Period
to 3 July 2020

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 3 July 2020 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
3 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 109 157 187
Rank change year-on-year +48 +30 -19
Contract jobs citing Firmware 13 34 15
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 0.64% 0.80% 0.32%
As % of the System Software category 4.29% 6.12% 2.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 18 6
Median daily rate £394 £365 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.88% +2.10% +7.92%
10th Percentile £366 £275 £306
90th Percentile £721 £488 £550
England median daily rate £435 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +12.99% +2.67% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 3
Median hourly rate £66.00 £45.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.67% - +17.65%
England median hourly rate £48.12 £46.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +4.60% +8.24% +13.33%

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 303 556 625
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 14.93% 13.05% 13.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 313 341
Median daily rate £375 £418 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.18% +11.33% +7.91%
10th Percentile £135 £158 £150
90th Percentile £550 £622 £556
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 35 64
Median hourly rate £20.50 £15.14 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.45% -8.27% +3.13%
10th Percentile £16.36 £10.92 £11.18
90th Percentile £65.41 £66.81 £37.63
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +11.76% +3.03% +3.13%

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 3 July 2020.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Firmware in the East of England over the 6 months to 3 July 2020.

Hourly rate histogram 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 3 July 2020. 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 +20 5 £593 +63.52% 14
Hertfordshire +41 3 - - 4
Essex +29 2 - - 1
Bedfordshire +17 2 £375 - 2
Suffolk +6 1 £388 +33.62%
Firmware
England

For the 6 months to 3 July 2020, 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 4 (30.77%) Linux
2 3 (23.08%) Windows
3 2 (15.38%) Unix
3 2 (15.38%) C
3 2 (15.38%) C++
3 2 (15.38%) Middleware
3 2 (15.38%) Python
3 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
3 2 (15.38%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (15.38%) Electronics
3 2 (15.38%) Validation
3 2 (15.38%) Banking
3 2 (15.38%) Software Engineering
3 2 (15.38%) JIRA
3 2 (15.38%) Problem Management
3 2 (15.38%) System Testing
3 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
3 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
3 2 (15.38%) Android
3 2 (15.38%) Puppet
3 2 (15.38%) Capacity Management
3 2 (15.38%) Demand Management
3 2 (15.38%) Splunk
3 2 (15.38%) Coaching
3 2 (15.38%) Security Patching
3 2 (15.38%) Security Hardening
3 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 2 (15.38%) Product Roadmap
3 2 (15.38%) Tanium
3 2 (15.38%) Backlog Management

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 (7.69%) SOLIDWORKS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (7.69%) Broadband
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (7.69%) IPv4
2 1 (7.69%) IPv6
2 1 (7.69%) LAN
2 1 (7.69%) Multicast
2 1 (7.69%) NAS
2 1 (7.69%) PPP
2 1 (7.69%) SAN
2 1 (7.69%) UPnP
2 1 (7.69%) VDSL
2 1 (7.69%) VPN
2 1 (7.69%) VXLAN
2 1 (7.69%) WAN
2 1 (7.69%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) JIRA
2 1 (7.69%) GDB
2 1 (7.69%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (7.69%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 2 (15.38%) Banking
1 2 (15.38%) Electronics
2 1 (7.69%) Public Sector
2 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (15.38%) Consultant
1 2 (15.38%) Embedded Engineer
1 2 (15.38%) Embedded Software Engineer
1 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (15.38%) Software Engineer
1 2 (15.38%) Splunk Consultant
2 1 (7.69%) Android Developer
2 1 (7.69%) Developer
2 1 (7.69%) DevOps Consultant
2 1 (7.69%) Electronics Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Support
2 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) Network Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) Principal Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) Principal Systems Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) Security Advisor
2 1 (7.69%) Senior Network Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) Senior Technical Consultant
2 1 (7.69%) Support Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) Middleware
2 1 (7.69%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.69%) 3D Printing
2 1 (7.69%) Optoelectronics
2 1 (7.69%) Replication
2 1 (7.69%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Linux
2 3 (23.08%) Windows
3 2 (15.38%) Android
3 2 (15.38%) Unix
4 1 (7.69%) Apple iOS
4 1 (7.69%) VMS
4 1 (7.69%) Windows 10
4 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
4 1 (7.69%) Windows 8
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (7.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (15.38%) Backlog Management
1 2 (15.38%) Capacity Management
1 2 (15.38%) Coaching
1 2 (15.38%) Demand Management
1 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 2 (15.38%) Problem Management
1 2 (15.38%) Product Roadmap
1 2 (15.38%) Security Hardening
1 2 (15.38%) Security Patching
1 2 (15.38%) Software Engineering
1 2 (15.38%) System Testing
1 2 (15.38%) Validation
2 1 (7.69%) Android Development
2 1 (7.69%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (7.69%) DevOps
2 1 (7.69%) Patch Management
2 1 (7.69%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (7.69%) Technical Leadership
2 1 (7.69%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) C
1 2 (15.38%) C++
1 2 (15.38%) Python
2 1 (7.69%) C#
2 1 (7.69%) Embedded C
2 1 (7.69%) Embedded C++
2 1 (7.69%) Java
2 1 (7.69%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
1 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.69%) Terminal Services
1 1 (7.69%) vCloud
1 1 (7.69%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) Puppet
2 1 (7.69%) vCenter Server
2 1 (7.69%) vMotion
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Splunk
1 2 (15.38%) Tanium
2 1 (7.69%) ANSYS
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco
2 1 (7.69%) Meraki
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) Mitel
2 1 (7.69%) SolarWinds
2 1 (7.69%) VMware
2 1 (7.69%) Xilinx