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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Firmware
UK / England
Rank 493 508 473
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -35
Contract jobs citing Firmware 77 86 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.19% 0.18% 0.24%
As % of the System Software category 1.53% 1.79% 2.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 41 62
Median daily rate £340 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £275 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £507
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £319 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.96% -8.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 20 8
Median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £37.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +7.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.58 £27.35 £26.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £42.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £40.00 £37.25
% change year-on-year
+5.62% +7.38%

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
5032 4793 4725
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.11% 10.30% 10.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 3153 2889 2600
Median daily rate £400 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £180 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 345 477 558
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £43.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-1.51% -

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 18 January 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 18 January 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 18 January 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 +37 34 £313 -13.79% 13
London +1 17 £370 -12.94% 4
South West +6 8 £410 - 2
East of England +5 7 £300 -36.84% 14
East Midlands +1 3 £175 -36.36% 6
West Midlands -4 3 £275 -35.29% 7
North East -15 3 £400 - 4
Yorkshire +3 2 - - 6
Firmware
UK

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 January 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 50 (25.51%) Windows
2 43 (21.94%) TCP/IP
3 39 (19.90%) Security Cleared
4 36 (18.37%) Cisco
4 36 (18.37%) C
5 28 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 28 (14.29%) Electronics
5 28 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 27 (13.78%) SC Cleared
6 27 (13.78%) HP
6 27 (13.78%) Linux
7 26 (13.27%) SSL
7 26 (13.27%) DNS
8 25 (12.76%) Microsoft
8 25 (12.76%) Windows Server 2012
9 23 (11.73%) VMware
10 22 (11.22%) Firewall
11 21 (10.71%) Wireless
11 21 (10.71%) Change Management
11 21 (10.71%) WAN
11 21 (10.71%) C++
11 21 (10.71%) SCCM
12 20 (10.20%) DHCP
12 20 (10.20%) SNMP
12 20 (10.20%) Device Driver
13 19 (9.69%) Clustering
13 19 (9.69%) Embedded C
13 19 (9.69%) LAN
13 19 (9.69%) Problem Management
14 18 (9.18%) PowerShell

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 13 (6.63%) IIS
2 7 (3.57%) OpenStack
3 6 (3.06%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (1.53%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.02%) IBM Domino
6 1 (0.51%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.51%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (4.08%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.55%) MS Office
3 2 (1.02%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.51%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.51%) SOLIDWORKS
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.53%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (1.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 1 (0.51%) IaaS
2 1 (0.51%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 43 (21.94%) TCP/IP
2 26 (13.27%) DNS
2 26 (13.27%) SSL
3 22 (11.22%) Firewall
4 21 (10.71%) WAN
4 21 (10.71%) Wireless
5 20 (10.20%) DHCP
5 20 (10.20%) SNMP
6 19 (9.69%) LAN
7 16 (8.16%) Internet
7 16 (8.16%) SAN
8 13 (6.63%) Ethernet
9 12 (6.12%) VPN
9 12 (6.12%) ZigBee
10 11 (5.61%) HTTP
11 9 (4.59%) BGP
11 9 (4.59%) Bluetooth
12 8 (4.08%) Cisco Nexus
12 8 (4.08%) Network Security
12 8 (4.08%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.10%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.57%) SAP HANA
3 5 (2.55%) MySQL
4 3 (1.53%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.51%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 4 (2.04%) Git (software)
1 4 (2.04%) Subversion
2 2 (1.02%) LabVIEW
2 2 (1.02%) PVCS
2 2 (1.02%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (1.02%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.51%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.51%) Gerrit
3 1 (0.51%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 28 (14.29%) Electronics
2 17 (8.67%) Finance
3 14 (7.14%) Manufacturing
4 9 (4.59%) Telecoms
5 7 (3.57%) Banking
6 3 (1.53%) Automotive
6 3 (1.53%) Retail
7 2 (1.02%) Law
7 2 (1.02%) Military
8 1 (0.51%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.51%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.51%) Games
8 1 (0.51%) German Language
8 1 (0.51%) Legal
Job Titles
1 24 (12.24%) Firmware Engineer
2 16 (8.16%) Network Engineer
3 13 (6.63%) Embedded Engineer
3 13 (6.63%) Wintel Engineer
4 11 (5.61%) Analyst
5 10 (5.10%) Administrator
6 9 (4.59%) Design Engineer
6 9 (4.59%) Hardware Engineer
6 9 (4.59%) Server Engineer
7 8 (4.08%) Software Engineer
8 7 (3.57%) Build Engineer
8 7 (3.57%) Designer
8 7 (3.57%) Electronics Engineer
8 7 (3.57%) Linux Engineer
8 7 (3.57%) Operations Engineer
9 6 (3.06%) Backup Engineer
9 6 (3.06%) Electrical Design Engineer
9 6 (3.06%) Electrical Engineer
9 6 (3.06%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
9 6 (3.06%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.06%) 802.1X
2 4 (2.04%) Web Services
3 3 (1.53%) Middleware
3 3 (1.53%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (1.02%) .NET
4 2 (1.02%) HTML
4 2 (1.02%) JSON
4 2 (1.02%) XML
5 1 (0.51%) .NET Compact Framework
5 1 (0.51%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.51%) WCF
5 1 (0.51%) XMPP
5 1 (0.51%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 20 (10.20%) Device Driver
2 19 (9.69%) Clustering
3 18 (9.18%) Data Centre
4 17 (8.67%) Enterprise Software
4 17 (8.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 12 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (5.61%) VHDL
7 9 (4.59%) Smart Meter
8 6 (3.06%) Computer Science
8 6 (3.06%) Management Information System
9 5 (2.55%) Mobile App
10 4 (2.04%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 3 (1.53%) CMDB
11 3 (1.53%) Verilog
12 2 (1.02%) Algorithms
12 2 (1.02%) ASIC
12 2 (1.02%) Chip and PIN
12 2 (1.02%) Driving Licence
12 2 (1.02%) NHS
12 2 (1.02%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 50 (25.51%) Windows
2 28 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
2 28 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 27 (13.78%) Linux
4 25 (12.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (8.67%) Windows Server
6 16 (8.16%) Windows 7
7 10 (5.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (4.08%) Unix
9 6 (3.06%) Android
10 4 (2.04%) Solaris
10 4 (2.04%) Windows 2000
10 4 (2.04%) Windows XP
11 3 (1.53%) Windows 10
12 2 (1.02%) Embedded Linux
12 2 (1.02%) VxWorks
13 1 (0.51%) AIX
13 1 (0.51%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (10.71%) Change Management
2 19 (9.69%) Problem Management
3 16 (8.16%) Validation
4 15 (7.65%) Software Delivery
4 15 (7.65%) Software Engineering
5 14 (7.14%) Service Delivery
6 13 (6.63%) Infrastructure Management
7 12 (6.12%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (6.12%) ITIL
8 11 (5.61%) Root Cause Analysis
9 10 (5.10%) Feasibility Study
10 8 (4.08%) Disaster Recovery
10 8 (4.08%) Load Balancing
11 7 (3.57%) Coaching
11 7 (3.57%) Data Protection
11 7 (3.57%) FPGA Design
11 7 (3.57%) Project Management
11 7 (3.57%) Release Management
11 7 (3.57%) Scrum
12 6 (3.06%) Fault Analysis
Programming Languages
1 36 (18.37%) C
2 21 (10.71%) C++
3 19 (9.69%) Embedded C
4 18 (9.18%) PowerShell
5 14 (7.14%) Python
6 12 (6.12%) Embedded C++
7 11 (5.61%) VBScript
8 8 (4.08%) SQL
9 7 (3.57%) C#
10 3 (1.53%) PHP
11 2 (1.02%) Perl
12 1 (0.51%) Assembly Language
12 1 (0.51%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.51%) Java
12 1 (0.51%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.51%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.51%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 39 (19.90%) Security Cleared
2 27 (13.78%) SC Cleared
3 15 (7.65%) Degree
4 11 (5.61%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (5.10%) CCNA
6 9 (4.59%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (4.08%) MCP
8 6 (3.06%) MCSE
9 5 (2.55%) CCNP
9 5 (2.55%) DV Cleared
10 3 (1.53%) CCA
10 3 (1.53%) Citrix Certification
10 3 (1.53%) HND
10 3 (1.53%) MCTS
11 2 (1.02%) CCDP
11 2 (1.02%) CCIE
11 2 (1.02%) CCSA
11 2 (1.02%) CCSE
11 2 (1.02%) HNC
11 2 (1.02%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.08%) SLA
2 5 (2.55%) QA
3 2 (1.02%) DO-254
4 1 (0.51%) COBIT
4 1 (0.51%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.51%) ISO13485
4 1 (0.51%) JTAG
System Software
1 18 (9.18%) Active Directory
2 11 (5.61%) vSphere
3 7 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (3.06%) VMware ESX
4 6 (3.06%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (2.55%) BIND 9
5 5 (2.55%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (2.55%) XenApp
6 4 (2.04%) Terminal Services
7 3 (1.53%) NFS
8 2 (1.02%) KVM
8 2 (1.02%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.51%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.51%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 21 (10.71%) SCCM
2 16 (8.16%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 8 (4.08%) Nagios
4 7 (3.57%) Backup Exec
4 7 (3.57%) EMC NetWorker
5 6 (3.06%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 5 (2.55%) Cacti
6 5 (2.55%) EdgeSight
6 5 (2.55%) SafeCom
7 4 (2.04%) CA Spectrum
7 4 (2.04%) Microsoft Clustering
8 3 (1.53%) Cisco Prime
8 3 (1.53%) EnCase
9 2 (1.02%) Cisco CUCM
9 2 (1.02%) Cisco UCCX
9 2 (1.02%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (1.02%) NetBackup
9 2 (1.02%) SCOM
10 1 (0.51%) Business Desktop Deployment
10 1 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 36 (18.37%) Cisco
2 27 (13.78%) HP
3 25 (12.76%) Microsoft
4 23 (11.73%) VMware
5 16 (8.16%) EMC
6 11 (5.61%) Dell
7 10 (5.10%) F5
8 9 (4.59%) Xilinx
9 8 (4.08%) Citrix
9 8 (4.08%) IBM
9 8 (4.08%) Red Hat
10 7 (3.57%) 3PAR
10 7 (3.57%) SAP
10 7 (3.57%) Symantec
11 6 (3.06%) CA
11 6 (3.06%) CheckPoint
11 6 (3.06%) NetApp
11 6 (3.06%) Oracle
11 6 (3.06%) Veritas
12 5 (2.55%) Remedy
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