The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Firmware 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the England region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firmware
Rank 489 467 486
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +19
Contract jobs citing Firmware 77 62 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.14% 0.14%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.56% 0.54% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 21 23
Average daily rate £311 £413 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.54% +17.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £130 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £450 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £311 £375 £316
% change year-on-year
-17.00% +18.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 16 23
Average hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £16.69 £30.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £38.75 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £36.25 £35.25
% change year-on-year
-17.24% +2.83%
Miscellaneous Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
13634 11444 14106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 26.03% 26.06% 25.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 8527 7070 8322
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £348
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 551 596 730
Average hourly rate £19.75 £22.70 £24.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.99% -8.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.22% -10.00%
Firmware
UK

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 Miscellaneous 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 16 April 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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
South East +10 26 £331 -23.18% 21
London -55 17 £300 -25.00% 3
South West -10 9 £303 -32.77% 11
East Midlands -5 7 £300 - 4
Yorkshire -13 6 £325 - 4
North West -19 6 £333 - 2
East of England -31 5 £165 -52.85% 20
West Midlands - - - - 3
North East - - - - 2
Firmware
UK

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 36 (24.49%) Windows
2 27 (18.37%) Internet
2 27 (18.37%) Middleware
2 27 (18.37%) Project Management
3 23 (15.65%) Intranet
3 23 (15.65%) Security Cleared
4 22 (14.97%) Embedded Systems
4 22 (14.97%) Java
5 21 (14.29%) VMware
5 21 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (13.61%) XML
6 20 (13.61%) E-Commerce
7 19 (12.93%) CSS
7 19 (12.93%) Struts
7 19 (12.93%) JavaScript
7 19 (12.93%) J2EE
7 19 (12.93%) SAN
7 19 (12.93%) Network Design
7 19 (12.93%) Spring
7 19 (12.93%) Ajax
7 19 (12.93%) Endeca
7 19 (12.93%) ATG
7 19 (12.93%) Velocity
7 19 (12.93%) jQuery
8 18 (12.24%) C
8 18 (12.24%) Linux
9 17 (11.56%) SLA
9 17 (11.56%) Cisco
9 17 (11.56%) SC Cleared
10 15 (10.20%) Microsoft

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 5 (3.40%) WebSphere
2 4 (2.72%) SharePoint 2013
2 4 (2.72%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.04%) WebLogic
3 3 (2.04%) OpenStack
4 2 (1.36%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.68%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 3 (2.04%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.68%) Simulink
2 1 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.68%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.72%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.04%) PaaS
1 3 (2.04%) IaaS
2 1 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.68%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 27 (18.37%) Internet
2 23 (15.65%) Intranet
3 19 (12.93%) SAN
4 13 (8.84%) Wireless
5 12 (8.16%) Firewall
5 12 (8.16%) DHCP
6 11 (7.48%) LAN
7 10 (6.80%) DNS
8 9 (6.12%) DMZ
8 9 (6.12%) WAN
9 7 (4.76%) VPN
9 7 (4.76%) BGP
9 7 (4.76%) NAS
10 6 (4.08%) VLAN
10 6 (4.08%) Bluetooth
10 6 (4.08%) Structured Cabling
11 5 (3.40%) NetScaler
11 5 (3.40%) TCP/IP
11 5 (3.40%) GSM
11 5 (3.40%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.04%) SQL Server
1 3 (2.04%) Big Data
2 1 (0.68%) DTS
Development Applications
1 4 (2.72%) Toad
2 2 (1.36%) LabVIEW
2 2 (1.36%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (0.68%) JUnit
3 1 (0.68%) Selenium
3 1 (0.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 14 (9.52%) Electronics
2 10 (6.80%) Telecoms
3 7 (4.76%) Finance
4 3 (2.04%) Publishing
4 3 (2.04%) Banking
5 2 (1.36%) Military
5 2 (1.36%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.68%) Local Government
6 1 (0.68%) Back Office
6 1 (0.68%) Retail
6 1 (0.68%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.68%) Automotive
6 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 19 (12.93%) Deployment Engineer
1 19 (12.93%) DevOps Engineer
2 14 (9.52%) Analyst
3 13 (8.84%) Software Engineer
4 11 (7.48%) Administrator
4 11 (7.48%) Storage Engineer
5 7 (4.76%) Test Engineer
6 6 (4.08%) Architect
6 6 (4.08%) Network Engineer
7 5 (3.40%) Systems Administrator
7 5 (3.40%) Design Engineer
7 5 (3.40%) Server Engineer
7 5 (3.40%) Server Administrator
7 5 (3.40%) Build Engineer
8 4 (2.72%) Firmware Engineer
8 4 (2.72%) Configuration and Release Manager
8 4 (2.72%) Release Manager
8 4 (2.72%) C++ Software Engineer
8 4 (2.72%) Technical Engineer
8 4 (2.72%) Information Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (18.37%) Middleware
2 20 (13.61%) XML
3 19 (12.93%) CSS
3 19 (12.93%) Struts
3 19 (12.93%) J2EE
3 19 (12.93%) Spring
3 19 (12.93%) Ajax
3 19 (12.93%) Velocity
3 19 (12.93%) jQuery
4 3 (2.04%) ADO
5 2 (1.36%) .NET
5 2 (1.36%) MFC
5 2 (1.36%) Web Services
5 2 (1.36%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (1.36%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 22 (14.97%) Embedded Systems
2 11 (7.48%) Clustering
3 8 (5.44%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 6 (4.08%) VHDL
5 5 (3.40%) Replication
5 5 (3.40%) Management Information System
5 5 (3.40%) Smart Meter
6 4 (2.72%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.72%) Statistics
6 4 (2.72%) Taxonomies
7 3 (2.04%) CESG
7 3 (2.04%) Device Driver
7 3 (2.04%) Thin Client
7 3 (2.04%) ASIC
7 3 (2.04%) Fat Client
8 2 (1.36%) iPad
9 1 (0.68%) DataPower
9 1 (0.68%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.68%) NHS
9 1 (0.68%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 36 (24.49%) Windows
2 18 (12.24%) Linux
3 13 (8.84%) UNIX
4 11 (7.48%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (4.08%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (3.40%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (2.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (2.72%) Windows 2000
8 3 (2.04%) AIX
8 3 (2.04%) Windows 7
8 3 (2.04%) Embedded Linux
9 2 (1.36%) Solaris
9 2 (1.36%) Windows CE
10 1 (0.68%) SUSE
10 1 (0.68%) HPUX
10 1 (0.68%) Android
10 1 (0.68%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.68%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.68%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (18.37%) Project Management
2 21 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (13.61%) E-Commerce
4 19 (12.93%) Network Design
5 15 (10.20%) Configuration Management
6 12 (8.16%) Capacity Planning
7 11 (7.48%) Data Protection
7 11 (7.48%) Disaster Recovery
7 11 (7.48%) Software Engineering
8 10 (6.80%) Migration
9 8 (5.44%) Document Management
9 8 (5.44%) Release Management
9 8 (5.44%) Performance Tuning
10 7 (4.76%) ITIL
11 6 (4.08%) Incident Management
11 6 (4.08%) Load Balancing
11 6 (4.08%) Performance Management
12 5 (3.40%) Problem Management
12 5 (3.40%) Validation
13 4 (2.72%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (14.97%) Java
2 19 (12.93%) JavaScript
3 18 (12.24%) C
4 13 (8.84%) SQL
5 9 (6.12%) C++
5 9 (6.12%) Embedded C
6 5 (3.40%) C#
7 4 (2.72%) MATLAB
8 3 (2.04%) Shell Script
8 3 (2.04%) Python
8 3 (2.04%) VBScript
8 3 (2.04%) VB
9 2 (1.36%) VBA
9 2 (1.36%) VC++
9 2 (1.36%) Assembly Language
10 1 (0.68%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 23 (15.65%) Security Cleared
2 17 (11.56%) SC Cleared
3 12 (8.16%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (7.48%) Degree
5 8 (5.44%) CCNP
6 6 (4.08%) CCNA
7 5 (3.40%) DV Cleared
8 4 (2.72%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (2.04%) MCSE
9 3 (2.04%) ISEB
9 3 (2.04%) RHCE
10 2 (1.36%) CCIE
11 1 (0.68%) VCP5
11 1 (0.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.68%) PhD
11 1 (0.68%) MCP
11 1 (0.68%) HNC
11 1 (0.68%) HND
11 1 (0.68%) OCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (11.56%) SLA
2 3 (2.04%) QA
2 3 (2.04%) DO-254
3 1 (0.68%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.68%) JTAG
System Software
1 15 (10.20%) Active Directory
2 13 (8.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (8.16%) VMware ESX
4 7 (4.76%) NFS
5 6 (4.08%) XenApp
6 4 (2.72%) XenServer
6 4 (2.72%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 4 (2.72%) vSphere
7 3 (2.04%) Hyper-V
8 2 (1.36%) VMFS
8 2 (1.36%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.68%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (0.68%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.68%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 5 (3.40%) BladeLogic
2 4 (2.72%) SCDPM
3 3 (2.04%) Puppet
3 3 (2.04%) Red Hat Satellite
3 3 (2.04%) Tivoli
3 3 (2.04%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 3 (2.04%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (2.04%) SCCM
3 3 (2.04%) SCVMM
4 2 (1.36%) NetBackup
4 2 (1.36%) HP SIM
5 1 (0.68%) WSUS
5 1 (0.68%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (14.29%) VMware
2 19 (12.93%) Endeca
2 19 (12.93%) ATG
3 17 (11.56%) Cisco
4 15 (10.20%) Microsoft
5 14 (9.52%) HP
6 12 (8.16%) EMC
7 11 (7.48%) IBM
8 9 (6.12%) Citrix
9 7 (4.76%) Brocade
10 6 (4.08%) Juniper
10 6 (4.08%) Oracle
11 5 (3.40%) SAP
11 5 (3.40%) NetApp
11 5 (3.40%) Altera
12 4 (2.72%) Veeam
12 4 (2.72%) Open Text
12 4 (2.72%) Red Hat
12 4 (2.72%) Blue Coat
12 4 (2.72%) F5
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