The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South East region that had Firmware Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firmware Engineer
Rank 254 272 252
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Firmware Engineer 6 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.072% 0.020% 0.011%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.077% 0.021% 0.011%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate - - £330
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Median hourly rate £40.75 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £37.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year
+46.66% -21.05%
Firmware Engineer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
7800 9372 8783
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.69% 94.77% 94.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 4751 5634 4840
Median daily rate £400 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £539 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 386 438 463
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +17.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £10.76 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Firmware Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of IT contracts across the South East region that featured Firmware Engineer in the job title.

Firmware Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Firmware Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Firmware Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Firmware Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Firmware Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Firmware Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firmware Engineer across the South East region over the 3 months to 30 September 2016.

Firmware Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Firmware Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firmware Engineer within the South East region over the 3 months to 30 September 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
Hampshire - 3 - - 1
Isle of Wight - 2 - -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Firmware Engineer
England

Firmware Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, Firmware Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region featuring Firmware Engineer in the job title.

1 8 (100.00%) Firmware
2 5 (62.50%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 5 (62.50%) Xilinx
3 4 (50.00%) VHDL
4 3 (37.50%) Validation
4 3 (37.50%) Mentor Graphics
4 3 (37.50%) Subversion
4 3 (37.50%) Actel
5 2 (25.00%) Git (software)
5 2 (25.00%) Prototyping
5 2 (25.00%) Algorithms
5 2 (25.00%) Embedded C
5 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
5 2 (25.00%) Degree
5 2 (25.00%) QA
5 2 (25.00%) Rapid Prototyping
5 2 (25.00%) DO-254
5 2 (25.00%) Electronics
5 2 (25.00%) C
5 2 (25.00%) PVCS
6 1 (12.50%) Python
6 1 (12.50%) Bluetooth
6 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
6 1 (12.50%) Internet
6 1 (12.50%) VxWorks
6 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
6 1 (12.50%) RFID
6 1 (12.50%) Project Management
6 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (12.50%) Data Management

Firmware Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Bluetooth
1 1 (12.50%) Internet
1 1 (12.50%) RFID
1 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Subversion
2 2 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (25.00%) PVCS
3 1 (12.50%) Emacs
3 1 (12.50%) Redmine
General
1 2 (25.00%) Electronics
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
2 1 (12.50%) Military
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 4 (50.00%) VHDL
3 2 (25.00%) Algorithms
4 1 (12.50%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Validation
2 2 (25.00%) Prototyping
2 2 (25.00%) Rapid Prototyping
2 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
3 1 (12.50%) Data Management
3 1 (12.50%) Digital Signal Processing
3 1 (12.50%) Electronic Design Automation
3 1 (12.50%) Logistics
3 1 (12.50%) PDM
3 1 (12.50%) Programme Management
3 1 (12.50%) Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) Signal Processing
3 1 (12.50%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) C
1 2 (25.00%) Embedded C
2 1 (12.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) DO-254
1 2 (25.00%) QA
2 1 (12.50%) JTAG
System Software
1 8 (100.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Xilinx
2 3 (37.50%) Actel
2 3 (37.50%) Mentor Graphics
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