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 September 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 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firmware
Rank 520 506 493
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -13
Contract jobs citing Firmware 75 79 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.15% 0.16%
As % of the System Software category 1.43% 1.57% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 44 40
Average daily rate
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£358 £338 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.07% -6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £217 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £443 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £338 £293
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 4 15
Average hourly rate £39.50 £25.25 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.43% -32.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £14.19 £27.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £33.90 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.75 £25.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+48.03% -32.00%
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
5237 5018 4809
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.88% 9.81% 9.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 3034 2828 2527
Average daily rate £365 £330 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.60% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 535 614 570
Average hourly rate £16.83 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.02% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.40 £31.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

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 September 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 September 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 September 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 -6 28 £425 +21.42% 10
South East -23 12 £350 - 27
South West +2 11 £220 -32.30% 27
East of England +5 10 £295 +19.19% 33
West Midlands +12 6 £325 -7.14% 11
Yorkshire -27 5 £380 +38.18% 8
North West -38 1 - -
South Coast - 1 - -
North East - 1 £210 -
Firmware
UK

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 41 (27.15%) C
2 34 (22.52%) Linux
3 32 (21.19%) TCP/IP
4 29 (19.21%) Cisco
5 28 (18.54%) Electronics
6 26 (17.22%) Windows
7 25 (16.56%) DNS
7 25 (16.56%) Firewall
8 24 (15.89%) C++
9 19 (12.58%) Software Engineering
10 18 (11.92%) Load Balancing
10 18 (11.92%) Embedded Systems
10 18 (11.92%) Embedded C
11 17 (11.26%) Degree
11 17 (11.26%) Security Cleared
12 16 (10.60%) Microsoft
12 16 (10.60%) ITIL
13 15 (9.93%) Python
13 15 (9.93%) Internet
13 15 (9.93%) Wireless
13 15 (9.93%) Finance
14 14 (9.27%) BIG-IP
14 14 (9.27%) F5
15 13 (8.61%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
15 13 (8.61%) VMware
15 13 (8.61%) DHCP
16 12 (7.95%) Change Management
17 11 (7.28%) Agile Software Development
17 11 (7.28%) Configuration Management
17 11 (7.28%) SC Cleared

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 (3.31%) MS Exchange
2 3 (1.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (1.99%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.32%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.66%) Apache
4 1 (0.66%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.66%) CMS
4 1 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.66%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.66%) WorkSite
4 1 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.66%) Lync
Applications
1 7 (4.64%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.99%) MS Project
2 3 (1.99%) MS Office
3 1 (0.66%) Simulink
3 1 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.32%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.66%) Remedy AR System
2 1 (0.66%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.32%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.32%) IaaS
2 1 (0.66%) Mimecast
2 1 (0.66%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.66%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (21.19%) TCP/IP
2 25 (16.56%) DNS
2 25 (16.56%) Firewall
3 15 (9.93%) Wireless
3 15 (9.93%) Internet
4 14 (9.27%) BIG-IP
5 13 (8.61%) DHCP
6 10 (6.62%) Ethernet
6 10 (6.62%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 10 (6.62%) Wi-Fi
7 9 (5.96%) SAN
8 8 (5.30%) NAS
9 7 (4.64%) WAN
9 7 (4.64%) LAN
10 6 (3.97%) SSL
10 6 (3.97%) VPN
11 5 (3.31%) IPv6
11 5 (3.31%) Broadband
11 5 (3.31%) Wireshark
11 5 (3.31%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.99%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.32%) SQLite
2 2 (1.32%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.66%) MySQL
3 1 (0.66%) Big Data
3 1 (0.66%) DB2
3 1 (0.66%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (6.62%) Subversion
2 8 (5.30%) Git (software)
3 7 (4.64%) JIRA
4 5 (3.31%) Bugzilla
5 4 (2.65%) Visual Studio
6 3 (1.99%) JUnit
6 3 (1.99%) Selenium
6 3 (1.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (1.99%) Rational DOORS
6 3 (1.99%) Redmine
6 3 (1.99%) Trac
7 2 (1.32%) LabVIEW
7 2 (1.32%) TortoiseSVN
8 1 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.66%) GCC
8 1 (0.66%) Metasploit
8 1 (0.66%) Ant
8 1 (0.66%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.66%) Eclipse
General
1 28 (18.54%) Electronics
2 15 (9.93%) Finance
3 7 (4.64%) Automotive
4 4 (2.65%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.65%) Back Office
5 3 (1.99%) Banking
5 3 (1.99%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.99%) Publishing
6 2 (1.32%) Games
7 1 (0.66%) Military
7 1 (0.66%) Legal
7 1 (0.66%) Retail
7 1 (0.66%) Local Government
7 1 (0.66%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 22 (14.57%) Administrator
2 19 (12.58%) Firmware Engineer
3 14 (9.27%) Software Engineer
4 11 (7.28%) Developer
4 11 (7.28%) Design Engineer
5 9 (5.96%) Analyst
6 8 (5.30%) Network Engineer
6 8 (5.30%) Test Engineer
7 7 (4.64%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 6 (3.97%) Systems Administrator
9 5 (3.31%) Consultant
9 5 (3.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (3.31%) Network Administrator
9 5 (3.31%) Solaris Systems Administrator
9 5 (3.31%) Solaris Administrator
9 5 (3.31%) Firmware Developer
10 4 (2.65%) Senior Design Engineer
10 4 (2.65%) Electronics Engineer
10 4 (2.65%) Systems Engineer
10 4 (2.65%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.31%) Web Services
1 5 (3.31%) .NET
1 5 (3.31%) 802.1X
2 3 (1.99%) Middleware
2 3 (1.99%) XML
2 3 (1.99%) XSLT
3 2 (1.32%) Flash
3 2 (1.32%) WSDL
3 2 (1.32%) XSD
3 2 (1.32%) .NET Framework
3 2 (1.32%) Qt
3 2 (1.32%) HTML
3 2 (1.32%) .NET Compact Framework
4 1 (0.66%) REST
4 1 (0.66%) WebRTC
4 1 (0.66%) JSON
4 1 (0.66%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.66%) WCF
4 1 (0.66%) XMPP
4 1 (0.66%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (11.92%) Embedded Systems
2 13 (8.61%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 8 (5.30%) VHDL
4 7 (4.64%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (3.97%) Data Centre
6 5 (3.31%) Smart Meter
7 4 (2.65%) Clustering
7 4 (2.65%) Blackberry
7 4 (2.65%) Management Information System
7 4 (2.65%) Device Driver
8 3 (1.99%) CLARiiON
8 3 (1.99%) EMC Centera
8 3 (1.99%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.99%) DataPower
8 3 (1.99%) Symmetrix DMX
8 3 (1.99%) Algorithms
8 3 (1.99%) Internet of Things
9 2 (1.32%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (1.32%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (1.32%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 34 (22.52%) Linux
2 26 (17.22%) Windows
3 9 (5.96%) UNIX
4 7 (4.64%) Solaris
5 6 (3.97%) Embedded Linux
6 5 (3.31%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (3.31%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (3.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.32%) Data ONTAP
7 2 (1.32%) VxWorks
7 2 (1.32%) ThreadX
7 2 (1.32%) Windows CE
7 2 (1.32%) AIX
7 2 (1.32%) HPUX
7 2 (1.32%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.66%) OpenWrt
8 1 (0.66%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.66%) Tizen
8 1 (0.66%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (12.58%) Software Engineering
2 18 (11.92%) Load Balancing
3 16 (10.60%) ITIL
4 12 (7.95%) Change Management
5 11 (7.28%) Configuration Management
5 11 (7.28%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (5.96%) Validation
6 9 (5.96%) Performance Tuning
7 8 (5.30%) High Availability
7 8 (5.30%) SDLC
8 7 (4.64%) Test Scripting
8 7 (4.64%) Project Management
9 6 (3.97%) Asset Management
9 6 (3.97%) Information Security
9 6 (3.97%) Open Source
9 6 (3.97%) Change Control
9 6 (3.97%) Embedded Software Development
9 6 (3.97%) Patch Management
10 5 (3.31%) Mentoring
10 5 (3.31%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 41 (27.15%) C
2 24 (15.89%) C++
3 18 (11.92%) Embedded C
4 15 (9.93%) Python
5 10 (6.62%) C#
6 9 (5.96%) PowerShell
7 7 (4.64%) Perl
8 6 (3.97%) Assembly Language
8 6 (3.97%) Ruby
9 5 (3.31%) Embedded C++
9 5 (3.31%) SQL
9 5 (3.31%) Bash Shell
10 4 (2.65%) VB
10 4 (2.65%) Java
10 4 (2.65%) JavaScript
10 4 (2.65%) Shell Script
10 4 (2.65%) MATLAB
11 3 (1.99%) VB.NET
11 3 (1.99%) PHP
11 3 (1.99%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 17 (11.26%) Degree
1 17 (11.26%) Security Cleared
2 11 (7.28%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.97%) CCNA
3 6 (3.97%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (3.31%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.99%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 3 (1.99%) CCNP
5 3 (1.99%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.99%) CISSP
5 3 (1.99%) MCTS
5 3 (1.99%) MCITP
6 2 (1.32%) HNC
6 2 (1.32%) HND
7 1 (0.66%) CCSP
7 1 (0.66%) PCI QSA
7 1 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.66%) CISA
7 1 (0.66%) CISM
7 1 (0.66%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.30%) SLA
2 6 (3.97%) QA
3 3 (1.99%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.32%) IEC 61508
4 2 (1.32%) DO-254
4 2 (1.32%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.32%) BS7799
4 2 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.66%) JTAG
System Software
1 9 (5.96%) Active Directory
2 8 (5.30%) Hyper-V
3 7 (4.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (2.65%) Gluster
4 4 (2.65%) GPFS
4 4 (2.65%) Ceph
5 3 (1.99%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 3 (1.99%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 3 (1.99%) vSphere
5 3 (1.99%) ISA Server
5 3 (1.99%) VMware ESX
6 2 (1.32%) KVM
7 1 (0.66%) XenApp
7 1 (0.66%) XenServer
7 1 (0.66%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.66%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.66%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.66%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.66%) Samba
7 1 (0.66%) NFS
Systems Management
1 7 (4.64%) SCCM
1 7 (4.64%) NetBackup
2 5 (3.31%) Oracle ZFS
3 4 (2.65%) Nagios
4 3 (1.99%) Tivoli
4 3 (1.99%) SCOM
5 2 (1.32%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (1.32%) Cobbler
5 2 (1.32%) FortiGate
5 2 (1.32%) yum
5 2 (1.32%) Puppet
5 2 (1.32%) CFEngine
6 1 (0.66%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (0.66%) SnapMirror
6 1 (0.66%) Nmap
6 1 (0.66%) WSUS
6 1 (0.66%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.66%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.66%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.66%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 29 (19.21%) Cisco
2 16 (10.60%) Microsoft
3 14 (9.27%) F5
4 13 (8.61%) VMware
5 9 (5.96%) HP
5 9 (5.96%) Citrix
6 8 (5.30%) SAP
6 8 (5.30%) Brocade
7 7 (4.64%) Xilinx
7 7 (4.64%) Symantec
8 6 (3.97%) CheckPoint
8 6 (3.97%) IBM
8 6 (3.97%) NetApp
9 5 (3.31%) Red Hat
10 4 (2.65%) Veritas
10 4 (2.65%) EMC
10 4 (2.65%) Oracle
10 4 (2.65%) Altera
11 3 (1.99%) Infoblox
11 3 (1.99%) Panasonic
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £30 - 40 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Chelmsford, Essex
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £40 per hour DOE
Posted: Yesterday
Marlow
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £382.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Dorset
LA International
Rate: £40 - £43 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Birmingham
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
South West England
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 14 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Rate: £30 - £31 per hour
Posted: 24 days ago
Torquay
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 27 days ago