Period
to 19 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East 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 19 December 2018 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
England > North East
6 months to
19 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 104 99 138
Rank change year-on-year -5 +39 -10
Contract jobs citing Firmware 1 3 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 0.075% 0.25% 0.89%
As % of the System Software category 0.45% 1.45% 3.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 17
North East median daily rate - £300 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +35.71%
England median daily rate £396 £375 £315
% change year-on-year +5.67% +19.05% -18.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
North East median hourly rate £43.50 - £28.50
10th Percentile £42.75 - £28.25
90th Percentile £44.25 - £28.75
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.75
% change year-on-year - +1.80% +4.38%

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 the North East with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
North East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 223 207 599
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 16.62% 17.04% 23.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 142 376
North East median daily rate £450 £335 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +34.33% +4.69% -8.57%
10th Percentile £225 £199 £200
90th Percentile £550 £550 £487
England median daily rate £466 £438 £413
% change year-on-year +6.51% +6.06% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 16 71
North East median hourly rate £14.74 £12.75 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.59% -52.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £8.89 £9.75 £11.21
90th Percentile £21.20 £47.50 £29.50
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% +3.23%

Firmware
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing Firmware as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

Job vacancy trend for Firmware in the North East

Firmware
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Firmware in the North East

Firmware
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firmware in the North East

For the 6 months to 19 December 2018, 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 North East region with a requirement for Firmware.

1 1 (100.00%) C
1 1 (100.00%) Embedded C
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) DO-178B
1 1 (100.00%) FreeRTOS

Firmware
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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:

Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Embedded Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) FreeRTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C
1 1 (100.00%) Embedded C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) DO-178B