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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firmware Engineer
Rank 605 591 577
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Firmware Engineer 14 10 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.020% 0.004%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.029% 0.021% 0.004%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate - £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £400 £425
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 1
Average hourly rate £39.25 £44.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.79% +3.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £44.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-10.79% +3.52%

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
48576 47854 45775
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.46% 94.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 31231 29881 27104
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1759 1870 2013
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.72 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -4.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.96 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 5 February 2016.

Firmware Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Firmware Engineer
Top 16 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 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
England +1 11 - - 13
South West +6 5 - - 1
Devon - 4 - - 1
South East +4 3 - - 3
Scotland - 3 - - 1
East of England -3 2 - - 6
Bedfordshire - 2 - -
Bristol -2 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
Avonmouth - 1 - -
Paignton - 1 - -
Portsmouth - 1 - -
York - 1 - -
North Yorkshire - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 - - 1
West Sussex - 1 - -

Firmware Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 31 (100.00%) Firmware
2 27 (87.10%) C
3 14 (45.16%) C++
4 12 (38.71%) Electronics
4 12 (38.71%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 11 (35.48%) Embedded C
6 10 (32.26%) VHDL
7 8 (25.81%) SC Cleared
7 8 (25.81%) Security Cleared
8 7 (22.58%) DO-254
9 6 (19.35%) JTAG
10 5 (16.13%) Stress Analysis
10 5 (16.13%) IEC 61508
10 5 (16.13%) Schematic Capture
10 5 (16.13%) Validation
10 5 (16.13%) EMC
10 5 (16.13%) HNC
10 5 (16.13%) HND
10 5 (16.13%) Linux
11 4 (12.90%) C#
11 4 (12.90%) Embedded C++
11 4 (12.90%) MATLAB
11 4 (12.90%) Configuration Management
11 4 (12.90%) Wireless
11 4 (12.90%) Xilinx
11 4 (12.90%) Algorithms
12 3 (9.68%) Embedded Systems
12 3 (9.68%) Continuous Improvement
12 3 (9.68%) Embedded Linux
12 3 (9.68%) Degree

Firmware Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (6.45%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (6.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.90%) Wireless
2 2 (6.45%) Bluetooth
2 2 (6.45%) Software-Defined Radio
3 1 (3.23%) 2G
3 1 (3.23%) 3G
3 1 (3.23%) Ethernet
3 1 (3.23%) GPRS
3 1 (3.23%) GSM
3 1 (3.23%) Modbus
3 1 (3.23%) RS-232
3 1 (3.23%) RS-422
3 1 (3.23%) RS-485
3 1 (3.23%) ZigBee
Development Applications
1 2 (6.45%) ClearCase
2 1 (3.23%) Rational DOORS
General
1 12 (38.71%) Electronics
2 3 (9.68%) Aerospace
2 3 (9.68%) Automotive
2 3 (9.68%) Manufacturing
2 3 (9.68%) Telecoms
3 2 (6.45%) Finance
3 2 (6.45%) Marketing
4 1 (3.23%) Avionics
4 1 (3.23%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) Ember.js
Miscellaneous
1 12 (38.71%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 10 (32.26%) VHDL
3 4 (12.90%) Algorithms
4 3 (9.68%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (6.45%) Verilog
6 1 (3.23%) ASIC
6 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
6 1 (3.23%) CPLD
6 1 (3.23%) Home Automation
6 1 (3.23%) Physics
6 1 (3.23%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.13%) Linux
2 3 (9.68%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (3.23%) ThreadX
3 1 (3.23%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (16.13%) Schematic Capture
1 5 (16.13%) Stress Analysis
1 5 (16.13%) Validation
2 4 (12.90%) Configuration Management
3 3 (9.68%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (9.68%) Software Engineering
3 3 (9.68%) Test Scripting
4 2 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (6.45%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (6.45%) Digital Marketing
4 2 (6.45%) Digital Signal Processing
4 2 (6.45%) Information Assurance
4 2 (6.45%) Mentoring
4 2 (6.45%) Multithreading
4 2 (6.45%) Programme Management
4 2 (6.45%) Signal Processing
5 1 (3.23%) OO
5 1 (3.23%) OOD
5 1 (3.23%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (3.23%) UML
Programming Languages
1 27 (87.10%) C
2 14 (45.16%) C++
3 11 (35.48%) Embedded C
4 4 (12.90%) C#
4 4 (12.90%) Embedded C++
4 4 (12.90%) MATLAB
5 2 (6.45%) Assembly Language
5 2 (6.45%) Python
5 2 (6.45%) Tcl
6 1 (3.23%) Ada
6 1 (3.23%) Ada 83
6 1 (3.23%) Ada 95
Qualifications
1 8 (25.81%) SC Cleared
1 8 (25.81%) Security Cleared
2 5 (16.13%) HNC
2 5 (16.13%) HND
3 3 (9.68%) Degree
4 1 (3.23%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (22.58%) DO-254
2 6 (19.35%) JTAG
3 5 (16.13%) IEC 61508
4 2 (6.45%) MISRA
5 1 (3.23%) MISRA C
System Software
1 31 (100.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 5 (16.13%) EMC
2 4 (12.90%) Xilinx
3 2 (6.45%) Altera
3 2 (6.45%) MathWorks
3 2 (6.45%) SAP
4 1 (3.23%) Atmel
4 1 (3.23%) BT
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