Period
to 25 June 2021

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 6 months to 25 June 2021 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
6 months to
25 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 93 106 153
Rank change year-on-year +13 +47 +21
Contract jobs citing Firmware 27 12 35
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 1.40% 0.58% 0.84%
As % of the System Software category 7.07% 3.93% 6.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 4 18
10th Percentile £310 £366 £275
25th Percentile £363 £372 £278
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £375 £394 £365
Median % change year-on-year -4.76% +7.88% +2.10%
75th Percentile £500 £531 £388
90th Percentile " £721 £488
England median daily rate £375 £443 £375
% change year-on-year -15.25% +18.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 1
10th Percentile " £22.37 "
25th Percentile £47.50 £24.42 £42.50
Median hourly rate £49.00 £45.78 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year +7.03% +1.73% -
75th Percentile £50.50 £66.00 £47.50
90th Percentile " " "
England median hourly rate £51.25 £46.00 £46.00
% change year-on-year +11.41% - +8.24%

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 of England with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 382 305 536
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 19.84% 14.80% 12.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 204 303
10th Percentile £157 £135 £160
25th Percentile £275 £235 £300
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £400 £375 £420
Median % change year-on-year +6.67% -10.71% +16.67%
75th Percentile £525 £500 £521
90th Percentile £613 £550 £625
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 21 35
10th Percentile £12.46 £14.80 £10.92
25th Percentile £13.25 £17.75 £12.88
Median hourly rate £18.27 £20.00 £15.14
Median % change year-on-year -8.65% +32.14% -8.27%
75th Percentile £23.21 £39.31 £26.00
90th Percentile £30.75 £60.14 £66.81
England median hourly rate £18.55 £17.00 £16.74
% change year-on-year +9.12% +1.54% +3.25%

Firmware
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Firmware as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for Firmware in the East of England

Firmware
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Firmware in the East of England.

Daily rate trend for Firmware in the East of England

Firmware
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Firmware in the East of England over the 6 months to 25 June 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Firmware in the East of England

Firmware
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Firmware in the East of England.

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 6 months to 25 June 2021. 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
Cambridgeshire +16 19 £375 -36.74% 24
Hertfordshire -4 6 £309 - 5
Suffolk +2 1 £325 -16.13% 1
Norfolk - 1 - -
Firmware
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 2021, 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 of England region with a requirement for Firmware.

1 14 (51.85%) Python
2 11 (40.74%) Wi-Fi
2 11 (40.74%) Software Testing
2 11 (40.74%) Test Scripting
2 11 (40.74%) Android
2 11 (40.74%) Test Automation
3 10 (37.04%) Electronics
3 10 (37.04%) Bluetooth
4 6 (22.22%) Architectural Design
4 6 (22.22%) Mentoring
4 6 (22.22%) SDLC
5 3 (11.11%) SCCM
5 3 (11.11%) C
5 3 (11.11%) Wireless
5 3 (11.11%) Regression Testing
6 2 (7.41%) Firewall
6 2 (7.41%) VBScript
6 2 (7.41%) DHCP
6 2 (7.41%) SLA
6 2 (7.41%) Microsoft
6 2 (7.41%) Embedded C
6 2 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (7.41%) JTAG
6 2 (7.41%) PowerShell
6 2 (7.41%) Microsoft 365
6 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (7.41%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 2 (7.41%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (7.41%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineering

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:

Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (3.70%) SOLIDWORKS
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) Microsoft 365
2 1 (3.70%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (40.74%) Wi-Fi
2 10 (37.04%) Bluetooth
3 3 (11.11%) Wireless
4 2 (7.41%) DHCP
4 2 (7.41%) Firewall
5 1 (3.70%) Broadband
5 1 (3.70%) DECT
5 1 (3.70%) DNS
5 1 (3.70%) IPv4
5 1 (3.70%) IPv6
5 1 (3.70%) LAN
5 1 (3.70%) Multicast
5 1 (3.70%) PPP
5 1 (3.70%) UPnP
5 1 (3.70%) VLAN
5 1 (3.70%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) GDB
1 1 (3.70%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.70%) GitLab
1 1 (3.70%) JIRA
General
1 10 (37.04%) Electronics
2 1 (3.70%) Law
2 1 (3.70%) Retail
2 1 (3.70%) Social Skills
2 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (40.74%) Test Engineer
2 10 (37.04%) Bluetooth Engineer
2 10 (37.04%) Python Engineer
3 6 (22.22%) Firmware Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Applications Packager
5 1 (3.70%) C Software Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Design Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Electronics Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Embedded C Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Embedded C Software Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) IT Support Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Manual Tester
5 1 (3.70%) Software Development Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Software Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Support Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Tester
5 1 (3.70%) VMware Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) 802.1X
1 1 (3.70%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.70%) 3D Printing
1 1 (3.70%) Analogue Electronics
1 1 (3.70%) BYOD
1 1 (3.70%) CCTV
1 1 (3.70%) Data Centre
1 1 (3.70%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (3.70%) FMCG
1 1 (3.70%) IPTV
1 1 (3.70%) Optoelectronics
1 1 (3.70%) Robotics
1 1 (3.70%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 11 (40.74%) Android
2 1 (3.70%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.70%) Linux
2 1 (3.70%) OpenWrt
2 1 (3.70%) VMS
2 1 (3.70%) Windows
2 1 (3.70%) Windows 10
2 1 (3.70%) Windows 7
2 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (40.74%) Software Testing
1 11 (40.74%) Test Automation
1 11 (40.74%) Test Scripting
2 6 (22.22%) Architectural Design
2 6 (22.22%) Mentoring
2 6 (22.22%) SDLC
3 3 (11.11%) Regression Testing
4 2 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 2 (7.41%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (7.41%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 1 (3.70%) Continuous Deployment
5 1 (3.70%) Data Acquisition
5 1 (3.70%) Decision-Making
5 1 (3.70%) Issue Tracking
5 1 (3.70%) ITIL V3
5 1 (3.70%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (3.70%) Prototyping
5 1 (3.70%) Test Strategy
5 1 (3.70%) Value Proposition
Programming Languages
1 14 (51.85%) Python
2 3 (11.11%) C
3 2 (7.41%) Embedded C
3 2 (7.41%) PowerShell
3 2 (7.41%) VBScript
4 1 (3.70%) Bash Shell
4 1 (3.70%) C#
4 1 (3.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (3.70%) Degree
1 1 (3.70%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) JTAG
1 2 (7.41%) SLA
2 1 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (7.41%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.70%) BitLocker
2 1 (3.70%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (11.11%) SCCM
2 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (3.70%) FortiGate
3 1 (3.70%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (3.70%) PaperCut
3 1 (3.70%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 2 (7.41%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.70%) ANSYS
2 1 (3.70%) Apple
2 1 (3.70%) EMC
2 1 (3.70%) Fortinet
2 1 (3.70%) Google
2 1 (3.70%) McAfee
2 1 (3.70%) SolarWinds
2 1 (3.70%) Veeam
2 1 (3.70%) VMware
2 1 (3.70%) ZyXEL