Period
to 22 January 2018

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 22 January 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
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 45 56 70
Rank change year-on-year +11 +14 -13
Contract jobs citing Firmware 17 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 2.73% 0.17% 0.38%
As % of the System Software category 22.37% 1.56% 5.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Cambridge median daily rate £370 - £375
10th Percentile £331 - £363
90th Percentile £393 - £388
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £395 £235 £413
% change year-on-year +68.09% -43.03% +33.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 1
Cambridge median hourly rate £43.00 £34.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.64% -1.43% -17.65%
10th Percentile £37.50 £33.25 £32.50
90th Percentile £53.38 £35.75 £37.50
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £43.50 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +27.94% -2.86% -17.65%

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 Cambridge with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Cambridge
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 76 64 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 12.20% 10.56% 7.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 19 20
Cambridge median daily rate £390 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.43% -6.67% +114.29%
10th Percentile £143 £200 £132
90th Percentile £525 £501 £475
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £400 £345 £283
% change year-on-year +15.94% +22.12% +46.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 10 10
Cambridge median hourly rate £41.50 £16.50 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +151.52% -65.26% +72.73%
10th Percentile £26.82 £10.49 £13.58
90th Percentile £51.88 £19.21 £60.00
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £40.75 £14.50 £13.38
% change year-on-year +181.03% +8.41% -51.36%

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

Firmware
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firmware in Cambridge over the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Firmware in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 14 (82.35%) Electronics
2 13 (76.47%) Python
3 10 (58.82%) Wireless
4 9 (52.94%) Bluetooth
5 6 (35.29%) C
6 5 (29.41%) Wi-Fi
6 5 (29.41%) Software Engineering
7 4 (23.53%) Embedded C
7 4 (23.53%) Test Scripting
7 4 (23.53%) Test Automation
8 3 (17.65%) Coaching
8 3 (17.65%) Doxygen
8 3 (17.65%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 3 (17.65%) Infotainment
8 3 (17.65%) HTML
8 3 (17.65%) WAN
8 3 (17.65%) XML
8 3 (17.65%) XSLT
8 3 (17.65%) Linux
8 3 (17.65%) Device Driver
9 2 (11.76%) VHDL
9 2 (11.76%) C++
9 2 (11.76%) Configuration Management
9 2 (11.76%) MATLAB
9 2 (11.76%) ZigBee
10 1 (5.88%) Algorithms
10 1 (5.88%) Altera
10 1 (5.88%) Android
10 1 (5.88%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (5.88%) Xilinx

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:

Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Doxygen
2 1 (5.88%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 10 (58.82%) Wireless
2 9 (52.94%) Bluetooth
3 5 (29.41%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (17.65%) WAN
5 2 (11.76%) ZigBee
General
1 14 (82.35%) Electronics
2 1 (5.88%) Automotive
2 1 (5.88%) Law
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Embedded Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Firmware Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Software Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Author
3 3 (17.65%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Technical Author
3 3 (17.65%) Test Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Software Test Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Test Automation Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Design Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Electronics Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Embedded C Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Design Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior FPGA Design Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior FPGA Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Systems Test Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) HTML
1 3 (17.65%) XML
1 3 (17.65%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Device Driver
1 3 (17.65%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 3 (17.65%) Infotainment
2 2 (11.76%) VHDL
3 1 (5.88%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Linux
2 1 (5.88%) Android
2 1 (5.88%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Software Engineering
2 4 (23.53%) Test Automation
2 4 (23.53%) Test Scripting
3 3 (17.65%) Coaching
4 2 (11.76%) Configuration Management
5 1 (5.88%) Collaborative Working
5 1 (5.88%) FPGA Design
5 1 (5.88%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (76.47%) Python
2 6 (35.29%) C
3 4 (23.53%) Embedded C
4 2 (11.76%) C++
4 2 (11.76%) MATLAB
5 1 (5.88%) Java
5 1 (5.88%) Perl
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) MISRA
1 1 (5.88%) MISRA C
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
Vendors
1 1 (5.88%) Altera
1 1 (5.88%) EMC
1 1 (5.88%) Xilinx