The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Firmware in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firmware over the 3 months to 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the Berkshire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firmware
Rank 113 119 134
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +15
Contract jobs citing Firmware 4 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.16% 0.041% 0.16%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.77% 0.19% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£340 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £350 £306
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.25 £37.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year
+7.33% -9.63%
Miscellaneous Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
522 537 619
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 21.13% 22.14% 19.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 222 248
Average daily rate £350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 27 27
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.72 £25.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% -35.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.05 £9.10 £14.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.60 £37.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+2.43% -21.15%
Firmware
South East

Firmware
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Firmware across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Firmware Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Firmware
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Firmware across the Berkshire region.

Firmware Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Firmware
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firmware across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014.

Firmware Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Firmware
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Firmware Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Firmware
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firmware within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Slough - 2 £255 -
Bracknell - - - - 1
Reading - - - -
Firmware
South East

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Firmware also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Firmware.

1 6 (60.00%) DNS
2 4 (40.00%) DHCP
2 4 (40.00%) Intranet
2 4 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (40.00%) Document Management
2 4 (40.00%) Statistics
2 4 (40.00%) PABX
3 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (30.00%) Degree
3 3 (30.00%) ZigBee
3 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
3 3 (30.00%) Wireless
4 2 (20.00%) Electronics
4 2 (20.00%) Manufacturing
4 2 (20.00%) Programme Management
4 2 (20.00%) V-Model
4 2 (20.00%) HSPA
4 2 (20.00%) Integration Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Test Management
4 2 (20.00%) HP
4 2 (20.00%) C
4 2 (20.00%) C++
4 2 (20.00%) GPRS
4 2 (20.00%) 3GPP
4 2 (20.00%) UMTS
4 2 (20.00%) IPv6
4 2 (20.00%) Assembly Language
4 2 (20.00%) Smart Meter
4 2 (20.00%) HP Quality Center

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Firmware also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Firmware. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 6 (60.00%) DNS
2 4 (40.00%) DHCP
2 4 (40.00%) Intranet
2 4 (40.00%) PABX
3 3 (30.00%) ZigBee
3 3 (30.00%) Wireless
4 2 (20.00%) HSPA
4 2 (20.00%) IPv6
4 2 (20.00%) GPRS
4 2 (20.00%) 3GPP
4 2 (20.00%) UMTS
5 1 (10.00%) WAN
5 1 (10.00%) FTP
5 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
5 1 (10.00%) Wireshark
5 1 (10.00%) 802.15
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) LabVIEW
General
1 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (20.00%) Electronics
2 2 (20.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (10.00%) Marketing
3 1 (10.00%) Back Office
3 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Support Specialist
2 2 (20.00%) Firmware Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Junior
3 1 (10.00%) Test Manager
3 1 (10.00%) IT Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Test Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Statistics
2 2 (20.00%) Smart Meter
3 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (10.00%) DTV
3 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (10.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) UNIX
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Document Management
1 4 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (20.00%) V-Model
3 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
3 2 (20.00%) Integration Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Test Management
3 2 (20.00%) Programme Management
4 1 (10.00%) ITSM
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (10.00%) Automated Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (10.00%) Use Case
4 1 (10.00%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (10.00%) Compatibility Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Security Testing
4 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (10.00%) Project Management
4 1 (10.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) C
1 2 (20.00%) C++
1 2 (20.00%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) ISEB
2 1 (10.00%) OCA
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (10.00%) PMP
2 1 (10.00%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (10.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (10.00%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) HP
2 1 (10.00%) Agilent
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) SAP