Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 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
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 169 166 179
Rank change year-on-year -3 +13 +19
Contract jobs citing Firmware 41 22 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.80% 0.45% 0.39%
As % of the System Software category 5.44% 3.30% 2.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 17 6
East of England median daily rate £325 £300 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -11.11% +2.27%
10th Percentile £177 £228 £206
90th Percentile £410 £338 £419
England median daily rate £375 £315 £382
% change year-on-year +19.05% -17.59% +9.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 0 12
East of England median hourly rate £42.00 - £37.50
10th Percentile £37.70 - £36.25
90th Percentile £59.50 - £40.00
England median hourly rate £40.25 £40.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year +0.63% +3.23% +7.64%

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 754 666 798
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 14.64% 13.66% 13.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 346 360 363
East of England median daily rate £364 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.93% +3.70% +22.73%
10th Percentile £130 £163 £146
90th Percentile £550 £496 £500
England median daily rate £425 £410 £375
% change year-on-year +3.66% +9.33% +8.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 92 181
East of England median hourly rate £16.57 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.39% -2.94% -2.86%
10th Percentile £10.63 £10.64 £10.50
90th Percentile £46.88 £27.22 £40.00
England median hourly rate £16.57 £15.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year +5.17% -1.56% +6.67%

Firmware
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Firmware as a percentage 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

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firmware in the East of England over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firmware in the East of England over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor 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 17 November 2017. 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 +9 25 £395 +68.09% 13
Essex -17 9 £325 +19.27% 1
Hertfordshire -2 4 £213 -34.46%
Bedfordshire - 3 £475 - 2
Firmware
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 23 (56.10%) Python
2 22 (53.66%) Wireless
3 16 (39.02%) Linux
4 15 (36.59%) Test Automation
5 13 (31.71%) Bluetooth
5 13 (31.71%) C
6 12 (29.27%) Perl
6 12 (29.27%) Electronics
7 10 (24.39%) Wi-Fi
8 9 (21.95%) Software Engineering
8 9 (21.95%) Windows
9 8 (19.51%) WAN
9 8 (19.51%) Embedded C
9 8 (19.51%) Test Scripting
10 7 (17.07%) Software Testing
10 7 (17.07%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (17.07%) Broadband
11 6 (14.63%) Bugzilla
11 6 (14.63%) STB
11 6 (14.63%) C++
11 6 (14.63%) Redmine
11 6 (14.63%) NAS
11 6 (14.63%) Non-Functional Testing
11 6 (14.63%) Trac
11 6 (14.63%) Issue Tracking
11 6 (14.63%) Defect Management
11 6 (14.63%) Defect Tracking
11 6 (14.63%) JIRA
11 6 (14.63%) QA
11 6 (14.63%) Release 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 3 (7.32%) Doxygen
1 3 (7.32%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 22 (53.66%) Wireless
2 13 (31.71%) Bluetooth
3 10 (24.39%) Wi-Fi
4 8 (19.51%) WAN
5 7 (17.07%) Broadband
6 6 (14.63%) NAS
7 5 (12.20%) 802.11
7 5 (12.20%) ADSL
7 5 (12.20%) IPv4
7 5 (12.20%) IPv6
7 5 (12.20%) UPnP
7 5 (12.20%) VDSL
7 5 (12.20%) Wireshark
8 4 (9.76%) WLAN
9 2 (4.88%) Ethernet
10 1 (2.44%) ZigBee
Development Applications
1 6 (14.63%) Bugzilla
1 6 (14.63%) JIRA
1 6 (14.63%) Redmine
1 6 (14.63%) Trac
2 5 (12.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 5 (12.20%) JUnit
2 5 (12.20%) Selenium
3 2 (4.88%) Git (software)
3 2 (4.88%) Subversion
General
1 12 (29.27%) Electronics
2 5 (12.20%) Finance
2 5 (12.20%) Marketing
3 2 (4.88%) Advertising
4 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (31.71%) Embedded Engineer
2 10 (24.39%) Firmware Engineer
3 9 (21.95%) Test Engineer
4 7 (17.07%) Software Engineer
4 7 (17.07%) Tester
5 5 (12.20%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 5 (12.20%) Software Tester
6 4 (9.76%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
6 4 (9.76%) Software Test Engineer
7 3 (7.32%) Author
7 3 (7.32%) Systems Test Engineer
7 3 (7.32%) Technical Author
7 3 (7.32%) Test Automation Engineer
8 2 (4.88%) Cabling Engineer
8 2 (4.88%) Design Engineer
8 2 (4.88%) Embedded C Engineer
8 2 (4.88%) Senior Firmware Engineer
8 2 (4.88%) Senior Test Engineer
8 2 (4.88%) Server Engineer
8 2 (4.88%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.20%) .NET
1 5 (12.20%) 802.1X
2 3 (7.32%) HTML
2 3 (7.32%) XML
2 3 (7.32%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.63%) STB
2 5 (12.20%) Management Information System
3 3 (7.32%) Device Driver
3 3 (7.32%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 3 (7.32%) Infotainment
3 3 (7.32%) Verilog
3 3 (7.32%) VHDL
4 1 (2.44%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 16 (39.02%) Linux
2 9 (21.95%) Windows
3 3 (7.32%) Android
4 1 (2.44%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (36.59%) Test Automation
2 9 (21.95%) Software Engineering
3 8 (19.51%) Test Scripting
4 7 (17.07%) Continuous Improvement
4 7 (17.07%) Software Testing
5 6 (14.63%) Defect Management
5 6 (14.63%) Defect Tracking
5 6 (14.63%) Issue Tracking
5 6 (14.63%) Non-Functional Testing
5 6 (14.63%) Release Management
6 5 (12.20%) Network Packet Analysis
7 2 (4.88%) Coaching
7 2 (4.88%) Configuration Management
7 2 (4.88%) Digital Signal Processing
7 2 (4.88%) FPGA Design
7 2 (4.88%) Signal Processing
8 1 (2.44%) Capacity Management
8 1 (2.44%) Capacity Planning
8 1 (2.44%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (2.44%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (56.10%) Python
2 13 (31.71%) C
3 12 (29.27%) Perl
4 8 (19.51%) Embedded C
5 6 (14.63%) C++
6 5 (12.20%) Bash Shell
6 5 (12.20%) JavaScript
6 5 (12.20%) MATLAB
6 5 (12.20%) PHP
6 5 (12.20%) PowerShell
6 5 (12.20%) Ruby
6 5 (12.20%) VB.NET
7 3 (7.32%) Java
8 2 (4.88%) Tcl
9 1 (2.44%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 4 (9.76%) Degree
2 1 (2.44%) CCIE
2 1 (2.44%) CCNA
2 1 (2.44%) CCNP
2 1 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.44%) DV Cleared
2 1 (2.44%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (14.63%) QA
2 2 (4.88%) DO-254
3 1 (2.44%) MISRA
3 1 (2.44%) MISRA C
3 1 (2.44%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (7.32%) Active Directory
1 3 (7.32%) BitLocker
2 1 (2.44%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
Systems Management
1 3 (7.32%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (7.32%) Microsoft
1 3 (7.32%) Panasonic
1 3 (7.32%) Sophos
2 1 (2.44%) Cisco