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 3 months to 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 32 33
Contract jobs citing Firmware 0 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon - 0.89% 1.94%
As % of the System Software category - 11.11% 13.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 4
Median daily rate - £190 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -15.55%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £330 £354
% change year-on-year +2.27% -6.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £39.25 £39.00
% change year-on-year -4.45% +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 Devon with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Devon
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 31 18 36
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Devon 9.14% 8.00% 13.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 4 14
Median daily rate £425 £240 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +77.08% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £195 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £310 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 9
Median hourly rate £12.50 £15.36 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.59% -23.22%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.09 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -25.16% +22.85%  

Firmware
Job Vacancy Trend in Devon

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Devon 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 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

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 (66.67%) C
1 2 (66.67%) C#
1 2 (66.67%) C++
1 2 (66.67%) Ethernet
1 2 (66.67%) Assembly Language
1 2 (66.67%) MATLAB
1 2 (66.67%) Electronics
1 2 (66.67%) VHDL
1 2 (66.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 2 (66.67%) Altera
1 2 (66.67%) FPGA Design
2 1 (33.33%) Home Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Mobile App
2 1 (33.33%) Mobile Application Development
2 1 (33.33%) RS-232
2 1 (33.33%) RS-485
2 1 (33.33%) Matrix Organization
2 1 (33.33%) Project Planning
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) JIRA
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 1 (33.33%) Internet

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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Ethernet
2 1 (33.33%) Internet
2 1 (33.33%) RS-232
2 1 (33.33%) RS-485
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) JIRA
General
1 2 (66.67%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Firmware Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Design Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Digital Design Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) MATLAB Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Project Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Software Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 2 (66.67%) VHDL
2 1 (33.33%) Home Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) FPGA Design
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Matrix Organization
2 1 (33.33%) Mobile Application Development
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Project Planning
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Assembly Language
1 2 (66.67%) C
1 2 (66.67%) C#
1 2 (66.67%) C++
1 2 (66.67%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Altera