The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Firmware 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the South East region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firmware
Rank 222 219 221
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +2
Contract jobs citing Firmware 20 11 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.22% 0.13% 0.30%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.99% 0.64% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 5
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£350 £444 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.12% +40.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £439 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £449 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £350 £314
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +11.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 9
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -9.63%
Miscellaneous Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
2020 1714 2011
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 21.94% 20.22% 20.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1045 851 853
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 127 173
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.85 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.28% -21.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £11.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.25 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.75 £21.00 £25.73
% change year-on-year
-1.19% -18.38%
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England

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 Miscellaneous 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 30 July 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 30 July 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
Hampshire -1 7 £365 - 2
Berkshire +4 5 £340 - 1
Surrey -1 2 - - 5
Buckinghamshire -6 2 £201 - 4
Middlesex - 2 £315 -
Oxfordshire +5 1 - - 4
West Sussex - - - - 1
East Sussex - - - -
Kent - - - - 1
Firmware
England

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 10 (23.81%) C
1 10 (23.81%) Software Engineering
1 10 (23.81%) Security Cleared
2 9 (21.43%) Degree
2 9 (21.43%) Electronics
2 9 (21.43%) HP
3 8 (19.05%) SCCM
4 7 (16.67%) TCP/IP
4 7 (16.67%) DNS
4 7 (16.67%) Wireless
5 6 (14.29%) Windows
5 6 (14.29%) Smart Meter
6 5 (11.90%) SQL
6 5 (11.90%) Embedded C
6 5 (11.90%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (11.90%) Telecoms
6 5 (11.90%) VHDL
7 4 (9.52%) Document Management
7 4 (9.52%) Validation
7 4 (9.52%) Device Driver
7 4 (9.52%) SNMP
7 4 (9.52%) Intranet
7 4 (9.52%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 4 (9.52%) Active Directory
7 4 (9.52%) SAP
7 4 (9.52%) SSL
7 4 (9.52%) C++
7 4 (9.52%) UNIX
7 4 (9.52%) DHCP
7 4 (9.52%) PABX

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (2.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Business Applications
1 3 (7.14%) SAP IS-U
2 2 (4.76%) SAP MM
3 1 (2.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) Google Apps
1 1 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (16.67%) TCP/IP
1 7 (16.67%) DNS
1 7 (16.67%) Wireless
2 4 (9.52%) SNMP
2 4 (9.52%) Intranet
2 4 (9.52%) SSL
2 4 (9.52%) DHCP
2 4 (9.52%) PABX
2 4 (9.52%) ZigBee
3 3 (7.14%) HSPA
3 3 (7.14%) 3GPP
3 3 (7.14%) UMTS
3 3 (7.14%) GPRS
3 3 (7.14%) IPv6
3 3 (7.14%) Firewall
4 2 (4.76%) 802.15
4 2 (4.76%) WAN
4 2 (4.76%) NFC
4 2 (4.76%) Wireshark
5 1 (2.38%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.76%) MS Access
2 1 (2.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (7.14%) Toad
2 2 (4.76%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (2.38%) RequisitePro
3 1 (2.38%) LabVIEW
General
1 9 (21.43%) Electronics
2 5 (11.90%) Telecoms
3 3 (7.14%) Manufacturing
4 2 (4.76%) Finance
4 2 (4.76%) Military
5 1 (2.38%) Aerospace
5 1 (2.38%) Automotive
5 1 (2.38%) Back Office
5 1 (2.38%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (16.67%) Software Engineer
2 6 (14.29%) Analyst
3 4 (9.52%) Support Specialist
3 4 (9.52%) Developer
3 4 (9.52%) Build Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) Test Analyst
4 3 (7.14%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Data Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Design Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Network Specialist
5 2 (4.76%) Consultant
5 2 (4.76%) Firmware Developer
5 2 (4.76%) SCCM Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) FPGA Design Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) FPGA Engineer
6 1 (2.38%) Senior Design Engineer
6 1 (2.38%) IT Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (2.38%) Operations Consultant
6 1 (2.38%) Firmware Engineer
6 1 (2.38%) Verification Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.38%) Web Services
1 1 (2.38%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.29%) Smart Meter
2 5 (11.90%) VHDL
3 4 (9.52%) Device Driver
3 4 (9.52%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (9.52%) Statistics
3 4 (9.52%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.76%) PKI
4 2 (4.76%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 2 (4.76%) ASIC
5 1 (2.38%) SCADA
5 1 (2.38%) Mathematics
5 1 (2.38%) Physics
5 1 (2.38%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (2.38%) Smartcard
5 1 (2.38%) DTV
5 1 (2.38%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.38%) EPoS
5 1 (2.38%) EMV
5 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.38%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 6 (14.29%) Windows
2 4 (9.52%) UNIX
3 2 (4.76%) Linux
3 2 (4.76%) Android
3 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.38%) Windows 8
4 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.38%) Windows Phone
4 1 (2.38%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.38%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.38%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (23.81%) Software Engineering
2 5 (11.90%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (9.52%) Document Management
3 4 (9.52%) Validation
3 4 (9.52%) Embedded Software Development
3 4 (9.52%) Test Scripting
3 4 (9.52%) V-Model
3 4 (9.52%) Stress Testing
4 3 (7.14%) Waterfall
4 3 (7.14%) Requirements Management
5 2 (4.76%) Programme Management
5 2 (4.76%) IC Design
5 2 (4.76%) Migration
5 2 (4.76%) Configuration Management
5 2 (4.76%) Project Management
5 2 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (4.76%) Security Testing
5 2 (4.76%) Integration Testing
5 2 (4.76%) Test Management
5 2 (4.76%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 10 (23.81%) C
2 5 (11.90%) SQL
2 5 (11.90%) Embedded C
3 4 (9.52%) C++
4 3 (7.14%) Assembly Language
5 2 (4.76%) C#
6 1 (2.38%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 10 (23.81%) Security Cleared
2 9 (21.43%) Degree
3 4 (9.52%) SC Cleared
4 3 (7.14%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.38%) PhD
5 1 (2.38%) ISEB
5 1 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.38%) OCA
5 1 (2.38%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (2.38%) PMP
5 1 (2.38%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.52%) QA
2 2 (4.76%) SLA
2 2 (4.76%) DO-254
3 1 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 14443
3 1 (2.38%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 4 (9.52%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.14%) vSphere
3 2 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.38%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.38%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (2.38%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 8 (19.05%) SCCM
2 4 (9.52%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (4.76%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (2.38%) WSUS
5 1 (2.38%) Data Guard
5 1 (2.38%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (2.38%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 9 (21.43%) HP
2 4 (9.52%) SAP
3 3 (7.14%) Cisco
3 3 (7.14%) Oracle
3 3 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 3 (7.14%) VMware
4 1 (2.38%) NETGEAR
4 1 (2.38%) IBM
4 1 (2.38%) Symantec
4 1 (2.38%) McAfee
4 1 (2.38%) Apple
4 1 (2.38%) CheckPoint
4 1 (2.38%) EMC
4 1 (2.38%) Nortel
4 1 (2.38%) Avaya
4 1 (2.38%) Google
4 1 (2.38%) Brocade
4 1 (2.38%) Agilent
Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £3640 per hour + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Buckinghamshire
Hudson - London
Rate: £200 - £201 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Thames Ditton
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago