The table below looks at the statistics for Firmware skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firmware over the 3 months to 7 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firmware
Rank 485 503 512
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +9
Contract jobs citing Firmware 110 116 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.24% 0.23% 0.22%
As % of the System Software category 1.88% 2.30% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 53 61
Median daily rate £320 £398 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.49% +13.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £242 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £459 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 30 12
Median hourly rate £42.25 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.62% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.20 £27.35 £14.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.55 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £39.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.59% +5.33%
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
5861 5042 5352
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.71% 9.93% 10.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 3665 2951 2946
Median daily rate £400 £388 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +7.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £348 £348
% change year-on-year
+0.71% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 426 597 681
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.46 £41.30 £34.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.61
% change year-on-year
- -3.67%

Firmware
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing Firmware as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 7 December 2016.

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 7 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firmware within the England region over the 3 months to 7 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +60 54 £318 -2.30% 14
London -19 17 £350 -17.64% 6
North East -23 12 £325 -
South West +5 9 £410 - 3
East of England +4 7 £300 -20.00% 18
Yorkshire +10 4 - - 3
West Midlands -16 4 £260 -13.33% 1
North West +4 2 £388 +1.63% 8
East Midlands -7 1 - - 2
Firmware
UK

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 7 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Firmware also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Firmware.

1 56 (23.93%) Windows
2 54 (23.08%) TCP/IP
3 53 (22.65%) Security Cleared
4 44 (18.80%) Cisco
5 41 (17.52%) SC Cleared
6 37 (15.81%) HP
7 35 (14.96%) Microsoft
8 32 (13.68%) SNMP
8 32 (13.68%) Linux
8 32 (13.68%) C
9 31 (13.25%) DNS
9 31 (13.25%) SAN
10 29 (12.39%) SSL
10 29 (12.39%) DHCP
10 29 (12.39%) Electronics
11 28 (11.97%) Firewall
11 28 (11.97%) Change Management
11 28 (11.97%) SCCM
12 26 (11.11%) Data Centre
12 26 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
13 25 (10.68%) WAN
13 25 (10.68%) Windows Server 2012
13 25 (10.68%) Windows Server 2008
14 24 (10.26%) LAN
14 24 (10.26%) C++
14 24 (10.26%) Windows Server
15 23 (9.83%) Unix
15 23 (9.83%) Disaster Recovery
15 23 (9.83%) Wireless
15 23 (9.83%) VMware

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (5.13%) IIS
2 9 (3.85%) SharePoint
3 7 (2.99%) OpenStack
4 3 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (1.28%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.85%) IBM Domino
6 1 (0.43%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.43%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 15 (6.41%) MS Excel
2 9 (3.85%) MS Office
3 7 (2.99%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (1.28%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.43%) SOLIDWORKS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.43%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.43%) IaaS
1 1 (0.43%) SaaS
1 1 (0.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 54 (23.08%) TCP/IP
2 32 (13.68%) SNMP
3 31 (13.25%) DNS
3 31 (13.25%) SAN
4 29 (12.39%) DHCP
4 29 (12.39%) SSL
5 28 (11.97%) Firewall
6 25 (10.68%) WAN
7 24 (10.26%) LAN
8 23 (9.83%) Wireless
9 19 (8.12%) Internet
10 12 (5.13%) HTTP
11 11 (4.70%) VPN
11 11 (4.70%) ZigBee
12 10 (4.27%) Ethernet
12 10 (4.27%) WLAN
13 9 (3.85%) BGP
13 9 (3.85%) Bluetooth
13 9 (3.85%) Extranet
13 9 (3.85%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (5.98%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.99%) SAP HANA
3 5 (2.14%) DB2
3 5 (2.14%) MySQL
4 3 (1.28%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 8 (3.42%) Rational DOORS
2 4 (1.71%) Subversion
3 3 (1.28%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.28%) LabVIEW
4 2 (0.85%) PVCS
4 2 (0.85%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.43%) Gerrit
5 1 (0.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 29 (12.39%) Electronics
2 17 (7.26%) Finance
3 16 (6.84%) Manufacturing
4 11 (4.70%) Banking
4 11 (4.70%) Telecoms
5 8 (3.42%) Military
6 5 (2.14%) Retail
7 3 (1.28%) Automotive
7 3 (1.28%) Law
8 2 (0.85%) Legal
9 1 (0.43%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.43%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.43%) Games
9 1 (0.43%) German Language
Job Titles
1 19 (8.12%) Firmware Engineer
2 18 (7.69%) Administrator
3 16 (6.84%) Network Engineer
4 13 (5.56%) Analyst
4 13 (5.56%) Wintel Engineer
5 12 (5.13%) Build Engineer
6 11 (4.70%) Server Engineer
6 11 (4.70%) Systems Engineer
7 10 (4.27%) Embedded Engineer
7 10 (4.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 9 (3.85%) Electronics Engineer
9 8 (3.42%) Design Engineer
9 8 (3.42%) FPGA Engineer
9 8 (3.42%) Hardware Engineer
9 8 (3.42%) Software Engineer
9 8 (3.42%) Systems Administrator
10 7 (2.99%) Designer
10 7 (2.99%) Linux Engineer
10 7 (2.99%) Operations Engineer
11 6 (2.56%) Backup Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.56%) 802.1X
2 3 (1.28%) .NET
2 3 (1.28%) Middleware
2 3 (1.28%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (0.85%) .NET Framework
3 2 (0.85%) HTML
4 1 (0.43%) Flash
4 1 (0.43%) JSON
4 1 (0.43%) Web Services
4 1 (0.43%) XML
4 1 (0.43%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 26 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 21 (8.97%) Clustering
2 21 (8.97%) Enterprise Software
3 20 (8.55%) Device Driver
3 20 (8.55%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 14 (5.98%) Smart Meter
5 13 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (5.13%) Management Information System
7 8 (3.42%) ASIC
7 8 (3.42%) VHDL
8 7 (2.99%) CMDB
9 6 (2.56%) CESG
10 5 (2.14%) Computer Science
11 4 (1.71%) Chip and PIN
11 4 (1.71%) NHS
12 3 (1.28%) Driving Licence
12 3 (1.28%) Verilog
13 2 (0.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 2 (0.85%) Internet of Things
13 2 (0.85%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 56 (23.93%) Windows
2 32 (13.68%) Linux
3 26 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
4 25 (10.68%) Windows Server 2008
4 25 (10.68%) Windows Server 2012
5 24 (10.26%) Windows Server
6 23 (9.83%) Unix
7 16 (6.84%) Windows 7
8 12 (5.13%) Solaris
9 9 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (1.71%) Windows 10
10 4 (1.71%) Windows XP
11 3 (1.28%) AIX
11 3 (1.28%) Android
12 2 (0.85%) Data ONTAP
12 2 (0.85%) VxWorks
12 2 (0.85%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.43%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (11.97%) Change Management
2 23 (9.83%) Disaster Recovery
2 23 (9.83%) Problem Management
2 23 (9.83%) Root Cause Analysis
3 22 (9.40%) ITIL
4 19 (8.12%) Software Delivery
5 17 (7.26%) Server Building
5 17 (7.26%) Validation
6 16 (6.84%) Service Delivery
6 16 (6.84%) Software Engineering
7 14 (5.98%) Configuration Management
8 13 (5.56%) Incident Management
9 12 (5.13%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (5.13%) Infrastructure Management
10 10 (4.27%) Feasibility Study
10 10 (4.27%) Mentoring
10 10 (4.27%) Project Management
10 10 (4.27%) Requirements Management
11 8 (3.42%) Performance Management
11 8 (3.42%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 32 (13.68%) C
2 24 (10.26%) C++
3 18 (7.69%) SQL
4 17 (7.26%) Embedded C
4 17 (7.26%) PowerShell
5 14 (5.98%) Python
6 11 (4.70%) Embedded C++
7 10 (4.27%) VBScript
8 8 (3.42%) Perl
9 7 (2.99%) Shell Script
10 6 (2.56%) C#
10 6 (2.56%) VB
11 3 (1.28%) PHP
12 1 (0.43%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.43%) Java
12 1 (0.43%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 53 (22.65%) Security Cleared
2 41 (17.52%) SC Cleared
3 18 (7.69%) Degree
4 17 (7.26%) Microsoft Certification
5 16 (6.84%) Cisco Certification
6 15 (6.41%) CCNA
7 14 (5.98%) MCSE
8 13 (5.56%) MCP
9 12 (5.13%) AAT
10 7 (2.99%) BPSS Clearance
11 5 (2.14%) CCA
11 5 (2.14%) Citrix Certification
12 4 (1.71%) CCNP
12 4 (1.71%) DV Cleared
13 3 (1.28%) BICSI Certification
13 3 (1.28%) JNCIA
13 3 (1.28%) JNCIS
13 3 (1.28%) LPIC
13 3 (1.28%) MCTS
13 3 (1.28%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (8.55%) SLA
2 5 (2.14%) QA
3 2 (0.85%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.85%) DO-254
4 1 (0.43%) COBIT
4 1 (0.43%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.43%) JTAG
System Software
1 19 (8.12%) Active Directory
2 10 (4.27%) vSphere
3 9 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (2.56%) VMware ESX
5 5 (2.14%) BIND 9
5 5 (2.14%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (2.14%) XenApp
6 4 (1.71%) NFS
6 4 (1.71%) Terminal Services
7 3 (1.28%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.85%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.43%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.43%) KVM
9 1 (0.43%) Oracle Clusterware
9 1 (0.43%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.43%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 28 (11.97%) SCCM
2 20 (8.55%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 7 (2.99%) Backup Exec
3 7 (2.99%) EMC NetWorker
4 6 (2.56%) MOM
4 6 (2.56%) Nagios
4 6 (2.56%) SCOM
4 6 (2.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 5 (2.14%) Cacti
5 5 (2.14%) EdgeSight
5 5 (2.14%) HP SiteScope
5 5 (2.14%) SafeCom
5 5 (2.14%) Tivoli
6 4 (1.71%) CA Spectrum
6 4 (1.71%) Microsoft Clustering
7 3 (1.28%) Cisco Prime
7 3 (1.28%) Failover Clustering
7 3 (1.28%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.85%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (0.85%) vMotion
Vendors
1 44 (18.80%) Cisco
2 37 (15.81%) HP
3 35 (14.96%) Microsoft
4 23 (9.83%) VMware
5 17 (7.26%) EMC
6 14 (5.98%) IBM
7 13 (5.56%) Dell
7 13 (5.56%) Oracle
8 12 (5.13%) F5
9 11 (4.70%) CA
10 8 (3.42%) Citrix
10 8 (3.42%) Juniper
10 8 (3.42%) Red Hat
10 8 (3.42%) Xilinx
11 7 (2.99%) 3PAR
11 7 (2.99%) CheckPoint
11 7 (2.99%) NetApp
11 7 (2.99%) SAP
11 7 (2.99%) Symantec
11 7 (2.99%) Veritas
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge
OHO Group Ltd.
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
London
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Rate: £350 - £390 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
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Rate: £11.00 - £12.00 per hour
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