The table below looks at the statistics for the Firmware Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the South West 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 30 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firmware Engineer
Rank 146 - 129
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Firmware Engineer 3 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.091% - 0.068%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.097% - 0.072%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£351 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £265 £500
% change year-on-year
+28.39% -47.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%
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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 West 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 West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3081 1994 2780
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.82% 92.27% 93.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 2026 1269 1559
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £214 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 202 180 238
Average hourly rate £21.94 £15.50 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.53% -17.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £33.25 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%

Firmware Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Firmware Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Firmware Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Firmware Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Firmware Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Firmware Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Firmware Engineer
Top 20 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 4 (100.00%) C
1 4 (100.00%) Firmware
2 3 (75.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (50.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 2 (50.00%) C++
3 2 (50.00%) Embedded C
3 2 (50.00%) Linux
4 1 (25.00%) Internet
4 1 (25.00%) VC++
4 1 (25.00%) Python
4 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (25.00%) Siemens
4 1 (25.00%) Perl
4 1 (25.00%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (25.00%) Chemistry
4 1 (25.00%) NorthgateArinso
4 1 (25.00%) Embedded Software Development
4 1 (25.00%) Sony
4 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (25.00%) VHDL

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

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Internet
1 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
General
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (25.00%) Chemistry
2 1 (25.00%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (25.00%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) Embedded Software Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C
2 2 (50.00%) C++
2 2 (50.00%) Embedded C
3 1 (25.00%) VC++
3 1 (25.00%) Python
3 1 (25.00%) Perl
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Siemens
1 1 (25.00%) NorthgateArinso
1 1 (25.00%) Sony