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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firmware
Rank 455 467 442
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -25
Contract jobs citing Firmware 102 72 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.22% 0.16% 0.19%
As % of the System Software category 2.28% 1.67% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 26 27
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £243 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £472 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 23
Average hourly rate £42.50 £24.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+77.08% -36.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £15.20 £30.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.40 £40.50 £44.36
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £28.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+49.12% -24.00%
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
4472 4303 3992
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.81% 9.65% 9.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 2455 2247 1867
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £167 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 527 510 729
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £31.56 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.08 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.74% -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 29 January 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
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 29 January 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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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
South East +6 36 £360 +5.88% 40
London +7 23 £375 -0.66% 12
East of England +4 12 £271 -45.75% 29
South West -9 11 £350 - 8
North West +8 9 £294 +72.79% 3
East Midlands +13 5 £350 - 11
Yorkshire -6 5 £440 +76.00% 3
North East -13 1 - -
West Midlands - - - - 2
Firmware
UK

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 79 (39.11%) Linux
2 77 (38.12%) Windows
3 47 (23.27%) VMware
4 45 (22.28%) Cisco
5 44 (21.78%) ITIL
6 40 (19.80%) Firewall
7 35 (17.33%) Security Cleared
8 34 (16.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 33 (16.34%) Configuration Management
10 28 (13.86%) HP
10 28 (13.86%) C
11 27 (13.37%) SAN
11 27 (13.37%) IBM
11 27 (13.37%) Microsoft
11 27 (13.37%) VPN
12 26 (12.87%) Change Management
12 26 (12.87%) Oracle
12 26 (12.87%) SC Cleared
13 25 (12.38%) TCP/IP
14 24 (11.88%) Cisco Certification
14 24 (11.88%) LAN
14 24 (11.88%) WAN
14 24 (11.88%) Service Management
14 24 (11.88%) Software Engineering
14 24 (11.88%) VLAN
15 23 (11.39%) SQL Server
16 22 (10.89%) VMware Infrastructure
17 21 (10.40%) Enterprise Software
17 21 (10.40%) DNS
17 21 (10.40%) Red Hat

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 14 (6.93%) Apache
1 14 (6.93%) IIS
2 11 (5.45%) MS Exchange
3 9 (4.46%) Exchange Server 2003
4 6 (2.97%) Tomcat
5 4 (1.98%) CMS
5 4 (1.98%) IBM HTTP Server
6 3 (1.49%) WebSphere
6 3 (1.49%) JBoss
7 2 (0.99%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (0.99%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.50%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.50%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.50%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.50%) MQSeries
Applications
1 11 (5.45%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.97%) MS Office
3 2 (0.99%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (2.97%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.99%) IaaS
3 1 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.50%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (19.80%) Firewall
2 27 (13.37%) SAN
2 27 (13.37%) VPN
3 25 (12.38%) TCP/IP
4 24 (11.88%) LAN
4 24 (11.88%) WAN
4 24 (11.88%) VLAN
5 21 (10.40%) DNS
5 21 (10.40%) Internet
6 20 (9.90%) SSL
7 19 (9.41%) Ethernet
8 17 (8.42%) Cisco ASA
9 16 (7.92%) Cisco Nexus
10 14 (6.93%) DHCP
11 13 (6.44%) Network Security
11 13 (6.44%) BGP
12 12 (5.94%) IPsec
12 12 (5.94%) Cisco ISE
12 12 (5.94%) NetScaler
13 11 (5.45%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (11.39%) SQL Server
2 12 (5.94%) DB2
3 11 (5.45%) MySQL
4 3 (1.49%) SQLite
5 2 (0.99%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.99%) Oracle Exadata
5 2 (0.99%) InterSystems Cache
5 2 (0.99%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.50%) KDB
6 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.50%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.50%) Big Data
6 1 (0.50%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.50%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 6 (2.97%) Selenium
2 4 (1.98%) RequisitePro
2 4 (1.98%) MSI
2 4 (1.98%) Subversion
3 3 (1.49%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.49%) JIRA
3 3 (1.49%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.99%) Bugzilla
4 2 (0.99%) Introscope
5 1 (0.50%) Redmine
5 1 (0.50%) Trac
General
1 17 (8.42%) Finance
2 14 (6.93%) Retail
3 9 (4.46%) Electronics
4 5 (2.48%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.49%) Mandarin Language
5 3 (1.49%) Cantonese Language
5 3 (1.49%) Automotive
5 3 (1.49%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.99%) Military
6 2 (0.99%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.50%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.50%) Marketing
7 1 (0.50%) Law
7 1 (0.50%) Front Office
7 1 (0.50%) Back Office
7 1 (0.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (13.37%) Network Engineer
2 17 (8.42%) Analyst
3 15 (7.43%) Firmware Engineer
4 13 (6.44%) Systems Engineer
4 13 (6.44%) Administrator
5 10 (4.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 10 (4.95%) Software Engineer
5 10 (4.95%) Developer
6 9 (4.46%) Consultant
6 9 (4.46%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 9 (4.46%) Design Engineer
7 8 (3.96%) Team Leader
8 7 (3.47%) Infrastructure Team Leader
8 7 (3.47%) Linux Administrator
8 7 (3.47%) Systems Administrator
8 7 (3.47%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 7 (3.47%) Infrastructure Manager
8 7 (3.47%) Network Support
9 6 (2.97%) Security Engineer
9 6 (2.97%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (7.92%) .NET
2 12 (5.94%) Regular Expression
3 8 (3.96%) WCF
4 7 (3.47%) WPF
5 6 (2.97%) HTML
5 6 (2.97%) Middleware
6 5 (2.48%) ADO.NET
6 5 (2.48%) ASP.NET
6 5 (2.48%) XML
7 4 (1.98%) J2EE
7 4 (1.98%) HTML5
7 4 (1.98%) .NET Framework
8 3 (1.49%) JSON
8 3 (1.49%) Application Packaging
8 3 (1.49%) .NET Compact Framework
8 3 (1.49%) Web Services
9 2 (0.99%) Flash
9 2 (0.99%) JMS
9 2 (0.99%) CSS
9 2 (0.99%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 21 (10.40%) Enterprise Software
2 18 (8.91%) Embedded Systems
3 17 (8.42%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (6.93%) PKI
5 13 (6.44%) CESG
6 12 (5.94%) Device Driver
6 12 (5.94%) Mobile App
7 9 (4.46%) Clustering
8 6 (2.97%) Management Information System
8 6 (2.97%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 5 (2.48%) iSeries
9 5 (2.48%) STB
9 5 (2.48%) Data Structures
9 5 (2.48%) AS400
9 5 (2.48%) Blackberry
10 4 (1.98%) VHDL
11 3 (1.49%) Smart Meter
11 3 (1.49%) HP StorageWorks
11 3 (1.49%) Algorithms
11 3 (1.49%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 79 (39.11%) Linux
2 77 (38.12%) Windows
3 34 (16.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 20 (9.90%) AIX
4 20 (9.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (7.43%) UNIX
6 14 (6.93%) SUSE
7 13 (6.44%) Android
8 12 (5.94%) CentOS
8 12 (5.94%) Windows Phone 8
8 12 (5.94%) Windows Phone
8 12 (5.94%) Oracle Linux
8 12 (5.94%) Apple iOS
9 9 (4.46%) HPUX
10 7 (3.47%) Windows 2000
11 6 (2.97%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (2.48%) Embedded Linux
12 5 (2.48%) Windows 7
13 4 (1.98%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (1.49%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (21.78%) ITIL
2 33 (16.34%) Configuration Management
3 26 (12.87%) Change Management
4 24 (11.88%) Service Management
4 24 (11.88%) Software Engineering
5 14 (6.93%) Load Balancing
6 13 (6.44%) Performance Tuning
6 13 (6.44%) Mobile Device Management
6 13 (6.44%) Disaster Recovery
7 12 (5.94%) Line Management
8 11 (5.45%) Root Cause Analysis
8 11 (5.45%) Kalman Filter
8 11 (5.45%) UML
9 10 (4.95%) V-Model
9 10 (4.95%) Use Case
9 10 (4.95%) Requirements Management
10 9 (4.46%) Continuous Improvement
10 9 (4.46%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (3.96%) Validation
12 7 (3.47%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 28 (13.86%) C
2 15 (7.43%) Embedded C
3 14 (6.93%) SQL
4 13 (6.44%) C++
4 13 (6.44%) Python
5 12 (5.94%) Shell Script
6 11 (5.45%) PowerShell
7 10 (4.95%) C#
8 9 (4.46%) JavaScript
8 9 (4.46%) Perl
9 6 (2.97%) PHP
10 5 (2.48%) Ruby
10 5 (2.48%) Bash Shell
10 5 (2.48%) Embedded C++
10 5 (2.48%) Assembly Language
10 5 (2.48%) VB.NET
11 4 (1.98%) Java
12 2 (0.99%) Jython
12 2 (0.99%) Korn
13 1 (0.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 35 (17.33%) Security Cleared
2 26 (12.87%) SC Cleared
3 24 (11.88%) Cisco Certification
4 17 (8.42%) DV Cleared
5 13 (6.44%) CCNA
6 11 (5.45%) CCNP
7 10 (4.95%) MCP
8 9 (4.46%) MCSE
8 9 (4.46%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (2.97%) CCDP
10 4 (1.98%) CCSP
10 4 (1.98%) CCVP
11 3 (1.49%) Degree
12 1 (0.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 1 (0.50%) RHCE
12 1 (0.50%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.45%) SLA
2 9 (4.46%) QA
3 4 (1.98%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.50%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.50%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 22 (10.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (8.42%) vSphere
2 17 (8.42%) Active Directory
3 15 (7.43%) Hyper-V
4 14 (6.93%) VMware ESXi
5 12 (5.94%) FreeRADIUS
6 5 (2.48%) XenApp
6 5 (2.48%) DFS Replication
7 4 (1.98%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (1.98%) XenDesktop
8 3 (1.49%) ISA Server
9 2 (0.99%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.50%) Snort
10 1 (0.50%) Squid
10 1 (0.50%) vCloud
10 1 (0.50%) NFS
Systems Management
1 13 (6.44%) McAfee ePO
2 12 (5.94%) SCCM
3 11 (5.45%) FortiGate
4 8 (3.96%) Backup Exec
5 7 (3.47%) CA Spectrum
6 6 (2.97%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 5 (2.48%) SCVMM
7 5 (2.48%) WSUS
8 3 (1.49%) SCOM
8 3 (1.49%) Puppet
9 2 (0.99%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.99%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 2 (0.99%) CA Wily
9 2 (0.99%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (0.99%) Data Guard
10 1 (0.50%) Red Hat Satellite
10 1 (0.50%) OpenView
10 1 (0.50%) Nagios
Vendors
1 47 (23.27%) VMware
2 45 (22.28%) Cisco
3 28 (13.86%) HP
4 27 (13.37%) IBM
4 27 (13.37%) Microsoft
5 26 (12.87%) Oracle
6 21 (10.40%) Red Hat
7 18 (8.91%) McAfee
8 15 (7.43%) Citrix
9 14 (6.93%) CheckPoint
10 13 (6.44%) F5
11 10 (4.95%) Brocade
12 9 (4.46%) Lumension
12 9 (4.46%) CA
13 8 (3.96%) Sophos
13 8 (3.96%) Splunk
14 6 (2.97%) EMC
14 6 (2.97%) Altiris
14 6 (2.97%) SolarWinds
15 5 (2.48%) Dell
South West
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Market related
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Focus Select Ltd
Rate: From £30 to £45 per hour 3+ month contract - £'s neg DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
Greenford, Middlesex
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: GOOD RATES
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Peopleworks
Rate: Negotiable Market Rate
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Rate: £25 - £30 per hour + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Thames Ditton
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £32 - £37 per annum + competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Rate: £40 - £60 per hour + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago
Guildford
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago