The table below looks at the statistics for the Firmware Engineer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. 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 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firmware Engineer
Rank 591 585 537
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -48
Contract jobs requiring a Firmware Engineer 22 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.040% 0.008% 0.013%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.043% 0.008% 0.014%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
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£500 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -7.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £300 -
% change year-on-year
+66.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 2
Average hourly rate £40.00 £42.00 £35.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +17.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.40 £42.00 £34.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £42.00 £37.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £42.00 £35.75
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +17.48%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50953 48768 42881
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.48% 92.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 31537 30266 24598
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1993 1997 2122
Average hourly rate £16.54 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

Firmware Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Firmware Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Firmware Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Firmware Engineer within the UK.

Firmware Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Firmware Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Firmware Engineer within the UK.

Firmware Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Firmware Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firmware Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 27 May 2015.

Firmware Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Firmware Engineer
Top 18 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 27 May 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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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
England -12 15 £500 +66.66% 28
Scotland - 11 - -
Edinburgh - 7 - -
South East - 6 £500 - 13
Kent - 3 - - 8
East of England 0 2 - - 8
South West +10 1 - - 1
North West - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 - -
Dover - 1 - -
Macclesfield - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 £500 -
Portsmouth - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £500 -
Cheshire - 1 - -
Essex - 1 - - 7
Hampshire - 1 - - 2
Hertfordshire - 1 - -

Firmware Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 28 (100.00%) Firmware
2 18 (64.29%) C
3 12 (42.86%) C++
4 11 (39.29%) Wi-Fi
5 10 (35.71%) C#
6 9 (32.14%) Linux
7 7 (25.00%) Embedded C
8 6 (21.43%) Windows
8 6 (21.43%) Subversion
8 6 (21.43%) Git (software)
9 5 (17.86%) Qt
9 5 (17.86%) TortoiseSVN
9 5 (17.86%) Xilinx
9 5 (17.86%) Assembly Language
10 4 (14.29%) Microsoft
10 4 (14.29%) ADO.NET
10 4 (14.29%) ASP.NET
10 4 (14.29%) Python
10 4 (14.29%) HTML
10 4 (14.29%) .NET
10 4 (14.29%) Oracle
10 4 (14.29%) SQL Server
10 4 (14.29%) Software Engineering
10 4 (14.29%) WCF
10 4 (14.29%) WPF
10 4 (14.29%) Security Cleared
10 4 (14.29%) VHDL
10 4 (14.29%) Electronics
10 4 (14.29%) Oracle Retail
10 4 (14.29%) HTML5

Firmware Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

Applications
1 2 (7.14%) MS Project
2 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.57%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 4 (14.29%) Oracle Retail
Communications & Networking
1 11 (39.29%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (10.71%) Ethernet
3 2 (7.14%) TCP/IP
3 2 (7.14%) Wireless
4 1 (3.57%) Bluetooth
4 1 (3.57%) 802.11
4 1 (3.57%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (21.43%) Subversion
1 6 (21.43%) Git (software)
2 5 (17.86%) TortoiseSVN
3 1 (3.57%) GCC
3 1 (3.57%) Metasploit
3 1 (3.57%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (14.29%) Electronics
1 4 (14.29%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.86%) Qt
2 4 (14.29%) HTML5
2 4 (14.29%) WCF
2 4 (14.29%) WPF
2 4 (14.29%) HTML
2 4 (14.29%) .NET
2 4 (14.29%) ADO.NET
2 4 (14.29%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.57%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) VHDL
2 3 (10.71%) Verilog
2 3 (10.71%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 3 (10.71%) Device Driver
2 3 (10.71%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (7.14%) ASIC
4 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (32.14%) Linux
2 6 (21.43%) Windows
3 1 (3.57%) VxWorks
3 1 (3.57%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (14.29%) Software Engineering
2 2 (7.14%) Project Planning
2 2 (7.14%) Embedded Software Development
2 2 (7.14%) Linux Kernel Development
3 1 (3.57%) SysML
3 1 (3.57%) UML
3 1 (3.57%) Configuration Management
3 1 (3.57%) Change Management
3 1 (3.57%) Validation
3 1 (3.57%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (64.29%) C
2 12 (42.86%) C++
3 10 (35.71%) C#
4 7 (25.00%) Embedded C
5 5 (17.86%) Assembly Language
6 4 (14.29%) Python
7 3 (10.71%) Perl
8 2 (7.14%) Embedded C++
8 2 (7.14%) Tcl
9 1 (3.57%) MATLAB
9 1 (3.57%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 3 (10.71%) Degree
2 3 (10.71%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.57%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 28 (100.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 5 (17.86%) Xilinx
2 4 (14.29%) Oracle
2 4 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.57%) Renesas