The table below looks at the statistics for Firmware skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firmware over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Firmware
UK
Rank 511 540 524
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -16
Contract jobs citing Firmware 83 89 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.17% 0.18%
As % of the System Software category 1.60% 1.66% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 51 43
Median daily rate £325 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £233 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £365 £388
% change year-on-year
-10.95% -5.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 14 5
Median hourly rate £43.50 £40.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.75% -2.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £37.80 £34.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.55 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.25 £40.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year
+10.62% -2.43%

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
5173 5354 5191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 11.41% 10.29% 10.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 3257 3177 2859
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £190 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 381 480 581
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £43.00 £31.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.25
% change year-on-year
- -1.53%

Firmware
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Firmware as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 22 February 2017.

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 22 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firmware within the UK over the 3 months to 22 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +28 68 £325 -10.95% 58
South East +35 23 £325 -13.33% 16
London +20 19 £370 +11.27% 5
South West +3 12 £325 -13.33% 5
Wales +18 9 £150 - 3
South Wales - 9 £150 -
Hampshire +16 6 £325 - 5
Bristol +5 5 £325 -10.95%
Gloucestershire +1 4 - - 2
East of England -4 4 £350 -41.66% 13
East Sussex - 4 - -
Surrey +17 3 £195 -
Yorkshire +12 3 - - 4
Cambridge +11 3 - - 13
Cambridgeshire +5 3 - - 13
Southampton - 3 £425 - 1
Brighton - 3 - -
Scotland +30 2 - - 3
North West +16 2 £381 +11.31% 7
West Yorkshire +14 2 - - 1
Cheltenham +10 2 - - 1
Leicester +7 2 £175 -28.57%
Leicestershire +4 2 £175 -17.64%
West Midlands +1 2 £275 -50.00% 4
Oxfordshire -1 2 - - 4
East Midlands -1 2 £175 -17.64%
Devon -1 2 £281 - 1
City of London -2 2 £550 +46.66%
Northern Ireland - 2 £275 -
Woking - 2 £195 -

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Firmware also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Firmware.

1 52 (23.85%) Windows
2 44 (20.18%) C
3 43 (19.72%) Security Cleared
4 42 (19.27%) TCP/IP
5 34 (15.60%) SC Cleared
6 33 (15.14%) Electronics
7 31 (14.22%) Cisco
8 30 (13.76%) SSL
8 30 (13.76%) Windows Server 2008
9 29 (13.30%) Linux
10 28 (12.84%) HP
10 28 (12.84%) SCCM
11 27 (12.39%) Windows Server 2003
12 26 (11.93%) Microsoft
12 26 (11.93%) C++
12 26 (11.93%) Windows Server 2012
13 24 (11.01%) SNMP
13 24 (11.01%) Wireless
14 23 (10.55%) PowerShell
15 22 (10.09%) Enterprise Software
15 22 (10.09%) VMware
15 22 (10.09%) Active Directory
15 22 (10.09%) OpenView Configuration Management
16 21 (9.63%) Embedded C
16 21 (9.63%) DNS
16 21 (9.63%) Device Driver
16 21 (9.63%) Firewall
16 21 (9.63%) Software Delivery
17 19 (8.72%) Finance
17 19 (8.72%) Change Management

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (4.59%) IIS
2 9 (4.13%) OpenStack
3 3 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (1.38%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.38%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.46%) CMS
4 1 (0.46%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 6 (2.75%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.83%) MS Office
2 4 (1.83%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (1.38%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.92%) AutoCAD
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.38%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.92%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (0.46%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 42 (19.27%) TCP/IP
2 30 (13.76%) SSL
3 24 (11.01%) SNMP
3 24 (11.01%) Wireless
4 21 (9.63%) DNS
4 21 (9.63%) Firewall
5 18 (8.26%) DHCP
6 16 (7.34%) Bluetooth
7 13 (5.96%) LAN
8 12 (5.50%) SAN
8 12 (5.50%) Wi-Fi
9 11 (5.05%) Internet
9 11 (5.05%) WAN
10 10 (4.59%) Ethernet
11 9 (4.13%) VPN
12 8 (3.67%) HTTP
12 8 (3.67%) Network Security
12 8 (3.67%) ZigBee
13 6 (2.75%) Cisco Nexus
13 6 (2.75%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.21%) SAP HANA
2 5 (2.29%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.38%) MySQL
4 1 (0.46%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (0.46%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.46%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.46%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 4 (1.83%) Git (software)
1 4 (1.83%) Jenkins
1 4 (1.83%) Visual Studio
2 3 (1.38%) Eclipse
3 2 (0.92%) Android Studio
3 2 (0.92%) Subversion
4 1 (0.46%) GCC
4 1 (0.46%) Gerrit
4 1 (0.46%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 33 (15.14%) Electronics
2 19 (8.72%) Finance
3 12 (5.50%) Manufacturing
4 10 (4.59%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.29%) Banking
6 2 (0.92%) Automotive
6 2 (0.92%) Retail
7 1 (0.46%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.46%) Avionics
7 1 (0.46%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.46%) Games
7 1 (0.46%) Law
7 1 (0.46%) Military
Job Titles
1 32 (14.68%) Firmware Engineer
2 18 (8.26%) Embedded Engineer
3 16 (7.34%) Analyst
3 16 (7.34%) Wintel Engineer
4 15 (6.88%) Network Engineer
5 10 (4.59%) Software Engineer
6 9 (4.13%) Design Engineer
7 8 (3.67%) Administrator
7 8 (3.67%) Developer
7 8 (3.67%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
7 8 (3.67%) Support Engineer
8 7 (3.21%) 2nd Line Support
8 7 (3.21%) Build Engineer
8 7 (3.21%) Designer
8 7 (3.21%) Electronics Engineer
8 7 (3.21%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 7 (3.21%) Operations Engineer
8 7 (3.21%) Support Analyst
9 6 (2.75%) Consultant
9 6 (2.75%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.75%) 802.1X
2 3 (1.38%) .NET
2 3 (1.38%) Unity DI Container
2 3 (1.38%) Web Services
3 2 (0.92%) .NET Framework
3 2 (0.92%) HTML
3 2 (0.92%) JSON
3 2 (0.92%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 2 (0.92%) XML
4 1 (0.46%) .NET Compact Framework
4 1 (0.46%) OAuth
4 1 (0.46%) WCF
4 1 (0.46%) XMPP
4 1 (0.46%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 22 (10.09%) Enterprise Software
2 21 (9.63%) Device Driver
3 18 (8.26%) Data Centre
3 18 (8.26%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 13 (5.96%) Clustering
4 13 (5.96%) VHDL
5 11 (5.05%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (3.67%) Computer Science
7 7 (3.21%) Management Information System
8 5 (2.29%) Mobile App
8 5 (2.29%) Smart Meter
9 4 (1.83%) Embedded Systems
9 4 (1.83%) Verilog
10 3 (1.38%) Algorithms
10 3 (1.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 2 (0.92%) CMDB
11 2 (0.92%) Handset
11 2 (0.92%) IVR
11 2 (0.92%) Machine to Machine
11 2 (0.92%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 52 (23.85%) Windows
2 30 (13.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 29 (13.30%) Linux
4 27 (12.39%) Windows Server 2003
5 26 (11.93%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (6.42%) Windows 7
7 12 (5.50%) Windows Server
8 8 (3.67%) Android
9 6 (2.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (1.83%) Unix
10 4 (1.83%) Windows XP
11 3 (1.38%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.92%) Embedded Linux
12 2 (0.92%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.46%) AIX
13 1 (0.46%) Data ONTAP
13 1 (0.46%) Solaris
13 1 (0.46%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.46%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (9.63%) Software Delivery
2 19 (8.72%) Change Management
3 18 (8.26%) Infrastructure Management
4 16 (7.34%) Problem Management
5 15 (6.88%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (6.42%) Service Delivery
6 14 (6.42%) Software Engineering
6 14 (6.42%) Validation
7 13 (5.96%) Coaching
8 10 (4.59%) Feasibility Study
8 10 (4.59%) ITIL
8 10 (4.59%) Root Cause Analysis
9 7 (3.21%) Data Protection
9 7 (3.21%) Disaster Recovery
9 7 (3.21%) Release Management
10 6 (2.75%) Capacity Planning
10 6 (2.75%) Load Balancing
10 6 (2.75%) Mathematics
10 6 (2.75%) Network Load Balancing
10 6 (2.75%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 44 (20.18%) C
2 26 (11.93%) C++
3 23 (10.55%) PowerShell
4 21 (9.63%) Embedded C
5 17 (7.80%) Python
6 16 (7.34%) VBScript
7 14 (6.42%) Embedded C++
8 11 (5.05%) C#
9 3 (1.38%) SQL
10 2 (0.92%) Assembly Language
10 2 (0.92%) Java
10 2 (0.92%) MATLAB
10 2 (0.92%) Perl
10 2 (0.92%) PHP
11 1 (0.46%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.46%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.46%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 43 (19.72%) Security Cleared
2 34 (15.60%) SC Cleared
3 18 (8.26%) Degree
4 15 (6.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (5.50%) MCP
6 11 (5.05%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (4.13%) MCTS
8 8 (3.67%) CCNA
9 6 (2.75%) MCSE
10 4 (1.83%) CCNP
10 4 (1.83%) DV Cleared
11 3 (1.38%) CCA
11 3 (1.38%) Citrix Certification
12 2 (0.92%) BICSI Certification
12 2 (0.92%) BPSS Clearance
12 2 (0.92%) ISEB
12 2 (0.92%) JNCIA
12 2 (0.92%) JNCIS
12 2 (0.92%) LPIC
12 2 (0.92%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.75%) QA
2 5 (2.29%) SLA
3 1 (0.46%) COBIT
3 1 (0.46%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.46%) ISO13485
3 1 (0.46%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 22 (10.09%) Active Directory
2 10 (4.59%) vSphere
3 7 (3.21%) Microsoft App-V
3 7 (3.21%) XenApp
4 6 (2.75%) Terminal Services
4 6 (2.75%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (2.29%) VMware ESX
5 5 (2.29%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.38%) BIND 9
6 3 (1.38%) NFS
7 2 (0.92%) KVM
7 2 (0.92%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 28 (12.84%) SCCM
2 22 (10.09%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 8 (3.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 7 (3.21%) EdgeSight
4 7 (3.21%) EMC NetWorker
5 6 (2.75%) Backup Exec
6 5 (2.29%) Nagios
6 5 (2.29%) SafeCom
7 3 (1.38%) CA Spectrum
7 3 (1.38%) Cacti
7 3 (1.38%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (0.92%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (0.92%) Cisco Prime
8 2 (0.92%) Cisco UCCX
8 2 (0.92%) EnCase
8 2 (0.92%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.92%) SCOM
8 2 (0.92%) Stealthwatch
9 1 (0.46%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.46%) PureDisk
Vendors
1 31 (14.22%) Cisco
2 28 (12.84%) HP
3 26 (11.93%) Microsoft
4 22 (10.09%) VMware
5 12 (5.50%) Dell
5 12 (5.50%) EMC
6 9 (4.13%) F5
7 8 (3.67%) Citrix
7 8 (3.67%) Symantec
8 7 (3.21%) 3PAR
8 7 (3.21%) SAP
9 6 (2.75%) NetApp
9 6 (2.75%) Xilinx
10 5 (2.29%) CA
10 5 (2.29%) Juniper
10 5 (2.29%) Remedy
10 5 (2.29%) Veritas
11 4 (1.83%) BT
11 4 (1.83%) CheckPoint
11 4 (1.83%) Sophos
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