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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firmware over the 3 months to 28 April 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firmware
Rank 84 - 92
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Firmware 12 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.74% - 0.38%
As % of the System Software category 7.27% - 3.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 2
Average daily rate £240 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £344 £310
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +10.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+1.29% +29.16%
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
165 194 192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 10.19% 11.11% 12.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 83 68
Average daily rate £315 £325 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.07% +30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £111 £125 £70
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £338 £318
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 35 50
Average hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.82 £11.00 £10.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £26.00 £72.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -

Firmware
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Firmware across the East Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 28 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firmware within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Northamptonshire - 7 - - 1
Leicestershire - 3 £240 - 1
Derbyshire - 2 - - 1
Firmware
England

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 9 (52.94%) Linux
2 8 (47.06%) Data Centre
3 7 (41.18%) Device Driver
3 7 (41.18%) Software Engineering
4 6 (35.29%) Huawei
4 6 (35.29%) Remedy
4 6 (35.29%) IBM
4 6 (35.29%) HP
4 6 (35.29%) Dell
5 5 (29.41%) C
5 5 (29.41%) Assembly Language
5 5 (29.41%) Red Hat
5 5 (29.41%) Military
5 5 (29.41%) Aerospace
6 4 (23.53%) Driving Licence
6 4 (23.53%) Avionics
6 4 (23.53%) Wind River
6 4 (23.53%) Management Information System
6 4 (23.53%) SAN
6 4 (23.53%) Change Management
7 3 (17.65%) VxWorks
7 3 (17.65%) Windows
7 3 (17.65%) Migration
7 3 (17.65%) VMware
7 3 (17.65%) iSCSI
7 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
7 3 (17.65%) Embedded Linux
7 3 (17.65%) Open Source
7 3 (17.65%) Fibre Channel
7 3 (17.65%) Continuous Improvement

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 (5.88%) Apache
1 1 (5.88%) IIS
1 1 (5.88%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (23.53%) SAN
2 3 (17.65%) Fibre Channel
2 3 (17.65%) iSCSI
3 1 (5.88%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (5.88%) Firewall
3 1 (5.88%) Internet
3 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.88%) VLAN
3 1 (5.88%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Bugzilla
1 1 (5.88%) JIRA
General
1 5 (29.41%) Aerospace
1 5 (29.41%) Military
2 4 (23.53%) Avionics
3 1 (5.88%) Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Software Engineer
2 6 (35.29%) Data Centre Engineer
3 5 (29.41%) Embedded Engineer
3 5 (29.41%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 5 (29.41%) Linux Engineer
4 3 (17.65%) Embedded Linux Engineer
4 3 (17.65%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
4 3 (17.65%) Hardware Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) C Software Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Embedded C Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Embedded C Software Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Linux Systems Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Network Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 8 (47.06%) Data Centre
2 7 (41.18%) Device Driver
3 4 (23.53%) Driving Licence
3 4 (23.53%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.88%) Clustering
4 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (52.94%) Linux
2 3 (17.65%) Embedded Linux
2 3 (17.65%) VxWorks
2 3 (17.65%) Windows
3 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (5.88%) SUSE
4 1 (5.88%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
4 1 (5.88%) Unix
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Server
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Software Engineering
2 4 (23.53%) Change Management
3 3 (17.65%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (17.65%) Migration
3 3 (17.65%) Open Source
4 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (11.76%) Data Centre Operations
4 2 (11.76%) Functional Testing
4 2 (11.76%) ITIL
5 1 (5.88%) Business Continuity
5 1 (5.88%) Capacity Management
5 1 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (5.88%) High Availability
5 1 (5.88%) Network Optimisation
5 1 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (5.88%) Problem Management
5 1 (5.88%) Project Management
5 1 (5.88%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) Assembly Language
1 5 (29.41%) C
2 1 (5.88%) Shell Script
2 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) CCNA
2 1 (5.88%) CCNP
2 1 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (5.88%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) ISEB
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) NFS
1 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.88%) VMware ESX
2 1 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) Dell
1 6 (35.29%) HP
1 6 (35.29%) Huawei
1 6 (35.29%) IBM
1 6 (35.29%) Remedy
2 5 (29.41%) Red Hat
3 4 (23.53%) Wind River
4 3 (17.65%) VMware
5 2 (11.76%) EMC
6 1 (5.88%) Aruba
6 1 (5.88%) Cisco
6 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
6 1 (5.88%) SonicWALL