The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Firmware Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 6 May 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firmware Engineer
Rank 633 608 612
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Firmware Engineer 8 24 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.043% 0.005%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.015% 0.045% 0.006%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 1
Median daily rate £350 £450 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +50.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £450 -
% change year-on-year
-22.22% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 1
Median hourly rate £36.25 £47.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.68% +26.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £47.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-23.68% +26.66%

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
52739 52999 51576
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.88% 94.73% 94.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 34376 32174 31581
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1514 2137 2130
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.28% -0.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.10 £42.50 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.60 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+8.43% -2.35%

Firmware Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Firmware Engineer in the job title.

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 6 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firmware Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 6 May 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
England -33 7 £350 -22.22% 14
South West +1 2 £350 - 2
South East -19 2 £350 -22.22% 3
East of England - 2 - - 5
Wales - 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - - 5
Luton - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 - - 5
Tewkesbury - 1 £375 -
Middlesbrough - 1 - -
North Yorkshire - 1 - -
Middlesex - 1 £350 -
West Sussex - 1 - -
Dorset - 1 £325 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £375 - 2
South Wales - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -

Firmware Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 featuring Firmware Engineer in the job title.

1 22 (100.00%) Firmware
2 15 (68.18%) C
3 8 (36.36%) C++
3 8 (36.36%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 6 (27.27%) VHDL
4 6 (27.27%) Embedded C
5 4 (18.18%) Electronics
5 4 (18.18%) Linux
5 4 (18.18%) Security Cleared
5 4 (18.18%) Algorithms
6 3 (13.64%) DO-254
6 3 (13.64%) JTAG
6 3 (13.64%) SC Cleared
6 3 (13.64%) Embedded Linux
6 3 (13.64%) Test Scripting
6 3 (13.64%) Subversion
6 3 (13.64%) Software Engineering
6 3 (13.64%) Validation
6 3 (13.64%) Python
6 3 (13.64%) Bluetooth
6 3 (13.64%) C#
6 3 (13.64%) MATLAB
6 3 (13.64%) Simulink
7 2 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (9.09%) EMC
7 2 (9.09%) Tcl
7 2 (9.09%) VxWorks
7 2 (9.09%) Perl
7 2 (9.09%) HNC
7 2 (9.09%) HND

Firmware Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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:

Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.64%) Bluetooth
2 2 (9.09%) Ethernet
2 2 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (4.55%) Firewall
3 1 (4.55%) Modbus
3 1 (4.55%) RS-232
3 1 (4.55%) RS-422
3 1 (4.55%) RS-485
3 1 (4.55%) Software-Defined Radio
3 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.55%) VPN
3 1 (4.55%) Wireless
3 1 (4.55%) WLAN
3 1 (4.55%) ZigBee
Development Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Subversion
2 2 (9.09%) Git (software)
3 1 (4.55%) Emacs
3 1 (4.55%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.55%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (4.55%) Redmine
3 1 (4.55%) Robot Framework
3 1 (4.55%) Selenium
General
1 4 (18.18%) Electronics
2 2 (9.09%) Aerospace
2 2 (9.09%) Automotive
3 1 (4.55%) Avionics
3 1 (4.55%) Finance
3 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.55%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) Ember.js
Miscellaneous
1 8 (36.36%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 6 (27.27%) VHDL
3 4 (18.18%) Algorithms
4 2 (9.09%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (4.55%) CAN bus
5 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
5 1 (4.55%) CPLD
5 1 (4.55%) Home Automation
5 1 (4.55%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 4 (18.18%) Linux
2 3 (13.64%) Embedded Linux
3 2 (9.09%) VxWorks
4 1 (4.55%) Android
4 1 (4.55%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (13.64%) Software Engineering
1 3 (13.64%) Test Scripting
1 3 (13.64%) Validation
2 2 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (9.09%) Digital Signal Processing
2 2 (9.09%) Multithreading
2 2 (9.09%) Schematic Capture
2 2 (9.09%) Signal Processing
2 2 (9.09%) Stress Analysis
3 1 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (4.55%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (4.55%) Electronic Design Automation
3 1 (4.55%) Integration Testing
3 1 (4.55%) Open Source
3 1 (4.55%) Programme Management
3 1 (4.55%) Regression Analysis
3 1 (4.55%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (4.55%) Test Automation
3 1 (4.55%) Unit Testing
3 1 (4.55%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 15 (68.18%) C
2 8 (36.36%) C++
3 6 (27.27%) Embedded C
4 3 (13.64%) C#
4 3 (13.64%) MATLAB
4 3 (13.64%) Python
5 2 (9.09%) Perl
5 2 (9.09%) Tcl
6 1 (4.55%) Ada
6 1 (4.55%) Ada 83
6 1 (4.55%) Ada 95
6 1 (4.55%) Embedded C++
6 1 (4.55%) Java
6 1 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 3 (13.64%) SC Cleared
3 2 (9.09%) HNC
3 2 (9.09%) HND
4 1 (4.55%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) DO-254
1 3 (13.64%) JTAG
2 2 (9.09%) IEC 61508
2 2 (9.09%) MISRA
3 1 (4.55%) MISRA C
System Software
1 22 (100.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (9.09%) EMC
1 2 (9.09%) Xilinx
2 1 (4.55%) Actel
2 1 (4.55%) Atmel
2 1 (4.55%) MathWorks
2 1 (4.55%) Mentor Graphics