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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firmware
Rank 511 577 546
Rank change year-on-year
+66 -31
Contract jobs citing Firmware 138 93 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.16% 0.17%
As % of the System Software category 2.18% 1.59% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 39 49
Median daily rate £321 £367 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.55% +7.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £200 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £429 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £300 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 26 9
Median hourly rate £42.00 £38.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% +1.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.15 £31.75 £21.91
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.75 £41.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £38.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+10.52% +1.33%

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
6335 5845 5860
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 11.98% 10.08% 10.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 4005 3313 3252
Median daily rate £413 £370 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.48% +8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £195 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £352 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
+0.42% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 414 626 709
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.22 £41.00 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -5.88%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 25 September 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 +60 120 £320 -14.66% 59
South East +47 40 £345 +4.15% 15
London -11 19 £375 -11.76% 6
Hampshire +20 15 £338 -10.94% 6
Scotland +26 14 £321 +35.15% 2
East of England +16 14 £275 +4.76% 17
North East -11 13 £283 +34.52% 9
Tyne and Wear -15 13 £283 +34.52% 7
Newcastle upon Tyne -16 12 £280 +33.33% 4
South West +11 10 £350 +59.09% 4
Erskine - 10 £331 -
Renfrewshire - 10 £331 -
Surrey +20 9 £195 -12.35% 4
Yorkshire +17 9 £358 -5.92% 1
West Yorkshire +13 8 £358 -24.73% 1
Gloucestershire - 8 £375 - 2
Berkshire +13 6 £400 +19.31% 1
Essex +5 6 £273 -
North West +23 5 £288 -24.59% 2
Leeds +5 5 £358 -24.73% 1
Middlesex +4 5 £345 +263.15%
West Midlands -19 5 £358 +19.16% 2
South Wales - 5 - -
Wales - 5 - -
Glasgow - 4 £300 -
Reading - 4 £400 - 1
Hook - 4 £323 - 1
Cambridgeshire +24 3 £235 -37.33% 15
City of London +15 3 £382 - 1
Cheshire +13 3 £288 -37.83% 1

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 71 (26.59%) Windows
2 68 (25.47%) Security Cleared
3 66 (24.72%) TCP/IP
4 50 (18.73%) Microsoft
4 50 (18.73%) HP
5 48 (17.98%) Linux
6 44 (16.48%) SSL
7 43 (16.10%) Cisco
8 41 (15.36%) SC Cleared
8 41 (15.36%) SCCM
9 40 (14.98%) SNMP
10 38 (14.23%) DNS
11 37 (13.86%) Active Directory
11 37 (13.86%) SAN
11 37 (13.86%) Windows Server 2003
11 37 (13.86%) VMware
11 37 (13.86%) Windows Server 2008
11 37 (13.86%) Windows Server 2012
12 35 (13.11%) Firewall
13 34 (12.73%) Unix
14 33 (12.36%) Disaster Recovery
14 33 (12.36%) Windows Server
15 31 (11.61%) Data Centre
16 30 (11.24%) C
17 29 (10.86%) SQL
17 29 (10.86%) DHCP
17 29 (10.86%) Enterprise Software
18 28 (10.49%) Software Delivery
18 28 (10.49%) OpenView Configuration Management
19 27 (10.11%) Configuration 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 18 (6.74%) OpenStack
2 14 (5.24%) IIS
3 9 (3.37%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (1.50%) MS Exchange
5 3 (1.12%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.75%) Apache
6 2 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (0.75%) GlassFish
6 2 (0.75%) IBM Domino
6 2 (0.75%) IBM HTTP Server
6 2 (0.75%) JBoss
6 2 (0.75%) Liferay
6 2 (0.75%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 2 (0.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.75%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.75%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.75%) WebLogic Portal
6 2 (0.75%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 20 (7.49%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.62%) MS Office
3 6 (2.25%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (1.87%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.37%) Simulink
5 1 (0.37%) SOLIDWORKS
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.87%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.75%) Amazon EMR
2 2 (0.75%) Amazon Kinesis
2 2 (0.75%) IaaS
2 2 (0.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.37%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.37%) SaaS
3 1 (0.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 66 (24.72%) TCP/IP
2 44 (16.48%) SSL
3 40 (14.98%) SNMP
4 38 (14.23%) DNS
5 37 (13.86%) SAN
6 35 (13.11%) Firewall
7 29 (10.86%) DHCP
8 23 (8.61%) WAN
9 21 (7.87%) Internet
9 21 (7.87%) LAN
10 20 (7.49%) Wireless
11 16 (5.99%) HTTP
12 15 (5.62%) Bluetooth
13 12 (4.49%) VPN
13 12 (4.49%) Wi-Fi
14 11 (4.12%) Extranet
14 11 (4.12%) Intranet
15 10 (3.75%) BIG-IP
15 10 (3.75%) Ethernet
15 10 (3.75%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (6.74%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.62%) DB2
3 6 (2.25%) MySQL
4 3 (1.12%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.75%) Big Data
5 2 (0.75%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.75%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (0.75%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 11 (4.12%) Rational DOORS
2 10 (3.75%) Subversion
3 4 (1.50%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.12%) LabVIEW
4 3 (1.12%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.75%) Introscope
5 2 (0.75%) JIRA
5 2 (0.75%) PVCS
6 1 (0.37%) Bugzilla
6 1 (0.37%) Emacs
6 1 (0.37%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.37%) Redmine
6 1 (0.37%) Robot Framework
6 1 (0.37%) Selenium
6 1 (0.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 20 (7.49%) Electronics
2 17 (6.37%) Finance
3 14 (5.24%) Military
3 14 (5.24%) Telecoms
4 9 (3.37%) Banking
5 6 (2.25%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.87%) Aerospace
7 4 (1.50%) Retail
8 3 (1.12%) Legal
9 2 (0.75%) Automotive
9 2 (0.75%) Avionics
9 2 (0.75%) Law
10 1 (0.37%) Billing
10 1 (0.37%) Games
10 1 (0.37%) German Language
10 1 (0.37%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 25 (9.36%) Administrator
2 22 (8.24%) Wintel Engineer
3 20 (7.49%) Firmware Engineer
4 19 (7.12%) Analyst
5 16 (5.99%) Network Engineer
5 16 (5.99%) Systems Administrator
6 15 (5.62%) Embedded Engineer
6 15 (5.62%) Server Engineer
6 15 (5.62%) Systems Engineer
7 14 (5.24%) Build Engineer
8 13 (4.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 11 (4.12%) FPGA Engineer
9 11 (4.12%) Hardware Engineer
10 9 (3.37%) Software Engineer
11 8 (3.00%) Developer
11 8 (3.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
11 8 (3.00%) Linux Engineer
11 8 (3.00%) Solaris Administrator
12 7 (2.62%) Electronics Engineer
12 7 (2.62%) Solaris Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.87%) Middleware
1 5 (1.87%) Oracle Fusion
2 3 (1.12%) .NET
2 3 (1.12%) .NET Framework
2 3 (1.12%) SOAP
3 2 (0.75%) 802.1X
3 2 (0.75%) Ajax
3 2 (0.75%) jQuery
3 2 (0.75%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (0.75%) Web Services
3 2 (0.75%) Yocto
4 1 (0.37%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.37%) Buildbot
4 1 (0.37%) Flash
4 1 (0.37%) JMS
4 1 (0.37%) SAML
4 1 (0.37%) XML
4 1 (0.37%) XML Schema
4 1 (0.37%) XSD
4 1 (0.37%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 31 (11.61%) Data Centre
2 29 (10.86%) Enterprise Software
3 22 (8.24%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 21 (7.87%) Device Driver
5 16 (5.99%) Clustering
5 16 (5.99%) Smart Meter
6 13 (4.87%) Management Information System
7 12 (4.49%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (3.75%) Driving Licence
9 9 (3.37%) ASIC
9 9 (3.37%) CMDB
10 6 (2.25%) CESG
10 6 (2.25%) Computer Science
10 6 (2.25%) Internet of Things
10 6 (2.25%) VHDL
11 5 (1.87%) Verilog
12 4 (1.50%) Algorithms
13 3 (1.12%) Chip and PIN
13 3 (1.12%) LPAR
13 3 (1.12%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 71 (26.59%) Windows
2 48 (17.98%) Linux
3 37 (13.86%) Windows Server 2003
3 37 (13.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 37 (13.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 34 (12.73%) Unix
5 33 (12.36%) Windows Server
6 19 (7.12%) Solaris
7 11 (4.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (3.00%) AIX
8 8 (3.00%) Windows 7
9 5 (1.87%) Embedded Linux
9 5 (1.87%) VxWorks
10 4 (1.50%) HPUX
10 4 (1.50%) Windows 2000
11 3 (1.12%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.75%) CentOS
12 2 (0.75%) SUSE
12 2 (0.75%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.37%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (12.36%) Disaster Recovery
2 28 (10.49%) Software Delivery
3 27 (10.11%) Change Management
3 27 (10.11%) Configuration Management
3 27 (10.11%) ITIL
4 22 (8.24%) Infrastructure Management
4 22 (8.24%) Root Cause Analysis
4 22 (8.24%) Server Building
5 20 (7.49%) Problem Management
6 16 (5.99%) Incident Management
6 16 (5.99%) Project Management
6 16 (5.99%) Software Engineering
7 15 (5.62%) Time Management
8 14 (5.24%) Migration
8 14 (5.24%) Validation
9 13 (4.87%) Mentoring
9 13 (4.87%) Performance Management
10 11 (4.12%) High Availability
10 11 (4.12%) Requirements Management
10 11 (4.12%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 30 (11.24%) C
2 29 (10.86%) SQL
3 24 (8.99%) PowerShell
4 20 (7.49%) VBScript
5 19 (7.12%) C++
6 14 (5.24%) Perl
7 12 (4.49%) Shell Script
8 10 (3.75%) Python
9 9 (3.37%) VB
10 7 (2.62%) Embedded C
11 5 (1.87%) Assembly Language
12 4 (1.50%) PHP
13 3 (1.12%) C#
13 3 (1.12%) Java
14 2 (0.75%) Embedded C++
14 2 (0.75%) JavaScript
14 2 (0.75%) MATLAB
15 1 (0.37%) RPG
15 1 (0.37%) Tcl
15 1 (0.37%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 68 (25.47%) Security Cleared
2 41 (15.36%) SC Cleared
3 26 (9.74%) Microsoft Certification
4 23 (8.61%) MCP
5 16 (5.99%) AAT
6 15 (5.62%) Cisco Certification
6 15 (5.62%) Degree
6 15 (5.62%) MCTS
7 13 (4.87%) CCNA
8 11 (4.12%) MCSE
9 8 (3.00%) BPSS Clearance
10 7 (2.62%) LPIC
11 6 (2.25%) CCNP
11 6 (2.25%) DV Cleared
12 4 (1.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 3 (1.12%) BICSI Certification
13 3 (1.12%) CCIE
13 3 (1.12%) JNCIA
13 3 (1.12%) JNCIS
13 3 (1.12%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (8.24%) SLA
2 3 (1.12%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (1.12%) DO-254
2 3 (1.12%) QA
3 2 (0.75%) JTAG
3 2 (0.75%) MISRA
4 1 (0.37%) DO-178B
System Software
1 37 (13.86%) Active Directory
2 25 (9.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (4.12%) VMware ESX
4 8 (3.00%) vSphere
5 6 (2.25%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (1.87%) NFS
7 4 (1.50%) BIND 9
7 4 (1.50%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.75%) DFS Replication
8 2 (0.75%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.75%) Oracle Clusterware
8 2 (0.75%) ProxySG
8 2 (0.75%) vCloud
8 2 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.37%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.37%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 1 (0.37%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (0.37%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 1 (0.37%) XenApp
9 1 (0.37%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 41 (15.36%) SCCM
2 28 (10.49%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 12 (4.49%) SCOM
4 10 (3.75%) Tivoli
5 9 (3.37%) Backup Exec
6 8 (3.00%) MOM
6 8 (3.00%) NetBackup
7 7 (2.62%) Nagios
8 6 (2.25%) HP SiteScope
9 5 (1.87%) Microsoft Clustering
9 5 (1.87%) PowerCLI
9 5 (1.87%) vMotion
10 4 (1.50%) Cacti
11 3 (1.12%) CA Spectrum
11 3 (1.12%) Cisco CUCM
11 3 (1.12%) Cisco Prime
11 3 (1.12%) Failover Clustering
11 3 (1.12%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 2 (0.75%) nmon
12 2 (0.75%) Simpana
Vendors
1 50 (18.73%) HP
1 50 (18.73%) Microsoft
2 43 (16.10%) Cisco
3 37 (13.86%) VMware
4 25 (9.36%) IBM
5 18 (6.74%) Oracle
5 18 (6.74%) Red Hat
6 16 (5.99%) CA
7 13 (4.87%) Dell
7 13 (4.87%) EMC
8 10 (3.75%) F5
9 9 (3.37%) Citrix
9 9 (3.37%) Xilinx
10 7 (2.62%) BMC
11 6 (2.25%) CheckPoint
11 6 (2.25%) Juniper
11 6 (2.25%) NetApp
11 6 (2.25%) Symantec
11 6 (2.25%) Veeam
11 6 (2.25%) Veritas
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
In Parallel Computer Staff Limited
Rate: From £42 to £45 per hour depending on experience
Posted: 3 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucestershire
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £40 - £46 per hour
Posted: 7 days ago
Leeds, Yorkshire
ECS
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ECS
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
ECS
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago