The 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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firmware
Rank 221 224 238
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +14
Contract jobs citing Firmware 22 24 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.24% 0.27% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.85% 1.11% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 11 5
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£340 £275 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.63% -12.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £175 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £475 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £275 £348
% change year-on-year
+22.72% -20.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 1
Average hourly rate £39.00 £37.50 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -21.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £36.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-4.76% -8.12%
Firmware
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Miscellaneous Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
2584 2168 2521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 27.84% 24.82% 25.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1404 1141 1132
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £203 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 151 124 183
Average hourly rate £18.90 £22.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.00% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £11.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -32.69%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Hampshire -7 7 £350 +75.00% 6
Berkshire +8 5 £340 -27.27% 2
Oxfordshire -1 4 - - 9
Middlesex - 4 £340 - 2
Buckinghamshire -10 1 £201 -24.33% 1
East Sussex - - - -
Kent - - - -
Surrey - - - - 3
West Sussex - - - -
Firmware
England

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 16 (38.10%) Software Engineering
2 13 (30.95%) C
3 12 (28.57%) Security Cleared
4 11 (26.19%) HP
5 10 (23.81%) SCCM
6 9 (21.43%) TCP/IP
6 9 (21.43%) Degree
7 8 (19.05%) Wireless
7 8 (19.05%) Electronics
8 7 (16.67%) Device Driver
8 7 (16.67%) SNMP
8 7 (16.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 7 (16.67%) SSL
8 7 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (14.29%) V-Model
9 6 (14.29%) Smart Meter
9 6 (14.29%) Embedded C
9 6 (14.29%) DNS
9 6 (14.29%) Validation
10 5 (11.90%) C++
10 5 (11.90%) SQL
10 5 (11.90%) Windows
10 5 (11.90%) Assembly Language
10 5 (11.90%) SC Cleared
10 5 (11.90%) DV Cleared
10 5 (11.90%) Embedded Systems
11 4 (9.52%) Embedded Software Development
11 4 (9.52%) Stress Testing
11 4 (9.52%) Computer Science
11 4 (9.52%) QA

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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%) IIS
1 1 (2.38%) Apache
1 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2013
Business Applications
1 2 (4.76%) SAP IS-U
1 2 (4.76%) SAP MM
2 1 (2.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 9 (21.43%) TCP/IP
2 8 (19.05%) Wireless
3 7 (16.67%) SNMP
3 7 (16.67%) SSL
4 6 (14.29%) DNS
5 4 (9.52%) ZigBee
6 3 (7.14%) IPv6
6 3 (7.14%) GPRS
6 3 (7.14%) 3GPP
6 3 (7.14%) UMTS
6 3 (7.14%) HSPA
7 2 (4.76%) PABX
7 2 (4.76%) Wireshark
7 2 (4.76%) Network Security
7 2 (4.76%) DHCP
7 2 (4.76%) SAN
7 2 (4.76%) Intranet
7 2 (4.76%) 802.15
7 2 (4.76%) Firewall
8 1 (2.38%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.76%) MS Access
1 2 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.38%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Toad
2 1 (2.38%) Subversion
2 1 (2.38%) JIRA
2 1 (2.38%) Bugzilla
2 1 (2.38%) LabVIEW
2 1 (2.38%) RequisitePro
2 1 (2.38%) Rational DOORS
General
1 8 (19.05%) Electronics
2 3 (7.14%) Telecoms
2 3 (7.14%) Aerospace
2 3 (7.14%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.76%) Automotive
4 1 (2.38%) Marketing
4 1 (2.38%) Finance
4 1 (2.38%) Military
Job Titles
1 10 (23.81%) Software Engineer
2 7 (16.67%) Build Engineer
3 5 (11.90%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 4 (9.52%) Analyst
5 3 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Developer
6 2 (4.76%) Firmware Developer
6 2 (4.76%) SCCM Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Data Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Consultant
6 2 (4.76%) Support Specialist
6 2 (4.76%) Test Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Design Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Senior Software Engineer
7 1 (2.38%) Desktop Engineer
7 1 (2.38%) Storage Consultant
7 1 (2.38%) Security Engineer
7 1 (2.38%) Storage Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.38%) XML
1 1 (2.38%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.67%) Device Driver
1 7 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (14.29%) Smart Meter
3 5 (11.90%) Embedded Systems
4 4 (9.52%) Computer Science
5 3 (7.14%) VHDL
5 3 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (4.76%) Mathematics
6 2 (4.76%) Physics
6 2 (4.76%) PKI
6 2 (4.76%) Statistics
7 1 (2.38%) Cryptography
7 1 (2.38%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (2.38%) EPoS
7 1 (2.38%) EMV
7 1 (2.38%) Smartcard
7 1 (2.38%) ASIC
7 1 (2.38%) DTV
7 1 (2.38%) SCADA
7 1 (2.38%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.90%) Windows
2 3 (7.14%) Linux
2 3 (7.14%) UNIX
3 2 (4.76%) Android
4 1 (2.38%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (2.38%) SUSE
4 1 (2.38%) Mac OS X
4 1 (2.38%) AIX
4 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.38%) Oracle Linux
4 1 (2.38%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (38.10%) Software Engineering
2 6 (14.29%) V-Model
2 6 (14.29%) Validation
3 4 (9.52%) Embedded Software Development
3 4 (9.52%) Stress Testing
3 4 (9.52%) Use Case
3 4 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (9.52%) Requirements Management
4 3 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (7.14%) UML
4 3 (7.14%) Test Scripting
4 3 (7.14%) Waterfall
5 2 (4.76%) Mentoring
5 2 (4.76%) Security Testing
5 2 (4.76%) Project Management
5 2 (4.76%) Programme Management
5 2 (4.76%) Migration
5 2 (4.76%) Service Management
5 2 (4.76%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (4.76%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (30.95%) C
2 6 (14.29%) Embedded C
3 5 (11.90%) C++
3 5 (11.90%) SQL
3 5 (11.90%) Assembly Language
4 3 (7.14%) C#
5 2 (4.76%) Python
5 2 (4.76%) Embedded C++
6 1 (2.38%) Perl
6 1 (2.38%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 9 (21.43%) Degree
3 5 (11.90%) SC Cleared
3 5 (11.90%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (2.38%) PMP
4 1 (2.38%) PMI Certification
4 1 (2.38%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.52%) QA
2 1 (2.38%) ISO 8583
2 1 (2.38%) SLA
2 1 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 14443
2 1 (2.38%) DO-254
System Software
1 3 (7.14%) vSphere
2 2 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.76%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.38%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.38%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 10 (23.81%) SCCM
2 7 (16.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (4.76%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (2.38%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (2.38%) CA Spectrum
5 1 (2.38%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 11 (26.19%) HP
2 3 (7.14%) VMware
2 3 (7.14%) SAP
2 3 (7.14%) Oracle
3 2 (4.76%) Cisco
3 2 (4.76%) IBM
3 2 (4.76%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.38%) Brocade
4 1 (2.38%) Agilent
4 1 (2.38%) CA
4 1 (2.38%) CheckPoint
4 1 (2.38%) EMC
4 1 (2.38%) Citrix
4 1 (2.38%) Symantec
4 1 (2.38%) McAfee
4 1 (2.38%) Splunk
Oxfordshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £40 - £41 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Buckinghamshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
Posted: 7 days ago
Hampshire
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Middlesex
Computer Futures
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: 22 days ago
Basingstoke
Computer Futures
Rate: £44 - £45 per hour + competitive
Posted: 24 days ago