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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firmware
Rank 137 117 127
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +10
Contract jobs citing Firmware 14 16 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.47% 0.54% 0.038%
As % of the System Software category 2.83% 6.25% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 0
Average daily rate £355 £347 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.16% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £344 £310
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +10.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £39.25 £46.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.13% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +29.16%
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
495 256 269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 16.58% 8.59% 10.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 239 124 101
Average daily rate £360 £322 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.84% -1.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £115 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 12 16
Average hourly rate £38.50 £29.09 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.37% +63.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £11.30 £11.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £110.00 £30.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.38 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+5.30% -

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 29 April 2016.

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 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Renfrewshire -28 6 £316 -8.98%
Glasgow - 4 £205 -
West Lothian - 3 £388 -
Edinburgh -18 1 - - 1
Firmware
UK

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 10 (47.62%) TCP/IP
2 9 (42.86%) SSL
2 9 (42.86%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 9 (42.86%) SCCM
2 9 (42.86%) SNMP
2 9 (42.86%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (42.86%) Software Delivery
3 7 (33.33%) MCTS
3 7 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 7 (33.33%) MCP
4 6 (28.57%) Windows
4 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (23.81%) OpenStack
6 4 (19.05%) Validation
6 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared
6 4 (19.05%) C
6 4 (19.05%) Active Directory
6 4 (19.05%) HP
7 3 (14.29%) Dell
7 3 (14.29%) C++
7 3 (14.29%) VBScript
7 3 (14.29%) Linux
7 3 (14.29%) SAN
7 3 (14.29%) Red Hat
7 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (14.29%) VMware
7 3 (14.29%) VMware ESX
7 3 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (23.81%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 10 (47.62%) TCP/IP
2 9 (42.86%) SNMP
2 9 (42.86%) SSL
3 3 (14.29%) NAS
3 3 (14.29%) SAN
4 1 (4.76%) 802.11
4 1 (4.76%) GPRS
4 1 (4.76%) GSM
4 1 (4.76%) HSRP
4 1 (4.76%) Internet
4 1 (4.76%) IPsec
4 1 (4.76%) OSPF
4 1 (4.76%) RS-232
4 1 (4.76%) RS-422
4 1 (4.76%) RS-485
4 1 (4.76%) Wireless
General
1 1 (4.76%) Aerospace
1 1 (4.76%) Automotive
1 1 (4.76%) Avionics
1 1 (4.76%) Finance
1 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (19.05%) Firmware Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) Embedded Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) Technical Specialist
3 2 (9.52%) Build Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) C++ Software Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) ICT Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) ICT Support
4 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Support
4 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Network Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Network Support
4 1 (4.76%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Software Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Support Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Virtualisation Specialist
4 1 (4.76%) Wintel Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 9 (42.86%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (14.29%) Computer Science
3 2 (9.52%) Device Driver
4 1 (4.76%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 6 (28.57%) Windows
1 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
1 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (14.29%) Linux
2 3 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (42.86%) Software Delivery
2 4 (19.05%) Validation
3 3 (14.29%) Infrastructure Management
3 3 (14.29%) Server Building
4 2 (9.52%) Multithreading
4 2 (9.52%) Test Scripting
4 2 (9.52%) UML
5 1 (4.76%) Analytics
5 1 (4.76%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (4.76%) Change Management
5 1 (4.76%) OO
5 1 (4.76%) OOD
5 1 (4.76%) OOP
5 1 (4.76%) Programme Management
5 1 (4.76%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (4.76%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) C
2 3 (14.29%) C++
2 3 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 3 (14.29%) VBScript
3 2 (9.52%) Embedded C
4 1 (4.76%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 7 (33.33%) MCP
1 7 (33.33%) MCTS
1 7 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared
3 3 (14.29%) Degree
4 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) MISRA
System Software
1 4 (19.05%) Active Directory
2 3 (14.29%) vCloud
2 3 (14.29%) VMware ESX
2 3 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (14.29%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (42.86%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 9 (42.86%) SCCM
2 3 (14.29%) vMotion
Vendors
1 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (19.05%) HP
3 3 (14.29%) Dell
3 3 (14.29%) Red Hat
3 3 (14.29%) VMware
4 1 (4.76%) Atmel