The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire with a requirement for Firmware skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Firmware over the 3 months to 29 June 2017 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
South West > Gloucestershire
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 43 51 47
Rank change year-on-year +8 -4  
Contract jobs citing Firmware 1 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 0.31% 0.21% 0.67%
As % of the System Software category 2.33% 1.15% 6.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
Gloucestershire median daily rate £324 - £415
10th Percentile £312 - £408
90th Percentile £336 - £461
South West median daily rate £384 £370 £225
% change year-on-year +3.71% +64.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Gloucestershire median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate - £36.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year - +7.35%  

Firmware is in the system software skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Gloucestershire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 43 87 46
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 13.15% 17.98% 10.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 76 74
Gloucestershire median daily rate £210 £425 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -50.58% +1.79%  
10th Percentile £157 £285 £163
90th Percentile £438 £656 £475
South West median daily rate £388 £393 £325
% change year-on-year -1.27% +20.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 4
Gloucestershire median hourly rate - £13.23 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -18.61%  
South West median hourly rate £47.50 £15.36 £20.00
% change year-on-year +209.34% -23.22%  

Firmware
Job Vacancy Trend in Gloucestershire

Job postings citing Firmware as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire.

Job vacancy trend for Firmware in Gloucestershire

Firmware
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Firmware in Gloucestershire

Firmware
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firmware in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 29 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Firmware also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Gloucestershire region with a requirement for Firmware.

1 2 (66.67%) C++
2 1 (33.33%) C
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) UML
2 1 (33.33%) OO
2 1 (33.33%) Python
2 1 (33.33%) DHCP
2 1 (33.33%) SNMP
2 1 (33.33%) IBM
2 1 (33.33%) Embedded C++
2 1 (33.33%) ASIC
2 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (33.33%) Military
2 1 (33.33%) CESG
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (33.33%) Requirements Management
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) Mathematics
2 1 (33.33%) Physics
2 1 (33.33%) Use Case
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) V-Model
2 1 (33.33%) Information Assurance
2 1 (33.33%) Network Architecture
2 1 (33.33%) Rational DOORS

Firmware
Co-occurring IT Skills in Gloucestershire 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) DHCP
1 1 (33.33%) SNMP
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Rational DOORS
General
1 1 (33.33%) Military
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Embedded Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Information Assurance Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) ASIC
1 1 (33.33%) CESG
1 1 (33.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) Information Assurance
1 1 (33.33%) Mathematics
1 1 (33.33%) Network Architecture
1 1 (33.33%) OO
1 1 (33.33%) Physics
1 1 (33.33%) Requirements Management
1 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
1 1 (33.33%) UML
1 1 (33.33%) Use Case
1 1 (33.33%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C++
2 1 (33.33%) C
2 1 (33.33%) Embedded C++
2 1 (33.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) IBM