The table below looks at the statistics for Firmware skills in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firmware over the 3 months to 29 June 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firmware
Rank 86 98 88
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -10
Contract jobs citing Firmware 7 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.46% 0.13% 0.28%
As % of the System Software category 4.49% 1.32% 2.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Median daily rate £250 £325 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £328 £355 £333
% change year-on-year
-7.74% +6.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £22.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £40.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +3.22%
Firmware
England

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

System Software Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
156 152 173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 10.24% 9.57% 11.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 69 66
Median daily rate £400 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £214 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £425 £380
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 21 53
Median hourly rate £14.00 £12.75 £13.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.80% -6.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.24 £10.30 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.70 £47.50 £72.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+28.57% +12.90%

Firmware
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East Midlands region citing Firmware as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the System Software category.

Firmware Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

Firmware
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Firmware Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Firmware
Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Firmware Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Firmware
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firmware across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 June 2016.

Firmware Hourly Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Firmware
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firmware within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 June 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
Northamptonshire - 3 - -
Derbyshire - 2 - - 2
Nottinghamshire -4 1 £200 -
Leicestershire - 1 £300 - 1
Firmware
England

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Firmware.

1 8 (50.00%) Linux
2 7 (43.75%) Device Driver
2 7 (43.75%) Software Engineering
3 5 (31.25%) Huawei
3 5 (31.25%) Data Centre
3 5 (31.25%) Aerospace
3 5 (31.25%) Military
3 5 (31.25%) Remedy
3 5 (31.25%) C
3 5 (31.25%) IBM
3 5 (31.25%) HP
3 5 (31.25%) Dell
3 5 (31.25%) Assembly Language
3 5 (31.25%) Red Hat
4 4 (25.00%) Driving Licence
4 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 4 (25.00%) Avionics
4 4 (25.00%) Wind River
5 3 (18.75%) Open Source
5 3 (18.75%) Embedded Linux
5 3 (18.75%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (18.75%) Windows
5 3 (18.75%) SAN
5 3 (18.75%) VxWorks
5 3 (18.75%) Change Management
5 3 (18.75%) Management Information System
5 3 (18.75%) Migration
6 2 (12.50%) VMware
6 2 (12.50%) EMC
6 2 (12.50%) Windows Server

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.25%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) SAN
2 2 (12.50%) Fibre Channel
2 2 (12.50%) iSCSI
3 1 (6.25%) Firewall
3 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
3 1 (6.25%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Bugzilla
1 1 (6.25%) JIRA
General
1 5 (31.25%) Aerospace
1 5 (31.25%) Military
2 4 (25.00%) Avionics
3 1 (6.25%) Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Software Engineer
2 5 (31.25%) Data Centre Engineer
2 5 (31.25%) Embedded Engineer
2 5 (31.25%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 5 (31.25%) Linux Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Embedded Linux Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) C Software Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Embedded C Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Embedded C Software Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Hardware Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Linux Server Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Server Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 7 (43.75%) Device Driver
2 5 (31.25%) Data Centre
3 4 (25.00%) Driving Licence
4 3 (18.75%) Management Information System
5 1 (6.25%) Clustering
5 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (50.00%) Linux
2 3 (18.75%) Embedded Linux
2 3 (18.75%) VxWorks
2 3 (18.75%) Windows
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Server
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (6.25%) Unix
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Software Engineering
2 3 (18.75%) Change Management
2 3 (18.75%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (18.75%) Migration
2 3 (18.75%) Open Source
3 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (12.50%) Functional Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Change Control
4 1 (6.25%) Data Centre Operations
4 1 (6.25%) Project Management
4 1 (6.25%) Release Management
4 1 (6.25%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) Assembly Language
1 5 (31.25%) C
2 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) ISEB
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) NFS
1 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Dell
1 5 (31.25%) HP
1 5 (31.25%) Huawei
1 5 (31.25%) IBM
1 5 (31.25%) Red Hat
1 5 (31.25%) Remedy
2 4 (25.00%) Wind River
3 2 (12.50%) EMC
3 2 (12.50%) VMware