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 29 September 2016 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firmware
Rank 501 548 554
Rank change year-on-year
+47 +6
Contract jobs citing Firmware 123 88 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.25% 0.17% 0.14%
As % of the System Software category 2.04% 1.63% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 39 36
Median daily rate £315 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.00% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £195 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £429 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £300 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 22 8
Median hourly rate £41.00 £40.50 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.23% +11.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.53 £37.50 £20.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.50 £42.95 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £38.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+10.52% +1.33%
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
6015 5401 5421
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.13% 10.24% 10.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 3856 3126 3025
Median daily rate £420 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £190 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 378 571 676
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.46 £41.55 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -5.88%

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 29 September 2016.

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 29 September 2016.

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 29 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +49 42 £340 +8.80% 17
London -19 20 £358 -15.88% 7
East of England +14 14 £275 +4.76% 12
North East -10 13 £280 +33.33% 8
South West +10 11 £350 +59.09% 5
Yorkshire +16 9 £358 -4.66% 1
North West +11 5 £288 -24.59% 1
West Midlands -32 4 - - 2
East Midlands - 3 £263 - 2
Firmware
UK

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, 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 63 (27.27%) Windows
2 57 (24.68%) Security Cleared
3 50 (21.65%) TCP/IP
4 46 (19.91%) Linux
5 42 (18.18%) HP
6 41 (17.75%) Cisco
7 39 (16.88%) Microsoft
8 37 (16.02%) DNS
9 35 (15.15%) SAN
10 34 (14.72%) Unix
10 34 (14.72%) VMware
10 34 (14.72%) SC Cleared
11 33 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
11 33 (14.29%) Firewall
11 33 (14.29%) Windows Server
12 29 (12.55%) Data Centre
12 29 (12.55%) Windows Server 2003
12 29 (12.55%) Windows Server 2012
13 28 (12.12%) Windows Server 2008
13 28 (12.12%) SSL
13 28 (12.12%) SQL
13 28 (12.12%) DHCP
13 28 (12.12%) Change Management
14 27 (11.69%) Configuration Management
14 27 (11.69%) ITIL
15 26 (11.26%) SCCM
16 25 (10.82%) C
16 25 (10.82%) SNMP
16 25 (10.82%) Active Directory
17 24 (10.39%) IBM

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 (5.63%) IIS
2 11 (4.76%) OpenStack
3 9 (3.90%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.73%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (1.73%) MS Exchange
5 3 (1.30%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.87%) Apache
6 2 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (0.87%) GlassFish
6 2 (0.87%) IBM Domino
6 2 (0.87%) IBM HTTP Server
6 2 (0.87%) JBoss
6 2 (0.87%) Liferay
6 2 (0.87%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 2 (0.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.87%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.87%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.87%) WebLogic Portal
6 2 (0.87%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 20 (8.66%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.46%) MS Office
3 6 (2.60%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (1.30%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.43%) Simulink
5 1 (0.43%) SOLIDWORKS
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.16%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.87%) Amazon EMR
2 2 (0.87%) Amazon Kinesis
2 2 (0.87%) IaaS
2 2 (0.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.43%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.43%) SaaS
3 1 (0.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 50 (21.65%) TCP/IP
2 37 (16.02%) DNS
3 35 (15.15%) SAN
4 33 (14.29%) Firewall
5 28 (12.12%) DHCP
5 28 (12.12%) SSL
6 25 (10.82%) SNMP
7 23 (9.96%) WAN
8 21 (9.09%) LAN
9 20 (8.66%) Internet
10 17 (7.36%) Wireless
11 15 (6.49%) HTTP
12 11 (4.76%) Extranet
12 11 (4.76%) Intranet
13 10 (4.33%) BIG-IP
14 9 (3.90%) Ethernet
14 9 (3.90%) VPN
14 9 (3.90%) WLAN
15 8 (3.46%) ZigBee
16 7 (3.03%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (7.36%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.03%) DB2
3 6 (2.60%) MySQL
4 3 (1.30%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.87%) Big Data
5 2 (0.87%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.87%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (0.87%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.43%) SAP HANA
6 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 10 (4.33%) Subversion
2 9 (3.90%) Rational DOORS
3 3 (1.30%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.30%) LabVIEW
3 3 (1.30%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.87%) Introscope
4 2 (0.87%) JIRA
4 2 (0.87%) PVCS
5 1 (0.43%) Bugzilla
5 1 (0.43%) Emacs
5 1 (0.43%) Redmine
5 1 (0.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 20 (8.66%) Electronics
2 16 (6.93%) Finance
3 14 (6.06%) Telecoms
4 12 (5.19%) Military
5 9 (3.90%) Banking
6 6 (2.60%) Manufacturing
7 5 (2.16%) Aerospace
7 5 (2.16%) Retail
8 2 (0.87%) Automotive
8 2 (0.87%) Avionics
8 2 (0.87%) Law
8 2 (0.87%) Legal
9 1 (0.43%) Billing
9 1 (0.43%) Games
9 1 (0.43%) German Language
9 1 (0.43%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 24 (10.39%) Administrator
2 17 (7.36%) Analyst
2 17 (7.36%) Wintel Engineer
3 15 (6.49%) Server Engineer
3 15 (6.49%) Systems Administrator
4 14 (6.06%) Embedded Engineer
4 14 (6.06%) Firmware Engineer
4 14 (6.06%) Network Engineer
5 13 (5.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 12 (5.19%) Systems Engineer
7 10 (4.33%) Build Engineer
7 10 (4.33%) Hardware Engineer
8 9 (3.90%) FPGA Engineer
8 9 (3.90%) Linux Engineer
8 9 (3.90%) Software Engineer
9 8 (3.46%) Developer
9 8 (3.46%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 8 (3.46%) IT Engineer
9 8 (3.46%) Solaris Administrator
10 7 (3.03%) Solaris Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.16%) Middleware
1 5 (2.16%) Oracle Fusion
2 3 (1.30%) .NET
2 3 (1.30%) .NET Framework
2 3 (1.30%) SOAP
3 2 (0.87%) 802.1X
3 2 (0.87%) Ajax
3 2 (0.87%) jQuery
3 2 (0.87%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (0.87%) Web Services
3 2 (0.87%) Yocto
4 1 (0.43%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (0.43%) Flash
4 1 (0.43%) JMS
4 1 (0.43%) JSON
4 1 (0.43%) REST
4 1 (0.43%) XML
4 1 (0.43%) XMPP
4 1 (0.43%) XSD
4 1 (0.43%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 29 (12.55%) Data Centre
2 20 (8.66%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 19 (8.23%) Device Driver
4 17 (7.36%) Clustering
5 16 (6.93%) Smart Meter
6 14 (6.06%) Enterprise Software
7 13 (5.63%) Management Information System
8 11 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
9 10 (4.33%) Driving Licence
10 9 (3.90%) CMDB
11 8 (3.46%) ASIC
12 6 (2.60%) CESG
13 5 (2.16%) Internet of Things
13 5 (2.16%) VHDL
14 4 (1.73%) Algorithms
14 4 (1.73%) Chip and PIN
15 3 (1.30%) Computer Science
15 3 (1.30%) LPAR
15 3 (1.30%) Replication
15 3 (1.30%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 63 (27.27%) Windows
2 46 (19.91%) Linux
3 34 (14.72%) Unix
4 33 (14.29%) Windows Server
5 29 (12.55%) Windows Server 2003
5 29 (12.55%) Windows Server 2012
6 28 (12.12%) Windows Server 2008
7 19 (8.23%) Solaris
8 11 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (3.46%) AIX
9 8 (3.46%) Windows 7
10 5 (2.16%) VxWorks
11 4 (1.73%) Embedded Linux
11 4 (1.73%) HPUX
11 4 (1.73%) Windows 10
12 3 (1.30%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.87%) CentOS
13 2 (0.87%) SUSE
13 2 (0.87%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 1 (0.43%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
2 28 (12.12%) Change Management
3 27 (11.69%) Configuration Management
3 27 (11.69%) ITIL
4 23 (9.96%) Root Cause Analysis
5 21 (9.09%) Server Building
6 20 (8.66%) Problem Management
7 16 (6.93%) Incident Management
7 16 (6.93%) Software Engineering
8 15 (6.49%) Infrastructure Management
8 15 (6.49%) Project Management
9 14 (6.06%) Time Management
10 13 (5.63%) Mentoring
10 13 (5.63%) Migration
10 13 (5.63%) Performance Management
10 13 (5.63%) Software Delivery
11 12 (5.19%) Service Delivery
11 12 (5.19%) Validation
12 11 (4.76%) High Availability
12 11 (4.76%) Operations Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (12.12%) SQL
2 25 (10.82%) C
3 17 (7.36%) C++
3 17 (7.36%) PowerShell
4 13 (5.63%) Perl
4 13 (5.63%) VBScript
5 12 (5.19%) Shell Script
6 9 (3.90%) Python
6 9 (3.90%) VB
7 8 (3.46%) Embedded C
8 5 (2.16%) Assembly Language
9 4 (1.73%) PHP
10 3 (1.30%) C#
10 3 (1.30%) Embedded C++
10 3 (1.30%) Java
11 2 (0.87%) JavaScript
11 2 (0.87%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.43%) RPG
12 1 (0.43%) Tcl
12 1 (0.43%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 57 (24.68%) Security Cleared
2 34 (14.72%) SC Cleared
3 16 (6.93%) AAT
4 15 (6.49%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (6.06%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (5.63%) Degree
7 12 (5.19%) CCNA
7 12 (5.19%) MCP
8 11 (4.76%) MCSE
9 8 (3.46%) BPSS Clearance
10 7 (3.03%) LPIC
11 6 (2.60%) DV Cleared
12 5 (2.16%) CCNP
13 4 (1.73%) MCTS
13 4 (1.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 3 (1.30%) BICSI Certification
14 3 (1.30%) HND
14 3 (1.30%) JNCIA
14 3 (1.30%) JNCIS
14 3 (1.30%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (9.52%) SLA
2 3 (1.30%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (1.30%) DO-254
2 3 (1.30%) QA
3 2 (0.87%) JTAG
3 2 (0.87%) MISRA
4 1 (0.43%) DO-178B
System Software
1 25 (10.82%) Active Directory
2 23 (9.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (3.90%) VMware ESX
4 7 (3.03%) vSphere
5 4 (1.73%) BIND 9
5 4 (1.73%) NFS
5 4 (1.73%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (1.73%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.87%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.87%) Oracle Clusterware
6 2 (0.87%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.43%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.43%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.43%) vCloud
7 1 (0.43%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.43%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (0.43%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.43%) XenApp
7 1 (0.43%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 26 (11.26%) SCCM
2 13 (5.63%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 12 (5.19%) SCOM
4 10 (4.33%) Tivoli
5 9 (3.90%) Backup Exec
6 8 (3.46%) MOM
6 8 (3.46%) NetBackup
7 7 (3.03%) Nagios
8 6 (2.60%) HP SiteScope
9 5 (2.16%) Microsoft Clustering
10 4 (1.73%) Cacti
10 4 (1.73%) PowerCLI
10 4 (1.73%) vMotion
11 3 (1.30%) CA Spectrum
11 3 (1.30%) Cisco CUCM
11 3 (1.30%) Cisco Prime
11 3 (1.30%) EMC NetWorker
11 3 (1.30%) Failover Clustering
11 3 (1.30%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 2 (0.87%) Legato
Vendors
1 42 (18.18%) HP
2 41 (17.75%) Cisco
3 39 (16.88%) Microsoft
4 34 (14.72%) VMware
5 24 (10.39%) IBM
6 18 (7.79%) Oracle
7 17 (7.36%) Red Hat
8 16 (6.93%) CA
9 14 (6.06%) EMC
10 11 (4.76%) Dell
11 10 (4.33%) F5
12 9 (3.90%) Citrix
13 7 (3.03%) BMC
13 7 (3.03%) NetApp
13 7 (3.03%) Veritas
13 7 (3.03%) Xilinx
14 6 (2.60%) CheckPoint
14 6 (2.60%) Juniper
14 6 (2.60%) Samsung
14 6 (2.60%) Symantec
Oxfordshire
CPS Group Limited
Posted: 16 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
The One Group
Rate: £250 - 400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £40 - £50 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £40 - £46 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300 - £310 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle, County Down
Cloud Computing International
Rate: From £280 to £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ECS
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, Yorkshire
ECS
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago