The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Firmware
UK / Scotland
Rank 105 126 117
Rank change year-on-year +21 -9  
Contract jobs citing Firmware 2 4 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.12% 0.15% 0.52%
As % of the System Software category 1.42% 1.24% 6.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 3
Median daily rate £400 £388 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +11.51%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £375 £363
% change year-on-year -13.33% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +37.50% +14.28%  

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 Scotland with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 141 323 248
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 8.12% 12.48% 8.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 170 121
Median daily rate £375 £395 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.06% +13.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £243 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 7
Median hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £33.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.75% -52.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.86 £16.00 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £16.00 £110.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.87% +6.45%  

Firmware
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 Scotland

Firmware
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Firmware in Scotland

Firmware
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firmware in Scotland

Firmware
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firmware within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Lothian -2 1 - -
South Lanarkshire - 1 £400 -
Firmware
UK

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Firmware.

1 3 (60.00%) C
2 1 (20.00%) F5
2 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (20.00%) Logical Data Model
2 1 (20.00%) Physical Data Model
2 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (20.00%) SDLC
2 1 (20.00%) RS-485
2 1 (20.00%) C++
2 1 (20.00%) Perl
2 1 (20.00%) PL/SQL
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) Python
2 1 (20.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (20.00%) DECT
2 1 (20.00%) Embedded C
2 1 (20.00%) Embedded C++
2 1 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (20.00%) Wireless
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (20.00%) Subversion
2 1 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (20.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (20.00%) ZigBee
2 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland 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 1 (20.00%) DECT
1 1 (20.00%) RS-485
1 1 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (20.00%) Wireless
1 1 (20.00%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Subversion
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Firmware Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Embedded Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) C/C++ Firmware Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Network Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle Developer
3 1 (20.00%) PL/SQL Developer
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Developer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Data Modelling
1 1 (20.00%) Load Balancing
1 1 (20.00%) Logical Data Model
1 1 (20.00%) Physical Data Model
1 1 (20.00%) SDLC
1 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) C
2 1 (20.00%) C++
2 1 (20.00%) Embedded C
2 1 (20.00%) Embedded C++
2 1 (20.00%) Perl
2 1 (20.00%) PL/SQL
2 1 (20.00%) Python
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
1 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) F5
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle