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 6 December 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firmware
Rank 109 105 121
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +16
Contract jobs citing Firmware 14 25 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.69% 0.88% 0.25%
As % of the System Software category 3.88% 7.72% 2.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 14 6
Median daily rate £321 £281 £341
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.13% -17.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £241 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £329 £370
UK excluding London median daily rate £321 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.38% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Median hourly rate £24.00 £37.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £39.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.59% +5.33%
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
361 324 242
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 17.83% 11.36% 8.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 160 137
Median daily rate £321 £311 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.13% -11.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £170 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £464 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 8 9
Median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% +21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £14.35 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £37.60 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
- -3.03%

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
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 6 December 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 -11 8 £331 +14.95%
Edinburgh +20 3 - - 1
Glasgow +8 3 £300 -7.69%
Firmware
UK

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 6 December 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 7 (41.18%) MCP
1 7 (41.18%) SNMP
1 7 (41.18%) TCP/IP
1 7 (41.18%) SSL
1 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
1 7 (41.18%) Active Directory
1 7 (41.18%) Microsoft Certification
1 7 (41.18%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 7 (41.18%) SCCM
1 7 (41.18%) MCTS
1 7 (41.18%) Enterprise Software
1 7 (41.18%) Software Delivery
2 6 (35.29%) VBScript
2 6 (35.29%) Infrastructure Management
2 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2012
2 6 (35.29%) PowerShell
2 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (35.29%) Windows
3 5 (29.41%) SC Cleared
3 5 (29.41%) Security Cleared
4 4 (23.53%) OpenStack
5 3 (17.65%) HP
6 2 (11.76%) C
7 1 (5.88%) Data Centre
7 1 (5.88%) Internet of Things
7 1 (5.88%) Raspberry Pi
7 1 (5.88%) Arduino
7 1 (5.88%) F5
7 1 (5.88%) Embedded Linux

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 4 (23.53%) OpenStack
Communications & Networking
1 7 (41.18%) SNMP
1 7 (41.18%) SSL
1 7 (41.18%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.88%) Ethernet
2 1 (5.88%) HTTP
2 1 (5.88%) Internet
2 1 (5.88%) Wireless
General
1 1 (5.88%) Electronics
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Wintel Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Embedded Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Firmware Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Administrator
4 1 (5.88%) Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Network Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Network Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Administrator
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 7 (41.18%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.88%) Arduino
2 1 (5.88%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.88%) Internet of Things
2 1 (5.88%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 6 (35.29%) Windows
1 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2003
1 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2008
1 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (5.88%) Embedded Linux
2 1 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Software Delivery
2 6 (35.29%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (5.88%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) PowerShell
1 6 (35.29%) VBScript
2 2 (11.76%) C
3 1 (5.88%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (41.18%) MCP
1 7 (41.18%) MCTS
1 7 (41.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (29.41%) SC Cleared
2 5 (29.41%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 7 (41.18%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (41.18%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 7 (41.18%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
2 3 (17.65%) HP
3 1 (5.88%) Atmel
3 1 (5.88%) F5