Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Firmware Engineer was £363 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Engineer
UK > England
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 836 840 843
Rank change year-on-year +4 +3 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Firmware Engineer 26 15 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.027% 0.015% 0.022%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.029% 0.016% 0.023%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 3
England median daily rate £363 £330 £265
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.85% +24.53% -22.12%
10th Percentile £199 £267 £222
90th Percentile £475 £409 £355
UK median daily rate £300 £330 £265
% change year-on-year -9.09% +24.53% -22.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 14
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.75 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.84% +8.67% -14.77%
10th Percentile £37.43 £35.43 £32.65
90th Percentile £56.63 £58.52 £42.25
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £52.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -23.81% +40.00% -18.03%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 89838 92421 99413
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 94.75% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 59916 60828 64292
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £630 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2650 3012 3838
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.85 £46.94 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.81% - +9.09%

Firmware Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Firmware Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Firmware Engineer in England

Firmware Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Firmware Engineer in England

Firmware Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firmware Engineer in England over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Firmware Engineer in England

Firmware Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firmware Engineer in England

Firmware Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firmware Engineer in England over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Firmware Engineer in England

Firmware Engineer
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firmware Engineer within the England region over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
East of England +7 9 £150 - 3
Midlands +36 6 £325 +25.00% 1
South West 0 4 £400 - 3
South East -1 4 - - 2
West Midlands +22 3 £325 +25.00%
London -7 3 - - 2
East Midlands - 3 - - 1
Firmware Engineer
UK

Firmware Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, Firmware Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring Firmware Engineer in the job title.

1 26 (100.00%) Firmware
2 21 (80.77%) C
3 15 (57.69%) C++
4 12 (46.15%) Embedded C
5 11 (42.31%) Bluetooth
6 9 (34.62%) Electronics
7 7 (26.92%) Python
8 5 (19.23%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (19.23%) Software Engineering
9 4 (15.38%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 4 (15.38%) Degree
9 4 (15.38%) Embedded Systems
9 4 (15.38%) Wireless
10 3 (11.54%) MATLAB
10 3 (11.54%) Manufacturing
10 3 (11.54%) ISO 9001
10 3 (11.54%) Ethernet
10 3 (11.54%) C#
10 3 (11.54%) Java
10 3 (11.54%) Perl
10 3 (11.54%) Linux
10 3 (11.54%) FPGA Design
11 2 (7.69%) Algorithms
11 2 (7.69%) Tcl
11 2 (7.69%) VHDL
11 2 (7.69%) Verilog
11 2 (7.69%) Automotive
11 2 (7.69%) Simulink
11 2 (7.69%) Process Management
11 2 (7.69%) DO-254

Firmware Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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:

Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 11 (42.31%) Bluetooth
2 5 (19.23%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (15.38%) Wireless
4 3 (11.54%) Ethernet
5 1 (3.85%) Modbus
5 1 (3.85%) RS-232
5 1 (3.85%) SMS
5 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
5 1 (3.85%) WLAN
5 1 (3.85%) ZigBee
Development Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Git (software)
1 2 (7.69%) Subversion
General
1 9 (34.62%) Electronics
2 3 (11.54%) Manufacturing
3 2 (7.69%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) Middleware
1 1 (3.85%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Embedded Systems
1 4 (15.38%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 2 (7.69%) Algorithms
2 2 (7.69%) Computer Science
2 2 (7.69%) Verilog
2 2 (7.69%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.54%) Linux
2 2 (7.69%) Android
3 1 (3.85%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.85%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (19.23%) Software Engineering
2 3 (11.54%) FPGA Design
3 2 (7.69%) Digital Signal Processing
3 2 (7.69%) Mechatronics
3 2 (7.69%) Process Management
3 2 (7.69%) Signal Processing
4 1 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (3.85%) Android Development
4 1 (3.85%) Cryptography
4 1 (3.85%) iOS Development
4 1 (3.85%) Regression Testing
4 1 (3.85%) Schematic Capture
4 1 (3.85%) SDLC
4 1 (3.85%) TDD
4 1 (3.85%) Test Automation
4 1 (3.85%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 21 (80.77%) C
2 15 (57.69%) C++
3 12 (46.15%) Embedded C
4 7 (26.92%) Python
5 3 (11.54%) C#
5 3 (11.54%) Java
5 3 (11.54%) MATLAB
5 3 (11.54%) Perl
6 2 (7.69%) Tcl
7 1 (3.85%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 4 (15.38%) Degree
2 1 (3.85%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) ISO 9001
2 2 (7.69%) DO-254
3 1 (3.85%) MISRA
System Software
1 26 (100.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (3.85%) EMC
1 1 (3.85%) Xilinx