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 2 March 2015 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firmware
Rank 479 514 456
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -58
Contract jobs citing Firmware 97 62 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.12% 0.17%
As % of the System Software category 1.94% 1.29% 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 25 27
Average daily rate
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£375 £306 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.44% -5.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £228 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £439 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+29.16% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 22
Average hourly rate £37.50 £31.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% -16.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £16.00 £17.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.90 £39.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £31.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+19.04% -16.00%

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
5005 4803 4267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.52% 9.40% 9.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 2785 2355 2020
Average daily rate £385 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £170 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £489 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £310 £315
% change year-on-year
+14.51% -1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 558 548 707
Average hourly rate £16.28 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.36% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £10.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 2 March 2015.

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
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 2 March 2015. 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 -5 84 £375 +22.44% 109
South East -6 31 £450 +37.93% 38
London +11 28 £375 -0.66% 6
Scotland +8 13 £349 - 9
East of England +15 11 £243 - 24
Kent -4 9 £450 +28.57% 14
South West -8 8 £450 - 13
Hertfordshire - 8 £243 - 3
Berkshire +10 7 £425 +36.00% 3
Surrey +2 5 £300 +9.09% 5
Hampshire -18 5 £341 -19.70% 5
City of London +9 4 £375 +18.57% 4
Buckinghamshire -4 4 - - 1
Milton Keynes -7 4 - -
Uxbridge - 4 £325 -
Cambridge +2 3 - - 15
Cambridgeshire +1 3 - - 16
Gloucestershire -5 3 £450 - 1
Yorkshire -8 3 - - 5
North West -8 3 £413 +142.64% 3
Guildford - 3 - - 3
Leeds -4 2 - -
West Yorkshire -8 2 - -
Wiltshire - 2 £350 - 1
Devon - 2 - - 6
Gloucester - 2 £450 - 1
Middlesex +3 1 £340 +29.52%
Manchester -12 1 £375 +120.58%
Cheshire - 1 £450 - 2
Havant - 1 - - 1

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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 82 (36.44%) Windows
2 76 (33.78%) Linux
3 47 (20.89%) ITIL
4 45 (20.00%) Cisco
4 45 (20.00%) VMware
5 38 (16.89%) Microsoft
5 38 (16.89%) Security Cleared
6 37 (16.44%) Firewall
7 36 (16.00%) Configuration Management
8 34 (15.11%) TCP/IP
8 34 (15.11%) C
9 33 (14.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 28 (12.44%) SC Cleared
10 28 (12.44%) Change Management
11 27 (12.00%) LAN
11 27 (12.00%) WAN
12 26 (11.56%) Oracle
12 26 (11.56%) VPN
12 26 (11.56%) SSL
12 26 (11.56%) HP
12 26 (11.56%) Cisco Certification
12 26 (11.56%) Software Engineering
12 26 (11.56%) Enterprise Software
13 23 (10.22%) Windows Server 2008
13 23 (10.22%) IBM
13 23 (10.22%) SQL Server
14 22 (9.78%) SAN
14 22 (9.78%) Service Management
14 22 (9.78%) VLAN
15 21 (9.33%) Internet

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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 11 (4.89%) IIS
1 11 (4.89%) MS Exchange
2 10 (4.44%) Apache
3 9 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (1.33%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.89%) JBoss
5 2 (0.89%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.89%) CMS
5 2 (0.89%) IBM HTTP Server
5 2 (0.89%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.44%) SAS
6 1 (0.44%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (0.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.44%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.44%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.44%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 9 (4.00%) MS Office
3 2 (0.89%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (3.11%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.78%) IaaS
3 2 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.44%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (16.44%) Firewall
2 34 (15.11%) TCP/IP
3 27 (12.00%) LAN
3 27 (12.00%) WAN
4 26 (11.56%) SSL
4 26 (11.56%) VPN
5 22 (9.78%) VLAN
5 22 (9.78%) SAN
6 21 (9.33%) Internet
7 20 (8.89%) DNS
8 17 (7.56%) Ethernet
9 14 (6.22%) DHCP
9 14 (6.22%) Cisco ASA
10 13 (5.78%) Cisco Nexus
11 12 (5.33%) VoIP
11 12 (5.33%) ISDN
11 12 (5.33%) SNMP
11 12 (5.33%) IP Telephony
12 11 (4.89%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 10 (4.44%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (10.22%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.89%) MySQL
3 9 (4.00%) DB2
4 5 (2.22%) Oracle Database
5 4 (1.78%) SQLite
6 3 (1.33%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.89%) Oracle Exadata
7 2 (0.89%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.89%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (0.89%) InterSystems Cache
8 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.44%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.44%) KDB
8 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.44%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 9 (4.00%) Subversion
2 8 (3.56%) Git (software)
3 5 (2.22%) JIRA
4 4 (1.78%) MSI
4 4 (1.78%) Visual Studio
4 4 (1.78%) RequisitePro
5 3 (1.33%) Selenium
6 2 (0.89%) TortoiseSVN
6 2 (0.89%) Bugzilla
7 1 (0.44%) Redmine
7 1 (0.44%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.44%) Trac
7 1 (0.44%) Introscope
7 1 (0.44%) ClearQuest
7 1 (0.44%) ClearCase
General
1 17 (7.56%) Finance
2 11 (4.89%) Retail
3 10 (4.44%) Electronics
4 5 (2.22%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.33%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.89%) Military
6 2 (0.89%) Banking
6 2 (0.89%) Automotive
7 1 (0.44%) Law
7 1 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.44%) Back Office
7 1 (0.44%) Marketing
7 1 (0.44%) Mandarin Language
7 1 (0.44%) Cantonese Language
Job Titles
1 28 (12.44%) Network Engineer
2 22 (9.78%) Firmware Engineer
3 16 (7.11%) Systems Engineer
4 14 (6.22%) Analyst
5 12 (5.33%) Consultant
6 11 (4.89%) Software Engineer
6 11 (4.89%) Developer
6 11 (4.89%) Administrator
7 10 (4.44%) Senior Systems Engineer
7 10 (4.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 9 (4.00%) Design Engineer
8 9 (4.00%) Test Engineer
9 8 (3.56%) Team Leader
10 7 (3.11%) Embedded Software Engineer
10 7 (3.11%) Infrastructure Manager
10 7 (3.11%) Network Support
10 7 (3.11%) Software Developer
10 7 (3.11%) Senior Design Engineer
10 7 (3.11%) Infrastructure Team Leader
11 6 (2.67%) Embedded Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (6.67%) .NET
2 11 (4.89%) XML
3 10 (4.44%) WCF
4 9 (4.00%) Regular Expression
5 8 (3.56%) WPF
6 7 (3.11%) HTML
7 6 (2.67%) J2EE
7 6 (2.67%) ADO.NET
7 6 (2.67%) ASP.NET
8 5 (2.22%) CSS
8 5 (2.22%) Struts
8 5 (2.22%) Spring
8 5 (2.22%) Ajax
8 5 (2.22%) .NET Framework
8 5 (2.22%) jQuery
8 5 (2.22%) Velocity
8 5 (2.22%) HTML5
9 4 (1.78%) .NET Compact Framework
9 4 (1.78%) JSON
9 4 (1.78%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 26 (11.56%) Enterprise Software
2 19 (8.44%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (7.56%) Embedded Systems
4 16 (7.11%) Device Driver
5 15 (6.67%) PKI
6 13 (5.78%) CESG
7 12 (5.33%) Mobile App
8 11 (4.89%) Clustering
9 7 (3.11%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 6 (2.67%) VHDL
10 6 (2.67%) Management Information System
11 5 (2.22%) AS400
11 5 (2.22%) Blackberry
11 5 (2.22%) Verilog
11 5 (2.22%) iSeries
11 5 (2.22%) iPad
12 4 (1.78%) Data Structures
12 4 (1.78%) Mainframe
13 3 (1.33%) Replication
13 3 (1.33%) HP StorageWorks
Operating Systems
1 82 (36.44%) Windows
2 76 (33.78%) Linux
3 33 (14.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 23 (10.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (8.00%) UNIX
6 16 (7.11%) AIX
7 14 (6.22%) CentOS
8 12 (5.33%) Android
8 12 (5.33%) Apple iOS
8 12 (5.33%) Windows Phone 8
8 12 (5.33%) Windows Phone
9 10 (4.44%) Windows 2000
9 10 (4.44%) SUSE
10 9 (4.00%) Oracle Linux
11 7 (3.11%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (3.11%) HPUX
12 6 (2.67%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (2.67%) Embedded Linux
13 5 (2.22%) Windows 7
13 5 (2.22%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (20.89%) ITIL
2 36 (16.00%) Configuration Management
3 28 (12.44%) Change Management
4 26 (11.56%) Software Engineering
5 22 (9.78%) Service Management
6 15 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
7 14 (6.22%) Disaster Recovery
8 13 (5.78%) UML
8 13 (5.78%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (5.78%) Mobile Device Management
9 12 (5.33%) Kalman Filter
9 12 (5.33%) Continuous Improvement
9 12 (5.33%) Root Cause Analysis
10 11 (4.89%) Load Balancing
10 11 (4.89%) Use Case
10 11 (4.89%) V-Model
10 11 (4.89%) Requirements Management
11 10 (4.44%) Validation
11 10 (4.44%) Release Management
12 9 (4.00%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 34 (15.11%) C
2 18 (8.00%) C++
3 17 (7.56%) Embedded C
4 14 (6.22%) Python
5 13 (5.78%) C#
6 12 (5.33%) SQL
7 11 (4.89%) Shell Script
8 10 (4.44%) Perl
9 9 (4.00%) JavaScript
10 8 (3.56%) PowerShell
10 8 (3.56%) Java
11 7 (3.11%) Embedded C++
12 6 (2.67%) Assembly Language
13 5 (2.22%) Bash Shell
14 3 (1.33%) PHP
15 2 (0.89%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.89%) Ruby
16 1 (0.44%) Korn
16 1 (0.44%) Jython
16 1 (0.44%) VC++
Qualifications
1 38 (16.89%) Security Cleared
2 28 (12.44%) SC Cleared
3 26 (11.56%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (7.11%) DV Cleared
5 14 (6.22%) CCNA
6 13 (5.78%) MCP
7 12 (5.33%) CCNP
8 11 (4.89%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (3.56%) MCSE
10 7 (3.11%) CCDP
11 6 (2.67%) VCP4
12 5 (2.22%) CCVP
13 4 (1.78%) CCSP
13 4 (1.78%) Degree
14 3 (1.33%) MCTS
15 1 (0.44%) RHCE
15 1 (0.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.22%) SLA
2 8 (3.56%) QA
3 4 (1.78%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.89%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 2 (0.89%) GAMP
5 1 (0.44%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.44%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 21 (9.33%) Active Directory
2 20 (8.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (7.11%) Hyper-V
4 15 (6.67%) vSphere
5 13 (5.78%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (4.00%) FreeRADIUS
7 6 (2.67%) DFS Replication
8 5 (2.22%) XenApp
9 4 (1.78%) XenDesktop
9 4 (1.78%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.89%) ISA Server
10 2 (0.89%) VMware ESX
10 2 (0.89%) NFS
11 1 (0.44%) Gluster
11 1 (0.44%) vCloud
11 1 (0.44%) KVM
11 1 (0.44%) GPFS
11 1 (0.44%) Ceph
11 1 (0.44%) Snort
11 1 (0.44%) Squid
Systems Management
1 18 (8.00%) SCCM
2 13 (5.78%) McAfee ePO
3 12 (5.33%) FortiGate
4 11 (4.89%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 9 (4.00%) Backup Exec
6 7 (3.11%) CA Spectrum
7 6 (2.67%) SCVMM
8 5 (2.22%) WSUS
9 3 (1.33%) SCOM
9 3 (1.33%) Puppet
10 2 (0.89%) Data Guard
10 2 (0.89%) EMC NetWorker
10 2 (0.89%) Nagios
10 2 (0.89%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 2 (0.89%) Tivoli
11 1 (0.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 1 (0.44%) OpenView
11 1 (0.44%) NetBackup
11 1 (0.44%) CA Wily
11 1 (0.44%) yum
Vendors
1 45 (20.00%) Cisco
1 45 (20.00%) VMware
2 38 (16.89%) Microsoft
3 26 (11.56%) HP
3 26 (11.56%) Oracle
4 23 (10.22%) IBM
5 20 (8.89%) Red Hat
6 18 (8.00%) McAfee
7 13 (5.78%) F5
8 12 (5.33%) Citrix
9 11 (4.89%) CheckPoint
10 10 (4.44%) Brocade
11 9 (4.00%) Splunk
11 9 (4.00%) Lumension
12 8 (3.56%) Sophos
12 8 (3.56%) EMC
12 8 (3.56%) CA
13 7 (3.11%) SolarWinds
14 6 (2.67%) Dell
14 6 (2.67%) Altiris
Edinburgh
Real Staffing
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour
Posted: 9 hours ago
Portsmouth
People Source
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £45 per hour + competitive
Posted: 16 hours ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Kent
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: on application
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Momentum Resourcing
Rate: £150 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Greenford, Middlesex
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh
Real Staffing
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
Posted: 7 days ago
Edinburgh
Real Staffing
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour
Posted: 7 days ago
Devon
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Goole
Real Staffing
Rate: £30 - £3135 per hour
Posted: 19 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: 21 days ago
Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour + competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Rate: £30 - £45 per hour + competitive
Posted: 25 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: 26 days ago