Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 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 24 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
East of England > Cambridgeshire
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 76 75 106
Rank change year-on-year -1 +31 -5
Contract jobs citing Firmware 23 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 1.62% 0.44% 0.32%
As % of the System Software category 10.70% 3.57% 3.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 2
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £395 £235 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +68.09% -43.03% +33.60%
10th Percentile £343 £228 £371
90th Percentile £410 £243 £444
East of England median daily rate £325 £300 £350
% change year-on-year +8.33% -14.29% +13.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 2 1
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £42.00 £34.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.53% -2.86% +38.61%
10th Percentile £37.60 £32.80 £32.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £35.60 £37.50
East of England median hourly rate £42.00 £34.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +23.53% -9.33% +188.46%

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 Cambridgeshire with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Cambridgeshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 215 140 153
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 15.10% 12.27% 9.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 52 61
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £350 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.67% +66.67%
10th Percentile £147 £177 £148
90th Percentile £525 £487 £494
East of England median daily rate £350 £350 £335
% change year-on-year - +4.48% +21.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 18 34
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £40.00 £13.75 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +190.91% - -45.00%
10th Percentile £11.65 £9.18 £8.83
90th Percentile £50.60 £22.53 £31.53
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year - -2.94% +0.83%

Firmware
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Firmware in Cambridgeshire

Firmware
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Firmware in Cambridgeshire

Firmware
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firmware in Cambridgeshire

Firmware
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firmware in Cambridgeshire over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Firmware in Cambridgeshire

Firmware
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firmware within the Cambridgeshire region over the 6 months to 24 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
Cambridge +10 18 £370 - 9
Firmware
East of England

For the 6 months to 24 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 Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for Firmware.

1 19 (82.61%) Python
2 15 (65.22%) Wireless
3 12 (52.17%) Electronics
4 11 (47.83%) C
5 9 (39.13%) Software Engineering
6 8 (34.78%) Bluetooth
6 8 (34.78%) Linux
6 8 (34.78%) Embedded C
7 7 (30.43%) Wi-Fi
7 7 (30.43%) Test Scripting
7 7 (30.43%) Test Automation
8 4 (17.39%) C++
9 3 (13.04%) HTML
9 3 (13.04%) Perl
9 3 (13.04%) XML
9 3 (13.04%) XSLT
9 3 (13.04%) WAN
9 3 (13.04%) MATLAB
9 3 (13.04%) Device Driver
9 3 (13.04%) Infotainment
9 3 (13.04%) Android
9 3 (13.04%) Doxygen
10 2 (8.70%) Coaching
10 2 (8.70%) Configuration Management
10 2 (8.70%) WLAN
11 1 (4.35%) Java
11 1 (4.35%) Simulink
11 1 (4.35%) Project Management
11 1 (4.35%) Embedded C++
11 1 (4.35%) VHDL

Firmware
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridgeshire 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 (13.04%) Doxygen
2 1 (4.35%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 15 (65.22%) Wireless
2 8 (34.78%) Bluetooth
3 7 (30.43%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (13.04%) WAN
5 2 (8.70%) WLAN
6 1 (4.35%) ZigBee
General
1 12 (52.17%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 12 (52.17%) Embedded Engineer
2 7 (30.43%) Software Engineer
3 6 (26.09%) Test Engineer
4 5 (21.74%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 5 (21.74%) Firmware Engineer
5 4 (17.39%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
6 3 (13.04%) Author
6 3 (13.04%) Systems Test Engineer
6 3 (13.04%) Technical Author
7 2 (8.70%) Android Engineer
7 2 (8.70%) Android Test Engineer
7 2 (8.70%) Embedded C Engineer
7 2 (8.70%) Software Test Engineer
7 2 (8.70%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (8.70%) Test Automation Engineer
8 1 (4.35%) C Software Engineer
8 1 (4.35%) Linux Engineer
8 1 (4.35%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
8 1 (4.35%) Senior Firmware Engineer
8 1 (4.35%) Wireless Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) HTML
1 3 (13.04%) XML
1 3 (13.04%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Device Driver
1 3 (13.04%) Infotainment
2 1 (4.35%) Algorithms
2 1 (4.35%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (4.35%) Verilog
2 1 (4.35%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 8 (34.78%) Linux
2 3 (13.04%) Android
3 1 (4.35%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (39.13%) Software Engineering
2 7 (30.43%) Test Automation
2 7 (30.43%) Test Scripting
3 2 (8.70%) Coaching
3 2 (8.70%) Configuration Management
4 1 (4.35%) Collaborative Working
4 1 (4.35%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (4.35%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (82.61%) Python
2 11 (47.83%) C
3 8 (34.78%) Embedded C
4 4 (17.39%) C++
5 3 (13.04%) MATLAB
5 3 (13.04%) Perl
6 1 (4.35%) Embedded C++
6 1 (4.35%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) MISRA
1 1 (4.35%) MISRA C
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture