Period
to 20 August 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 August 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 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 161 151 165
Rank change year-on-year -10 +14 +8
Contract jobs citing Firmware 9 1 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.23% 0.026% 0.30%
As % of the System Software category 2.03% 0.23% 2.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 7
Berkshire median daily rate £350 - £400
10th Percentile £313 - £208
90th Percentile £378 - £475
South East median daily rate £380 £369 £350
% change year-on-year +3.05% +5.36% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Berkshire median hourly rate £42.50 - £41.50
10th Percentile £38.25 - £40.75
90th Percentile £53.75 - £42.25
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £50.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year -15.00% +29.03% -3.13%

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 444 434 567
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 11.38% 11.33% 12.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 225 296
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £386
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.56% -0.32%
10th Percentile £150 £200 £191
90th Percentile £550 £575 £525
South East median daily rate £420 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 36 46
Berkshire median hourly rate £19.50 £14.63 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% +4.46% -28.21%
10th Percentile £13.05 £10.75 £12.25
90th Percentile £43.98 £39.75 £35.13
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year - +13.33% -14.29%

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 August 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
Reading +3 6 £350 - 4
Firmware
South East

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 5 (55.56%) C
2 4 (44.44%) Python
3 3 (33.33%) RFID
3 3 (33.33%) Project Management
3 3 (33.33%) Electronics
3 3 (33.33%) Wireless
3 3 (33.33%) Embedded Systems
3 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (22.22%) Extreme Networks
4 2 (22.22%) Data Centre
4 2 (22.22%) FortiGate
4 2 (22.22%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (22.22%) IPsec
4 2 (22.22%) Windows
4 2 (22.22%) SolarWinds
4 2 (22.22%) Network Security
4 2 (22.22%) VLAN
4 2 (22.22%) Cisco
4 2 (22.22%) Embedded C
4 2 (22.22%) Firewall
4 2 (22.22%) WAN
4 2 (22.22%) Ethernet
4 2 (22.22%) SNMP
4 2 (22.22%) SSL
4 2 (22.22%) C++
4 2 (22.22%) HNC
4 2 (22.22%) IPv4
4 2 (22.22%) CCNP
4 2 (22.22%) Cisco Certification

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) RFID
1 3 (33.33%) Wireless
2 2 (22.22%) Ethernet
2 2 (22.22%) Firewall
2 2 (22.22%) IPsec
2 2 (22.22%) IPv4
2 2 (22.22%) Network Security
2 2 (22.22%) SNMP
2 2 (22.22%) SSL
2 2 (22.22%) VLAN
2 2 (22.22%) WAN
3 1 (11.11%) Internet
3 1 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (11.11%) ZigBee
General
1 3 (33.33%) Electronics
2 1 (11.11%) Retail
2 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Firmware Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Embedded Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Firewall Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Implementation Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Network Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Network Specialist
2 1 (11.11%) Operations Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Service Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Service Operations Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Software Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Telecoms Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Telephony Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (33.33%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (22.22%) Data Centre
3 1 (11.11%) Algorithms
3 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
3 1 (11.11%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) FreeRTOS
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
1 3 (33.33%) Project Management
2 2 (22.22%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (11.11%) Change Management
3 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL V3
3 1 (11.11%) ITSM
3 1 (11.11%) Migration
3 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
3 1 (11.11%) Product Management
3 1 (11.11%) Release Management
3 1 (11.11%) Schematic Capture
3 1 (11.11%) Service Management
3 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
3 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (11.11%) Statistics
3 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
3 1 (11.11%) Trend Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) C
2 4 (44.44%) Python
3 2 (22.22%) C++
3 2 (22.22%) Embedded C
4 1 (11.11%) Embedded C++
4 1 (11.11%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) CCNP
1 2 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (22.22%) HNC
2 1 (11.11%) DV Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Cisco
1 2 (22.22%) Extreme Networks
1 2 (22.22%) Juniper
1 2 (22.22%) SolarWinds
2 1 (11.11%) BMC
2 1 (11.11%) Remedy