The table below looks at the statistics for Firmware skills 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 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firmware
Rank 513 539 547
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +8
Contract jobs citing Firmware 127 96 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.17% 0.14%
As % of the System Software category 1.99% 1.72% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 29 26
Average daily rate £375 £375 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +22.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £172 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £344 £310
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +10.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 8 19
Average hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +29.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £33.23 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.10 £87.70 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +29.16%

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

System Software Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
6393 5567 5416
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 11.44% 9.99% 9.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 3916 3066 2793
Average daily rate £388 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £185 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 469 660 614
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -1.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.15 £33.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.38 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+5.30% -

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 System Software 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 April 2016.

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 April 2016.

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 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +7 108 £375 - 58
South East -21 24 £425 +25.00% 12
London -13 23 £325 -18.75% 7
South West +14 19 £375 +11.11% 5
Scotland -20 14 £355 +2.16% 1
East Midlands - 12 £240 - 5
North West -3 10 £375 +25.00% 11
Bristol - 9 £375 -
East of England +13 8 £675 +297.05% 6
Surrey -7 8 £450 +33.33% 2
Gloucestershire +13 7 £375 -16.66% 2
Northamptonshire - 7 - - 2
Yorkshire +4 6 £443 - 4
Renfrewshire -28 6 £316 -8.98%
Erskine -32 6 £316 -8.98%
Lytham St Annes - 5 £425 -
Camberley - 5 £450 -
Lancashire - 5 £425 - 3
City of London +44 4 £375 -16.66% 1
Cambridgeshire +12 4 £675 - 6
Berkshire +8 4 - - 4
West Yorkshire -3 4 £443 - 4
Cheshire -4 4 £310 +3.33% 1
West Midlands -11 4 £350 - 4
Kent -28 4 £400 -11.11%
Glasgow - 4 £205 -
Halifax - 4 £443 - 1
Tunbridge Wells - 4 £400 -
Middlesex -2 3 £320 +37.63%
Hampshire -3 3 £358 - 4

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 57 (27.40%) Linux
2 46 (22.12%) VMware
3 42 (20.19%) Windows
4 41 (19.71%) Security Cleared
5 40 (19.23%) ITIL
5 40 (19.23%) SAN
6 39 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
7 38 (18.27%) TCP/IP
8 37 (17.79%) C
8 37 (17.79%) Cisco
9 36 (17.31%) HP
10 30 (14.42%) C++
10 30 (14.42%) Unix
11 28 (13.46%) Active Directory
11 28 (13.46%) Migration
12 27 (12.98%) Capacity Management
13 26 (12.50%) SC Cleared
13 26 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
13 26 (12.50%) Firewall
13 26 (12.50%) Microsoft
14 25 (12.02%) DNS
14 25 (12.02%) EMC
14 25 (12.02%) Change Management
14 25 (12.02%) Finance
15 24 (11.54%) Data Centre
16 23 (11.06%) Service Delivery
16 23 (11.06%) SSL
17 22 (10.58%) Computer Science
18 21 (10.10%) Red Hat
18 21 (10.10%) Software Engineering

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 9 (4.33%) IIS
2 8 (3.85%) TPMS
3 7 (3.37%) OpenStack
4 5 (2.40%) MS Exchange
5 4 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (1.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (1.44%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.44%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.96%) Apache
7 2 (0.96%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.48%) Node.js
8 1 (0.48%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.48%) WebLogic
Applications
1 11 (5.29%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.92%) Simulink
3 3 (1.44%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.96%) MS Office
5 1 (0.48%) SOLIDWORKS
5 1 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.44%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (1.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 40 (19.23%) SAN
2 38 (18.27%) TCP/IP
3 26 (12.50%) Firewall
4 25 (12.02%) DNS
5 23 (11.06%) SSL
6 20 (9.62%) Internet
7 15 (7.21%) NAS
8 13 (6.25%) BIG-IP
8 13 (6.25%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 13 (6.25%) HTTP
9 12 (5.77%) Wireless
10 11 (5.29%) Extranet
10 11 (5.29%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 11 (5.29%) Intranet
11 10 (4.81%) SNMP
12 9 (4.33%) DHCP
12 9 (4.33%) iSCSI
13 8 (3.85%) Ethernet
13 8 (3.85%) Fibre Channel
13 8 (3.85%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (6.73%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.37%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.44%) DB2
3 3 (1.44%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.96%) DTS
4 2 (0.96%) MySQL
5 1 (0.48%) Informix
5 1 (0.48%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 12 (5.77%) Rational DOORS
2 5 (2.40%) Subversion
3 2 (0.96%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.96%) JIRA
3 2 (0.96%) LabVIEW
3 2 (0.96%) Selenium
3 2 (0.96%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.48%) Bugzilla
4 1 (0.48%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.48%) Emacs
4 1 (0.48%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.48%) JUnit
4 1 (0.48%) Redmine
4 1 (0.48%) Robot Framework
General
1 25 (12.02%) Finance
2 20 (9.62%) Electronics
3 13 (6.25%) Aerospace
4 9 (4.33%) Banking
4 9 (4.33%) Military
5 6 (2.88%) Legal
6 5 (2.40%) Avionics
6 5 (2.40%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.40%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.96%) Automotive
7 2 (0.96%) Games
8 1 (0.48%) Billing
8 1 (0.48%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (11.06%) Administrator
2 22 (10.58%) Firmware Engineer
3 17 (8.17%) Embedded Engineer
3 17 (8.17%) Systems Administrator
4 16 (7.69%) Software Engineer
5 15 (7.21%) Analyst
6 13 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
7 12 (5.77%) Network Engineer
8 11 (5.29%) Design Engineer
8 11 (5.29%) Developer
9 10 (4.81%) Embedded Software Engineer
10 9 (4.33%) Data Centre Engineer
10 9 (4.33%) Technical Specialist
10 9 (4.33%) Unix Administrator
10 9 (4.33%) Unix Systems Administrator
11 7 (3.37%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
12 6 (2.88%) Senior Systems Administrator
12 6 (2.88%) Senior Unix Administrator
12 6 (2.88%) Senior Unix Systems Administrator
12 6 (2.88%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.44%) XML
2 2 (0.96%) Regular Expression
3 1 (0.48%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.48%) AngularJS
3 1 (0.48%) Ember.js
3 1 (0.48%) FreeSWITCH
3 1 (0.48%) JMS
3 1 (0.48%) JSON
3 1 (0.48%) Middleware
3 1 (0.48%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (0.48%) REST
3 1 (0.48%) SAML
3 1 (0.48%) SOAP
3 1 (0.48%) Web Services
3 1 (0.48%) XML Schema
3 1 (0.48%) XMPP
3 1 (0.48%) XSD
3 1 (0.48%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 24 (11.54%) Data Centre
2 22 (10.58%) Computer Science
3 16 (7.69%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 16 (7.69%) Management Information System
4 14 (6.73%) EMC VMAX
5 13 (6.25%) Embedded Systems
6 12 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (5.29%) VHDL
8 9 (4.33%) Device Driver
8 9 (4.33%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (3.37%) Algorithms
9 7 (3.37%) Driving Licence
10 6 (2.88%) Clustering
11 5 (2.40%) EMC VNX
12 4 (1.92%) CMDB
12 4 (1.92%) NHS
12 4 (1.92%) Physics
13 3 (1.44%) Blackberry
13 3 (1.44%) Mathematics
14 2 (0.96%) CPLD
Operating Systems
1 57 (27.40%) Linux
2 42 (20.19%) Windows
3 30 (14.42%) Unix
4 18 (8.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (8.65%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (7.21%) Windows Server
6 13 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (5.77%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (4.81%) Solaris
9 9 (4.33%) VxWorks
10 8 (3.85%) Embedded Linux
11 6 (2.88%) ThreadX
12 5 (2.40%) Windows 7
13 3 (1.44%) Android
13 3 (1.44%) Data ONTAP
13 3 (1.44%) SUSE
14 2 (0.96%) AIX
14 2 (0.96%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.96%) CentOS
14 2 (0.96%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (19.23%) ITIL
2 28 (13.46%) Migration
3 27 (12.98%) Capacity Management
4 26 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
5 25 (12.02%) Change Management
6 23 (11.06%) Service Delivery
7 21 (10.10%) Software Engineering
8 19 (9.13%) Load Balancing
9 18 (8.65%) Process Improvement
9 18 (8.65%) Vulnerability Management
10 13 (6.25%) Validation
11 12 (5.77%) Agile Software Development
12 11 (5.29%) Data Migration
13 10 (4.81%) Project Management
14 9 (4.33%) Change Control
14 9 (4.33%) Continuous Improvement
14 9 (4.33%) Open Source
14 9 (4.33%) Software Delivery
14 9 (4.33%) UML
15 8 (3.85%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 37 (17.79%) C
2 30 (14.42%) C++
3 12 (5.77%) SQL
4 10 (4.81%) Embedded C
5 9 (4.33%) Perl
5 9 (4.33%) Python
6 7 (3.37%) Assembly Language
6 7 (3.37%) Java
6 7 (3.37%) PowerShell
7 6 (2.88%) C#
8 5 (2.40%) Bash Shell
8 5 (2.40%) MATLAB
8 5 (2.40%) VBScript
9 4 (1.92%) VB
10 3 (1.44%) Embedded C++
10 3 (1.44%) Ruby
10 3 (1.44%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.44%) Tcl
11 1 (0.48%) C-shell
11 1 (0.48%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 41 (19.71%) Security Cleared
2 26 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 16 (7.69%) Degree
4 8 (3.85%) DV Cleared
4 8 (3.85%) MCTS
4 8 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (3.37%) CCNP
5 7 (3.37%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (3.37%) MCP
6 6 (2.88%) CCNA
7 4 (1.92%) ISEB
8 3 (1.44%) HNC
8 3 (1.44%) HND
9 2 (0.96%) AAT
9 2 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.48%) CCIE
10 1 (0.48%) CISSP
10 1 (0.48%) LPIC
10 1 (0.48%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.33%) QA
2 6 (2.88%) MISRA
3 5 (2.40%) IEC 61508
4 4 (1.92%) SLA
5 3 (1.44%) DO-254
5 3 (1.44%) JTAG
6 1 (0.48%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.48%) MISRA C
System Software
1 39 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 28 (13.46%) Active Directory
3 19 (9.13%) VMware ESXi
4 11 (5.29%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 10 (4.81%) vSphere
6 9 (4.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 7 (3.37%) NFS
7 7 (3.37%) vCloud
7 7 (3.37%) VMware ESX
8 6 (2.88%) Hyper-V
9 5 (2.40%) XenDesktop
10 4 (1.92%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.48%) FreeRADIUS
11 1 (0.48%) Kamailio
11 1 (0.48%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 11 (5.29%) SCCM
2 9 (4.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 7 (3.37%) HP SIM
4 5 (2.40%) Tivoli
5 4 (1.92%) Backup Exec
5 4 (1.92%) Nagios
5 4 (1.92%) SCOM
6 3 (1.44%) Simpana
6 3 (1.44%) vMotion
7 2 (0.96%) Cacti
7 2 (0.96%) MOM
7 2 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.96%) Zenoss
8 1 (0.48%) CA Spectrum
8 1 (0.48%) Graphite
8 1 (0.48%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.48%) OpenView
8 1 (0.48%) Opsview
8 1 (0.48%) Salt
8 1 (0.48%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 46 (22.12%) VMware
2 37 (17.79%) Cisco
3 36 (17.31%) HP
4 26 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 25 (12.02%) EMC
6 21 (10.10%) Red Hat
7 17 (8.17%) F5
7 17 (8.17%) IBM
8 14 (6.73%) NetApp
9 11 (5.29%) Veritas
10 10 (4.81%) Dell
11 9 (4.33%) Emulex
11 9 (4.33%) Remedy
12 7 (3.37%) Huawei
12 7 (3.37%) Oracle
12 7 (3.37%) SolarWinds
13 6 (2.88%) CA
13 6 (2.88%) Citrix
13 6 (2.88%) Veeam
14 5 (2.40%) Brocade
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