The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Firmware 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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firmware
Rank 138 119 130
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +11
Contract jobs citing Firmware 8 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.26% 0.29% 0.32%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.90% 0.95% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 2
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£334 £168 £123
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+99.25% +36.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £155 £121
10% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £251 £125
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £275 £348
% change year-on-year
+22.72% -20.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 7
Average hourly rate £25.00 £38.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.21% +1.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.64 £38.00 £27.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.40 £38.00 £39.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £36.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-30.61% -8.12%
Firmware
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the East of England region.

Miscellaneous Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
893 738 785
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 29.33% 30.92% 25.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 473 359 348
Average daily rate £330 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £218 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 87 100
Average hourly rate £24.50 £32.00 £30.95
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.43% +3.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £12.44 £14.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £46.00 £43.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.53 £17.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -36.36%

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 Miscellaneous 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 17 September 2014.

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
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 17 September 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 17 September 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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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
Essex -7 4 £338 - 1
Cambridgeshire +1 3 £330 - 9
Suffolk +1 1 - - 2
Bedfordshire - - - - 2
Hertfordshire - - - - 4
Norfolk - - - - 1
Firmware
England

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 11 (57.89%) Linux
2 10 (52.63%) Wireless
3 9 (47.37%) Firewall
3 9 (47.37%) JavaScript
3 9 (47.37%) Perl
3 9 (47.37%) PHP
3 9 (47.37%) VB.NET
3 9 (47.37%) .NET
3 9 (47.37%) Broadband
3 9 (47.37%) Ruby
3 9 (47.37%) Selenium
3 9 (47.37%) NAS
3 9 (47.37%) PowerShell
3 9 (47.37%) Bash Shell
4 8 (42.11%) DHCP
4 8 (42.11%) FTP
4 8 (42.11%) HTTP
4 8 (42.11%) Windows
4 8 (42.11%) Telnet
5 7 (36.84%) Bugzilla
6 6 (31.58%) Use Case
6 6 (31.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 6 (31.58%) JIRA
6 6 (31.58%) JUnit
6 6 (31.58%) Redmine
6 6 (31.58%) Functional Testing
6 6 (31.58%) Trac
7 4 (21.05%) Python
7 4 (21.05%) C
7 4 (21.05%) Embedded C

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

For the 6 months to 17 September 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
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 10 (52.63%) Wireless
2 9 (47.37%) Firewall
2 9 (47.37%) Broadband
2 9 (47.37%) NAS
3 8 (42.11%) DHCP
3 8 (42.11%) FTP
3 8 (42.11%) HTTP
3 8 (42.11%) Telnet
4 2 (10.53%) ZigBee
5 1 (5.26%) VPN
5 1 (5.26%) SSL
5 1 (5.26%) Ethernet
5 1 (5.26%) ISDN
5 1 (5.26%) VoIP
5 1 (5.26%) 802.15
5 1 (5.26%) MPLS
5 1 (5.26%) VLAN
Development Applications
1 9 (47.37%) Selenium
2 7 (36.84%) Bugzilla
3 6 (31.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 6 (31.58%) JIRA
3 6 (31.58%) JUnit
3 6 (31.58%) Redmine
3 6 (31.58%) Trac
General
1 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Test Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Network Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Tester
3 3 (15.79%) Firmware Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Automation Tester
4 2 (10.53%) Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Support Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Software Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Software Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Software Tester
5 1 (5.26%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Design Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) RF Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) RF Design Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Embedded C Developer
5 1 (5.26%) C Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (47.37%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) STB
1 3 (15.79%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (10.53%) VHDL
2 2 (10.53%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (5.26%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 11 (57.89%) Linux
2 8 (42.11%) Windows
3 2 (10.53%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) Use Case
1 6 (31.58%) Functional Testing
2 3 (15.79%) Test Scripting
2 3 (15.79%) Test Automation
3 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (10.53%) TDD
3 2 (10.53%) Automated Testing
3 2 (10.53%) Scrum
3 2 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (5.26%) Validation
4 1 (5.26%) Software Testing
4 1 (5.26%) Software Engineering
4 1 (5.26%) Software Architecture
4 1 (5.26%) Waterfall
4 1 (5.26%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 9 (47.37%) JavaScript
1 9 (47.37%) Perl
1 9 (47.37%) PHP
1 9 (47.37%) VB.NET
1 9 (47.37%) Ruby
1 9 (47.37%) PowerShell
1 9 (47.37%) Bash Shell
2 4 (21.05%) Python
2 4 (21.05%) C
2 4 (21.05%) Embedded C
3 2 (10.53%) MATLAB
4 1 (5.26%) C++
4 1 (5.26%) Java
4 1 (5.26%) Embedded C++
4 1 (5.26%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) DO-254
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (10.53%) Xilinx
1 2 (10.53%) Mentor Graphics
2 1 (5.26%) Polycom
2 1 (5.26%) WatchGuard
2 1 (5.26%) Imperva
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