The 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 12 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
12 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firmware
Rank 520 492 479
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -13
Contract jobs citing Firmware 93 89 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.17% 0.19%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.53% 0.54% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 44 41
Average daily rate
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£335 £363 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.58% +4.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £167 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £471 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £300 £348
% change year-on-year
+10.83% -13.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 16 17
Average hourly rate £25.50 £37.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.00% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.73 £27.88 £35.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £42.00 £48.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-32.00% -6.25%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
17548 16375 17412
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.61% 31.00% 29.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 10648 10107 10096
Average daily rate £400 £414 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.38% +3.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 726 658 877
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.90 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.52% -24.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.69 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+7.40% -35.67%

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 12 September 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 12 September 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 12 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
England -30 71 £338 -11.47% 78
London -11 22 £350 -17.64% 7
South East +2 21 £340 -20.93% 28
Scotland -10 20 £320 - 5
North West +4 10 £313 - 10
East of England -22 9 £330 +97.01% 13
Hampshire -10 7 £350 +75.00% 11
City of London +14 6 £425 - 1
South Yorkshire +13 6 - -
Yorkshire -1 6 - - 2
Berkshire 0 5 £340 -27.27% 2
Essex -6 5 £251 - 2
Manchester - 5 £300 - 5
Middlesex - 4 £340 - 2
Cambridgeshire -2 3 £330 - 6
Oxfordshire -7 3 - - 8
Liverpool - 3 £450 - 2
Merseyside - 3 £450 - 2
Cambridge - 3 £330 - 3
Glasgow - 2 - - 1
West Midlands - 2 £350 - 2
Suffolk -2 1 - - 1
Buckinghamshire -10 1 £201 +23.38% 2
South West -37 1 £325 - 10
Fife - 1 £288 -
Farnborough - 1 £338 -
Bristol - 1 £325 - 2
Dunfermline - 1 £288 -
Birmingham - 1 £350 -
Bracknell - 1 - -

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 September 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 52 (28.57%) Windows
2 49 (26.92%) Linux
3 33 (18.13%) Security Cleared
4 31 (17.03%) SAN
5 30 (16.48%) HP
5 30 (16.48%) SCCM
6 28 (15.38%) C
7 27 (14.84%) VMware
8 26 (14.29%) TCP/IP
9 25 (13.74%) Cisco
9 25 (13.74%) Microsoft
9 25 (13.74%) Wireless
10 24 (13.19%) Firewall
10 24 (13.19%) Software Engineering
11 23 (12.64%) Change Management
12 22 (12.09%) SSL
12 22 (12.09%) Oracle
13 21 (11.54%) DNS
13 21 (11.54%) SNMP
13 21 (11.54%) IBM
13 21 (11.54%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 21 (11.54%) SC Cleared
13 21 (11.54%) Enterprise Software
14 19 (10.44%) Degree
15 18 (9.89%) DHCP
15 18 (9.89%) UNIX
15 18 (9.89%) SQL
15 18 (9.89%) Validation
16 16 (8.79%) Device Driver
17 15 (8.24%) C++

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 September 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 12 (6.59%) Apache
2 8 (4.40%) Tomcat
3 7 (3.85%) IIS
4 6 (3.30%) WebSphere
5 5 (2.75%) MS Exchange
6 4 (2.20%) WebSphere Application Server
6 4 (2.20%) WebLogic
6 4 (2.20%) CMS
6 4 (2.20%) IBM HTTP Server
7 2 (1.10%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 2 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.55%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 3 (1.65%) MS Office
1 3 (1.65%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.10%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (1.10%) SAP MM
1 2 (1.10%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.10%) SaaS
2 1 (0.55%) PaaS
2 1 (0.55%) IaaS
2 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 31 (17.03%) SAN
2 26 (14.29%) TCP/IP
3 25 (13.74%) Wireless
4 24 (13.19%) Firewall
5 22 (12.09%) SSL
6 21 (11.54%) SNMP
6 21 (11.54%) DNS
7 18 (9.89%) DHCP
8 15 (8.24%) NAS
9 14 (7.69%) HTTP
10 12 (6.59%) BGP
10 12 (6.59%) VLAN
11 11 (6.04%) Ethernet
11 11 (6.04%) FTP
11 11 (6.04%) VPN
12 10 (5.49%) Broadband
12 10 (5.49%) LAN
12 10 (5.49%) Internet
12 10 (5.49%) ZigBee
13 9 (4.95%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.85%) DB2
3 6 (3.30%) RDBMS
3 6 (3.30%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.20%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.65%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (1.10%) MS Access
7 1 (0.55%) DTS
7 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.55%) KDB
7 1 (0.55%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 10 (5.49%) Selenium
2 9 (4.95%) JUnit
3 8 (4.40%) JIRA
4 7 (3.85%) Bugzilla
4 7 (3.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 6 (3.30%) Redmine
5 6 (3.30%) Trac
6 4 (2.20%) RequisitePro
6 4 (2.20%) LabVIEW
7 3 (1.65%) ClearCase
7 3 (1.65%) Valgrind
8 2 (1.10%) VectorCAST
8 2 (1.10%) Toad
8 2 (1.10%) Introscope
9 1 (0.55%) WebLogic Workshop
9 1 (0.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (0.55%) Rational DOORS
9 1 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (6.04%) Finance
2 10 (5.49%) Manufacturing
2 10 (5.49%) Telecoms
3 9 (4.95%) Electronics
4 7 (3.85%) Retail
5 5 (2.75%) Mandarin Language
5 5 (2.75%) Cantonese Language
6 4 (2.20%) Military
7 3 (1.65%) Aerospace
8 2 (1.10%) Automotive
8 2 (1.10%) Front Office
8 2 (1.10%) Banking
8 2 (1.10%) Publishing
9 1 (0.55%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.55%) Local Government
9 1 (0.55%) Marketing
9 1 (0.55%) Back Office
9 1 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.55%) Law
9 1 (0.55%) Legal
Job Titles
1 18 (9.89%) Analyst
1 18 (9.89%) Administrator
2 17 (9.34%) Software Engineer
3 13 (7.14%) Build Engineer
4 12 (6.59%) Network Engineer
5 11 (6.04%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 10 (5.49%) Consultant
7 9 (4.95%) Systems Engineer
8 8 (4.40%) Linux Administrator
9 7 (3.85%) Firmware Engineer
9 7 (3.85%) Systems Administrator
9 7 (3.85%) Design Engineer
9 7 (3.85%) Test Engineer
10 6 (3.30%) Support Analyst
10 6 (3.30%) Senior Systems Engineer
10 6 (3.30%) Tester
10 6 (3.30%) Desktop Support
10 6 (3.30%) Storage Engineer
11 5 (2.75%) C Software Engineer
11 5 (2.75%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.49%) .NET
2 9 (4.95%) Middleware
2 9 (4.95%) Regular Expression
3 5 (2.75%) Application Packaging
4 4 (2.20%) DCOM
5 2 (1.10%) J2EE
5 2 (1.10%) JMS
5 2 (1.10%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (0.55%) XMPP
6 1 (0.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (11.54%) Enterprise Software
2 16 (8.79%) Device Driver
3 10 (5.49%) Smart Meter
3 10 (5.49%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (4.95%) Embedded Systems
5 8 (4.40%) SCADA
6 6 (3.30%) Statistics
6 6 (3.30%) Computer Science
6 6 (3.30%) Clustering
7 5 (2.75%) VHDL
8 4 (2.20%) Replication
8 4 (2.20%) STB
8 4 (2.20%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 4 (2.20%) Celerra
8 4 (2.20%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (1.10%) DataPower
9 2 (1.10%) GIS
9 2 (1.10%) Symmetrix DMX
9 2 (1.10%) PKI
9 2 (1.10%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 52 (28.57%) Windows
2 49 (26.92%) Linux
3 18 (9.89%) UNIX
4 11 (6.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (5.49%) AIX
6 9 (4.95%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (4.95%) SUSE
7 7 (3.85%) Embedded Linux
7 7 (3.85%) Oracle Linux
8 6 (3.30%) Windows 7
9 5 (2.75%) Windows XP
10 4 (2.20%) HPUX
10 4 (2.20%) Android
10 4 (2.20%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (1.65%) VxWorks
11 3 (1.65%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (1.10%) Solaris
12 2 (1.10%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.55%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.55%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (13.19%) Software Engineering
2 23 (12.64%) Change Management
3 18 (9.89%) Validation
4 14 (7.69%) Use Case
5 11 (6.04%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (6.04%) Disaster Recovery
5 11 (6.04%) ITIL
5 11 (6.04%) Performance Tuning
6 10 (5.49%) Software Distribution
7 9 (4.95%) Migration
7 9 (4.95%) V-Model
7 9 (4.95%) Capacity Planning
7 9 (4.95%) Continuous Improvement
8 8 (4.40%) Load Balancing
8 8 (4.40%) Problem Management
8 8 (4.40%) Service Management
9 7 (3.85%) Risk Assessment
9 7 (3.85%) Test Scripting
9 7 (3.85%) Functional Testing
9 7 (3.85%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (15.38%) C
2 18 (9.89%) SQL
3 15 (8.24%) C++
4 14 (7.69%) Perl
5 13 (7.14%) PowerShell
6 11 (6.04%) Embedded C
6 11 (6.04%) Shell Script
7 9 (4.95%) Ruby
7 9 (4.95%) JavaScript
7 9 (4.95%) Assembly Language
7 9 (4.95%) PHP
7 9 (4.95%) VB.NET
7 9 (4.95%) Bash Shell
8 6 (3.30%) Python
8 6 (3.30%) C#
9 5 (2.75%) MATLAB
10 4 (2.20%) Embedded C++
11 2 (1.10%) Jython
11 2 (1.10%) Korn
11 2 (1.10%) Java
Qualifications
1 33 (18.13%) Security Cleared
2 21 (11.54%) SC Cleared
3 19 (10.44%) Degree
4 12 (6.59%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (5.49%) MCTS
5 10 (5.49%) DV Cleared
6 9 (4.95%) MCP
7 7 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (3.30%) CCNP
9 4 (2.20%) CCNA
10 2 (1.10%) JNCIA
10 2 (1.10%) JNCIP
10 2 (1.10%) MCSE
11 1 (0.55%) MCSA
11 1 (0.55%) PhD
11 1 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.55%) RHCE
11 1 (0.55%) PMP
11 1 (0.55%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.85%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 7 (3.85%) GAMP
1 7 (3.85%) QA
2 6 (3.30%) SLA
3 3 (1.65%) DO-254
4 1 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 14443
4 1 (0.55%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 15 (8.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (7.14%) vSphere
3 12 (6.59%) Active Directory
4 7 (3.85%) FreeRADIUS
5 4 (2.20%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (2.20%) Oracle RMAN
5 4 (2.20%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (1.65%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.65%) NFS
6 3 (1.65%) VMware ESX
6 3 (1.65%) RHEV
7 2 (1.10%) XenServer
7 2 (1.10%) SRDF
7 2 (1.10%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.55%) XenApp
8 1 (0.55%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.55%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 30 (16.48%) SCCM
2 21 (11.54%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 4 (2.20%) WMI
3 4 (2.20%) Data Guard
3 4 (2.20%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (2.20%) CA Spectrum
4 3 (1.65%) Puppet
4 3 (1.65%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.10%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (1.10%) CA Wily
5 2 (1.10%) EMC TimeFinder
5 2 (1.10%) EMC Navisphere
5 2 (1.10%) Tivoli
5 2 (1.10%) SCDPM
6 1 (0.55%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.55%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (0.55%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.55%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.55%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.55%) WSUS
Vendors
1 30 (16.48%) HP
2 27 (14.84%) VMware
3 25 (13.74%) Cisco
3 25 (13.74%) Microsoft
4 22 (12.09%) Oracle
5 21 (11.54%) IBM
6 12 (6.59%) EMC
6 12 (6.59%) Citrix
7 9 (4.95%) Red Hat
8 8 (4.40%) CheckPoint
9 6 (3.30%) CA
9 6 (3.30%) NetApp
10 5 (2.75%) SAP
11 4 (2.20%) Juniper
11 4 (2.20%) Brocade
11 4 (2.20%) Splunk
12 3 (1.65%) Coverity
12 3 (1.65%) QNX
12 3 (1.65%) CommVault
12 3 (1.65%) JBoss
Buckinghamshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Coal IT Services
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £314.16 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West England
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh
Real Staffing
Rate: £30 - £38 per week
Posted: 3 days ago
Peterborough
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire
Connectus
Rate: £45 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Optimus Search Ltd
Rate: Competitive (Negotiable)
Posted: 4 days ago
Inverness, Inverness-Shire
Vadis People
Rate: £0 to £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bedfordshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £30 - £40 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Middlesex
Computer Futures
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: 17 days ago
Bedfordshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour
Posted: 17 days ago
East Riding of Yorkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Basingstoke
Computer Futures
Rate: £44 - £45 per hour + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Devon
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 25 days ago
England
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 27 days ago