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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 19 August 2022 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
19 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 68 37 39
Rank change year-on-year -31 +2 +28
Contract jobs citing Firmware 4 23 6
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 0.52% 3.69% 1.63%
As % of the System Software category 2.94% 19.33% 9.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 18 2
10th Percentile £466 - £410
25th Percentile £472 £363 £462
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £488 £375 £593
Median % change year-on-year +30.00% -36.74% +63.52%
75th Percentile £497 £500 £742
90th Percentile £499 - £806
East of England median daily rate £488 £375 £394
% change year-on-year +30.00% -4.76% +8.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
10th Percentile - £45.50 -
25th Percentile - £46.25 £42.50
Median hourly rate - £49.00 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year - +8.89% -2.70%
75th Percentile - £52.75 £50.63
90th Percentile - £54.10 £52.50
East of England median hourly rate £60.00 £49.50 £50.31
% change year-on-year +21.21% -1.61% +8.77%

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 136 119 63
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 17.55% 19.07% 17.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 78 50
10th Percentile £235 £160 £198
25th Percentile £313 £325 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £400 £425
Median % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +10.39%
75th Percentile £525 £575 £525
90th Percentile £618 £613 £538
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £350
% change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 22 3
10th Percentile - - -
25th Percentile £13.41 £12.25 £42.50
Median hourly rate £13.66 £13.50 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year +1.19% -70.00% +157.14%
75th Percentile £13.91 £13.75 £50.63
90th Percentile £15.75 £46.97 £52.50
East of England median hourly rate £15.65 £13.50 £26.81
% change year-on-year +15.91% -49.64% +78.70%

Firmware
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Firmware in Cambridgeshire

Firmware
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Firmware in Cambridgeshire.

Daily rate trend for Firmware in Cambridgeshire

Firmware
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Firmware in Cambridgeshire.

Hourly rate trend 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 19 August 2022. 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
Jobs
Cambridge -18 4 £488 +30.00% 43
Firmware
East of England

For the 6 months to 19 August 2022, IT contractor jobs citing Firmware also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for Firmware.

1 3 (75.00%) Linux
1 3 (75.00%) Python
1 3 (75.00%) Degree
1 3 (75.00%) Computer Science
1 3 (75.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (75.00%) Open Source
1 3 (75.00%) IoT
1 3 (75.00%) Yocto
1 3 (75.00%) Social Skills
2 2 (50.00%) CI/CD
2 2 (50.00%) Virtual Team
2 2 (50.00%) OpenEmbedded
2 2 (50.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (50.00%) Linaro
2 2 (50.00%) Automake
2 2 (50.00%) CMake
2 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) FPGA
3 1 (25.00%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (25.00%) Fujitsu
3 1 (25.00%) JIRA
3 1 (25.00%) Visualisation
3 1 (25.00%) C-shell
3 1 (25.00%) Bash
3 1 (25.00%) Puppet
3 1 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (25.00%) Embedded Systems

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) GitHub
1 1 (25.00%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) DHCP
1 1 (25.00%) DNS
1 1 (25.00%) SMTP
1 1 (25.00%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (50.00%) Automake
2 2 (50.00%) CMake
3 1 (25.00%) JIRA
General
1 3 (75.00%) Social Skills
2 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Administrator
1 1 (25.00%) Automation Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Linux Administrator
1 1 (25.00%) Linux Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Research Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) Yocto
2 2 (50.00%) OpenEmbedded
3 1 (25.00%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) IoT
2 2 (50.00%) Virtual Team
3 1 (25.00%) ARM Cortex
3 1 (25.00%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (25.00%) FPGA
3 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (25.00%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (25.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Linux
2 1 (25.00%) Embedded Linux
2 1 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Computer Science
1 3 (75.00%) Open Source
2 2 (50.00%) CI/CD
2 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (25.00%) Attestation
3 1 (25.00%) Break/Fix
3 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (25.00%) ITSM
3 1 (25.00%) Microservices
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Optimisation
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (25.00%) Proactive Monitoring
3 1 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (25.00%) Server Management
3 1 (25.00%) Service Management
3 1 (25.00%) Systems Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) Task Automation
3 1 (25.00%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) Python
2 1 (25.00%) Bash
2 1 (25.00%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) Degree
2 2 (50.00%) Computer Science Degree
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Ansible
1 1 (25.00%) HAProxy
1 1 (25.00%) Nagios
1 1 (25.00%) Puppet
1 1 (25.00%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Linaro
2 1 (25.00%) Cadence
2 1 (25.00%) Dell
2 1 (25.00%) Fujitsu
2 1 (25.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) ServiceNow
2 1 (25.00%) Sun