The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Firmware in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firmware over the 3 months to 28 July 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 Reading 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firmware
Rank - - 79
Contract jobs citing Firmware 0 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading - - 0.34%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - - 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £350 £313
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -9.63%
Miscellaneous Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
185 222 202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 20.56% 23.17% 16.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 96 88
Average daily rate £350 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £222 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 9
Average hourly rate £15.25 £13.50 £14.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.96% -7.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £8.00 £13.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £22.85 £15.58
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.75 £25.73
% change year-on-year
+1.20% -19.35%
Firmware
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Firmware
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Firmware Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Firmware
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Firmware Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Firmware
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Firmware Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Firmware
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 4 (80.00%) DHCP
1 4 (80.00%) DNS
1 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (80.00%) Intranet
1 4 (80.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 4 (80.00%) Document Management
1 4 (80.00%) Statistics
1 4 (80.00%) PABX
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (20.00%) Data Guard
2 1 (20.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (20.00%) Back Office
2 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (20.00%) Clustering
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) UNIX
2 1 (20.00%) Linux
2 1 (20.00%) OCA
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Certification

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 4 (80.00%) DHCP
1 4 (80.00%) DNS
1 4 (80.00%) Intranet
1 4 (80.00%) PABX
General
1 1 (20.00%) Back Office
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Support Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (20.00%) IT Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Junior
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Statistics
2 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (20.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) UNIX
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 4 (80.00%) Document Management
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Management
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) OCA
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Certification
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (20.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle