The table below looks at the statistics for Firmware skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firmware over the 3 months to 2 October 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firmware
Rank 107 110 93
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -17
Contract jobs citing Firmware 19 10 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.69% 0.40% 0.55%
As % of the System Software category 7.98% 5.29% 7.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 1
Average daily rate
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£320 - £353
UK excluding London average daily rate £339 £275 £350
% change year-on-year
+23.18% -21.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Average hourly rate £47.50 £33.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.79% -16.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -6.25%
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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
238 189 185
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 8.59% 7.59% 7.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 88 59
Average daily rate £311 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.07% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £182 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.93% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 14
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +17.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £12.10 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £72.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%

Firmware
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Firmware across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firmware across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 2 October 2014.

Firmware Daily Rate Histogram 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firmware within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 2 October 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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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
Glasgow - 2 - - 1
Fife - 1 £288 -
Aberdeenshire - - - -
Dundee - - - - 1
Edinburgh - - - - 1
Firmware
UK

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 15 (57.69%) SNMP
1 15 (57.69%) TCP/IP
1 15 (57.69%) SSL
1 15 (57.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 15 (57.69%) SCCM
1 15 (57.69%) Enterprise Software
2 12 (46.15%) Microsoft
3 11 (42.31%) Validation
3 11 (42.31%) SC Cleared
3 11 (42.31%) Security Cleared
4 10 (38.46%) MCTS
4 10 (38.46%) MCP
4 10 (38.46%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (30.77%) Change Management
6 7 (26.92%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 7 (26.92%) GAMP
6 7 (26.92%) Risk Assessment
6 7 (26.92%) SCADA
7 6 (23.08%) Degree
8 5 (19.23%) Device Driver
9 4 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (11.54%) PDCA
10 3 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (11.54%) Risk Management
10 3 (11.54%) Manufacturing
10 3 (11.54%) Statistical Analysis
10 3 (11.54%) Statistics
10 3 (11.54%) Lean Six Sigma
10 3 (11.54%) Product Management
10 3 (11.54%) C++

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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.

Applications
1 2 (7.69%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 15 (57.69%) SNMP
1 15 (57.69%) TCP/IP
1 15 (57.69%) SSL
2 1 (3.85%) WAAS
2 1 (3.85%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (3.85%) PBX
2 1 (3.85%) Firewall
2 1 (3.85%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 2 (7.69%) JUnit
1 2 (7.69%) VectorCAST
General
1 3 (11.54%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.85%) Back Office
2 1 (3.85%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 4 (15.38%) Build Engineer
1 4 (15.38%) Validation Engineer
2 3 (11.54%) Computer Engineer
2 3 (11.54%) Senior Quality Engineer
2 3 (11.54%) Quality Engineer
2 3 (11.54%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Consultant
3 2 (7.69%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Firmware Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Senior Firmware Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Designer
4 1 (3.85%) Test Leader
4 1 (3.85%) Design Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Technical Support Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Technical Specialist
4 1 (3.85%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Technical Designer
4 1 (3.85%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 15 (57.69%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (26.92%) SCADA
3 5 (19.23%) Device Driver
4 3 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (11.54%) Statistics
5 2 (7.69%) Computer Science
5 2 (7.69%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (42.31%) Validation
2 8 (30.77%) Change Management
3 7 (26.92%) Risk Assessment
4 4 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (11.54%) PDCA
5 3 (11.54%) Risk Management
5 3 (11.54%) Statistical Analysis
5 3 (11.54%) Lean Six Sigma
5 3 (11.54%) Product Management
5 3 (11.54%) Six Sigma
5 3 (11.54%) Benchmarking
6 2 (7.69%) Regression Testing
6 2 (7.69%) Unit Testing
6 2 (7.69%) Integration Testing
7 1 (3.85%) Demand Management
7 1 (3.85%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (3.85%) Performance Testing
7 1 (3.85%) Stress Testing
7 1 (3.85%) Test Automation
7 1 (3.85%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.54%) C++
Qualifications
1 11 (42.31%) SC Cleared
1 11 (42.31%) Security Cleared
2 10 (38.46%) MCTS
2 10 (38.46%) MCP
2 10 (38.46%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (23.08%) Degree
4 1 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.85%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (26.92%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 7 (26.92%) GAMP
Systems Management
1 15 (57.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 15 (57.69%) SCCM
2 1 (3.85%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (3.85%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 12 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 3 (11.54%) HP
3 1 (3.85%) Cisco
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