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 1 July 2015 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firmware
Rank 247 222 226
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +4
Contract jobs citing Firmware 13 23 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.14% 0.25% 0.12%
As % of the System Software category 1.12% 2.27% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 5
Average daily rate
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£323 £365 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.50% -16.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £167 £297 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £333 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 1
Average hourly rate £40.00 £31.75 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.98% -25.29%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +6.66%
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
1162 1013 1130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.41% 11.14% 13.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 576 499 563
Average daily rate £365 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.14% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £165 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 129 179
Average hourly rate £20.00 £15.75 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.98% -14.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.27 £11.44 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -11.42%

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 1 July 2015.

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 1 July 2015. 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
Berkshire 0 4 £323 -5.00% 2
Buckinghamshire -1 2 £500 - 5
Hampshire -6 2 £288 -21.23% 2
Middlesex +2 1 £125 -60.31%
Surrey -6 1 £350 - 2
Oxfordshire -23 1 £195 - 3
Kent - 1 - - 4
Firmware
England

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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 13 (29.55%) Linux
2 12 (27.27%) C
2 12 (27.27%) C++
3 11 (25.00%) Windows
3 11 (25.00%) Subversion
4 9 (20.45%) ITIL
4 9 (20.45%) SLA
4 9 (20.45%) TCP/IP
4 9 (20.45%) Git (software)
5 8 (18.18%) Software Engineering
5 8 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (18.18%) C#
6 7 (15.91%) Python
6 7 (15.91%) LAN
6 7 (15.91%) Cisco
6 7 (15.91%) WAN
6 7 (15.91%) Firewall
6 7 (15.91%) Security Cleared
7 6 (13.64%) Degree
7 6 (13.64%) Data Centre
7 6 (13.64%) Configuration Management
7 6 (13.64%) UNIX
8 5 (11.36%) SNMP
8 5 (11.36%) CCNP
8 5 (11.36%) CCDP
8 5 (11.36%) Electronics
8 5 (11.36%) Finance
8 5 (11.36%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (11.36%) Device Driver
8 5 (11.36%) CCVP

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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 (2.27%) Apache
1 1 (2.27%) Tomcat
1 1 (2.27%) SAS
1 1 (2.27%) CMS
1 1 (2.27%) Node.js
Applications
1 4 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.27%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (2.27%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (2.27%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (20.45%) TCP/IP
2 7 (15.91%) Firewall
2 7 (15.91%) LAN
2 7 (15.91%) WAN
3 5 (11.36%) SNMP
4 4 (9.09%) SSL
5 3 (6.82%) Ethernet
5 3 (6.82%) ZigBee
5 3 (6.82%) Wireless
5 3 (6.82%) VPN
5 3 (6.82%) 802.15
6 2 (4.55%) DNS
6 2 (4.55%) IP Telephony
6 2 (4.55%) VLAN
6 2 (4.55%) Wireshark
6 2 (4.55%) HSPA
6 2 (4.55%) FTP
6 2 (4.55%) IPv6
6 2 (4.55%) 3GPP
6 2 (4.55%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.27%) MySQL
1 1 (2.27%) DB2
1 1 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (2.27%) SQLite
1 1 (2.27%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 11 (25.00%) Subversion
2 9 (20.45%) Git (software)
3 5 (11.36%) TortoiseSVN
4 2 (4.55%) Visual Studio
4 2 (4.55%) JIRA
4 2 (4.55%) Bugzilla
5 1 (2.27%) Metasploit
5 1 (2.27%) ClearCase
5 1 (2.27%) ClearQuest
5 1 (2.27%) LabVIEW
5 1 (2.27%) GCC
5 1 (2.27%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (11.36%) Electronics
1 5 (11.36%) Finance
2 2 (4.55%) Manufacturing
2 2 (4.55%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.27%) Military
Job Titles
1 8 (18.18%) Firmware Engineer
2 5 (11.36%) Network Engineer
3 4 (9.09%) Test Engineer
3 4 (9.09%) Project Engineer
4 3 (6.82%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (6.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (6.82%) Software Engineer
4 3 (6.82%) Developer
4 3 (6.82%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) Analyst
5 2 (4.55%) Test Analyst
5 2 (4.55%) Network Consultant
5 2 (4.55%) Consultant
5 2 (4.55%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) Administrator
5 2 (4.55%) Senior Network Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) Automation Engineer
6 1 (2.27%) Test Automation Engineer
6 1 (2.27%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.36%) Qt
2 2 (4.55%) XML
2 2 (4.55%) Flash
3 1 (2.27%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.27%) JSON
3 1 (2.27%) WCF
3 1 (2.27%) REST
3 1 (2.27%) AngularJS
3 1 (2.27%) .NET Compact Framework
3 1 (2.27%) HTML
3 1 (2.27%) .NET
3 1 (2.27%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.64%) Data Centre
2 5 (11.36%) Device Driver
3 4 (9.09%) Mainframe
3 4 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (6.82%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (6.82%) Smart Meter
5 2 (4.55%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (4.55%) Management Information System
5 2 (4.55%) Clustering
6 1 (2.27%) Statistics
6 1 (2.27%) Ergonomics
6 1 (2.27%) Human Factors
6 1 (2.27%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.27%) CMDB
6 1 (2.27%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 13 (29.55%) Linux
2 11 (25.00%) Windows
3 6 (13.64%) UNIX
4 4 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (9.09%) Windows 2000 Server
4 4 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (9.09%) Windows 2000
4 4 (9.09%) Windows NT
5 2 (4.55%) CentOS
5 2 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (4.55%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (2.27%) Android
6 1 (2.27%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.27%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.27%) Windows CE
6 1 (2.27%) ThreadX
6 1 (2.27%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (2.27%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (20.45%) ITIL
2 8 (18.18%) Software Engineering
3 6 (13.64%) Configuration Management
4 5 (11.36%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (11.36%) Network Management
4 5 (11.36%) Patch Management
5 4 (9.09%) Change Management
5 4 (9.09%) Test Scripting
5 4 (9.09%) Release Management
6 3 (6.82%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (6.82%) UML
6 3 (6.82%) V-Model
6 3 (6.82%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (6.82%) Kalman Filter
6 3 (6.82%) Software Delivery
7 2 (4.55%) Server Hardening
7 2 (4.55%) Test Automation
7 2 (4.55%) Waterfall
7 2 (4.55%) Change Control
7 2 (4.55%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 12 (27.27%) C++
1 12 (27.27%) C
2 8 (18.18%) C#
3 7 (15.91%) Python
4 4 (9.09%) Java
5 3 (6.82%) Embedded C
6 2 (4.55%) Embedded C++
6 2 (4.55%) Assembly Language
6 2 (4.55%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.27%) MATLAB
7 1 (2.27%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.27%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.27%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (15.91%) Security Cleared
3 6 (13.64%) Degree
4 5 (11.36%) CCNP
4 5 (11.36%) CCDP
4 5 (11.36%) CCVP
5 3 (6.82%) CCNA
5 3 (6.82%) SC Cleared
5 3 (6.82%) DV Cleared
6 2 (4.55%) MCP
7 1 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (20.45%) SLA
2 3 (6.82%) QA
3 1 (2.27%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.55%) VMware ESX
3 1 (2.27%) iptables
3 1 (2.27%) Samba
3 1 (2.27%) NFS
Systems Management
1 3 (6.82%) SCCM
1 3 (6.82%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (4.55%) FortiGate
2 2 (4.55%) SCOM
3 1 (2.27%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (2.27%) Cacti
3 1 (2.27%) Red Hat Satellite
3 1 (2.27%) Oracle ZFS
3 1 (2.27%) Nagios
3 1 (2.27%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 7 (15.91%) Cisco
2 4 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.09%) VMware
3 1 (2.27%) Coverity
3 1 (2.27%) Assembla
3 1 (2.27%) Oracle
3 1 (2.27%) SAP
3 1 (2.27%) Sun
3 1 (2.27%) HP
3 1 (2.27%) BMC
3 1 (2.27%) NetApp
3 1 (2.27%) Red Hat
3 1 (2.27%) Remedy
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