The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Firmware in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firmware over the 3 months to 30 July 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 Cambridge 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firmware
Rank 46 41 53
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +12
Contract jobs citing Firmware 4 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.85% 0.27% 0.22%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.05% 1.30% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£419 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £350 £314
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +11.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £25.25 £39.25 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.66% +3.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -9.63%
Miscellaneous Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
131 77 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 27.81% 20.81% 31.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 36 71
Average daily rate £388 £300 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.16% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £215 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 15 33
Average hourly rate £27.50 £35.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.53% -5.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £11.80 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £52.80 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.75 £21.00 £25.73
% change year-on-year
-1.19% -18.38%
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Firmware
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

Firmware Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Firmware
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Firmware Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

Firmware
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Firmware Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 2 (40.00%) Embedded C
1 2 (40.00%) C
1 2 (40.00%) Linux
1 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (40.00%) Automated Testing
1 2 (40.00%) Embedded Linux
1 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (20.00%) Polycom
2 1 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (20.00%) Imperva
2 1 (20.00%) Software Architecture
2 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (20.00%) User Stories
2 1 (20.00%) VLAN
2 1 (20.00%) ZigBee
2 1 (20.00%) WatchGuard
2 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (20.00%) ISDN
2 1 (20.00%) VoIP
2 1 (20.00%) Ethernet
2 1 (20.00%) VPN
2 1 (20.00%) SSL
2 1 (20.00%) C++
2 1 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Embedded C++
2 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) MPLS
2 1 (20.00%) Firewall

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) VLAN
1 1 (20.00%) ZigBee
1 1 (20.00%) ISDN
1 1 (20.00%) VoIP
1 1 (20.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (20.00%) VPN
1 1 (20.00%) SSL
1 1 (20.00%) MPLS
1 1 (20.00%) Firewall
1 1 (20.00%) Wireless
General
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (20.00%) Embedded C Developer
1 1 (20.00%) C Developer
1 1 (20.00%) Software Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Developer
1 1 (20.00%) Analyst
1 1 (20.00%) Support Analyst
1 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
1 1 (20.00%) Design Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
1 1 (20.00%) RF Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) RF Design Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) VoIP Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Linux
1 2 (40.00%) Embedded Linux
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Automated Testing
1 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (20.00%) Software Architecture
2 1 (20.00%) User Stories
2 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (20.00%) Scrum
2 1 (20.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) Embedded C
1 2 (40.00%) C
2 1 (20.00%) C++
2 1 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) Embedded C++
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Polycom
1 1 (20.00%) Imperva
1 1 (20.00%) WatchGuard