The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 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 26 April 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
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 71 - 71
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Firmware 1 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 0.13% - 0.65%
As % of the System Software category 0.78% - 6.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Median daily rate £300 - £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £375 £344
% change year-on-year -13.46% +9.09%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £39.25 £38.75
% change year-on-year +27.38% +1.29%  

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 Milton Keynes with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Milton Keynes
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 129 90 87
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 17.09% 11.73% 9.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 47 30
Median daily rate £458 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.76% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £500 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £347
% change year-on-year - +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 8
Median hourly rate £17.46 £12.00 £28.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.50% -57.24%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.78 £9.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £22.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -5.88% +3.03%  

Firmware
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Milton Keynes citing Firmware as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

Job vacancy trend for Firmware in Milton Keynes

Firmware
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Firmware in Milton Keynes

Firmware
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firmware in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for Firmware.

1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) Dell
1 1 (100.00%) SAN
1 1 (100.00%) Symantec
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) Backup Exec
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) vSphere
1 1 (100.00%) 3PAR
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (100.00%) Capacity Management
1 1 (100.00%) Data Centre

Firmware
Co-occurring IT Skills in Milton Keynes 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 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) SAN
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Capacity Management
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) 3PAR
1 1 (100.00%) Dell
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) Symantec
1 1 (100.00%) VMware