The table below looks at the statistics for Firmware skills in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firmware over the 3 months to 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firmware
Rank 68 63 50
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -13
Contract jobs citing Firmware 4 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.49% 0.13% 0.40%
As % of the System Software category 4.82% 1.37% 3.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £311 £313
% change year-on-year
+28.51% -0.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £16.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £25.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+41.17% -32.00%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the Milton Keynes region.

System Software Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
83 73 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 10.07% 9.75% 13.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 17 12
Average daily rate £400 £275 £256
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% +7.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £315
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -0.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 13
Average hourly rate £14.21 £14.38 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.14% +2.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £9.00 £9.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.10 £16.00 £14.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -1.51%

Firmware
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Firmware Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

Firmware
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Firmware Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Firmware
Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Firmware Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 12 (85.71%) Windows
1 12 (85.71%) Microsoft
1 12 (85.71%) Windows Server 2008
2 11 (78.57%) VMware
3 10 (71.43%) Security Cleared
4 9 (64.29%) SC Cleared
4 9 (64.29%) MCP
5 8 (57.14%) MS Exchange
5 8 (57.14%) McAfee
5 8 (57.14%) ITIL
5 8 (57.14%) Exchange Server 2003
5 8 (57.14%) DV Cleared
5 8 (57.14%) McAfee ePO
5 8 (57.14%) Lumension
6 7 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (50.00%) Hyper-V
6 7 (50.00%) Backup Exec
6 7 (50.00%) Service Management
6 7 (50.00%) Sophos
6 7 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (50.00%) MCSE
6 7 (50.00%) Linux
7 6 (42.86%) MS Excel
8 5 (35.71%) Change Management
9 4 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (28.57%) Finance
9 4 (28.57%) Release Management
9 4 (28.57%) Windows NT
9 4 (28.57%) SLA
9 4 (28.57%) Windows 2000

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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.

Application Platforms
1 8 (57.14%) MS Exchange
1 8 (57.14%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 6 (42.86%) MS Excel
General
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Team Leader
2 6 (42.86%) Infrastructure Team Leader
3 3 (21.43%) Infrastructure Manager
3 3 (21.43%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (7.14%) Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Mainframe
2 2 (14.29%) Clustering
3 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 12 (85.71%) Windows
1 12 (85.71%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (50.00%) Linux
3 4 (28.57%) Windows 2000
3 4 (28.57%) Windows NT
3 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (28.57%) Windows 2000 Server
3 4 (28.57%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) ITIL
2 7 (50.00%) Service Management
3 5 (35.71%) Change Management
4 4 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (28.57%) Release Management
5 2 (14.29%) Vulnerability Management
5 2 (14.29%) Validation
5 2 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (7.14%) Operations Management
6 1 (7.14%) ITIL V3
Qualifications
1 10 (71.43%) Security Cleared
2 9 (64.29%) MCP
2 9 (64.29%) SC Cleared
3 8 (57.14%) DV Cleared
4 7 (50.00%) MCSE
4 7 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (7.14%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 7 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
3 2 (14.29%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 8 (57.14%) McAfee ePO
2 7 (50.00%) Backup Exec
3 2 (14.29%) SCOM
Vendors
1 12 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 11 (78.57%) VMware
3 8 (57.14%) Lumension
3 8 (57.14%) McAfee
4 7 (50.00%) Sophos