Period
to 22 March 2019

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 22 March 2019 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
22 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 116 128 106
Rank change year-on-year +12 -22 +29
Contract jobs citing Firmware 16 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.63% 0.25% 0.17%
As % of the System Software category 4.95% 2.41% 1.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 0
Edinburgh median daily rate £370 £325 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.85% - -
Scotland median daily rate £363 £363 £350
% change year-on-year - +3.57% +14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate £44.00 £43.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.57% - -
Scotland median hourly rate £44.00 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -

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 323 291 173
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 12.73% 10.32% 9.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 173 91
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.68% -3.13%
10th Percentile £138 £140 £120
90th Percentile £700 £600 £513
Scotland median daily rate £375 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +3.45% +6.62% +4.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 3 7
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.50 £40.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.25% +166.67% -61.04%
10th Percentile £13.82 £35.50 £14.49
90th Percentile £46.30 £47.50 £21.65
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £16.18
% change year-on-year -12.50% +23.61% -4.82%

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 22 March 2019, 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 10 (62.50%) Software Engineering
2 8 (50.00%) C++
3 6 (37.50%) C
3 6 (37.50%) Subversion
4 5 (31.25%) JIRA
4 5 (31.25%) Network Security
4 5 (31.25%) Firewall
4 5 (31.25%) Finance
4 5 (31.25%) Cisco
4 5 (31.25%) Linux
5 4 (25.00%) CCNP
5 4 (25.00%) CCNA
5 4 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (25.00%) Juniper
5 4 (25.00%) CheckPoint
5 4 (25.00%) Device Driver
5 4 (25.00%) Service Delivery
5 4 (25.00%) Multithreading
5 4 (25.00%) Git (software)
5 4 (25.00%) Multithreaded Programming
5 4 (25.00%) Device Driver Development
5 4 (25.00%) FreeRTOS
5 4 (25.00%) Technical Leadership
6 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
6 3 (18.75%) F5
6 3 (18.75%) Rational Rhapsody
6 3 (18.75%) Rational DOORS
6 3 (18.75%) VxWorks
6 3 (18.75%) MATLAB
6 3 (18.75%) Simulink

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 5 (31.25%) Firewall
1 5 (31.25%) Network Security
2 1 (6.25%) BIG-IP
2 1 (6.25%) DNS
2 1 (6.25%) Extranet
2 1 (6.25%) HTTP
2 1 (6.25%) Internet
2 1 (6.25%) Intranet
2 1 (6.25%) LAN
2 1 (6.25%) MQTT
2 1 (6.25%) RS-232
2 1 (6.25%) SSL
2 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
2 1 (6.25%) WAN
2 1 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 6 (37.50%) Subversion
2 5 (31.25%) JIRA
3 4 (25.00%) Git (software)
4 3 (18.75%) Rational DOORS
4 3 (18.75%) Rational Rhapsody
5 2 (12.50%) Bugzilla
5 2 (12.50%) HP UFT
5 2 (12.50%) Trac
6 1 (6.25%) LabVIEW
6 1 (6.25%) Selenium
General
1 5 (31.25%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Developer
1 4 (25.00%) Embedded Engineer
1 4 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Linux Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Hardware Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Hardware Test Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Kernel Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Network Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Software Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Test Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) C Programmer
4 1 (6.25%) C++ Programmer
4 1 (6.25%) Electronics Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Embedded Software Developer
4 1 (6.25%) QA Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Software Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) pytest
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Device Driver
2 1 (6.25%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 5 (31.25%) Linux
2 4 (25.00%) FreeRTOS
3 3 (18.75%) VxWorks
4 1 (6.25%) Unix
4 1 (6.25%) Windows
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) Software Engineering
2 4 (25.00%) Device Driver Development
2 4 (25.00%) Multithreaded Programming
2 4 (25.00%) Multithreading
2 4 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 4 (25.00%) Technical Leadership
3 3 (18.75%) OO
3 3 (18.75%) OOD
3 3 (18.75%) OOP
3 3 (18.75%) UML
4 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (12.50%) Linux Kernel Development
4 2 (12.50%) Regression Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Scrum
4 2 (12.50%) Test Automation
5 1 (6.25%) Collaborative Working
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 1 (6.25%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) C++
2 6 (37.50%) C
3 3 (18.75%) MATLAB
4 1 (6.25%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) CCNA
1 4 (25.00%) CCNP
1 4 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
3 2 (12.50%) Degree
3 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
4 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) SCCM
1 1 (6.25%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Cisco
2 4 (25.00%) CheckPoint
2 4 (25.00%) Juniper
3 3 (18.75%) F5
4 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
4 1 (6.25%) VMware