The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Dorset 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 24 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 / Dorset
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 24 30 -
Rank change year-on-year +6 -  
Contract jobs citing Firmware 1 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Dorset 0.77% 1.17% -
As % of the System Software category 3.57% 13.64% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Median daily rate £425 £325 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.76% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £330 £354
% change year-on-year +2.27% -6.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £35.75 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £38.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year -2.59% -1.28%  

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 Dorset with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Dorset
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 28 22 28
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Dorset 21.54% 8.59% 14.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 12 14
Median daily rate £425 £393 £165
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.28% +137.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £135 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £393 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 1
Median hourly rate £39.50 £30.00 £49.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.66% -39.01%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -25.58% +22.85%  

Firmware
Job Vacancy Trend in Dorset

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Dorset 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 Dorset

Firmware
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Firmware in Dorset

Firmware
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firmware in Dorset

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

1 2 (100.00%) Embedded Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Big Data
2 1 (50.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (50.00%) C
2 1 (50.00%) C++
2 1 (50.00%) Electronics
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (50.00%) Spreadsheet

Firmware
Co-occurring IT Skills in Dorset 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 1 (50.00%) Spreadsheet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Big Data
General
1 1 (50.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Architect
1 1 (50.00%) C/C++ Firmware Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Embedded C Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Embedded C++ Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Embedded Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Firmware Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Firmware Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Software Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Embedded Software Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C
1 1 (50.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (50.00%) Degree