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 23 February 2017 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Firmware Engineer
UK
Rank 575 622 607
Rank change year-on-year
+47 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Firmware Engineer 20 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.044% 0.012% 0.017%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.047% 0.012% 0.018%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 1
Median daily rate £450 - £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £381 - £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 0
Median hourly rate £55.00 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -

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
42991 49435 49774
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.99% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 28051 31832 30735
Median daily rate £425 £414 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% +3.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.96% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1560 1650 1930
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +6.92%

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firmware Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 23 February 2017.

Firmware Engineer Daily Rate Histogram 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 23 February 2017.

Firmware Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Firmware Engineer
Top 23 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 23 February 2017. 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 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 +46 15 £450 - 12
South East +25 5 - - 1
South West +12 4 £281 - 1
London - 4 £450 - 2
Wales - 3 - - 1
South Wales - 3 - -
Devon +2 2 £281 -
Scotland - 2 - - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £450 -
North East - 1 £450 -
North West - 1 £450 -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
West Lothian - 1 - - 1
Bolton - 1 £450 -
Barnstaple - 1 £250 -
Exeter - 1 £313 -
Bournemouth - 1 - -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £450 -
Manchester - 1 £450 -
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
Dorset - 1 - -

Firmware Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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 32 (100.00%) Firmware
2 25 (78.13%) C
3 10 (31.25%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 9 (28.13%) Embedded C
5 8 (25.00%) C++
6 7 (21.88%) Electronics
6 7 (21.88%) VHDL
7 6 (18.75%) Device Driver
7 6 (18.75%) Coaching
8 5 (15.63%) Mobile App
8 5 (15.63%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (15.63%) C#
8 5 (15.63%) Linux
8 5 (15.63%) Android
9 4 (12.50%) Xilinx
9 4 (12.50%) Degree
9 4 (12.50%) Embedded C++
9 4 (12.50%) Ethernet
9 4 (12.50%) Bluetooth
9 4 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
10 3 (9.38%) Schematic Capture
10 3 (9.38%) Fault Analysis
10 3 (9.38%) FPGA Design
10 3 (9.38%) EMC
10 3 (9.38%) Altera
11 2 (6.25%) SC Cleared
11 2 (6.25%) Security Cleared
11 2 (6.25%) ZigBee
11 2 (6.25%) Subversion
11 2 (6.25%) JSON

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 2 (6.25%) AutoCAD
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.63%) Wi-Fi
2 4 (12.50%) Bluetooth
2 4 (12.50%) Ethernet
3 2 (6.25%) RS-485
3 2 (6.25%) ZigBee
4 1 (3.13%) 802.15
4 1 (3.13%) DECT
4 1 (3.13%) FTP
4 1 (3.13%) HTTP
4 1 (3.13%) OpenVPN
4 1 (3.13%) RS-232
4 1 (3.13%) Software-Defined Radio
4 1 (3.13%) SSL
4 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.13%) VPN
4 1 (3.13%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Subversion
2 1 (3.13%) Eclipse
2 1 (3.13%) GCC
2 1 (3.13%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (21.88%) Electronics
2 1 (3.13%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) JSON
2 1 (3.13%) .NET
2 1 (3.13%) .NET Compact Framework
2 1 (3.13%) .NET Framework
2 1 (3.13%) 802.1X
2 1 (3.13%) WCF
2 1 (3.13%) Web Services
2 1 (3.13%) XML
2 1 (3.13%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 10 (31.25%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 7 (21.88%) VHDL
3 6 (18.75%) Device Driver
4 5 (15.63%) Mobile App
5 1 (3.13%) Algorithms
5 1 (3.13%) CAN bus
5 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.63%) Android
1 5 (15.63%) Linux
2 1 (3.13%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (18.75%) Coaching
2 4 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (9.38%) Fault Analysis
3 3 (9.38%) FPGA Design
3 3 (9.38%) Schematic Capture
4 2 (6.25%) Validation
5 1 (3.13%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.13%) Configuration Management
5 1 (3.13%) Data Management
5 1 (3.13%) Device Driver Development
5 1 (3.13%) Digital Signal Processing
5 1 (3.13%) Embedded Software Development
5 1 (3.13%) Logistics
5 1 (3.13%) PDM
5 1 (3.13%) Programme Management
5 1 (3.13%) Refactoring
5 1 (3.13%) SDLC
5 1 (3.13%) Signal Processing
5 1 (3.13%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 25 (78.13%) C
2 9 (28.13%) Embedded C
3 8 (25.00%) C++
4 5 (15.63%) C#
5 4 (12.50%) Embedded C++
6 2 (6.25%) Assembly Language
6 2 (6.25%) MATLAB
6 2 (6.25%) Python
7 1 (3.13%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (12.50%) Degree
2 2 (6.25%) SC Cleared
2 2 (6.25%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.13%) BPSS Clearance
System Software
1 32 (100.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 4 (12.50%) Xilinx
2 3 (9.38%) Altera
2 3 (9.38%) EMC
3 1 (3.13%) Assembla
3 1 (3.13%) Atmel
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