Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Devon 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 21 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
South West > Devon
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 53 54
Rank change year-on-year +2 +1 +7
Contract jobs citing Firmware 2 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 0.35% 0.22% 1.21%
As % of the System Software category 3.28% 1.54% 6.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 3
Devon median daily rate - £190 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -15.56% -
South West median daily rate £400 £400 £225
% change year-on-year - +77.78% -30.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Devon median hourly rate £42.50 - £37.00
10th Percentile £41.25 - £34.08
90th Percentile £43.75 - £39.45
South West median hourly rate £32.75 £41.75 £41.00
% change year-on-year -21.56% +1.83% -1.20%

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 Devon with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Devon
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 61 65 103
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 10.59% 14.01% 17.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 26 56
Devon median daily rate £370 £401 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.67% +14.50% +84.21%
10th Percentile £162 £150 £156
90th Percentile £481 £471 £500
South West median daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year +2.94% +4.62% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 15 8
Devon median hourly rate £30.00 £12.00 £31.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +150.00% -62.20% +111.67%
10th Percentile £10.65 £10.50 £19.95
90th Percentile £43.75 £107.65 £39.05
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +25.00% -28.21% +13.04%

Firmware
Job Vacancy Trend in Devon

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

Job vacancy trend for Firmware in Devon

Firmware
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Devon

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Firmware in Devon

Firmware
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Devon

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firmware in Devon

Firmware
Contract Job Locations in Devon

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firmware within the Devon region over the 6 months to 21 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
Exeter +3 1 - -
Firmware
South West

For the 6 months to 21 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 Devon region with a requirement for Firmware.

1 2 (100.00%) C
1 2 (100.00%) Embedded C
1 2 (100.00%) Validation
2 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (50.00%) Xilinx
2 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Electronics

Firmware
Co-occurring IT Skills in Devon 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:

General
1 1 (50.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Firmware Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Validation
2 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C
1 2 (100.00%) Embedded C
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Xilinx