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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firmware
Rank 492 519 494
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -25
Contract jobs citing Firmware 101 80 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.14% 0.14%
As % of the System Software category 1.88% 1.52% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 25 24
Average daily rate
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£375 £310 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.96% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £200 £134
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £430 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £361 £311 £375
% change year-on-year
+16.06% -17.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 17 16
Average hourly rate £38.75 £30.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.16% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.23 £16.00 £16.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £87.70 £40.50 £38.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £30.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+29.16% -17.24%

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
5385 5279 4495
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.63% 9.36% 9.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2990 2693 2154
Average daily rate £365 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £170 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £318 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.08% +1.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 621 597 649
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +1.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.93 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £34.81 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.93% +6.45%

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 17 April 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
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 17 April 2015.

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 17 April 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 +4 84 £375 +20.48% 98
South East -15 30 £340 +2.64% 39
London +15 26 £375 +25.00% 4
Scotland +16 16 £347 - 5
Kent 0 7 £450 +28.57% 5
East of England +20 6 £170 +3.03% 25
South West 0 5 £450 +48.76% 15
Hampshire -12 5 - - 2
North West -17 5 £338 +1.50% 3
City of London +24 4 £450 +93.54% 1
Buckinghamshire +6 4 - - 1
Berkshire +5 4 £362 +15.68% 7
Yorkshire -19 4 - -
Milton Keynes - 4 - - 1
Hertfordshire - 3 - - 4
Oxfordshire - 3 £325 - 14
Essex +13 2 £170 +3.03% 3
Reading +4 2 £323 - 6
Middlesex +4 2 £233 -11.42%
Surrey +1 2 £338 - 3
Cheshire -9 2 £300 -9.77% 1
Devon - 2 - - 4
Havant - 2 - - 2
Leeds - 2 - -
West Yorkshire - 2 - -
Wales - 2 £495 - 1
Woking +13 1 £425 - 3
Wiltshire +7 1 - - 1
Gloucester +5 1 £450 - 2
Cambridge +5 1 - - 14

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 79 (36.07%) Linux
2 74 (33.79%) Windows
3 46 (21.00%) C
4 40 (18.26%) VMware
5 39 (17.81%) Configuration Management
5 39 (17.81%) ITIL
6 34 (15.53%) TCP/IP
7 33 (15.07%) Cisco
8 32 (14.61%) Firewall
9 31 (14.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 29 (13.24%) Security Cleared
11 27 (12.33%) Microsoft
12 26 (11.87%) SSL
12 26 (11.87%) Software Engineering
13 25 (11.42%) VPN
13 25 (11.42%) WAN
13 25 (11.42%) LAN
13 25 (11.42%) Cisco Certification
14 24 (10.96%) C++
14 24 (10.96%) Oracle
15 21 (9.59%) SQL Server
16 20 (9.13%) Red Hat
16 20 (9.13%) Windows Server 2008
17 19 (8.68%) SC Cleared
17 19 (8.68%) VLAN
17 19 (8.68%) Enterprise Software
17 19 (8.68%) Analytical Skills
17 19 (8.68%) HP
17 19 (8.68%) Active Directory
17 19 (8.68%) IBM

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 8 (3.65%) MS Exchange
1 8 (3.65%) IIS
2 7 (3.20%) Apache
3 4 (1.83%) OpenStack
3 4 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (0.91%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.46%) Node.js
5 1 (0.46%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.46%) JBoss
5 1 (0.46%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.46%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.46%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.46%) SAS
5 1 (0.46%) GroupWise
5 1 (0.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.46%) CMS
Applications
1 11 (5.02%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.83%) MS Office
3 2 (0.91%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.46%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 7 (3.20%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.46%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.74%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (2.74%) IaaS
2 3 (1.37%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.46%) PaaS
4 1 (0.46%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 34 (15.53%) TCP/IP
2 32 (14.61%) Firewall
3 26 (11.87%) SSL
4 25 (11.42%) LAN
4 25 (11.42%) WAN
4 25 (11.42%) VPN
5 19 (8.68%) DNS
5 19 (8.68%) VLAN
6 17 (7.76%) Internet
6 17 (7.76%) DHCP
6 17 (7.76%) Ethernet
7 15 (6.85%) Wi-Fi
8 13 (5.94%) FTP
9 12 (5.48%) VoIP
9 12 (5.48%) ISDN
9 12 (5.48%) SAN
9 12 (5.48%) IP Telephony
10 11 (5.02%) Wireless
10 11 (5.02%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 10 (4.57%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (9.59%) SQL Server
2 12 (5.48%) MySQL
3 7 (3.20%) DB2
4 6 (2.74%) SQLite
4 6 (2.74%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.37%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.91%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.91%) Oracle Exadata
6 2 (0.91%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (0.91%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.91%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.91%) InterSystems Cache
7 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 18 (8.22%) Subversion
2 15 (6.85%) Git (software)
3 7 (3.20%) JIRA
3 7 (3.20%) Visual Studio
4 5 (2.28%) Selenium
4 5 (2.28%) TortoiseSVN
4 5 (2.28%) Bugzilla
5 4 (1.83%) RequisitePro
6 3 (1.37%) Trac
6 3 (1.37%) Redmine
7 2 (0.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.91%) JUnit
8 1 (0.46%) Ant
8 1 (0.46%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.46%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.46%) ClearQuest
8 1 (0.46%) LabVIEW
8 1 (0.46%) GCC
General
1 19 (8.68%) Electronics
2 15 (6.85%) Finance
3 10 (4.57%) Retail
4 6 (2.74%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.83%) Automotive
5 4 (1.83%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.37%) Military
6 3 (1.37%) Banking
7 1 (0.46%) Marketing
7 1 (0.46%) Law
7 1 (0.46%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 30 (13.70%) Firmware Engineer
2 23 (10.50%) Network Engineer
3 16 (7.31%) Developer
4 13 (5.94%) Analyst
5 12 (5.48%) Systems Engineer
5 12 (5.48%) Test Engineer
6 11 (5.02%) Software Engineer
7 9 (4.11%) Consultant
7 9 (4.11%) Design Engineer
8 8 (3.65%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 8 (3.65%) Software Developer
8 8 (3.65%) Administrator
8 8 (3.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (2.74%) Senior Systems Engineer
9 6 (2.74%) Senior Network Engineer
9 6 (2.74%) Network Support
9 6 (2.74%) Senior Design Engineer
9 6 (2.74%) Embedded Software Developer
9 6 (2.74%) Linux Engineer
10 5 (2.28%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (8.68%) .NET
2 13 (5.94%) XML
3 12 (5.48%) WCF
4 9 (4.11%) HTML
5 8 (3.65%) WPF
6 7 (3.20%) .NET Framework
6 7 (3.20%) Web Services
7 6 (2.74%) ADO.NET
7 6 (2.74%) ASP.NET
7 6 (2.74%) JSON
7 6 (2.74%) Regular Expression
7 6 (2.74%) .NET Compact Framework
8 5 (2.28%) Velocity
8 5 (2.28%) jQuery
8 5 (2.28%) Qt
8 5 (2.28%) HTML5
8 5 (2.28%) J2EE
8 5 (2.28%) Struts
8 5 (2.28%) CSS
8 5 (2.28%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 19 (8.68%) Device Driver
1 19 (8.68%) Enterprise Software
1 19 (8.68%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (6.85%) Embedded Systems
3 14 (6.39%) PKI
4 13 (5.94%) Clustering
5 12 (5.48%) CESG
5 12 (5.48%) Mobile App
6 7 (3.20%) Open Source
7 6 (2.74%) Verilog
8 5 (2.28%) VHDL
8 5 (2.28%) iPad
8 5 (2.28%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 4 (1.83%) Mainframe
9 4 (1.83%) Computer Science
10 3 (1.37%) Statistics
10 3 (1.37%) Management Information System
10 3 (1.37%) AS400
10 3 (1.37%) ASIC
10 3 (1.37%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 79 (36.07%) Linux
2 74 (33.79%) Windows
3 31 (14.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 20 (9.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (7.31%) UNIX
6 14 (6.39%) CentOS
7 12 (5.48%) Android
7 12 (5.48%) Apple iOS
8 11 (5.02%) Windows Phone 8
8 11 (5.02%) Windows Phone
9 10 (4.57%) Windows 2000
10 9 (4.11%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (3.65%) AIX
11 8 (3.65%) Windows Server 2003
12 7 (3.20%) Embedded Linux
13 6 (2.74%) SUSE
13 6 (2.74%) Windows CE
13 6 (2.74%) Oracle Linux
14 5 (2.28%) Windows 2000 Server
15 4 (1.83%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (17.81%) ITIL
1 39 (17.81%) Configuration Management
2 26 (11.87%) Software Engineering
3 19 (8.68%) Change Management
4 16 (7.31%) Service Management
4 16 (7.31%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (7.31%) Performance Tuning
5 14 (6.39%) Disaster Recovery
6 13 (5.94%) Kalman Filter
7 12 (5.48%) Mobile Device Management
8 11 (5.02%) Release Management
9 10 (4.57%) Use Case
9 10 (4.57%) UML
9 10 (4.57%) E-Commerce
9 10 (4.57%) DevOps
10 9 (4.11%) Project Management
10 9 (4.11%) Validation
11 8 (3.65%) Load Balancing
11 8 (3.65%) Root Cause Analysis
11 8 (3.65%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 46 (21.00%) C
2 24 (10.96%) C++
3 19 (8.68%) C#
4 17 (7.76%) Embedded C
5 16 (7.31%) Python
6 12 (5.48%) PowerShell
6 12 (5.48%) Java
6 12 (5.48%) JavaScript
6 12 (5.48%) Perl
7 10 (4.57%) SQL
8 9 (4.11%) Shell Script
8 9 (4.11%) Bash Shell
9 7 (3.20%) Assembly Language
10 6 (2.74%) Embedded C++
11 5 (2.28%) PHP
12 4 (1.83%) VB.NET
12 4 (1.83%) Ruby
13 2 (0.91%) VB
13 2 (0.91%) Tcl
14 1 (0.46%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 29 (13.24%) Security Cleared
2 25 (11.42%) Cisco Certification
3 19 (8.68%) SC Cleared
4 15 (6.85%) CCNA
5 11 (5.02%) DV Cleared
6 10 (4.57%) CCNP
7 7 (3.20%) Degree
7 7 (3.20%) CCDP
7 7 (3.20%) MCP
8 5 (2.28%) CCVP
9 4 (1.83%) MCSE
9 4 (1.83%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.91%) CCSP
11 1 (0.46%) RHCE
11 1 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.46%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.94%) SLA
2 7 (3.20%) QA
3 4 (1.83%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 19 (8.68%) Active Directory
2 15 (6.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (5.48%) Hyper-V
3 12 (5.48%) vSphere
3 12 (5.48%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (2.74%) FreeRADIUS
4 6 (2.74%) DFS Replication
5 4 (1.83%) Gluster
5 4 (1.83%) GPFS
5 4 (1.83%) Ceph
5 4 (1.83%) VMware ESX
6 3 (1.37%) KVM
7 2 (0.91%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.91%) NFS
8 1 (0.46%) iptables
8 1 (0.46%) vCloud
8 1 (0.46%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.46%) Samba
8 1 (0.46%) Snort
8 1 (0.46%) Squid
Systems Management
1 15 (6.85%) SCCM
2 12 (5.48%) FortiGate
3 8 (3.65%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 6 (2.74%) SCVMM
5 5 (2.28%) Backup Exec
5 5 (2.28%) CA Spectrum
6 4 (1.83%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (1.83%) Puppet
6 4 (1.83%) NetBackup
7 3 (1.37%) Cobbler
7 3 (1.37%) CFEngine
7 3 (1.37%) yum
7 3 (1.37%) SCOM
7 3 (1.37%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.91%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 2 (0.91%) Nagios
8 2 (0.91%) HP Data Protector
8 2 (0.91%) Data Guard
8 2 (0.91%) Red Hat Satellite
9 1 (0.46%) Cacti
Vendors
1 40 (18.26%) VMware
2 33 (15.07%) Cisco
3 27 (12.33%) Microsoft
4 24 (10.96%) Oracle
5 20 (9.13%) Red Hat
6 19 (8.68%) IBM
6 19 (8.68%) HP
7 12 (5.48%) F5
8 9 (4.11%) Citrix
8 9 (4.11%) McAfee
9 8 (3.65%) Symantec
10 7 (3.20%) SolarWinds
10 7 (3.20%) CheckPoint
10 7 (3.20%) Dell
10 7 (3.20%) Splunk
11 6 (2.74%) Assembla
11 6 (2.74%) EMC
12 5 (2.28%) NetApp
12 5 (2.28%) CA
12 5 (2.28%) Endeca
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