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 28 June 2016 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firmware
Rank 519 551 520
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -31
Contract jobs citing Firmware 127 87 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.16% 0.18%
As % of the System Software category 1.88% 1.49% 1.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 40 40
Median daily rate £330 £360 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £172 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £496 £428
UK excluding London median daily rate £328 £355 £333
% change year-on-year
-7.74% +6.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 11 14
Median hourly rate £38.00 £40.00 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.25 £37.50 £21.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.21 £55.00 £41.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £40.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +3.22%

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
6771 5823 5449
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.57% 10.56% 10.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4176 3288 2949
Median daily rate £400 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £188 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 469 604 629
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.98 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.23% +16.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £10.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £29.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+28.57% +12.90%

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 28 June 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 28 June 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firmware within the UK over the 3 months to 28 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +28 109 £328 -6.42% 61
South East +13 34 £330 +2.16% 21
North East - 17 £280 - 3
Newcastle upon Tyne - 17 £280 - 2
Tyne and Wear - 17 £280 - 3
Scotland -6 16 £330 - 2
Hampshire +20 12 £322 +11.82% 4
South West +3 11 £370 +64.44% 4
London -13 11 £350 -15.15% 4
Surrey +3 9 £425 +21.42% 2
West Midlands -23 9 £354 +2.16% 5
East of England +2 8 £315 -12.50% 5
Renfrewshire - 8 £316 -
Erskine - 8 £316 -
East Midlands +3 7 £250 -23.07% 5
Berkshire -5 7 £215 -33.43% 6
North West -6 7 £380 -20.00% 11
Hook - 7 £310 -
Yorkshire +6 5 £443 - 3
Birmingham - 5 £325 - 2
Staines - 5 - -
Bracknell - 5 £215 -
Halifax +4 4 £443 -
Wiltshire 0 4 £450 - 1
West Yorkshire -2 4 £443 - 2
Worcester - 4 £358 - 1
Worcestershire - 4 £358 - 1
City of London +36 3 £215 -57.00% 1
Cambridge +22 3 - - 4
Cambridgeshire +18 3 - - 4

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 2016, 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 68 (28.81%) Linux
2 56 (23.73%) Security Cleared
3 53 (22.46%) Windows
3 53 (22.46%) VMware
4 49 (20.76%) HP
5 48 (20.34%) TCP/IP
6 46 (19.49%) VMware Infrastructure
7 44 (18.64%) SAN
8 42 (17.80%) ITIL
9 38 (16.10%) Active Directory
10 36 (15.25%) Unix
10 36 (15.25%) Disaster Recovery
11 33 (13.98%) Change Management
12 32 (13.56%) DNS
12 32 (13.56%) SSL
13 31 (13.14%) SC Cleared
14 30 (12.71%) Microsoft
15 29 (12.29%) Cisco
16 28 (11.86%) C
17 27 (11.44%) Migration
17 27 (11.44%) SCCM
17 27 (11.44%) Data Centre
17 27 (11.44%) Windows Server
18 26 (11.02%) Firewall
18 26 (11.02%) Finance
18 26 (11.02%) Service Delivery
18 26 (11.02%) IBM
19 25 (10.59%) Red Hat
19 25 (10.59%) Configuration Management
19 25 (10.59%) Windows Server 2008

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 12 (5.08%) IIS
2 11 (4.66%) OpenStack
3 8 (3.39%) TPMS
4 5 (2.12%) WebSphere
5 4 (1.69%) Apache
6 3 (1.27%) MS Exchange
6 3 (1.27%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.85%) GlassFish
7 2 (0.85%) IBM HTTP Server
7 2 (0.85%) JBoss
7 2 (0.85%) Liferay
7 2 (0.85%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 2 (0.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.85%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.85%) WebLogic Portal
7 2 (0.85%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 17 (7.20%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.27%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.27%) Simulink
3 1 (0.42%) MS Office
3 1 (0.42%) SOLIDWORKS
3 1 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.54%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.85%) Amazon EMR
3 2 (0.85%) Amazon Kinesis
4 1 (0.42%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.42%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 48 (20.34%) TCP/IP
2 44 (18.64%) SAN
3 32 (13.56%) DNS
3 32 (13.56%) SSL
4 26 (11.02%) Firewall
5 24 (10.17%) SNMP
6 16 (6.78%) Internet
7 15 (6.36%) DHCP
8 13 (5.51%) HTTP
9 12 (5.08%) NAS
10 10 (4.24%) VPN
11 8 (3.39%) BIG-IP
11 8 (3.39%) Ethernet
11 8 (3.39%) Extranet
11 8 (3.39%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 8 (3.39%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 8 (3.39%) Intranet
11 8 (3.39%) LDAP
11 8 (3.39%) WAN
12 7 (2.97%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (7.20%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.54%) DB2
3 5 (2.12%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.85%) Big Data
5 2 (0.85%) DTS
5 2 (0.85%) MySQL
5 2 (0.85%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.85%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (0.85%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 8 (3.39%) Rational DOORS
2 6 (2.54%) Subversion
3 2 (0.85%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.85%) Introscope
3 2 (0.85%) JIRA
3 2 (0.85%) LabVIEW
3 2 (0.85%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.42%) Bugzilla
4 1 (0.42%) Emacs
4 1 (0.42%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.42%) Redmine
4 1 (0.42%) Robot Framework
4 1 (0.42%) Selenium
4 1 (0.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 26 (11.02%) Finance
2 17 (7.20%) Electronics
3 12 (5.08%) Telecoms
4 10 (4.24%) Banking
5 9 (3.81%) Military
6 8 (3.39%) Aerospace
7 4 (1.69%) Avionics
7 4 (1.69%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.85%) Legal
9 1 (0.42%) Automotive
9 1 (0.42%) Billing
9 1 (0.42%) Games
9 1 (0.42%) Publishing
9 1 (0.42%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (11.02%) Administrator
2 21 (8.90%) Systems Administrator
3 20 (8.47%) Analyst
4 15 (6.36%) Developer
5 14 (5.93%) Embedded Engineer
5 14 (5.93%) Firmware Engineer
5 14 (5.93%) Software Engineer
6 13 (5.51%) Build Engineer
7 11 (4.66%) Unix Administrator
8 10 (4.24%) Systems Engineer
8 10 (4.24%) Technical Specialist
8 10 (4.24%) Unix Systems Administrator
8 10 (4.24%) Wintel Engineer
9 9 (3.81%) Data Centre Engineer
9 9 (3.81%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 9 (3.81%) Server Engineer
10 7 (2.97%) Embedded Developer
10 7 (2.97%) Hardware Engineer
10 7 (2.97%) Linux Engineer
10 7 (2.97%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.69%) SOAP
2 3 (1.27%) 802.1X
2 3 (1.27%) Middleware
2 3 (1.27%) Oracle Fusion
2 3 (1.27%) XML
3 2 (0.85%) Ajax
3 2 (0.85%) JMS
3 2 (0.85%) jQuery
3 2 (0.85%) JSON
3 2 (0.85%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (0.85%) Regular Expression
3 2 (0.85%) SAML
3 2 (0.85%) Web Services
3 2 (0.85%) XML Schema
3 2 (0.85%) XSD
3 2 (0.85%) XSLT
4 1 (0.42%) .NET
4 1 (0.42%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.42%) Flash
4 1 (0.42%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 27 (11.44%) Data Centre
2 22 (9.32%) Computer Science
2 22 (9.32%) Device Driver
3 19 (8.05%) Enterprise Software
4 16 (6.78%) Management Information System
5 14 (5.93%) EMC VMAX
6 12 (5.08%) Driving Licence
6 12 (5.08%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 9 (3.81%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (3.81%) Clustering
8 8 (3.39%) Smart Meter
8 8 (3.39%) VHDL
9 7 (2.97%) Embedded Systems
10 6 (2.54%) EMC VNX
11 5 (2.12%) Algorithms
11 5 (2.12%) CMDB
12 4 (1.69%) NHS
13 3 (1.27%) Mathematics
13 3 (1.27%) Replication
13 3 (1.27%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 68 (28.81%) Linux
2 53 (22.46%) Windows
3 36 (15.25%) Unix
4 27 (11.44%) Windows Server
5 25 (10.59%) Windows Server 2008
6 21 (8.90%) Solaris
6 21 (8.90%) Windows Server 2012
7 17 (7.20%) Windows Server 2003
8 16 (6.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (3.81%) AIX
10 8 (3.39%) VxWorks
11 7 (2.97%) Embedded Linux
12 5 (2.12%) SUSE
13 4 (1.69%) CentOS
13 4 (1.69%) HPUX
13 4 (1.69%) ThreadX
13 4 (1.69%) Windows 2000
13 4 (1.69%) Windows 7
14 3 (1.27%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 1 (0.42%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (17.80%) ITIL
2 36 (15.25%) Disaster Recovery
3 33 (13.98%) Change Management
4 27 (11.44%) Migration
5 26 (11.02%) Service Delivery
6 25 (10.59%) Configuration Management
7 23 (9.75%) Capacity Management
8 19 (8.05%) Software Delivery
9 18 (7.63%) Process Improvement
9 18 (7.63%) Software Engineering
9 18 (7.63%) Vulnerability Management
10 17 (7.20%) Server Building
11 16 (6.78%) Root Cause Analysis
12 13 (5.51%) Agile Software Development
12 13 (5.51%) High Availability
12 13 (5.51%) Load Balancing
12 13 (5.51%) Validation
13 12 (5.08%) Problem Management
13 12 (5.08%) Time Management
14 11 (4.66%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (11.86%) C
2 24 (10.17%) SQL
3 21 (8.90%) C++
4 13 (5.51%) Perl
5 11 (4.66%) PowerShell
6 9 (3.81%) Embedded C
6 9 (3.81%) Shell Script
7 8 (3.39%) Assembly Language
8 7 (2.97%) VB
8 7 (2.97%) VBScript
9 6 (2.54%) Python
10 5 (2.12%) Java
11 4 (1.69%) Bash Shell
11 4 (1.69%) MATLAB
12 3 (1.27%) C#
12 3 (1.27%) Embedded C++
13 2 (0.85%) JavaScript
13 2 (0.85%) PHP
13 2 (0.85%) Ruby
13 2 (0.85%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 56 (23.73%) Security Cleared
2 31 (13.14%) SC Cleared
3 13 (5.51%) Degree
4 11 (4.66%) AAT
5 8 (3.39%) DV Cleared
5 8 (3.39%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (2.97%) MCP
6 7 (2.97%) MCTS
7 5 (2.12%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (1.69%) CCNP
8 4 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (1.69%) LPIC
8 4 (1.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (1.27%) CCNA
9 3 (1.27%) ISEB
10 2 (0.85%) CISSP
10 2 (0.85%) MCITP
11 1 (0.42%) CCIE
11 1 (0.42%) IBM Certification
11 1 (0.42%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.51%) SLA
2 8 (3.39%) QA
3 6 (2.54%) MISRA
4 2 (0.85%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.85%) IEC 61508
5 1 (0.42%) DO-178B
5 1 (0.42%) DO-254
5 1 (0.42%) JTAG
5 1 (0.42%) MISRA C
System Software
1 46 (19.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 38 (16.10%) Active Directory
3 18 (7.63%) VMware ESXi
4 13 (5.51%) VMware ESX
5 11 (4.66%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 9 (3.81%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 9 (3.81%) vSphere
7 7 (2.97%) NFS
8 6 (2.54%) vCloud
9 5 (2.12%) Oracle RAC
10 4 (1.69%) DFS Replication
11 3 (1.27%) Hyper-V
11 3 (1.27%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.85%) Oracle Clusterware
12 2 (0.85%) Virtual Desktop
12 2 (0.85%) Virtual Machines
13 1 (0.42%) FreeRADIUS
13 1 (0.42%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 27 (11.44%) SCCM
2 19 (8.05%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 11 (4.66%) Tivoli
4 8 (3.39%) Microsoft Clustering
4 8 (3.39%) NetBackup
5 7 (2.97%) SCOM
5 7 (2.97%) vMotion
6 5 (2.12%) Backup Exec
6 5 (2.12%) MOM
6 5 (2.12%) Nagios
6 5 (2.12%) Simpana
7 4 (1.69%) HP SIM
7 4 (1.69%) HP SiteScope
7 4 (1.69%) Zenoss
8 3 (1.27%) Puppet
9 2 (0.85%) CA Wily
9 2 (0.85%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (0.85%) nmon
9 2 (0.85%) PureDisk
9 2 (0.85%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 53 (22.46%) VMware
2 49 (20.76%) HP
3 30 (12.71%) Microsoft
4 29 (12.29%) Cisco
5 26 (11.02%) IBM
6 25 (10.59%) Red Hat
7 24 (10.17%) EMC
8 13 (5.51%) Veritas
9 12 (5.08%) CA
9 12 (5.08%) Dell
9 12 (5.08%) NetApp
9 12 (5.08%) Oracle
10 10 (4.24%) F5
10 10 (4.24%) Remedy
11 9 (3.81%) Emulex
12 8 (3.39%) Citrix
12 8 (3.39%) Huawei
13 7 (2.97%) Veeam
14 6 (2.54%) Samsung
15 5 (2.12%) SolarWinds
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