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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firmware over the 3 months to 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firmware
Rank 117 133 133
Rank change year-on-year
+16 0
Contract jobs citing Firmware 15 19 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.59% 0.61% 0.40%
As % of the System Software category 4.11% 4.08% 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 7
Median daily rate £300 £338 £165
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +104.54%
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 4
Median hourly rate £37.00 £37.50 £33.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +11.11%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £40.25
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.83%
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
365 466 420
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 14.25% 14.92% 14.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 254 223
Median daily rate £375 £320 £265
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.18% +20.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £165 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £442 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 80 90
Median hourly rate £16.50 £23.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.78% +11.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £47.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+17.64% +9.67%

Firmware
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East of England 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 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
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 3 months to 27 July 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
Essex +2 5 £275 +61.76% 3
Cambridgeshire +19 4 - - 6
Hertfordshire +11 3 £320 -11.11%
Norfolk - 2 £300 -
Firmware
England

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 of England region with a requirement for Firmware.

1 9 (40.91%) Firewall
2 7 (31.82%) Linux
2 7 (31.82%) WLAN
3 6 (27.27%) Telecoms
4 5 (22.73%) Cisco
4 5 (22.73%) Windows
4 5 (22.73%) Wireless
5 4 (18.18%) Electronics
5 4 (18.18%) DNS
5 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (18.18%) Internet
5 4 (18.18%) Python
5 4 (18.18%) LAN
5 4 (18.18%) C
5 4 (18.18%) Perl
5 4 (18.18%) SQL
5 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (18.18%) Security Patching
5 4 (18.18%) Windows Server
6 3 (13.64%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
6 3 (13.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (13.64%) Clustering
6 3 (13.64%) Strategic Planning
6 3 (13.64%) Problem Management
6 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
6 3 (13.64%) IIS
6 3 (13.64%) CCNA
6 3 (13.64%) WAN
6 3 (13.64%) TCP/IP

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England 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 3 (13.64%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Office
1 2 (9.09%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (4.55%) Simulink
2 1 (4.55%) SOLIDWORKS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (40.91%) Firewall
2 7 (31.82%) WLAN
3 5 (22.73%) Wireless
4 4 (18.18%) DNS
4 4 (18.18%) Internet
4 4 (18.18%) LAN
5 3 (13.64%) DHCP
5 3 (13.64%) Ethernet
5 3 (13.64%) TCP/IP
5 3 (13.64%) VPN
5 3 (13.64%) WAN
6 2 (9.09%) BGP
6 2 (9.09%) FTP
6 2 (9.09%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (9.09%) IPsec
6 2 (9.09%) Network Security
6 2 (9.09%) OSPF
6 2 (9.09%) SMTP
6 2 (9.09%) SNMP
6 2 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.55%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.55%) LabVIEW
2 1 (4.55%) Robot Framework
2 1 (4.55%) Selenium
2 1 (4.55%) Subversion
2 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (27.27%) Telecoms
2 4 (18.18%) Electronics
3 3 (13.64%) Manufacturing
4 2 (9.09%) Finance
5 1 (4.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (18.18%) Network Engineer
1 4 (18.18%) Server Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) Firmware Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Developer
3 2 (9.09%) Electronics Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Linux Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Linux Server Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Software Developer
4 1 (4.55%) Design Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Embedded Software Developer
4 1 (4.55%) EMC Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) FPGA Design Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) FPGA Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Software Design Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Software Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Test Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Clustering
2 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.09%) Data Centre
2 2 (9.09%) NHS
3 1 (4.55%) Algorithms
3 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.55%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.55%) Smart Energy
3 1 (4.55%) Verilog
3 1 (4.55%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 7 (31.82%) Linux
2 5 (22.73%) Windows
3 4 (18.18%) Windows Server
3 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (13.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (9.09%) Solaris
6 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (18.18%) Security Patching
2 3 (13.64%) Performance Monitoring
2 3 (13.64%) Problem Management
2 3 (13.64%) Strategic Planning
3 2 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (9.09%) Change Management
3 2 (9.09%) Data Analysis
3 2 (9.09%) High Availability
3 2 (9.09%) Penetration Testing
3 2 (9.09%) Server Hardening
3 2 (9.09%) Test Scripting
4 1 (4.55%) CAD
4 1 (4.55%) Change Control
4 1 (4.55%) Coaching
4 1 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (4.55%) Digital Signal Processing
4 1 (4.55%) Open Source
4 1 (4.55%) Signal Processing
4 1 (4.55%) System Testing
4 1 (4.55%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 4 (18.18%) C
1 4 (18.18%) Perl
1 4 (18.18%) Python
1 4 (18.18%) SQL
2 2 (9.09%) C#
2 2 (9.09%) C++
3 1 (4.55%) Embedded C
3 1 (4.55%) Embedded C++
3 1 (4.55%) Java
3 1 (4.55%) MATLAB
3 1 (4.55%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) CCNA
1 3 (13.64%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
2 2 (9.09%) CCA
2 2 (9.09%) Citrix Certification
2 2 (9.09%) MCP
2 2 (9.09%) MCSE
2 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) IEC 61508
2 1 (4.55%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (4.55%) DO-254
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) NFS
2 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) SCCM
1 1 (4.55%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) Cisco
2 3 (13.64%) Red Hat
3 2 (9.09%) EMC
3 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.55%) Brocade
4 1 (4.55%) CheckPoint
4 1 (4.55%) Citrix
4 1 (4.55%) F5
4 1 (4.55%) HP
4 1 (4.55%) Juniper
4 1 (4.55%) VMware