The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 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 30 March 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 East / Oxfordshire
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 59 52 64
Rank change year-on-year -7 +12  
Contract jobs citing Firmware 2 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 0.36% 0.40% 0.44%
As % of the System Software category 3.17% 3.13% 2.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £375 £363
% change year-on-year -13.33% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £33.75 £39.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.46% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £40.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year +35.80% +12.50%  

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 Oxfordshire with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Oxfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 63 64 111
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 11.19% 12.83% 16.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 44 64
Median daily rate £338 £250 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.00% -28.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £175 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £350 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £370 £350
% change year-on-year -5.40% +5.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 23
Median hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.68% -27.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.08 £12.80 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.75 £24.60 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year -3.03% +4.10%  

Firmware
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 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 Oxfordshire

Firmware
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Firmware in Oxfordshire

Firmware
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firmware in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for Firmware.

1 4 (100.00%) C
1 4 (100.00%) C++
1 4 (100.00%) Electronics
1 4 (100.00%) Schematic Capture
2 3 (75.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 3 (75.00%) VHDL
2 3 (75.00%) Embedded C
2 3 (75.00%) C#
3 2 (50.00%) Ethernet
3 2 (50.00%) Embedded C++
3 2 (50.00%) EMC
4 1 (25.00%) Verilog

Firmware
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxfordshire 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 2 (50.00%) Ethernet
General
1 4 (100.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Electronics Engineer
1 3 (75.00%) Firmware Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 3 (75.00%) VHDL
2 1 (25.00%) Verilog
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Schematic Capture
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C
1 4 (100.00%) C++
2 3 (75.00%) C#
2 3 (75.00%) Embedded C
3 2 (50.00%) Embedded C++
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) EMC