The 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 2 September 2014 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firmware
Rank 115 126 139
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +13
Contract jobs citing Firmware 6 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.25% 0.16% 0.034%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.12% 0.74% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 0
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£340 £460 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.08% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £293 £348
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -15.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £37.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year
-32.00% -9.63%
Firmware
South East

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

Miscellaneous Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
535 538 575
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 21.86% 20.97% 19.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 269 248
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 22 22
Average hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% -49.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.83 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £41.75 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.91 £17.69 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+12.54% -39.00%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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
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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
Bracknell - 1 - -
Reading - - - - 1
Firmware
South East

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 (66.67%) DNS
2 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (33.33%) Intranet
2 3 (33.33%) DHCP
2 3 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (33.33%) Wireless
2 3 (33.33%) Document Management
2 3 (33.33%) ZigBee
2 3 (33.33%) Statistics
2 3 (33.33%) Smart Meter
2 3 (33.33%) PABX
3 2 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (22.22%) V-Model
3 2 (22.22%) HSPA
3 2 (22.22%) Waterfall
3 2 (22.22%) IPv6
3 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
3 2 (22.22%) Degree
3 2 (22.22%) Service Management
3 2 (22.22%) Assembly Language
3 2 (22.22%) Manufacturing
3 2 (22.22%) Electronics
3 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
3 2 (22.22%) Programme Management
3 2 (22.22%) GPRS
3 2 (22.22%) 3GPP
3 2 (22.22%) UMTS
3 2 (22.22%) C
3 2 (22.22%) C++
3 2 (22.22%) HP

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (11.11%) IIS
1 1 (11.11%) Apache
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 6 (66.67%) DNS
2 3 (33.33%) ZigBee
2 3 (33.33%) PABX
2 3 (33.33%) DHCP
2 3 (33.33%) Intranet
2 3 (33.33%) Wireless
3 2 (22.22%) GPRS
3 2 (22.22%) 3GPP
3 2 (22.22%) UMTS
3 2 (22.22%) IPv6
3 2 (22.22%) HSPA
4 1 (11.11%) SAN
4 1 (11.11%) Network Security
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (11.11%) NetScaler
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco ISE
4 1 (11.11%) WAN
4 1 (11.11%) Ethernet
4 1 (11.11%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
1 1 (11.11%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) LabVIEW
General
1 2 (22.22%) Electronics
1 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
1 2 (22.22%) Manufacturing
2 1 (11.11%) Marketing
2 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Developer
1 3 (33.33%) Support Specialist
2 2 (22.22%) Firmware Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Security Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Test Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Statistics
1 3 (33.33%) Smart Meter
2 1 (11.11%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
1 1 (11.11%) AIX
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
1 1 (11.11%) SUSE
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Document Management
1 3 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (22.22%) Programme Management
2 2 (22.22%) Service Management
2 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
2 2 (22.22%) V-Model
2 2 (22.22%) Waterfall
3 1 (11.11%) Line Management
3 1 (11.11%) Change Management
3 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
3 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (11.11%) Project Management
3 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
3 1 (11.11%) Load Balancing
3 1 (11.11%) Use Case
3 1 (11.11%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (11.11%) Compatibility Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Security Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) C
1 2 (22.22%) C++
1 2 (22.22%) Assembly Language
2 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (11.11%) PMP
2 1 (11.11%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) vSphere
2 1 (11.11%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (11.11%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) HP
2 1 (11.11%) Citrix
2 1 (11.11%) CA
2 1 (11.11%) CheckPoint
2 1 (11.11%) VMware
2 1 (11.11%) Agilent
2 1 (11.11%) Splunk
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle
2 1 (11.11%) SAP
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco
2 1 (11.11%) IBM