The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Firmware 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the England region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firmware
Rank 479 492 470
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -22
Contract jobs citing Firmware 74 57 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.12% 0.19%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.58% 0.46% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 23 33
Average daily rate
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£320 £363 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.72% +15.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £213 £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £470 £479
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £314
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +11.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 23
Average hourly rate £32.75 £37.50 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.66% -9.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.28 £32.50 £21.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -9.63%
Miscellaneous Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
12736 12422 13335
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 25.80% 26.65% 25.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 7776 7663 7811
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 529 543 720
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £20.50 £25.73
% change year-on-year
- -20.32%
Firmware
UK

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 Miscellaneous 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 1 August 2014.

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 1 August 2014.

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 1 August 2014. 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 +3 20 £358 -19.43% 19
London +4 19 £316 -20.93% 7
East of England -14 15 £165 -42.10% 16
North West -2 7 £325 - 1
West Midlands - 5 £275 - 6
Yorkshire -5 4 £275 -16.98%
South West - 4 £300 - 8
East Midlands - - - - 4
North East - - - - 4
Firmware
UK

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 47 (31.13%) Windows
2 32 (21.19%) Linux
3 28 (18.54%) Wireless
4 27 (17.88%) C
5 23 (15.23%) Cisco
6 22 (14.57%) SAN
6 22 (14.57%) DHCP
6 22 (14.57%) VMware
7 21 (13.91%) Firewall
7 21 (13.91%) Software Engineering
7 21 (13.91%) HP
8 19 (12.58%) DNS
8 19 (12.58%) Degree
8 19 (12.58%) Security Cleared
9 17 (11.26%) Microsoft
10 16 (10.60%) Electronics
11 15 (9.93%) Disaster Recovery
11 15 (9.93%) LAN
11 15 (9.93%) Windows Server 2008
11 15 (9.93%) SCCM
12 14 (9.27%) NAS
12 14 (9.27%) Oracle
12 14 (9.27%) UNIX
12 14 (9.27%) Active Directory
12 14 (9.27%) Telecoms
13 13 (8.61%) Internet
13 13 (8.61%) JavaScript
13 13 (8.61%) SQL
13 13 (8.61%) Use Case
14 12 (7.95%) VMware Infrastructure

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 4 (2.65%) Apache
3 3 (1.99%) Tomcat
3 3 (1.99%) WebLogic
3 3 (1.99%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (1.32%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.66%) IIS
5 1 (0.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 3 (1.99%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.32%) Simulink
3 1 (0.66%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.99%) SAP IS-U
2 2 (1.32%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.32%) SaaS
2 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.66%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.66%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 28 (18.54%) Wireless
2 22 (14.57%) SAN
2 22 (14.57%) DHCP
3 21 (13.91%) Firewall
4 19 (12.58%) DNS
5 15 (9.93%) LAN
6 14 (9.27%) NAS
7 13 (8.61%) Internet
8 12 (7.95%) WAN
9 11 (7.28%) TCP/IP
9 11 (7.28%) ZigBee
10 10 (6.62%) VLAN
10 10 (6.62%) FTP
10 10 (6.62%) HTTP
10 10 (6.62%) Broadband
11 9 (5.96%) Telnet
11 9 (5.96%) Intranet
11 9 (5.96%) DMZ
11 9 (5.96%) BGP
12 8 (5.30%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.97%) Relational Database
1 6 (3.97%) RDBMS
1 6 (3.97%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.65%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.99%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (1.32%) MS Access
5 1 (0.66%) DTS
5 1 (0.66%) DB2
5 1 (0.66%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.66%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 10 (6.62%) Selenium
2 8 (5.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 8 (5.30%) JIRA
2 8 (5.30%) JUnit
3 7 (4.64%) Bugzilla
4 6 (3.97%) Redmine
4 6 (3.97%) Trac
5 4 (2.65%) RequisitePro
6 3 (1.99%) LabVIEW
6 3 (1.99%) ClearCase
6 3 (1.99%) Toad
6 3 (1.99%) Valgrind
7 2 (1.32%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (0.66%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.66%) WebLogic Workshop
8 1 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 16 (10.60%) Electronics
2 14 (9.27%) Telecoms
3 8 (5.30%) Finance
4 7 (4.64%) Manufacturing
5 5 (3.31%) Military
6 2 (1.32%) Mandarin Language
6 2 (1.32%) Cantonese Language
6 2 (1.32%) Retail
6 2 (1.32%) Publishing
6 2 (1.32%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.32%) Automotive
7 1 (0.66%) Law
7 1 (0.66%) Legal
7 1 (0.66%) Back Office
7 1 (0.66%) Banking
7 1 (0.66%) Local Government
7 1 (0.66%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (12.58%) Software Engineer
2 13 (8.61%) Analyst
2 13 (8.61%) Network Engineer
3 10 (6.62%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 9 (5.96%) Test Engineer
4 9 (5.96%) Administrator
4 9 (5.96%) Build Engineer
5 6 (3.97%) Design Engineer
5 6 (3.97%) Developer
6 5 (3.31%) Tester
6 5 (3.31%) Consultant
6 5 (3.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (3.31%) Deployment Engineer
6 5 (3.31%) Firmware Engineer
6 5 (3.31%) DevOps Engineer
7 4 (2.65%) C Software Engineer
7 4 (2.65%) Storage Engineer
7 4 (2.65%) SAN Engineer
7 4 (2.65%) Oracle DBA
7 4 (2.65%) C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (7.95%) Middleware
2 11 (7.28%) .NET
3 6 (3.97%) XML
4 5 (3.31%) Spring
4 5 (3.31%) CSS
4 5 (3.31%) Struts
4 5 (3.31%) J2EE
4 5 (3.31%) Application Packaging
4 5 (3.31%) Velocity
4 5 (3.31%) jQuery
4 5 (3.31%) Ajax
5 4 (2.65%) DCOM
6 3 (1.99%) Regular Expression
7 1 (0.66%) Web Services
7 1 (0.66%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.62%) Smart Meter
2 9 (5.96%) Device Driver
2 9 (5.96%) Embedded Systems
3 7 (4.64%) VHDL
3 7 (4.64%) Clustering
3 7 (4.64%) Computer Science
4 5 (3.31%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 5 (3.31%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (2.65%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (2.65%) Statistics
5 4 (2.65%) STB
5 4 (2.65%) Replication
6 2 (1.32%) Symmetrix DMX
6 2 (1.32%) iPad
6 2 (1.32%) Celerra
6 2 (1.32%) PKI
6 2 (1.32%) ASIC
6 2 (1.32%) Cryptography
6 2 (1.32%) Handset
6 2 (1.32%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 47 (31.13%) Windows
2 32 (21.19%) Linux
3 15 (9.93%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (9.27%) UNIX
5 8 (5.30%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (4.64%) Embedded Linux
6 7 (4.64%) Windows 7
7 6 (3.97%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (3.31%) Windows XP
8 5 (3.31%) Windows 2000
9 4 (2.65%) Android
10 3 (1.99%) VxWorks
10 3 (1.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (1.32%) Windows CE
12 1 (0.66%) SUSE
12 1 (0.66%) AIX
12 1 (0.66%) HPUX
12 1 (0.66%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.66%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.66%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (13.91%) Software Engineering
2 15 (9.93%) Disaster Recovery
3 13 (8.61%) Use Case
4 12 (7.95%) Capacity Planning
5 10 (6.62%) ITIL
5 10 (6.62%) Project Management
6 9 (5.96%) Performance Tuning
7 8 (5.30%) Validation
7 8 (5.30%) Change Management
8 7 (4.64%) Migration
8 7 (4.64%) Configuration Management
8 7 (4.64%) Requirements Management
8 7 (4.64%) V-Model
8 7 (4.64%) Software Distribution
8 7 (4.64%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (3.97%) Root Cause Analysis
9 6 (3.97%) Test Scripting
9 6 (3.97%) Incident Management
9 6 (3.97%) Problem Management
9 6 (3.97%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 27 (17.88%) C
2 13 (8.61%) JavaScript
2 13 (8.61%) SQL
3 12 (7.95%) PowerShell
3 12 (7.95%) Embedded C
4 11 (7.28%) Perl
4 11 (7.28%) C++
5 10 (6.62%) Assembly Language
6 8 (5.30%) Bash Shell
6 8 (5.30%) Ruby
6 8 (5.30%) PHP
6 8 (5.30%) VB.NET
7 7 (4.64%) Java
7 7 (4.64%) C#
8 5 (3.31%) Python
9 4 (2.65%) Embedded C++
9 4 (2.65%) MATLAB
10 3 (1.99%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.32%) VBA
Qualifications
1 19 (12.58%) Degree
1 19 (12.58%) Security Cleared
2 10 (6.62%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (5.96%) SC Cleared
4 8 (5.30%) CCNP
5 7 (4.64%) DV Cleared
6 4 (2.65%) CCNA
7 2 (1.32%) JNCIA
7 2 (1.32%) JNCIP
7 2 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.66%) PhD
8 1 (0.66%) MCSE
8 1 (0.66%) OCA
8 1 (0.66%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.66%) PMP
8 1 (0.66%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.66%) MCTS
8 1 (0.66%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.96%) SLA
2 5 (3.31%) QA
3 4 (2.65%) DO-254
4 1 (0.66%) ISO 8583
4 1 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 14443
System Software
1 14 (9.27%) Active Directory
2 12 (7.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (4.64%) vSphere
4 6 (3.97%) VMware ESX
5 5 (3.31%) Oracle RMAN
6 4 (2.65%) XenServer
6 4 (2.65%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (1.99%) Hyper-V
7 3 (1.99%) RHEV
7 3 (1.99%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (1.32%) SRDF
8 2 (1.32%) NFS
9 1 (0.66%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.66%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.66%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (0.66%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 15 (9.93%) SCCM
2 5 (3.31%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 5 (3.31%) Data Guard
3 4 (2.65%) SCDPM
3 4 (2.65%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (2.65%) BladeLogic
3 4 (2.65%) WMI
4 2 (1.32%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (1.32%) WSUS
4 2 (1.32%) NetBackup
4 2 (1.32%) EMC TimeFinder
4 2 (1.32%) EMC Navisphere
5 1 (0.66%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.66%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.66%) SCOM
5 1 (0.66%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.66%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.66%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 23 (15.23%) Cisco
2 22 (14.57%) VMware
3 21 (13.91%) HP
4 17 (11.26%) Microsoft
5 14 (9.27%) Oracle
6 11 (7.28%) IBM
6 11 (7.28%) EMC
7 8 (5.30%) Juniper
8 6 (3.97%) NetApp
8 6 (3.97%) SAP
9 5 (3.31%) ATG
9 5 (3.31%) Endeca
10 4 (2.65%) F5
10 4 (2.65%) Veeam
10 4 (2.65%) Brocade
10 4 (2.65%) Citrix
10 4 (2.65%) Blue Coat
11 3 (1.99%) QNX
11 3 (1.99%) Sybase
11 3 (1.99%) Red Hat
Hook, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £379.12 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bedfordshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £45 - £55 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Optimus Search Ltd
Rate: Up to £50 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Brentwood, Essex
Experis Ltd
Rate: £325.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £3640 per hour + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Brentwood, Essex
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Anantha
Rate: £0 - £200 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 250-350 Per Day ASAP
Posted: 8 days ago
Thames Ditton
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
West Midlands
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
City of London
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 24 days ago