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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firmware
Rank 122 127 146
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +19
Contract jobs citing Firmware 14 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.57% 0.35% 0.26%
As % of the System Software category 3.99% 2.66% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 4
Median daily rate £275 £263 £334
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -21.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £173 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £353 £338
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £300 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 3
Median hourly rate - £37.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +50.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £38.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+10.52% +1.33%
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
351 376 370
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 14.18% 13.21% 12.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 169 183
Median daily rate £325 £325 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £146 £147
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 80 89
Median hourly rate £16.50 £25.25 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.65% +17.44%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -5.88%

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
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 28 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firmware within the East of England region over the 3 months to 28 September 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 +6 6 £273 -
Cambridgeshire +29 3 £235 -37.33% 10
Norfolk - 3 £300 -
Hertfordshire - 1 - - 1
Firmware
England

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 28 September 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%) Cisco
2 8 (36.36%) Windows
2 8 (36.36%) Linux
2 8 (36.36%) Windows Server
3 7 (31.82%) Firewall
4 6 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (27.27%) WLAN
4 6 (27.27%) LAN
4 6 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (22.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (22.73%) Clustering
5 5 (22.73%) Security Cleared
5 5 (22.73%) WAN
5 5 (22.73%) SQL
5 5 (22.73%) SQL Server
5 5 (22.73%) IIS
5 5 (22.73%) CCNA
5 5 (22.73%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (22.73%) Red Hat
5 5 (22.73%) Telecoms
6 4 (18.18%) Wireless
6 4 (18.18%) Internet
6 4 (18.18%) Security Patching
7 3 (13.64%) Performance Monitoring
7 3 (13.64%) Strategic Planning
7 3 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (13.64%) Problem Management
7 3 (13.64%) VMware
7 3 (13.64%) C
7 3 (13.64%) Solaris

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 5 (22.73%) IIS
2 2 (9.09%) IBM Domino
3 1 (4.55%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Office
1 2 (9.09%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (4.55%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 7 (31.82%) Firewall
2 6 (27.27%) LAN
2 6 (27.27%) WLAN
3 5 (22.73%) WAN
4 4 (18.18%) Internet
4 4 (18.18%) Wireless
5 3 (13.64%) DHCP
5 3 (13.64%) DNS
5 3 (13.64%) Ethernet
5 3 (13.64%) TCP/IP
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%) OSPF
6 2 (9.09%) SMTP
6 2 (9.09%) SNMP
6 2 (9.09%) Telepresence
6 2 (9.09%) VoIP
6 2 (9.09%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (22.73%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.55%) Subversion
1 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (22.73%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.55%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (36.36%) Server Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Linux Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Linux Server Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Network Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Windows Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Windows Server Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Firmware Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) IT Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) VMware Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) VoIP Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Windows Systems Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) LAN Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) LAN/WAN Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) VoIP Support Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) 802.1X
2 1 (4.55%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) 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%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (4.55%) Handset
3 1 (4.55%) IVR
3 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.55%) Verilog
3 1 (4.55%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 8 (36.36%) Linux
1 8 (36.36%) Windows
1 8 (36.36%) Windows Server
2 6 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (22.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (13.64%) Solaris
5 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%) Matrix Organization
3 2 (9.09%) Penetration Testing
3 2 (9.09%) Server Hardening
3 2 (9.09%) Test Scripting
4 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
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%) High Availability
4 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (4.55%) Programme Management
4 1 (4.55%) Signal Processing
Programming Languages
1 5 (22.73%) SQL
2 3 (13.64%) C
2 3 (13.64%) Perl
2 3 (13.64%) Python
3 1 (4.55%) C#
3 1 (4.55%) C++
3 1 (4.55%) Java
3 1 (4.55%) MATLAB
3 1 (4.55%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 5 (22.73%) CCNA
1 5 (22.73%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (22.73%) 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 1 (4.55%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (4.55%) DO-254
System Software
1 3 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (9.09%) NFS
2 2 (9.09%) VMware ESX
3 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (9.09%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (4.55%) SCCM
2 1 (4.55%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (40.91%) Cisco
2 5 (22.73%) Red Hat
3 3 (13.64%) VMware
4 2 (9.09%) Lotus
4 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
4 2 (9.09%) Red Box
5 1 (4.55%) CheckPoint
5 1 (4.55%) Citrix
5 1 (4.55%) HP
5 1 (4.55%) Juniper