The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Firmware 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firmware
Rank 27 - 29
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Firmware 2 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 0.82% - 0.71%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.70% - 4.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£315 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £348
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -13.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £37.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year
-32.00% -9.63%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Middlesex region.

Miscellaneous Category
Middlesex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
54 49 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 22.04% 20.00% 17.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 22 25
Average daily rate £375 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £175 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £518 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 6
Average hourly rate £12.50 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-66.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £29.00 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £37.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.88 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+7.85% -39.65%

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 Miscellaneous 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 30 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 2 (100.00%) Electronics
1 2 (100.00%) V-Model
2 1 (50.00%) UML
2 1 (50.00%) GPRS
2 1 (50.00%) 3GPP
2 1 (50.00%) UMTS
2 1 (50.00%) DNS
2 1 (50.00%) IBM
2 1 (50.00%) IPv6
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) RequisitePro
2 1 (50.00%) 802.15
2 1 (50.00%) Wireless
2 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (50.00%) Military
2 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) Requirements Management
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) Wireshark
2 1 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) ZigBee
2 1 (50.00%) Use Case
2 1 (50.00%) Security Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) HSPA
2 1 (50.00%) Smart Meter
2 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Engagement

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 (50.00%) GPRS
1 1 (50.00%) 3GPP
1 1 (50.00%) UMTS
1 1 (50.00%) DNS
1 1 (50.00%) IPv6
1 1 (50.00%) 802.15
1 1 (50.00%) Wireless
1 1 (50.00%) Wireshark
1 1 (50.00%) ZigBee
1 1 (50.00%) HSPA
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) RequisitePro
General
1 2 (100.00%) Electronics
2 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (50.00%) Military
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Systems Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Smart Meter
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) V-Model
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (50.00%) UML
2 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) Requirements Management
2 1 (50.00%) Use Case
2 1 (50.00%) Security Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
1 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) IBM
1 1 (50.00%) HP