The table below looks at the statistics for the Firmware Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firmware Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 2 March 2015 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firmware Engineer
Rank 259 243 218
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -25
Contract jobs requiring a Firmware Engineer 2 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.020% 0.011% 0.026%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.022% 0.012% 0.029%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
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UK excluding London average daily rate - - £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 £37.50
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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
8981 8228 6991
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.59% 91.40% 91.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4813 4347 3312
Average daily rate £375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £218 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 418 476 593
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.25 £17.94
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% -3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.15 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -2.00%

Firmware Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Firmware Engineer in the job title across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firmware Engineer within the South East region over the 3 months to 2 March 2015. 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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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
Kent - 2 - - 8
Oxfordshire - - - - 2
Firmware Engineer
England

Firmware Engineer
Top 21 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East region that cited Firmware Engineer in their job title 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 with Firmware Engineer in their job title.

1 3 (100.00%) Linux
1 3 (100.00%) Firmware
1 3 (100.00%) C
2 2 (66.67%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) C++
2 2 (66.67%) Subversion
2 2 (66.67%) Git (software)
2 2 (66.67%) Qt
2 2 (66.67%) TortoiseSVN
3 1 (33.33%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (33.33%) Low Latency
3 1 (33.33%) Gigabit Ethernet
3 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (33.33%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Device Driver
3 1 (33.33%) VHDL
3 1 (33.33%) Verilog
3 1 (33.33%) Ethernet
3 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (33.33%) Assembly Language

Firmware Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East region that cited Firmware Engineer in their job title 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 with Firmware Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Ethernet
1 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (33.33%) Gigabit Ethernet
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Subversion
1 2 (66.67%) Git (software)
1 2 (66.67%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Device Driver
1 1 (33.33%) VHDL
1 1 (33.33%) Verilog
1 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
1 1 (33.33%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C
2 2 (66.67%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) C++
3 1 (33.33%) Assembly Language
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Firmware
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