Period
to 18 July 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 18 July 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
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 144 156 128
Rank change year-on-year +12 -28 +20
Contract jobs citing Firmware 2 1 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.068% 0.032% 0.49%
As % of the System Software category 0.46% 0.25% 4.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 7
East Midlands median daily rate £350 £175 £240
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -27.08% -26.15%
10th Percentile £325 £163 £191
90th Percentile £375 £188 £300
England median daily rate £375 £325 £340
% change year-on-year +15.38% -4.41% -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
East Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 - £22.50
10th Percentile £42.50 - £13.25
90th Percentile £47.50 - £31.75
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +5.26%

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 435 401 340
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 14.83% 12.83% 10.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 255 190
East Midlands median daily rate £375 £350 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -0.71% +8.46%
10th Percentile £152 £176 £134
90th Percentile £538 £500 £604
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 33 45
East Midlands median hourly rate £14.03 £11.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.96% -14.81% -
10th Percentile £10.33 £10.00 £9.29
90th Percentile £17.50 £15.75 £20.00
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year +3.13% +4.92% -4.69%

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 18 July 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 - 1 - - 2
Firmware
England

For the 6 months to 18 July 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 1 (50.00%) C
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) VB
1 1 (50.00%) VB.NET
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (50.00%) HND
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Embedded C
1 1 (50.00%) MATLAB
1 1 (50.00%) Electronics
1 1 (50.00%) Automotive
1 1 (50.00%) Law
1 1 (50.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (50.00%) LabWindows
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (50.00%) CAN bus
1 1 (50.00%) RS-232
1 1 (50.00%) MISRA
1 1 (50.00%) Optoelectronics

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (50.00%) LabWindows
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) RS-232
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (50.00%) Automotive
1 1 (50.00%) Electronics
1 1 (50.00%) Law
1 1 (50.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Firmware Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Test Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) CAN bus
1 1 (50.00%) Optoelectronics
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) Embedded C
1 1 (50.00%) MATLAB
1 1 (50.00%) VB
1 1 (50.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) MISRA
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft