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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firmware over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Firmware
England / South East
Rank 216 251 237
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -14
Contract jobs citing Firmware 23 12 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.30% 0.14% 0.31%
As % of the System Software category 2.38% 1.09% 2.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 16
Median daily rate £325 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £196 £327 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £375 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £365 £388
% change year-on-year
-10.95% -5.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 1
Median hourly rate £42.00 £39.00 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +16.41%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.25 £40.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year
+10.62% -2.43%

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
965 1103 1185
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.61% 12.61% 12.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 561 639 585
Median daily rate £363 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £200 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 102 119
Median hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +21.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £12.00 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £55.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.25
% change year-on-year
- -1.53%

Firmware
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing Firmware as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 22 February 2017.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firmware across the South East region over the 3 months to 22 February 2017.

Firmware Hourly Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firmware within the South East region over the 3 months to 22 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +16 6 £325 - 5
East Sussex - 4 - -
Surrey +17 3 £195 -
Oxfordshire -1 2 - - 4
Buckinghamshire - 1 - - 4
Firmware
England

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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 South East region with a requirement for Firmware.

1 22 (28.57%) TCP/IP
2 21 (27.27%) Windows
3 19 (24.68%) SCCM
4 17 (22.08%) Electronics
5 16 (20.78%) Security Cleared
6 15 (19.48%) SC Cleared
6 15 (19.48%) HP
7 14 (18.18%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 14 (18.18%) SSL
7 14 (18.18%) SNMP
7 14 (18.18%) Validation
8 13 (16.88%) Embedded C
8 13 (16.88%) C
8 13 (16.88%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (16.88%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (16.88%) Enterprise Software
8 13 (16.88%) Software Delivery
9 12 (15.58%) PowerShell
9 12 (15.58%) Windows Server 2003
9 12 (15.58%) Device Driver
9 12 (15.58%) VMware
10 11 (14.29%) Clustering
10 11 (14.29%) Manufacturing
11 10 (12.99%) Feasibility Study
12 9 (11.69%) Windows 7
12 9 (11.69%) Degree
12 9 (11.69%) C++
13 8 (10.39%) Microsoft
13 8 (10.39%) SAN
13 8 (10.39%) Active Directory

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 7 (9.09%) IIS
2 3 (3.90%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (3.90%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (3.90%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.30%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.60%) MS Visio
1 2 (2.60%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.30%) AutoCAD
2 1 (1.30%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 22 (28.57%) TCP/IP
2 14 (18.18%) SNMP
2 14 (18.18%) SSL
3 8 (10.39%) SAN
4 7 (9.09%) DHCP
4 7 (9.09%) DNS
4 7 (9.09%) Wireless
5 3 (3.90%) 802.15
5 3 (3.90%) Bluetooth
5 3 (3.90%) RFID
5 3 (3.90%) ZigBee
6 2 (2.60%) Ethernet
6 2 (2.60%) Firewall
7 1 (1.30%) FTP
7 1 (1.30%) HTTP
7 1 (1.30%) LAN
7 1 (1.30%) Telnet
7 1 (1.30%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.30%) SQL Server
General
1 17 (22.08%) Electronics
2 11 (14.29%) Manufacturing
3 5 (6.49%) Finance
4 2 (2.60%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (14.29%) Firmware Engineer
2 9 (11.69%) Analyst
3 7 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
3 7 (9.09%) Build Engineer
4 6 (7.79%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 6 (7.79%) Electrical Design Engineer
4 6 (7.79%) Electrical Engineer
4 6 (7.79%) Support Analyst
5 5 (6.49%) Wintel Engineer
6 4 (5.19%) Design Engineer
6 4 (5.19%) Designer
6 4 (5.19%) Project Manager
6 4 (5.19%) Senior Designer
6 4 (5.19%) Service Analyst
6 4 (5.19%) Services Delivery Analyst
6 4 (5.19%) Software Engineer
6 4 (5.19%) Systems Designer
7 3 (3.90%) Electronics Engineer
7 3 (3.90%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 3 (3.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.90%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.30%) HTML
2 1 (1.30%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (16.88%) Enterprise Software
2 12 (15.58%) Device Driver
3 11 (14.29%) Clustering
4 7 (9.09%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 6 (7.79%) VHDL
6 5 (6.49%) Data Centre
7 4 (5.19%) Computer Science
8 3 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (3.90%) Smart Meter
9 2 (2.60%) CMDB
10 1 (1.30%) Algorithms
10 1 (1.30%) Client/Server
10 1 (1.30%) Life Science
10 1 (1.30%) Replication
10 1 (1.30%) Smart Energy
10 1 (1.30%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 21 (27.27%) Windows
2 13 (16.88%) Windows Server 2008
2 13 (16.88%) Windows Server 2012
3 12 (15.58%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (11.69%) Windows 7
5 5 (6.49%) Linux
6 4 (5.19%) Windows Server
6 4 (5.19%) Windows XP
7 3 (3.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.30%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (18.18%) Validation
2 13 (16.88%) Software Delivery
3 10 (12.99%) Feasibility Study
4 7 (9.09%) Infrastructure Management
4 7 (9.09%) Service Delivery
5 6 (7.79%) Change Management
5 6 (7.79%) Network Load Balancing
6 5 (6.49%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (6.49%) Software Engineering
7 4 (5.19%) Logistics
7 4 (5.19%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 4 (5.19%) Problem Management
7 4 (5.19%) Schematic Capture
7 4 (5.19%) System Integration Testing
8 3 (3.90%) Capacity Management
8 3 (3.90%) Coaching
8 3 (3.90%) Customer Engagement
8 3 (3.90%) Customer Requirements
8 3 (3.90%) Fault Analysis
8 3 (3.90%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (16.88%) C
1 13 (16.88%) Embedded C
2 12 (15.58%) PowerShell
3 9 (11.69%) C++
4 7 (9.09%) VBScript
5 5 (6.49%) Embedded C++
6 4 (5.19%) C#
7 1 (1.30%) Python
Qualifications
1 16 (20.78%) Security Cleared
2 15 (19.48%) SC Cleared
3 9 (11.69%) Degree
4 4 (5.19%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (3.90%) MCSE
6 2 (2.60%) BICSI Certification
6 2 (2.60%) CCNA
6 2 (2.60%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (2.60%) JNCIA
6 2 (2.60%) JNCIS
6 2 (2.60%) LPIC
6 2 (2.60%) RHCE
7 1 (1.30%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.30%) ISEB
7 1 (1.30%) MCP
7 1 (1.30%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.49%) SLA
2 1 (1.30%) ISO13485
System Software
1 8 (10.39%) Active Directory
1 8 (10.39%) vSphere
2 7 (9.09%) Microsoft App-V
2 7 (9.09%) XenApp
3 6 (7.79%) Terminal Services
4 2 (2.60%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 19 (24.68%) SCCM
2 14 (18.18%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 7 (9.09%) EdgeSight
3 7 (9.09%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 5 (6.49%) SafeCom
5 3 (3.90%) Backup Exec
6 2 (2.60%) SCOM
7 1 (1.30%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (1.30%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (1.30%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 15 (19.48%) HP
2 12 (15.58%) VMware
3 8 (10.39%) Microsoft
4 7 (9.09%) 3PAR
4 7 (9.09%) Citrix
5 5 (6.49%) Dell
5 5 (6.49%) NetApp
5 5 (6.49%) Symantec
6 4 (5.19%) EMC
6 4 (5.19%) Sophos
6 4 (5.19%) Veritas
7 3 (3.90%) BT
7 3 (3.90%) IronPort
8 2 (2.60%) Cisco
8 2 (2.60%) Juniper
8 2 (2.60%) Xilinx
9 1 (1.30%) F5