Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 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 19 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
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 124 122 123
Rank change year-on-year -2 +1 -3
Contract jobs citing Firmware 10 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.35% 0.094% 0.25%
As % of the System Software category 3.72% 0.87% 3.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 5
Edinburgh median daily rate £288 - £250
10th Percentile £199 - £193
90th Percentile £388 - £412
Scotland median daily rate £288 £331 £288
% change year-on-year -13.01% +14.96% -15.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Edinburgh median hourly rate £40.00 - £25.50
10th Percentile £37.50 - £24.05
90th Percentile £42.50 - £37.55
Scotland median hourly rate £40.00 £24.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +66.67% -36.00% -21.05%

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 Edinburgh with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 269 229 227
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 9.30% 10.74% 7.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 115 81
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £147 £129 £125
90th Percentile £600 £475 £506
Scotland median daily rate £375 £325 £310
% change year-on-year +15.38% +4.84% -3.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 3
Edinburgh median hourly rate £35.00 £19.50 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +79.49% -23.53% +112.50%
10th Percentile £15.30 £15.35 £24.05
90th Percentile £41.00 £36.25 £37.55
Scotland median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -4.76% +13.51% +17.46%

Firmware
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing Firmware as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for Firmware in Edinburgh

Firmware
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Firmware in Edinburgh

Firmware
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firmware in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Firmware in Edinburgh

Firmware
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firmware in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 19 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for Firmware.

1 5 (50.00%) C
2 4 (40.00%) Energy Management
2 4 (40.00%) Bitbucket
2 4 (40.00%) Git (software)
3 3 (30.00%) C++
4 2 (20.00%) VoIP
4 2 (20.00%) Cisco
4 2 (20.00%) Embedded C
4 2 (20.00%) Firewall
4 2 (20.00%) Mitel
4 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (20.00%) Analytics
4 2 (20.00%) Signal Processing
4 2 (20.00%) Data Analytics
5 1 (10.00%) FPGA Design
5 1 (10.00%) DO-254
5 1 (10.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (10.00%) Xilinx
5 1 (10.00%) Mentor Graphics
5 1 (10.00%) Degree
5 1 (10.00%) Altera
5 1 (10.00%) Atmel
5 1 (10.00%) Electronics
5 1 (10.00%) VHDL
5 1 (10.00%) Embedded C++

Firmware
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) Firewall
1 2 (20.00%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Bitbucket
1 4 (40.00%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (10.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Embedded Engineer
1 5 (50.00%) Firmware Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) C++ Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Compiler Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Embedded C++ Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Embedded Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Firmware Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Network Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Software Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 1 (10.00%) VHDL
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Energy Management
2 2 (20.00%) Analytics
2 2 (20.00%) Data Analytics
2 2 (20.00%) Signal Processing
2 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (10.00%) FPGA Design
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) C
2 3 (30.00%) C++
3 2 (20.00%) Embedded C
4 1 (10.00%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) DO-254
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Cisco
1 2 (20.00%) Mitel
2 1 (10.00%) Altera
2 1 (10.00%) Atmel
2 1 (10.00%) Mentor Graphics
2 1 (10.00%) Xilinx