The table below looks at the statistics for Firmware skills 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 26 February 2015 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
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firmware
Rank 473 496 442
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -54
Contract jobs citing Firmware 86 58 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.18% 0.13% 0.16%
As % of the System Software category 1.89% 1.32% 1.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 24 24
Average daily rate
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£375 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £227 £151
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £439 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £288 £313
% change year-on-year
+30.43% -8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 20
Average hourly rate £38.50 £31.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -16.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.25 £15.80 £16.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.05 £39.10 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £31.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -16.00%
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
4547 4387 3986
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.71% 9.47% 9.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 2542 2205 1902
Average daily rate £385 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £493 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £308 £315
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 522 520 695
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £10.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.69 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -8.57%

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 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 26 February 2015.

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
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 26 February 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -10 33 £450 +44.00% 38
London +7 27 £375 -0.66% 5
East of England +19 11 £243 - 20
South West +1 9 £450 - 16
Yorkshire -9 3 - - 5
North West -13 3 £413 +142.64% 3
West Midlands - - - - 6
East Midlands - - - - 14
North East - - - -
Firmware
UK

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 February 2015, 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 77 (37.93%) Windows
2 74 (36.45%) Linux
3 47 (23.15%) ITIL
4 46 (22.66%) Cisco
4 46 (22.66%) VMware
5 38 (18.72%) Firewall
6 36 (17.73%) Configuration Management
7 35 (17.24%) Security Cleared
8 34 (16.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 30 (14.78%) C
10 29 (14.29%) Microsoft
11 27 (13.30%) Change Management
11 27 (13.30%) TCP/IP
11 27 (13.30%) VPN
11 27 (13.30%) LAN
11 27 (13.30%) WAN
12 26 (12.81%) Cisco Certification
13 25 (12.32%) Oracle
13 25 (12.32%) SC Cleared
14 24 (11.82%) Software Engineering
14 24 (11.82%) HP
14 24 (11.82%) IBM
15 23 (11.33%) SQL Server
15 23 (11.33%) Service Management
15 23 (11.33%) VLAN
15 23 (11.33%) Windows Server 2008
16 22 (10.84%) SAN
16 22 (10.84%) Internet
17 21 (10.34%) Active Directory
17 21 (10.34%) DNS

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 2015, 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 (5.91%) IIS
2 11 (5.42%) Apache
2 11 (5.42%) MS Exchange
3 9 (4.43%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (1.48%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.99%) JBoss
5 2 (0.99%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.99%) CMS
5 2 (0.99%) IBM HTTP Server
5 2 (0.99%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.49%) SAS
6 1 (0.49%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (0.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.49%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.49%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.49%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.49%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (6.90%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.96%) MS Office
3 2 (0.99%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (3.45%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.97%) IaaS
3 2 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.49%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (18.72%) Firewall
2 27 (13.30%) LAN
2 27 (13.30%) WAN
2 27 (13.30%) TCP/IP
2 27 (13.30%) VPN
3 23 (11.33%) VLAN
4 22 (10.84%) Internet
4 22 (10.84%) SAN
5 21 (10.34%) DNS
6 19 (9.36%) SSL
7 18 (8.87%) Ethernet
8 15 (7.39%) Cisco ASA
9 14 (6.90%) Cisco Nexus
9 14 (6.90%) DHCP
10 12 (5.91%) VoIP
10 12 (5.91%) ISDN
10 12 (5.91%) IP Telephony
11 11 (5.42%) BGP
11 11 (5.42%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 10 (4.93%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (11.33%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.42%) MySQL
3 10 (4.93%) DB2
4 4 (1.97%) SQLite
5 3 (1.48%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.99%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.99%) Oracle Exadata
6 2 (0.99%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (0.99%) InterSystems Cache
7 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.49%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.49%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.49%) KDB
7 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.49%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 9 (4.43%) Subversion
2 8 (3.94%) Git (software)
3 5 (2.46%) JIRA
4 4 (1.97%) MSI
4 4 (1.97%) Visual Studio
4 4 (1.97%) RequisitePro
5 3 (1.48%) Selenium
6 2 (0.99%) TortoiseSVN
6 2 (0.99%) Bugzilla
7 1 (0.49%) Redmine
7 1 (0.49%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.49%) Trac
7 1 (0.49%) Introscope
7 1 (0.49%) ClearQuest
7 1 (0.49%) ClearCase
General
1 15 (7.39%) Finance
2 11 (5.42%) Retail
3 10 (4.93%) Electronics
4 5 (2.46%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.48%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.99%) Military
6 2 (0.99%) Banking
6 2 (0.99%) Automotive
7 1 (0.49%) Law
7 1 (0.49%) Front Office
7 1 (0.49%) Back Office
7 1 (0.49%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.49%) Marketing
7 1 (0.49%) Mandarin Language
7 1 (0.49%) Cantonese Language
Job Titles
1 28 (13.79%) Network Engineer
2 16 (7.88%) Firmware Engineer
3 15 (7.39%) Systems Engineer
4 13 (6.40%) Analyst
5 11 (5.42%) Developer
5 11 (5.42%) Consultant
6 10 (4.93%) Software Engineer
6 10 (4.93%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 10 (4.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 9 (4.43%) Administrator
7 9 (4.43%) Design Engineer
8 8 (3.94%) Team Leader
9 7 (3.45%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 7 (3.45%) Test Engineer
9 7 (3.45%) Infrastructure Manager
9 7 (3.45%) Network Support
9 7 (3.45%) Software Developer
9 7 (3.45%) Senior Design Engineer
9 7 (3.45%) Infrastructure Team Leader
10 6 (2.96%) Embedded Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (7.39%) .NET
2 11 (5.42%) XML
3 10 (4.93%) WCF
3 10 (4.93%) Regular Expression
4 8 (3.94%) WPF
5 7 (3.45%) HTML
6 6 (2.96%) J2EE
6 6 (2.96%) ADO.NET
6 6 (2.96%) ASP.NET
7 5 (2.46%) CSS
7 5 (2.46%) Struts
7 5 (2.46%) Spring
7 5 (2.46%) Ajax
7 5 (2.46%) .NET Framework
7 5 (2.46%) jQuery
7 5 (2.46%) Velocity
7 5 (2.46%) HTML5
8 4 (1.97%) .NET Compact Framework
8 4 (1.97%) JSON
8 4 (1.97%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 20 (9.85%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (9.36%) Enterprise Software
3 17 (8.37%) Embedded Systems
4 15 (7.39%) PKI
5 13 (6.40%) CESG
6 12 (5.91%) Mobile App
7 11 (5.42%) Device Driver
8 10 (4.93%) Clustering
9 6 (2.96%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 6 (2.96%) Management Information System
10 5 (2.46%) AS400
10 5 (2.46%) Blackberry
10 5 (2.46%) iSeries
10 5 (2.46%) iPad
11 4 (1.97%) Data Structures
11 4 (1.97%) Mainframe
11 4 (1.97%) VHDL
12 3 (1.48%) Verilog
12 3 (1.48%) Replication
12 3 (1.48%) HP StorageWorks
Operating Systems
1 77 (37.93%) Windows
2 74 (36.45%) Linux
3 34 (16.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 23 (11.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (8.37%) AIX
6 16 (7.88%) UNIX
7 14 (6.90%) CentOS
8 12 (5.91%) Android
8 12 (5.91%) Apple iOS
8 12 (5.91%) Windows Phone 8
8 12 (5.91%) Windows Phone
9 11 (5.42%) SUSE
10 10 (4.93%) Windows 2000
10 10 (4.93%) Oracle Linux
11 7 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (3.45%) HPUX
12 6 (2.96%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (2.96%) Embedded Linux
13 5 (2.46%) Windows 7
13 5 (2.46%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (23.15%) ITIL
2 36 (17.73%) Configuration Management
3 27 (13.30%) Change Management
4 24 (11.82%) Software Engineering
5 23 (11.33%) Service Management
6 15 (7.39%) Performance Tuning
7 14 (6.90%) Disaster Recovery
8 13 (6.40%) UML
8 13 (6.40%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (6.40%) Mobile Device Management
9 12 (5.91%) Kalman Filter
9 12 (5.91%) Load Balancing
9 12 (5.91%) Root Cause Analysis
10 11 (5.42%) Use Case
10 11 (5.42%) V-Model
10 11 (5.42%) Requirements Management
11 10 (4.93%) Release Management
11 10 (4.93%) Continuous Improvement
11 10 (4.93%) Line Management
12 9 (4.43%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 30 (14.78%) C
2 15 (7.39%) C++
2 15 (7.39%) Embedded C
3 13 (6.40%) C#
4 12 (5.91%) SQL
5 11 (5.42%) Python
6 10 (4.93%) Shell Script
7 9 (4.43%) JavaScript
8 8 (3.94%) Java
8 8 (3.94%) PowerShell
9 7 (3.45%) Perl
10 5 (2.46%) Embedded C++
11 4 (1.97%) Bash Shell
12 3 (1.48%) Assembly Language
12 3 (1.48%) PHP
13 2 (0.99%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.99%) Ruby
14 1 (0.49%) Korn
14 1 (0.49%) Jython
14 1 (0.49%) VC++
Qualifications
1 35 (17.24%) Security Cleared
2 26 (12.81%) Cisco Certification
3 25 (12.32%) SC Cleared
4 16 (7.88%) DV Cleared
5 14 (6.90%) CCNA
6 12 (5.91%) CCNP
7 10 (4.93%) MCP
8 8 (3.94%) MCSE
8 8 (3.94%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (3.45%) CCDP
10 5 (2.46%) CCVP
11 4 (1.97%) CCSP
12 3 (1.48%) Degree
12 3 (1.48%) VCP4
13 1 (0.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 1 (0.49%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.90%) SLA
2 8 (3.94%) QA
3 4 (1.97%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.49%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.49%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 21 (10.34%) Active Directory
1 21 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (7.88%) Hyper-V
2 16 (7.88%) vSphere
3 13 (6.40%) VMware ESXi
4 10 (4.93%) FreeRADIUS
5 6 (2.96%) DFS Replication
6 5 (2.46%) XenApp
7 4 (1.97%) XenDesktop
7 4 (1.97%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.99%) ISA Server
8 2 (0.99%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.99%) NFS
9 1 (0.49%) Gluster
9 1 (0.49%) vCloud
9 1 (0.49%) KVM
9 1 (0.49%) GPFS
9 1 (0.49%) Ceph
9 1 (0.49%) Snort
9 1 (0.49%) Squid
Systems Management
1 13 (6.40%) McAfee ePO
2 12 (5.91%) FortiGate
3 11 (5.42%) SCCM
4 9 (4.43%) Backup Exec
5 8 (3.94%) CA Spectrum
6 6 (2.96%) SCVMM
7 5 (2.46%) WSUS
8 4 (1.97%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 3 (1.48%) SCOM
9 3 (1.48%) Puppet
10 2 (0.99%) Data Guard
10 2 (0.99%) Nagios
10 2 (0.99%) EMC NetWorker
10 2 (0.99%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 2 (0.99%) Tivoli
11 1 (0.49%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 1 (0.49%) OpenView
11 1 (0.49%) NetBackup
11 1 (0.49%) CA Wily
11 1 (0.49%) yum
Vendors
1 46 (22.66%) Cisco
1 46 (22.66%) VMware
2 29 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 25 (12.32%) Oracle
4 24 (11.82%) IBM
4 24 (11.82%) HP
5 20 (9.85%) Red Hat
6 18 (8.87%) McAfee
7 13 (6.40%) Citrix
7 13 (6.40%) F5
8 12 (5.91%) CheckPoint
9 10 (4.93%) Brocade
9 10 (4.93%) Splunk
10 9 (4.43%) Lumension
10 9 (4.43%) CA
11 8 (3.94%) Sophos
12 7 (3.45%) EMC
12 7 (3.45%) SolarWinds
13 6 (2.96%) Altiris
13 6 (2.96%) Dell
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Momentum Resourcing
Rate: £150 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £45 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Greenford, Middlesex
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Devon
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Goole
Real Staffing
Rate: £30 - £3135 per hour
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: 17 days ago
Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Rate: £30 - £45 per hour + competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: 22 days ago