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 April 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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firmware
Rank 118 - 131
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Firmware 6 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.21% - 0.064%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.06% - 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £313 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £375 £320
% change year-on-year
-17.33% +17.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -
Miscellaneous Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
564 467 572
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 19.92% 18.57% 18.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 277 171 267
Average daily rate £370 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 34 26
Average hourly rate £16.36 £17.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.51% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.73 £13.20 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.70 £40.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -20.00%
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
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 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Reading - 5 - -
Slough - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Firmware
South East

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (40.00%) Intranet
2 4 (40.00%) DHCP
2 4 (40.00%) DNS
2 4 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (40.00%) Document Management
2 4 (40.00%) Statistics
2 4 (40.00%) PABX
3 3 (30.00%) Release Management
3 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (30.00%) Configuration Management
4 2 (20.00%) Publishing
4 2 (20.00%) Validation
4 2 (20.00%) Migration
5 1 (10.00%) VMware
5 1 (10.00%) VMware ESX
5 1 (10.00%) Clustering
5 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
5 1 (10.00%) Back Office
5 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
5 1 (10.00%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (10.00%) Degree
5 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
5 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
5 1 (10.00%) ISEB
5 1 (10.00%) Citrix
5 1 (10.00%) OCA
5 1 (10.00%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (10.00%) Oracle

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) Intranet
1 4 (40.00%) DHCP
1 4 (40.00%) DNS
1 4 (40.00%) PABX
General
1 2 (20.00%) Publishing
2 1 (10.00%) Back Office
2 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Support Specialist
2 3 (30.00%) Configuration and Release Manager
2 3 (30.00%) Release Manager
2 3 (30.00%) Configuration Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Test Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Junior
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) IT Infrastructure Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Statistics
2 1 (10.00%) Clustering
2 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) UNIX
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 4 (40.00%) Document Management
2 3 (30.00%) Release Management
2 3 (30.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (20.00%) Validation
3 2 (20.00%) Migration
4 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Integration Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Test Management
4 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) ISEB
2 1 (10.00%) OCA
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Certification
System Software
1 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (10.00%) XenApp
2 1 (10.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (10.00%) VMFS
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) VMware
1 1 (10.00%) Citrix
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle