The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Firmware in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firmware over the 3 months to 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firmware
Rank 109 98 103
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +5
Contract jobs citing Firmware 20 11 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.72% 0.45% 0.46%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.67% 1.76% 1.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 1
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£320 - £353
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £275 £348
% change year-on-year
+22.72% -20.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £47.50 £33.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.79% -16.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £36.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-4.76% -8.12%
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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 Scotland region.

Miscellaneous Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
749 624 632
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 26.93% 25.69% 24.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 411 323 251
Average daily rate £350 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £200 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 23 50
Average hourly rate £14.39 £13.22 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.81% -41.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.65 £9.25 £9.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.13 £22.50 £40.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -32.69%

Firmware
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Firmware Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Firmware
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Firmware Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Firmware
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firmware across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

Firmware Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Firmware
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Firmware Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Firmware
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firmware within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014. 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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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
Glasgow - 2 - - 2
Fife - 1 £288 -
Aberdeenshire - - - -
Dundee - - - - 1
Edinburgh - - - - 1
Firmware
UK

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 14 (56.00%) SNMP
1 14 (56.00%) TCP/IP
1 14 (56.00%) SSL
1 14 (56.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 14 (56.00%) SCCM
1 14 (56.00%) Enterprise Software
2 11 (44.00%) SC Cleared
2 11 (44.00%) Security Cleared
2 11 (44.00%) Validation
2 11 (44.00%) Microsoft
3 9 (36.00%) MCP
3 9 (36.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (36.00%) MCTS
4 8 (32.00%) Change Management
5 7 (28.00%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 7 (28.00%) GAMP
5 7 (28.00%) SCADA
5 7 (28.00%) Risk Assessment
6 6 (24.00%) Degree
7 5 (20.00%) Device Driver
8 4 (16.00%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (12.00%) PDCA
9 3 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (12.00%) Product Management
9 3 (12.00%) Lean Six Sigma
9 3 (12.00%) Risk Management
9 3 (12.00%) Manufacturing
9 3 (12.00%) Statistical Analysis
9 3 (12.00%) Statistics
9 3 (12.00%) C++

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 2 (8.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 14 (56.00%) SNMP
1 14 (56.00%) TCP/IP
1 14 (56.00%) SSL
2 1 (4.00%) Firewall
2 1 (4.00%) Wireless
2 1 (4.00%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (4.00%) WAAS
2 1 (4.00%) PBX
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) JUnit
1 2 (8.00%) VectorCAST
General
1 3 (12.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (4.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 4 (16.00%) Build Engineer
1 4 (16.00%) Validation Engineer
2 3 (12.00%) Senior Quality Engineer
2 3 (12.00%) Computer Engineer
2 3 (12.00%) Systems Engineer
2 3 (12.00%) Quality Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Consultant
3 2 (8.00%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Test Leader
4 1 (4.00%) Firmware Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Senior Firmware Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Network Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) Test Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) Technical Support
4 1 (4.00%) Support Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (4.00%) Design Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Technical Support Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Technical Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 14 (56.00%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (28.00%) SCADA
3 5 (20.00%) Device Driver
4 3 (12.00%) Statistics
4 3 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (8.00%) Computer Science
5 2 (8.00%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (44.00%) Validation
2 8 (32.00%) Change Management
3 7 (28.00%) Risk Assessment
4 4 (16.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (12.00%) Product Management
5 3 (12.00%) Risk Management
5 3 (12.00%) Statistical Analysis
5 3 (12.00%) Lean Six Sigma
5 3 (12.00%) Six Sigma
5 3 (12.00%) Benchmarking
5 3 (12.00%) PDCA
6 2 (8.00%) Regression Testing
6 2 (8.00%) Unit Testing
6 2 (8.00%) Integration Testing
7 1 (4.00%) Test Automation
7 1 (4.00%) ITIL
7 1 (4.00%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (4.00%) Demand Management
7 1 (4.00%) Project Management
7 1 (4.00%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 11 (44.00%) SC Cleared
1 11 (44.00%) Security Cleared
2 9 (36.00%) MCP
2 9 (36.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (36.00%) MCTS
3 6 (24.00%) Degree
4 1 (4.00%) CCNP
4 1 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (28.00%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 7 (28.00%) GAMP
Systems Management
1 14 (56.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 14 (56.00%) SCCM
2 1 (4.00%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (4.00%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 11 (44.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (12.00%) HP
3 1 (4.00%) Cisco
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