The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Firmware in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firmware over the 3 months to 17 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 Hertfordshire 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firmware
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing Firmware 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire - - -
As % of the Miscellaneous category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £311 £375 £316
% change year-on-year
-17.00% +18.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £36.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-17.24% +3.57%
Miscellaneous Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
175 98 223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 22.73% 15.34% 23.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 62 88
Average daily rate £375 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £272 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £341 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 2 16
Average hourly rate £21.00 £15.00 £21.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -31.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.20 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £15.00 £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.96 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.30% -12.16%
Firmware
East of England

Firmware
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Firmware across the Hertfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Firmware Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Firmware
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Firmware across the Hertfordshire region.

Firmware Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Firmware
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Firmware across the Hertfordshire region.

Firmware Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Firmware
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firmware within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 17 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
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Job
Vacancies
Stevenage - - - -
Firmware
East of England

Firmware
Top 10 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 1 (100.00%) ASIC
1 1 (100.00%) Electronics
1 1 (100.00%) VHDL
1 1 (100.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 1 (100.00%) Xilinx
1 1 (100.00%) Mentor Graphics
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Altera
1 1 (100.00%) Actel

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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.

General
1 1 (100.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Hardware Design Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Design Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Hardware Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Electronics Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Firmware Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) ASIC
1 1 (100.00%) VHDL
1 1 (100.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Xilinx
1 1 (100.00%) Mentor Graphics
1 1 (100.00%) Altera
1 1 (100.00%) Actel