The table below looks at the statistics for Firmware skills in IT contracts advertised for the Middlesex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firmware over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firmware
Rank 25 - 27
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Firmware 3 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 1.53% - 0.43%
As % of the System Software category 21.43% - 3.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£340 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £328
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £38.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.65% +2.00%
Firmware
South East

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

System Software Category
Middlesex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
14 16 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 7.14% 7.41% 12.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 7
Average daily rate £375 £413 £406
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £351 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 6
Average hourly rate £12.50 - £16.16
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Firmware
Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

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

Firmware Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

Firmware
Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

Firmware Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

Firmware
Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

Firmware Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

Firmware
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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 6 (100.00%) V-Model
2 5 (83.33%) Use Case
2 5 (83.33%) Embedded Systems
2 5 (83.33%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (83.33%) UML
2 5 (83.33%) Software Engineering
2 5 (83.33%) Requirements Management
2 5 (83.33%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Security Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (16.67%) HSPA
3 1 (16.67%) Smart Meter
3 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
3 1 (16.67%) Wireless
3 1 (16.67%) Electronics
3 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (16.67%) Degree
3 1 (16.67%) Wireshark
3 1 (16.67%) QA
3 1 (16.67%) ZigBee
3 1 (16.67%) GPRS
3 1 (16.67%) 3GPP
3 1 (16.67%) UMTS
3 1 (16.67%) DNS
3 1 (16.67%) IPv6
3 1 (16.67%) HP
3 1 (16.67%) 802.15

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) GPRS
1 1 (16.67%) 3GPP
1 1 (16.67%) UMTS
1 1 (16.67%) DNS
1 1 (16.67%) IPv6
1 1 (16.67%) 802.15
1 1 (16.67%) Wireless
1 1 (16.67%) Wireshark
1 1 (16.67%) ZigBee
1 1 (16.67%) HSPA
General
1 1 (16.67%) Electronics
1 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Systems Engineer
2 4 (66.67%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 2 (33.33%) Design Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Senior Design Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (83.33%) Embedded Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) Smart Meter
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) V-Model
2 5 (83.33%) UML
2 5 (83.33%) Software Engineering
2 5 (83.33%) Requirements Management
2 5 (83.33%) Requirements Analysis
2 5 (83.33%) Use Case
3 1 (16.67%) Security Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) HP