The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Firmware in IT contracts advertised for the Swindon region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firmware over the 3 months to 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firmware
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing Firmware 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon - - -
As % of the Miscellaneous category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £293 £348
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -15.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £37.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year
-32.00% -9.63%
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Wiltshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Swindon region.

Miscellaneous Category
Swindon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
69 86 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 16.08% 24.71% 19.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 56 42
Average daily rate £380 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.58% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £150 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £550 £609
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 3
Average hourly rate £18.09 £17.50 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.34% +14.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £14.35 £12.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.63 £17.50 £151.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £17.69 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+10.23% -39.00%

Firmware
Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Firmware across the Swindon region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Firmware Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

Firmware
Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

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

Firmware Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

Firmware
Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

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

Firmware Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

Firmware
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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 6 (100.00%) C
1 6 (100.00%) Linux
2 4 (66.67%) Bluetooth
2 4 (66.67%) 3G
2 4 (66.67%) Wi-Fi
2 4 (66.67%) Wireless
2 4 (66.67%) Device Driver
2 4 (66.67%) ZigBee
2 4 (66.67%) Embedded Linux
2 4 (66.67%) Smart Meter
3 2 (33.33%) Coverity
3 2 (33.33%) Valgrind
3 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 2 (33.33%) Assembly Language
3 2 (33.33%) QNX
3 2 (33.33%) VxWorks
3 2 (33.33%) OO
3 2 (33.33%) ClearCase
3 2 (33.33%) C++
3 2 (33.33%) UNIX
3 2 (33.33%) Windows
4 1 (16.67%) Embedded C
4 1 (16.67%) Embedded C++
4 1 (16.67%) Degree

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) Bluetooth
1 4 (66.67%) 3G
1 4 (66.67%) Wi-Fi
1 4 (66.67%) Wireless
1 4 (66.67%) ZigBee
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) ClearCase
1 2 (33.33%) Valgrind
General
1 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (16.67%) Software Developer
1 1 (16.67%) Software Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Developer
1 1 (16.67%) Embedded Software Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) C++ Software Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Embedded C Software Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Embedded Software Developer
1 1 (16.67%) Embedded C Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) C Software Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Radio Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Embedded C++ Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Device Driver
1 4 (66.67%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Linux
2 4 (66.67%) Embedded Linux
3 2 (33.33%) VxWorks
3 2 (33.33%) UNIX
3 2 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) OO
1 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) C
2 2 (33.33%) C++
2 2 (33.33%) Assembly Language
3 1 (16.67%) Embedded C
3 1 (16.67%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) QNX
1 2 (33.33%) Coverity