Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Firmware Developer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

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 Developer
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 883 883 899
Rank change year-on-year 0 +16 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Firmware Developer 6 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.006% 0.003% 0.004%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.006% 0.003% 0.005%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
UK median daily rate £375 £260 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +44.23% - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £260 -
% change year-on-year +44.23% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.66% +26.15%
10th Percentile £38.75 £41.25 £33.50
90th Percentile £46.25 £43.75 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £42.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +26.15%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 96790 100139 109026
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.77% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 63814 65329 69364
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £392 £375
% change year-on-year +1.98% +4.60% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2894 3317 4130
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.25 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.74 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.37% - +8.29%

Firmware Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Firmware Developer in the UK

Firmware Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Firmware Developer in the UK

Firmware Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firmware Developer in the UK

Firmware Developer
Top 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firmware Developer within the UK 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
England +43 4 £400 +53.85%
UK excluding London +36 4 £375 +44.23%
London -6 2 - -
Scotland - 2 £375 -
South East +14 1 - -
North of England - 1 £400 -
Yorkshire - 1 £400 -

Firmware Developer Skill Set
Top 19 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, Firmware Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Firmware Developer in the job title.

1 6 (100.00%) C++
1 6 (100.00%) Firmware
2 4 (66.67%) C
3 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 2 (33.33%) Embedded C
4 1 (16.67%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (16.67%) Modbus
4 1 (16.67%) Low Latency
4 1 (16.67%) Software Architecture
4 1 (16.67%) Device Driver Development
4 1 (16.67%) Embedded C++
4 1 (16.67%) Linux
4 1 (16.67%) Bluetooth
4 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
4 1 (16.67%) ZigBee
4 1 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (16.67%) Wireless
4 1 (16.67%) Electronics
4 1 (16.67%) Device Driver

Firmware Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (16.67%) Bluetooth
1 1 (16.67%) Modbus
1 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
1 1 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (16.67%) Wireless
1 1 (16.67%) ZigBee
General
1 1 (16.67%) Electronics
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Device Driver
1 1 (16.67%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (16.67%) Device Driver Development
2 1 (16.67%) Low Latency
2 1 (16.67%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) C++
2 4 (66.67%) C
3 2 (33.33%) Embedded C
4 1 (16.67%) Embedded C++
System Software
1 6 (100.00%) Firmware