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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Firmware
UK
Rank 507 528 484
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -44
Contract jobs citing Firmware 85 97 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.19% 0.23%
As % of the System Software category 1.56% 1.91% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 47 66
Median daily rate £325 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 23 8
Median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £37.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +7.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.06 £29.20 £26.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £42.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £40.00 £37.25
% change year-on-year
+5.62% +7.38%

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
5436 5086 5155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.15% 10.20% 10.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 3397 3038 2833
Median daily rate £400 £385 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +6.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £178 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 392 492 600
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.54 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £42.50 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.13 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.27% -

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 16 January 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 +9 78 £333 -16.87% 67
South East +35 35 £310 -14.48% 16
London -12 18 £370 -12.94% 5
Hampshire +28 15 £290 -5.22% 7
South West +13 8 £410 - 3
Hook +17 7 £315 +2.94%
East of England 0 7 £300 -36.84% 14
Berkshire +7 6 - - 2
Bracknell - 6 - -
North East -16 4 £350 - 4
Tyne and Wear -17 4 £350 - 2
Havant - 4 £250 -
East Sussex - 4 - -
Suffolk - 4 £300 -
Gloucestershire +5 3 - - 1
Birmingham 0 3 £275 - 3
West Midlands -9 3 £275 -35.29% 8
Newcastle upon Tyne -19 3 £400 - 2
Wiltshire - 3 £410 -
City of London - 3 £350 -
Corsham - 3 £410 -
Brighton - 3 - -
Edinburgh +22 2 - - 2
Scotland +12 2 - - 4
Yorkshire +6 2 - - 8
Cambridgeshire +1 2 - - 13
Cheltenham - 2 - -
County Antrim - 2 £275 -
Beccles - 2 £300 -
Belfast - 2 £275 -

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 January 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 55 (24.77%) Windows
2 53 (23.87%) TCP/IP
3 46 (20.72%) Security Cleared
4 45 (20.27%) C
5 38 (17.12%) Cisco
6 34 (15.32%) SSL
6 34 (15.32%) SC Cleared
7 33 (14.86%) Windows Server 2008
7 33 (14.86%) Windows Server 2003
7 33 (14.86%) Electronics
8 31 (13.96%) Microsoft
9 30 (13.51%) Windows Server 2012
10 28 (12.61%) SNMP
10 28 (12.61%) Linux
11 27 (12.16%) DNS
11 27 (12.16%) SCCM
12 26 (11.71%) C++
12 26 (11.71%) HP
13 25 (11.26%) Wireless
14 24 (10.81%) Firewall
14 24 (10.81%) Active Directory
15 23 (10.36%) VMware
15 23 (10.36%) PowerShell
15 23 (10.36%) Enterprise Software
16 22 (9.91%) OpenView Configuration Management
16 22 (9.91%) DHCP
17 21 (9.46%) WAN
17 21 (9.46%) Software Delivery
18 20 (9.01%) Device Driver
18 20 (9.01%) 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 13 (5.86%) IIS
2 9 (4.05%) OpenStack
3 6 (2.70%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (1.35%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.90%) IBM Domino
6 1 (0.45%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.45%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (3.60%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.25%) MS Office
3 2 (0.90%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.45%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.45%) SOLIDWORKS
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (1.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 1 (0.45%) IaaS
2 1 (0.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 53 (23.87%) TCP/IP
2 34 (15.32%) SSL
3 28 (12.61%) SNMP
4 27 (12.16%) DNS
5 25 (11.26%) Wireless
6 24 (10.81%) Firewall
7 22 (9.91%) DHCP
8 21 (9.46%) WAN
9 19 (8.56%) LAN
10 18 (8.11%) Internet
11 15 (6.76%) Bluetooth
11 15 (6.76%) SAN
12 14 (6.31%) Ethernet
13 13 (5.86%) HTTP
13 13 (5.86%) VPN
13 13 (5.86%) Wi-Fi
14 12 (5.41%) ZigBee
15 9 (4.05%) BGP
15 9 (4.05%) Cisco Nexus
16 8 (3.60%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.50%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.15%) SAP HANA
3 5 (2.25%) MySQL
4 3 (1.35%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.45%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 4 (1.80%) Git (software)
1 4 (1.80%) Rational DOORS
1 4 (1.80%) Subversion
2 2 (0.90%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.90%) LabVIEW
2 2 (0.90%) PVCS
2 2 (0.90%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.45%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.45%) Gerrit
3 1 (0.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 33 (14.86%) Electronics
2 17 (7.66%) Finance
3 14 (6.31%) Manufacturing
4 11 (4.95%) Telecoms
5 8 (3.60%) Banking
6 4 (1.80%) Military
7 3 (1.35%) Automotive
7 3 (1.35%) Retail
8 2 (0.90%) Games
8 2 (0.90%) Law
9 1 (0.45%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.45%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.45%) German Language
9 1 (0.45%) Legal
Job Titles
1 31 (13.96%) Firmware Engineer
2 18 (8.11%) Embedded Engineer
2 18 (8.11%) Network Engineer
3 17 (7.66%) Wintel Engineer
4 12 (5.41%) Administrator
5 11 (4.95%) Analyst
6 10 (4.50%) Design Engineer
7 9 (4.05%) Electronics Engineer
7 9 (4.05%) Server Engineer
8 8 (3.60%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
8 8 (3.60%) Hardware Engineer
8 8 (3.60%) Software Engineer
8 8 (3.60%) Support Engineer
9 7 (3.15%) Build Engineer
9 7 (3.15%) Designer
9 7 (3.15%) Linux Engineer
9 7 (3.15%) Operations Engineer
9 7 (3.15%) Systems Engineer
10 6 (2.70%) Developer
10 6 (2.70%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.70%) 802.1X
2 4 (1.80%) Web Services
3 3 (1.35%) Middleware
3 3 (1.35%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (0.90%) .NET
4 2 (0.90%) HTML
4 2 (0.90%) JSON
4 2 (0.90%) XML
5 1 (0.45%) .NET Compact Framework
5 1 (0.45%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.45%) RESTful
5 1 (0.45%) WCF
5 1 (0.45%) XMPP
5 1 (0.45%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 23 (10.36%) Enterprise Software
2 20 (9.01%) Device Driver
3 19 (8.56%) Clustering
3 19 (8.56%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 17 (7.66%) Data Centre
5 14 (6.31%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (5.41%) VHDL
7 9 (4.05%) Smart Meter
8 6 (2.70%) Computer Science
8 6 (2.70%) Management Information System
9 5 (2.25%) Mobile App
10 4 (1.80%) ASIC
10 4 (1.80%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 4 (1.80%) Verilog
11 3 (1.35%) CMDB
11 3 (1.35%) Internet of Things
11 3 (1.35%) Machine to Machine
11 3 (1.35%) Mathematics
12 2 (0.90%) Algorithms
12 2 (0.90%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 55 (24.77%) Windows
2 33 (14.86%) Windows Server 2003
2 33 (14.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 30 (13.51%) Windows Server 2012
4 28 (12.61%) Linux
5 17 (7.66%) Windows Server
6 16 (7.21%) Windows 7
7 10 (4.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (4.05%) Unix
9 6 (2.70%) Android
10 4 (1.80%) Solaris
10 4 (1.80%) Windows 2000
10 4 (1.80%) Windows XP
11 3 (1.35%) Embedded Linux
11 3 (1.35%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.90%) VxWorks
13 1 (0.45%) AIX
13 1 (0.45%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (9.46%) Software Delivery
2 20 (9.01%) Change Management
3 19 (8.56%) Problem Management
4 18 (8.11%) Infrastructure Management
5 16 (7.21%) Validation
6 15 (6.76%) Software Engineering
7 14 (6.31%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (6.31%) Service Delivery
8 12 (5.41%) ITIL
9 11 (4.95%) Root Cause Analysis
10 10 (4.50%) Feasibility Study
11 9 (4.05%) Load Balancing
12 8 (3.60%) Coaching
12 8 (3.60%) Disaster Recovery
13 7 (3.15%) Data Protection
13 7 (3.15%) FPGA Design
13 7 (3.15%) Project Management
13 7 (3.15%) Release Management
13 7 (3.15%) Scrum
14 6 (2.70%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (20.27%) C
2 26 (11.71%) C++
3 23 (10.36%) PowerShell
4 19 (8.56%) Embedded C
5 16 (7.21%) Python
5 16 (7.21%) VBScript
6 12 (5.41%) Embedded C++
7 8 (3.60%) SQL
8 7 (3.15%) C#
9 3 (1.35%) PHP
10 2 (0.90%) Perl
11 1 (0.45%) Assembly Language
11 1 (0.45%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.45%) Java
11 1 (0.45%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.45%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 46 (20.72%) Security Cleared
2 34 (15.32%) SC Cleared
3 17 (7.66%) Degree
4 15 (6.76%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (6.31%) MCP
6 11 (4.95%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (4.50%) CCNA
8 9 (4.05%) MCTS
9 6 (2.70%) MCSE
10 5 (2.25%) CCNP
10 5 (2.25%) DV Cleared
11 3 (1.35%) CCA
11 3 (1.35%) Citrix Certification
11 3 (1.35%) HND
12 2 (0.90%) CCDP
12 2 (0.90%) CCIE
12 2 (0.90%) CCSA
12 2 (0.90%) CCSE
12 2 (0.90%) HNC
12 2 (0.90%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.60%) SLA
2 5 (2.25%) QA
3 2 (0.90%) DO-254
4 1 (0.45%) COBIT
4 1 (0.45%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.45%) ISO13485
4 1 (0.45%) JTAG
System Software
1 24 (10.81%) Active Directory
2 11 (4.95%) vSphere
3 7 (3.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (2.70%) VMware ESX
4 6 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (2.25%) BIND 9
5 5 (2.25%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (2.25%) XenApp
6 4 (1.80%) Terminal Services
7 3 (1.35%) ProxySG
8 2 (0.90%) KVM
8 2 (0.90%) NFS
9 1 (0.45%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.45%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 27 (12.16%) SCCM
2 22 (9.91%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 8 (3.60%) Nagios
4 7 (3.15%) Backup Exec
4 7 (3.15%) EMC NetWorker
5 6 (2.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 5 (2.25%) Cacti
6 5 (2.25%) EdgeSight
6 5 (2.25%) SafeCom
7 4 (1.80%) CA Spectrum
7 4 (1.80%) Microsoft Clustering
8 3 (1.35%) Cisco Prime
8 3 (1.35%) EnCase
9 2 (0.90%) Cisco CUCM
9 2 (0.90%) Cisco UCCX
9 2 (0.90%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (0.90%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.90%) SCOM
10 1 (0.45%) Business Desktop Deployment
10 1 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 38 (17.12%) Cisco
2 31 (13.96%) Microsoft
3 26 (11.71%) HP
4 23 (10.36%) VMware
5 16 (7.21%) EMC
6 12 (5.41%) F5
7 9 (4.05%) Dell
7 9 (4.05%) Xilinx
8 8 (3.60%) Citrix
8 8 (3.60%) IBM
8 8 (3.60%) Red Hat
9 7 (3.15%) 3PAR
9 7 (3.15%) SAP
9 7 (3.15%) Symantec
10 6 (2.70%) CA
10 6 (2.70%) CheckPoint
10 6 (2.70%) NetApp
10 6 (2.70%) Oracle
10 6 (2.70%) Veritas
11 4 (1.80%) Avaya
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