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 19 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firmware
Rank 217 215 208
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -7
Contract jobs citing Firmware 40 22 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.40% 0.26% 0.26%
As % of the System Software category 3.21% 1.95% 2.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 8 2
Average daily rate
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£350 £308 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.82% -8.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £120 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £410 £348
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £340
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -0.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 5
Average hourly rate £40.50 £15.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+161.29% -52.30%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.75 £38.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+3.92% +2.00%
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
1247 1128 814
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.58% 13.23% 9.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 630 523 367
Average daily rate £360 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 159 176
Average hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% -14.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.70 £27.32 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -11.42%

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 19 December 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 December 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
Berkshire +5 13 £338 -3.57% 2
Buckinghamshire -8 11 £350 +33.33%
Surrey -4 4 £350 +27.27% 8
Hampshire - 4 £364 - 2
Kent - 2 £450 - 1
Oxfordshire - 2 - - 6
West Sussex - - - -
Firmware
England

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 28 (45.16%) Linux
2 24 (38.71%) Security Cleared
3 22 (35.48%) Windows
4 21 (33.87%) ITIL
5 20 (32.26%) VMware
6 19 (30.65%) SC Cleared
7 14 (22.58%) Firewall
7 14 (22.58%) Cisco
8 13 (20.97%) Software Engineering
9 12 (19.35%) Configuration Management
9 12 (19.35%) Microsoft
9 12 (19.35%) DV Cleared
9 12 (19.35%) VMware Infrastructure
9 12 (19.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 11 (17.74%) VLAN
10 11 (17.74%) VPN
10 11 (17.74%) C
10 11 (17.74%) Service Management
11 10 (16.13%) MS Exchange
11 10 (16.13%) SSL
11 10 (16.13%) McAfee
11 10 (16.13%) Windows Server 2008
11 10 (16.13%) McAfee ePO
11 10 (16.13%) Enterprise Software
12 9 (14.52%) Lumension
12 9 (14.52%) Embedded Systems
12 9 (14.52%) Hyper-V
12 9 (14.52%) Exchange Server 2003
12 9 (14.52%) Cisco Certification
12 9 (14.52%) LAN

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 10 (16.13%) MS Exchange
2 9 (14.52%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (6.45%) Apache
3 4 (6.45%) IIS
4 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (6.45%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.61%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 14 (22.58%) Firewall
2 11 (17.74%) VLAN
2 11 (17.74%) VPN
3 10 (16.13%) SSL
4 9 (14.52%) LAN
4 9 (14.52%) WAN
4 9 (14.52%) TCP/IP
5 8 (12.90%) Ethernet
6 7 (11.29%) IP Telephony
6 7 (11.29%) Wireless
6 7 (11.29%) Internet
6 7 (11.29%) ISDN
6 7 (11.29%) VoIP
7 6 (9.68%) SAN
7 6 (9.68%) DNS
8 5 (8.06%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 5 (8.06%) Network Security
8 5 (8.06%) SNMP
9 4 (6.45%) BGP
9 4 (6.45%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.68%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.06%) MySQL
3 4 (6.45%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (1.61%) JIRA
1 1 (1.61%) Subversion
1 1 (1.61%) Bugzilla
1 1 (1.61%) RequisitePro
General
1 3 (4.84%) Electronics
1 3 (4.84%) Finance
1 3 (4.84%) Aerospace
2 2 (3.23%) Automotive
2 2 (3.23%) Manufacturing
2 2 (3.23%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.61%) Marketing
3 1 (1.61%) Military
Job Titles
1 10 (16.13%) Network Engineer
2 8 (12.90%) Team Leader
3 7 (11.29%) Infrastructure Team Leader
4 6 (9.68%) Software Engineer
4 6 (9.68%) Systems Engineer
5 5 (8.06%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 4 (6.45%) Security Engineer
6 4 (6.45%) Network Support
6 4 (6.45%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 4 (6.45%) Build Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) Senior Network Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) Design Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) Infrastructure Manager
7 3 (4.84%) Developer
7 3 (4.84%) Network Security Engineer
8 2 (3.23%) Support Engineer
8 2 (3.23%) Support Specialist
8 2 (3.23%) Analyst
8 2 (3.23%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.45%) Regular Expression
2 1 (1.61%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.13%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (14.52%) Embedded Systems
3 8 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (9.68%) Device Driver
4 6 (9.68%) PKI
4 6 (9.68%) Mobile App
5 5 (8.06%) CESG
6 3 (4.84%) Smart Meter
7 2 (3.23%) Computer Science
7 2 (3.23%) Algorithms
8 1 (1.61%) Mobile Payment
8 1 (1.61%) Mathematics
8 1 (1.61%) Physics
8 1 (1.61%) VHDL
8 1 (1.61%) Verilog
8 1 (1.61%) Cryptography
8 1 (1.61%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.61%) DTV
8 1 (1.61%) EPoS
8 1 (1.61%) EMV
Operating Systems
1 28 (45.16%) Linux
2 22 (35.48%) Windows
3 12 (19.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (16.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (11.29%) CentOS
5 7 (11.29%) Android
6 6 (9.68%) Apple iOS
7 5 (8.06%) Windows Phone
7 5 (8.06%) Windows Phone 8
7 5 (8.06%) AIX
8 4 (6.45%) UNIX
8 4 (6.45%) SUSE
8 4 (6.45%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (3.23%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (1.61%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (33.87%) ITIL
2 13 (20.97%) Software Engineering
3 12 (19.35%) Configuration Management
4 11 (17.74%) Service Management
5 8 (12.90%) V-Model
6 7 (11.29%) Kalman Filter
6 7 (11.29%) Change Management
7 6 (9.68%) UML
7 6 (9.68%) Validation
7 6 (9.68%) Requirements Management
7 6 (9.68%) Use Case
7 6 (9.68%) Mobile Device Management
8 5 (8.06%) Requirements Analysis
9 4 (6.45%) Load Balancing
9 4 (6.45%) Root Cause Analysis
9 4 (6.45%) Line Management
10 3 (4.84%) Vulnerability Management
10 3 (4.84%) E-Commerce
11 2 (3.23%) Disaster Recovery
11 2 (3.23%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 11 (17.74%) C
2 6 (9.68%) Assembly Language
3 5 (8.06%) C++
3 5 (8.06%) SQL
4 3 (4.84%) Embedded C
4 3 (4.84%) Embedded C++
5 2 (3.23%) Python
5 2 (3.23%) C#
6 1 (1.61%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.61%) Perl
Qualifications
1 24 (38.71%) Security Cleared
2 19 (30.65%) SC Cleared
3 12 (19.35%) DV Cleared
4 9 (14.52%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (12.90%) MCSE
5 8 (12.90%) MCP
5 8 (12.90%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (11.29%) CCNA
7 4 (6.45%) Degree
8 2 (3.23%) CCNP
8 2 (3.23%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.84%) PCI DSS
2 2 (3.23%) SLA
3 1 (1.61%) QA
3 1 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 14443
3 1 (1.61%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 12 (19.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (14.52%) Hyper-V
3 6 (9.68%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (6.45%) FreeRADIUS
4 4 (6.45%) vSphere
5 1 (1.61%) vCloud
5 1 (1.61%) Snort
5 1 (1.61%) Squid
5 1 (1.61%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (16.13%) McAfee ePO
2 8 (12.90%) Backup Exec
3 7 (11.29%) FortiGate
4 6 (9.68%) SCCM
5 5 (8.06%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 4 (6.45%) CA Spectrum
7 2 (3.23%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (3.23%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (1.61%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 20 (32.26%) VMware
2 14 (22.58%) Cisco
3 12 (19.35%) Microsoft
4 10 (16.13%) McAfee
5 9 (14.52%) Lumension
6 8 (12.90%) HP
6 8 (12.90%) Sophos
7 6 (9.68%) Oracle
7 6 (9.68%) IBM
8 5 (8.06%) F5
8 5 (8.06%) Red Hat
9 4 (6.45%) Citrix
9 4 (6.45%) CheckPoint
9 4 (6.45%) Symantec
9 4 (6.45%) CA
9 4 (6.45%) Splunk
10 3 (4.84%) SAP
11 2 (3.23%) EMC
11 2 (3.23%) Altiris
12 1 (1.61%) Brocade
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