The table below looks at the statistics for Firmware skills in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firmware over the 3 months to 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firmware
Rank - 84 74
Contract jobs citing Firmware 0 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire - 0.15% 0.29%
As % of the System Software category - 1.77% 1.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £201 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the Buckinghamshire region.

System Software Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
142 113 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 11.48% 8.61% 15.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 28 66
Average daily rate £350 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £231 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 24 31
Average hourly rate £16.14 £15.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.60% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £18.75 £36.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -11.11%

Firmware
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Firmware Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

Firmware
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Firmware Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Firmware
Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Firmware Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 3 (60.00%) Windows
1 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (40.00%) Windows 2000 Server
2 2 (40.00%) Degree
2 2 (40.00%) Release Management
2 2 (40.00%) DV Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (40.00%) Patch Management
2 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (40.00%) Linux
2 2 (40.00%) Windows 2000
2 2 (40.00%) Python
2 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (40.00%) Windows NT
2 2 (40.00%) SNMP
2 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (40.00%) SLA
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Embedded C
2 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (40.00%) Assembly Language
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (40.00%) Configuration Management
2 2 (40.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (40.00%) Change Management
2 2 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (40.00%) Electronics
2 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) VMware

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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.

Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) SNMP
1 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Subversion
1 2 (40.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (20.00%) Metasploit
General
1 2 (40.00%) Electronics
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (20.00%) C++ Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Security Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Electronics Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Embedded C Developer
2 1 (20.00%) C Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Embedded C/C++ Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Firmware Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Mainframe
1 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (20.00%) Ergonomics
2 1 (20.00%) Human Factors
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Linux
2 2 (40.00%) Windows 2000
2 2 (40.00%) Windows NT
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (40.00%) Windows 2000 Server
2 2 (40.00%) UNIX
3 1 (20.00%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Configuration Management
1 2 (40.00%) Change Management
1 2 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (40.00%) Release Management
1 2 (40.00%) Patch Management
2 1 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) C
1 2 (40.00%) C#
1 2 (40.00%) C++
1 2 (40.00%) Python
1 2 (40.00%) Embedded C
1 2 (40.00%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) Degree
2 2 (40.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (40.00%) VMware