The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Firmware in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firmware over the 3 months to 30 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.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firmware
Rank 499 497 484
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -13
Contract jobs citing Firmware 89 66 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.13% 0.18%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.65% 0.49% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 24 35
Average daily rate
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£338 £350 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £209 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £450 £492
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £350 £314
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +11.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 23
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -9.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.82 £32.10 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.20 £39.85 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -9.63%
Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
13778 13403 14248
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.21% 26.22% 24.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 8337 8107 8177
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 566 600 789
Average hourly rate £20.29 £22.00 £24.49
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.77% -10.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.42 £11.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.75 £21.00 £25.73
% change year-on-year
-1.19% -18.38%

Firmware
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Firmware Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Firmware
Daily Rate Trend

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

Firmware Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Firmware
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firmware within the UK over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

Firmware Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Firmware
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Firmware Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Firmware
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firmware within the UK over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

Firmware Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Firmware
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firmware within the UK over the 3 months to 30 July 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
England -11 75 £315 -11.57% 74
South East -3 20 £350 -21.12% 19
London +14 19 £316 -20.93% 9
East of England -18 13 £165 -42.10% 18
Yorkshire +6 9 £340 +2.64%
Scotland -22 9 £343 - 1
City of London +16 7 £450 +28.57% 2
Hampshire -1 7 £365 - 2
North West +8 6 £388 - 1
Berkshire +4 5 £340 - 1
Essex +2 5 £165 - 4
West Midlands - 5 £275 - 9
West Yorkshire +1 4 £360 -0.68%
South Yorkshire 0 4 £275 +57.14%
Cambridge -5 4 £419 - 7
Cambridgeshire -11 4 £419 - 10
Bedfordshire -20 3 - - 1
Sheffield - 3 £275 -
South West - 3 £300 - 11
Bradford +1 2 £380 -
Surrey -1 2 - - 5
Buckinghamshire -6 2 £201 - 5
Dorset - 2 £295 - 2
Liverpool - 2 £475 -
Birmingham - 2 - - 1
Poole - 2 £295 - 2
Luton - 2 - -
Slough - 2 £255 -
Glasgow - 2 - -
Middlesex - 2 £315 -

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 48 (28.74%) Windows
2 29 (17.37%) C
3 28 (16.77%) Linux
4 26 (15.57%) SAN
4 26 (15.57%) Wireless
5 25 (14.97%) Cisco
5 25 (14.97%) Microsoft
5 25 (14.97%) Security Cleared
6 24 (14.37%) HP
7 23 (13.77%) VMware
8 22 (13.17%) Firewall
8 22 (13.17%) DHCP
8 22 (13.17%) SCCM
8 22 (13.17%) Software Engineering
9 21 (12.57%) Degree
10 20 (11.98%) DNS
11 18 (10.78%) TCP/IP
12 16 (9.58%) Active Directory
12 16 (9.58%) Electronics
12 16 (9.58%) SC Cleared
13 15 (8.98%) Windows Server 2008
13 15 (8.98%) LAN
13 15 (8.98%) UNIX
14 14 (8.38%) C++
14 14 (8.38%) SQL
14 14 (8.38%) Oracle
14 14 (8.38%) Internet
14 14 (8.38%) Telecoms
14 14 (8.38%) Capacity Planning
15 13 (7.78%) NAS

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 5 (2.99%) MS Exchange
2 4 (2.40%) Apache
3 3 (1.80%) WebSphere
3 3 (1.80%) Tomcat
3 3 (1.80%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.20%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.60%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (1.80%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.20%) Simulink
3 1 (0.60%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.80%) SAP IS-U
2 2 (1.20%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.20%) SaaS
2 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.60%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.60%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 26 (15.57%) SAN
1 26 (15.57%) Wireless
2 22 (13.17%) Firewall
2 22 (13.17%) DHCP
3 20 (11.98%) DNS
4 18 (10.78%) TCP/IP
5 15 (8.98%) LAN
6 14 (8.38%) Internet
7 13 (7.78%) NAS
7 13 (7.78%) SSL
7 13 (7.78%) WAN
8 12 (7.19%) SNMP
9 11 (6.59%) ZigBee
10 10 (5.99%) Intranet
10 10 (5.99%) BGP
10 10 (5.99%) VLAN
11 9 (5.39%) DMZ
11 9 (5.39%) VPN
11 9 (5.39%) FTP
11 9 (5.39%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.19%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.59%) RDBMS
2 6 (3.59%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.40%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.80%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (1.20%) MS Access
6 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.60%) DTS
6 1 (0.60%) DB2
Development Applications
1 8 (4.79%) JUnit
1 8 (4.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 8 (4.79%) JIRA
1 8 (4.79%) Selenium
2 7 (4.19%) Bugzilla
3 6 (3.59%) Trac
3 6 (3.59%) Redmine
4 5 (2.99%) LabVIEW
5 4 (2.40%) RequisitePro
6 3 (1.80%) Valgrind
6 3 (1.80%) Toad
6 3 (1.80%) ClearCase
7 2 (1.20%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.60%) WebLogic Workshop
8 1 (0.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 16 (9.58%) Electronics
2 14 (8.38%) Telecoms
3 8 (4.79%) Finance
4 7 (4.19%) Manufacturing
5 5 (2.99%) Military
6 2 (1.20%) Retail
6 2 (1.20%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.20%) Back Office
6 2 (1.20%) Publishing
6 2 (1.20%) Mandarin Language
6 2 (1.20%) Cantonese Language
7 1 (0.60%) Marketing
7 1 (0.60%) Local Government
7 1 (0.60%) Front Office
7 1 (0.60%) Automotive
7 1 (0.60%) Law
7 1 (0.60%) Legal
7 1 (0.60%) Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (11.98%) Software Engineer
2 14 (8.38%) Analyst
2 14 (8.38%) Network Engineer
3 12 (7.19%) Administrator
4 11 (6.59%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 10 (5.99%) Test Engineer
5 10 (5.99%) Build Engineer
6 7 (4.19%) Firmware Engineer
6 7 (4.19%) Consultant
6 7 (4.19%) Design Engineer
7 6 (3.59%) C++ Software Engineer
7 6 (3.59%) Deployment Engineer
7 6 (3.59%) Developer
7 6 (3.59%) DevOps Engineer
7 6 (3.59%) Storage Engineer
7 6 (3.59%) C Software Engineer
8 5 (2.99%) Test Analyst
8 5 (2.99%) Technical Engineer
8 5 (2.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (2.40%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (7.78%) Middleware
2 9 (5.39%) .NET
3 7 (4.19%) XML
4 6 (3.59%) CSS
4 6 (3.59%) Struts
4 6 (3.59%) J2EE
4 6 (3.59%) Spring
4 6 (3.59%) jQuery
4 6 (3.59%) Ajax
4 6 (3.59%) Velocity
5 5 (2.99%) Application Packaging
6 4 (2.40%) DCOM
7 3 (1.80%) Regular Expression
8 1 (0.60%) XMPP
8 1 (0.60%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.19%) Enterprise Software
2 10 (5.99%) Device Driver
2 10 (5.99%) Smart Meter
3 9 (5.39%) Clustering
4 8 (4.79%) Embedded Systems
4 8 (4.79%) Computer Science
5 7 (4.19%) VHDL
6 5 (2.99%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 4 (2.40%) Replication
7 4 (2.40%) Celerra
7 4 (2.40%) Video Conferencing
7 4 (2.40%) Statistics
8 2 (1.20%) EMC Centera
8 2 (1.20%) STB
8 2 (1.20%) Cryptography
8 2 (1.20%) GIS
8 2 (1.20%) CLARiiON
8 2 (1.20%) Handset
8 2 (1.20%) ASIC
8 2 (1.20%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 48 (28.74%) Windows
2 28 (16.77%) Linux
3 15 (8.98%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (8.98%) UNIX
4 8 (4.79%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (4.19%) Embedded Linux
5 7 (4.19%) Windows 7
6 6 (3.59%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (2.99%) Windows XP
7 5 (2.99%) Windows 2000
8 4 (2.40%) Android
9 3 (1.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (1.80%) VxWorks
10 2 (1.20%) Windows CE
11 1 (0.60%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.60%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.60%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.60%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.60%) SUSE
11 1 (0.60%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (13.17%) Software Engineering
2 14 (8.38%) Capacity Planning
3 13 (7.78%) Use Case
3 13 (7.78%) Disaster Recovery
4 12 (7.19%) Project Management
5 10 (5.99%) Change Management
6 9 (5.39%) Performance Tuning
6 9 (5.39%) Validation
6 9 (5.39%) ITIL
7 8 (4.79%) Migration
8 7 (4.19%) Problem Management
8 7 (4.19%) Requirements Management
8 7 (4.19%) Incident Management
8 7 (4.19%) V-Model
8 7 (4.19%) Root Cause Analysis
8 7 (4.19%) Software Distribution
8 7 (4.19%) Continuous Improvement
8 7 (4.19%) Configuration Management
9 6 (3.59%) E-Commerce
9 6 (3.59%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 29 (17.37%) C
2 14 (8.38%) C++
2 14 (8.38%) SQL
3 13 (7.78%) Embedded C
4 12 (7.19%) JavaScript
5 9 (5.39%) PowerShell
5 9 (5.39%) Assembly Language
5 9 (5.39%) Perl
6 8 (4.79%) Java
6 8 (4.79%) C#
7 6 (3.59%) PHP
7 6 (3.59%) VB.NET
7 6 (3.59%) MATLAB
7 6 (3.59%) Bash Shell
7 6 (3.59%) Ruby
8 4 (2.40%) Embedded C++
9 3 (1.80%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.80%) Python
10 2 (1.20%) VBA
Qualifications
1 25 (14.97%) Security Cleared
2 21 (12.57%) Degree
3 16 (9.58%) SC Cleared
4 12 (7.19%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (5.99%) CCNP
6 8 (4.79%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (4.19%) MCTS
8 6 (3.59%) MCP
8 6 (3.59%) DV Cleared
9 4 (2.40%) CCNA
10 2 (1.20%) JNCIA
10 2 (1.20%) JNCIP
11 1 (0.60%) MCITP
11 1 (0.60%) VCP5
11 1 (0.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.60%) ISEB
11 1 (0.60%) OCA
11 1 (0.60%) Oracle Certification
11 1 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.60%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.99%) SLA
2 5 (2.99%) QA
3 4 (2.40%) DO-254
4 1 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 14443
4 1 (0.60%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 16 (9.58%) Active Directory
2 13 (7.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (4.19%) vSphere
4 6 (3.59%) VMware ESX
5 5 (2.99%) Oracle RMAN
6 4 (2.40%) XenServer
6 4 (2.40%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (1.80%) Hyper-V
7 3 (1.80%) RHEV
7 3 (1.80%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (1.20%) NFS
8 2 (1.20%) SRDF
9 1 (0.60%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.60%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (0.60%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.60%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 22 (13.17%) SCCM
2 12 (7.19%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 5 (2.99%) Data Guard
4 4 (2.40%) SCDPM
4 4 (2.40%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (2.40%) WMI
4 4 (2.40%) BladeLogic
5 3 (1.80%) NetBackup
6 2 (1.20%) EMC TimeFinder
6 2 (1.20%) EMC Navisphere
6 2 (1.20%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (1.20%) WSUS
7 1 (0.60%) SCOM
7 1 (0.60%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.60%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (0.60%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.60%) CA Spectrum
7 1 (0.60%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.60%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.60%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 25 (14.97%) Cisco
1 25 (14.97%) Microsoft
2 24 (14.37%) HP
3 23 (13.77%) VMware
4 14 (8.38%) Oracle
5 13 (7.78%) EMC
6 11 (6.59%) IBM
7 8 (4.79%) Juniper
8 6 (3.59%) SAP
8 6 (3.59%) NetApp
8 6 (3.59%) ATG
8 6 (3.59%) Endeca
9 5 (2.99%) Citrix
10 4 (2.40%) Blue Coat
10 4 (2.40%) F5
10 4 (2.40%) Veeam
10 4 (2.40%) Brocade
11 3 (1.80%) Coverity
11 3 (1.80%) QNX
11 3 (1.80%) CheckPoint
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Optimus Search Ltd
Rate: Up to £50 per hour
Posted: 3 hours ago
Brentwood, Essex
Experis Ltd
Rate: £325.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £3640 per hour + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Brentwood, Essex
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market rates
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Anantha
Rate: £0 - £200 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 250-350 Per Day ASAP
Posted: 6 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Hudson - London
Rate: £200 - £201 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £175 - £225 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Thames Ditton
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
West Midlands
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
City of London
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
West Midlands
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 26 days ago