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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firmware
Rank 222 233 213
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -20
Contract jobs citing Firmware 23 12 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.25% 0.14% 0.27%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.10% 0.68% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 1 5
Average daily rate
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£365 £200 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+82.50% -36.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £200 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £200 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £348
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -13.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 9
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £37.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year
-32.00% -9.63%
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
2094 1752 2015
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 22.57% 19.75% 20.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1101 916 884
Average daily rate £350 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £491 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 122 167
Average hourly rate £17.00 £22.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.44% -22.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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
Hampshire 0 11 £365 +82.50% 5
Berkshire +14 5 £340 - 1
Oxfordshire +6 3 - - 6
Middlesex - 2 £315 -
Buckinghamshire -8 1 £201 -
East Sussex - - - -
Kent - - - -
Surrey - - - - 2
West Sussex - - - -
Firmware
England

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 13 (30.23%) C
1 13 (30.23%) Software Engineering
1 13 (30.23%) Security Cleared
2 11 (25.58%) HP
3 10 (23.26%) TCP/IP
3 10 (23.26%) SCCM
4 9 (20.93%) Degree
5 8 (18.60%) Wireless
5 8 (18.60%) Electronics
6 7 (16.28%) Device Driver
6 7 (16.28%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 7 (16.28%) SNMP
6 7 (16.28%) SSL
6 7 (16.28%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (13.95%) DV Cleared
7 6 (13.95%) Smart Meter
7 6 (13.95%) DNS
7 6 (13.95%) Validation
8 5 (11.63%) Telecoms
8 5 (11.63%) Computer Science
8 5 (11.63%) Embedded C
8 5 (11.63%) Windows
8 5 (11.63%) Assembly Language
8 5 (11.63%) SC Cleared
9 4 (9.30%) V-Model
9 4 (9.30%) Stress Testing
9 4 (9.30%) Embedded Software Development
9 4 (9.30%) C++
9 4 (9.30%) SQL
9 4 (9.30%) UNIX

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2013
Business Applications
1 2 (4.65%) SAP IS-U
1 2 (4.65%) SAP MM
2 1 (2.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 10 (23.26%) TCP/IP
2 8 (18.60%) Wireless
3 7 (16.28%) SNMP
3 7 (16.28%) SSL
4 6 (13.95%) DNS
5 4 (9.30%) ZigBee
6 3 (6.98%) 3GPP
6 3 (6.98%) UMTS
6 3 (6.98%) DHCP
6 3 (6.98%) GPRS
6 3 (6.98%) IPv6
6 3 (6.98%) Intranet
6 3 (6.98%) PABX
6 3 (6.98%) HSPA
7 2 (4.65%) NFC
7 2 (4.65%) 802.15
7 2 (4.65%) WAN
7 2 (4.65%) Wireshark
7 2 (4.65%) Firewall
8 1 (2.33%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.65%) MS Access
2 1 (2.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Toad
2 1 (2.33%) LabVIEW
2 1 (2.33%) RequisitePro
2 1 (2.33%) Rational DOORS
General
1 8 (18.60%) Electronics
2 5 (11.63%) Telecoms
3 3 (6.98%) Manufacturing
3 3 (6.98%) Aerospace
4 2 (4.65%) Automotive
4 2 (4.65%) Finance
5 1 (2.33%) Military
5 1 (2.33%) Back Office
5 1 (2.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (20.93%) Software Engineer
2 7 (16.28%) Build Engineer
3 4 (9.30%) Developer
3 4 (9.30%) Analyst
3 4 (9.30%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 3 (6.98%) Support Specialist
5 2 (4.65%) Firmware Developer
5 2 (4.65%) SCCM Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) Test Analyst
5 2 (4.65%) Design Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) Network Specialist
5 2 (4.65%) Data Analyst
5 2 (4.65%) Consultant
6 1 (2.33%) Senior Software Engineer
6 1 (2.33%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (2.33%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (2.33%) Storage Consultant
6 1 (2.33%) Storage Specialist
6 1 (2.33%) Senior Storage Consultant
6 1 (2.33%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.28%) Device Driver
1 7 (16.28%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (13.95%) Smart Meter
3 5 (11.63%) Computer Science
4 3 (6.98%) Statistics
4 3 (6.98%) VHDL
5 2 (4.65%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (4.65%) PKI
6 1 (2.33%) Clustering
6 1 (2.33%) Cryptography
6 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.33%) SCADA
6 1 (2.33%) Mathematics
6 1 (2.33%) Physics
6 1 (2.33%) Smartphone
6 1 (2.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (2.33%) Smartcard
6 1 (2.33%) ASIC
6 1 (2.33%) DTV
6 1 (2.33%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.63%) Windows
2 4 (9.30%) UNIX
3 3 (6.98%) Linux
4 2 (4.65%) Android
5 1 (2.33%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (2.33%) Mac OS X
5 1 (2.33%) Windows Phone
5 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (30.23%) Software Engineering
2 6 (13.95%) Validation
3 4 (9.30%) V-Model
3 4 (9.30%) Stress Testing
3 4 (9.30%) Embedded Software Development
3 4 (9.30%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (6.98%) Document Management
4 3 (6.98%) Test Scripting
4 3 (6.98%) Waterfall
5 2 (4.65%) Security Testing
5 2 (4.65%) Project Management
5 2 (4.65%) Programme Management
5 2 (4.65%) Requirements Management
5 2 (4.65%) Use Case
5 2 (4.65%) Migration
6 1 (2.33%) IC Design
6 1 (2.33%) ITSM
6 1 (2.33%) Service Management
6 1 (2.33%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (2.33%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (30.23%) C
2 5 (11.63%) Embedded C
2 5 (11.63%) Assembly Language
3 4 (9.30%) C++
3 4 (9.30%) SQL
4 3 (6.98%) C#
5 1 (2.33%) Embedded C++
5 1 (2.33%) Python
5 1 (2.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (30.23%) Security Cleared
2 9 (20.93%) Degree
3 6 (13.95%) DV Cleared
4 5 (11.63%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.33%) PhD
5 1 (2.33%) OCA
5 1 (2.33%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (2.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (2.33%) PMP
5 1 (2.33%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.30%) QA
2 2 (4.65%) SLA
3 1 (2.33%) ISO 8583
3 1 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 14443
3 1 (2.33%) DO-254
System Software
1 3 (6.98%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.65%) vSphere
2 2 (4.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (2.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 10 (23.26%) SCCM
2 7 (16.28%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (6.98%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (4.65%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (2.33%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (2.33%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (2.33%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 11 (25.58%) HP
2 3 (6.98%) Oracle
2 3 (6.98%) SAP
3 2 (4.65%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.65%) Cisco
3 2 (4.65%) VMware
4 1 (2.33%) Agilent
4 1 (2.33%) Brocade
4 1 (2.33%) IBM
4 1 (2.33%) Symantec
4 1 (2.33%) McAfee
4 1 (2.33%) CheckPoint
4 1 (2.33%) EMC
4 1 (2.33%) Avaya
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