The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham 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 27 March 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
Gloucestershire / Cheltenham
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 14 18 -
Rank change year-on-year +4 -  
Contract jobs citing Firmware 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham 1.92% 1.23% -
As % of the System Software category 8.33% 8.33% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £375 £363
% change year-on-year -13.33% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +37.50% +14.28%  

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 Cheltenham with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Cheltenham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 12 12 8
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham 23.08% 14.81% 5.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 5
Median daily rate £140 £110 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.27% -71.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £100 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £445 £483
UK excluding London median daily rate £351 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -3.97% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
Median hourly rate £14.00 £12.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.82 £16.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year -4.13% +4.10%  

Firmware
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheltenham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheltenham 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 Cheltenham

Firmware
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Firmware in Cheltenham

Firmware
Top 17 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 Cheltenham region with a requirement for Firmware.

1 2 (100.00%) C
2 1 (50.00%) C++
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Embedded C
2 1 (50.00%) Embedded C++
2 1 (50.00%) Device Driver
2 1 (50.00%) VHDL
2 1 (50.00%) Verilog
2 1 (50.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (50.00%) Embedded Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Xilinx
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (50.00%) Image Processing
2 1 (50.00%) Altera
2 1 (50.00%) Algorithms
2 1 (50.00%) FPGA Design

Firmware
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheltenham 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:

Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Design Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Embedded Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) FPGA Design Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) FPGA Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Algorithms
1 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (50.00%) Device Driver
1 1 (50.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 1 (50.00%) Verilog
1 1 (50.00%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Embedded Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) FPGA Design
1 1 (50.00%) Image Processing
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C
2 1 (50.00%) C++
2 1 (50.00%) Embedded C
2 1 (50.00%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Altera
1 1 (50.00%) Xilinx