Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 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 18 November 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 > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 126 104 140
Rank change year-on-year -22 +36 -24
Contract jobs citing Firmware 11 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.47% 0.23% 0.038%
As % of the System Software category 3.35% 1.72% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 0
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £438 £303 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +44.63% - -
South East median daily rate £311 £320 £325
% change year-on-year -2.73% -1.54% -6.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 1
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £55.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.67% - -6.25%
10th Percentile £27.14 £36.25 £36.25
90th Percentile £60.00 £38.75 £38.75
South East median hourly rate £43.75 £39.38 £40.25
% change year-on-year +11.11% -2.17% -

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 Buckinghamshire with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 328 232 263
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 13.87% 13.16% 9.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 120 113
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £375 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £130 £200 £213
90th Percentile £494 £538 £481
South East median daily rate £392 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.53% +7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 29 29
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £19.00 £12.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +58.33% -25.00% +23.08%
10th Percentile £11.55 £8.50 £9.00
90th Percentile £59.13 £16.10 £30.00
South East median hourly rate £16.75 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +11.67% -14.29% +16.67%

Firmware
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Firmware in Buckinghamshire

Firmware
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Firmware in Buckinghamshire

Firmware
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firmware in Buckinghamshire over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Firmware in Buckinghamshire

Firmware
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firmware in Buckinghamshire

Firmware
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firmware in Buckinghamshire over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Firmware in Buckinghamshire

Firmware
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firmware within the Buckinghamshire region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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
Milton Keynes -18 8 £438 +44.63%
High Wycombe - 1 - - 1
Firmware
South East

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Firmware.

1 8 (72.73%) Security Cleared
2 7 (63.64%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (63.64%) Cisco
2 7 (63.64%) CCIE
2 7 (63.64%) DV Cleared
3 6 (54.55%) CCNP
3 6 (54.55%) CCNA
4 2 (18.18%) Process Management
4 2 (18.18%) Electronics
4 2 (18.18%) Automotive
4 2 (18.18%) Manufacturing
4 2 (18.18%) C
4 2 (18.18%) C++
4 2 (18.18%) Bluetooth
4 2 (18.18%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (18.18%) Degree
4 2 (18.18%) Mechatronics
4 2 (18.18%) Computer Science
5 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
5 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
5 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (9.09%) Logical Data Model
5 1 (9.09%) Physical Data Model
5 1 (9.09%) Network Design
5 1 (9.09%) LAN
5 1 (9.09%) PL/SQL
5 1 (9.09%) SQL
5 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
5 1 (9.09%) Oracle
5 1 (9.09%) Data Modelling

Firmware
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 (18.18%) Bluetooth
2 1 (9.09%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
General
1 2 (18.18%) Automotive
1 2 (18.18%) Electronics
1 2 (18.18%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Consultant
2 3 (27.27%) Network Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Cisco Consultant
3 2 (18.18%) Firmware Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Hardware Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Principal Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Design Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Developer
4 1 (9.09%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Network Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Network Design Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) PC Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) PL/SQL Developer
4 1 (9.09%) SQL Developer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Computer Science
1 2 (18.18%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) Mechatronics
1 2 (18.18%) Process Management
2 1 (9.09%) Data Modelling
2 1 (9.09%) Logical Data Model
2 1 (9.09%) Network Design
2 1 (9.09%) Physical Data Model
2 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) C
1 2 (18.18%) C++
2 1 (9.09%) PL/SQL
2 1 (9.09%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (72.73%) Security Cleared
2 7 (63.64%) CCIE
2 7 (63.64%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (63.64%) DV Cleared
3 6 (54.55%) CCNA
3 6 (54.55%) CCNP
4 2 (18.18%) Degree
5 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) Cisco
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle