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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firmware
Rank 518 493 509
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +16
Contract jobs citing Firmware 84 98 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.18% 0.21% 0.13%
As % of the System Software category 1.80% 2.06% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 49 28
Average daily rate £345 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £290 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £450 £471
UK excluding London average daily rate £314 £364 £326
% change year-on-year
-13.74% +11.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 5 7
Average hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.45 £36.50 £14.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.65 £43.40 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +49.12%
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
4659 4766 4348
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.87% 10.16% 9.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 2799 2606 2235
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £180 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £307
% change year-on-year
- +14.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 460 565 516
Average hourly rate £16.14 £16.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.18% +3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £32.50 £31.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +6 21 £340 -9.33% 9
South West +9 17 £400 - 4
South East -20 14 £358 -6.84% 19
East of England +2 10 £600 +147.42% 20
Yorkshire -11 9 £331 -24.71% 7
West Midlands - 6 £550 - 1
East Midlands -8 4 £185 -47.14% 2
North West -21 2 £310 -17.33% 3
Firmware
UK

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 51 (25.89%) Cisco
2 48 (24.37%) C
3 39 (19.80%) Windows
3 39 (19.80%) TCP/IP
4 37 (18.78%) C++
4 37 (18.78%) Electronics
5 32 (16.24%) Linux
6 29 (14.72%) Firewall
7 28 (14.21%) Load Balancing
8 27 (13.71%) F5
9 26 (13.20%) VMware
9 26 (13.20%) DNS
10 25 (12.69%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 24 (12.18%) Security Cleared
11 24 (12.18%) Finance
11 24 (12.18%) Internet
12 23 (11.68%) HP
12 23 (11.68%) BIG-IP
12 23 (11.68%) Data Centre
13 22 (11.17%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 22 (11.17%) SC Cleared
13 22 (11.17%) SAN
14 21 (10.66%) Microsoft
14 21 (10.66%) VMware Infrastructure
15 20 (10.15%) Embedded C
16 19 (9.64%) Wireless
16 19 (9.64%) Software Engineering
17 17 (8.63%) EMC
17 17 (8.63%) ITIL
18 16 (8.12%) Unix

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 (2.54%) IIS
2 3 (1.52%) Node.js
2 3 (1.52%) Skype for Business
3 2 (1.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (1.02%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.02%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.02%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.51%) Apache
4 1 (0.51%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.51%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.51%) TPMS
4 1 (0.51%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (5.08%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.52%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.51%) MS Office
3 1 (0.51%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.51%) Simulink
3 1 (0.51%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 2 (1.02%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.03%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.52%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 39 (19.80%) TCP/IP
2 29 (14.72%) Firewall
3 26 (13.20%) DNS
4 24 (12.18%) Internet
5 23 (11.68%) BIG-IP
6 22 (11.17%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 22 (11.17%) SAN
7 19 (9.64%) Wireless
8 14 (7.11%) Ethernet
9 12 (6.09%) DHCP
9 12 (6.09%) SSL
9 12 (6.09%) VPN
10 10 (5.08%) LAN
10 10 (5.08%) WAN
11 9 (4.57%) iSCSI
11 9 (4.57%) LDAP
11 9 (4.57%) Network Security
11 9 (4.57%) VLAN
12 8 (4.06%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 8 (4.06%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.55%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.54%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.52%) MongoDB
3 3 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.02%) MySQL
4 2 (1.02%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.51%) DTS
5 1 (0.51%) Informix
5 1 (0.51%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (4.06%) Rational DOORS
2 5 (2.54%) Subversion
3 4 (2.03%) LabVIEW
4 3 (1.52%) ClearCase
4 3 (1.52%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (1.52%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.51%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.51%) JUnit
5 1 (0.51%) Selenium
General
1 37 (18.78%) Electronics
2 24 (12.18%) Finance
3 9 (4.57%) Telecoms
4 8 (4.06%) Aerospace
4 8 (4.06%) Automotive
5 7 (3.55%) Manufacturing
6 6 (3.05%) Legal
7 4 (2.03%) Banking
7 4 (2.03%) Games
8 2 (1.02%) Marketing
9 1 (0.51%) Back Office
9 1 (0.51%) Billing
9 1 (0.51%) Military
9 1 (0.51%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (13.20%) Firmware Engineer
2 25 (12.69%) Administrator
2 25 (12.69%) Network Engineer
3 19 (9.64%) Developer
4 17 (8.63%) Design Engineer
5 14 (7.11%) Analyst
5 14 (7.11%) Embedded Engineer
6 12 (6.09%) Software Engineer
6 12 (6.09%) Systems Engineer
7 10 (5.08%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 8 (4.06%) Electronics Engineer
8 8 (4.06%) Network Administrator
9 7 (3.55%) Systems Administrator
9 7 (3.55%) Test Analyst
10 6 (3.05%) Data Centre Engineer
10 6 (3.05%) Embedded Developer
10 6 (3.05%) Firmware Developer
11 5 (2.54%) Hardware Engineer
11 5 (2.54%) Mobile Applications Developer
11 5 (2.54%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.52%) AngularJS
1 3 (1.52%) REST
1 3 (1.52%) XML
2 2 (1.02%) Web Services
3 1 (0.51%) .NET
3 1 (0.51%) .NET Compact Framework
3 1 (0.51%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.51%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.51%) Ember.js
3 1 (0.51%) FreeSWITCH
3 1 (0.51%) Software Packaging
3 1 (0.51%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 25 (12.69%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 23 (11.68%) Data Centre
3 16 (8.12%) Embedded Systems
3 16 (8.12%) VHDL
4 9 (4.57%) Management Information System
5 8 (4.06%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (3.55%) Mobile App
7 6 (3.05%) Algorithms
7 6 (3.05%) Clustering
7 6 (3.05%) EMC VMAX
7 6 (3.05%) Smart Meter
8 5 (2.54%) EMC VNX
8 5 (2.54%) Physics
9 4 (2.03%) Device Driver
9 4 (2.03%) Driving Licence
9 4 (2.03%) NHS
10 3 (1.52%) Computer Science
10 3 (1.52%) Mathematics
10 3 (1.52%) Smartphone
10 3 (1.52%) STB
Operating Systems
1 39 (19.80%) Windows
2 32 (16.24%) Linux
3 16 (8.12%) Unix
4 12 (6.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (6.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (5.08%) Windows Server
6 8 (4.06%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (3.55%) Android
7 7 (3.55%) Apple iOS
8 5 (2.54%) Embedded Linux
8 5 (2.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (2.54%) Windows 7
9 4 (2.03%) ThreadX
10 3 (1.52%) Data ONTAP
10 3 (1.52%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (1.02%) CentOS
11 2 (1.02%) Solaris
11 2 (1.02%) VxWorks
12 1 (0.51%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.51%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (14.21%) Load Balancing
2 19 (9.64%) Software Engineering
3 17 (8.63%) ITIL
4 15 (7.61%) Validation
5 14 (7.11%) Change Management
6 10 (5.08%) Configuration Management
6 10 (5.08%) Network Monitoring
6 10 (5.08%) Project Management
7 9 (4.57%) Capacity Management
7 9 (4.57%) Continuous Improvement
7 9 (4.57%) Mentoring
7 9 (4.57%) Migration
7 9 (4.57%) UML
8 7 (3.55%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (3.55%) Change Control
8 7 (3.55%) Disaster Recovery
8 7 (3.55%) Mobile Application Development
8 7 (3.55%) Schematic Capture
8 7 (3.55%) Test Scripting
9 6 (3.05%) Network Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 48 (24.37%) C
2 37 (18.78%) C++
3 20 (10.15%) Embedded C
4 12 (6.09%) C#
5 8 (4.06%) Embedded C++
5 8 (4.06%) Python
6 7 (3.55%) Java
7 6 (3.05%) SQL
7 6 (3.05%) VB
8 4 (2.03%) PowerShell
9 3 (1.52%) Assembly Language
9 3 (1.52%) MATLAB
9 3 (1.52%) VBScript
10 2 (1.02%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.02%) Tcl
11 1 (0.51%) Ada
11 1 (0.51%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.51%) Perl
11 1 (0.51%) PHP
11 1 (0.51%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 24 (12.18%) Security Cleared
2 22 (11.17%) SC Cleared
3 15 (7.61%) Degree
4 12 (6.09%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (5.08%) CCNA
6 8 (4.06%) CCNP
7 7 (3.55%) HNC
7 7 (3.55%) HND
8 4 (2.03%) ISEB
8 4 (2.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (1.02%) CISSP
9 2 (1.02%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.51%) CCSA
10 1 (0.51%) CCSE
10 1 (0.51%) CISA
10 1 (0.51%) CISM
10 1 (0.51%) GIAC
10 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.51%) NCIE
10 1 (0.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.57%) QA
2 8 (4.06%) IEC 61508
3 7 (3.55%) DO-254
4 6 (3.05%) JTAG
5 5 (2.54%) MISRA
6 3 (1.52%) SLA
7 2 (1.02%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.51%) BS7799
8 1 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.51%) MISRA C
8 1 (0.51%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 21 (10.66%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (7.11%) Active Directory
3 8 (4.06%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (3.55%) Hyper-V
4 7 (3.55%) NFS
5 5 (2.54%) vSphere
6 4 (2.03%) XenDesktop
7 3 (1.52%) ProxySG
7 3 (1.52%) vCloud
7 3 (1.52%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 3 (1.52%) VMware ESX
8 2 (1.02%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.51%) Kamailio
9 1 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.51%) Oracle Clusterware
9 1 (0.51%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.51%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (0.51%) XenApp
9 1 (0.51%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (2.54%) HP SIM
2 4 (2.03%) Nagios
3 3 (1.52%) Simpana
4 2 (1.02%) Backup Exec
4 2 (1.02%) EnCase
4 2 (1.02%) FortiGate
4 2 (1.02%) SCOM
4 2 (1.02%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.51%) Cacti
5 1 (0.51%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.51%) Grafana
5 1 (0.51%) Graphite
5 1 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.51%) Opsview
5 1 (0.51%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.51%) Oracle ZFS
5 1 (0.51%) Salt
5 1 (0.51%) SnapMirror
5 1 (0.51%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 1 (0.51%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 51 (25.89%) Cisco
2 27 (13.71%) F5
3 26 (13.20%) VMware
4 23 (11.68%) HP
5 21 (10.66%) Microsoft
6 17 (8.63%) EMC
7 11 (5.58%) IBM
8 9 (4.57%) Xilinx
9 7 (3.55%) Altera
9 7 (3.55%) CheckPoint
10 6 (3.05%) Citrix
10 6 (3.05%) NetApp
11 5 (2.54%) Oracle
11 5 (2.54%) Red Hat
11 5 (2.54%) Remedy
12 4 (2.03%) Brocade
12 4 (2.03%) Dell
12 4 (2.03%) Huawei
12 4 (2.03%) Juniper
12 4 (2.03%) SolarWinds
Cambridgeshire
X4 Group
Rate: £30 - 40 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £10.00 - £12.00 per hour + n/a
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £10.00 - £12.00 per hour + n/a
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £35 - 40 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leicestershire
CPS Group UK
Rate: £170 - £200 per day + On-Call Allowance
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge
Client Server
Rate: £650 - £700 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Chelmsford
Real Staffing
Rate: £43 - £47 per hour + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Cambridge
IQ Telecom
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Hemel Hempstead
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Cambridge
IQ Telecom
Rate: £650 - £700 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Devon
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 25 days ago
Wiltshire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 26 days ago