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 23 October 2014 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firmware
Rank 234 207 245
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +38
Contract jobs citing Firmware 26 28 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.27% 0.33% 0.13%
As % of the System Software category 2.11% 2.55% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 15 2
Average daily rate
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£343 £275 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.54% -33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £160 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £469 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £270 £363
% change year-on-year
+26.85% -25.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 2
Average hourly rate £40.50 £37.50 £27.10
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% +38.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
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
1233 1097 875
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.73% 12.99% 9.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 630 501 387
Average daily rate £350 £325 £317
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +2.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £175 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 160 158
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £10.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.20 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.78 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+8.25% -3.12%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firmware across the South East region over the 3 months to 23 October 2014.

Firmware Daily Rate Histogram 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 23 October 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
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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
Buckinghamshire -4 8 £313 +18.48% 6
Hampshire -13 7 £358 +78.75% 3
Oxfordshire - 4 - - 10
Berkshire +2 2 - - 3
Surrey - - - - 3
West Sussex - - - - 1
Kent - - - - 4
Firmware
England

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, 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 19 (45.24%) Security Cleared
2 14 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 12 (28.57%) SC Cleared
4 11 (26.19%) HP
5 9 (21.43%) C
5 9 (21.43%) DV Cleared
5 9 (21.43%) Degree
6 8 (19.05%) SCCM
6 8 (19.05%) V-Model
6 8 (19.05%) Linux
6 8 (19.05%) Windows
6 8 (19.05%) TCP/IP
6 8 (19.05%) Wireless
6 8 (19.05%) Validation
7 7 (16.67%) VMware
7 7 (16.67%) Device Driver
7 7 (16.67%) SNMP
7 7 (16.67%) SSL
7 7 (16.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 7 (16.67%) Microsoft
7 7 (16.67%) Embedded Systems
7 7 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (14.29%) McAfee ePO
8 6 (14.29%) Smart Meter
8 6 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (14.29%) Use Case
8 6 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (14.29%) McAfee
8 6 (14.29%) ITIL

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, 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 5 (11.90%) MS Exchange
1 5 (11.90%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (2.38%) IIS
2 1 (2.38%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (4.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.76%) SAP MM
1 2 (4.76%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (2.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 8 (19.05%) TCP/IP
1 8 (19.05%) Wireless
2 7 (16.67%) SSL
2 7 (16.67%) SNMP
3 4 (9.52%) DNS
3 4 (9.52%) ZigBee
4 3 (7.14%) HSPA
4 3 (7.14%) GPRS
4 3 (7.14%) 3GPP
4 3 (7.14%) UMTS
4 3 (7.14%) IPv6
5 2 (4.76%) SAN
5 2 (4.76%) 802.15
5 2 (4.76%) Firewall
5 2 (4.76%) Wireshark
5 2 (4.76%) Network Security
6 1 (2.38%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (2.38%) NFC
6 1 (2.38%) NetScaler
6 1 (2.38%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.76%) SQL Server
1 2 (4.76%) MS Access
2 1 (2.38%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Toad
2 1 (2.38%) RequisitePro
2 1 (2.38%) LabVIEW
2 1 (2.38%) Bugzilla
2 1 (2.38%) Subversion
2 1 (2.38%) JIRA
2 1 (2.38%) Rational DOORS
General
1 6 (14.29%) Electronics
2 3 (7.14%) Telecoms
2 3 (7.14%) Aerospace
2 3 (7.14%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.76%) Automotive
4 1 (2.38%) Finance
4 1 (2.38%) Military
4 1 (2.38%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (16.67%) Build Engineer
2 6 (14.29%) Software Engineer
3 5 (11.90%) Systems Engineer
3 5 (11.90%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 5 (11.90%) Team Leader
3 5 (11.90%) Infrastructure Team Leader
4 4 (9.52%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 4 (9.52%) Analyst
5 3 (7.14%) Developer
5 3 (7.14%) Design Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Infrastructure Manager
6 2 (4.76%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Firmware Developer
6 2 (4.76%) Data Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Senior Software Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Test Analyst
7 1 (2.38%) Consultant
7 1 (2.38%) Technical Support
7 1 (2.38%) Test Manager
7 1 (2.38%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.38%) XML
1 1 (2.38%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.67%) Device Driver
1 7 (16.67%) Embedded Systems
1 7 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (14.29%) Smart Meter
2 6 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (7.14%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.76%) PKI
4 2 (4.76%) Algorithms
5 1 (2.38%) Mathematics
5 1 (2.38%) Physics
5 1 (2.38%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (2.38%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.38%) VHDL
5 1 (2.38%) Cryptography
5 1 (2.38%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (2.38%) EPoS
5 1 (2.38%) EMV
5 1 (2.38%) Smartcard
5 1 (2.38%) ASIC
5 1 (2.38%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 8 (19.05%) Windows
1 8 (19.05%) Linux
2 6 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (9.52%) UNIX
4 2 (4.76%) Embedded Linux
4 2 (4.76%) Android
5 1 (2.38%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.38%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (2.38%) Mac OS X
5 1 (2.38%) SUSE
5 1 (2.38%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 8 (19.05%) Validation
2 8 (19.05%) V-Model
3 6 (14.29%) Requirements Management
3 6 (14.29%) ITIL
3 6 (14.29%) Service Management
3 6 (14.29%) Use Case
4 5 (11.90%) UML
5 4 (9.52%) Requirements Analysis
5 4 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (7.14%) Test Scripting
6 3 (7.14%) Waterfall
7 2 (4.76%) Vulnerability Management
7 2 (4.76%) Security Testing
7 2 (4.76%) Programme Management
7 2 (4.76%) Change Management
7 2 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (4.76%) Project Management
8 1 (2.38%) Test Automation
8 1 (2.38%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 9 (21.43%) C
2 5 (11.90%) C++
2 5 (11.90%) Assembly Language
3 4 (9.52%) SQL
4 3 (7.14%) Embedded C
4 3 (7.14%) Embedded C++
5 2 (4.76%) Python
5 2 (4.76%) C#
6 1 (2.38%) Perl
6 1 (2.38%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 19 (45.24%) Security Cleared
2 12 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 9 (21.43%) DV Cleared
3 9 (21.43%) Degree
4 4 (9.52%) MCP
4 4 (9.52%) MCSE
4 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (2.38%) PMP
5 1 (2.38%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) QA
2 1 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 14443
2 1 (2.38%) DO-254
2 1 (2.38%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 6 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (11.90%) Hyper-V
3 2 (4.76%) vSphere
4 1 (2.38%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 8 (19.05%) SCCM
2 7 (16.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 6 (14.29%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (9.52%) Backup Exec
5 3 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (4.76%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (2.38%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (2.38%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 11 (26.19%) HP
2 7 (16.67%) VMware
2 7 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 6 (14.29%) McAfee
4 5 (11.90%) Lumension
5 4 (9.52%) Sophos
5 4 (9.52%) Oracle
5 4 (9.52%) SAP
6 2 (4.76%) Cisco
6 2 (4.76%) IBM
6 2 (4.76%) Brocade
7 1 (2.38%) Agilent
7 1 (2.38%) Splunk
7 1 (2.38%) EMC
7 1 (2.38%) Citrix
7 1 (2.38%) CA
7 1 (2.38%) CheckPoint
7 1 (2.38%) Symantec
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