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 24 May 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firmware
Rank 501 535 504
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -31
Contract jobs citing Firmware 116 74 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.24% 0.15% 0.16%
As % of the System Software category 2.01% 1.45% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 30 25
Median daily rate £375 £360 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.02% +16.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £170 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £374 £354 £306
% change year-on-year
+5.72% +15.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 9 19
Median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +19.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.50 £33.49 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.15 £65.20 £40.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
- +19.40%
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
5763 5109 4862
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 11.74% 10.39% 9.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 3597 2891 2599
Median daily rate £400 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £190 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £469
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+10.76% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 400 606 621
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £33.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £15.63
% change year-on-year
+15.15% +5.60%

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 24 May 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 24 May 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 24 May 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 +8 37 £400 +23.15% 20
South West +9 16 £375 -9.63% 7
East Midlands +27 11 £220 -32.30% 5
London -15 11 £350 -17.64% 5
North East - 10 £328 - 3
North West -4 9 £425 +9.67% 3
Yorkshire +14 7 £443 - 5
East of England +3 7 - - 16
West Midlands 0 7 £350 +12.90% 8
Firmware
UK

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 56 (28.87%) Linux
2 47 (24.23%) VMware
3 41 (21.13%) Security Cleared
4 40 (20.62%) VMware Infrastructure
5 37 (19.07%) ITIL
6 34 (17.53%) Windows
7 33 (17.01%) HP
8 32 (16.49%) SAN
9 31 (15.98%) Unix
10 30 (15.46%) TCP/IP
10 30 (15.46%) Cisco
11 29 (14.95%) C
12 27 (13.92%) Active Directory
12 27 (13.92%) Disaster Recovery
13 26 (13.40%) Firewall
13 26 (13.40%) Change Management
14 25 (12.89%) Migration
14 25 (12.89%) Service Delivery
14 25 (12.89%) IBM
14 25 (12.89%) EMC
14 25 (12.89%) DNS
15 24 (12.37%) Finance
16 23 (11.86%) SC Cleared
16 23 (11.86%) Capacity Management
17 22 (11.34%) C++
18 21 (10.82%) SSL
18 21 (10.82%) Microsoft
18 21 (10.82%) Red Hat
19 20 (10.31%) Data Centre
20 19 (9.79%) Windows Server

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 (5.15%) IIS
2 8 (4.12%) TPMS
3 6 (3.09%) OpenStack
4 4 (2.06%) WebSphere
5 3 (1.55%) Apache
5 3 (1.55%) MS Exchange
6 2 (1.03%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.03%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.52%) GlassFish
7 1 (0.52%) JBoss
7 1 (0.52%) Liferay
7 1 (0.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.52%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.52%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.52%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.52%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.52%) WebLogic Portal
7 1 (0.52%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 14 (7.22%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.55%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.55%) Simulink
3 2 (1.03%) MS Office
4 1 (0.52%) SOLIDWORKS
4 1 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.06%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.03%) Amazon EMR
3 2 (1.03%) Amazon Kinesis
4 1 (0.52%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 32 (16.49%) SAN
2 30 (15.46%) TCP/IP
3 26 (13.40%) Firewall
4 25 (12.89%) DNS
5 21 (10.82%) SSL
6 15 (7.73%) Internet
7 13 (6.70%) HTTP
8 10 (5.15%) NAS
9 9 (4.64%) BIG-IP
9 9 (4.64%) Extranet
9 9 (4.64%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 9 (4.64%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 9 (4.64%) Intranet
9 9 (4.64%) LDAP
10 8 (4.12%) VPN
10 8 (4.12%) WAN
11 7 (3.61%) DHCP
11 7 (3.61%) Ethernet
11 7 (3.61%) LAN
11 7 (3.61%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.19%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.58%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (2.06%) MySQL
4 3 (1.55%) DB2
4 3 (1.55%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.03%) Big Data
5 2 (1.03%) DTS
6 1 (0.52%) Informix
Development Applications
1 8 (4.12%) Rational DOORS
2 6 (3.09%) Subversion
3 2 (1.03%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.03%) JIRA
3 2 (1.03%) LabVIEW
3 2 (1.03%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.52%) Bugzilla
4 1 (0.52%) Emacs
4 1 (0.52%) Introscope
4 1 (0.52%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.52%) Redmine
4 1 (0.52%) Robot Framework
4 1 (0.52%) Selenium
General
1 24 (12.37%) Finance
2 18 (9.28%) Electronics
3 9 (4.64%) Aerospace
3 9 (4.64%) Banking
3 9 (4.64%) Military
3 9 (4.64%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.06%) Avionics
4 4 (2.06%) Legal
5 3 (1.55%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.03%) Billing
6 2 (1.03%) Games
7 1 (0.52%) Automotive
7 1 (0.52%) Publishing
7 1 (0.52%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (11.34%) Administrator
2 18 (9.28%) Systems Administrator
3 17 (8.76%) Analyst
4 15 (7.73%) Developer
4 15 (7.73%) Firmware Engineer
5 13 (6.70%) Embedded Engineer
6 12 (6.19%) Software Engineer
7 10 (5.15%) Unix Administrator
7 10 (5.15%) Unix Systems Administrator
8 9 (4.64%) Data Centre Engineer
8 9 (4.64%) Systems Engineer
9 8 (4.12%) Embedded Software Engineer
10 7 (3.61%) Design Engineer
10 7 (3.61%) Embedded Developer
10 7 (3.61%) Server Engineer
10 7 (3.61%) Technical Specialist
11 6 (3.09%) Hardware Engineer
11 6 (3.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 6 (3.09%) Network Engineer
11 6 (3.09%) Senior Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.06%) SOAP
2 3 (1.55%) XML
3 2 (1.03%) Ajax
3 2 (1.03%) JMS
3 2 (1.03%) jQuery
3 2 (1.03%) JSON
3 2 (1.03%) Middleware
3 2 (1.03%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (1.03%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (1.03%) Regular Expression
3 2 (1.03%) SAML
3 2 (1.03%) Web Services
3 2 (1.03%) XML Schema
3 2 (1.03%) XSD
3 2 (1.03%) XSLT
4 1 (0.52%) Ember.js
4 1 (0.52%) FreeSWITCH
4 1 (0.52%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 20 (10.31%) Data Centre
2 19 (9.79%) Computer Science
3 14 (7.22%) EMC VMAX
4 13 (6.70%) Management Information System
5 12 (6.19%) Device Driver
6 11 (5.67%) Driving Licence
6 11 (5.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 8 (4.12%) Embedded Systems
7 8 (4.12%) VHDL
8 7 (3.61%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (3.09%) Clustering
9 6 (3.09%) EMC VNX
9 6 (3.09%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (2.58%) CMDB
11 4 (2.06%) Algorithms
11 4 (2.06%) NHS
11 4 (2.06%) Smart Meter
12 3 (1.55%) Mathematics
12 3 (1.55%) Physics
13 2 (1.03%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 56 (28.87%) Linux
2 34 (17.53%) Windows
3 31 (15.98%) Unix
4 19 (9.79%) Windows Server
5 15 (7.73%) Solaris
5 15 (7.73%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (6.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (5.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (4.64%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (4.12%) VxWorks
10 7 (3.61%) AIX
11 5 (2.58%) Embedded Linux
12 4 (2.06%) CentOS
12 4 (2.06%) SUSE
12 4 (2.06%) ThreadX
13 3 (1.55%) HPUX
13 3 (1.55%) Windows 7
14 2 (1.03%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 2 (1.03%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.52%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (19.07%) ITIL
2 27 (13.92%) Disaster Recovery
3 26 (13.40%) Change Management
4 25 (12.89%) Migration
4 25 (12.89%) Service Delivery
5 23 (11.86%) Capacity Management
6 18 (9.28%) Process Improvement
6 18 (9.28%) Software Engineering
6 18 (9.28%) Vulnerability Management
7 15 (7.73%) Load Balancing
8 14 (7.22%) Configuration Management
9 12 (6.19%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (6.19%) Validation
10 11 (5.67%) Continuous Improvement
10 11 (5.67%) Time Management
11 10 (5.15%) Change Control
11 10 (5.15%) Project Management
12 9 (4.64%) High Availability
12 9 (4.64%) Open Source
12 9 (4.64%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 29 (14.95%) C
2 22 (11.34%) C++
3 17 (8.76%) SQL
4 11 (5.67%) Perl
5 8 (4.12%) Embedded C
5 8 (4.12%) Python
6 6 (3.09%) Assembly Language
6 6 (3.09%) Java
7 5 (2.58%) Bash Shell
7 5 (2.58%) PowerShell
7 5 (2.58%) Shell Script
8 4 (2.06%) MATLAB
8 4 (2.06%) VB
9 3 (1.55%) C#
9 3 (1.55%) Embedded C++
9 3 (1.55%) PHP
9 3 (1.55%) Ruby
9 3 (1.55%) VBScript
10 2 (1.03%) JavaScript
10 2 (1.03%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 41 (21.13%) Security Cleared
2 23 (11.86%) SC Cleared
3 11 (5.67%) Degree
4 8 (4.12%) DV Cleared
5 4 (2.06%) AAT
5 4 (2.06%) ISEB
5 4 (2.06%) LPIC
6 3 (1.55%) CCNP
6 3 (1.55%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.03%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (1.03%) CCNA
7 2 (1.03%) CISSP
7 2 (1.03%) HNC
7 2 (1.03%) HND
7 2 (1.03%) MCTS
7 2 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.52%) CCIE
8 1 (0.52%) MCITP
8 1 (0.52%) MCP
8 1 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.64%) QA
2 6 (3.09%) MISRA
3 5 (2.58%) SLA
4 4 (2.06%) IEC 61508
5 2 (1.03%) DO-254
5 2 (1.03%) JTAG
6 1 (0.52%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.52%) DO-178B
6 1 (0.52%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.52%) MISRA C
System Software
1 40 (20.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (13.92%) Active Directory
3 15 (7.73%) VMware ESXi
4 11 (5.67%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 9 (4.64%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 7 (3.61%) vSphere
7 6 (3.09%) VMware ESX
8 5 (2.58%) NFS
9 4 (2.06%) Hyper-V
10 3 (1.55%) DFS Replication
10 3 (1.55%) vCloud
10 3 (1.55%) XenDesktop
11 2 (1.03%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.52%) FreeRADIUS
12 1 (0.52%) Kamailio
12 1 (0.52%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 12 (6.19%) SCCM
2 7 (3.61%) Tivoli
3 6 (3.09%) Nagios
3 6 (3.09%) NetBackup
3 6 (3.09%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 5 (2.58%) Backup Exec
4 5 (2.58%) SCOM
4 5 (2.58%) Simpana
5 4 (2.06%) Zenoss
6 2 (1.03%) Cacti
6 2 (1.03%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (1.03%) HP SIM
6 2 (1.03%) Legato
6 2 (1.03%) MOM
6 2 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.03%) Puppet
6 2 (1.03%) PureDisk
6 2 (1.03%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (1.03%) WSUS
7 1 (0.52%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 47 (24.23%) VMware
2 33 (17.01%) HP
3 30 (15.46%) Cisco
4 25 (12.89%) EMC
4 25 (12.89%) IBM
5 21 (10.82%) Microsoft
5 21 (10.82%) Red Hat
6 13 (6.70%) F5
7 12 (6.19%) NetApp
8 11 (5.67%) Veritas
9 9 (4.64%) Emulex
9 9 (4.64%) Remedy
10 8 (4.12%) CA
10 8 (4.12%) Citrix
10 8 (4.12%) Oracle
11 7 (3.61%) Dell
11 7 (3.61%) Huawei
12 5 (2.58%) CommVault
12 5 (2.58%) Symantec
13 4 (2.06%) arcserve
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
South East England
CPS Group Limited
Posted: 5 days ago
Dorset
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £35 - £38 per hour
Posted: 8 days ago
Hampshire
The Resourcing Hub
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Cambridge
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: Market related
Posted: 25 days ago
Dorset
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £35 - 45 per hour
Posted: 27 days ago