Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 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
UK > Scotland
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 169 167 172
Rank change year-on-year -2 +5 -2
Contract jobs citing Firmware 15 17 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.30% 0.39% 0.47%
As % of the System Software category 2.95% 2.67% 5.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 15
Scotland median daily rate £288 £331 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.01% +14.96% -15.44%
10th Percentile £199 £304 £221
90th Percentile £388 £350 £378
UK median daily rate £353 £315 £360
% change year-on-year +11.90% -12.50% +3.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 6
Scotland median hourly rate £40.00 £24.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% -36.00% -21.05%
10th Percentile £30.40 £24.00 £24.13
90th Percentile £43.25 £24.00 £39.50
UK median hourly rate £40.25 £41.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -1.83% +9.33% +2.04%

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 508 637 570
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 10.20% 14.55% 9.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 272 375 250
Scotland median daily rate £375 £325 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% +4.84% -3.88%
10th Percentile £130 £156 £135
90th Percentile £550 £452 £450
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £370
% change year-on-year +6.25% +8.11% +9.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 25 30
Scotland median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £18.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +12.75% +18.25%
10th Percentile £10.39 £13.35 £13.73
90th Percentile £37.25 £42.00 £38.75
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £15.88 £16.00
% change year-on-year +3.94% -0.78% +6.67%

Firmware
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firmware in Scotland over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Firmware in Scotland

Firmware
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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
Edinburgh +1 10 £288 - 1
Dundee - 3 - -
West Lothian - 2 - -
Firmware
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 7 (46.67%) C
2 6 (40.00%) C++
2 6 (40.00%) Software Engineering
3 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (26.67%) Energy Management
4 4 (26.67%) Bitbucket
4 4 (26.67%) Git (software)
5 3 (20.00%) Algorithms
5 3 (20.00%) Eclipse
5 3 (20.00%) TDD
6 2 (13.33%) Mitel
6 2 (13.33%) LabVIEW
6 2 (13.33%) Scrum
6 2 (13.33%) VoIP
6 2 (13.33%) Cisco
6 2 (13.33%) Embedded C
6 2 (13.33%) Firewall
6 2 (13.33%) Electronics
6 2 (13.33%) Signal Processing
6 2 (13.33%) Embedded Software Development
6 2 (13.33%) Data Analytics
6 2 (13.33%) Cryptography
6 2 (13.33%) Test Automation
6 2 (13.33%) QA
6 2 (13.33%) Analytics
7 1 (6.67%) DO-254
7 1 (6.67%) Trac
7 1 (6.67%) MQTT
7 1 (6.67%) Altera
7 1 (6.67%) Atmel

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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) Firewall
1 2 (13.33%) VoIP
2 1 (6.67%) Bluetooth
2 1 (6.67%) MQTT
2 1 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Bitbucket
1 4 (26.67%) Git (software)
2 3 (20.00%) Eclipse
3 2 (13.33%) LabVIEW
4 1 (6.67%) Bugzilla
4 1 (6.67%) HP UFT
4 1 (6.67%) JIRA
4 1 (6.67%) Subversion
4 1 (6.67%) Trac
General
1 2 (13.33%) Electronics
2 1 (6.67%) Law
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Embedded Engineer
1 6 (40.00%) Firmware Engineer
2 5 (33.33%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
3 4 (26.67%) Software Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) C++ Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Compiler Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Embedded C++ Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Embedded Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Firmware Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Network Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) QA Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) QA Test Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Test Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Electronics Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Electronics Test Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) QA Automation Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Software Test Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Test Automation Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Algorithms
2 1 (6.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (6.67%) VHDL
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Software Engineering
2 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (26.67%) Energy Management
4 3 (20.00%) TDD
5 2 (13.33%) Analytics
5 2 (13.33%) Cryptography
5 2 (13.33%) Data Analytics
5 2 (13.33%) Embedded Software Development
5 2 (13.33%) Scrum
5 2 (13.33%) Signal Processing
5 2 (13.33%) Test Automation
6 1 (6.67%) FPGA Design
6 1 (6.67%) Regression Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 7 (46.67%) C
2 6 (40.00%) C++
3 2 (13.33%) Embedded C
4 1 (6.67%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) QA
2 1 (6.67%) DO-254
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Cisco
1 2 (13.33%) Mitel
2 1 (6.67%) Altera
2 1 (6.67%) Atmel
2 1 (6.67%) Mentor Graphics
2 1 (6.67%) Xilinx