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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firmware
Rank 134 109 134
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +25
Contract jobs citing Firmware 12 13 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.38% 0.54% 0.33%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.71% 2.30% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 3
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£165 £285 £120
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.10% +137.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £348
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -13.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 6
Average hourly rate £25.00 £37.50 £37.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +0.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.64 £37.50 £25.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.40 £38.75 £38.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £37.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year
-32.00% -9.63%
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
701 564 680
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 22.21% 23.53% 22.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 380 271 299
Average daily rate £350 £330 £336
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -1.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £215 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 73 96
Average hourly rate £25.50 £22.66 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.53% -30.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.10 £11.38 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.30 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.88 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+7.85% -39.65%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 21 August 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 0 7 £165 - 3
Cambridgeshire -11 3 £330 - 3
Suffolk -17 1 - -
Bedfordshire -19 1 - - 4
Hertfordshire - - - - 2
Norfolk - - - -
Firmware
England

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 12 (54.55%) Linux
2 11 (50.00%) Wireless
3 10 (45.45%) Broadband
3 10 (45.45%) Firewall
3 10 (45.45%) Selenium
3 10 (45.45%) NAS
4 9 (40.91%) JavaScript
4 9 (40.91%) Perl
4 9 (40.91%) PHP
4 9 (40.91%) VB.NET
4 9 (40.91%) .NET
4 9 (40.91%) Windows
4 9 (40.91%) DHCP
4 9 (40.91%) FTP
4 9 (40.91%) HTTP
4 9 (40.91%) Telnet
4 9 (40.91%) Ruby
4 9 (40.91%) PowerShell
4 9 (40.91%) Bash Shell
5 7 (31.82%) JUnit
5 7 (31.82%) Bugzilla
5 7 (31.82%) Use Case
5 7 (31.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 6 (27.27%) Python
6 6 (27.27%) JIRA
6 6 (27.27%) Redmine
6 6 (27.27%) Trac
7 4 (18.18%) C
7 4 (18.18%) Embedded C
7 4 (18.18%) STB

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

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 (9.09%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 11 (50.00%) Wireless
2 10 (45.45%) Firewall
2 10 (45.45%) Broadband
2 10 (45.45%) NAS
3 9 (40.91%) FTP
3 9 (40.91%) HTTP
3 9 (40.91%) DHCP
3 9 (40.91%) Telnet
4 4 (18.18%) ZigBee
5 2 (9.09%) Bluetooth
5 2 (9.09%) TETRA
5 2 (9.09%) GSM
6 1 (4.55%) ISDN
6 1 (4.55%) VoIP
6 1 (4.55%) VPN
6 1 (4.55%) SSL
6 1 (4.55%) 802.15
6 1 (4.55%) MPLS
6 1 (4.55%) VLAN
6 1 (4.55%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 10 (45.45%) Selenium
2 7 (31.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 7 (31.82%) JUnit
2 7 (31.82%) Bugzilla
3 6 (27.27%) JIRA
3 6 (27.27%) Redmine
3 6 (27.27%) Trac
General
1 2 (9.09%) Electronics
2 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (36.36%) Test Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Network Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Tester
3 3 (13.64%) Software Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) Firmware Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Automation Tester
4 2 (9.09%) Software Test Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Test Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Software Test Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) RF Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) RF Design Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) VoIP Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Embedded C Developer
5 1 (4.55%) C Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Support Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (40.91%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) STB
2 3 (13.64%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (9.09%) VHDL
3 2 (9.09%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (4.55%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 12 (54.55%) Linux
2 9 (40.91%) Windows
3 2 (9.09%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) Use Case
2 4 (18.18%) Automated Testing
3 3 (13.64%) Test Automation
3 3 (13.64%) Test Scripting
4 2 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (9.09%) Scrum
4 2 (9.09%) TDD
5 1 (4.55%) Software Engineering
5 1 (4.55%) Software Testing
5 1 (4.55%) Software Architecture
5 1 (4.55%) Waterfall
5 1 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (4.55%) User Stories
5 1 (4.55%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 9 (40.91%) JavaScript
1 9 (40.91%) Perl
1 9 (40.91%) PHP
1 9 (40.91%) VB.NET
1 9 (40.91%) Ruby
1 9 (40.91%) PowerShell
1 9 (40.91%) Bash Shell
2 6 (27.27%) Python
3 4 (18.18%) Embedded C
3 4 (18.18%) C
4 2 (9.09%) MATLAB
5 1 (4.55%) C++
5 1 (4.55%) Java
5 1 (4.55%) Embedded C++
5 1 (4.55%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) DO-254
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (9.09%) Xilinx
1 2 (9.09%) Mentor Graphics
2 1 (4.55%) WatchGuard
2 1 (4.55%) Polycom
2 1 (4.55%) Imperva
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