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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firmware
Rank 493 478 457
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -21
Contract jobs citing Firmware 97 85 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.18% 0.18% 0.18%
As % of the System Software category 1.85% 1.78% 2.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 47 34
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £374
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £164 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £460 £486
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £270 £363
% change year-on-year
+28.70% -25.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 15 12
Average hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.56 £25.25 £28.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £42.10 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -6.25%
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
5235 4771 4418
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.82% 9.96% 8.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 2926 2485 2166
Average daily rate £360 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 663 615 593
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.47 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.18% -0.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £31.56 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £15.88
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -2.36%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 24 October 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 -20 27 £343 +24.54% 32
London -22 21 £425 +6.25% 12
North West +5 14 £363 - 4
Yorkshire +2 9 £378 +109.72% 2
East of England -12 9 £338 +101.49% 18
South West -30 9 £438 +49.65% 15
East Midlands - 4 £400 -
West Midlands -15 3 £363 - 2
North East - - - - 1
Firmware
UK

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 60 (35.29%) Linux
2 55 (32.35%) Windows
3 31 (18.24%) SAN
3 31 (18.24%) Security Cleared
4 30 (17.65%) HP
5 29 (17.06%) VMware
6 28 (16.47%) C
7 27 (15.88%) Cisco
8 25 (14.71%) IBM
8 25 (14.71%) Oracle
9 24 (14.12%) Firewall
10 23 (13.53%) Software Engineering
11 22 (12.94%) Wireless
12 20 (11.76%) Change Management
13 19 (11.18%) ITIL
13 19 (11.18%) Microsoft
13 19 (11.18%) DNS
13 19 (11.18%) VMware Infrastructure
13 19 (11.18%) SC Cleared
14 18 (10.59%) UNIX
15 17 (10.00%) SQL
16 16 (9.41%) Perl
16 16 (9.41%) C++
16 16 (9.41%) AIX
16 16 (9.41%) Embedded C
17 15 (8.82%) NAS
17 15 (8.82%) Use Case
18 14 (8.24%) SCCM
18 14 (8.24%) DV Cleared
18 14 (8.24%) Embedded Systems

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 14 (8.24%) Apache
2 10 (5.88%) IIS
3 9 (5.29%) Tomcat
3 9 (5.29%) MS Exchange
4 6 (3.53%) Exchange Server 2003
4 6 (3.53%) WebSphere
5 4 (2.35%) CMS
5 4 (2.35%) IBM HTTP Server
5 4 (2.35%) WebSphere Application Server
5 4 (2.35%) WebLogic
6 3 (1.76%) JBoss
7 2 (1.18%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 2 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.59%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 8 (4.71%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.94%) MS Office
3 2 (1.18%) Simulink
4 1 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.18%) SAP MM
1 2 (1.18%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.18%) SaaS
2 1 (0.59%) PaaS
2 1 (0.59%) IaaS
2 1 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 31 (18.24%) SAN
2 24 (14.12%) Firewall
3 22 (12.94%) Wireless
4 19 (11.18%) DNS
5 15 (8.82%) NAS
6 14 (8.24%) DHCP
7 13 (7.65%) Ethernet
7 13 (7.65%) HTTP
7 13 (7.65%) TCP/IP
8 12 (7.06%) VLAN
9 11 (6.47%) Internet
9 11 (6.47%) BGP
9 11 (6.47%) FTP
9 11 (6.47%) Cisco ASA
9 11 (6.47%) Cisco Nexus
10 10 (5.88%) Network Security
10 10 (5.88%) VPN
10 10 (5.88%) Broadband
11 9 (5.29%) LAN
11 9 (5.29%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (7.65%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.29%) DB2
3 7 (4.12%) RDBMS
3 7 (4.12%) Relational Database
4 6 (3.53%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.76%) Oracle Database 12c
5 3 (1.76%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.18%) InterSystems Cache
6 2 (1.18%) MS Access
6 2 (1.18%) Oracle Exadata
7 1 (0.59%) Big Data
7 1 (0.59%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.59%) KDB
7 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (5.88%) Selenium
2 9 (5.29%) JIRA
3 7 (4.12%) Bugzilla
4 6 (3.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 6 (3.53%) JUnit
5 5 (2.94%) Redmine
5 5 (2.94%) Trac
6 4 (2.35%) RequisitePro
6 4 (2.35%) MSI
7 3 (1.76%) ClearCase
7 3 (1.76%) Valgrind
8 2 (1.18%) Toad
8 2 (1.18%) Introscope
9 1 (0.59%) LabVIEW
9 1 (0.59%) WebLogic Workshop
9 1 (0.59%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (0.59%) Rational DOORS
9 1 (0.59%) Subversion
General
1 14 (8.24%) Finance
2 10 (5.88%) Electronics
2 10 (5.88%) Telecoms
2 10 (5.88%) Manufacturing
3 8 (4.71%) Retail
4 5 (2.94%) Mandarin Language
4 5 (2.94%) Cantonese Language
5 4 (2.35%) Military
5 4 (2.35%) Automotive
6 3 (1.76%) Aerospace
7 2 (1.18%) Law
7 2 (1.18%) Publishing
7 2 (1.18%) Banking
8 1 (0.59%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.59%) Marketing
8 1 (0.59%) Front Office
8 1 (0.59%) Legal
Job Titles
1 19 (11.18%) Analyst
2 18 (10.59%) Administrator
3 13 (7.65%) Software Engineer
3 13 (7.65%) Network Engineer
4 10 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
4 10 (5.88%) Firmware Engineer
5 9 (5.29%) Developer
5 9 (5.29%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 8 (4.71%) Linux Administrator
6 8 (4.71%) Consultant
6 8 (4.71%) Systems Administrator
6 8 (4.71%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 8 (4.71%) Build Engineer
7 7 (4.12%) Test Engineer
8 6 (3.53%) Support Analyst
8 6 (3.53%) Design Engineer
8 6 (3.53%) Tester
8 6 (3.53%) Desktop Support
9 5 (2.94%) DBA
9 5 (2.94%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.47%) .NET
1 11 (6.47%) Regular Expression
2 9 (5.29%) Middleware
3 8 (4.71%) Application Packaging
4 4 (2.35%) DCOM
5 2 (1.18%) J2EE
5 2 (1.18%) Flash
5 2 (1.18%) JMS
5 2 (1.18%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (0.59%) XMPP
6 1 (0.59%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.59%) COM
6 1 (0.59%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.24%) Embedded Systems
2 12 (7.06%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (6.47%) Enterprise Software
4 10 (5.88%) Device Driver
5 8 (4.71%) Smart Meter
6 7 (4.12%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 6 (3.53%) VHDL
8 5 (2.94%) Replication
8 5 (2.94%) Management Information System
8 5 (2.94%) STB
8 5 (2.94%) Algorithms
9 4 (2.35%) Data Structures
9 4 (2.35%) Computer Science
9 4 (2.35%) Clustering
9 4 (2.35%) Blackberry
10 3 (1.76%) AS400
10 3 (1.76%) iSeries
10 3 (1.76%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (1.76%) PKI
10 3 (1.76%) HP StorageWorks
Operating Systems
1 60 (35.29%) Linux
2 55 (32.35%) Windows
3 18 (10.59%) UNIX
4 16 (9.41%) AIX
5 13 (7.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (7.06%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (6.47%) SUSE
8 10 (5.88%) HPUX
8 10 (5.88%) Windows 7
9 9 (5.29%) Oracle Linux
10 6 (3.53%) Embedded Linux
11 5 (2.94%) Android
11 5 (2.94%) Windows XP
12 4 (2.35%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (1.76%) VxWorks
14 2 (1.18%) Debian
14 2 (1.18%) Ubuntu
14 2 (1.18%) Solaris
14 2 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
14 2 (1.18%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (13.53%) Software Engineering
2 20 (11.76%) Change Management
3 19 (11.18%) ITIL
4 15 (8.82%) Use Case
5 14 (8.24%) Service Management
6 12 (7.06%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (7.06%) Performance Tuning
7 11 (6.47%) V-Model
7 11 (6.47%) Continuous Improvement
8 10 (5.88%) Software Distribution
9 9 (5.29%) Line Management
9 9 (5.29%) Load Balancing
9 9 (5.29%) Problem Management
9 9 (5.29%) Disaster Recovery
9 9 (5.29%) Validation
10 8 (4.71%) Migration
10 8 (4.71%) UML
10 8 (4.71%) Requirements Management
10 8 (4.71%) Root Cause Analysis
10 8 (4.71%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 28 (16.47%) C
2 17 (10.00%) SQL
3 16 (9.41%) Perl
3 16 (9.41%) C++
3 16 (9.41%) Embedded C
4 13 (7.65%) Shell Script
5 12 (7.06%) PowerShell
6 11 (6.47%) Assembly Language
6 11 (6.47%) JavaScript
7 9 (5.29%) Python
7 9 (5.29%) Ruby
7 9 (5.29%) PHP
7 9 (5.29%) VB.NET
7 9 (5.29%) Bash Shell
8 7 (4.12%) Embedded C++
9 2 (1.18%) Korn
9 2 (1.18%) MATLAB
9 2 (1.18%) Jython
9 2 (1.18%) Java
9 2 (1.18%) C#
Qualifications
1 31 (18.24%) Security Cleared
2 19 (11.18%) SC Cleared
3 14 (8.24%) DV Cleared
4 12 (7.06%) Degree
5 6 (3.53%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (2.94%) MCSE
7 4 (2.35%) MCP
7 4 (2.35%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (2.35%) CCNP
8 2 (1.18%) CCNA
8 2 (1.18%) JNCIA
8 2 (1.18%) JNCIP
8 2 (1.18%) CCSP
9 1 (0.59%) MCSA
9 1 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.59%) RHCE
9 1 (0.59%) PMP
9 1 (0.59%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.59%) MCTS
9 1 (0.59%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.12%) QA
2 3 (1.76%) DO-254
2 3 (1.76%) SLA
3 1 (0.59%) ISO 8583
3 1 (0.59%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.59%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 14443
System Software
1 19 (11.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (7.65%) vSphere
3 10 (5.88%) Active Directory
4 9 (5.29%) FreeRADIUS
5 7 (4.12%) Hyper-V
6 5 (2.94%) XenApp
7 4 (2.35%) Oracle RMAN
7 4 (2.35%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (2.35%) Oracle RAC
7 4 (2.35%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (2.35%) XenDesktop
8 3 (1.76%) RHEV
8 3 (1.76%) NFS
9 2 (1.18%) SRDF
9 2 (1.18%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.59%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.59%) XenServer
10 1 (0.59%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 14 (8.24%) SCCM
2 10 (5.88%) McAfee ePO
3 7 (4.12%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 6 (3.53%) Data Guard
5 5 (2.94%) WSUS
6 4 (2.35%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (2.35%) Backup Exec
6 4 (2.35%) WMI
6 4 (2.35%) CA Spectrum
7 3 (1.76%) Puppet
8 2 (1.18%) CA Wily
8 2 (1.18%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (1.18%) EMC TimeFinder
8 2 (1.18%) EMC Navisphere
8 2 (1.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 2 (1.18%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.59%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.59%) Nagios
9 1 (0.59%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.59%) SCOM
Vendors
1 30 (17.65%) HP
2 29 (17.06%) VMware
3 27 (15.88%) Cisco
4 25 (14.71%) IBM
4 25 (14.71%) Oracle
5 19 (11.18%) Microsoft
6 12 (7.06%) Citrix
7 11 (6.47%) Red Hat
7 11 (6.47%) McAfee
8 10 (5.88%) CheckPoint
8 10 (5.88%) EMC
8 10 (5.88%) Brocade
9 6 (3.53%) CA
9 6 (3.53%) NetApp
10 5 (2.94%) SAP
10 5 (2.94%) Lumension
11 4 (2.35%) Splunk
11 4 (2.35%) Sun
11 4 (2.35%) CommVault
11 4 (2.35%) AppSense
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Posted: 2 days ago
Wiltshire
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Rate: £450.00 - £650.00 per day + Please quote a daily rate
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Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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Rate: £30 - £35 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Greenford, Middlesex
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Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour + competitive
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Rate: £60 - £61 per hour
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Stockport
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Rate: £250 - £350 per day + competitive
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