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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firmware
Rank 232 220 233
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +13
Contract jobs citing Firmware 22 20 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.24% 0.22% 0.12%
As % of the System Software category 1.93% 2.00% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 5
Average daily rate
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£325 £350 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £167 £318 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £350 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £354 £306 £425
% change year-on-year
+15.50% -27.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 3
Average hourly rate £40.00 £25.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -28.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £33.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+19.40% -7.58%
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
1141 1002 1029
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.23% 11.19% 12.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 572 474 487
Average daily rate £358 £335 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.88% -4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £145 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 144 173
Average hourly rate £20.00 £15.95 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.43% -13.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.00 £33.18
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.86 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -0.85%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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
Buckinghamshire +5 4 £500 - 4
Hampshire -6 4 - - 6
Oxfordshire - 4 £260 - 4
Kent +6 3 - - 6
Berkshire -8 2 £323 - 3
Surrey +1 1 £425 - 2
Middlesex - 1 £125 -
East Sussex - 1 - - 9
Firmware
England

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 22 (40.00%) Linux
2 20 (36.36%) ITIL
3 16 (29.09%) Windows
3 16 (29.09%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (27.27%) LAN
4 15 (27.27%) WAN
4 15 (27.27%) Cisco
4 15 (27.27%) Firewall
5 13 (23.64%) Configuration Management
5 13 (23.64%) C
6 12 (21.82%) C++
6 12 (21.82%) TCP/IP
6 12 (21.82%) Security Cleared
7 11 (20.00%) Subversion
7 11 (20.00%) SLA
8 9 (16.36%) VPN
8 9 (16.36%) CCNA
8 9 (16.36%) Software Engineering
8 9 (16.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (16.36%) Git (software)
8 9 (16.36%) Kalman Filter
9 8 (14.55%) FortiGate
9 8 (14.55%) CentOS
9 8 (14.55%) VLAN
9 8 (14.55%) IP Telephony
9 8 (14.55%) VoIP
9 8 (14.55%) ISDN
9 8 (14.55%) C#
10 7 (12.73%) SSL
10 7 (12.73%) SNMP

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 2 (3.64%) MS Exchange
1 2 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (1.82%) Node.js
2 1 (1.82%) SAS
2 1 (1.82%) Apache
2 1 (1.82%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.82%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.82%) MS Office
2 1 (1.82%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.82%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.82%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 15 (27.27%) LAN
1 15 (27.27%) WAN
1 15 (27.27%) Firewall
2 12 (21.82%) TCP/IP
3 9 (16.36%) VPN
4 8 (14.55%) VLAN
4 8 (14.55%) IP Telephony
4 8 (14.55%) VoIP
4 8 (14.55%) ISDN
5 7 (12.73%) SSL
5 7 (12.73%) SNMP
6 4 (7.27%) Ethernet
7 2 (3.64%) FTP
8 1 (1.82%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (1.82%) OpenVPN
8 1 (1.82%) ZigBee
8 1 (1.82%) SSH
8 1 (1.82%) iSCSI
8 1 (1.82%) 802.11
8 1 (1.82%) 802.15
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.64%) MySQL
2 1 (1.82%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.82%) SQLite
2 1 (1.82%) DB2
2 1 (1.82%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (20.00%) Subversion
2 9 (16.36%) Git (software)
3 5 (9.09%) TortoiseSVN
4 2 (3.64%) Bugzilla
4 2 (3.64%) Visual Studio
4 2 (3.64%) JIRA
5 1 (1.82%) GCC
5 1 (1.82%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.82%) Metasploit
5 1 (1.82%) ClearQuest
5 1 (1.82%) ClearCase
5 1 (1.82%) LabVIEW
General
1 5 (9.09%) Electronics
1 5 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (1.82%) Military
2 1 (1.82%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.82%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (21.82%) Network Engineer
2 8 (14.55%) Firmware Engineer
3 6 (10.91%) Senior Network Engineer
4 5 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (9.09%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (7.27%) Project Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) Test Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) Software Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) Developer
6 3 (5.45%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (3.64%) Administrator
7 2 (3.64%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) Network Consultant
7 2 (3.64%) Consultant
7 2 (3.64%) Service Manager
7 2 (3.64%) Services Delivery Manager
7 2 (3.64%) Network Support
7 2 (3.64%) Delivery Manager
7 2 (3.64%) Build Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.09%) Qt
2 2 (3.64%) XML
2 2 (3.64%) Flash
3 1 (1.82%) .NET Compact Framework
3 1 (1.82%) REST
3 1 (1.82%) AngularJS
3 1 (1.82%) WCF
3 1 (1.82%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.82%) JSON
3 1 (1.82%) Web Services
3 1 (1.82%) .NET
3 1 (1.82%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.73%) Device Driver
2 6 (10.91%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (7.27%) Mainframe
5 3 (5.45%) Management Information System
6 2 (3.64%) Clustering
6 2 (3.64%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (3.64%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.82%) Open Source
7 1 (1.82%) Ergonomics
7 1 (1.82%) Human Factors
7 1 (1.82%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.82%) CMDB
7 1 (1.82%) CESG
7 1 (1.82%) PKI
7 1 (1.82%) Statistics
7 1 (1.82%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 22 (40.00%) Linux
2 16 (29.09%) Windows
3 9 (16.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (14.55%) CentOS
5 6 (10.91%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (10.91%) UNIX
6 4 (7.27%) Windows 2000 Server
6 4 (7.27%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (7.27%) Windows NT
6 4 (7.27%) Windows 2000
7 2 (3.64%) Android
7 2 (3.64%) Embedded Linux
7 2 (3.64%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.82%) Windows Phone
8 1 (1.82%) Windows Phone 8
8 1 (1.82%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (1.82%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.82%) Solaris
8 1 (1.82%) Windows CE
8 1 (1.82%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (36.36%) ITIL
2 13 (23.64%) Configuration Management
3 9 (16.36%) Software Engineering
3 9 (16.36%) Kalman Filter
4 7 (12.73%) Network Management
4 7 (12.73%) Root Cause Analysis
5 5 (9.09%) Change Management
5 5 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (9.09%) Software Delivery
6 4 (7.27%) Release Management
7 3 (5.45%) UML
7 3 (5.45%) Validation
7 3 (5.45%) Service Delivery
8 2 (3.64%) Service Management
8 2 (3.64%) Project Management
8 2 (3.64%) Test Scripting
8 2 (3.64%) Asset Management
8 2 (3.64%) Test Automation
8 2 (3.64%) Embedded Software Development
9 1 (1.82%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 13 (23.64%) C
2 12 (21.82%) C++
3 8 (14.55%) C#
4 6 (10.91%) Python
5 4 (7.27%) Embedded C
5 4 (7.27%) Java
6 2 (3.64%) Assembly Language
6 2 (3.64%) Embedded C++
6 2 (3.64%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.82%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.82%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.82%) SQL
7 1 (1.82%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 16 (29.09%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (21.82%) Security Cleared
3 9 (16.36%) CCNA
4 7 (12.73%) CCDP
4 7 (12.73%) CCNP
4 7 (12.73%) SC Cleared
5 5 (9.09%) CCVP
5 5 (9.09%) DV Cleared
5 5 (9.09%) Degree
6 4 (7.27%) MCP
7 2 (3.64%) MCSE
7 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (20.00%) SLA
2 1 (1.82%) QA
2 1 (1.82%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (7.27%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.64%) VMware ESX
2 2 (3.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.64%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.82%) iptables
3 1 (1.82%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.82%) NFS
3 1 (1.82%) Samba
Systems Management
1 8 (14.55%) FortiGate
2 5 (9.09%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 5 (9.09%) SCCM
3 2 (3.64%) Backup Exec
3 2 (3.64%) SCOM
3 2 (3.64%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.82%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (1.82%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (1.82%) Cacti
4 1 (1.82%) Nagios
4 1 (1.82%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 15 (27.27%) Cisco
2 7 (12.73%) Microsoft
2 7 (12.73%) VMware
3 2 (3.64%) McAfee
3 2 (3.64%) Sophos
3 2 (3.64%) Red Hat
3 2 (3.64%) HP
3 2 (3.64%) Lumension
4 1 (1.82%) F5
4 1 (1.82%) Assembla
4 1 (1.82%) Coverity
4 1 (1.82%) Altiris
4 1 (1.82%) Symantec
4 1 (1.82%) Remedy
4 1 (1.82%) Sun
4 1 (1.82%) Oracle
4 1 (1.82%) SAP
4 1 (1.82%) BMC
4 1 (1.82%) NetApp
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