The median contractor rate for a Firmware Engineer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Firmware Engineer
UK / England
Rank 561 607 584
Rank change year-on-year +46 -23  
Contract jobs requiring a Firmware Engineer 13 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.032% 0.012% 0.021%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.033% 0.013% 0.022%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 1
Median daily rate £450 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -6.25%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £381 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +1.66% -6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £41.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.63% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £41.00 -
% change year-on-year +34.14% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 39117 46709 45844
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.82% 95.22% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 25478 30619 28162
Median daily rate £433 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.76% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1362 1457 1852
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Firmware Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Firmware Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 26 March 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 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London - 4 £450 - 1
South East +27 3 - - 4
South West +3 3 £281 -25.00%
North East - 1 £450 - 1
North West - 1 £450 - 2
East of England - 1 - - 2
Firmware Engineer
UK

Firmware Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 25 (100.00%) Firmware
2 20 (80.00%) C
3 9 (36.00%) Embedded C
4 8 (32.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 7 (28.00%) C++
5 7 (28.00%) Electronics
6 6 (24.00%) Device Driver
6 6 (24.00%) VHDL
6 6 (24.00%) Linux
7 5 (20.00%) C#
7 5 (20.00%) Ethernet
7 5 (20.00%) Android
7 5 (20.00%) Mobile App
8 4 (16.00%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (12.00%) Altera
9 3 (12.00%) Embedded C++
9 3 (12.00%) EMC
9 3 (12.00%) Coaching
9 3 (12.00%) Schematic Capture
9 3 (12.00%) Fault Analysis
9 3 (12.00%) FPGA Design
10 2 (8.00%) MATLAB
10 2 (8.00%) AutoCAD
10 2 (8.00%) Assembly Language
10 2 (8.00%) TCP/IP
10 2 (8.00%) SC Cleared
10 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
10 2 (8.00%) Xilinx
10 2 (8.00%) JSON
11 1 (4.00%) Refactoring

Firmware Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 (8.00%) AutoCAD
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.00%) Ethernet
2 2 (8.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.00%) 802.15
3 1 (4.00%) FTP
3 1 (4.00%) HTTP
3 1 (4.00%) OpenVPN
3 1 (4.00%) RS-232
3 1 (4.00%) RS-485
3 1 (4.00%) Software-Defined Radio
3 1 (4.00%) SSL
3 1 (4.00%) VPN
3 1 (4.00%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Eclipse
1 1 (4.00%) GCC
1 1 (4.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.00%) Subversion
1 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (28.00%) Electronics
2 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) JSON
2 1 (4.00%) .NET
2 1 (4.00%) .NET Compact Framework
2 1 (4.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (4.00%) 802.1X
2 1 (4.00%) WCF
2 1 (4.00%) Web Services
2 1 (4.00%) XML
2 1 (4.00%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 8 (32.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 6 (24.00%) Device Driver
2 6 (24.00%) VHDL
3 5 (20.00%) Mobile App
4 1 (4.00%) CAN bus
4 1 (4.00%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 6 (24.00%) Linux
2 5 (20.00%) Android
3 1 (4.00%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (16.00%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (12.00%) Coaching
2 3 (12.00%) Fault Analysis
2 3 (12.00%) FPGA Design
2 3 (12.00%) Schematic Capture
3 1 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (4.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (4.00%) Device Driver Development
3 1 (4.00%) Embedded Software Development
3 1 (4.00%) Refactoring
3 1 (4.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 20 (80.00%) C
2 9 (36.00%) Embedded C
3 7 (28.00%) C++
4 5 (20.00%) C#
5 3 (12.00%) Embedded C++
6 2 (8.00%) Assembly Language
6 2 (8.00%) MATLAB
7 1 (4.00%) Haskell
7 1 (4.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (8.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.00%) Degree
System Software
1 25 (100.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 3 (12.00%) Altera
1 3 (12.00%) EMC
2 2 (8.00%) Xilinx
3 1 (4.00%) Assembla
3 1 (4.00%) Atmel