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 3 months to 29 April 2017 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
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 124 132
Contract jobs citing Firmware 0 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire - 0.16% 0.14%
As % of the System Software category - 1.29% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £362
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £375 £344
% change year-on-year -13.46% +9.09%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £40.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year +25.00% +3.22%  

Firmware is in the system software skills category. The next 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.

Contract System Software Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 180 309 343
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 9.35% 12.37% 12.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 182 183
Median daily rate £350 £375 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% -5.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £250 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £371 £360 £344
% change year-on-year +3.12% +4.72%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 20 31
Median hourly rate £15.75 £14.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -15.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £32.50 £23.47
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -8.57% +6.06%  

Firmware
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing Firmware as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for Firmware.

1 4 (100.00%) Electronics
1 4 (100.00%) Manufacturing
1 4 (100.00%) Validation
1 4 (100.00%) Feasibility Study

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:

General
1 4 (100.00%) Electronics
1 4 (100.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Electrical Design Engineer
1 4 (100.00%) Electrical Engineer
2 3 (75.00%) Design Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Hardware Design Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Hardware Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Feasibility Study
1 4 (100.00%) Validation