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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firmware Engineer
Rank 637 640 599
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -41
Contract jobs requiring a Firmware Engineer 6 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.011% 0.008%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.012% 0.011% 0.008%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £325 - £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 - £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 3
Median hourly rate £45.75 £37.50 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.00% -10.71%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.75 £37.50 £42.00
% change year-on-year
+22.00% -10.71%

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
51263 53972 50323
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.78% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 33277 34146 30521
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1541 2015 2042
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.85 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.08
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.49%

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 24 July 2016.

Firmware Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Firmware Engineer
Top 8 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 24 July 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 -16 4 £325 - 13
South West +2 3 £325 - 2
Dorset - 3 £325 -
South Wales - 2 - -
Wales - 2 - -
East of England +16 1 - - 3
Cambridgeshire - 1 - - 3
Peterborough - 1 - -

Firmware Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 16 (100.00%) Firmware
2 10 (62.50%) C
3 5 (31.25%) Bluetooth
3 5 (31.25%) Embedded C
4 4 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (25.00%) Electronics
4 4 (25.00%) C++
5 3 (18.75%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 3 (18.75%) Subversion
6 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
6 2 (12.50%) Algorithms
6 2 (12.50%) Unit Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Git (software)
6 2 (12.50%) Perl
6 2 (12.50%) Linux
6 2 (12.50%) Python
6 2 (12.50%) VHDL
6 2 (12.50%) Embedded C++
6 2 (12.50%) MISRA
7 1 (6.25%) Ada 83
7 1 (6.25%) Ada 95
7 1 (6.25%) Exploratory Testing
7 1 (6.25%) MISRA C
7 1 (6.25%) Tcl
7 1 (6.25%) Wireless
7 1 (6.25%) WLAN
7 1 (6.25%) Ethernet
7 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
7 1 (6.25%) VPN
7 1 (6.25%) Verilog

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 1 (6.25%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 5 (31.25%) Bluetooth
2 4 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (6.25%) Ethernet
3 1 (6.25%) Firewall
3 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
3 1 (6.25%) VPN
3 1 (6.25%) Wireless
3 1 (6.25%) WLAN
3 1 (6.25%) ZigBee
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Subversion
2 2 (12.50%) Git (software)
3 1 (6.25%) Emacs
3 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
3 1 (6.25%) Redmine
3 1 (6.25%) Robot Framework
3 1 (6.25%) Selenium
3 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (25.00%) Electronics
2 1 (6.25%) Automotive
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
2 1 (6.25%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) Ember.js
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 2 (12.50%) Algorithms
2 2 (12.50%) VHDL
3 1 (6.25%) CAN bus
3 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
3 1 (6.25%) Home Automation
3 1 (6.25%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Linux
2 1 (6.25%) Android
2 1 (6.25%) Embedded Linux
2 1 (6.25%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
1 2 (12.50%) Unit Testing
2 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (6.25%) Change Control
2 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
2 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (6.25%) Digital Signal Processing
2 1 (6.25%) Electronic Design Automation
2 1 (6.25%) Integration Testing
2 1 (6.25%) Open Source
2 1 (6.25%) Programme Management
2 1 (6.25%) Project Management
2 1 (6.25%) Regression Analysis
2 1 (6.25%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (6.25%) Signal Processing
2 1 (6.25%) Software Testing
2 1 (6.25%) Test Automation
2 1 (6.25%) Validation
2 1 (6.25%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 10 (62.50%) C
2 5 (31.25%) Embedded C
3 4 (25.00%) C++
4 2 (12.50%) Embedded C++
4 2 (12.50%) Perl
4 2 (12.50%) Python
5 1 (6.25%) Ada
5 1 (6.25%) Ada 83
5 1 (6.25%) Ada 95
5 1 (6.25%) C#
5 1 (6.25%) Java
5 1 (6.25%) MATLAB
5 1 (6.25%) SQL
5 1 (6.25%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) MISRA
2 1 (6.25%) DO-178B
2 1 (6.25%) DO-254
2 1 (6.25%) JTAG
2 1 (6.25%) MISRA C
System Software
1 16 (100.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) Actel
1 1 (6.25%) Mentor Graphics
1 1 (6.25%) Xilinx
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