Period
to 13 December 2018

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 13 December 2018 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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 129 125 116
Rank change year-on-year -4 -9 +12
Contract jobs citing Firmware 11 11 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.39% 0.38% 0.15%
As % of the System Software category 3.20% 3.89% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 0
Edinburgh median daily rate £300 £300 -
Scotland median daily rate £300 £300 £331
% change year-on-year - -9.23% +14.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate £44.27 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.68% - -
Scotland median hourly rate £44.27 £40.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year +10.68% +66.67% -36.00%

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 344 283 195
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 12.08% 9.67% 9.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 159 95
Edinburgh median daily rate £444 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.94% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £180 £199 £126
90th Percentile £700 £600 £495
Scotland median daily rate £388 £375 £320
% change year-on-year +3.33% +17.19% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 3 6
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.50 £35.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +133.33% -41.18%
10th Percentile £12.27 £15.30 £14.49
90th Percentile £44.27 £41.00 £30.25
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% -4.76% +13.51%

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 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 13 December 2018, 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for Firmware.

1 8 (72.73%) Software Engineering
2 7 (63.64%) C++
3 5 (45.45%) Linux
3 5 (45.45%) Subversion
4 4 (36.36%) Git (software)
4 4 (36.36%) JIRA
4 4 (36.36%) Multithreading
4 4 (36.36%) C
4 4 (36.36%) Finance
4 4 (36.36%) Device Driver
4 4 (36.36%) Multithreaded Programming
4 4 (36.36%) Device Driver Development
4 4 (36.36%) FreeRTOS
5 3 (27.27%) VxWorks
5 3 (27.27%) MATLAB
5 3 (27.27%) Simulink
5 3 (27.27%) UML
5 3 (27.27%) OOP
5 3 (27.27%) OO
5 3 (27.27%) OOD
5 3 (27.27%) Rational DOORS
5 3 (27.27%) Rational Rhapsody
6 2 (18.18%) Linux Kernel Development
6 2 (18.18%) Avionics
6 2 (18.18%) Network Security
6 2 (18.18%) Firewall
6 2 (18.18%) Programme Management
6 2 (18.18%) Cisco
6 2 (18.18%) CCNP
6 2 (18.18%) CCNA

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:

Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) Firewall
1 2 (18.18%) Network Security
2 1 (9.09%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (9.09%) MQTT
2 1 (9.09%) SAN
2 1 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 5 (45.45%) Subversion
2 4 (36.36%) Git (software)
2 4 (36.36%) JIRA
3 3 (27.27%) Rational DOORS
3 3 (27.27%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (9.09%) Bugzilla
4 1 (9.09%) HP UFT
4 1 (9.09%) LabVIEW
4 1 (9.09%) Trac
General
1 4 (36.36%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Avionics
2 2 (18.18%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Developer
1 3 (27.27%) Linux Developer
1 3 (27.27%) Software Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) C++ Software Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Consultant
2 2 (18.18%) Kernel Developer
2 2 (18.18%) Network Consultant
2 2 (18.18%) Network Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) C Programmer
3 1 (9.09%) C++ Programmer
3 1 (9.09%) Embedded Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Hardware Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Hardware Test Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Programmer
3 1 (9.09%) QA Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) QA Test Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Software Test Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Device Driver
2 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Linux
2 4 (36.36%) FreeRTOS
3 3 (27.27%) VxWorks
4 1 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (9.09%) VMS
4 1 (9.09%) Windows
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Software Engineering
2 4 (36.36%) Device Driver Development
2 4 (36.36%) Multithreaded Programming
2 4 (36.36%) Multithreading
3 3 (27.27%) OO
3 3 (27.27%) OOD
3 3 (27.27%) OOP
3 3 (27.27%) UML
4 2 (18.18%) Linux Kernel Development
4 2 (18.18%) Programme Management
4 2 (18.18%) Technical Leadership
4 2 (18.18%) Validation
5 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (9.09%) Customer Requirements
5 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 1 (9.09%) Privileged Access Management
5 1 (9.09%) Proactive Management
5 1 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (9.09%) Scrum
5 1 (9.09%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) C++
2 4 (36.36%) C
3 3 (27.27%) MATLAB
4 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) CCNA
1 2 (18.18%) CCNP
1 2 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (9.09%) Degree
2 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) NFS
1 1 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (9.09%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) PowerCLI
1 1 (9.09%) vCenter Server
1 1 (9.09%) vMotion
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) CheckPoint
1 2 (18.18%) Cisco
1 2 (18.18%) Juniper
2 1 (9.09%) Dell
2 1 (9.09%) HP
2 1 (9.09%) Palo Alto
2 1 (9.09%) Red Hat
2 1 (9.09%) VMware