The table below looks at the statistics for Firmware skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firmware over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firmware
Rank 233 229 225
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -4
Contract jobs citing Firmware 13 34 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.15% 0.36% 0.21%
As % of the System Software category 1.32% 2.86% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 17 9
Average daily rate £358 £400 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.62% +28.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £314 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £392 £450 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £371 £326
% change year-on-year
-15.82% +13.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 5
Average hourly rate £39.00 £33.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.41% +109.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £41.75 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-4.19% +114.10%
Firmware
England

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

System Software Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
988 1189 1034
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 11.54% 12.46% 12.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 580 591 465
Average daily rate £350 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £485 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
- +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 121 140
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% +1.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £39.50 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

Firmware
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Firmware across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

Firmware Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Firmware
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Firmware Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Firmware
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Firmware Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Firmware
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firmware within the South East region over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxfordshire +8 4 £400 - 2
Hampshire +3 2 - - 2
Berkshire -2 1 - - 1
Surrey -13 1 - - 6
West Sussex - 1 - -
Middlesex - 1 £315 -
Firmware
England

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East region 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 17 (54.84%) C++
2 13 (41.94%) C
3 8 (25.81%) Windows
3 8 (25.81%) Linux
4 5 (16.13%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 5 (16.13%) Embedded Linux
4 5 (16.13%) Electronics
4 5 (16.13%) Signal Processing
4 5 (16.13%) Mobile App
4 5 (16.13%) Mobile Application Development
5 4 (12.90%) Algorithms
5 4 (12.90%) Digital Signal Processing
5 4 (12.90%) Validation
5 4 (12.90%) SAN
5 4 (12.90%) SC Cleared
5 4 (12.90%) Security Cleared
6 3 (9.68%) QA
6 3 (9.68%) MongoDB
6 3 (9.68%) NAS
6 3 (9.68%) Data Migration
6 3 (9.68%) Android
6 3 (9.68%) Test Automation
6 3 (9.68%) Windows Mobile
6 3 (9.68%) Subversion
6 3 (9.68%) VHDL
6 3 (9.68%) NetApp
6 3 (9.68%) Embedded C
6 3 (9.68%) Embedded C++
6 3 (9.68%) PPP
6 3 (9.68%) Java

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East region 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 3 (9.68%) Node.js
2 1 (3.23%) TPMS
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) MS Visio
1 1 (3.23%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.68%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (9.68%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.90%) SAN
2 3 (9.68%) NAS
2 3 (9.68%) PPP
2 3 (9.68%) PPTP
3 2 (6.45%) Ethernet
3 2 (6.45%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (6.45%) Internet
3 2 (6.45%) iSCSI
3 2 (6.45%) Modbus
3 2 (6.45%) Software-Defined Radio
3 2 (6.45%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (6.45%) Wireless
4 1 (3.23%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (3.23%) DOCSIS
4 1 (3.23%) DVB
4 1 (3.23%) Firewall
4 1 (3.23%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.23%) VLAN
4 1 (3.23%) VPN
4 1 (3.23%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.68%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Subversion
2 2 (6.45%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (6.45%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.23%) ClearCase
3 1 (3.23%) Eclipse
3 1 (3.23%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (16.13%) Electronics
2 2 (6.45%) Aerospace
2 2 (6.45%) Automotive
2 2 (6.45%) Games
3 1 (3.23%) Banking
3 1 (3.23%) Finance
3 1 (3.23%) Military
Job Titles
1 6 (19.35%) Firmware Engineer
2 5 (16.13%) Developer
3 4 (12.90%) Embedded Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Android Developer
4 3 (9.68%) Applications Developer
4 3 (9.68%) Consultant
4 3 (9.68%) iOS Android Developer
4 3 (9.68%) iOS Developer
4 3 (9.68%) Mobile Applications Developer
4 3 (9.68%) Mobile Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Embedded Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) NetApp Specialist
5 2 (6.45%) Software Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Storage Specialist
5 2 (6.45%) Wintel Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) IoT Architect
6 1 (3.23%) Test Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) AngularJS
1 3 (9.68%) REST
2 1 (3.23%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 5 (16.13%) Mobile App
2 4 (12.90%) Algorithms
3 3 (9.68%) VHDL
4 2 (6.45%) CPLD
4 2 (6.45%) Management Information System
4 2 (6.45%) Smartphone
4 2 (6.45%) STB
5 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.23%) ASIC
5 1 (3.23%) CESG
5 1 (3.23%) Data Centre
5 1 (3.23%) EMC VMAX
5 1 (3.23%) Mathematics
5 1 (3.23%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 8 (25.81%) Linux
1 8 (25.81%) Windows
2 5 (16.13%) Embedded Linux
3 3 (9.68%) Android
3 3 (9.68%) Apple iOS
3 3 (9.68%) Windows Mobile
4 2 (6.45%) Data ONTAP
4 2 (6.45%) ThreadX
4 2 (6.45%) VxWorks
4 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.23%) Solaris
5 1 (3.23%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (16.13%) Mobile Application Development
1 5 (16.13%) Signal Processing
2 4 (12.90%) Digital Signal Processing
2 4 (12.90%) Validation
3 3 (9.68%) Android Development
3 3 (9.68%) Data Migration
3 3 (9.68%) iOS Development
3 3 (9.68%) Migration
3 3 (9.68%) Test Automation
4 2 (6.45%) Embedded Software Development
4 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (6.45%) Integration Testing
4 2 (6.45%) Product Management
4 2 (6.45%) SDLC
4 2 (6.45%) Service Delivery
4 2 (6.45%) Software Engineering
4 2 (6.45%) UML
4 2 (6.45%) Use Case
5 1 (3.23%) E-Commerce
5 1 (3.23%) OO
Programming Languages
1 17 (54.84%) C++
2 13 (41.94%) C
3 3 (9.68%) Embedded C
3 3 (9.68%) Embedded C++
3 3 (9.68%) Java
4 2 (6.45%) PowerShell
4 2 (6.45%) VBScript
5 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.23%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 4 (12.90%) SC Cleared
1 4 (12.90%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.45%) CCNA
2 2 (6.45%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (6.45%) Degree
3 1 (3.23%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.45%) Hyper-V
1 2 (6.45%) NFS
2 1 (3.23%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (3.23%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 3 (9.68%) NetApp
2 2 (6.45%) EMC
2 2 (6.45%) Hitachi
2 2 (6.45%) IBM
2 2 (6.45%) MathWorks
2 2 (6.45%) VMware
2 2 (6.45%) Xilinx
3 1 (3.23%) BT
3 1 (3.23%) CheckPoint
3 1 (3.23%) Cisco
3 1 (3.23%) Emulex
3 1 (3.23%) Perforce
3 1 (3.23%) Veritas
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