The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Surrey 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 28 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 / Surrey
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 86 95 94
Rank change year-on-year +9 -1  
Contract jobs citing Firmware 3 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 0.25% 0.62% 0.21%
As % of the System Software category 1.76% 2.97% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 2
Median daily rate £195 £450 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -56.66% +33.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £191 £450 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £464 £408
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £375 £363
% change year-on-year -13.33% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £27.50 £37.50 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.66% +11.94%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £40.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +35.80% +15.71%  

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 Surrey with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Surrey
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 170 269 144
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Surrey 14.39% 20.69% 9.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 160 77
Median daily rate £375 £388 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.22% +13.97%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £185 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £351 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -3.97% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 25 13
Median hourly rate £15.00 £43.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -65.11% +145.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £12.58 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.93 £49.80 £28.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.93 £16.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year -3.45% +4.10%  

Firmware
Job Vacancy Trend in Surrey

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Surrey 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 Surrey

Firmware
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Firmware in Surrey

Firmware
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firmware in Surrey

Firmware
Contract Job Locations in Surrey

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firmware within the Surrey region over the 3 months to 28 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
Woking - 2 £195 -
Firmware
South East

For the 6 months to 28 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 Surrey region with a requirement for Firmware.

1 2 (66.67%) Linux
1 2 (66.67%) MCSE
1 2 (66.67%) MS Visio
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) CCNA
1 2 (66.67%) HP
1 2 (66.67%) Dell
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (66.67%) RHCE
1 2 (66.67%) Juniper
1 2 (66.67%) JNCIA
1 2 (66.67%) JNCIS
1 2 (66.67%) LPIC
1 2 (66.67%) CMDB
1 2 (66.67%) Spreadsheet
1 2 (66.67%) BICSI Certification
1 2 (66.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (33.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (33.33%) AutoCAD
2 1 (33.33%) Electronics
2 1 (33.33%) EMC

Firmware
Co-occurring IT Skills in Surrey 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:

Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Visio
1 2 (66.67%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (33.33%) AutoCAD
General
1 1 (33.33%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Data Centre Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Firmware Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Hardware Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) CMDB
1 2 (66.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (33.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) BICSI Certification
1 2 (66.67%) CCNA
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (66.67%) JNCIA
1 2 (66.67%) JNCIS
1 2 (66.67%) LPIC
1 2 (66.67%) MCSE
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (66.67%) RHCE
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
1 2 (66.67%) Dell
1 2 (66.67%) HP
1 2 (66.67%) Juniper
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) EMC