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 3 months to 25 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
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 44 40
Rank change year-on-year +12 -4  
Contract jobs citing Firmware 13 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 4.09% 0.50% 0.29%
As % of the System Software category 34.21% 2.78% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Median daily rate £338 £675 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -50.00% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £381 £361
% change year-on-year -14.88% +5.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 1
Median hourly rate £37.50 £45.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +25.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £38.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year +29.87% -0.64%  

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 38 72 58
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 11.95% 17.82% 16.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 43 29
Median daily rate £290 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.50% +23.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £323 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £363 £347
% change year-on-year -0.68% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 13 13
Median hourly rate £19.00 £47.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.00% +179.41%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £17.45 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £49.50 £40.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year -3.03% +2.23%  

Firmware
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridge 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 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 25 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 Cambridge region with a requirement for Firmware.

1 9 (60.00%) Python
2 8 (53.33%) Linux
3 7 (46.67%) Windows
3 7 (46.67%) Bluetooth
3 7 (46.67%) Wireless
4 6 (40.00%) Electronics
4 6 (40.00%) Tcl
5 5 (33.33%) Test Scripting
6 4 (26.67%) Degree
6 4 (26.67%) Git (software)
6 4 (26.67%) Test Automation
6 4 (26.67%) Test Planning
6 4 (26.67%) Configuration Management
7 3 (20.00%) Internet
7 3 (20.00%) Bugzilla
7 3 (20.00%) Perl
7 3 (20.00%) Jenkins
7 3 (20.00%) Embedded Systems
7 3 (20.00%) Internet of Things
8 2 (13.33%) RS-232
8 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (13.33%) Automated Testing
8 2 (13.33%) Mathematics
8 2 (13.33%) WPF
8 2 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (13.33%) C#
8 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
9 1 (6.67%) Change Management
9 1 (6.67%) Regression Testing
9 1 (6.67%) BT

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 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 7 (46.67%) Bluetooth
1 7 (46.67%) Wireless
2 3 (20.00%) Internet
3 2 (13.33%) RS-232
4 1 (6.67%) DHCP
4 1 (6.67%) DNS
4 1 (6.67%) Ethernet
4 1 (6.67%) HTTP
4 1 (6.67%) HTTPS
4 1 (6.67%) SAN
4 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Git (software)
2 3 (20.00%) Bugzilla
2 3 (20.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (6.67%) Gerrit
General
1 6 (40.00%) Electronics
2 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Test Engineer
2 5 (33.33%) Software Test Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Development Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Senior Development Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Senior Software Development Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Senior Software Test Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Senior Test Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Software Development Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Test Development Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Audio Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Embedded Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Software Developer
5 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (6.67%) C++ Software Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Electronics Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Software Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Test Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Test Scripter
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) WPF
2 1 (6.67%) .NET
2 1 (6.67%) JSON
2 1 (6.67%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Embedded Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Internet of Things
2 1 (6.67%) CAN bus
2 1 (6.67%) Verilog
2 1 (6.67%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 8 (53.33%) Linux
2 7 (46.67%) Windows
3 1 (6.67%) Android
3 1 (6.67%) Windows 10
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Server
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 4 (26.67%) Configuration Management
2 4 (26.67%) Test Automation
2 4 (26.67%) Test Planning
3 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (13.33%) Automated Testing
3 2 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (13.33%) Mathematics
4 1 (6.67%) Change Management
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (6.67%) Regression Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Smoke Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 9 (60.00%) Python
2 6 (40.00%) Tcl
3 3 (20.00%) Perl
4 2 (13.33%) C#
5 1 (6.67%) C
5 1 (6.67%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) BT
1 1 (6.67%) Cisco
1 1 (6.67%) Samsung