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 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 of England
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 114 120 127
Rank change year-on-year +6 +7  
Contract jobs citing Firmware 19 9 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.83% 0.36% 0.52%
As % of the System Software category 5.54% 2.49% 3.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 7
Median daily rate £338 £315 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -12.50%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £330 £354
% change year-on-year +2.27% -6.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 6
Median hourly rate £37.50 £41.00 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.53% +5.80%  
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 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 343 362 450
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 14.91% 14.29% 14.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 198 239
Median daily rate £338 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.57% +16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £155 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 75 80
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% -28.26%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.84 £13.70 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £43.00 £42.10
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 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 Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firmware in the East of England over the 3 months to 24 June 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 3 months to 24 June 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 3 months to 24 June 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 +10 13 £338 - 8
Essex -8 5 £238 -
Hertfordshire -1 1 - - 1
Firmware
England

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 of England region with a requirement for Firmware.

1 15 (50.00%) Linux
1 15 (50.00%) Python
2 14 (46.67%) Wireless
3 13 (43.33%) Test Automation
4 11 (36.67%) Windows
5 9 (30.00%) Bluetooth
5 9 (30.00%) Perl
6 7 (23.33%) Electronics
6 7 (23.33%) Tcl
6 7 (23.33%) Degree
7 6 (20.00%) Test Scripting
7 6 (20.00%) Bugzilla
7 6 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (13.33%) Configuration Management
8 4 (13.33%) WLAN
8 4 (13.33%) Test Planning
9 3 (10.00%) C
9 3 (10.00%) .NET
9 3 (10.00%) Broadband
9 3 (10.00%) Cisco
9 3 (10.00%) Internet
9 3 (10.00%) Telecoms
9 3 (10.00%) Finance
9 3 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (10.00%) Software Engineering
9 3 (10.00%) JIRA
9 3 (10.00%) Software Testing
9 3 (10.00%) STB
9 3 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (10.00%) Git (software)

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 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (3.33%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 14 (46.67%) Wireless
2 9 (30.00%) Bluetooth
3 6 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (13.33%) WLAN
5 3 (10.00%) Broadband
5 3 (10.00%) Internet
5 3 (10.00%) NAS
6 2 (6.67%) 802.11
6 2 (6.67%) ADSL
6 2 (6.67%) IPv4
6 2 (6.67%) IPv6
6 2 (6.67%) UPnP
6 2 (6.67%) VDSL
6 2 (6.67%) WAN
6 2 (6.67%) Wireshark
7 1 (3.33%) DHCP
7 1 (3.33%) DNS
7 1 (3.33%) Ethernet
7 1 (3.33%) HTTP
7 1 (3.33%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 6 (20.00%) Bugzilla
2 3 (10.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (10.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (10.00%) JIRA
2 3 (10.00%) Redmine
2 3 (10.00%) Trac
3 2 (6.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (6.67%) JUnit
3 2 (6.67%) Selenium
General
1 7 (23.33%) Electronics
2 3 (10.00%) Finance
2 3 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (6.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (30.00%) Test Engineer
2 7 (23.33%) Software Test Engineer
3 6 (20.00%) Embedded Engineer
3 6 (20.00%) Firmware Engineer
4 5 (16.67%) Senior Test Engineer
5 4 (13.33%) Tester
6 3 (10.00%) Audio Engineer
6 3 (10.00%) Development Engineer
6 3 (10.00%) Senior Development Engineer
6 3 (10.00%) Senior Software Development Engineer
6 3 (10.00%) Senior Software Test Engineer
6 3 (10.00%) Server Engineer
6 3 (10.00%) Software Development Engineer
6 3 (10.00%) Software Engineer
6 3 (10.00%) Test Development Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) Cabling Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) Developer
7 2 (6.67%) Network Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) Software Developer
7 2 (6.67%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.00%) .NET
2 2 (6.67%) 802.1X
2 2 (6.67%) WPF
3 1 (3.33%) JSON
3 1 (3.33%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Embedded Systems
1 3 (10.00%) Internet of Things
1 3 (10.00%) STB
2 2 (6.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.33%) CAN bus
3 1 (3.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.33%) Digital Signage
3 1 (3.33%) Verilog
3 1 (3.33%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 15 (50.00%) Linux
2 11 (36.67%) Windows
3 2 (6.67%) Windows Server
3 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.33%) Windows 10
4 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (43.33%) Test Automation
2 6 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 4 (13.33%) Configuration Management
3 4 (13.33%) Test Planning
4 3 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (10.00%) Defect Management
4 3 (10.00%) Defect Tracking
4 3 (10.00%) Issue Tracking
4 3 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 3 (10.00%) Software Engineering
4 3 (10.00%) Software Testing
5 2 (6.67%) Mathematics
5 2 (6.67%) Network Packet Analysis
5 2 (6.67%) Release Management
6 1 (3.33%) Asset Management
6 1 (3.33%) Change Management
6 1 (3.33%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (3.33%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 15 (50.00%) Python
2 9 (30.00%) Perl
3 7 (23.33%) Tcl
4 3 (10.00%) C
5 2 (6.67%) Bash Shell
5 2 (6.67%) C#
5 2 (6.67%) Embedded C
5 2 (6.67%) JavaScript
5 2 (6.67%) PHP
5 2 (6.67%) PowerShell
5 2 (6.67%) Ruby
5 2 (6.67%) VB.NET
6 1 (3.33%) C++
6 1 (3.33%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 7 (23.33%) Degree
2 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.33%) Server+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.33%) Hyper-V
1 1 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (10.00%) Cisco
2 1 (3.33%) EMC
2 1 (3.33%) HP
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.33%) NetApp
2 1 (3.33%) Tandberg
2 1 (3.33%) VMware
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Tec Partners
Rate: £46.00 - £56.00 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Hertfordshire
JM
Rate: £176 per day
Posted: 3 days ago