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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firmware
Rank 498 487 467
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -20
Contract jobs citing Firmware 77 73 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.15% 0.21%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.59% 0.56% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 36 41
Average daily rate
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£338 £356 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +13.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £168 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £468 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £293 £348
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -15.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 14 24
Average hourly rate £25.25 £37.50 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.66% -9.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.19 £32.50 £22.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.90 £41.75 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £37.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year
-32.00% -9.63%
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
13101 12966 13810
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 26.05% 26.59% 25.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 7930 8100 8184
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £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 576 556 734
Average hourly rate £18.56 £19.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.84% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £12.32 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £43.85 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £17.69 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+10.23% -39.00%

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 27 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 27 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 27 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
London -8 25 £350 -15.15% 2
South East -2 23 £365 -15.11% 17
North West +4 10 £388 - 3
East of England -27 10 £248 +45.58% 14
Yorkshire +4 6 £275 -16.98% 5
West Midlands - 2 £350 - 3
South West -31 1 £325 - 6
East Midlands - - - - 4
North East - - - - 2
Firmware
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Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 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 49 (31.61%) Windows
2 44 (28.39%) Linux
3 29 (18.71%) Wireless
4 28 (18.06%) C
5 27 (17.42%) SAN
6 26 (16.77%) VMware
7 25 (16.13%) Firewall
7 25 (16.13%) HP
7 25 (16.13%) Cisco
8 22 (14.19%) DNS
8 22 (14.19%) DHCP
8 22 (14.19%) Security Cleared
9 21 (13.55%) Software Engineering
10 19 (12.26%) Oracle
11 18 (11.61%) IBM
12 16 (10.32%) UNIX
12 16 (10.32%) SCCM
13 15 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure
13 15 (9.68%) NAS
13 15 (9.68%) Degree
13 15 (9.68%) LAN
13 15 (9.68%) SQL
14 14 (9.03%) Microsoft
14 14 (9.03%) Internet
14 14 (9.03%) Disaster Recovery
14 14 (9.03%) VLAN
15 13 (8.39%) PowerShell
15 13 (8.39%) Use Case
15 13 (8.39%) Telecoms
15 13 (8.39%) BGP

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 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 9 (5.81%) Apache
2 6 (3.87%) Tomcat
3 5 (3.23%) MS Exchange
3 5 (3.23%) WebSphere
3 5 (3.23%) IIS
4 4 (2.58%) WebLogic
5 3 (1.94%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (1.29%) CMS
6 2 (1.29%) IBM HTTP Server
6 2 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.65%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.65%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 3 (1.94%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.29%) Simulink
3 1 (0.65%) 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%) Wireless
2 27 (17.42%) SAN
3 25 (16.13%) Firewall
4 22 (14.19%) DNS
4 22 (14.19%) DHCP
5 15 (9.68%) LAN
5 15 (9.68%) NAS
6 14 (9.03%) VLAN
6 14 (9.03%) Internet
7 13 (8.39%) BGP
7 13 (8.39%) HTTP
8 12 (7.74%) WAN
8 12 (7.74%) FTP
8 12 (7.74%) VPN
8 12 (7.74%) ZigBee
9 11 (7.10%) TCP/IP
9 11 (7.10%) Broadband
10 10 (6.45%) Telnet
11 9 (5.81%) Ethernet
11 9 (5.81%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.45%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.87%) RDBMS
2 6 (3.87%) Relational Database
3 5 (3.23%) DB2
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%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 11 (7.10%) Selenium
2 8 (5.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 8 (5.16%) JIRA
2 8 (5.16%) JUnit
3 7 (4.52%) Bugzilla
4 6 (3.87%) Redmine
4 6 (3.87%) Trac
5 4 (2.58%) RequisitePro
6 3 (1.94%) LabVIEW
6 3 (1.94%) ClearCase
6 3 (1.94%) Valgrind
7 2 (1.29%) Toad
8 1 (0.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.65%) WebLogic Workshop
8 1 (0.65%) Introscope
8 1 (0.65%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 13 (8.39%) Telecoms
2 12 (7.74%) Electronics
3 10 (6.45%) Finance
4 7 (4.52%) Manufacturing
5 6 (3.87%) Retail
6 4 (2.58%) Military
6 4 (2.58%) Mandarin Language
6 4 (2.58%) Cantonese Language
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%) Local Government
9 1 (0.65%) Marketing
9 1 (0.65%) Front Office
9 1 (0.65%) Law
9 1 (0.65%) Legal
Job Titles
1 18 (11.61%) Software Engineer
2 17 (10.97%) Analyst
3 14 (9.03%) Administrator
4 13 (8.39%) Network Engineer
5 10 (6.45%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 9 (5.81%) Test Engineer
6 9 (5.81%) Build Engineer
7 7 (4.52%) Linux Administrator
7 7 (4.52%) Systems Administrator
8 6 (3.87%) Consultant
8 6 (3.87%) Developer
8 6 (3.87%) Tester
8 6 (3.87%) Design Engineer
8 6 (3.87%) Firmware Engineer
9 5 (3.23%) Storage Engineer
9 5 (3.23%) SAN Engineer
9 5 (3.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (3.23%) Desktop Support
9 5 (3.23%) Support Analyst
10 4 (2.58%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.10%) Middleware
2 10 (6.45%) .NET
3 7 (4.52%) Regular Expression
4 5 (3.23%) Application Packaging
5 4 (2.58%) DCOM
6 3 (1.94%) J2EE
6 3 (1.94%) XML
7 2 (1.29%) Velocity
7 2 (1.29%) jQuery
7 2 (1.29%) CSS
7 2 (1.29%) Struts
7 2 (1.29%) Spring
7 2 (1.29%) Ajax
8 1 (0.65%) XMPP
8 1 (0.65%) JMS
8 1 (0.65%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.10%) Device Driver
2 10 (6.45%) Smart Meter
3 7 (4.52%) Embedded Systems
3 7 (4.52%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (3.87%) Computer Science
4 6 (3.87%) Clustering
5 5 (3.23%) VHDL
5 5 (3.23%) STB
5 5 (3.23%) Replication
6 4 (2.58%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 4 (2.58%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (1.94%) Statistics
8 2 (1.29%) Cryptography
8 2 (1.29%) CLARiiON
8 2 (1.29%) EMC Centera
8 2 (1.29%) Handset
8 2 (1.29%) Symmetrix DMX
8 2 (1.29%) iPad
8 2 (1.29%) PKI
8 2 (1.29%) Celerra
Operating Systems
1 49 (31.61%) Windows
2 44 (28.39%) Linux
3 16 (10.32%) UNIX
4 11 (7.10%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (5.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (4.52%) AIX
6 7 (4.52%) Embedded Linux
7 6 (3.87%) Windows 7
7 6 (3.87%) SUSE
7 6 (3.87%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (3.23%) Windows XP
8 5 (3.23%) Oracle Linux
9 4 (2.58%) Android
9 4 (2.58%) Windows 2000
10 3 (1.94%) HPUX
10 3 (1.94%) VxWorks
10 3 (1.94%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.65%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.65%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.65%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (13.55%) Software Engineering
2 14 (9.03%) Disaster Recovery
3 13 (8.39%) Use Case
4 12 (7.74%) Capacity Planning
4 12 (7.74%) Change Management
5 11 (7.10%) Performance Tuning
6 10 (6.45%) ITIL
6 10 (6.45%) Load Balancing
7 9 (5.81%) Software Distribution
8 8 (5.16%) Validation
8 8 (5.16%) Migration
9 7 (4.52%) Configuration Management
9 7 (4.52%) Problem Management
9 7 (4.52%) Test Scripting
9 7 (4.52%) V-Model
10 6 (3.87%) Continuous Improvement
10 6 (3.87%) Root Cause Analysis
10 6 (3.87%) Service Management
11 5 (3.23%) Project Management
11 5 (3.23%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (18.06%) C
2 15 (9.68%) SQL
3 13 (8.39%) Perl
3 13 (8.39%) PowerShell
4 11 (7.10%) JavaScript
4 11 (7.10%) C++
4 11 (7.10%) Embedded C
5 9 (5.81%) Ruby
5 9 (5.81%) Assembly Language
5 9 (5.81%) PHP
5 9 (5.81%) VB.NET
5 9 (5.81%) Bash Shell
6 8 (5.16%) Python
6 8 (5.16%) Shell Script
7 5 (3.23%) C#
8 4 (2.58%) Java
8 4 (2.58%) MATLAB
8 4 (2.58%) Embedded C++
9 1 (0.65%) Korn
9 1 (0.65%) Jython
Qualifications
1 22 (14.19%) Security Cleared
2 15 (9.68%) Degree
3 10 (6.45%) SC Cleared
3 10 (6.45%) DV Cleared
4 9 (5.81%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (5.16%) CCNP
6 4 (2.58%) CCNA
7 3 (1.94%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.29%) MCSE
8 2 (1.29%) JNCIA
8 2 (1.29%) JNCIP
9 1 (0.65%) MCTS
9 1 (0.65%) MCITP
9 1 (0.65%) VCP5
9 1 (0.65%) MCSA
9 1 (0.65%) PhD
9 1 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.65%) RHCE
9 1 (0.65%) PMP
9 1 (0.65%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.52%) SLA
2 6 (3.87%) QA
3 3 (1.94%) DO-254
4 1 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 14443
4 1 (0.65%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 15 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (7.74%) Active Directory
3 11 (7.10%) vSphere
4 5 (3.23%) FreeRADIUS
4 5 (3.23%) VMware ESX
5 4 (2.58%) Oracle RMAN
5 4 (2.58%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (2.58%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.94%) RHEV
6 3 (1.94%) NFS
6 3 (1.94%) Hyper-V
7 2 (1.29%) XenServer
7 2 (1.29%) SRDF
8 1 (0.65%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.65%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.65%) XenApp
8 1 (0.65%) ISA Server
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
4 3 (1.94%) BladeLogic
5 2 (1.29%) EMC TimeFinder
5 2 (1.29%) EMC Navisphere
5 2 (1.29%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.29%) Puppet
5 2 (1.29%) CA Spectrum
5 2 (1.29%) SCDPM
5 2 (1.29%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.65%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (0.65%) SCOM
6 1 (0.65%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.65%) CA Wily
6 1 (0.65%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.65%) WSUS
6 1 (0.65%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 26 (16.77%) VMware
2 25 (16.13%) Cisco
2 25 (16.13%) HP
3 19 (12.26%) Oracle
4 18 (11.61%) IBM
5 14 (9.03%) Microsoft
6 11 (7.10%) EMC
7 9 (5.81%) Citrix
8 8 (5.16%) Juniper
9 7 (4.52%) Red Hat
10 6 (3.87%) CheckPoint
10 6 (3.87%) NetApp
11 5 (3.23%) Brocade
11 5 (3.23%) SAP
12 4 (2.58%) Blue Coat
12 4 (2.58%) F5
13 3 (1.94%) Coverity
13 3 (1.94%) QNX
13 3 (1.94%) Sybase
13 3 (1.94%) CA
Basingstoke
Computer Futures
Rate: £44 - £45 per hour + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Bedfordshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £45 - £55 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bedfordshire
Connectus
Rate: £35 - £38 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Devon
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Bedfordshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour
Posted: 9 days ago
England
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Yorkshire and the Humber
Real Staffing
Rate: £150 - £175 per day + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Yorkshire and the Humber
Real Staffing
Rate: £150 - £175 per day + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
Posted: 20 days ago
Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
Posted: 23 days ago