The table below looks at the statistics for Firmware skills in IT contracts advertised for the Gloucestershire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firmware over the 3 months to 31 May 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firmware
Rank 53 48 42
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -6
Contract jobs citing Firmware 2 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 0.43% 0.68% 0.80%
As % of the System Software category 2.15% 8.57% 5.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Median daily rate £320 £415 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.89% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £358 £354 £301
% change year-on-year
+1.06% +17.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.25 £40.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-1.87% +19.40%
Firmware
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the Gloucestershire region.

System Software Category
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
93 35 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 19.83% 7.97% 14.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 24 33
Median daily rate £425 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £204 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £470 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+10.76% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 5
Median hourly rate £13.23 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.87% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £16.83 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+9.95% +8.54%

Firmware
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Gloucestershire region citing Firmware as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the System Software category.

Firmware Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

Firmware
Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Firmware across the Gloucestershire region.

Firmware Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

Firmware
Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Firmware across the Gloucestershire region.

Firmware Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 31 May 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 across the Gloucestershire region with a requirement for Firmware.

1 9 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (55.56%) SC Cleared
2 5 (55.56%) VHDL
2 5 (55.56%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 4 (44.44%) C++
3 4 (44.44%) Linux
4 3 (33.33%) C
4 3 (33.33%) Cisco
4 3 (33.33%) DV Cleared
5 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (22.22%) vSphere
5 2 (22.22%) Regression Analysis
5 2 (22.22%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (22.22%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (22.22%) Network Security
5 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (22.22%) Mentoring
5 2 (22.22%) Clustering
5 2 (22.22%) Windows Server
5 2 (22.22%) Requirements Management
5 2 (22.22%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
5 2 (22.22%) VMware
5 2 (22.22%) Mathematics
5 2 (22.22%) Physics
5 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
5 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
5 2 (22.22%) HP
5 2 (22.22%) DHCP

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire 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:

Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
1 1 (11.11%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) DHCP
1 2 (22.22%) DNS
1 2 (22.22%) Network Security
2 1 (11.11%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Rational DOORS
General
1 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
2 1 (11.11%) Military
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Developer
1 3 (33.33%) FPGA Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Firmware Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Firmware Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) FPGA Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Network Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 5 (55.56%) VHDL
2 2 (22.22%) Clustering
2 2 (22.22%) Mathematics
2 2 (22.22%) Physics
3 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (11.11%) Cybercrime
3 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Linux
2 2 (22.22%) Windows
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
1 2 (22.22%) Mentoring
1 2 (22.22%) Regression Analysis
1 2 (22.22%) Requirements Analysis
1 2 (22.22%) Requirements Management
1 2 (22.22%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (11.11%) CAD
2 1 (11.11%) Line Management
2 1 (11.11%) Load Balancing
2 1 (11.11%) Patch Management
2 1 (11.11%) Schematic Capture
2 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
2 1 (11.11%) Service Management
2 1 (11.11%) Time Management
2 1 (11.11%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) C++
2 3 (33.33%) C
3 1 (11.11%) Perl
3 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
3 1 (11.11%) SQL
3 1 (11.11%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (55.56%) SC Cleared
3 3 (33.33%) DV Cleared
4 1 (11.11%) MCITP
4 1 (11.11%) MCTS
4 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
1 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (22.22%) vSphere
2 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Cisco
2 2 (22.22%) HP
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) VMware
3 1 (11.11%) Altera
3 1 (11.11%) Citrix
3 1 (11.11%) Xilinx