The table below looks at the statistics for Firmware skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firmware over the 3 months to 16 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Firmware
England / West Midlands
Rank 120 111 106
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -5
Contract jobs citing Firmware 3 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.12% 0.26% 0.047%
As % of the System Software category 1.66% 3.09% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Median daily rate £275 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.29% +13.33%
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Median hourly rate £27.69 £42.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.84% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £40.00 £37.25
% change year-on-year
+5.62% +7.38%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

System Software Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
181 194 240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.51% 8.26% 11.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 68 92
Median daily rate £325 £313 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £150 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £416
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 35 70
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £18.21
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -12.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.85 £11.00 £10.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.47 £21.25 £29.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.13 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.27% -

Firmware
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing Firmware as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the System Software category.

Firmware Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Firmware
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Firmware across the West Midlands region.

Firmware Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Firmware
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Firmware across the West Midlands region.

Firmware Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Firmware
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firmware within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 16 January 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
Birmingham 0 3 £275 - 3
Firmware
England

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Firmware also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Firmware.

1 5 (62.50%) C
2 3 (37.50%) Telecoms
2 3 (37.50%) Software Engineering
3 2 (25.00%) Altera
3 2 (25.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 2 (25.00%) Xilinx
3 2 (25.00%) FPGA Design
3 2 (25.00%) Electronics
3 2 (25.00%) C++
3 2 (25.00%) Automotive
3 2 (25.00%) Python
3 2 (25.00%) Embedded C
4 1 (12.50%) Embedded C++
4 1 (12.50%) EMC
4 1 (12.50%) Internet
4 1 (12.50%) OSPF
4 1 (12.50%) BGP
4 1 (12.50%) VxWorks
4 1 (12.50%) DSL
4 1 (12.50%) SMTP
4 1 (12.50%) DHCP
4 1 (12.50%) Ethernet
4 1 (12.50%) FTP
4 1 (12.50%) NFS
4 1 (12.50%) SNMP
4 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
4 1 (12.50%) VPN
4 1 (12.50%) DNS
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco
4 1 (12.50%) Change Management

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) BGP
1 1 (12.50%) DHCP
1 1 (12.50%) DNS
1 1 (12.50%) DSL
1 1 (12.50%) Ethernet
1 1 (12.50%) Firewall
1 1 (12.50%) FTP
1 1 (12.50%) Internet
1 1 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (12.50%) IPsec
1 1 (12.50%) Network Security
1 1 (12.50%) OSPF
1 1 (12.50%) SMTP
1 1 (12.50%) SNMP
1 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
1 1 (12.50%) VPN
1 1 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Subversion
General
1 3 (37.50%) Telecoms
2 2 (25.00%) Automotive
2 2 (25.00%) Electronics
3 1 (12.50%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Embedded Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Software Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) C Software Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Control Systems Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Design Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Embedded C Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Embedded C Software Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Embedded Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Firmware Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Firmware Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) FPGA Design Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) FPGA Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Hardware Design Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Hardware Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Network Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 1 (12.50%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
1 1 (12.50%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Software Engineering
2 2 (25.00%) FPGA Design
3 1 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (12.50%) Change Management
3 1 (12.50%) High Availability
3 1 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Server Hardening
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) C
2 2 (25.00%) C++
2 2 (25.00%) Embedded C
2 2 (25.00%) Python
3 1 (12.50%) C#
3 1 (12.50%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) NFS
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Altera
1 2 (25.00%) Xilinx
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco
2 1 (12.50%) EMC