Period
to 26 January 2022

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands with a requirement for Firmware skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Firmware over the 6 months to 26 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Firmware
England > East Midlands
6 months to
26 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 99 73 106
Rank change year-on-year -26 +33 +26
Contract jobs citing Firmware 4 1 6
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.26% 0.13% 0.36%
As % of the System Software category 1.62% 0.93% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
10th Percentile - - -
25th Percentile £363 £313 £243
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £375 £325 £245
Median % change year-on-year +15.38% +32.65% -38.75%
75th Percentile £388 £338 £248
90th Percentile - - -
England median daily rate £425 £344 £400
% change year-on-year +23.64% -14.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
10th Percentile - - -
25th Percentile - - £44.25
Median hourly rate - - £45.50
75th Percentile - - £46.75
90th Percentile - - -
England median hourly rate £50.00 £49.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +1.01% +10.00% +3.45%

Firmware is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
East Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 247 107 269
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 16.35% 13.43% 16.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 58 138
10th Percentile £106 £120 £125
25th Percentile £185 £135 £193
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £325 £285 £313
Median % change year-on-year +14.04% -8.80% -21.97%
75th Percentile £450 £411 £425
90th Percentile £545 £497 £508
England median daily rate £525 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 16 48
10th Percentile £9.00 £9.00 £10.85
25th Percentile £9.16 £9.52 £13.00
Median hourly rate £12.00 £12.12 £16.10
Median % change year-on-year -0.97% -24.74% +23.85%
75th Percentile £14.50 £15.34 £17.50
90th Percentile £15.38 £17.50 £20.40
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% +3.13%

Firmware
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing Firmware as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Firmware in the East Midlands

Firmware
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Firmware in the East Midlands.

Daily rate trend for Firmware in the East Midlands

Firmware
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Firmware in the East Midlands.

Hourly rate trend for Firmware in the East Midlands

Firmware
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firmware within the East Midlands region over the 6 months to 26 January 2022. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Jobs
Nottinghamshire -21 4 £375 +15.38% 1
Firmware
England

For the 6 months to 26 January 2022, IT contractor jobs citing Firmware also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the East Midlands region with a requirement for Firmware.

1 3 (75.00%) Apple
1 3 (75.00%) Tesseract
1 3 (75.00%) SCCM
1 3 (75.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) Runbook
2 1 (25.00%) Project Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) SAN
2 1 (25.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (25.00%) CentOS
2 1 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (25.00%) Bash
2 1 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (25.00%) GPFS
2 1 (25.00%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
2 1 (25.00%) BladeLogic
2 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (25.00%) Perl
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) AIX
2 1 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (25.00%) Apache
2 1 (25.00%) Python
2 1 (25.00%) McAfee
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) SUSE
2 1 (25.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) NetBackup

Firmware
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 1 (25.00%) Apache
Business Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Tesseract
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) SAN
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) IT Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Linux Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Linux Systems Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) AIX
1 1 (25.00%) CentOS
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
1 1 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (25.00%) SUSE
1 1 (25.00%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL
1 1 (25.00%) Migration
1 1 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
1 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
1 1 (25.00%) Project Delivery
1 1 (25.00%) Runbook
1 1 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Bash
1 1 (25.00%) Perl
1 1 (25.00%) Python
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 3 (75.00%) SCCM
2 1 (25.00%) BladeLogic
2 1 (25.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Apple
1 3 (75.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) McAfee
2 1 (25.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (25.00%) VMware