The table below looks at the statistics for Firmware skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firmware over the 3 months to 28 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

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.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firmware
Rank 108 121 115
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -6
Contract jobs citing Firmware 7 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.32% 0.12% 0.084%
As % of the System Software category 3.10% 1.20% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 0
Median daily rate £400 £335 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.31% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £300 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £41.50 £43.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.59% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £38.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+10.52% +1.33%
Firmware
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

System Software Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
226 250 281
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 10.27% 9.92% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 127 131
Median daily rate £413 £360 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.58% +10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £165 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 27 34
Median hourly rate £18.25 £21.55 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.31% +13.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £17.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £30.90 £24.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -5.88%

Firmware
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Berkshire region citing Firmware as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the System Software 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 28 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firmware within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 28 September 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Reading - 5 £400 - 1
Thatcham - 1 £400 -
Firmware
South East

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for Firmware.

1 6 (42.86%) Time Management
1 6 (42.86%) Driving Licence
2 5 (35.71%) Samsung
3 3 (21.43%) Smart Meter
3 3 (21.43%) 3PAR
3 3 (21.43%) SAN
3 3 (21.43%) NetApp
3 3 (21.43%) Veritas
3 3 (21.43%) Device Driver
3 3 (21.43%) Clustering
4 2 (14.29%) Oracle
4 2 (14.29%) Linux
4 2 (14.29%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (14.29%) WAN
4 2 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (14.29%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (14.29%) Internet of Things
5 1 (7.14%) Machine to Machine
5 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (7.14%) C
5 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
5 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
5 1 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (7.14%) ITIL V3
5 1 (7.14%) Change Control
5 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
5 1 (7.14%) Change Management
5 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
5 1 (7.14%) Wireless
5 1 (7.14%) Migration

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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 3 (21.43%) SAN
2 2 (14.29%) WAN
3 1 (7.14%) Bluetooth
3 1 (7.14%) Internet
3 1 (7.14%) RFID
3 1 (7.14%) Wireless
3 1 (7.14%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle Reports
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) IT Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Linux Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Storage Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Tester
3 1 (7.14%) Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Change Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Configuration Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Firmware Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) IT Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 6 (42.86%) Driving Licence
2 3 (21.43%) Clustering
2 3 (21.43%) Device Driver
2 3 (21.43%) Smart Meter
3 2 (14.29%) Internet of Things
4 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (7.14%) CMDB
4 1 (7.14%) Machine to Machine
4 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Linux
1 2 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Time Management
2 1 (7.14%) Change Control
2 1 (7.14%) Change Management
2 1 (7.14%) Configuration Management
2 1 (7.14%) ITIL
2 1 (7.14%) ITIL V3
2 1 (7.14%) Migration
2 1 (7.14%) Release Management
2 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) C
1 1 (7.14%) Embedded C
1 1 (7.14%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) Degree
1 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
1 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Samsung
2 3 (21.43%) 3PAR
2 3 (21.43%) NetApp
2 3 (21.43%) Veritas
3 2 (14.29%) Oracle
4 1 (7.14%) HP
4 1 (7.14%) Progress
4 1 (7.14%) Serena
4 1 (7.14%) VMware