Period
to 27 May 2020

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 6 months to 27 May 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
UK > Scotland
6 months to
27 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 130 158 195
Rank change year-on-year +28 +37 -33
Contract jobs citing Firmware 7 19 5
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Scotland 0.26% 0.44% 0.096%
As % of the System Software category 1.71% 3.36% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 3
Median daily rate £424 £550 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.95% +51.72% -9.38%
10th Percentile £366 £449 £321
90th Percentile £475 £575 £384
UK median daily rate £428 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +14.00% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 1
Median hourly rate £55.00 £44.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -7.37% -
10th Percentile £52.50 £35.13 £46.25
90th Percentile £57.50 £47.50 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £48.75 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +8.33% +5.88% -

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 Scotland with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 410 566 683
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 15.35% 13.04% 13.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 284 442
Median daily rate £425 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +7.14% -4.11%
10th Percentile £164 £126 £175
90th Percentile £548 £575 £531
UK median daily rate £463 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -2.63% +5.56% +6.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 28 12
Median hourly rate £32.50 £15.86 £15.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +104.92% - -23.57%
10th Percentile £18.00 £11.17 £11.56
90th Percentile £57.50 £44.50 £33.60
Median hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £15.86
% change year-on-year +15.15% +4.04% -0.88%

Firmware
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing Firmware as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Firmware in Scotland

Firmware
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Firmware in Scotland.

Daily rate trend for Firmware in Scotland

Firmware
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Firmware in Scotland.

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 6 months to 27 May 2020. 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
Renfrewshire -13 3 £384 -
Edinburgh +14 2 £450 -18.18% 5
Glasgow - 2 £423 - 1
Firmware
UK

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Firmware.

1 5 (71.43%) Terminal Services
1 5 (71.43%) VBScript
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
1 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
1 5 (71.43%) Citrix
1 5 (71.43%) Clustering
1 5 (71.43%) SC Cleared
1 5 (71.43%) Security Cleared
1 5 (71.43%) PowerShell
1 5 (71.43%) XenApp
1 5 (71.43%) Azure
1 5 (71.43%) AWS
1 5 (71.43%) Infrastructure Management
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Server
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2016
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2019
2 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (28.57%) CCNP
3 2 (28.57%) CCNA
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (28.57%) CheckPoint
3 2 (28.57%) OSPF
3 2 (28.57%) BGP
3 2 (28.57%) Firewall
3 2 (28.57%) Network Security
3 2 (28.57%) Technical Leadership
3 2 (28.57%) Public Sector

Firmware
Co-occurring 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:

Cloud Services
1 5 (71.43%) AWS
1 5 (71.43%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) BGP
1 2 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (28.57%) Cisco Nexus
1 2 (28.57%) Firewall
1 2 (28.57%) Network Security
1 2 (28.57%) OSPF
General
1 2 (28.57%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Wintel Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) Network Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (71.43%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Server
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2016
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Infrastructure Management
2 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) PowerShell
1 5 (71.43%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) SC Cleared
1 5 (71.43%) Security Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) CCNA
2 2 (28.57%) CCNP
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
1 5 (71.43%) Terminal Services
1 5 (71.43%) XenApp
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Citrix
2 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 2 (28.57%) CheckPoint
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco