The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 30 March 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 of England
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 114 122 122
Rank change year-on-year +8 0  
Contract jobs citing Firmware 11 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.52% 0.24% 0.34%
As % of the System Software category 4.00% 1.86% 2.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 4
Median daily rate £350 £675 £243
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -48.14% +178.35%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £375 £363
% change year-on-year -13.33% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 1
Median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +25.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £40.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year +35.80% +12.50%  

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 of England with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 275 322 359
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 12.92% 12.81% 13.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 165 171
Median daily rate £350 £340 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +4.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £165 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £370 £350
% change year-on-year -5.40% +5.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 59 90
Median hourly rate £17.64 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.77% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £14.90 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £47.70 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year -3.03% +4.10%  

Firmware
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England 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 of England

Firmware
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Firmware in the East of England

Firmware
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firmware in the East of England

Firmware
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire +13 9 £320 -52.59% 8
Hertfordshire +2 2 £350 -
Firmware
England

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 of England region with a requirement for Firmware.

1 6 (33.33%) Linux
2 5 (27.78%) Python
2 5 (27.78%) Cisco
2 5 (27.78%) Bluetooth
2 5 (27.78%) Windows
2 5 (27.78%) Wireless
2 5 (27.78%) Electronics
3 4 (22.22%) Firewall
3 4 (22.22%) Security Cleared
3 4 (22.22%) Git (software)
4 3 (16.67%) Problem Management
4 3 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 3 (16.67%) System Testing
4 3 (16.67%) Jenkins
4 3 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
4 3 (16.67%) Coaching
4 3 (16.67%) Security Patching
4 3 (16.67%) Management Information System
4 3 (16.67%) Strategic Planning
4 3 (16.67%) LAN
4 3 (16.67%) WLAN
4 3 (16.67%) WAN
4 3 (16.67%) MCP
4 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 3 (16.67%) CCA
4 3 (16.67%) Citrix Certification
4 3 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (16.67%) MCSE
4 3 (16.67%) CCNA

Firmware
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (5.56%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MS Office
1 2 (11.11%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (27.78%) Bluetooth
1 5 (27.78%) Wireless
2 4 (22.22%) Firewall
3 3 (16.67%) LAN
3 3 (16.67%) WAN
3 3 (16.67%) WLAN
4 2 (11.11%) Internet
4 2 (11.11%) RS-232
5 1 (5.56%) DHCP
5 1 (5.56%) DNS
5 1 (5.56%) Ethernet
5 1 (5.56%) HTTP
5 1 (5.56%) HTTPS
5 1 (5.56%) SAN
5 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
5 1 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Git (software)
2 3 (16.67%) Jenkins
3 1 (5.56%) Gerrit
General
1 5 (27.78%) Electronics
2 2 (11.11%) Finance
3 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (16.67%) Designer
1 3 (16.67%) Infrastructure Designer
2 2 (11.11%) Developer
2 2 (11.11%) Electronics Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) Software Developer
2 2 (11.11%) Software Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) Test Scripter
3 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (5.56%) C++ Developer
3 1 (5.56%) Consultant
3 1 (5.56%) Data Centre Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Design Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Electronics Design Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Embedded Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Support
3 1 (5.56%) Network Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Server Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) WPF
2 1 (5.56%) .NET
2 1 (5.56%) JSON
2 1 (5.56%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.11%) NHS
2 2 (11.11%) Verilog
2 2 (11.11%) VHDL
3 1 (5.56%) CAN bus
3 1 (5.56%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.56%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (5.56%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 6 (33.33%) Linux
2 5 (27.78%) Windows
3 2 (11.11%) Windows Server
3 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (5.56%) Android
4 1 (5.56%) Windows 10
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (16.67%) Coaching
1 3 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
1 3 (16.67%) Problem Management
1 3 (16.67%) Security Patching
1 3 (16.67%) Strategic Planning
1 3 (16.67%) System Testing
1 3 (16.67%) Test Scripting
2 2 (11.11%) Data Analysis
2 2 (11.11%) Mathematics
2 2 (11.11%) Regression Testing
2 2 (11.11%) Software Engineering
3 1 (5.56%) Business Development
3 1 (5.56%) Change Management
3 1 (5.56%) Configuration Management
3 1 (5.56%) Electronic Design Automation
3 1 (5.56%) ITIL
3 1 (5.56%) Network Design
3 1 (5.56%) Performance Metrics
3 1 (5.56%) Programme Management
3 1 (5.56%) Smoke Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (27.78%) Python
2 2 (11.11%) C#
2 2 (11.11%) C++
3 1 (5.56%) C
3 1 (5.56%) Embedded C++
3 1 (5.56%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 3 (16.67%) CCA
2 3 (16.67%) CCNA
2 3 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (16.67%) Citrix Certification
2 3 (16.67%) MCP
2 3 (16.67%) MCSE
2 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (11.11%) Degree
3 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
4 1 (5.56%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (5.56%) Server+ Certification
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
1 1 (5.56%) VMware ESX
1 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 1 (5.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) Cisco
2 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.56%) BT
3 1 (5.56%) EMC
3 1 (5.56%) HP
3 1 (5.56%) Intel
3 1 (5.56%) NetApp
3 1 (5.56%) Samsung
3 1 (5.56%) VMware