Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 107 136 113
Rank change year-on-year +29 -23 +21
Contract jobs citing Firmware 11 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.49% 0.034% 0.25%
As % of the System Software category 4.06% 0.30% 2.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 4
Edinburgh median daily rate £550 - £288
10th Percentile £285 - £254
90th Percentile £575 - £313
Scotland median daily rate £275 - £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate £32.50 - -
Scotland median hourly rate £37.50 - £35.00

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 271 328 202
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 12.07% 11.21% 8.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 183 110
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -3.10%
10th Percentile £165 £121 £224
90th Percentile £575 £625 £550
Scotland median daily rate £375 £330 £350
% change year-on-year +13.64% -5.71% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 2
Edinburgh median hourly rate £15.86 £17.50 £16.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.37% +5.26% -65.90%
10th Percentile £11.17 £13.83 £11.46
90th Percentile £19.13 £23.28 £22.49
Scotland median hourly rate £17.90 £17.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +2.29% -22.22% -41.56%

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 21 August 2019.

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 21 August 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 7 (63.64%) Cisco
1 7 (63.64%) Firewall
1 7 (63.64%) Finance
1 7 (63.64%) Technical Leadership
2 5 (45.45%) CheckPoint
2 5 (45.45%) CCNP
2 5 (45.45%) CCNA
2 5 (45.45%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (45.45%) Network Security
3 4 (36.36%) VMware
3 4 (36.36%) Windows Server
3 4 (36.36%) Windows
3 4 (36.36%) Python
4 3 (27.27%) Juniper
4 3 (27.27%) Service Delivery
5 2 (18.18%) Replication
5 2 (18.18%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (18.18%) Military
5 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (18.18%) PowerShell
5 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
5 2 (18.18%) PKI
5 2 (18.18%) Degree
5 2 (18.18%) Load Balancing
5 2 (18.18%) Computer Science
5 2 (18.18%) SCCM
5 2 (18.18%) SCOM
5 2 (18.18%) vRealize
5 2 (18.18%) Server Virtualisation
5 2 (18.18%) Two-Factor Authentication

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 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (18.18%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 7 (63.64%) Firewall
2 5 (45.45%) Network Security
3 2 (18.18%) DMZ
3 2 (18.18%) DNS
3 2 (18.18%) LAN
3 2 (18.18%) SAN
3 2 (18.18%) WAN
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) HP UFT
General
1 7 (63.64%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Military
3 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Consultant
1 3 (27.27%) Network Consultant
1 3 (27.27%) Network Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Architect
2 2 (18.18%) IT Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Network Architect
2 2 (18.18%) Senior VMware Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Systems Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) VMware Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Firmware Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (18.18%) Hybrid Cloud
1 2 (18.18%) PKI
1 2 (18.18%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) Windows
1 4 (36.36%) Windows Server
2 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Technical Leadership
2 3 (27.27%) Service Delivery
3 2 (18.18%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (18.18%) Computer Science
3 2 (18.18%) Concurrent Programming
3 2 (18.18%) Configuration Management
3 2 (18.18%) Customer Requirements
3 2 (18.18%) High Availability
3 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 2 (18.18%) Load Balancing
3 2 (18.18%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 2 (18.18%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (18.18%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (18.18%) Self-Awareness
3 2 (18.18%) Server Virtualisation
3 2 (18.18%) Systems Engineering
3 2 (18.18%) Task Automation
3 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
3 2 (18.18%) Two-Factor Authentication
3 2 (18.18%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) Python
2 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
2 2 (18.18%) Perl
2 2 (18.18%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) CCNA
1 5 (45.45%) CCNP
1 5 (45.45%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (18.18%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (18.18%) Degree
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
1 2 (18.18%) Virtual Machines
1 2 (18.18%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (18.18%) VMware NSX
1 2 (18.18%) VMware Workstation
1 2 (18.18%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) SCCM
1 2 (18.18%) SCOM
1 2 (18.18%) vCenter Server
1 2 (18.18%) vRealize
1 2 (18.18%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) Cisco
2 5 (45.45%) CheckPoint
3 4 (36.36%) VMware
4 3 (27.27%) Juniper
5 2 (18.18%) Dell
5 2 (18.18%) EMC
5 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
5 2 (18.18%) NetApp
5 2 (18.18%) Palo Alto
6 1 (9.09%) F5
6 1 (9.09%) HP