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 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firmware
Rank 499 494 487
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -7
Contract jobs citing Firmware 71 76 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.16% 0.11%
As % of the System Software category 1.43% 1.64% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 23 15
Average daily rate
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£360 £325 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% -21.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £187 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £422 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £310 £413
% change year-on-year
+16.12% -24.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 18 9
Average hourly rate £40.00 £33.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.40% -4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.49 £16.00 £20.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.20 £40.95 £40.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+19.40% -4.28%
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
4973 4623 4006
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 10.07% 9.64% 9.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 2836 2513 1957
Average daily rate £350 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £170 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 594 593 576
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.08 £11.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £33.00 £32.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £15.86 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -3.86%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 26 May 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
South East -4 21 £325 -7.14% 33
London +10 14 £425 +30.76% 10
East of England -1 11 £360 +118.18% 25
South West 0 7 £415 +38.33% 13
North West -23 5 £475 +42.85%
West Midlands -10 3 £310 +12.72% 8
East Midlands -14 2 £325 +8.33% 14
Yorkshire -23 1 - - 7
Midlands - 1 £250 -
Firmware
UK

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 57 (36.08%) Linux
2 43 (27.22%) Windows
3 38 (24.05%) C
4 31 (19.62%) ITIL
5 30 (18.99%) Cisco
6 29 (18.35%) Security Cleared
7 28 (17.72%) TCP/IP
8 27 (17.09%) Firewall
9 24 (15.19%) VMware
9 24 (15.19%) Configuration Management
10 23 (14.56%) Software Engineering
11 22 (13.92%) Cisco Certification
12 20 (12.66%) C++
12 20 (12.66%) LAN
12 20 (12.66%) WAN
12 20 (12.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 19 (12.03%) C#
13 19 (12.03%) Electronics
14 18 (11.39%) Subversion
15 17 (10.76%) VPN
16 16 (10.13%) .NET
16 16 (10.13%) Oracle
16 16 (10.13%) Git (software)
17 15 (9.49%) SC Cleared
17 15 (9.49%) Analytical Skills
17 15 (9.49%) HP
18 14 (8.86%) Agile Software Development
18 14 (8.86%) Embedded C
18 14 (8.86%) CCNA
18 14 (8.86%) Microsoft

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 4 (2.53%) OpenStack
2 3 (1.90%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.27%) Apache
3 2 (1.27%) IIS
3 2 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (1.27%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.63%) Node.js
4 1 (0.63%) JBoss
4 1 (0.63%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.63%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.63%) MQSeries
4 1 (0.63%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.63%) SAS
4 1 (0.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.63%) CMS
Applications
1 9 (5.70%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.27%) MS Project
2 2 (1.27%) MS Office
3 1 (0.63%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 7 (4.43%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.63%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.80%) IaaS
2 3 (1.90%) 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%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 28 (17.72%) TCP/IP
2 27 (17.09%) Firewall
3 20 (12.66%) WAN
3 20 (12.66%) LAN
4 17 (10.76%) VPN
5 13 (8.23%) SSL
5 13 (8.23%) VLAN
6 12 (7.59%) Internet
6 12 (7.59%) DNS
6 12 (7.59%) DHCP
7 11 (6.96%) VoIP
8 10 (6.33%) FTP
9 9 (5.70%) Ethernet
9 9 (5.70%) ISDN
9 9 (5.70%) IP Telephony
10 8 (5.06%) HTTP
10 8 (5.06%) SAN
10 8 (5.06%) Wireless
11 7 (4.43%) Wi-Fi
11 7 (4.43%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (8.86%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.16%) SQLite
3 4 (2.53%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.90%) MySQL
5 2 (1.27%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.27%) DB2
5 2 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.63%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 18 (11.39%) Subversion
2 16 (10.13%) Git (software)
3 8 (5.06%) JIRA
4 7 (4.43%) Visual Studio
5 5 (3.16%) TortoiseSVN
5 5 (3.16%) Bugzilla
6 4 (2.53%) RequisitePro
7 3 (1.90%) Trac
7 3 (1.90%) Redmine
7 3 (1.90%) JUnit
7 3 (1.90%) Selenium
7 3 (1.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.63%) Metasploit
8 1 (0.63%) Ant
8 1 (0.63%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.63%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.63%) ClearQuest
8 1 (0.63%) LabVIEW
8 1 (0.63%) GCC
General
1 19 (12.03%) Electronics
2 9 (5.70%) Finance
3 7 (4.43%) Retail
4 4 (2.53%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.90%) Military
5 3 (1.90%) Automotive
6 2 (1.27%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.27%) Publishing
6 2 (1.27%) Banking
7 1 (0.63%) Games
7 1 (0.63%) Marketing
7 1 (0.63%) Avionics
7 1 (0.63%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 20 (12.66%) Firmware Engineer
2 15 (9.49%) Network Engineer
3 14 (8.86%) Developer
4 11 (6.96%) Administrator
5 10 (6.33%) Design Engineer
5 10 (6.33%) Test Engineer
6 9 (5.70%) Software Engineer
6 9 (5.70%) Systems Engineer
7 8 (5.06%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 7 (4.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (4.43%) Consultant
8 7 (4.43%) Senior Design Engineer
8 7 (4.43%) Linux Engineer
9 6 (3.80%) Systems Administrator
9 6 (3.80%) Senior Systems Engineer
9 6 (3.80%) Software Developer
10 5 (3.16%) Analyst
10 5 (3.16%) Senior Network Engineer
10 5 (3.16%) Network Support
10 5 (3.16%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (10.13%) .NET
2 12 (7.59%) XML
3 11 (6.96%) WCF
4 9 (5.70%) HTML
5 8 (5.06%) WPF
6 6 (3.80%) Web Services
6 6 (3.80%) ADO.NET
6 6 (3.80%) ASP.NET
7 5 (3.16%) CSS
7 5 (3.16%) Struts
7 5 (3.16%) J2EE
7 5 (3.16%) Spring
7 5 (3.16%) Ajax
7 5 (3.16%) .NET Framework
7 5 (3.16%) JSON
7 5 (3.16%) Velocity
7 5 (3.16%) .NET Compact Framework
7 5 (3.16%) jQuery
7 5 (3.16%) Qt
7 5 (3.16%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.49%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (7.59%) Data Centre
2 12 (7.59%) Embedded Systems
2 12 (7.59%) Device Driver
3 7 (4.43%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 7 (4.43%) Clustering
3 7 (4.43%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (3.16%) iPad
4 5 (3.16%) VHDL
5 4 (2.53%) PKI
5 4 (2.53%) Mainframe
5 4 (2.53%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.90%) CESG
6 3 (1.90%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.90%) Statistics
7 2 (1.27%) Verilog
7 2 (1.27%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.27%) Replication
7 2 (1.27%) CLARiiON
7 2 (1.27%) EMC Centera
Operating Systems
1 57 (36.08%) Linux
2 43 (27.22%) Windows
3 20 (12.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 14 (8.86%) UNIX
5 12 (7.59%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (6.96%) CentOS
7 8 (5.06%) Embedded Linux
7 8 (5.06%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (4.43%) Solaris
9 5 (3.16%) Windows 2000 Server
9 5 (3.16%) Windows 2000
9 5 (3.16%) Windows CE
10 4 (2.53%) Windows NT
11 3 (1.90%) Android
11 3 (1.90%) Apple iOS
12 2 (1.27%) Windows Phone 8
12 2 (1.27%) Windows Phone
12 2 (1.27%) Ubuntu
12 2 (1.27%) AIX
12 2 (1.27%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (19.62%) ITIL
2 24 (15.19%) Configuration Management
3 23 (14.56%) Software Engineering
4 14 (8.86%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (7.59%) Change Management
6 11 (6.96%) Release Management
7 10 (6.33%) Use Case
7 10 (6.33%) DevOps
7 10 (6.33%) Kalman Filter
8 9 (5.70%) Patch Management
8 9 (5.70%) Performance Tuning
8 9 (5.70%) Root Cause Analysis
8 9 (5.70%) Project Management
8 9 (5.70%) UML
8 9 (5.70%) E-Commerce
8 9 (5.70%) Validation
9 8 (5.06%) Disaster Recovery
9 8 (5.06%) Open Source
10 7 (4.43%) Network Management
10 7 (4.43%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 38 (24.05%) C
2 20 (12.66%) C++
3 19 (12.03%) C#
4 14 (8.86%) Embedded C
5 13 (8.23%) Python
6 10 (6.33%) Java
7 9 (5.70%) JavaScript
7 9 (5.70%) Shell Script
8 8 (5.06%) Perl
9 7 (4.43%) PowerShell
9 7 (4.43%) Bash Shell
10 6 (3.80%) SQL
11 4 (2.53%) Ruby
11 4 (2.53%) Embedded C++
11 4 (2.53%) Assembly Language
12 3 (1.90%) VB.NET
12 3 (1.90%) PHP
13 2 (1.27%) MATLAB
14 1 (0.63%) Korn
14 1 (0.63%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 29 (18.35%) Security Cleared
2 22 (13.92%) Cisco Certification
3 15 (9.49%) SC Cleared
4 14 (8.86%) CCNA
5 13 (8.23%) DV Cleared
6 10 (6.33%) Degree
7 9 (5.70%) CCNP
8 7 (4.43%) CCDP
9 5 (3.16%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (3.16%) CCVP
10 4 (2.53%) MCP
11 3 (1.90%) MCTS
11 3 (1.90%) MCITP
12 2 (1.27%) MCSE
13 1 (0.63%) CCSP
13 1 (0.63%) RHCE
13 1 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.23%) SLA
2 2 (1.27%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.63%) QA
System Software
1 12 (7.59%) Active Directory
2 11 (6.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (5.70%) vSphere
4 8 (5.06%) Hyper-V
5 5 (3.16%) Gluster
5 5 (3.16%) GPFS
5 5 (3.16%) Ceph
6 3 (1.90%) KVM
6 3 (1.90%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 3 (1.90%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 3 (1.90%) VMware ESX
7 2 (1.27%) NFS
7 2 (1.27%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.63%) FreeRADIUS
8 1 (0.63%) iptables
8 1 (0.63%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.63%) Samba
8 1 (0.63%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.63%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (6.33%) FortiGate
2 9 (5.70%) SCCM
3 7 (4.43%) NetBackup
4 5 (3.16%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 4 (2.53%) Puppet
6 3 (1.90%) CFEngine
6 3 (1.90%) yum
6 3 (1.90%) Cobbler
6 3 (1.90%) Tivoli
6 3 (1.90%) Backup Exec
6 3 (1.90%) SCOM
7 2 (1.27%) Nagios
7 2 (1.27%) Red Hat Satellite
7 2 (1.27%) HP Data Protector
7 2 (1.27%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.63%) OpenView
8 1 (0.63%) Cacti
8 1 (0.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.63%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.63%) WSUS
Vendors
1 30 (18.99%) Cisco
2 24 (15.19%) VMware
3 16 (10.13%) Oracle
4 15 (9.49%) HP
5 14 (8.86%) Microsoft
6 12 (7.59%) Red Hat
7 11 (6.96%) IBM
8 8 (5.06%) Symantec
9 6 (3.80%) EMC
9 6 (3.80%) Citrix
10 5 (3.16%) NetApp
10 5 (3.16%) SAP
10 5 (3.16%) ATG
10 5 (3.16%) Endeca
10 5 (3.16%) Brocade
10 5 (3.16%) Assembla
11 3 (1.90%) Veritas
11 3 (1.90%) SolarWinds
11 3 (1.90%) Infoblox
11 3 (1.90%) F5
Bradford
Real Staffing
Rate: £30 - £31 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £25 - £35 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £445.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
CPS Group
Rate: £20k - 25k per year + Excellent benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Derby
Real Staffing
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour
Posted: 11 days ago
Slough
Computer Futures
Rate: £40 - £45 per annum + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago