The table below looks at the statistics for Firmware skills in IT contracts advertised for the 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 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firmware
Rank 496 500 479
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -21
Contract jobs citing Firmware 84 76 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.17% 0.15% 0.14%
As % of the System Software category 1.69% 1.57% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 24 21
Average daily rate
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£375 £311 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.48% -24.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £231 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £430 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £361 £311 £375
% change year-on-year
+16.06% -17.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 17 16
Average hourly rate £38.00 £30.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.72 £16.00 £16.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £102.00 £40.50 £38.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £30.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+29.16% -17.24%
Firmware
UK

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

System Software Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
4961 4833 4131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.80% 9.41% 9.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 2783 2495 2016
Average daily rate £374 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.71% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £175 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £318 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.08% +1.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 586 575 626
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.65 £35.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.93% +6.45%

Firmware
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Firmware across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

Firmware Jobs Demand Trend in England

Firmware
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Firmware across the England region.

Firmware Daily Rate Trend in England

Firmware
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firmware across the England region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

Firmware Daily Rate Histogram in England

Firmware
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Firmware across the England region.

Firmware Hourly Rate Trend in England

Firmware
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firmware across the England region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

Firmware Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Firmware
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 17 April 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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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
South East -15 30 £340 +2.64% 39
London +15 26 £375 +25.00% 4
East of England +20 6 £170 +3.03% 25
South West 0 5 £450 +48.76% 15
North West -17 5 £338 +1.50% 3
Yorkshire -19 4 - - 1
West Midlands - 1 - - 5
East Midlands - - - - 10
North East - - - - 2
Firmware
UK

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 74 (37.56%) Linux
2 64 (32.49%) Windows
3 38 (19.29%) ITIL
3 38 (19.29%) C
3 38 (19.29%) VMware
4 37 (18.78%) Configuration Management
5 33 (16.75%) Cisco
6 32 (16.24%) Firewall
7 31 (15.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 29 (14.72%) TCP/IP
9 27 (13.71%) Security Cleared
10 25 (12.69%) WAN
10 25 (12.69%) LAN
10 25 (12.69%) Cisco Certification
11 24 (12.18%) Oracle
11 24 (12.18%) Software Engineering
12 23 (11.68%) VPN
13 21 (10.66%) SSL
13 21 (10.66%) C++
14 20 (10.15%) Red Hat
15 19 (9.64%) IBM
15 19 (9.64%) Microsoft
15 19 (9.64%) Change Management
15 19 (9.64%) Electronics
15 19 (9.64%) VLAN
16 18 (9.14%) Windows Server 2008
16 18 (9.14%) SQL Server
17 17 (8.63%) .NET
17 17 (8.63%) Active Directory
17 17 (8.63%) DNS

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 8 (4.06%) IIS
2 7 (3.55%) Apache
3 6 (3.05%) MS Exchange
4 4 (2.03%) OpenStack
4 4 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (1.02%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.51%) Node.js
6 1 (0.51%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.51%) JBoss
6 1 (0.51%) SAS
6 1 (0.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.51%) CMS
6 1 (0.51%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.51%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.51%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (4.57%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.02%) MS Office
2 2 (1.02%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.51%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 7 (3.55%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.51%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.05%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (3.05%) IaaS
2 3 (1.52%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.51%) PaaS
4 1 (0.51%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 32 (16.24%) Firewall
2 29 (14.72%) TCP/IP
3 25 (12.69%) WAN
3 25 (12.69%) LAN
4 23 (11.68%) VPN
5 21 (10.66%) SSL
6 19 (9.64%) VLAN
7 17 (8.63%) DHCP
7 17 (8.63%) Ethernet
7 17 (8.63%) DNS
7 17 (8.63%) Internet
8 12 (6.09%) IP Telephony
8 12 (6.09%) VoIP
8 12 (6.09%) ISDN
9 11 (5.58%) SAN
9 11 (5.58%) FTP
9 11 (5.58%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 9 (4.57%) Cisco ASA
11 8 (4.06%) Cisco Nexus
11 8 (4.06%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (9.14%) SQL Server
2 12 (6.09%) MySQL
3 7 (3.55%) DB2
4 6 (3.05%) Oracle Database
5 4 (2.03%) SQLite
6 2 (1.02%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.02%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.02%) InterSystems Cache
6 2 (1.02%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.02%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.02%) Oracle Exadata
7 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.51%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 15 (7.61%) Subversion
2 13 (6.60%) Git (software)
3 7 (3.55%) JIRA
4 5 (2.54%) Selenium
4 5 (2.54%) Visual Studio
4 5 (2.54%) TortoiseSVN
4 5 (2.54%) Bugzilla
5 4 (2.03%) RequisitePro
6 3 (1.52%) Trac
6 3 (1.52%) Redmine
7 2 (1.02%) JUnit
7 2 (1.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.51%) Ant
8 1 (0.51%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.51%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.51%) ClearQuest
8 1 (0.51%) LabVIEW
8 1 (0.51%) GCC
General
1 19 (9.64%) Electronics
2 13 (6.60%) Finance
3 10 (5.08%) Retail
4 6 (3.05%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.03%) Automotive
5 4 (2.03%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.52%) Military
7 2 (1.02%) Banking
8 1 (0.51%) Marketing
8 1 (0.51%) Law
8 1 (0.51%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 23 (11.68%) Network Engineer
1 23 (11.68%) Firmware Engineer
2 15 (7.61%) Developer
3 12 (6.09%) Analyst
4 10 (5.08%) Software Engineer
4 10 (5.08%) Systems Engineer
4 10 (5.08%) Test Engineer
5 9 (4.57%) Consultant
5 9 (4.57%) Design Engineer
6 8 (4.06%) Software Developer
6 8 (4.06%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 8 (4.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (3.55%) Administrator
8 6 (3.05%) Senior Systems Engineer
8 6 (3.05%) Senior Network Engineer
8 6 (3.05%) Network Support
8 6 (3.05%) Embedded Software Developer
8 6 (3.05%) Linux Engineer
8 6 (3.05%) Senior Design Engineer
9 5 (2.54%) Wintel Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (8.63%) .NET
2 11 (5.58%) XML
3 10 (5.08%) WCF
4 9 (4.57%) HTML
5 8 (4.06%) WPF
6 6 (3.05%) Regular Expression
6 6 (3.05%) ADO.NET
6 6 (3.05%) ASP.NET
7 5 (2.54%) J2EE
7 5 (2.54%) CSS
7 5 (2.54%) Struts
7 5 (2.54%) Web Services
7 5 (2.54%) Spring
7 5 (2.54%) Ajax
7 5 (2.54%) .NET Framework
7 5 (2.54%) jQuery
7 5 (2.54%) Qt
7 5 (2.54%) HTML5
7 5 (2.54%) Velocity
8 4 (2.03%) .NET Compact Framework
Miscellaneous
1 17 (8.63%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (8.12%) Enterprise Software
3 15 (7.61%) Embedded Systems
4 14 (7.11%) PKI
5 12 (6.09%) CESG
5 12 (6.09%) Device Driver
5 12 (6.09%) Mobile App
6 10 (5.08%) Clustering
7 7 (3.55%) Open Source
8 5 (2.54%) iPad
9 4 (2.03%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 4 (2.03%) Mainframe
10 3 (1.52%) Management Information System
10 3 (1.52%) AS400
10 3 (1.52%) VHDL
10 3 (1.52%) Verilog
10 3 (1.52%) Statistics
10 3 (1.52%) Computer Science
10 3 (1.52%) Data Structures
10 3 (1.52%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 74 (37.56%) Linux
2 64 (32.49%) Windows
3 31 (15.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 18 (9.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (8.12%) UNIX
6 14 (7.11%) CentOS
7 12 (6.09%) Android
7 12 (6.09%) Apple iOS
8 11 (5.58%) Windows Phone 8
8 11 (5.58%) Windows Phone
9 10 (5.08%) Windows 2000
10 8 (4.06%) AIX
11 7 (3.55%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (3.05%) Oracle Linux
12 6 (3.05%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (3.05%) SUSE
13 5 (2.54%) Embedded Linux
13 5 (2.54%) Windows 2000 Server
14 4 (2.03%) Ubuntu
14 4 (2.03%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (19.29%) ITIL
2 37 (18.78%) Configuration Management
3 24 (12.18%) Software Engineering
4 19 (9.64%) Change Management
5 16 (8.12%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (7.61%) Service Management
6 15 (7.61%) Performance Tuning
7 14 (7.11%) Disaster Recovery
8 13 (6.60%) Kalman Filter
9 12 (6.09%) Mobile Device Management
10 11 (5.58%) Release Management
11 10 (5.08%) Use Case
11 10 (5.08%) UML
11 10 (5.08%) E-Commerce
11 10 (5.08%) DevOps
12 9 (4.57%) Project Management
13 8 (4.06%) Load Balancing
13 8 (4.06%) Root Cause Analysis
14 7 (3.55%) Network Management
14 7 (3.55%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 38 (19.29%) C
2 21 (10.66%) C++
3 16 (8.12%) C#
4 15 (7.61%) Embedded C
5 12 (6.09%) Java
5 12 (6.09%) JavaScript
6 11 (5.58%) Python
7 10 (5.08%) PowerShell
8 9 (4.57%) Shell Script
8 9 (4.57%) SQL
9 8 (4.06%) Perl
9 8 (4.06%) Bash Shell
10 5 (2.54%) PHP
11 4 (2.03%) Ruby
11 4 (2.03%) Embedded C++
11 4 (2.03%) VB.NET
12 3 (1.52%) Assembly Language
13 2 (1.02%) VB
14 1 (0.51%) MATLAB
14 1 (0.51%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 27 (13.71%) Security Cleared
2 25 (12.69%) Cisco Certification
3 17 (8.63%) SC Cleared
4 15 (7.61%) CCNA
5 11 (5.58%) DV Cleared
6 10 (5.08%) CCNP
7 7 (3.55%) CCDP
8 6 (3.05%) MCP
8 6 (3.05%) Degree
9 5 (2.54%) CCVP
10 4 (2.03%) MCSE
10 4 (2.03%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (1.02%) CCSP
12 1 (0.51%) RHCE
12 1 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.60%) SLA
2 7 (3.55%) QA
3 4 (2.03%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 17 (8.63%) Active Directory
2 15 (7.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (6.09%) Hyper-V
3 12 (6.09%) vSphere
3 12 (6.09%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (3.05%) FreeRADIUS
4 6 (3.05%) DFS Replication
5 4 (2.03%) Gluster
5 4 (2.03%) GPFS
5 4 (2.03%) Ceph
6 3 (1.52%) KVM
7 2 (1.02%) NFS
7 2 (1.02%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.51%) Snort
8 1 (0.51%) Squid
8 1 (0.51%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.51%) Samba
8 1 (0.51%) XenApp
8 1 (0.51%) iptables
8 1 (0.51%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 12 (6.09%) SCCM
1 12 (6.09%) FortiGate
2 6 (3.05%) SCVMM
3 5 (2.54%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 5 (2.54%) Backup Exec
3 5 (2.54%) CA Spectrum
4 4 (2.03%) Puppet
4 4 (2.03%) NetBackup
4 4 (2.03%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (1.52%) yum
5 3 (1.52%) SCOM
5 3 (1.52%) Tivoli
5 3 (1.52%) Cobbler
5 3 (1.52%) CFEngine
6 2 (1.02%) Red Hat Satellite
6 2 (1.02%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (1.02%) Nagios
6 2 (1.02%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (1.02%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.51%) Cacti
Vendors
1 38 (19.29%) VMware
2 33 (16.75%) Cisco
3 24 (12.18%) Oracle
4 20 (10.15%) Red Hat
5 19 (9.64%) IBM
5 19 (9.64%) Microsoft
6 17 (8.63%) HP
7 12 (6.09%) F5
8 9 (4.57%) Citrix
8 9 (4.57%) McAfee
9 8 (4.06%) Symantec
10 7 (3.55%) CheckPoint
10 7 (3.55%) Dell
10 7 (3.55%) SolarWinds
10 7 (3.55%) Splunk
11 5 (2.54%) ATG
11 5 (2.54%) Endeca
11 5 (2.54%) EMC
11 5 (2.54%) CA
12 4 (2.03%) NetApp
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