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 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
England / East Midlands
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 90 97
Contract jobs citing Firmware 0 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands - 0.46% 0.12%
As % of the System Software category - 4.35% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Median daily rate - £250 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -23.07%  
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 - £22.50 -
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 the East Midlands with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 184 161 158
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 12.23% 10.48% 9.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 93 70
Median daily rate £375 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +23.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £593 £424
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 19 25
Median hourly rate £11.86 £14.00 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.26% +5.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.07 £11.44 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £22.70 £50.00
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 the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands 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 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

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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Firmware.

1 3 (100.00%) IBM
1 3 (100.00%) HP
1 3 (100.00%) Dell
1 3 (100.00%) Remedy
1 3 (100.00%) Huawei
1 3 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (66.67%) Break/Fix
2 2 (66.67%) iSCSI
2 2 (66.67%) Fibre Channel
2 2 (66.67%) NFS
2 2 (66.67%) SAN
3 1 (33.33%) Change Management
3 1 (33.33%) Finance

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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Fibre Channel
1 2 (66.67%) iSCSI
1 2 (66.67%) SAN
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Data Centre Engineer
2 2 (66.67%) Hardware Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Break/Fix
2 1 (33.33%) Change Management
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) NFS
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Dell
1 3 (100.00%) HP
1 3 (100.00%) Huawei
1 3 (100.00%) IBM
1 3 (100.00%) Remedy