The table below looks at the statistics for Firmware skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Sussex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firmware over the 3 months to 8 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firmware
Rank 45 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Firmware 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 0.42% - -
As % of the System Software category 5.71% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £314 £364 £326
% change year-on-year
-13.74% +11.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +49.12%
Firmware
South East

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 Sussex region.

System Software Category
West Sussex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
35 77 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 7.34% 16.24% 12.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 47 24
Average daily rate £320 £388 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.41% +34.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £213 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £450 £422
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £307
% change year-on-year
- +14.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 14 7
Average hourly rate £13.00 £15.25 £12.46
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.75% +22.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

Firmware
Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Firmware across the West Sussex region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

Firmware Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

Firmware
Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Firmware Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

Firmware
Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Firmware Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

Firmware
Top 19 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Sussex region citing Firmware also 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 that cited Firmware.

1 3 (100.00%) C
1 3 (100.00%) C++
2 2 (66.67%) Embedded Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Modbus
2 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) Ethernet
2 2 (66.67%) Embedded C
2 2 (66.67%) Embedded C++
2 2 (66.67%) VxWorks
2 2 (66.67%) ThreadX
2 2 (66.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 2 (66.67%) Embedded Linux
2 2 (66.67%) CPLD
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Electronics
3 1 (33.33%) Aerospace
3 1 (33.33%) Subversion
3 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Sussex region citing Firmware also 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 that cited Firmware. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Ethernet
1 2 (66.67%) Modbus
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Subversion
General
1 1 (33.33%) Aerospace
1 1 (33.33%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Embedded Engineer
2 2 (66.67%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
2 2 (66.67%) Firmware Engineer
3 1 (33.33%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 1 (33.33%) Software Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) CPLD
1 2 (66.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Embedded Linux
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
1 2 (66.67%) ThreadX
1 2 (66.67%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Embedded Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C
1 3 (100.00%) C++
2 2 (66.67%) Embedded C
2 2 (66.67%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree