The 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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firmware
Rank 502 481 485
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +4
Contract jobs citing Firmware 77 79 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.16% 0.18%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.48% 0.52% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 48 37
Average daily rate
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£340 £361 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +3.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £169 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £275 £348
% change year-on-year
+22.72% -20.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 14 13
Average hourly rate £36.25 £37.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.37 £25.63 £33.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £41.05 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+2.04% -8.12%
Firmware
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Miscellaneous Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
16144 15216 16408
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 30.77% 31.60% 30.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 9925 9574 9667
Average daily rate £413 £420 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.78% +2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 677 603 820
Average hourly rate £18.54 £19.00 £24.99
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.40% -23.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £43.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.65 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+6.58% -32.69%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 23 September 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 -9 23 £343 +24.54% 28
London +1 22 £350 -17.64% 5
North West +12 13 £344 - 10
East of England -24 8 £334 +99.25% 19
Yorkshire 0 6 - - 3
South West -26 3 £325 +11.11% 15
West Midlands - 2 £350 - 1
East Midlands - - - - 2
North East - - - - 1
Firmware
UK

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 54 (34.84%) Linux
2 48 (30.97%) Windows
3 29 (18.71%) C
3 29 (18.71%) SAN
4 28 (18.06%) HP
5 26 (16.77%) Wireless
5 26 (16.77%) VMware
6 25 (16.13%) Software Engineering
7 24 (15.48%) Security Cleared
8 23 (14.84%) Cisco
9 22 (14.19%) Oracle
9 22 (14.19%) Firewall
10 21 (13.55%) IBM
11 19 (12.26%) DNS
11 19 (12.26%) UNIX
12 17 (10.97%) SQL
13 16 (10.32%) Perl
13 16 (10.32%) DHCP
13 16 (10.32%) SCCM
14 15 (9.68%) NAS
14 15 (9.68%) Embedded C
15 14 (9.03%) HTTP
15 14 (9.03%) VMware Infrastructure
15 14 (9.03%) Use Case
15 14 (9.03%) Degree
16 13 (8.39%) PowerShell
16 13 (8.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 13 (8.39%) vSphere
16 13 (8.39%) C++
16 13 (8.39%) Microsoft

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 12 (7.74%) Apache
2 9 (5.81%) Tomcat
3 7 (4.52%) IIS
4 6 (3.87%) WebSphere
5 5 (3.23%) MS Exchange
6 4 (2.58%) WebSphere Application Server
6 4 (2.58%) WebLogic
6 4 (2.58%) CMS
6 4 (2.58%) IBM HTTP Server
7 2 (1.29%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 2 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.65%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 4 (2.58%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.29%) Simulink
2 2 (1.29%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.29%) SAP MM
1 2 (1.29%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.29%) SaaS
2 1 (0.65%) PaaS
2 1 (0.65%) IaaS
2 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 29 (18.71%) SAN
2 26 (16.77%) Wireless
3 22 (14.19%) Firewall
4 19 (12.26%) DNS
5 16 (10.32%) DHCP
6 15 (9.68%) NAS
7 14 (9.03%) HTTP
8 12 (7.74%) TCP/IP
8 12 (7.74%) Internet
8 12 (7.74%) VLAN
9 11 (7.10%) BGP
9 11 (7.10%) Ethernet
9 11 (7.10%) FTP
9 11 (7.10%) LAN
10 10 (6.45%) Broadband
10 10 (6.45%) VPN
10 10 (6.45%) ZigBee
11 9 (5.81%) Telnet
12 8 (5.16%) WAN
12 8 (5.16%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.74%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.52%) DB2
3 6 (3.87%) RDBMS
3 6 (3.87%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.58%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.94%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (1.29%) MS Access
7 1 (0.65%) DTS
7 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.65%) KDB
7 1 (0.65%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 10 (6.45%) JIRA
1 10 (6.45%) Selenium
2 8 (5.16%) Bugzilla
3 7 (4.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 7 (4.52%) JUnit
4 6 (3.87%) Redmine
4 6 (3.87%) Trac
5 4 (2.58%) RequisitePro
6 3 (1.94%) ClearCase
6 3 (1.94%) Valgrind
7 2 (1.29%) Toad
7 2 (1.29%) Introscope
8 1 (0.65%) LabVIEW
8 1 (0.65%) WebLogic Workshop
8 1 (0.65%) MSI
8 1 (0.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.65%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (0.65%) Subversion
8 1 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 13 (8.39%) Finance
2 10 (6.45%) Electronics
3 9 (5.81%) Telecoms
4 7 (4.52%) Manufacturing
4 7 (4.52%) Retail
5 5 (3.23%) Mandarin Language
5 5 (3.23%) Cantonese Language
6 4 (2.58%) Military
7 3 (1.94%) Aerospace
8 2 (1.29%) Automotive
8 2 (1.29%) Publishing
8 2 (1.29%) Banking
9 1 (0.65%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.65%) Marketing
9 1 (0.65%) Front Office
9 1 (0.65%) Law
9 1 (0.65%) Legal
Job Titles
1 17 (10.97%) Software Engineer
1 17 (10.97%) Analyst
2 16 (10.32%) Administrator
3 11 (7.10%) Network Engineer
3 11 (7.10%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 9 (5.81%) Build Engineer
5 8 (5.16%) Linux Administrator
5 8 (5.16%) Systems Engineer
5 8 (5.16%) Systems Administrator
6 7 (4.52%) Consultant
6 7 (4.52%) Test Engineer
6 7 (4.52%) Firmware Engineer
7 6 (3.87%) Developer
7 6 (3.87%) Tester
7 6 (3.87%) Desktop Support
7 6 (3.87%) Support Analyst
7 6 (3.87%) Senior Systems Engineer
8 5 (3.23%) Design Engineer
9 4 (2.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (2.58%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.45%) .NET
2 9 (5.81%) Middleware
2 9 (5.81%) Regular Expression
3 6 (3.87%) Application Packaging
4 4 (2.58%) DCOM
5 2 (1.29%) J2EE
5 2 (1.29%) JMS
5 2 (1.29%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (0.65%) XMPP
6 1 (0.65%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.74%) Device Driver
2 10 (6.45%) Smart Meter
3 8 (5.16%) Embedded Systems
3 8 (5.16%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (4.52%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.23%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 5 (3.23%) Replication
5 5 (3.23%) VHDL
6 4 (2.58%) STB
6 4 (2.58%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.58%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (1.94%) Clustering
8 2 (1.29%) DataPower
8 2 (1.29%) Symmetrix DMX
8 2 (1.29%) Celerra
8 2 (1.29%) Mathematics
8 2 (1.29%) Physics
8 2 (1.29%) PKI
8 2 (1.29%) Statistics
8 2 (1.29%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 54 (34.84%) Linux
2 48 (30.97%) Windows
3 19 (12.26%) UNIX
4 13 (8.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (6.45%) AIX
6 9 (5.81%) SUSE
6 9 (5.81%) Embedded Linux
7 8 (5.16%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (4.52%) Windows 7
8 7 (4.52%) Oracle Linux
9 6 (3.87%) HPUX
10 5 (3.23%) Windows XP
11 4 (2.58%) Android
12 3 (1.94%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (1.94%) VxWorks
12 3 (1.94%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (1.29%) Solaris
14 1 (0.65%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.65%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.65%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (16.13%) Software Engineering
2 14 (9.03%) Use Case
3 13 (8.39%) Change Management
4 12 (7.74%) Performance Tuning
5 11 (7.10%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (6.45%) Disaster Recovery
6 10 (6.45%) ITIL
6 10 (6.45%) Software Distribution
7 9 (5.81%) Migration
7 9 (5.81%) V-Model
8 8 (5.16%) Capacity Planning
8 8 (5.16%) Load Balancing
8 8 (5.16%) Service Management
9 7 (4.52%) Validation
9 7 (4.52%) Problem Management
9 7 (4.52%) Test Scripting
9 7 (4.52%) Embedded Software Development
9 7 (4.52%) Functional Testing
9 7 (4.52%) Line Management
10 6 (3.87%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 29 (18.71%) C
2 17 (10.97%) SQL
3 16 (10.32%) Perl
4 15 (9.68%) Embedded C
5 13 (8.39%) Shell Script
5 13 (8.39%) C++
5 13 (8.39%) PowerShell
6 9 (5.81%) Bash Shell
6 9 (5.81%) Assembly Language
6 9 (5.81%) PHP
6 9 (5.81%) VB.NET
6 9 (5.81%) Ruby
6 9 (5.81%) JavaScript
7 8 (5.16%) Python
8 7 (4.52%) Embedded C++
9 3 (1.94%) C#
10 2 (1.29%) Java
10 2 (1.29%) Korn
10 2 (1.29%) MATLAB
10 2 (1.29%) Jython
Qualifications
1 24 (15.48%) Security Cleared
2 14 (9.03%) Degree
3 12 (7.74%) SC Cleared
3 12 (7.74%) DV Cleared
4 4 (2.58%) CCNP
4 4 (2.58%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.94%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.94%) CCNA
6 2 (1.29%) MCSE
6 2 (1.29%) JNCIA
6 2 (1.29%) JNCIP
7 1 (0.65%) MCTS
7 1 (0.65%) MCITP
7 1 (0.65%) VCP5
7 1 (0.65%) MCSA
7 1 (0.65%) PhD
7 1 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.65%) RHCE
7 1 (0.65%) PMP
7 1 (0.65%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.52%) QA
2 4 (2.58%) SLA
3 3 (1.94%) DO-254
4 1 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 14443
4 1 (0.65%) ISO 8583
4 1 (0.65%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.65%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 14 (9.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (8.39%) vSphere
3 9 (5.81%) Active Directory
4 7 (4.52%) FreeRADIUS
5 5 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (2.58%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (2.58%) Oracle RMAN
7 3 (1.94%) Hyper-V
7 3 (1.94%) NFS
7 3 (1.94%) RHEV
8 2 (1.29%) XenApp
8 2 (1.29%) XenServer
8 2 (1.29%) XenDesktop
8 2 (1.29%) SRDF
8 2 (1.29%) ISA Server
8 2 (1.29%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.65%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 16 (10.32%) SCCM
2 7 (4.52%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 4 (2.58%) WMI
3 4 (2.58%) Data Guard
3 4 (2.58%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (2.58%) CA Spectrum
4 3 (1.94%) Puppet
5 2 (1.29%) CA Wily
5 2 (1.29%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (1.29%) WSUS
5 2 (1.29%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (1.29%) EMC TimeFinder
5 2 (1.29%) EMC Navisphere
5 2 (1.29%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.29%) Tivoli
5 2 (1.29%) SCDPM
6 1 (0.65%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.65%) Nagios
6 1 (0.65%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.65%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 28 (18.06%) HP
2 26 (16.77%) VMware
3 23 (14.84%) Cisco
4 22 (14.19%) Oracle
5 21 (13.55%) IBM
6 13 (8.39%) Microsoft
7 11 (7.10%) EMC
7 11 (7.10%) Citrix
7 11 (7.10%) Red Hat
8 8 (5.16%) CheckPoint
9 6 (3.87%) Brocade
9 6 (3.87%) CA
9 6 (3.87%) NetApp
10 5 (3.23%) SAP
11 4 (2.58%) CommVault
11 4 (2.58%) Juniper
11 4 (2.58%) Splunk
12 3 (1.94%) Coverity
12 3 (1.94%) JBoss
12 3 (1.94%) Sybase
Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire
Connectus
Rate: £45 per hour
Posted: 14 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Rate: £200 - £350 per day + (Negotiable)
Posted: 16 hours ago
Buckinghamshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour
Posted: 18 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
SmartSourcing plc
Rate: please quote daily rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
SmartSourcing plc
Rate: Please Quote Daily Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
SmartSourcing plc
Rate: please quote daily rate
Posted: 3 days ago
England
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £40 - £41 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
FT Select
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
North West England
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
Posted: 11 days ago
Hampshire
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
South West England
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 12 days ago
Peterborough
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
Posted: 12 days ago
Bedfordshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £30 - £40 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
Middlesex
Computer Futures
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: 26 days ago
Bedfordshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour
Posted: 26 days ago
East Riding of Yorkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago