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 3 September 2015 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firmware
Rank 130 135 115
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -20
Contract jobs citing Firmware 10 10 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.33% 0.32% 0.59%
As % of the System Software category 2.58% 2.84% 4.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 5
Average daily rate
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£295 £248 £170
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.19% +45.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £165 £156
10% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £338 £285
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £338 £293
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 4
Average hourly rate £37.50 £25.00 £37.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -33.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.75 £25.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+48.03% -32.00%
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
387 352 347
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 12.80% 11.38% 14.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 179 124
Average daily rate £350 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £167 £150 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £464 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 86 78
Average hourly rate £23.50 £21.75 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.04% +20.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.15 £11.15 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £30.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firmware across the East of England region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015.

Firmware Daily Rate Histogram 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
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 3 September 2015. 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
Hertfordshire - 4 £315 - 5
Essex -7 3 - - 5
Bedfordshire - 2 £150 - 1
Cambridgeshire -5 1 - - 24
Firmware
England

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 9 (39.13%) Firewall
2 7 (30.43%) DNS
2 7 (30.43%) SAP
2 7 (30.43%) Windows
2 7 (30.43%) Linux
2 7 (30.43%) Brocade
2 7 (30.43%) Load Balancing
2 7 (30.43%) High Availability
3 6 (26.09%) C
3 6 (26.09%) TCP/IP
4 5 (21.74%) Automotive
4 5 (21.74%) Embedded C
5 4 (17.39%) VHDL
5 4 (17.39%) DHCP
5 4 (17.39%) SDLC
5 4 (17.39%) Electronics
5 4 (17.39%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (13.04%) Use Case
6 3 (13.04%) SC Cleared
6 3 (13.04%) Security Cleared
6 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
6 3 (13.04%) Validation
6 3 (13.04%) Wireless
7 2 (8.70%) Bugzilla
7 2 (8.70%) FTP
7 2 (8.70%) HTTP
7 2 (8.70%) Broadband
7 2 (8.70%) Change Management
7 2 (8.70%) Telnet

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

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS Project
2 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 9 (39.13%) Firewall
2 7 (30.43%) DNS
3 6 (26.09%) TCP/IP
4 4 (17.39%) DHCP
5 3 (13.04%) Wireless
6 2 (8.70%) NAS
6 2 (8.70%) Telnet
6 2 (8.70%) FTP
6 2 (8.70%) HTTP
6 2 (8.70%) Broadband
7 1 (4.35%) SAN
7 1 (4.35%) DSL
7 1 (4.35%) DVB
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Bugzilla
1 2 (8.70%) JIRA
1 2 (8.70%) Selenium
1 2 (8.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (8.70%) Redmine
1 2 (8.70%) Trac
1 2 (8.70%) JUnit
2 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio
2 1 (4.35%) LabVIEW
General
1 5 (21.74%) Automotive
2 4 (17.39%) Electronics
3 1 (4.35%) Games
3 1 (4.35%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 4 (17.39%) Software Engineer
2 3 (13.04%) Administrator
2 3 (13.04%) Test Engineer
2 3 (13.04%) Firmware Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Senior Software Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Design Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Security Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Software Tester
4 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Network Consultant
4 1 (4.35%) Consultant
4 1 (4.35%) Support Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Hardware Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) UNIX Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Electronics Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) IT Security Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Embedded C Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) FPGA Design Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Citrix Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) .NET
2 1 (4.35%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) VHDL
1 4 (17.39%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 2 (8.70%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (4.35%) Algorithms
3 1 (4.35%) Verilog
3 1 (4.35%) Blackberry
3 1 (4.35%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 7 (30.43%) Windows
1 7 (30.43%) Linux
2 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (4.35%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) Load Balancing
1 7 (30.43%) High Availability
2 4 (17.39%) SDLC
3 3 (13.04%) Validation
3 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (13.04%) Use Case
4 2 (8.70%) Software Engineering
4 2 (8.70%) Software Testing
4 2 (8.70%) Change Management
4 2 (8.70%) Software Delivery
5 1 (4.35%) Patch Management
5 1 (4.35%) Server Patching
5 1 (4.35%) Incident Management
5 1 (4.35%) Embedded Software Development
5 1 (4.35%) Analytics
5 1 (4.35%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (4.35%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (4.35%) Mentoring
5 1 (4.35%) Integration Testing
5 1 (4.35%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 6 (26.09%) C
2 5 (21.74%) Embedded C
3 2 (8.70%) Ruby
3 2 (8.70%) PowerShell
3 2 (8.70%) Bash Shell
3 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
3 2 (8.70%) Perl
3 2 (8.70%) PHP
3 2 (8.70%) VB.NET
4 1 (4.35%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) SC Cleared
1 3 (13.04%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.70%) HNC
2 2 (8.70%) HND
2 2 (8.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) IEC 61508
2 1 (4.35%) DO-254
2 1 (4.35%) ISO 9001
2 1 (4.35%) JTAG
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 7 (30.43%) Brocade
1 7 (30.43%) SAP
2 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
3 2 (8.70%) Xilinx
4 1 (4.35%) IronPort
4 1 (4.35%) Trend Micro
4 1 (4.35%) LogRhythm
4 1 (4.35%) Cisco
4 1 (4.35%) HP
4 1 (4.35%) EMC
4 1 (4.35%) Intel
4 1 (4.35%) Citrix
4 1 (4.35%) Juniper
4 1 (4.35%) BMC
4 1 (4.35%) CheckPoint
4 1 (4.35%) Symantec
4 1 (4.35%) VMware
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