The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Firmware 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firmware
Rank 506 474 502
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +28
Contract jobs citing Firmware 81 70 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.15% 0.14%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.57% 0.57% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 24 25
Average daily rate £306 £388 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.96% +14.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £134 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £450 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £375 £316
% change year-on-year
-17.33% +18.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 16 23
Average hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £16.69 £30.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £38.75 £42.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £36.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-17.24% +3.57%
Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
14311 12220 14892
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.42% 25.61% 24.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 8841 7349 8662
Average daily rate £415 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 568 621 771
Average hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.97% -14.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -16.00%

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 Miscellaneous 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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -72 77 £310 -24.84% 75
South East +9 27 £331 -23.18% 22
London -42 16 £300 -25.00% 3
Hampshire +14 10 £403 - 6
South West -17 9 £303 -32.77% 12
East Midlands -6 7 £300 - 3
North West -14 6 £333 - 4
East of England -24 6 £165 -52.85% 24
Berkshire - 6 £313 - 2
Yorkshire -17 5 £325 - 3
Cheshire - 5 £333 - 4
Reading - 5 - -
Chester - 5 £333 - 3
Surrey -7 4 - - 11
Croydon -8 4 £430 +1.17% 1
Gloucestershire - 4 - - 3
Cambridgeshire -8 3 - - 19
Middlesex - 3 £263 - 1
Sheffield - 3 £325 -
South Yorkshire - 3 £325 -
Portsmouth - 2 - -
North Yorkshire - 2 - - 2
Essex - 2 £165 - 1
Middlesbrough - 2 - -
Cambridge +2 1 - - 19
Scotland -7 1 - - 5
Bedfordshire -16 1 - - 2
City of London -19 1 £233 -43.63%
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
Woking - 1 - -

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 37 (24.03%) Windows
2 27 (17.53%) Internet
2 27 (17.53%) Middleware
2 27 (17.53%) Project Management
3 23 (14.94%) Intranet
4 22 (14.29%) Java
4 22 (14.29%) VMware
4 22 (14.29%) Security Cleared
4 22 (14.29%) Embedded Systems
5 21 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (13.64%) C
6 20 (12.99%) JavaScript
6 20 (12.99%) XML
6 20 (12.99%) E-Commerce
7 19 (12.34%) J2EE
7 19 (12.34%) CSS
7 19 (12.34%) Struts
7 19 (12.34%) SAN
7 19 (12.34%) Network Design
7 19 (12.34%) Spring
7 19 (12.34%) Ajax
7 19 (12.34%) Endeca
7 19 (12.34%) ATG
7 19 (12.34%) jQuery
7 19 (12.34%) Velocity
8 18 (11.69%) Linux
8 18 (11.69%) Cisco
9 17 (11.04%) SLA
10 16 (10.39%) SC Cleared
11 15 (9.74%) Microsoft

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 5 (3.25%) WebSphere
2 4 (2.60%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.60%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (1.95%) OpenStack
3 3 (1.95%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.30%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.65%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (1.95%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.65%) Simulink
2 1 (0.65%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.60%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.95%) IaaS
1 3 (1.95%) PaaS
2 1 (0.65%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.65%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (17.53%) Internet
2 23 (14.94%) Intranet
3 19 (12.34%) SAN
4 13 (8.44%) Wireless
4 13 (8.44%) Firewall
4 13 (8.44%) DHCP
5 11 (7.14%) LAN
6 10 (6.49%) DNS
7 9 (5.84%) DMZ
7 9 (5.84%) WAN
8 7 (4.55%) NAS
8 7 (4.55%) BGP
8 7 (4.55%) VPN
9 6 (3.90%) Bluetooth
9 6 (3.90%) VLAN
9 6 (3.90%) Structured Cabling
10 5 (3.25%) NetScaler
10 5 (3.25%) ZigBee
10 5 (3.25%) Broadband
10 5 (3.25%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.95%) Big Data
1 3 (1.95%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.65%) DTS
Development Applications
1 4 (2.60%) Toad
1 4 (2.60%) LabVIEW
2 2 (1.30%) JUnit
2 2 (1.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (1.30%) Selenium
2 2 (1.30%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (0.65%) Redmine
3 1 (0.65%) Trac
3 1 (0.65%) JIRA
3 1 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.65%) Bugzilla
General
1 14 (9.09%) Electronics
2 10 (6.49%) Telecoms
3 7 (4.55%) Finance
4 2 (1.30%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.30%) Publishing
4 2 (1.30%) Aerospace
4 2 (1.30%) Military
4 2 (1.30%) Banking
5 1 (0.65%) Local Government
5 1 (0.65%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.65%) Retail
5 1 (0.65%) Automotive
5 1 (0.65%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 19 (12.34%) Deployment Engineer
1 19 (12.34%) DevOps Engineer
2 16 (10.39%) Software Engineer
3 14 (9.09%) Analyst
4 11 (7.14%) Storage Engineer
5 10 (6.49%) Administrator
6 8 (5.19%) Test Engineer
7 6 (3.90%) Architect
7 6 (3.90%) Network Engineer
7 6 (3.90%) C++ Software Engineer
7 6 (3.90%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 5 (3.25%) Build Engineer
8 5 (3.25%) Firmware Engineer
8 5 (3.25%) Server Administrator
8 5 (3.25%) Server Engineer
8 5 (3.25%) Design Engineer
8 5 (3.25%) Consultant
9 4 (2.60%) Systems Administrator
9 4 (2.60%) Information Architect
9 4 (2.60%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (17.53%) Middleware
2 20 (12.99%) XML
3 19 (12.34%) J2EE
3 19 (12.34%) CSS
3 19 (12.34%) Struts
3 19 (12.34%) Spring
3 19 (12.34%) Ajax
3 19 (12.34%) jQuery
3 19 (12.34%) Velocity
4 3 (1.95%) .NET
4 3 (1.95%) ADO
5 2 (1.30%) MFC
5 2 (1.30%) Web Services
5 2 (1.30%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (1.30%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 22 (14.29%) Embedded Systems
2 11 (7.14%) Clustering
3 8 (5.19%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 6 (3.90%) VHDL
4 6 (3.90%) Smart Meter
5 5 (3.25%) Replication
5 5 (3.25%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.60%) Statistics
6 4 (2.60%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.60%) Taxonomies
7 3 (1.95%) Fat Client
7 3 (1.95%) CESG
7 3 (1.95%) Device Driver
7 3 (1.95%) ASIC
7 3 (1.95%) Thin Client
8 2 (1.30%) iPad
9 1 (0.65%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.65%) SCADA
9 1 (0.65%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.65%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 37 (24.03%) Windows
2 18 (11.69%) Linux
3 12 (7.79%) UNIX
4 11 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (3.90%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (3.25%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (2.60%) Windows 2000
7 4 (2.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (1.95%) Windows 7
8 3 (1.95%) Embedded Linux
8 3 (1.95%) AIX
9 2 (1.30%) Windows CE
10 1 (0.65%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.65%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.65%) Android
10 1 (0.65%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.65%) SUSE
10 1 (0.65%) HPUX
10 1 (0.65%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (17.53%) Project Management
2 21 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (12.99%) E-Commerce
4 19 (12.34%) Network Design
5 14 (9.09%) Configuration Management
5 14 (9.09%) Software Engineering
6 12 (7.79%) Capacity Planning
7 11 (7.14%) Data Protection
7 11 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
8 9 (5.84%) Migration
9 8 (5.19%) Document Management
9 8 (5.19%) Performance Tuning
10 7 (4.55%) Release Management
10 7 (4.55%) ITIL
11 6 (3.90%) Incident Management
11 6 (3.90%) Performance Management
11 6 (3.90%) Load Balancing
12 5 (3.25%) Problem Management
13 4 (2.60%) CRM
13 4 (2.60%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 22 (14.29%) Java
2 21 (13.64%) C
3 20 (12.99%) JavaScript
4 13 (8.44%) SQL
5 12 (7.79%) C++
6 10 (6.49%) Embedded C
7 7 (4.55%) C#
8 6 (3.90%) MATLAB
9 3 (1.95%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.95%) Python
9 3 (1.95%) VBScript
9 3 (1.95%) VB
10 2 (1.30%) VBA
10 2 (1.30%) VC++
10 2 (1.30%) Assembly Language
10 2 (1.30%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.65%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.65%) Ruby
11 1 (0.65%) Embedded C++
11 1 (0.65%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 22 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 16 (10.39%) SC Cleared
3 12 (7.79%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (7.14%) Degree
5 8 (5.19%) CCNP
6 6 (3.90%) CCNA
7 5 (3.25%) DV Cleared
8 4 (2.60%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (1.95%) ISEB
9 3 (1.95%) RHCE
9 3 (1.95%) MCSE
10 2 (1.30%) CCIE
11 1 (0.65%) VCP5
11 1 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.65%) OCA
11 1 (0.65%) Oracle Certification
11 1 (0.65%) PhD
11 1 (0.65%) MCP
11 1 (0.65%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (11.04%) SLA
2 3 (1.95%) DO-254
2 3 (1.95%) QA
3 1 (0.65%) JTAG
3 1 (0.65%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 15 (9.74%) Active Directory
2 14 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (7.79%) VMware ESX
4 7 (4.55%) NFS
5 6 (3.90%) XenApp
6 5 (3.25%) vSphere
7 4 (2.60%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 4 (2.60%) XenServer
8 3 (1.95%) Hyper-V
9 2 (1.30%) VMFS
10 1 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.65%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.65%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (0.65%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 5 (3.25%) BladeLogic
2 4 (2.60%) SCDPM
3 3 (1.95%) Red Hat Satellite
3 3 (1.95%) Puppet
3 3 (1.95%) SCCM
3 3 (1.95%) SCVMM
3 3 (1.95%) Tivoli
3 3 (1.95%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 3 (1.95%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (1.30%) NetBackup
4 2 (1.30%) HP SIM
5 1 (0.65%) WSUS
5 1 (0.65%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.65%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 22 (14.29%) VMware
2 19 (12.34%) Endeca
2 19 (12.34%) ATG
3 18 (11.69%) Cisco
4 15 (9.74%) Microsoft
5 14 (9.09%) HP
6 12 (7.79%) EMC
7 11 (7.14%) IBM
8 9 (5.84%) Citrix
9 7 (4.55%) Brocade
10 6 (3.90%) Oracle
10 6 (3.90%) Juniper
11 5 (3.25%) Altera
11 5 (3.25%) SAP
12 4 (2.60%) NetApp
12 4 (2.60%) Red Hat
12 4 (2.60%) Open Text
12 4 (2.60%) Blue Coat
12 4 (2.60%) Veeam
12 4 (2.60%) F5
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