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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firmware
Rank 223 232 236
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +4
Contract jobs citing Firmware 27 5 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.28% 0.060% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.31% 0.32% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 6
Average daily rate £331 £431 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.18% +43.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £416 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £446 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £375 £316
% change year-on-year
-17.33% +18.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 2
Average hourly rate £19.75 £35.00 £24.43
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.57% +43.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £35.00 £17.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.90 £37.00 £30.89
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £36.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-17.24% +3.57%
Miscellaneous Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
2066 1562 2034
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 21.33% 18.66% 19.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1124 730 919
Average daily rate £350 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £205 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £524 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 159 198
Average hourly rate £18.50 £25.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.00% -3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.35 £40.00 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -16.00%
Firmware
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 18 April 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
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 18 April 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firmware within the South East region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +14 10 £403 - 6
Berkshire - 6 £313 - 2
Surrey -7 4 - - 11
Middlesex - 3 £263 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Kent - 1 £350 - 1
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
West Sussex - - - -
Firmware
England

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 8 (19.05%) C
2 7 (16.67%) Windows
3 6 (14.29%) Embedded C
3 6 (14.29%) Active Directory
3 6 (14.29%) Security Cleared
4 5 (11.90%) UNIX
4 5 (11.90%) SQL
4 5 (11.90%) XenApp
5 4 (9.52%) PABX
5 4 (9.52%) SAP
5 4 (9.52%) C++
5 4 (9.52%) Toad
5 4 (9.52%) DNS
5 4 (9.52%) CRM
5 4 (9.52%) DHCP
5 4 (9.52%) Microsoft
5 4 (9.52%) Intranet
5 4 (9.52%) Configuration Management
5 4 (9.52%) SC Cleared
5 4 (9.52%) SAP IS-U
5 4 (9.52%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 4 (9.52%) Statistics
5 4 (9.52%) Telecoms
5 4 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (9.52%) Migration
5 4 (9.52%) VMware
5 4 (9.52%) Document Management
5 4 (9.52%) Software Engineering
6 3 (7.14%) VHDL
6 3 (7.14%) Finance

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 3 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.38%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (9.52%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) Google Apps
1 1 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.52%) PABX
1 4 (9.52%) DNS
1 4 (9.52%) DHCP
1 4 (9.52%) Intranet
2 3 (7.14%) Broadband
3 2 (4.76%) LAN
3 2 (4.76%) VoIP
3 2 (4.76%) Ethernet
3 2 (4.76%) TCP/IP
3 2 (4.76%) Firewall
4 1 (2.38%) Wireless
4 1 (2.38%) NFC
4 1 (2.38%) SAN
4 1 (2.38%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (9.52%) Toad
2 1 (2.38%) Rational DOORS
General
1 4 (9.52%) Telecoms
2 3 (7.14%) Finance
3 2 (4.76%) Electronics
3 2 (4.76%) Publishing
4 1 (2.38%) Military
4 1 (2.38%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 11 (26.19%) Analyst
2 4 (9.52%) Software Engineer
2 4 (9.52%) Support Analyst
2 4 (9.52%) Support Specialist
3 3 (7.14%) Release Manager
3 3 (7.14%) Configuration Manager
3 3 (7.14%) Configuration and Release Manager
4 2 (4.76%) SCCM Engineer
4 2 (4.76%) Applications Support
4 2 (4.76%) Senior Manager
4 2 (4.76%) Architect
4 2 (4.76%) Project Manager
4 2 (4.76%) Network Specialist
4 2 (4.76%) Data Analyst
4 2 (4.76%) Senior Project Manager
4 2 (4.76%) Applications Support Analyst
4 2 (4.76%) Test Engineer
4 2 (4.76%) Excel Specialist
4 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (2.38%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.38%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.52%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 4 (9.52%) Statistics
2 3 (7.14%) VHDL
2 3 (7.14%) Fat Client
2 3 (7.14%) Thin Client
3 2 (4.76%) Smart Meter
3 2 (4.76%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.38%) Verilog
4 1 (2.38%) Clustering
4 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.38%) Smartphone
4 1 (2.38%) SCADA
4 1 (2.38%) Mathematics
4 1 (2.38%) Physics
4 1 (2.38%) NHS
4 1 (2.38%) ASIC
4 1 (2.38%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 7 (16.67%) Windows
2 5 (11.90%) UNIX
3 1 (2.38%) Android
3 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.38%) Linux
3 1 (2.38%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.38%) Windows 8
3 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.38%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (9.52%) CRM
1 4 (9.52%) Configuration Management
1 4 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
1 4 (9.52%) Migration
1 4 (9.52%) Document Management
1 4 (9.52%) Software Engineering
2 3 (7.14%) Release Management
2 3 (7.14%) Stress Testing
2 3 (7.14%) Embedded Software Development
3 2 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (4.76%) Data Entry
3 2 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (4.76%) PRINCE2
3 2 (4.76%) ITIL
3 2 (4.76%) Project Management
3 2 (4.76%) Validation
3 2 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (2.38%) IC Design
4 1 (2.38%) Supplier Management
4 1 (2.38%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (19.05%) C
2 6 (14.29%) Embedded C
3 5 (11.90%) SQL
4 4 (9.52%) C++
5 1 (2.38%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 4 (9.52%) SC Cleared
3 3 (7.14%) Degree
4 2 (4.76%) ISEB
4 2 (4.76%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.38%) OCA
5 1 (2.38%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (2.38%) PhD
5 1 (2.38%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.14%) SLA
2 2 (4.76%) QA
3 1 (2.38%) DO-254
System Software
1 6 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 5 (11.90%) XenApp
3 3 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (7.14%) Hyper-V
4 2 (4.76%) vSphere
4 2 (4.76%) VMFS
4 2 (4.76%) VMware ESX
5 1 (2.38%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (2.38%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 3 (7.14%) SCCM
1 3 (7.14%) SCVMM
2 1 (2.38%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (2.38%) WSUS
2 1 (2.38%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 4 (9.52%) SAP
1 4 (9.52%) Microsoft
1 4 (9.52%) VMware
2 3 (7.14%) Cisco
2 3 (7.14%) Altera
3 2 (4.76%) Citrix
4 1 (2.38%) Google
4 1 (2.38%) NETGEAR
4 1 (2.38%) Avaya
4 1 (2.38%) Apple
4 1 (2.38%) CheckPoint
4 1 (2.38%) HP
4 1 (2.38%) EMC
4 1 (2.38%) Nortel
4 1 (2.38%) Oracle
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