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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firmware
Rank 116 120 120
Rank change year-on-year
+4 0
Contract jobs citing Firmware 12 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.47% 0.35% 0.083%
As % of the System Software category 3.80% 2.82% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 1
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£271 £500 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-45.75% +42.85%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £313
% change year-on-year
- +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Average hourly rate £42.50 £39.50 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.59% +2.59%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £28.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+49.12% -24.00%
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
316 284 327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 12.35% 12.45% 13.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 147 125
Average daily rate £350 £313 £286
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +9.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £150 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £448 £387
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 47 64
Average hourly rate £18.50 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.12% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.43 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £40.75 £31.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -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
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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +8 7 £243 -42.94% 5
Cambridgeshire -13 3 - - 17
Essex - 2 £350 - 3
Norfolk - - - -
Suffolk - - - - 2
Bedfordshire - - - -
Firmware
England

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 11 (52.38%) .NET
2 10 (47.62%) Python
3 9 (42.86%) Windows
4 7 (33.33%) Linux
5 6 (28.57%) PHP
5 6 (28.57%) Broadband
5 6 (28.57%) Oracle
5 6 (28.57%) SQL Server
5 6 (28.57%) C#
5 6 (28.57%) HTML
5 6 (28.57%) Wireless
5 6 (28.57%) Retail
5 6 (28.57%) Selenium
5 6 (28.57%) Test Scripting
5 6 (28.57%) NAS
5 6 (28.57%) Test Automation
5 6 (28.57%) WPF
5 6 (28.57%) Oracle Retail
6 5 (23.81%) Embedded Systems
6 5 (23.81%) Bash Shell
6 5 (23.81%) PowerShell
6 5 (23.81%) C
6 5 (23.81%) Ruby
6 5 (23.81%) STB
6 5 (23.81%) Firewall
6 5 (23.81%) JavaScript
6 5 (23.81%) Perl
6 5 (23.81%) VB.NET
6 5 (23.81%) Embedded C
7 4 (19.05%) Telnet

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

Business Applications
1 6 (28.57%) Oracle Retail
Communications & Networking
1 6 (28.57%) Broadband
1 6 (28.57%) Wireless
1 6 (28.57%) NAS
2 5 (23.81%) Firewall
3 4 (19.05%) Telnet
3 4 (19.05%) DHCP
3 4 (19.05%) FTP
3 4 (19.05%) HTTP
4 3 (14.29%) ZigBee
4 3 (14.29%) 802.15
5 1 (4.76%) VPN
5 1 (4.76%) Ethernet
5 1 (4.76%) Bluetooth
5 1 (4.76%) ISDN
5 1 (4.76%) LAN
5 1 (4.76%) VoIP
5 1 (4.76%) WAN
5 1 (4.76%) VLAN
5 1 (4.76%) IP Telephony
5 1 (4.76%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (28.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (28.57%) Selenium
2 1 (4.76%) Redmine
2 1 (4.76%) Trac
2 1 (4.76%) JIRA
2 1 (4.76%) Bugzilla
General
1 6 (28.57%) Retail
2 1 (4.76%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Firmware Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) Test Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Automation Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Customer Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) 1st Line Support
4 2 (9.52%) Support Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) .NET Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Embedded C Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) FPGA Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Tester
4 2 (9.52%) Software Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Automation Tester
5 1 (4.76%) 1st Line Support Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Test Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Network Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) FPGA Design Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (52.38%) .NET
2 6 (28.57%) HTML
2 6 (28.57%) WPF
3 4 (19.05%) ADO.NET
3 4 (19.05%) ASP.NET
3 4 (19.05%) WCF
3 4 (19.05%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Embedded Systems
1 5 (23.81%) STB
2 3 (14.29%) Data Structures
2 3 (14.29%) Algorithms
3 2 (9.52%) Verilog
3 2 (9.52%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.76%) ASIC
4 1 (4.76%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 9 (42.86%) Windows
2 7 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (4.76%) CentOS
3 1 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) Test Scripting
1 6 (28.57%) Test Automation
2 3 (14.29%) Waterfall
2 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (14.29%) TDD
2 3 (14.29%) Scrum
3 2 (9.52%) Software Engineering
3 2 (9.52%) Unit Testing
4 1 (4.76%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (4.76%) ITIL
4 1 (4.76%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 10 (47.62%) Python
2 6 (28.57%) PHP
2 6 (28.57%) C#
3 5 (23.81%) Bash Shell
3 5 (23.81%) PowerShell
3 5 (23.81%) C
3 5 (23.81%) Ruby
3 5 (23.81%) JavaScript
3 5 (23.81%) Perl
3 5 (23.81%) VB.NET
3 5 (23.81%) Embedded C
4 2 (9.52%) Java
5 1 (4.76%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) CCNA
1 1 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 6 (28.57%) Oracle
2 1 (4.76%) Altera
2 1 (4.76%) Synopsys
2 1 (4.76%) Actel
2 1 (4.76%) Cisco
2 1 (4.76%) Xilinx
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Posted: 4 days ago
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