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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firmware
Rank 490 566 524
Rank change year-on-year
+76 -42
Contract jobs citing Firmware 131 72 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.26% 0.14% 0.15%
As % of the System Software category 2.15% 1.29% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 33 39
Median daily rate £315 £360 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £206 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £437 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 6
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £34.35 £25.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.30 £42.30 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+9.33% -6.25%
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
6098 5566 5141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.25% 10.76% 10.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 3889 3229 2819
Median daily rate £400 £353 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.47% +8.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +8.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 387 551 634
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £28.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £15.88
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +7.08%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 30 July 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 +48 41 £321 +0.62% 15
North East -19 20 £280 +33.33% 5
East of England +18 15 £300 -16.66% 9
London -6 15 £338 -20.58% 7
South West +7 13 £325 +44.44% 4
West Midlands -23 9 £358 +10.00% 1
Yorkshire +5 8 £443 - 1
North West +2 6 £450 -5.26% 1
East Midlands +2 3 £300 -7.69% 7
Firmware
UK

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 67 (28.03%) Linux
2 54 (22.59%) Security Cleared
3 50 (20.92%) Windows
4 49 (20.50%) ITIL
4 49 (20.50%) VMware
5 45 (18.83%) Disaster Recovery
5 45 (18.83%) SAN
6 44 (18.41%) HP
7 43 (17.99%) TCP/IP
8 42 (17.57%) Unix
8 42 (17.57%) VMware Infrastructure
9 40 (16.74%) Cisco
10 37 (15.48%) Microsoft
11 35 (14.64%) DNS
12 34 (14.23%) Change Management
12 34 (14.23%) Firewall
13 33 (13.81%) Active Directory
14 32 (13.39%) SQL
14 32 (13.39%) SC Cleared
14 32 (13.39%) Windows Server
15 30 (12.55%) Configuration Management
16 29 (12.13%) IBM
16 29 (12.13%) Data Centre
17 27 (11.30%) Red Hat
17 27 (11.30%) C
18 26 (10.88%) Solaris
18 26 (10.88%) SSL
18 26 (10.88%) EMC
18 26 (10.88%) Service Delivery
18 26 (10.88%) Migration

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 15 (6.28%) IIS
2 7 (2.93%) TPMS
3 6 (2.51%) OpenStack
4 5 (2.09%) SharePoint
4 5 (2.09%) WebSphere
5 4 (1.67%) Apache
6 3 (1.26%) MS Exchange
6 3 (1.26%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.84%) GlassFish
7 2 (0.84%) IBM HTTP Server
7 2 (0.84%) JBoss
7 2 (0.84%) Liferay
7 2 (0.84%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 2 (0.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.84%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.84%) WebLogic Portal
7 2 (0.84%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 24 (10.04%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.51%) MS Visio
2 6 (2.51%) Spreadsheet
3 5 (2.09%) MS Office
4 2 (0.84%) Simulink
5 1 (0.42%) SOLIDWORKS
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.93%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.84%) Amazon EMR
3 2 (0.84%) Amazon Kinesis
3 2 (0.84%) IaaS
4 1 (0.42%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.42%) SaaS
4 1 (0.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 45 (18.83%) SAN
2 43 (17.99%) TCP/IP
3 35 (14.64%) DNS
4 34 (14.23%) Firewall
5 26 (10.88%) SSL
6 23 (9.62%) DHCP
6 23 (9.62%) SNMP
7 20 (8.37%) Internet
8 17 (7.11%) LAN
8 17 (7.11%) WAN
9 15 (6.28%) HTTP
10 12 (5.02%) NAS
10 12 (5.02%) VPN
11 10 (4.18%) BIG-IP
11 10 (4.18%) Extranet
11 10 (4.18%) Intranet
12 9 (3.77%) Ethernet
13 8 (3.35%) LDAP
13 8 (3.35%) Wireless
13 8 (3.35%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (9.21%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.35%) DB2
3 5 (2.09%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.26%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.84%) Big Data
5 2 (0.84%) MySQL
5 2 (0.84%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.84%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (0.84%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.42%) DTS
Development Applications
1 12 (5.02%) Rational DOORS
2 8 (3.35%) Subversion
3 3 (1.26%) LabVIEW
4 2 (0.84%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.84%) Introscope
4 2 (0.84%) JIRA
4 2 (0.84%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.42%) Bugzilla
5 1 (0.42%) Emacs
5 1 (0.42%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.42%) Redmine
5 1 (0.42%) Robot Framework
5 1 (0.42%) Selenium
5 1 (0.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 25 (10.46%) Finance
2 20 (8.37%) Electronics
3 15 (6.28%) Military
4 12 (5.02%) Banking
4 12 (5.02%) Telecoms
5 7 (2.93%) Aerospace
6 5 (2.09%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.67%) Avionics
7 4 (1.67%) Legal
8 3 (1.26%) Retail
9 2 (0.84%) Automotive
9 2 (0.84%) Games
9 2 (0.84%) Law
10 1 (0.42%) Billing
10 1 (0.42%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 30 (12.55%) Administrator
2 21 (8.79%) Systems Administrator
3 19 (7.95%) Analyst
4 15 (6.28%) Embedded Engineer
5 13 (5.44%) Server Engineer
5 13 (5.44%) Software Engineer
6 12 (5.02%) Developer
6 12 (5.02%) Firmware Engineer
6 12 (5.02%) Systems Engineer
7 11 (4.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 10 (4.18%) Build Engineer
8 10 (4.18%) Unix Administrator
9 9 (3.77%) Data Centre Engineer
9 9 (3.77%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 9 (3.77%) Linux Engineer
9 9 (3.77%) Solaris Administrator
9 9 (3.77%) Unix Systems Administrator
10 8 (3.35%) Network Engineer
10 8 (3.35%) Senior Systems Engineer
10 8 (3.35%) Solaris Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.67%) Middleware
1 4 (1.67%) SOAP
2 3 (1.26%) .NET
2 3 (1.26%) .NET Framework
2 3 (1.26%) Oracle Fusion
2 3 (1.26%) Web Services
2 3 (1.26%) XML
3 2 (0.84%) 802.1X
3 2 (0.84%) Ajax
3 2 (0.84%) JMS
3 2 (0.84%) jQuery
3 2 (0.84%) JSON
3 2 (0.84%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (0.84%) Regular Expression
3 2 (0.84%) SAML
3 2 (0.84%) XML Schema
3 2 (0.84%) XSD
3 2 (0.84%) XSLT
4 1 (0.42%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.42%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 29 (12.13%) Data Centre
2 20 (8.37%) Computer Science
3 19 (7.95%) Management Information System
4 18 (7.53%) Device Driver
5 14 (5.86%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 13 (5.44%) Clustering
6 13 (5.44%) EMC VMAX
7 12 (5.02%) Driving Licence
8 11 (4.60%) CMDB
9 10 (4.18%) Analytical Skills
9 10 (4.18%) Enterprise Software
9 10 (4.18%) Smart Meter
10 7 (2.93%) CESG
11 6 (2.51%) ASIC
11 6 (2.51%) EMC VNX
11 6 (2.51%) NHS
12 4 (1.67%) Algorithms
12 4 (1.67%) Internet of Things
12 4 (1.67%) VHDL
13 3 (1.26%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 67 (28.03%) Linux
2 50 (20.92%) Windows
3 42 (17.57%) Unix
4 32 (13.39%) Windows Server
5 26 (10.88%) Solaris
6 18 (7.53%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (7.11%) Windows Server 2012
8 16 (6.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 16 (6.69%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (4.18%) AIX
10 8 (3.35%) VxWorks
11 6 (2.51%) Embedded Linux
11 6 (2.51%) Windows 7
12 5 (2.09%) HPUX
12 5 (2.09%) SUSE
13 4 (1.67%) CentOS
13 4 (1.67%) Windows 2000
14 3 (1.26%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 3 (1.26%) ThreadX
15 2 (0.84%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (20.50%) ITIL
2 45 (18.83%) Disaster Recovery
3 34 (14.23%) Change Management
4 30 (12.55%) Configuration Management
5 26 (10.88%) Migration
5 26 (10.88%) Service Delivery
6 25 (10.46%) Capacity Management
7 23 (9.62%) Server Building
8 21 (8.79%) Root Cause Analysis
9 18 (7.53%) Problem Management
9 18 (7.53%) Process Improvement
9 18 (7.53%) Software Engineering
9 18 (7.53%) Vulnerability Management
10 16 (6.69%) Incident Management
11 14 (5.86%) Mentoring
12 13 (5.44%) High Availability
12 13 (5.44%) Performance Management
12 13 (5.44%) Time Management
13 12 (5.02%) Agile Software Development
13 12 (5.02%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 32 (13.39%) SQL
2 27 (11.30%) C
3 21 (8.79%) C++
4 16 (6.69%) Perl
5 12 (5.02%) Shell Script
6 9 (3.77%) VB
7 8 (3.35%) Assembly Language
7 8 (3.35%) Python
8 7 (2.93%) Embedded C
8 7 (2.93%) PowerShell
9 5 (2.09%) C#
9 5 (2.09%) Java
10 4 (1.67%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.26%) Embedded C++
11 3 (1.26%) MATLAB
11 3 (1.26%) VBScript
12 2 (0.84%) JavaScript
12 2 (0.84%) PHP
12 2 (0.84%) Ruby
12 2 (0.84%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 54 (22.59%) Security Cleared
2 32 (13.39%) SC Cleared
3 16 (6.69%) AAT
4 14 (5.86%) Degree
5 12 (5.02%) Microsoft Certification
6 11 (4.60%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (4.18%) CCNA
7 10 (4.18%) MCSE
8 8 (3.35%) DV Cleared
8 8 (3.35%) MCP
9 7 (2.93%) BPSS Clearance
9 7 (2.93%) LPIC
10 5 (2.09%) CCNP
11 4 (1.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (1.26%) BICSI Certification
12 3 (1.26%) CISSP
12 3 (1.26%) JNCIA
12 3 (1.26%) JNCIS
12 3 (1.26%) RHCE
13 2 (0.84%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (8.37%) SLA
2 5 (2.09%) MISRA
2 5 (2.09%) QA
3 3 (1.26%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.84%) IEC 61508
5 1 (0.42%) DO-178B
5 1 (0.42%) DO-254
5 1 (0.42%) JTAG
5 1 (0.42%) MISRA C
System Software
1 42 (17.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 33 (13.81%) Active Directory
3 14 (5.86%) VMware ESXi
4 9 (3.77%) VMware ESX
5 8 (3.35%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 8 (3.35%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 6 (2.51%) NFS
7 5 (2.09%) Oracle RAC
7 5 (2.09%) vSphere
8 4 (1.67%) DFS Replication
9 3 (1.26%) Hyper-V
9 3 (1.26%) vCloud
10 2 (0.84%) Oracle Clusterware
10 2 (0.84%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.84%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.42%) FreeRADIUS
11 1 (0.42%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 1 (0.42%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 23 (9.62%) SCCM
2 12 (5.02%) Tivoli
3 11 (4.60%) SCOM
4 10 (4.18%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 8 (3.35%) Microsoft Clustering
5 8 (3.35%) NetBackup
6 7 (2.93%) MOM
7 6 (2.51%) HP SiteScope
7 6 (2.51%) Nagios
8 5 (2.09%) Backup Exec
8 5 (2.09%) Simpana
9 4 (1.67%) vMotion
9 4 (1.67%) Zenoss
10 3 (1.26%) Puppet
11 2 (0.84%) CA Wily
11 2 (0.84%) HP Data Protector
11 2 (0.84%) HP SIM
11 2 (0.84%) nmon
11 2 (0.84%) PureDisk
11 2 (0.84%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 49 (20.50%) VMware
2 44 (18.41%) HP
3 40 (16.74%) Cisco
4 37 (15.48%) Microsoft
5 29 (12.13%) IBM
6 27 (11.30%) Red Hat
7 26 (10.88%) EMC
8 16 (6.69%) Oracle
9 14 (5.86%) CA
10 11 (4.60%) Dell
10 11 (4.60%) F5
10 11 (4.60%) NetApp
11 10 (4.18%) Veritas
12 8 (3.35%) Citrix
12 8 (3.35%) Emulex
13 7 (2.93%) BMC
13 7 (2.93%) Juniper
13 7 (2.93%) Remedy
13 7 (2.93%) Veeam
14 6 (2.51%) CheckPoint
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