The table below looks at the statistics for Firmware skills 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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firmware
Rank 66 - 54
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Firmware 4 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.49% - 0.57%
As % of the System Software category 3.81% - 4.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 3
Average daily rate
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£315 - £165
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 - £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £351 - £169
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £338 £293
% change year-on-year
-5.18% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £25.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+47.05% -32.00%
Firmware
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the Hertfordshire region.

System Software Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
105 83 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 12.95% 10.51% 13.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 40 22
Average daily rate £425 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+54.54% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £110 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.56% -3.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 18 13
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.25 £29.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.12% -23.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.30 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £29.75 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

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 System Software 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 28 August 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Welwyn Garden City - 4 £315 -
Firmware
East of England

Firmware
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 7 (77.78%) SAP
1 7 (77.78%) Firewall
1 7 (77.78%) Brocade
1 7 (77.78%) Load Balancing
1 7 (77.78%) High Availability
2 6 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 6 (66.67%) DNS
3 1 (11.11%) Change Management
3 1 (11.11%) Xilinx
3 1 (11.11%) Degree
3 1 (11.11%) Games
3 1 (11.11%) VHDL
3 1 (11.11%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 1 (11.11%) Juniper
3 1 (11.11%) CheckPoint
3 1 (11.11%) Symantec
3 1 (11.11%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (11.11%) Analytics
3 1 (11.11%) LogRhythm
3 1 (11.11%) Mimecast
3 1 (11.11%) IronPort
3 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) Trend Micro
3 1 (11.11%) MS Project

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 7 (77.78%) Firewall
2 6 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 6 (66.67%) DNS
General
1 1 (11.11%) Games
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Administrator
2 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Security Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) IT Security Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Firmware Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Network Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) VHDL
1 1 (11.11%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Load Balancing
1 7 (77.78%) High Availability
2 1 (11.11%) Analytics
2 1 (11.11%) Change Management
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
1 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) SAP
1 7 (77.78%) Brocade
2 1 (11.11%) Xilinx
2 1 (11.11%) IronPort
2 1 (11.11%) Trend Micro
2 1 (11.11%) LogRhythm
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Juniper
2 1 (11.11%) CheckPoint
2 1 (11.11%) Symantec