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 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Firmware
UK / England
Rank 508 534 504
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -30
Contract jobs citing Firmware 66 77 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.16% 0.16% 0.19%
As % of the System Software category 1.40% 1.56% 1.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 45 41
Median daily rate £325 £365 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.95% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £235 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £365 £413
% change year-on-year
-10.95% -11.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 14 5
Median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -2.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.50 £37.80 £34.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.30 £43.55 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -2.43%

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
4718 4935 4947
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 11.43% 10.35% 10.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 3014 2996 2736
Median daily rate £403 £380 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.92% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £195 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 323 450 566
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.40 £31.22
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.00

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 25 February 2017.

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 25 February 2017.

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 25 February 2017. 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 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 +30 20 £320 -14.66% 10
London +21 19 £370 +13.84% 5
South West -1 12 £325 -13.33% 4
East of England -4 5 £350 -45.09% 13
Yorkshire +17 3 - - 6
North West +21 2 £381 +11.31% 7
East Midlands +6 2 £175 -17.64% 4
West Midlands +2 2 £275 -50.00% 4
North East - 1 £450 - 3
Firmware
UK

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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 45 (23.94%) Windows
2 37 (19.68%) Security Cleared
3 35 (18.62%) C
4 34 (18.09%) TCP/IP
5 32 (17.02%) Linux
6 29 (15.43%) Cisco
6 29 (15.43%) Electronics
6 29 (15.43%) SC Cleared
7 27 (14.36%) HP
8 24 (12.77%) Windows Server 2008
8 24 (12.77%) SSL
9 23 (12.23%) C++
10 22 (11.70%) SCCM
11 21 (11.17%) Windows Server 2012
11 21 (11.17%) DNS
11 21 (11.17%) Windows Server 2003
11 21 (11.17%) Firewall
11 21 (11.17%) Device Driver
11 21 (11.17%) VMware
12 20 (10.64%) Change Management
12 20 (10.64%) Embedded C
13 19 (10.11%) Microsoft
13 19 (10.11%) Finance
14 18 (9.57%) SNMP
14 18 (9.57%) DHCP
14 18 (9.57%) PowerShell
15 17 (9.04%) Wireless
16 16 (8.51%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
16 16 (8.51%) OpenView Configuration Management
16 16 (8.51%) Problem Management

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 10 (5.32%) IIS
2 7 (3.72%) OpenStack
3 3 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (1.60%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.60%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.53%) CMS
4 1 (0.53%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 6 (3.19%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.13%) MS Office
2 4 (2.13%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (1.60%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.06%) AutoCAD
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (0.53%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 34 (18.09%) TCP/IP
2 24 (12.77%) SSL
3 21 (11.17%) DNS
3 21 (11.17%) Firewall
4 18 (9.57%) DHCP
4 18 (9.57%) SNMP
5 17 (9.04%) Wireless
6 13 (6.91%) LAN
7 12 (6.38%) SAN
7 12 (6.38%) WAN
8 11 (5.85%) Ethernet
8 11 (5.85%) Internet
9 10 (5.32%) VPN
10 9 (4.79%) Network Security
11 8 (4.26%) Bluetooth
12 7 (3.72%) BGP
12 7 (3.72%) HTTP
12 7 (3.72%) WLAN
12 7 (3.72%) ZigBee
13 6 (3.19%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.72%) SAP HANA
2 5 (2.66%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.60%) MySQL
4 1 (0.53%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (0.53%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.53%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.53%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 5 (2.66%) Git (software)
2 4 (2.13%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.60%) Eclipse
3 3 (1.60%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.53%) GCC
4 1 (0.53%) Gerrit
4 1 (0.53%) Subversion
4 1 (0.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 29 (15.43%) Electronics
2 19 (10.11%) Finance
3 12 (6.38%) Manufacturing
4 9 (4.79%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.13%) Banking
6 2 (1.06%) Automotive
6 2 (1.06%) Retail
7 1 (0.53%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.53%) Avionics
7 1 (0.53%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.53%) Law
7 1 (0.53%) Military
Job Titles
1 25 (13.30%) Firmware Engineer
2 16 (8.51%) Analyst
3 14 (7.45%) Embedded Engineer
3 14 (7.45%) Network Engineer
4 11 (5.85%) Wintel Engineer
5 10 (5.32%) Software Engineer
6 8 (4.26%) Design Engineer
7 7 (3.72%) 2nd Line Support
7 7 (3.72%) Administrator
7 7 (3.72%) Build Engineer
7 7 (3.72%) Designer
7 7 (3.72%) Developer
7 7 (3.72%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 7 (3.72%) Operations Engineer
7 7 (3.72%) Support Analyst
8 6 (3.19%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 6 (3.19%) Backup Engineer
8 6 (3.19%) Electrical Design Engineer
8 6 (3.19%) Electrical Engineer
8 6 (3.19%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.19%) 802.1X
2 4 (2.13%) Web Services
3 3 (1.60%) .NET
3 3 (1.60%) Unity DI Container
4 2 (1.06%) .NET Framework
4 2 (1.06%) HTML
4 2 (1.06%) JSON
4 2 (1.06%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 2 (1.06%) XML
5 1 (0.53%) .NET Compact Framework
5 1 (0.53%) OAuth
5 1 (0.53%) WCF
5 1 (0.53%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 21 (11.17%) Device Driver
2 16 (8.51%) Data Centre
2 16 (8.51%) Enterprise Software
2 16 (8.51%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 12 (6.38%) Clustering
3 12 (6.38%) VHDL
4 8 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (4.26%) Management Information System
5 7 (3.72%) Computer Science
6 5 (2.66%) Mobile App
6 5 (2.66%) Smart Meter
7 4 (2.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 3 (1.60%) Algorithms
8 3 (1.60%) Verilog
9 2 (1.06%) CMDB
9 2 (1.06%) HoloLens
9 2 (1.06%) NHS
10 1 (0.53%) Life Science
10 1 (0.53%) Machine to Machine
10 1 (0.53%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 45 (23.94%) Windows
2 32 (17.02%) Linux
3 24 (12.77%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (11.17%) Windows Server 2003
4 21 (11.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (7.45%) Windows 7
6 11 (5.85%) Windows Server
7 7 (3.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (3.19%) Android
9 4 (2.13%) Unix
9 4 (2.13%) Windows XP
10 3 (1.60%) Windows 2000
11 2 (1.06%) Embedded Linux
11 2 (1.06%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.53%) AIX
12 1 (0.53%) Data ONTAP
12 1 (0.53%) Solaris
12 1 (0.53%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.53%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (10.64%) Change Management
2 16 (8.51%) Problem Management
3 15 (7.98%) Software Delivery
4 14 (7.45%) Service Delivery
4 14 (7.45%) Software Engineering
4 14 (7.45%) Validation
5 13 (6.91%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (6.38%) Infrastructure Management
7 10 (5.32%) Feasibility Study
7 10 (5.32%) ITIL
8 9 (4.79%) Root Cause Analysis
9 7 (3.72%) Data Protection
9 7 (3.72%) Disaster Recovery
9 7 (3.72%) Load Balancing
9 7 (3.72%) Release Management
10 6 (3.19%) Capacity Planning
10 6 (3.19%) Coaching
10 6 (3.19%) Network Design
10 6 (3.19%) Network Load Balancing
10 6 (3.19%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 35 (18.62%) C
2 23 (12.23%) C++
3 20 (10.64%) Embedded C
4 18 (9.57%) PowerShell
5 15 (7.98%) Python
6 13 (6.91%) Embedded C++
7 11 (5.85%) C#
7 11 (5.85%) VBScript
8 3 (1.60%) SQL
9 2 (1.06%) Assembly Language
9 2 (1.06%) Java
9 2 (1.06%) MATLAB
9 2 (1.06%) PHP
10 1 (0.53%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.53%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.53%) Perl
10 1 (0.53%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 37 (19.68%) Security Cleared
2 29 (15.43%) SC Cleared
3 15 (7.98%) Degree
4 12 (6.38%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (4.79%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (4.26%) CCNA
7 6 (3.19%) MCP
7 6 (3.19%) MCSE
8 5 (2.66%) CCNP
9 3 (1.60%) CCA
9 3 (1.60%) Citrix Certification
9 3 (1.60%) DV Cleared
9 3 (1.60%) MCTS
10 2 (1.06%) BICSI Certification
10 2 (1.06%) CCDP
10 2 (1.06%) ISEB
10 2 (1.06%) JNCIA
10 2 (1.06%) JNCIS
10 2 (1.06%) LPIC
10 2 (1.06%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.19%) QA
2 5 (2.66%) SLA
3 1 (0.53%) COBIT
3 1 (0.53%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.53%) ISO13485
3 1 (0.53%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 15 (7.98%) Active Directory
2 9 (4.79%) vSphere
3 7 (3.72%) Microsoft App-V
3 7 (3.72%) XenApp
4 6 (3.19%) Terminal Services
5 5 (2.66%) VMware ESX
5 5 (2.66%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (2.66%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (1.60%) BIND 9
6 3 (1.60%) NFS
7 2 (1.06%) KVM
8 1 (0.53%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 22 (11.70%) SCCM
2 16 (8.51%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 8 (4.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 7 (3.72%) EdgeSight
4 7 (3.72%) EMC NetWorker
5 6 (3.19%) Backup Exec
5 6 (3.19%) Nagios
6 5 (2.66%) SafeCom
7 3 (1.60%) CA Spectrum
7 3 (1.60%) Cacti
7 3 (1.60%) EnCase
8 2 (1.06%) Cisco Prime
8 2 (1.06%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (1.06%) NetBackup
8 2 (1.06%) SCOM
8 2 (1.06%) Stealthwatch
9 1 (0.53%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 1 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.53%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.53%) Simpana
Vendors
1 29 (15.43%) Cisco
2 27 (14.36%) HP
3 21 (11.17%) VMware
4 19 (10.11%) Microsoft
5 12 (6.38%) EMC
6 10 (5.32%) Dell
7 8 (4.26%) Citrix
7 8 (4.26%) F5
7 8 (4.26%) Symantec
8 7 (3.72%) 3PAR
8 7 (3.72%) SAP
9 6 (3.19%) Juniper
9 6 (3.19%) NetApp
9 6 (3.19%) Xilinx
10 5 (2.66%) CA
10 5 (2.66%) CheckPoint
10 5 (2.66%) Remedy
10 5 (2.66%) Veritas
11 4 (2.13%) Avaya
11 4 (2.13%) Sophos
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