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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firmware
Rank 508 473 503
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +30
Contract jobs citing Firmware 78 82 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.17% 0.12%
As % of the System Software category 1.51% 1.74% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 37 22
Average daily rate
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£350 £313 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -13.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £165 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £435 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.73% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 6
Average hourly rate £39.00 £38.75 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% +3.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £38.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +3.33%
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
5154 4712 4426
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 10.17% 9.84% 9.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 2982 2593 2204
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £170 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 539 577 599
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -16.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.25 £29.80 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+9.67% -11.42%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 3 July 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
London -13 19 £425 +36.00% 4
East of England +10 18 £338 +104.54% 23
South East -23 13 £323 -11.50% 15
South West -6 11 £225 -25.00% 11
North West -16 5 £475 - 1
West Midlands -1 4 £325 +18.18% 6
East Midlands -8 2 £325 - 9
Yorkshire -24 2 - - 2
Firmware
UK

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 46 (28.75%) Linux
2 42 (26.25%) Windows
3 40 (25.00%) C
4 35 (21.88%) TCP/IP
5 31 (19.38%) Cisco
6 26 (16.25%) Firewall
7 23 (14.38%) DNS
7 23 (14.38%) ITIL
8 22 (13.75%) C++
8 22 (13.75%) VMware
9 20 (12.50%) Security Cleared
10 19 (11.88%) Software Engineering
10 19 (11.88%) C#
11 18 (11.25%) Subversion
12 17 (10.63%) Electronics
12 17 (10.63%) UNIX
12 17 (10.63%) Embedded Systems
13 16 (10.00%) Git (software)
13 16 (10.00%) .NET
13 16 (10.00%) Oracle
13 16 (10.00%) Microsoft
13 16 (10.00%) Configuration Management
14 15 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
14 15 (9.38%) HP
14 15 (9.38%) Internet
14 15 (9.38%) Python
15 14 (8.75%) Active Directory
15 14 (8.75%) Embedded C
15 14 (8.75%) Degree
16 13 (8.13%) Load Balancing

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 5 (3.13%) MS Exchange
2 4 (2.50%) OpenStack
3 3 (1.88%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (1.25%) Apache
4 2 (1.25%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.63%) Lync
5 1 (0.63%) Node.js
5 1 (0.63%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.63%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.63%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.63%) IIS
5 1 (0.63%) JBoss
5 1 (0.63%) CMS
5 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.63%) SAS
Applications
1 10 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.88%) MS Project
2 3 (1.88%) MS Office
3 1 (0.63%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 7 (4.38%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.63%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.75%) IaaS
2 3 (1.88%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.63%) PaaS
3 1 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.63%) Mimecast
3 1 (0.63%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 35 (21.88%) TCP/IP
2 26 (16.25%) Firewall
3 23 (14.38%) DNS
4 15 (9.38%) Internet
5 13 (8.13%) LAN
5 13 (8.13%) WAN
5 13 (8.13%) DHCP
5 13 (8.13%) Wireless
6 10 (6.25%) FTP
7 9 (5.63%) SSL
7 9 (5.63%) SAN
7 9 (5.63%) VPN
8 8 (5.00%) HTTP
8 8 (5.00%) Ethernet
8 8 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
9 7 (4.38%) BIG-IP
9 7 (4.38%) ZigBee
9 7 (4.38%) NAS
9 7 (4.38%) 802.15
9 7 (4.38%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (8.13%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.13%) SQLite
3 4 (2.50%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.25%) DB2
5 1 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.63%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.63%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.63%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 18 (11.25%) Subversion
2 16 (10.00%) Git (software)
3 8 (5.00%) JIRA
4 7 (4.38%) Visual Studio
5 5 (3.13%) TortoiseSVN
5 5 (3.13%) Bugzilla
6 3 (1.88%) Trac
6 3 (1.88%) Redmine
6 3 (1.88%) JUnit
6 3 (1.88%) Selenium
6 3 (1.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.63%) Metasploit
7 1 (0.63%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.63%) RequisitePro
7 1 (0.63%) ClearQuest
7 1 (0.63%) LabVIEW
7 1 (0.63%) Ant
7 1 (0.63%) GCC
7 1 (0.63%) Jenkins
General
1 17 (10.63%) Electronics
2 12 (7.50%) Finance
3 7 (4.38%) Retail
4 5 (3.13%) Automotive
5 3 (1.88%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.88%) Publishing
5 3 (1.88%) Back Office
5 3 (1.88%) Banking
6 2 (1.25%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.63%) Games
7 1 (0.63%) Military
7 1 (0.63%) Local Government
7 1 (0.63%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 22 (13.75%) Firmware Engineer
2 16 (10.00%) Administrator
3 13 (8.13%) Developer
4 12 (7.50%) Software Engineer
5 11 (6.88%) Test Engineer
6 9 (5.63%) Consultant
7 8 (5.00%) Network Engineer
7 8 (5.00%) Analyst
7 8 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (4.38%) Design Engineer
8 7 (4.38%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 7 (4.38%) Linux Engineer
9 6 (3.75%) Software Developer
9 6 (3.75%) Systems Administrator
10 5 (3.13%) Senior Design Engineer
11 4 (2.50%) Systems Engineer
11 4 (2.50%) Network Consultant
11 4 (2.50%) Embedded Software Developer
11 4 (2.50%) Solaris Administrator
11 4 (2.50%) Solaris Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (10.00%) .NET
2 12 (7.50%) XML
3 11 (6.88%) WCF
4 9 (5.63%) HTML
5 8 (5.00%) WPF
6 6 (3.75%) ADO.NET
6 6 (3.75%) ASP.NET
6 6 (3.75%) Web Services
7 5 (3.13%) Spring
7 5 (3.13%) Ajax
7 5 (3.13%) CSS
7 5 (3.13%) Struts
7 5 (3.13%) J2EE
7 5 (3.13%) jQuery
7 5 (3.13%) Qt
7 5 (3.13%) HTML5
7 5 (3.13%) .NET Framework
7 5 (3.13%) JSON
7 5 (3.13%) Velocity
7 5 (3.13%) .NET Compact Framework
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.63%) Embedded Systems
2 11 (6.88%) Data Centre
3 10 (6.25%) Device Driver
4 9 (5.63%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (4.38%) Clustering
6 6 (3.75%) VHDL
6 6 (3.75%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 5 (3.13%) iPad
8 4 (2.50%) Blackberry
8 4 (2.50%) Mainframe
9 3 (1.88%) CLARiiON
9 3 (1.88%) EMC Centera
9 3 (1.88%) Statistics
9 3 (1.88%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.88%) Smart Meter
9 3 (1.88%) Symmetrix DMX
9 3 (1.88%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (1.25%) Internet of Things
10 2 (1.25%) Algorithms
10 2 (1.25%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 46 (28.75%) Linux
2 42 (26.25%) Windows
3 17 (10.63%) UNIX
4 11 (6.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (5.63%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (5.00%) Embedded Linux
8 7 (4.38%) Solaris
9 5 (3.13%) Windows 2000 Server
9 5 (3.13%) Windows 2000
9 5 (3.13%) Windows CE
10 4 (2.50%) Windows NT
10 4 (2.50%) CentOS
11 2 (1.25%) Ubuntu
11 2 (1.25%) AIX
11 2 (1.25%) VxWorks
11 2 (1.25%) ThreadX
12 1 (0.63%) SUSE
12 1 (0.63%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.63%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (14.38%) ITIL
2 19 (11.88%) Software Engineering
3 16 (10.00%) Configuration Management
4 15 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (8.13%) Change Management
5 13 (8.13%) Load Balancing
6 11 (6.88%) Release Management
6 11 (6.88%) Project Management
6 11 (6.88%) Performance Tuning
7 10 (6.25%) DevOps
8 9 (5.63%) Patch Management
8 9 (5.63%) SDLC
8 9 (5.63%) Disaster Recovery
9 8 (5.00%) E-Commerce
9 8 (5.00%) Open Source
9 8 (5.00%) High Availability
10 7 (4.38%) Change Control
11 6 (3.75%) Use Case
12 5 (3.13%) Root Cause Analysis
12 5 (3.13%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (25.00%) C
2 22 (13.75%) C++
3 19 (11.88%) C#
4 15 (9.38%) Python
5 14 (8.75%) Embedded C
6 10 (6.25%) Java
7 9 (5.63%) JavaScript
7 9 (5.63%) Shell Script
8 8 (5.00%) Perl
9 7 (4.38%) PowerShell
9 7 (4.38%) Bash Shell
10 6 (3.75%) SQL
10 6 (3.75%) Ruby
11 5 (3.13%) Assembly Language
12 4 (2.50%) MATLAB
13 3 (1.88%) VB.NET
13 3 (1.88%) Embedded C++
13 3 (1.88%) PHP
13 3 (1.88%) Erlang
14 1 (0.63%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 20 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 14 (8.75%) Degree
3 13 (8.13%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (6.88%) DV Cleared
5 7 (4.38%) SC Cleared
5 7 (4.38%) CCNP
5 7 (4.38%) CCNA
6 5 (3.13%) CCDP
6 5 (3.13%) CCVP
7 3 (1.88%) MCTS
7 3 (1.88%) MCITP
7 3 (1.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (1.88%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.25%) MCP
9 1 (0.63%) CCSP
9 1 (0.63%) RHCE
9 1 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.13%) SLA
2 4 (2.50%) QA
3 2 (1.25%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.63%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (8.75%) Active Directory
2 9 (5.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (5.00%) Hyper-V
3 8 (5.00%) vSphere
4 5 (3.13%) Gluster
4 5 (3.13%) GPFS
4 5 (3.13%) Ceph
4 5 (3.13%) VMware ESX
5 3 (1.88%) ISA Server
5 3 (1.88%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 3 (1.88%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 3 (1.88%) KVM
6 2 (1.25%) NFS
7 1 (0.63%) Samba
7 1 (0.63%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.63%) XenApp
7 1 (0.63%) iptables
7 1 (0.63%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 8 (5.00%) NetBackup
2 7 (4.38%) SCCM
3 5 (3.13%) SCOM
4 4 (2.50%) Tivoli
4 4 (2.50%) Puppet
4 4 (2.50%) Oracle ZFS
5 3 (1.88%) CFEngine
5 3 (1.88%) Cobbler
5 3 (1.88%) FortiGate
5 3 (1.88%) yum
5 3 (1.88%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 3 (1.88%) Nagios
6 2 (1.25%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (1.25%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (1.25%) Red Hat Satellite
7 1 (0.63%) CA Spectrum
7 1 (0.63%) Cacti
7 1 (0.63%) OpenView
7 1 (0.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.63%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 31 (19.38%) Cisco
2 22 (13.75%) VMware
3 16 (10.00%) Oracle
3 16 (10.00%) Microsoft
4 15 (9.38%) HP
5 10 (6.25%) Red Hat
6 9 (5.63%) Symantec
6 9 (5.63%) Brocade
6 9 (5.63%) IBM
6 9 (5.63%) Citrix
7 8 (5.00%) SAP
7 8 (5.00%) F5
8 6 (3.75%) NetApp
9 5 (3.13%) EMC
9 5 (3.13%) ATG
9 5 (3.13%) CheckPoint
9 5 (3.13%) Assembla
9 5 (3.13%) Endeca
10 4 (2.50%) Infoblox
10 4 (2.50%) Splunk
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