The table below looks at the statistics for Firmware skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firmware over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firmware
Rank 130 115 127
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +12
Contract jobs citing Firmware 11 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.39% 0.37% 0.14%
As % of the System Software category 2.96% 2.71% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 3
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£338 £463 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.02% -7.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £340
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -0.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 0
Average hourly rate £13.00 £39.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-66.66% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.75 £38.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+3.92% +2.00%
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 of England region.

System Software Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
372 332 381
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 13.10% 13.69% 13.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 153 155
Average daily rate £289 £291 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.85% -10.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £150 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 75 79
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% +18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £38.85 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -11.42%

Firmware
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

Firmware Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Firmware
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Firmware Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Firmware
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Firmware Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Firmware
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firmware across the East of England region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Firmware Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

Firmware
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. 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
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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
Cambridgeshire -9 5 £288 -42.50% 8
Essex -4 3 £344 - 1
Suffolk +3 2 - -
Hertfordshire -1 1 - - 2
Norfolk - - - -
Firmware
England

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 10 (52.63%) Python
2 8 (42.11%) Linux
2 8 (42.11%) Wireless
3 7 (36.84%) Firewall
3 7 (36.84%) Broadband
3 7 (36.84%) PHP
3 7 (36.84%) NAS
3 7 (36.84%) Selenium
4 6 (31.58%) Test Automation
4 6 (31.58%) Test Scripting
4 6 (31.58%) PowerShell
4 6 (31.58%) Bash Shell
4 6 (31.58%) VB.NET
4 6 (31.58%) .NET
4 6 (31.58%) JavaScript
4 6 (31.58%) Perl
4 6 (31.58%) Windows
4 6 (31.58%) Ruby
5 5 (26.32%) STB
5 5 (26.32%) C
5 5 (26.32%) FTP
5 5 (26.32%) HTTP
5 5 (26.32%) Embedded C
5 5 (26.32%) DHCP
5 5 (26.32%) Telnet
5 5 (26.32%) Embedded Systems
6 3 (15.79%) Waterfall
6 3 (15.79%) Data Structures
6 3 (15.79%) Algorithms
6 3 (15.79%) 802.15

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 (10.53%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
Communications & Networking
1 8 (42.11%) Wireless
2 7 (36.84%) Firewall
2 7 (36.84%) Broadband
2 7 (36.84%) NAS
3 5 (26.32%) FTP
3 5 (26.32%) HTTP
3 5 (26.32%) DHCP
3 5 (26.32%) Telnet
4 3 (15.79%) 802.15
4 3 (15.79%) ZigBee
5 2 (10.53%) VLAN
5 2 (10.53%) Ethernet
5 2 (10.53%) VPN
5 2 (10.53%) ISDN
5 2 (10.53%) VoIP
6 1 (5.26%) WAN
6 1 (5.26%) LAN
6 1 (5.26%) Bluetooth
6 1 (5.26%) SSL
6 1 (5.26%) MPLS
Development Applications
1 7 (36.84%) Selenium
2 2 (10.53%) Bugzilla
2 2 (10.53%) JIRA
2 2 (10.53%) Redmine
2 2 (10.53%) Trac
3 1 (5.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (5.26%) JUnit
General
1 1 (5.26%) Electronics
1 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (15.79%) Automation Engineer
1 3 (15.79%) Firmware Engineer
1 3 (15.79%) Test Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) Network Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) Customer Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) 1st Line Support
2 2 (10.53%) Support Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) FPGA Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) Embedded C Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) Tester
2 2 (10.53%) Software Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) Automation Tester
3 1 (5.26%) Installation Technician
3 1 (5.26%) 1st Line Support Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) VoIP Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) FPGA Design Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (31.58%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) STB
1 5 (26.32%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (15.79%) Data Structures
2 3 (15.79%) Algorithms
3 2 (10.53%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 2 (10.53%) Verilog
4 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.26%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (5.26%) ASIC
4 1 (5.26%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 8 (42.11%) Linux
2 6 (31.58%) Windows
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (5.26%) CentOS
3 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) Test Automation
1 6 (31.58%) Test Scripting
2 3 (15.79%) Waterfall
2 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (15.79%) TDD
2 3 (15.79%) Scrum
3 2 (10.53%) Software Engineering
3 2 (10.53%) Unit Testing
4 1 (5.26%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (5.26%) Functional Testing
4 1 (5.26%) Use Case
4 1 (5.26%) ITIL
4 1 (5.26%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 10 (52.63%) Python
2 7 (36.84%) PHP
3 6 (31.58%) PowerShell
3 6 (31.58%) Bash Shell
3 6 (31.58%) VB.NET
3 6 (31.58%) JavaScript
3 6 (31.58%) Perl
3 6 (31.58%) Ruby
4 5 (26.32%) C
4 5 (26.32%) Embedded C
5 2 (10.53%) Java
6 1 (5.26%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) CCNA
1 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 1 (5.26%) WatchGuard
1 1 (5.26%) Altera
1 1 (5.26%) Synopsys
1 1 (5.26%) Actel
1 1 (5.26%) Imperva
1 1 (5.26%) Polycom
1 1 (5.26%) Cisco
1 1 (5.26%) Xilinx
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