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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firmware
Rank 503 496 475
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -21
Contract jobs citing Firmware 103 83 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.16% 0.20%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.72% 0.61% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 39 42
Average daily rate
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£340 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £169 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £463 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £293 £348
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -15.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 16 24
Average hourly rate £25.50 £37.50 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.00% -9.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.73 £32.25 £22.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £41.25 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £37.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year
-32.00% -9.63%

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
14398 13715 14468
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.46% 26.03% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8622 8426 8404
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £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 633 603 794
Average hourly rate £18.88 £19.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.20% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 29 August 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 -12 80 £341 -5.86% 60
London +12 26 £350 -17.64% 5
South East -7 24 £365 -15.11% 17
Scotland -3 19 £340 - 3
Hampshire -6 11 £365 +82.50% 6
North West -2 10 £388 - 2
East of England -31 10 £248 +45.58% 11
City of London +17 9 £425 +9.67% 1
South Yorkshire +10 7 £275 +57.14%
Yorkshire -1 7 £275 -16.98% 6
Berkshire +11 6 £340 -26.08% 1
Essex -2 6 £165 - 2
Sheffield - 6 £275 -
Manchester - 4 £300 - 1
Liverpool - 4 £463 -
Merseyside - 4 £463 -
Oxfordshire 0 3 - - 7
Cambridgeshire -7 3 £330 - 5
Cambridge -8 3 £330 - 5
Glasgow - 2 - - 1
Middlesex - 2 £315 - 1
West Midlands - 2 £350 - 3
Buckinghamshire -6 1 £201 +14.57%
Suffolk -14 1 - - 1
South West -35 1 £325 - 9
Farnborough - 1 £338 -
Staffordshire - 1 - - 2
Fife - 1 £288 - 1
Portsmouth - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 £325 - 2

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 55 (30.05%) Windows
2 46 (25.14%) Linux
3 32 (17.49%) SAN
4 31 (16.94%) Security Cleared
5 30 (16.39%) C
6 29 (15.85%) HP
7 28 (15.30%) Wireless
7 28 (15.30%) VMware
8 26 (14.21%) Cisco
8 26 (14.21%) SCCM
9 25 (13.66%) Firewall
10 24 (13.11%) Microsoft
11 23 (12.57%) Software Engineering
12 22 (12.02%) TCP/IP
12 22 (12.02%) DNS
13 21 (11.48%) DHCP
13 21 (11.48%) Change Management
13 21 (11.48%) Degree
14 20 (10.93%) Oracle
14 20 (10.93%) IBM
15 19 (10.38%) SC Cleared
16 18 (9.84%) Validation
16 18 (9.84%) SSL
16 18 (9.84%) UNIX
17 17 (9.29%) SNMP
17 17 (9.29%) SQL
17 17 (9.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
17 17 (9.29%) Enterprise Software
18 16 (8.74%) NAS
18 16 (8.74%) VMware Infrastructure

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 10 (5.46%) Apache
2 6 (3.28%) Tomcat
2 6 (3.28%) WebSphere
2 6 (3.28%) IIS
3 5 (2.73%) MS Exchange
4 4 (2.19%) WebSphere Application Server
4 4 (2.19%) WebLogic
5 3 (1.64%) CMS
5 3 (1.64%) IBM HTTP Server
6 2 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.55%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.55%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 3 (1.64%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.09%) Simulink
2 2 (1.09%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.09%) SAP MM
1 2 (1.09%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.09%) SaaS
2 1 (0.55%) PaaS
2 1 (0.55%) IaaS
2 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 32 (17.49%) SAN
2 28 (15.30%) Wireless
3 25 (13.66%) Firewall
4 22 (12.02%) TCP/IP
4 22 (12.02%) DNS
5 21 (11.48%) DHCP
6 18 (9.84%) SSL
7 17 (9.29%) SNMP
8 16 (8.74%) NAS
9 14 (7.65%) HTTP
10 13 (7.10%) BGP
10 13 (7.10%) VLAN
11 12 (6.56%) ZigBee
11 12 (6.56%) VPN
11 12 (6.56%) Internet
11 12 (6.56%) FTP
11 12 (6.56%) LAN
12 11 (6.01%) Broadband
13 10 (5.46%) WAN
13 10 (5.46%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.56%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.28%) DB2
2 6 (3.28%) RDBMS
2 6 (3.28%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.19%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.64%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (1.09%) MS Access
6 1 (0.55%) DTS
6 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.55%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 11 (6.01%) Selenium
2 10 (5.46%) JUnit
3 8 (4.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 8 (4.37%) JIRA
4 7 (3.83%) Bugzilla
5 6 (3.28%) Redmine
5 6 (3.28%) Trac
6 5 (2.73%) LabVIEW
7 4 (2.19%) RequisitePro
8 3 (1.64%) ClearCase
8 3 (1.64%) Valgrind
9 2 (1.09%) VectorCAST
9 2 (1.09%) Toad
10 1 (0.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 1 (0.55%) WebLogic Workshop
10 1 (0.55%) Introscope
10 1 (0.55%) Rational DOORS
10 1 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 13 (7.10%) Telecoms
2 12 (6.56%) Electronics
3 10 (5.46%) Finance
3 10 (5.46%) Manufacturing
4 6 (3.28%) Retail
5 5 (2.73%) Mandarin Language
5 5 (2.73%) Cantonese Language
6 4 (2.19%) Military
7 3 (1.64%) Aerospace
8 2 (1.09%) Automotive
8 2 (1.09%) Publishing
8 2 (1.09%) Front Office
8 2 (1.09%) Banking
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%) Law
9 1 (0.55%) Legal
Job Titles
1 20 (10.93%) Software Engineer
2 19 (10.38%) Analyst
3 17 (9.29%) Administrator
4 12 (6.56%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 12 (6.56%) Build Engineer
5 11 (6.01%) Network Engineer
6 9 (4.92%) Consultant
6 9 (4.92%) Test Engineer
7 7 (3.83%) Systems Administrator
7 7 (3.83%) Systems Engineer
7 7 (3.83%) Design Engineer
7 7 (3.83%) Firmware Engineer
7 7 (3.83%) Linux Administrator
7 7 (3.83%) Storage Engineer
8 6 (3.28%) C Software Engineer
8 6 (3.28%) Support Analyst
8 6 (3.28%) Developer
8 6 (3.28%) Tester
8 6 (3.28%) Desktop Support
8 6 (3.28%) C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.01%) Middleware
2 10 (5.46%) .NET
3 8 (4.37%) Regular Expression
4 5 (2.73%) Application Packaging
5 4 (2.19%) DCOM
6 3 (1.64%) J2EE
7 2 (1.09%) XML
7 2 (1.09%) JMS
7 2 (1.09%) WebSphere MQ
8 1 (0.55%) Velocity
8 1 (0.55%) jQuery
8 1 (0.55%) CSS
8 1 (0.55%) Struts
8 1 (0.55%) Spring
8 1 (0.55%) Ajax
8 1 (0.55%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (9.29%) Enterprise Software
2 14 (7.65%) Device Driver
3 10 (5.46%) Smart Meter
4 8 (4.37%) Embedded Systems
4 8 (4.37%) Computer Science
4 8 (4.37%) Clustering
5 7 (3.83%) SCADA
6 6 (3.28%) Statistics
7 5 (2.73%) VHDL
7 5 (2.73%) Replication
7 5 (2.73%) STB
8 4 (2.19%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 4 (2.19%) Celerra
8 4 (2.19%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (1.09%) DataPower
9 2 (1.09%) GIS
9 2 (1.09%) Symmetrix DMX
9 2 (1.09%) PKI
9 2 (1.09%) Cryptography
9 2 (1.09%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 55 (30.05%) Windows
2 46 (25.14%) Linux
3 18 (9.84%) UNIX
4 11 (6.01%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (4.92%) AIX
6 8 (4.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (3.83%) SUSE
7 7 (3.83%) Embedded Linux
8 6 (3.28%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (3.28%) Windows 7
8 6 (3.28%) Oracle Linux
9 5 (2.73%) Windows XP
10 4 (2.19%) Windows 2000
10 4 (2.19%) Android
11 3 (1.64%) VxWorks
11 3 (1.64%) HPUX
11 3 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (1.09%) Solaris
13 1 (0.55%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.55%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (12.57%) Software Engineering
2 21 (11.48%) Change Management
3 18 (9.84%) Validation
4 13 (7.10%) Use Case
5 12 (6.56%) Capacity Planning
5 12 (6.56%) Disaster Recovery
6 11 (6.01%) ITIL
6 11 (6.01%) Performance Tuning
7 10 (5.46%) Software Distribution
8 9 (4.92%) Continuous Improvement
8 9 (4.92%) Migration
8 9 (4.92%) Load Balancing
9 8 (4.37%) Problem Management
10 7 (3.83%) V-Model
10 7 (3.83%) Test Scripting
10 7 (3.83%) Service Management
10 7 (3.83%) Configuration Management
10 7 (3.83%) Root Cause Analysis
11 6 (3.28%) Risk Assessment
12 5 (2.73%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (16.39%) C
2 17 (9.29%) SQL
3 16 (8.74%) C++
4 14 (7.65%) Perl
5 13 (7.10%) PowerShell
6 11 (6.01%) Embedded C
7 10 (5.46%) JavaScript
8 9 (4.92%) Bash Shell
8 9 (4.92%) Ruby
8 9 (4.92%) Assembly Language
8 9 (4.92%) PHP
8 9 (4.92%) VB.NET
9 8 (4.37%) Python
9 8 (4.37%) Shell Script
10 7 (3.83%) C#
11 6 (3.28%) MATLAB
12 4 (2.19%) Embedded C++
13 3 (1.64%) Java
14 2 (1.09%) Korn
14 2 (1.09%) Jython
Qualifications
1 31 (16.94%) Security Cleared
2 21 (11.48%) Degree
3 19 (10.38%) SC Cleared
4 10 (5.46%) DV Cleared
4 10 (5.46%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (4.92%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (4.37%) MCTS
6 8 (4.37%) CCNP
7 7 (3.83%) MCP
8 4 (2.19%) CCNA
9 2 (1.09%) JNCIA
9 2 (1.09%) JNCIP
9 2 (1.09%) MCSE
10 1 (0.55%) MCSA
10 1 (0.55%) PhD
10 1 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.55%) RHCE
10 1 (0.55%) PMP
10 1 (0.55%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.37%) SLA
2 7 (3.83%) QA
3 6 (3.28%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 6 (3.28%) GAMP
4 3 (1.64%) DO-254
5 1 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 14443
5 1 (0.55%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 16 (8.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (7.65%) Active Directory
3 12 (6.56%) vSphere
4 6 (3.28%) FreeRADIUS
5 5 (2.73%) VMware ESX
6 4 (2.19%) Oracle RMAN
6 4 (2.19%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (2.19%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (1.64%) RHEV
7 3 (1.64%) NFS
7 3 (1.64%) Hyper-V
8 2 (1.09%) XenServer
8 2 (1.09%) ISA Server
8 2 (1.09%) SRDF
9 1 (0.55%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.55%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.55%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 26 (14.21%) SCCM
2 17 (9.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 4 (2.19%) WMI
3 4 (2.19%) Data Guard
3 4 (2.19%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (1.64%) NetBackup
4 3 (1.64%) BladeLogic
4 3 (1.64%) CA Spectrum
5 2 (1.09%) SCDPM
5 2 (1.09%) Puppet
5 2 (1.09%) EMC TimeFinder
5 2 (1.09%) EMC Navisphere
5 2 (1.09%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.55%) SCOM
6 1 (0.55%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.55%) CA Wily
6 1 (0.55%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.55%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.55%) WSUS
6 1 (0.55%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 29 (15.85%) HP
2 28 (15.30%) VMware
3 26 (14.21%) Cisco
4 24 (13.11%) Microsoft
5 20 (10.93%) IBM
5 20 (10.93%) Oracle
6 13 (7.10%) EMC
7 11 (6.01%) Citrix
8 7 (3.83%) Red Hat
8 7 (3.83%) CheckPoint
9 6 (3.28%) Juniper
9 6 (3.28%) NetApp
10 5 (2.73%) SAP
10 5 (2.73%) Brocade
11 4 (2.19%) CA
12 3 (1.64%) CommVault
12 3 (1.64%) Dell
12 3 (1.64%) Sybase
12 3 (1.64%) Coverity
12 3 (1.64%) QNX
Middlesex
Computer Futures
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedfordshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
East Riding of Yorkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Basingstoke
Computer Futures
Rate: £44 - £45 per hour + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Devon
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Bedfordshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour
Posted: 12 days ago
England
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Yorkshire and the Humber
Real Staffing
Rate: £150 - £175 per day + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Yorkshire and the Humber
Real Staffing
Rate: £150 - £175 per day + competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
Posted: 23 days ago
Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
Posted: 26 days ago