Period
to 22 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 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 22 February 2020 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
Tyne and Wear > Newcastle upon Tyne
6 months to
22 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 65 - 85
Rank change year-on-year - +85 +49
Contract jobs citing Firmware 6 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 0.84% - 0.63%
As % of the System Software category 3.82% - 3.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 5
Newcastle upon Tyne median daily rate £400 - £275
10th Percentile £388 - £262
90th Percentile £413 - £286
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £400 - £274
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Newcastle upon Tyne median hourly rate £52.50 - -
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £52.50 - -

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 Newcastle upon Tyne with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 157 196 189
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 22.02% 21.08% 19.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 149 142
Newcastle upon Tyne median daily rate £425 £450 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +38.46% -1.52%
10th Percentile £274 £175 £257
90th Percentile £562 £555 £564
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £418 £450 £328
% change year-on-year -7.22% +37.40% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 11
Newcastle upon Tyne median hourly rate £49.25 £11.25 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +337.78% -10.00% -52.83%
10th Percentile £24.15 £8.89 £10.00
90th Percentile £57.13 £17.10 £32.00
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £20.00 £15.49 £12.50
% change year-on-year +29.12% +23.92% -48.98%

Firmware
Job Vacancy Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

Job postings citing Firmware as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Job vacancy trend for Firmware in Newcastle upon Tyne

Firmware
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Firmware in Newcastle upon Tyne

Firmware
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firmware in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 22 February 2020, 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 Newcastle upon Tyne region with a requirement for Firmware.

1 4 (66.67%) AWS
2 3 (50.00%) Firewall
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco
2 3 (50.00%) Juniper
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (33.33%) Windows
4 1 (16.67%) Linux
4 1 (16.67%) Flash
4 1 (16.67%) Terminal Services
4 1 (16.67%) XenApp
4 1 (16.67%) Azure
4 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (16.67%) Embedded C++
4 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
4 1 (16.67%) Citrix
4 1 (16.67%) C
4 1 (16.67%) C#
4 1 (16.67%) C++
4 1 (16.67%) VBScript
4 1 (16.67%) Electronics
4 1 (16.67%) Automotive
4 1 (16.67%) Validation
4 1 (16.67%) Clustering
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
4 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
4 1 (16.67%) Life Science

Firmware
Co-occurring IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne 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:

Cloud Services
1 4 (66.67%) AWS
2 1 (16.67%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (50.00%) Firewall
General
1 1 (16.67%) Automotive
1 1 (16.67%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) C++ Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Embedded C++ Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Embedded Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Embedded Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Firmware Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) CAN bus
1 1 (16.67%) Clustering
1 1 (16.67%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) Embedded Linux
2 1 (16.67%) Linux
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
1 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (16.67%) Embedded Software Development
1 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
1 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Management
1 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
1 1 (16.67%) Software Architecture
1 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
1 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
1 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
1 1 (16.67%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) C
1 1 (16.67%) C#
1 1 (16.67%) C++
1 1 (16.67%) Embedded C++
1 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
1 1 (16.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) IEC 62304
1 1 (16.67%) MISRA
1 1 (16.67%) MISRA C
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (16.67%) Terminal Services
1 1 (16.67%) XenApp
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco
1 3 (50.00%) Juniper
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft