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 25 May 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firmware
Rank 80 102 85
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -17
Contract jobs citing Firmware 11 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.70% 0.12% 0.40%
As % of the System Software category 6.43% 1.08% 3.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
Median daily rate £220 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.30% +8.33%
UK excluding London median daily rate £366 £354 £306
% change year-on-year
+3.39% +15.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £22.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
- +19.40%
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
171 186 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 10.92% 11.29% 12.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 80 61
Median daily rate £350 £325 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £188 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £445 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+10.76% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 29 58
Median hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £13.81
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +8.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.83 £11.09 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.75 £50.00 £72.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+15.15% +4.76%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 - 7 - - 2
Derbyshire - 2 - -
Nottinghamshire +2 1 £200 -
Leicestershire - 1 £240 - 1
Firmware
England

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 7 (43.75%) Linux
1 7 (43.75%) Device Driver
1 7 (43.75%) Software Engineering
2 6 (37.50%) Huawei
2 6 (37.50%) Data Centre
2 6 (37.50%) IBM
2 6 (37.50%) HP
2 6 (37.50%) Dell
2 6 (37.50%) Remedy
3 5 (31.25%) Assembly Language
3 5 (31.25%) C
3 5 (31.25%) Military
3 5 (31.25%) Aerospace
4 4 (25.00%) Driving Licence
4 4 (25.00%) Avionics
4 4 (25.00%) Wind River
4 4 (25.00%) Red Hat
4 4 (25.00%) SAN
5 3 (18.75%) VxWorks
5 3 (18.75%) Migration
5 3 (18.75%) Management Information System
5 3 (18.75%) Change Management
5 3 (18.75%) Open Source
5 3 (18.75%) Fibre Channel
5 3 (18.75%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (18.75%) iSCSI
5 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
5 3 (18.75%) Embedded Linux
6 2 (12.50%) Functional Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Data Centre Operations

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:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) SAN
2 3 (18.75%) Fibre Channel
2 3 (18.75%) iSCSI
3 1 (6.25%) Firewall
3 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
3 1 (6.25%) WAN
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 6 (37.50%) Data Centre Engineer
3 5 (31.25%) Embedded Engineer
3 5 (31.25%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 4 (25.00%) Linux Engineer
5 3 (18.75%) Embedded Linux Engineer
5 3 (18.75%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
5 3 (18.75%) Hardware Engineer
6 2 (12.50%) C Software Engineer
6 2 (12.50%) Embedded C Engineer
6 2 (12.50%) Embedded C Software Engineer
7 1 (6.25%) Analyst
7 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (6.25%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 7 (43.75%) Device Driver
2 6 (37.50%) Data Centre
3 4 (25.00%) Driving Licence
4 3 (18.75%) Management Information System
5 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (43.75%) Linux
2 3 (18.75%) Embedded Linux
2 3 (18.75%) VxWorks
3 2 (12.50%) Windows
4 1 (6.25%) Unix
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
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%) Data Centre Operations
3 2 (12.50%) Functional Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Change Control
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
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) ISEB
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) NFS
2 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) Dell
1 6 (37.50%) HP
1 6 (37.50%) Huawei
1 6 (37.50%) IBM
1 6 (37.50%) Remedy
2 4 (25.00%) Red Hat
2 4 (25.00%) Wind River
3 2 (12.50%) EMC
3 2 (12.50%) VMware