Period
to 20 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for Firmware skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Firmware over the 6 months to 20 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Firmware
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 164 150 170
Rank change year-on-year -14 +20 -4
Contract jobs citing Firmware 4 11 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.099% 0.28% 0.10%
As % of the System Software category 0.77% 2.56% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 2
Berkshire median daily rate £305 £400 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.75% -23.81% +55.56%
10th Percentile £303 £346 £488
90th Percentile £308 £400 £563
South East median daily rate £315 £320 £325
% change year-on-year -1.56% -1.54% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Berkshire median hourly rate £42.50 - £43.50
10th Percentile £41.25 - £41.75
90th Percentile £43.75 - £45.25
South East median hourly rate £41.25 £42.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year -1.79% +7.69% -3.70%

Firmware is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 519 430 484
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 12.85% 10.82% 9.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 296 231 252
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £420 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +20.00% -6.67%
10th Percentile £210 £217 £175
90th Percentile £588 £575 £488
South East median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 32 54
Berkshire median hourly rate £15.86 £27.50 £28.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.33% -4.18% +59.44%
10th Percentile £10.40 £12.03 £15.40
90th Percentile £27.87 £55.59 £55.55
South East median hourly rate £16.06 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +7.08% -11.76% +6.25%

Firmware
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing Firmware as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Firmware in Berkshire

Firmware
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Firmware in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Firmware in Berkshire

Firmware
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firmware in Berkshire

Firmware
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firmware within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 20 February 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bracknell -9 2 £305 - 2
Maidenhead - 2 - - 1
Firmware
South East

For the 6 months to 20 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Firmware also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Firmware.

1 2 (50.00%) Wireless
2 1 (25.00%) Electronics
2 1 (25.00%) Validation
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) Business Continuity
2 1 (25.00%) Retail
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (25.00%) ZigBee
2 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (25.00%) Multicast
2 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (25.00%) Logical Data Model
2 1 (25.00%) Physical Data Model
2 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (25.00%) FreeRTOS
2 1 (25.00%) C
2 1 (25.00%) C++
2 1 (25.00%) PL/SQL
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (25.00%) LAN
2 1 (25.00%) WAN

Firmware
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 2 (50.00%) Wireless
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (25.00%) DHCP
2 1 (25.00%) DNS
2 1 (25.00%) Ethernet
2 1 (25.00%) Firewall
2 1 (25.00%) Internet
2 1 (25.00%) LAN
2 1 (25.00%) Multicast
2 1 (25.00%) SAN
2 1 (25.00%) WAN
2 1 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (25.00%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (25.00%) Electronics
1 1 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) C Software Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Embedded C Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Embedded C Software Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Embedded Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) PL/SQL Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Principal Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Software Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Validation Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) FreeRTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Business Continuity
1 1 (25.00%) Change Management
1 1 (25.00%) Data Modelling
1 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
1 1 (25.00%) Logical Data Model
1 1 (25.00%) Migration
1 1 (25.00%) Physical Data Model
1 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (25.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C
1 1 (25.00%) C++
1 1 (25.00%) Embedded C
1 1 (25.00%) MATLAB
1 1 (25.00%) PL/SQL
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
1 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle