Period
to 16 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Firmware Engineer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 16 August 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Engineer
England > South East
6 months to
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 376 369 387
Rank change year-on-year -7 +18 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Firmware Engineer 10 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.060% 0.013% 0.022%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.063% 0.013% 0.023%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 1
South East median daily rate £350 - £350
10th Percentile £325 - £345
90th Percentile £415 - £355
England median daily rate £360 £325 £350
% change year-on-year +10.77% -7.14% -30.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 3
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +9.68% -3.13%
10th Percentile £41.25 £39.60 £28.63
90th Percentile £43.75 £44.60 £39.38
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.25 £38.75
% change year-on-year +3.03% +6.45% +3.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
South East
Contract vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 15,823 15,118 17,385
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 94.77% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,378 8,702 10,540
South East median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £256 £250 £238
90th Percentile £580 £556 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 673 668 750
South East median hourly rate £19.00 £17.77 £19.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.92% -9.42% +12.10%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.50 £10.36
90th Percentile £50.75 £47.50 £47.85
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -2.63% +6.92%

Firmware Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured Firmware Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Firmware Engineer in the South East

Firmware Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Firmware Engineer in the South East

Firmware Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firmware Engineer in the South East

Firmware Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firmware Engineer within the South East region over the 6 months to 16 August 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
Thames Valley - 4 £350 - 11
Berkshire - 3 £350 - 3
Hampshire - 3 £400 - 6
West Sussex +2 2 - - 4
Oxfordshire - 1 - - 1
East Sussex - 1 £370 -
Firmware Engineer
England

Firmware Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 16 August 2018, Firmware Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South East region featuring Firmware Engineer in the job title.

1 10 (100.00%) C
1 10 (100.00%) Firmware
2 6 (60.00%) Embedded C
3 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (40.00%) MISRA
4 3 (30.00%) Configuration Management
4 3 (30.00%) RFID
4 3 (30.00%) C++
4 3 (30.00%) Python
4 3 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (30.00%) Embedded Systems
4 3 (30.00%) Smart Meter
4 3 (30.00%) Secure Coding
5 2 (20.00%) Smart Home
5 2 (20.00%) Device Driver Development
5 2 (20.00%) Wireless
5 2 (20.00%) Device Driver
5 2 (20.00%) Embedded C++
5 2 (20.00%) Project Management
5 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
5 2 (20.00%) Degree
6 1 (10.00%) ZigBee
6 1 (10.00%) 802.15
6 1 (10.00%) Bluetooth
6 1 (10.00%) 3GPP
6 1 (10.00%) Java
6 1 (10.00%) Android
6 1 (10.00%) LTE
6 1 (10.00%) Android Studio
6 1 (10.00%) 802.1X

Firmware Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 (10.00%) Amazon Alexa
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) RFID
2 2 (20.00%) Wireless
3 1 (10.00%) 3GPP
3 1 (10.00%) 802.15
3 1 (10.00%) Bluetooth
3 1 (10.00%) LTE
3 1 (10.00%) ZigBee
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Android Studio
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Embedded Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Smart Meter
2 2 (20.00%) Device Driver
2 2 (20.00%) Smart Home
3 1 (10.00%) Acoustics
3 1 (10.00%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (30.00%) Configuration Management
2 3 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (30.00%) Secure Coding
3 2 (20.00%) Device Driver Development
3 2 (20.00%) Project Management
3 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 10 (100.00%) C
2 6 (60.00%) Embedded C
3 3 (30.00%) C++
3 3 (30.00%) Python
4 2 (20.00%) Embedded C++
5 1 (10.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (40.00%) MISRA
System Software
1 10 (100.00%) Firmware