Period
to 21 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 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 October 2018 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
England > East Midlands
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 132 143 145
Rank change year-on-year +11 +2 -6
Contract jobs citing Firmware 6 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.22% 0.19% 0.15%
As % of the System Software category 1.38% 1.55% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 5
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.08% +8.33% -12.41%
10th Percentile £378 £277 £205
90th Percentile £409 £338 £315
England median daily rate £379 £375 £320
% change year-on-year +1.08% +17.19% -12.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
East Midlands median hourly rate £42.50 £38.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.39% -9.41% +5.59%
10th Percentile £41.25 £36.75 £41.25
90th Percentile £43.75 £40.25 £43.75
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%

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 the East Midlands with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
East Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 435 386 357
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 15.98% 12.48% 10.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 239 269 212
East Midlands median daily rate £370 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.85% -18.75% +23.08%
10th Percentile £127 £175 £132
90th Percentile £530 £500 £600
England median daily rate £450 £425 £412
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.16% +13.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 27 34
East Midlands median hourly rate £14.88 £13.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.46% -3.70% +8.00%
10th Percentile £10.35 £10.20 £10.15
90th Percentile £18.16 £34.10 £20.00
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year -4.48% +8.06% -3.13%

Firmware
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing Firmware as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Firmware in the East Midlands

Firmware
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Firmware in the East Midlands

Firmware
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firmware in the East Midlands

Firmware
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firmware within the East Midlands region over the 6 months to 21 October 2018. 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
Northamptonshire -11 5 £400 +23.08% 3
Firmware
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Firmware also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the East Midlands region with a requirement for Firmware.

1 5 (83.33%) DNS
1 5 (83.33%) SSL
1 5 (83.33%) Change Management
1 5 (83.33%) WebSphere
1 5 (83.33%) Release Management
1 5 (83.33%) DataPower
2 3 (50.00%) IBM Integration Bus
2 3 (50.00%) WebSphere Application Server
2 3 (50.00%) IBM
2 3 (50.00%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (16.67%) Embedded C
3 1 (16.67%) Finance
3 1 (16.67%) Automotive
3 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
3 1 (16.67%) C

Firmware
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (83.33%) WebSphere
2 3 (50.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Communications & Networking
1 5 (83.33%) DNS
1 5 (83.33%) SSL
General
1 1 (16.67%) Automotive
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Administrator
2 3 (50.00%) Data Administrator
3 1 (16.67%) Firmware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) IBM Integration Bus
1 3 (50.00%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (83.33%) DataPower
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Change Management
1 5 (83.33%) Release Management
2 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) C
1 1 (16.67%) Embedded C
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) IBM