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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firmware
Rank 503 505 509
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +4
Contract jobs citing Firmware 118 140 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.25% 0.22%
As % of the System Software category 1.86% 2.53% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 67 67
Median daily rate £321 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £236 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £450 £492
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 32 12
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.75 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.30 £28.00 £14.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £39.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.59% +5.33%

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
6348 5541 5760
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.76% 10.03% 10.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 3953 3212 3163
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £175 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £566 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £348 £347
% change year-on-year
+0.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 464 628 720
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.46 £41.50 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
- -3.03%

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 8 December 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 8 December 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 8 December 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 +17 108 £320 -19.49% 58
South East +66 54 £318 -2.30% 16
Hampshire +46 28 £310 +1.30% 5
London -25 17 £348 -18.23% 3
Hook +17 16 £318 +3.75% 1
Berkshire +18 11 £400 -23.80% 2
North East -21 10 £325 -
Tyne and Wear -23 10 £325 -
South West +9 9 £410 - 3
Scotland -3 9 £321 +14.13% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne -25 9 £350 -
East of England +1 7 £300 -20.00% 19
Bracknell - 6 - -
Havant - 5 £250 -
Yorkshire +9 4 - - 4
Reading +2 4 £400 - 1
Gloucestershire +1 4 - - 1
West Midlands -8 4 £260 -13.33%
Suffolk - 4 £300 -
Edinburgh +21 3 - - 3
West Yorkshire +16 3 - - 2
Leeds +13 3 - - 1
Glasgow +4 3 £300 -7.69%
Wiltshire -3 3 £410 -
City of London -4 3 £350 +268.55% 1
Renfrewshire -8 3 £321 +11.65%
Erskine -11 3 £321 +11.65%
East Sussex - 3 - -
Corsham - 3 £410 -
Brighton - 3 - -

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 62 (24.03%) Windows
1 62 (24.03%) TCP/IP
2 58 (22.48%) Security Cleared
3 46 (17.83%) SC Cleared
3 46 (17.83%) Cisco
4 41 (15.89%) Microsoft
5 40 (15.50%) C
6 38 (14.73%) SNMP
6 38 (14.73%) HP
7 37 (14.34%) SSL
8 34 (13.18%) Linux
8 34 (13.18%) SCCM
9 32 (12.40%) DNS
10 31 (12.02%) SAN
10 31 (12.02%) Windows Server 2003
11 30 (11.63%) DHCP
11 30 (11.63%) Firewall
11 30 (11.63%) Electronics
11 30 (11.63%) Windows Server 2008
11 30 (11.63%) Windows Server 2012
12 28 (10.85%) Change Management
13 27 (10.47%) Wireless
13 27 (10.47%) Enterprise Software
13 27 (10.47%) Data Centre
14 26 (10.08%) WAN
14 26 (10.08%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 25 (9.69%) Active Directory
15 25 (9.69%) LAN
15 25 (9.69%) C++
15 25 (9.69%) Software Delivery

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 (4.65%) IIS
2 9 (3.49%) OpenStack
2 9 (3.49%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (1.16%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.78%) IBM Domino
5 1 (0.39%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.39%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 15 (5.81%) MS Excel
2 9 (3.49%) MS Office
3 7 (2.71%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (1.16%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.39%) SOLIDWORKS
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (0.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 1 (0.39%) IaaS
2 1 (0.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 62 (24.03%) TCP/IP
2 38 (14.73%) SNMP
3 37 (14.34%) SSL
4 32 (12.40%) DNS
5 31 (12.02%) SAN
6 30 (11.63%) DHCP
6 30 (11.63%) Firewall
7 27 (10.47%) Wireless
8 26 (10.08%) WAN
9 25 (9.69%) LAN
10 21 (8.14%) Internet
11 16 (6.20%) Bluetooth
12 13 (5.04%) HTTP
12 13 (5.04%) VPN
12 13 (5.04%) Wi-Fi
13 12 (4.65%) Ethernet
14 11 (4.26%) WLAN
14 11 (4.26%) ZigBee
15 9 (3.49%) Extranet
15 9 (3.49%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (5.43%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.71%) SAP HANA
3 5 (1.94%) DB2
3 5 (1.94%) MySQL
4 3 (1.16%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.39%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.39%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.39%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 8 (3.10%) Rational DOORS
2 4 (1.55%) Subversion
3 3 (1.16%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.16%) LabVIEW
4 2 (0.78%) PVCS
4 2 (0.78%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.39%) Gerrit
5 1 (0.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 30 (11.63%) Electronics
2 18 (6.98%) Finance
3 16 (6.20%) Manufacturing
4 11 (4.26%) Banking
4 11 (4.26%) Telecoms
5 8 (3.10%) Military
6 5 (1.94%) Retail
7 3 (1.16%) Automotive
7 3 (1.16%) Law
8 2 (0.78%) Legal
9 1 (0.39%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.39%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.39%) Games
9 1 (0.39%) German Language
Job Titles
1 27 (10.47%) Firmware Engineer
2 20 (7.75%) Administrator
3 18 (6.98%) Network Engineer
4 17 (6.59%) Wintel Engineer
5 13 (5.04%) Analyst
5 13 (5.04%) Embedded Engineer
6 12 (4.65%) Build Engineer
7 11 (4.26%) Server Engineer
7 11 (4.26%) Systems Engineer
8 10 (3.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 9 (3.49%) Electronics Engineer
9 9 (3.49%) Systems Administrator
10 8 (3.10%) Design Engineer
10 8 (3.10%) FPGA Engineer
10 8 (3.10%) Hardware Engineer
10 8 (3.10%) Software Engineer
11 7 (2.71%) Designer
11 7 (2.71%) Linux Engineer
11 7 (2.71%) Operations Engineer
12 6 (2.33%) Backup Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.33%) 802.1X
2 3 (1.16%) .NET
2 3 (1.16%) Middleware
2 3 (1.16%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (0.78%) .NET Framework
3 2 (0.78%) HTML
3 2 (0.78%) Web Services
4 1 (0.39%) Flash
4 1 (0.39%) JSON
4 1 (0.39%) RESTful
4 1 (0.39%) XML
4 1 (0.39%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 27 (10.47%) Data Centre
1 27 (10.47%) Enterprise Software
2 21 (8.14%) Clustering
2 21 (8.14%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 20 (7.75%) Device Driver
4 14 (5.43%) Smart Meter
5 13 (5.04%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (5.04%) Management Information System
6 9 (3.49%) ASIC
7 8 (3.10%) VHDL
8 7 (2.71%) CMDB
9 6 (2.33%) CESG
10 5 (1.94%) Computer Science
11 4 (1.55%) Chip and PIN
11 4 (1.55%) NHS
12 3 (1.16%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 3 (1.16%) Driving Licence
12 3 (1.16%) Internet of Things
12 3 (1.16%) Verilog
13 2 (0.78%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 62 (24.03%) Windows
2 34 (13.18%) Linux
3 31 (12.02%) Windows Server 2003
4 30 (11.63%) Windows Server 2008
4 30 (11.63%) Windows Server 2012
5 24 (9.30%) Windows Server
6 23 (8.91%) Unix
7 16 (6.20%) Windows 7
8 12 (4.65%) Solaris
9 10 (3.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (1.55%) Windows 10
10 4 (1.55%) Windows XP
11 3 (1.16%) AIX
11 3 (1.16%) Android
12 2 (0.78%) Data ONTAP
12 2 (0.78%) VxWorks
12 2 (0.78%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.39%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.39%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (10.85%) Change Management
2 25 (9.69%) Software Delivery
3 23 (8.91%) Disaster Recovery
3 23 (8.91%) Problem Management
3 23 (8.91%) Root Cause Analysis
4 22 (8.53%) ITIL
5 17 (6.59%) Infrastructure Management
5 17 (6.59%) Server Building
5 17 (6.59%) Validation
6 16 (6.20%) Service Delivery
6 16 (6.20%) Software Engineering
7 14 (5.43%) Configuration Management
8 13 (5.04%) Incident Management
9 12 (4.65%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (4.26%) Project Management
11 10 (3.88%) Feasibility Study
11 10 (3.88%) Mentoring
11 10 (3.88%) Requirements Management
12 9 (3.49%) Coaching
12 9 (3.49%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 40 (15.50%) C
2 25 (9.69%) C++
3 22 (8.53%) PowerShell
4 18 (6.98%) SQL
5 17 (6.59%) Embedded C
6 15 (5.81%) VBScript
7 14 (5.43%) Python
8 11 (4.26%) Embedded C++
9 8 (3.10%) Perl
10 7 (2.71%) Shell Script
11 6 (2.33%) C#
11 6 (2.33%) VB
12 3 (1.16%) PHP
13 1 (0.39%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.39%) Java
13 1 (0.39%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 58 (22.48%) Security Cleared
2 46 (17.83%) SC Cleared
3 23 (8.91%) Microsoft Certification
4 19 (7.36%) MCP
5 18 (6.98%) Degree
6 16 (6.20%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (5.81%) CCNA
8 14 (5.43%) MCSE
9 12 (4.65%) AAT
10 9 (3.49%) MCTS
11 7 (2.71%) BPSS Clearance
12 5 (1.94%) CCA
12 5 (1.94%) Citrix Certification
13 4 (1.55%) CCNP
13 4 (1.55%) DV Cleared
14 3 (1.16%) BICSI Certification
14 3 (1.16%) HND
14 3 (1.16%) JNCIA
14 3 (1.16%) JNCIS
14 3 (1.16%) LPIC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (7.75%) SLA
2 5 (1.94%) QA
3 2 (0.78%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.78%) DO-254
4 1 (0.39%) COBIT
4 1 (0.39%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.39%) JTAG
System Software
1 25 (9.69%) Active Directory
2 10 (3.88%) vSphere
3 9 (3.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (2.33%) VMware ESX
5 5 (1.94%) BIND 9
5 5 (1.94%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (1.94%) XenApp
6 4 (1.55%) NFS
6 4 (1.55%) Terminal Services
7 3 (1.16%) ProxySG
7 3 (1.16%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.39%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.39%) KVM
8 1 (0.39%) Oracle Clusterware
8 1 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 34 (13.18%) SCCM
2 26 (10.08%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 7 (2.71%) Backup Exec
3 7 (2.71%) EMC NetWorker
3 7 (2.71%) Nagios
4 6 (2.33%) MOM
4 6 (2.33%) SCOM
4 6 (2.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 5 (1.94%) Cacti
5 5 (1.94%) EdgeSight
5 5 (1.94%) HP SiteScope
5 5 (1.94%) SafeCom
5 5 (1.94%) Tivoli
6 4 (1.55%) CA Spectrum
6 4 (1.55%) Microsoft Clustering
7 3 (1.16%) Cisco Prime
7 3 (1.16%) Failover Clustering
7 3 (1.16%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.78%) EnCase
8 2 (0.78%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 46 (17.83%) Cisco
2 41 (15.89%) Microsoft
3 38 (14.73%) HP
4 23 (8.91%) VMware
5 17 (6.59%) EMC
6 14 (5.43%) IBM
7 13 (5.04%) Dell
7 13 (5.04%) F5
7 13 (5.04%) Oracle
8 11 (4.26%) CA
9 9 (3.49%) Red Hat
10 8 (3.10%) CheckPoint
10 8 (3.10%) Citrix
10 8 (3.10%) Juniper
10 8 (3.10%) Xilinx
11 7 (2.71%) 3PAR
11 7 (2.71%) NetApp
11 7 (2.71%) SAP
11 7 (2.71%) Symantec
11 7 (2.71%) Veritas
Cambridge
OHO Group Ltd.
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Posted: 11 days ago
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Posted: 3 days ago
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