Period
to 23 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 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 23 July 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
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
23 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 66 71
Rank change year-on-year +25 +5 0
Contract jobs citing Firmware 21 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 3.37% 0.64% 0.24%
As % of the System Software category 24.42% 4.39% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 0
Cambridge median daily rate £338 £675 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -50.00% - -
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £338 £675 -
% change year-on-year -50.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 1
Cambridge median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.35% +2.78% +42.57%
10th Percentile £36.25 £36.00 £35.00
90th Percentile £42.60 £43.60 £37.00
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £38.25 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.38% +2.78% +29.73%

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 Cambridge with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Cambridge
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 86 114 110
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 13.80% 14.65% 13.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 69 65
Cambridge median daily rate £213 £425 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +30.77% +8.33%
10th Percentile £129 £256 £210
90th Percentile £378 £538 £461
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £275 £425 £344
% change year-on-year -35.29% +23.64% +20.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 15 13
Cambridge median hourly rate £22.50 £21.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +23.53% -22.73%
10th Percentile £10.00 £17.28 £13.25
90th Percentile £43.00 £48.75 £43.00
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +28.57% +2.94% -19.05%

Firmware
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

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

Job vacancy trend for Firmware in Cambridge

Firmware
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Firmware in Cambridge

Firmware
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firmware in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 Cambridge region with a requirement for Firmware.

1 15 (71.43%) Python
2 12 (57.14%) Linux
3 11 (52.38%) Wireless
4 10 (47.62%) Test Automation
5 7 (33.33%) Tcl
5 7 (33.33%) Windows
5 7 (33.33%) Perl
5 7 (33.33%) Bluetooth
6 6 (28.57%) Electronics
6 6 (28.57%) Test Scripting
7 5 (23.81%) Degree
8 4 (19.05%) Test Planning
8 4 (19.05%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (19.05%) Configuration Management
8 4 (19.05%) WLAN
9 3 (14.29%) C
9 3 (14.29%) Internet
9 3 (14.29%) Telecoms
9 3 (14.29%) Bugzilla
9 3 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (14.29%) Software Engineering
9 3 (14.29%) Embedded Systems
9 3 (14.29%) Jenkins
9 3 (14.29%) Git (software)
9 3 (14.29%) Internet of Things
10 2 (9.52%) Mathematics
10 2 (9.52%) WPF
10 2 (9.52%) Embedded C
10 2 (9.52%) C#

Firmware
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge 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 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (4.76%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 11 (52.38%) Wireless
2 7 (33.33%) Bluetooth
3 4 (19.05%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (19.05%) WLAN
4 3 (14.29%) Internet
5 1 (4.76%) DHCP
5 1 (4.76%) DNS
5 1 (4.76%) Ethernet
5 1 (4.76%) HTTP
5 1 (4.76%) HTTPS
5 1 (4.76%) RS-232
5 1 (4.76%) SAN
5 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Bugzilla
1 3 (14.29%) Git (software)
1 3 (14.29%) Jenkins
General
1 6 (28.57%) Electronics
2 3 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Test Engineer
2 6 (28.57%) Software Test Engineer
3 5 (23.81%) Embedded Engineer
3 5 (23.81%) Senior Test Engineer
4 4 (19.05%) Firmware Engineer
5 3 (14.29%) Audio Engineer
5 3 (14.29%) Development Engineer
5 3 (14.29%) Senior Development Engineer
5 3 (14.29%) Senior Software Development Engineer
5 3 (14.29%) Senior Software Test Engineer
5 3 (14.29%) Software Development Engineer
5 3 (14.29%) Software Engineer
5 3 (14.29%) Test Development Engineer
6 2 (9.52%) Developer
6 2 (9.52%) Senior Firmware Engineer
6 2 (9.52%) Software Developer
6 2 (9.52%) Tester
6 2 (9.52%) WLAN Engineer
7 1 (4.76%) Test Automation Consultant
7 1 (4.76%) Wireless Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) WPF
2 1 (4.76%) .NET
2 1 (4.76%) JSON
2 1 (4.76%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Embedded Systems
1 3 (14.29%) Internet of Things
2 1 (4.76%) CAN bus
2 1 (4.76%) Verilog
2 1 (4.76%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 12 (57.14%) Linux
2 7 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (4.76%) Windows 10
3 1 (4.76%) Windows Server
3 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (47.62%) Test Automation
2 6 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 4 (19.05%) Configuration Management
3 4 (19.05%) Test Planning
4 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (14.29%) Software Engineering
5 2 (9.52%) Mathematics
6 1 (4.76%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (71.43%) Python
2 7 (33.33%) Perl
2 7 (33.33%) Tcl
3 3 (14.29%) C
4 2 (9.52%) C#
4 2 (9.52%) Embedded C
5 1 (4.76%) C++
5 1 (4.76%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 5 (23.81%) Degree
2 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (4.76%) Cisco