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 3 months to 28 March 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 81 - 86
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Firmware 1 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.097% - 0.41%
As % of the System Software category 0.74% - 4.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £375 £363
% change year-on-year -13.33% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £40.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +35.80% +15.71%  

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 Buckinghamshire with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 135 104 117
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 13.09% 9.99% 9.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 52 41
Median daily rate £423 £425 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.58% +7.59%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £290 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £500 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £351 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -3.97% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 8 13
Median hourly rate £15.50 £14.13 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.73% -11.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.40 £11.02 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £22.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.93 £16.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year -3.45% +4.10%  

Firmware
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 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 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 Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
High Wycombe - 1 - -
Firmware
South East

Firmware
Top 19 Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 1 (50.00%) C
1 1 (50.00%) C++
1 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (50.00%) Embedded C
1 1 (50.00%) HP
1 1 (50.00%) Dell
1 1 (50.00%) SAN
1 1 (50.00%) Symantec
1 1 (50.00%) Service Delivery
1 1 (50.00%) VMware
1 1 (50.00%) Backup Exec
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (50.00%) Customer Engagement
1 1 (50.00%) vSphere
1 1 (50.00%) 3PAR
1 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (50.00%) Capacity Management
1 1 (50.00%) Data Centre

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) SAN
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Embedded Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Software Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Capacity Management
1 1 (50.00%) Customer Engagement
1 1 (50.00%) Service Delivery
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C
1 1 (50.00%) C++
1 1 (50.00%) Embedded C
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) 3PAR
1 1 (50.00%) Dell
1 1 (50.00%) HP
1 1 (50.00%) Symantec
1 1 (50.00%) VMware