud
2 3 (15.00%) VMware ESX
2 3 (15.00%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (15.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (45.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 9 (45.00%) SCCM
2 3 (15.00%) vMotion
Vendors
1 7 (35.00%) HP
2 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (15.00%) Dell
3 3 (15.00%) Red Hat
3 3 (15.00%) VMware
4 2 (10.00%) Xilinx