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 27 June 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
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firmware
Rank 503 533 512
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -21
Contract jobs citing Firmware 113 79 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.23% 0.16% 0.17%
As % of the System Software category 1.85% 1.46% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 37 34
Median daily rate £325 £350 £314
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +11.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £172 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £493 £443
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £355 £333
% change year-on-year
-8.45% +6.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 14
Median hourly rate £37.25 £39.00 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.48% +0.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £37.15 £21.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.85 £41.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £40.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year
-3.75% +3.22%
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
6111 5396 5046
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.33% 10.78% 10.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 3871 3091 2761
Median daily rate £400 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £190 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £472
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 434 568 618
Median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +16.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+25.71% +12.90%

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 27 June 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 27 June 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 27 June 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 +23 34 £330 +2.16% 19
North East - 17 £280 - 3
London -7 13 £350 -15.15% 4
South West +4 12 £325 +44.44% 4
East of England +8 9 £315 -12.50% 6
West Midlands -15 9 £354 +2.16% 6
East Midlands +1 7 £250 -23.07% 6
North West -8 7 £380 -20.00% 11
Yorkshire +1 5 £443 - 4
Firmware
UK

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 (29.86%) Linux
2 49 (23.22%) VMware
3 47 (22.27%) Security Cleared
4 44 (20.85%) Windows
5 43 (20.38%) ITIL
5 43 (20.38%) VMware Infrastructure
6 40 (18.96%) HP
6 40 (18.96%) SAN
7 38 (18.01%) TCP/IP
8 36 (17.06%) Unix
8 36 (17.06%) Disaster Recovery
9 33 (15.64%) Active Directory
10 32 (15.17%) DNS
10 32 (15.17%) Change Management
11 30 (14.22%) Cisco
12 27 (12.80%) C
12 27 (12.80%) Migration
12 27 (12.80%) Firewall
12 27 (12.80%) SC Cleared
12 27 (12.80%) Data Centre
12 27 (12.80%) Windows Server
13 26 (12.32%) Service Delivery
13 26 (12.32%) IBM
14 25 (11.85%) Microsoft
14 25 (11.85%) Configuration Management
14 25 (11.85%) Finance
15 24 (11.37%) EMC
15 24 (11.37%) SQL
16 23 (10.90%) SSL
16 23 (10.90%) Capacity Management

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 12 (5.69%) IIS
2 8 (3.79%) TPMS
3 6 (2.84%) OpenStack
4 5 (2.37%) WebSphere
5 4 (1.90%) Apache
6 3 (1.42%) MS Exchange
6 3 (1.42%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.95%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.95%) GlassFish
7 2 (0.95%) IBM HTTP Server
7 2 (0.95%) JBoss
7 2 (0.95%) Liferay
7 2 (0.95%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 2 (0.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.95%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.95%) WebLogic Portal
7 2 (0.95%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 17 (8.06%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.42%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.42%) Simulink
3 1 (0.47%) MS Office
3 1 (0.47%) SOLIDWORKS
3 1 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.84%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.95%) Amazon EMR
3 2 (0.95%) Amazon Kinesis
4 1 (0.47%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.47%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (18.96%) SAN
2 38 (18.01%) TCP/IP
3 32 (15.17%) DNS
4 27 (12.80%) Firewall
5 23 (10.90%) SSL
6 15 (7.11%) DHCP
6 15 (7.11%) Internet
6 15 (7.11%) SNMP
7 13 (6.16%) HTTP
8 11 (5.21%) VPN
9 9 (4.27%) NAS
9 9 (4.27%) WAN
10 8 (3.79%) BIG-IP
10 8 (3.79%) Ethernet
10 8 (3.79%) Extranet
10 8 (3.79%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 8 (3.79%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 8 (3.79%) Intranet
10 8 (3.79%) LAN
10 8 (3.79%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (8.06%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.84%) DB2
3 5 (2.37%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.42%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.95%) Big Data
5 2 (0.95%) DTS
5 2 (0.95%) MySQL
5 2 (0.95%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.95%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (0.95%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 7 (3.32%) Rational DOORS
2 6 (2.84%) Subversion
3 2 (0.95%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.95%) Introscope
3 2 (0.95%) JIRA
3 2 (0.95%) LabVIEW
3 2 (0.95%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.47%) Bugzilla
4 1 (0.47%) Emacs
4 1 (0.47%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.47%) Redmine
4 1 (0.47%) Robot Framework
4 1 (0.47%) Selenium
4 1 (0.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 25 (11.85%) Finance
2 17 (8.06%) Electronics
3 12 (5.69%) Telecoms
4 10 (4.74%) Banking
5 9 (4.27%) Military
6 8 (3.79%) Aerospace
7 4 (1.90%) Avionics
8 3 (1.42%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.95%) Legal
10 1 (0.47%) Automotive
10 1 (0.47%) Billing
10 1 (0.47%) Games
10 1 (0.47%) Publishing
10 1 (0.47%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (11.85%) Administrator
2 21 (9.95%) Systems Administrator
3 20 (9.48%) Analyst
4 15 (7.11%) Developer
5 14 (6.64%) Embedded Engineer
6 13 (6.16%) Firmware Engineer
6 13 (6.16%) Software Engineer
7 11 (5.21%) Unix Administrator
8 10 (4.74%) Unix Systems Administrator
9 9 (4.27%) Build Engineer
9 9 (4.27%) Data Centre Engineer
9 9 (4.27%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 9 (4.27%) Server Engineer
10 7 (3.32%) Embedded Developer
10 7 (3.32%) Linux Engineer
10 7 (3.32%) Network Engineer
10 7 (3.32%) Systems Engineer
10 7 (3.32%) Technical Specialist
10 7 (3.32%) Wintel Engineer
11 6 (2.84%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.90%) SOAP
2 3 (1.42%) Middleware
2 3 (1.42%) Oracle Fusion
2 3 (1.42%) XML
3 2 (0.95%) 802.1X
3 2 (0.95%) Ajax
3 2 (0.95%) JMS
3 2 (0.95%) jQuery
3 2 (0.95%) JSON
3 2 (0.95%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (0.95%) Regular Expression
3 2 (0.95%) SAML
3 2 (0.95%) Web Services
3 2 (0.95%) XML Schema
3 2 (0.95%) XSD
3 2 (0.95%) XSLT
4 1 (0.47%) .NET
4 1 (0.47%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.47%) Flash
4 1 (0.47%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 27 (12.80%) Data Centre
2 20 (9.48%) Computer Science
3 18 (8.53%) Device Driver
4 16 (7.58%) Management Information System
5 14 (6.64%) EMC VMAX
6 11 (5.21%) Driving Licence
7 10 (4.74%) Enterprise Software
8 9 (4.27%) Clustering
8 9 (4.27%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 8 (3.79%) Smart Meter
10 7 (3.32%) VHDL
11 6 (2.84%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (2.84%) EMC VNX
12 5 (2.37%) Algorithms
12 5 (2.37%) CMDB
12 5 (2.37%) Embedded Systems
13 4 (1.90%) NHS
14 3 (1.42%) Mathematics
14 3 (1.42%) Physics
14 3 (1.42%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 63 (29.86%) Linux
2 44 (20.85%) Windows
3 36 (17.06%) Unix
4 27 (12.80%) Windows Server
5 21 (9.95%) Solaris
6 18 (8.53%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (6.64%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (6.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 13 (6.16%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (4.27%) AIX
10 8 (3.79%) VxWorks
11 7 (3.32%) Embedded Linux
12 5 (2.37%) SUSE
13 4 (1.90%) CentOS
13 4 (1.90%) HPUX
13 4 (1.90%) ThreadX
13 4 (1.90%) Windows 2000
13 4 (1.90%) Windows 7
14 3 (1.42%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 1 (0.47%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (20.38%) ITIL
2 36 (17.06%) Disaster Recovery
3 32 (15.17%) Change Management
4 27 (12.80%) Migration
5 26 (12.32%) Service Delivery
6 25 (11.85%) Configuration Management
7 23 (10.90%) Capacity Management
8 18 (8.53%) Process Improvement
8 18 (8.53%) Vulnerability Management
9 17 (8.06%) Software Engineering
10 16 (7.58%) Root Cause Analysis
11 14 (6.64%) Load Balancing
11 14 (6.64%) Server Building
12 13 (6.16%) Agile Software Development
12 13 (6.16%) High Availability
13 12 (5.69%) Mentoring
13 12 (5.69%) Problem Management
13 12 (5.69%) Time Management
14 11 (5.21%) Continuous Improvement
14 11 (5.21%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (12.80%) C
2 24 (11.37%) SQL
3 20 (9.48%) C++
4 13 (6.16%) Perl
5 9 (4.27%) Embedded C
5 9 (4.27%) Shell Script
6 8 (3.79%) Assembly Language
7 7 (3.32%) PowerShell
7 7 (3.32%) VB
8 6 (2.84%) Python
9 5 (2.37%) Java
10 4 (1.90%) Bash Shell
10 4 (1.90%) MATLAB
11 3 (1.42%) C#
11 3 (1.42%) Embedded C++
11 3 (1.42%) VBScript
12 2 (0.95%) JavaScript
12 2 (0.95%) PHP
12 2 (0.95%) Ruby
12 2 (0.95%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 47 (22.27%) Security Cleared
2 27 (12.80%) SC Cleared
3 11 (5.21%) AAT
3 11 (5.21%) Degree
4 8 (3.79%) DV Cleared
5 5 (2.37%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (1.90%) CCNP
6 4 (1.90%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (1.90%) LPIC
6 4 (1.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (1.42%) CCNA
7 3 (1.42%) ISEB
7 3 (1.42%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.95%) CISSP
8 2 (0.95%) MCITP
8 2 (0.95%) MCP
8 2 (0.95%) MCTS
9 1 (0.47%) IBM Certification
9 1 (0.47%) MCSA
9 1 (0.47%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.16%) SLA
2 8 (3.79%) QA
3 6 (2.84%) MISRA
4 2 (0.95%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.95%) IEC 61508
5 1 (0.47%) DO-178B
5 1 (0.47%) DO-254
5 1 (0.47%) JTAG
5 1 (0.47%) MISRA C
System Software
1 43 (20.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 33 (15.64%) Active Directory
3 15 (7.11%) VMware ESXi
4 11 (5.21%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 10 (4.74%) VMware ESX
6 9 (4.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 7 (3.32%) NFS
8 6 (2.84%) vSphere
9 5 (2.37%) Oracle RAC
10 4 (1.90%) DFS Replication
11 3 (1.42%) Hyper-V
11 3 (1.42%) vCloud
11 3 (1.42%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.95%) Oracle Clusterware
12 2 (0.95%) Virtual Desktop
12 2 (0.95%) Virtual Machines
13 1 (0.47%) FreeRADIUS
13 1 (0.47%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 18 (8.53%) SCCM
2 11 (5.21%) Tivoli
3 10 (4.74%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 8 (3.79%) Microsoft Clustering
4 8 (3.79%) NetBackup
5 7 (3.32%) SCOM
6 5 (2.37%) Backup Exec
6 5 (2.37%) MOM
6 5 (2.37%) Nagios
6 5 (2.37%) Simpana
7 4 (1.90%) HP SiteScope
7 4 (1.90%) vMotion
7 4 (1.90%) Zenoss
8 3 (1.42%) Puppet
9 2 (0.95%) CA Wily
9 2 (0.95%) HP Data Protector
9 2 (0.95%) HP SIM
9 2 (0.95%) nmon
9 2 (0.95%) PureDisk
9 2 (0.95%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 49 (23.22%) VMware
2 40 (18.96%) HP
3 30 (14.22%) Cisco
4 26 (12.32%) IBM
5 25 (11.85%) Microsoft
6 24 (11.37%) EMC
7 22 (10.43%) Red Hat
8 13 (6.16%) Veritas
9 12 (5.69%) CA
9 12 (5.69%) Oracle
10 11 (5.21%) F5
10 11 (5.21%) NetApp
11 10 (4.74%) Remedy
12 9 (4.27%) Dell
12 9 (4.27%) Emulex
13 8 (3.79%) Citrix
13 8 (3.79%) Huawei
14 7 (3.32%) Veeam
15 6 (2.84%) Samsung
16 5 (2.37%) SolarWinds
West Sussex
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £330.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
Austin Fraser
Rate: £180 - £220 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Kingston upon Thames
Eligo Recruitment
Rate: £120.00 - £140.00 per day
Posted: 12 days ago