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 29 December 2014 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firmware
Rank 460 485 434
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -51
Contract jobs citing Firmware 119 78 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.24% 0.17% 0.21%
As % of the System Software category 2.44% 1.62% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 26 32
Average daily rate
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£350 £333 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -9.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £210 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £473 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £328
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 13 22
Average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £16.80 £30.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.30 £44.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £38.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +2.00%
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
4883 4805 4134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.91% 10.26% 9.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 2714 2542 1952
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £173 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 601 589 721
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.54 £31.56 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.80 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+4.43% -9.71%

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 29 December 2014.

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 December 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firmware within the England region over the 3 months to 29 December 2014. 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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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 -6 38 £350 +27.27% 23
London -9 19 £400 +18.51% 8
South West -16 15 £350 - 6
North West +11 14 £305 +79.41% 1
East of England -7 11 £338 -27.02% 12
Yorkshire -4 10 £433 - 2
East Midlands +9 9 £399 - 10
West Midlands -7 1 £375 - 3
North East - 1 - -
Firmware
UK

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, 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 76 (39.18%) Linux
2 70 (36.08%) Windows
3 43 (22.16%) VMware
4 38 (19.59%) ITIL
4 38 (19.59%) Security Cleared
5 36 (18.56%) Firewall
6 35 (18.04%) Cisco
7 32 (16.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 31 (15.98%) IBM
9 29 (14.95%) HP
9 29 (14.95%) Configuration Management
10 28 (14.43%) SC Cleared
11 27 (13.92%) SAN
11 27 (13.92%) Microsoft
12 26 (13.40%) C
13 25 (12.89%) Software Engineering
14 24 (12.37%) Change Management
15 23 (11.86%) Service Management
15 23 (11.86%) VPN
16 22 (11.34%) VLAN
16 22 (11.34%) VMware Infrastructure
17 21 (10.82%) Enterprise Software
17 21 (10.82%) DNS
17 21 (10.82%) Red Hat
17 21 (10.82%) Oracle
18 20 (10.31%) AIX
19 19 (9.79%) Ethernet
19 19 (9.79%) TCP/IP
19 19 (9.79%) Windows Server 2008
20 18 (9.28%) SSL

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, 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 16 (8.25%) Apache
2 14 (7.22%) MS Exchange
2 14 (7.22%) IIS
3 9 (4.64%) Exchange Server 2003
4 8 (4.12%) Tomcat
5 5 (2.58%) WebSphere
6 4 (2.06%) CMS
6 4 (2.06%) IBM HTTP Server
6 4 (2.06%) WebSphere Application Server
7 3 (1.55%) WebLogic
7 3 (1.55%) JBoss
8 2 (1.03%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 2 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.52%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.52%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (5.15%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.61%) MS Office
3 2 (1.03%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.52%) PaaS
2 1 (0.52%) IaaS
2 1 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 36 (18.56%) Firewall
2 27 (13.92%) SAN
3 23 (11.86%) VPN
4 22 (11.34%) VLAN
5 21 (10.82%) DNS
6 19 (9.79%) Ethernet
6 19 (9.79%) TCP/IP
7 18 (9.28%) WAN
7 18 (9.28%) LAN
7 18 (9.28%) SSL
7 18 (9.28%) Internet
8 16 (8.25%) Cisco ASA
9 15 (7.73%) Cisco Nexus
10 14 (7.22%) Wireless
10 14 (7.22%) DHCP
11 13 (6.70%) Network Security
12 12 (6.19%) Cisco ISE
12 12 (6.19%) NetScaler
12 12 (6.19%) IPsec
12 12 (6.19%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (8.25%) SQL Server
2 12 (6.19%) DB2
3 11 (5.67%) MySQL
4 3 (1.55%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.55%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.03%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (1.03%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.03%) InterSystems Cache
5 2 (1.03%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (0.52%) Big Data
6 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.52%) KDB
6 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.52%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.52%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (3.61%) Selenium
2 5 (2.58%) RequisitePro
3 4 (2.06%) MSI
3 4 (2.06%) JIRA
4 3 (1.55%) Bugzilla
5 2 (1.03%) Introscope
5 2 (1.03%) Redmine
5 2 (1.03%) Trac
6 1 (0.52%) Subversion
6 1 (0.52%) JUnit
6 1 (0.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 16 (8.25%) Finance
2 10 (5.15%) Electronics
3 8 (4.12%) Retail
4 6 (3.09%) Manufacturing
5 5 (2.58%) Mandarin Language
5 5 (2.58%) Cantonese Language
5 5 (2.58%) Telecoms
6 4 (2.06%) Military
7 3 (1.55%) Automotive
8 2 (1.03%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.52%) Law
9 1 (0.52%) Front Office
9 1 (0.52%) Back Office
9 1 (0.52%) Banking
9 1 (0.52%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.52%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 25 (12.89%) Network Engineer
2 19 (9.79%) Analyst
3 14 (7.22%) Systems Engineer
4 12 (6.19%) Administrator
4 12 (6.19%) Software Engineer
4 12 (6.19%) Firmware Engineer
5 10 (5.15%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 8 (4.12%) Consultant
6 8 (4.12%) Design Engineer
6 8 (4.12%) Team Leader
6 8 (4.12%) Linux Administrator
7 7 (3.61%) Infrastructure Team Leader
7 7 (3.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (3.61%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 7 (3.61%) Infrastructure Manager
7 7 (3.61%) Support Engineer
8 6 (3.09%) Systems Administrator
8 6 (3.09%) Developer
8 6 (3.09%) Network Support
8 6 (3.09%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (7.22%) Regular Expression
2 8 (4.12%) Middleware
3 7 (3.61%) .NET
4 4 (2.06%) Application Packaging
5 2 (1.03%) J2EE
5 2 (1.03%) Flash
5 2 (1.03%) JMS
5 2 (1.03%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (0.52%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.52%) COM
6 1 (0.52%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (10.82%) Enterprise Software
2 17 (8.76%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (8.25%) Embedded Systems
4 13 (6.70%) PKI
4 13 (6.70%) CESG
5 12 (6.19%) Mobile App
6 9 (4.64%) Device Driver
7 7 (3.61%) Clustering
7 7 (3.61%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 6 (3.09%) Management Information System
9 5 (2.58%) AS400
9 5 (2.58%) Blackberry
9 5 (2.58%) STB
9 5 (2.58%) Data Structures
9 5 (2.58%) Algorithms
9 5 (2.58%) iSeries
9 5 (2.58%) Smart Meter
10 4 (2.06%) Replication
10 4 (2.06%) VHDL
11 3 (1.55%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 76 (39.18%) Linux
2 70 (36.08%) Windows
3 32 (16.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 20 (10.31%) AIX
5 19 (9.79%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (7.73%) Android
7 14 (7.22%) SUSE
8 13 (6.70%) UNIX
8 13 (6.70%) Apple iOS
9 12 (6.19%) Oracle Linux
9 12 (6.19%) Windows Phone 8
9 12 (6.19%) Windows Phone
10 9 (4.64%) CentOS
10 9 (4.64%) HPUX
11 8 (4.12%) Windows 7
12 6 (3.09%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (2.58%) Windows 2000
14 3 (1.55%) Embedded Linux
15 2 (1.03%) Windows Server 2003
15 2 (1.03%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (19.59%) ITIL
2 29 (14.95%) Configuration Management
3 25 (12.89%) Software Engineering
4 24 (12.37%) Change Management
5 23 (11.86%) Service Management
6 13 (6.70%) Load Balancing
6 13 (6.70%) Mobile Device Management
6 13 (6.70%) Performance Tuning
7 12 (6.19%) Use Case
7 12 (6.19%) V-Model
7 12 (6.19%) UML
7 12 (6.19%) Line Management
8 11 (5.67%) Disaster Recovery
9 10 (5.15%) Requirements Management
9 10 (5.15%) Root Cause Analysis
10 9 (4.64%) Continuous Improvement
10 9 (4.64%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (4.64%) Validation
10 9 (4.64%) Kalman Filter
11 7 (3.61%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (13.40%) C
2 16 (8.25%) Embedded C
3 15 (7.73%) SQL
4 14 (7.22%) C++
5 13 (6.70%) Python
6 12 (6.19%) Shell Script
6 12 (6.19%) Perl
6 12 (6.19%) PowerShell
7 8 (4.12%) JavaScript
8 7 (3.61%) PHP
9 6 (3.09%) VB.NET
9 6 (3.09%) Embedded C++
9 6 (3.09%) Bash Shell
9 6 (3.09%) Ruby
10 5 (2.58%) Assembly Language
11 2 (1.03%) Jython
11 2 (1.03%) Java
11 2 (1.03%) Korn
12 1 (0.52%) C#
12 1 (0.52%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 38 (19.59%) Security Cleared
2 28 (14.43%) SC Cleared
3 17 (8.76%) DV Cleared
4 16 (8.25%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (5.15%) CCNA
6 9 (4.64%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (4.64%) MCSE
7 8 (4.12%) MCP
8 7 (3.61%) CCNP
9 4 (2.06%) Degree
9 4 (2.06%) CCSP
10 2 (1.03%) CCDP
11 1 (0.52%) RHCE
11 1 (0.52%) MCSA
11 1 (0.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.15%) QA
2 5 (2.58%) SLA
3 3 (1.55%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 14443
4 1 (0.52%) ISO 8583
4 1 (0.52%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.52%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 22 (11.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (8.25%) Active Directory
3 15 (7.73%) Hyper-V
3 15 (7.73%) vSphere
3 15 (7.73%) VMware ESXi
4 12 (6.19%) FreeRADIUS
5 5 (2.58%) DFS Replication
5 5 (2.58%) XenApp
6 4 (2.06%) XenDesktop
6 4 (2.06%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (1.55%) ISA Server
8 2 (1.03%) RHEV
9 1 (0.52%) NFS
9 1 (0.52%) vCloud
9 1 (0.52%) Snort
9 1 (0.52%) Squid
Systems Management
1 14 (7.22%) McAfee ePO
2 13 (6.70%) SCCM
3 9 (4.64%) FortiGate
4 8 (4.12%) Backup Exec
5 7 (3.61%) CA Spectrum
6 6 (3.09%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 5 (2.58%) WSUS
7 5 (2.58%) SCVMM
8 3 (1.55%) Puppet
9 2 (1.03%) Data Guard
9 2 (1.03%) CA Wily
9 2 (1.03%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (1.03%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 2 (1.03%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.52%) Nagios
10 1 (0.52%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.52%) SCOM
10 1 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.52%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 43 (22.16%) VMware
2 35 (18.04%) Cisco
3 31 (15.98%) IBM
4 29 (14.95%) HP
5 27 (13.92%) Microsoft
6 21 (10.82%) Oracle
6 21 (10.82%) Red Hat
7 18 (9.28%) McAfee
8 16 (8.25%) Citrix
9 13 (6.70%) CheckPoint
10 12 (6.19%) F5
11 10 (5.15%) Brocade
12 9 (4.64%) CA
12 9 (4.64%) Lumension
13 8 (4.12%) EMC
13 8 (4.12%) Sophos
14 7 (3.61%) Splunk
15 6 (3.09%) Altiris
16 5 (2.58%) SolarWinds
16 5 (2.58%) Dell
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