The table below looks at the statistics for Firmware skills 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 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firmware
Rank 126 125 -
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -
Contract jobs citing Firmware 7 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.25% 0.11% -
As % of the System Software category 2.27% 1.15% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£425 £313 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £310 £313
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £16.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £31.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+19.04% -16.00%
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
309 260 192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 10.82% 9.40% 8.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 116 94
Average daily rate £398 £308 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.26% -5.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £191 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £315
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -0.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 42 35
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -18.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £15.00 £14.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £27.20 £33.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £16.25 £16.13
% change year-on-year
-6.15% +0.77%

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 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
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 5 March 2015. 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
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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
Reading - - - - 2
Slough - - - -
Firmware
South East

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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 14 (82.35%) Linux
2 12 (70.59%) Configuration Management
3 10 (58.82%) Windows
3 10 (58.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (52.94%) VPN
4 9 (52.94%) VMware
5 8 (47.06%) Firewall
5 8 (47.06%) Cisco
5 8 (47.06%) VLAN
6 6 (35.29%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (35.29%) Mobile Device Management
6 6 (35.29%) ITIL
6 6 (35.29%) PKI
6 6 (35.29%) SSL
7 5 (29.41%) CCNA
7 5 (29.41%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (29.41%) Red Hat
7 5 (29.41%) CESG
7 5 (29.41%) IP Telephony
7 5 (29.41%) MySQL
7 5 (29.41%) ISDN
7 5 (29.41%) LAN
7 5 (29.41%) VoIP
7 5 (29.41%) WAN
7 5 (29.41%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 5 (29.41%) Windows Phone 8
7 5 (29.41%) FortiGate
7 5 (29.41%) Mobile App
7 5 (29.41%) Windows Phone
7 5 (29.41%) Kalman Filter

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (17.65%) IIS
1 3 (17.65%) Apache
2 1 (5.88%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 9 (52.94%) VPN
2 8 (47.06%) Firewall
2 8 (47.06%) VLAN
3 6 (35.29%) SSL
4 5 (29.41%) IP Telephony
4 5 (29.41%) ISDN
4 5 (29.41%) LAN
4 5 (29.41%) VoIP
4 5 (29.41%) WAN
4 5 (29.41%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 3 (17.65%) IPsec
5 3 (17.65%) Internet
5 3 (17.65%) BGP
5 3 (17.65%) SAN
5 3 (17.65%) DNS
5 3 (17.65%) Ethernet
5 3 (17.65%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (17.65%) Network Security
5 3 (17.65%) NetScaler
5 3 (17.65%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (29.41%) MySQL
2 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 3 (17.65%) DB2
3 1 (5.88%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Subversion
1 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
1 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Network Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) Senior Network Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Security Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Architect
4 1 (5.88%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) Regular Expression
2 1 (5.88%) WCF
2 1 (5.88%) Web Services
2 1 (5.88%) XML
2 1 (5.88%) .NET
2 1 (5.88%) .NET Framework
2 1 (5.88%) JSON
2 1 (5.88%) .NET Compact Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (35.29%) PKI
2 5 (29.41%) CESG
2 5 (29.41%) Mobile App
2 5 (29.41%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.88%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 14 (82.35%) Linux
2 10 (58.82%) Windows
2 10 (58.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (29.41%) Windows Phone 8
3 5 (29.41%) Windows Phone
3 5 (29.41%) Apple iOS
3 5 (29.41%) Android
3 5 (29.41%) CentOS
4 4 (23.53%) AIX
5 3 (17.65%) SUSE
5 3 (17.65%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (5.88%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (5.88%) Windows CE
6 1 (5.88%) UNIX
6 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (70.59%) Configuration Management
2 6 (35.29%) Mobile Device Management
2 6 (35.29%) ITIL
3 5 (29.41%) Kalman Filter
3 5 (29.41%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (23.53%) Change Management
5 3 (17.65%) Load Balancing
6 2 (11.76%) Line Management
6 2 (11.76%) Service Management
7 1 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) C
2 1 (5.88%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) CCNA
1 5 (29.41%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
2 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (35.29%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (17.65%) vSphere
2 3 (17.65%) FreeRADIUS
3 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
4 1 (5.88%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 5 (29.41%) FortiGate
2 3 (17.65%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 9 (52.94%) VMware
2 8 (47.06%) Cisco
3 5 (29.41%) Red Hat
3 5 (29.41%) F5
4 4 (23.53%) IBM
5 3 (17.65%) CheckPoint
5 3 (17.65%) Symantec
5 3 (17.65%) CA
5 3 (17.65%) Citrix
5 3 (17.65%) Oracle
5 3 (17.65%) Splunk
6 2 (11.76%) Altiris
7 1 (5.88%) NetApp
7 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
7 1 (5.88%) SolarWinds
7 1 (5.88%) Assembla