Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 103 90 141
Rank change year-on-year -13 +51 -24
Contract jobs citing Firmware 2 2 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 0.17% 0.16% 0.99%
As % of the System Software category 0.89% 0.93% 3.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 21
North East median daily rate - £320 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% +33.33%
England median daily rate £375 £360 £325
% change year-on-year +4.17% +10.77% -9.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
North East median hourly rate - - £28.50
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

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 225 216 773
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 18.72% 17.73% 26.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 146 479
North East median daily rate £385 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.46% +8.33% -11.76%
10th Percentile £227 £188 £205
90th Percentile £550 £488 £463
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +16.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 26 80
North East median hourly rate £15.20 £29.50 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.47% +5.36% +102.09%
10th Percentile £10.13 £10.00 £10.93
90th Percentile £23.75 £43.75 £36.05
England median hourly rate £16.10 £16.81 £16.00
% change year-on-year -4.20% +5.03% -

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

Firmware
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firmware within the North East region over the 6 months to 23 September 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -6 2 - - 3
Firmware
England

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 (50.00%) C
1 1 (50.00%) C++
1 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) HP
1 1 (50.00%) Electronics
1 1 (50.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (50.00%) VMware
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (50.00%) Requirements Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
1 1 (50.00%) JIRA
1 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (50.00%) Life Science
1 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (50.00%) Qt
1 1 (50.00%) Atmel
1 1 (50.00%) Confluence
1 1 (50.00%) Arduino
1 1 (50.00%) Puppet
1 1 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (50.00%) Qt Creator
1 1 (50.00%) QML
1 1 (50.00%) Bitbucket

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (50.00%) Confluence
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Bitbucket
1 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (50.00%) JIRA
1 1 (50.00%) Qt Creator
1 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (50.00%) Electronics
1 1 (50.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) C++ Software Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) DevOps Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Embedded C++ Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Embedded Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) QML
1 1 (50.00%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Arduino
1 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (50.00%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (50.00%) DevOps
1 1 (50.00%) Microfluidics
1 1 (50.00%) Requirements Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) SDLC
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C
1 1 (50.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Ansible
1 1 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (50.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Atmel
1 1 (50.00%) HP
1 1 (50.00%) VMware