Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 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 > Dorset
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 44 38
Rank change year-on-year +3 -6 +4
Contract jobs citing Firmware 1 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Dorset 0.33% 0.45% 0.93%
As % of the System Software category 1.54% 4.35% 5.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Dorset median daily rate £425 - -
South West median daily rate £400 £400 £225
% change year-on-year - +77.78% -30.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Dorset median hourly rate - £35.75 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -13.86% -
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 Dorset with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Dorset
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 65 46 77
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Dorset 21.38% 10.43% 17.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 32 34
Dorset median daily rate £425 £333 £140
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.82% +137.50% -53.33%
10th Percentile £298 £106 £113
90th Percentile £477 £425 £428
South West median daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 14
Dorset median hourly rate £39.50 £11.00 £41.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +259.09% -73.80% +86.58%
10th Percentile £13.58 £10.53 £10.30
90th Percentile £44.65 £36.95 £49.19
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +25.00% -28.21% +2.63%

Firmware
Job Vacancy Trend in Dorset

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

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 22 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 Dorset region with a requirement for Firmware.

1 1 (100.00%) Electronics
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (100.00%) Spreadsheet
1 1 (100.00%) Embedded Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Big Data
1 1 (100.00%) Computer Science Degree

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 (100.00%) Spreadsheet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Big Data
General
1 1 (100.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Architect
1 1 (100.00%) Firmware Architect
1 1 (100.00%) Software Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Embedded Software Development
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (100.00%) Degree