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 2 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firmware
Rank 220 213 238
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +25
Contract jobs citing Firmware 24 25 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.26% 0.29% 0.15%
As % of the System Software category 2.13% 2.30% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 13 4
Average daily rate
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£340 £275 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.63% -17.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £180 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £472 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £339 £275 £350
% change year-on-year
+23.18% -21.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 2
Average hourly rate £40.50 £37.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% -11.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -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
1129 1086 916
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.14% 12.62% 9.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 569 523 397
Average daily rate £347 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.91% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £435 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.93% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 136 134 158
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% +3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.91 £10.65 £10.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.85 £37.50 £31.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +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
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 2 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 2 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 +1 7 £275 +4.26% 7
Hampshire -9 7 £350 +75.00% 6
Oxfordshire - 4 - - 13
Berkshire +8 2 - - 2
Surrey - - - - 5
West Sussex - - - -
Kent - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Firmware
England

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 2 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 18 (38.30%) Software Engineering
2 17 (36.17%) Security Cleared
3 14 (29.79%) C
4 11 (23.40%) HP
5 10 (21.28%) SCCM
5 10 (21.28%) SC Cleared
6 9 (19.15%) Degree
6 9 (19.15%) Windows
7 8 (17.02%) TCP/IP
7 8 (17.02%) Wireless
7 8 (17.02%) Electronics
7 8 (17.02%) Validation
7 8 (17.02%) DV Cleared
8 7 (14.89%) V-Model
8 7 (14.89%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (14.89%) Device Driver
8 7 (14.89%) SNMP
8 7 (14.89%) Linux
8 7 (14.89%) SSL
8 7 (14.89%) Embedded C
8 7 (14.89%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 6 (12.77%) Microsoft
9 6 (12.77%) C++
9 6 (12.77%) VMware
9 6 (12.77%) Smart Meter
9 6 (12.77%) Embedded Systems
10 5 (10.64%) Embedded Software Development
10 5 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (10.64%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (10.64%) McAfee ePO

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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 4 (8.51%) MS Exchange
1 4 (8.51%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (2.13%) Apache
2 1 (2.13%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (4.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.26%) SAP MM
1 2 (4.26%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (2.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 8 (17.02%) TCP/IP
1 8 (17.02%) Wireless
2 7 (14.89%) SNMP
2 7 (14.89%) SSL
3 4 (8.51%) DNS
3 4 (8.51%) ZigBee
4 3 (6.38%) HSPA
4 3 (6.38%) GPRS
4 3 (6.38%) 3GPP
4 3 (6.38%) UMTS
4 3 (6.38%) IPv6
5 2 (4.26%) 802.15
5 2 (4.26%) SAN
5 2 (4.26%) Firewall
5 2 (4.26%) Network Security
5 2 (4.26%) Wireshark
6 1 (2.13%) Cisco ISE
6 1 (2.13%) NFC
6 1 (2.13%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (2.13%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.26%) SQL Server
1 2 (4.26%) MS Access
2 1 (2.13%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Toad
2 1 (2.13%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (2.13%) JIRA
2 1 (2.13%) Subversion
2 1 (2.13%) Bugzilla
2 1 (2.13%) LabVIEW
2 1 (2.13%) RequisitePro
General
1 8 (17.02%) Electronics
2 3 (6.38%) Manufacturing
2 3 (6.38%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.38%) Aerospace
3 2 (4.26%) Automotive
4 1 (2.13%) Military
4 1 (2.13%) Marketing
4 1 (2.13%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (23.40%) Software Engineer
2 7 (14.89%) Build Engineer
3 6 (12.77%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 4 (8.51%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 4 (8.51%) Systems Engineer
4 4 (8.51%) Analyst
4 4 (8.51%) Infrastructure Team Leader
4 4 (8.51%) Team Leader
5 3 (6.38%) Infrastructure Manager
5 3 (6.38%) Developer
6 2 (4.26%) Consultant
6 2 (4.26%) Test Analyst
6 2 (4.26%) Senior Software Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Data Analyst
6 2 (4.26%) Design Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) SCCM Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Firmware Developer
7 1 (2.13%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
7 1 (2.13%) Virtualisation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.13%) Regular Expression
1 1 (2.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.89%) Enterprise Software
1 7 (14.89%) Device Driver
2 6 (12.77%) Smart Meter
2 6 (12.77%) Embedded Systems
3 5 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (8.51%) Computer Science
5 3 (6.38%) Algorithms
5 3 (6.38%) VHDL
6 2 (4.26%) PKI
6 2 (4.26%) Mathematics
6 2 (4.26%) Physics
7 1 (2.13%) Mobile Payment
7 1 (2.13%) SCADA
7 1 (2.13%) Mobile App
7 1 (2.13%) Cryptography
7 1 (2.13%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (2.13%) Smartcard
7 1 (2.13%) ASIC
7 1 (2.13%) DTV
7 1 (2.13%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 9 (19.15%) Windows
2 7 (14.89%) Linux
3 5 (10.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (6.38%) UNIX
5 2 (4.26%) Embedded Linux
5 2 (4.26%) Android
6 1 (2.13%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.13%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (2.13%) SUSE
6 1 (2.13%) AIX
6 1 (2.13%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (38.30%) Software Engineering
2 8 (17.02%) Validation
3 7 (14.89%) V-Model
4 5 (10.64%) Embedded Software Development
4 5 (10.64%) Use Case
4 5 (10.64%) Requirements Management
4 5 (10.64%) Service Management
5 4 (8.51%) UML
5 4 (8.51%) ITIL
5 4 (8.51%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (8.51%) Stress Testing
6 3 (6.38%) Waterfall
6 3 (6.38%) Test Scripting
6 3 (6.38%) Requirements Analysis
7 2 (4.26%) Migration
7 2 (4.26%) Project Management
7 2 (4.26%) Change Management
7 2 (4.26%) Programme Management
7 2 (4.26%) Mentoring
7 2 (4.26%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (29.79%) C
2 7 (14.89%) Embedded C
3 6 (12.77%) C++
4 5 (10.64%) SQL
4 5 (10.64%) Assembly Language
5 3 (6.38%) C#
5 3 (6.38%) Embedded C++
6 2 (4.26%) Python
7 1 (2.13%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.13%) Perl
Qualifications
1 17 (36.17%) Security Cleared
2 10 (21.28%) SC Cleared
3 9 (19.15%) Degree
4 8 (17.02%) DV Cleared
5 3 (6.38%) MCSE
5 3 (6.38%) MCP
5 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (2.13%) PhD
6 1 (2.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (2.13%) PMP
6 1 (2.13%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.51%) QA
2 1 (2.13%) DO-254
2 1 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 14443
2 1 (2.13%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 5 (10.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (8.51%) Hyper-V
3 3 (6.38%) vSphere
4 1 (2.13%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 10 (21.28%) SCCM
2 7 (14.89%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 5 (10.64%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (6.38%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (6.38%) Backup Exec
5 2 (4.26%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (2.13%) CA Spectrum
6 1 (2.13%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 11 (23.40%) HP
2 6 (12.77%) Microsoft
2 6 (12.77%) VMware
3 5 (10.64%) McAfee
4 4 (8.51%) Lumension
5 3 (6.38%) SAP
5 3 (6.38%) Oracle
5 3 (6.38%) Sophos
6 2 (4.26%) IBM
7 1 (2.13%) Splunk
7 1 (2.13%) Brocade
7 1 (2.13%) Agilent
7 1 (2.13%) Cisco
7 1 (2.13%) EMC
7 1 (2.13%) Citrix
7 1 (2.13%) Symantec
7 1 (2.13%) CA
7 1 (2.13%) CheckPoint
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