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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firmware over the 3 months to 17 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Firmware
England / South East
Rank 205 238 222
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -16
Contract jobs citing Firmware 34 18 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.46% 0.22% 0.41%
As % of the System Software category 3.60% 1.93% 3.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 8 18
Median daily rate £313 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.79% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £304 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 1
Median hourly rate £43.50 £39.00 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% +16.41%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £40.00 £37.25
% change year-on-year
+5.62% +7.38%

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
945 935 1147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.91% 11.40% 12.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 518 541 569
Median daily rate £360 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £510 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 104 107
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.70 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £39.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -

Firmware
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing Firmware as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 17 January 2017.

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 17 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firmware within the South East region over the 3 months to 17 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +25 14 £295 -3.59% 6
Berkshire +8 6 - - 1
East Sussex - 4 - -
Oxfordshire -10 1 - - 1
Firmware
England

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Firmware also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for Firmware.

1 22 (28.21%) TCP/IP
2 19 (24.36%) Windows
3 18 (23.08%) SCCM
4 15 (19.23%) SC Cleared
4 15 (19.23%) Security Cleared
4 15 (19.23%) SNMP
5 14 (17.95%) SSL
5 14 (17.95%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 14 (17.95%) Validation
6 13 (16.67%) Electronics
6 13 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
6 13 (16.67%) Software Delivery
7 12 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (15.38%) PowerShell
7 12 (15.38%) Device Driver
7 12 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (15.38%) Embedded C
7 12 (15.38%) C
8 11 (14.10%) HP
8 11 (14.10%) VMware
8 11 (14.10%) Manufacturing
9 10 (12.82%) Clustering
9 10 (12.82%) SAN
9 10 (12.82%) Feasibility Study
10 9 (11.54%) Windows 7
10 9 (11.54%) Degree
11 8 (10.26%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 8 (10.26%) vSphere
11 8 (10.26%) Microsoft

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (6.41%) IIS
2 3 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (3.85%) MS Exchange
2 3 (3.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (3.85%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.28%) IaaS
1 1 (1.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (28.21%) TCP/IP
2 15 (19.23%) SNMP
3 14 (17.95%) SSL
4 10 (12.82%) SAN
5 8 (10.26%) Wireless
6 7 (8.97%) DHCP
7 6 (7.69%) DNS
8 4 (5.13%) Bluetooth
8 4 (5.13%) RFID
8 4 (5.13%) WAN
8 4 (5.13%) ZigBee
9 3 (3.85%) 802.15
10 2 (2.56%) Ethernet
10 2 (2.56%) NAS
11 1 (1.28%) FTP
11 1 (1.28%) HTTP
11 1 (1.28%) LAN
11 1 (1.28%) MPLS
11 1 (1.28%) Network Security
11 1 (1.28%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.85%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.28%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (2.56%) Git (software)
1 2 (2.56%) PVCS
1 2 (2.56%) Rational DOORS
1 2 (2.56%) Subversion
General
1 13 (16.67%) Electronics
2 11 (14.10%) Manufacturing
3 5 (6.41%) Finance
4 2 (2.56%) Military
4 2 (2.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (15.38%) Firmware Engineer
2 8 (10.26%) Analyst
3 7 (8.97%) Build Engineer
4 6 (7.69%) Electrical Design Engineer
4 6 (7.69%) Electrical Engineer
5 5 (6.41%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (6.41%) Wintel Engineer
6 4 (5.13%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 4 (5.13%) Design Engineer
6 4 (5.13%) Designer
6 4 (5.13%) Hardware Engineer
6 4 (5.13%) Project Manager
6 4 (5.13%) Senior Designer
6 4 (5.13%) Service Analyst
6 4 (5.13%) Services Delivery Analyst
6 4 (5.13%) Support Analyst
6 4 (5.13%) Systems Designer
6 4 (5.13%) Tester
7 3 (3.85%) FPGA Engineer
7 3 (3.85%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.85%) 802.1X
1 3 (3.85%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (1.28%) HTML
2 1 (1.28%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
2 12 (15.38%) Device Driver
3 10 (12.82%) Clustering
4 8 (10.26%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 7 (8.97%) Smart Meter
6 6 (7.69%) VHDL
7 4 (5.13%) Computer Science
7 4 (5.13%) Data Centre
8 3 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (2.56%) ASIC
9 2 (2.56%) Internet of Things
10 1 (1.28%) Algorithms
10 1 (1.28%) CESG
10 1 (1.28%) CMDB
10 1 (1.28%) Life Science
10 1 (1.28%) Machine to Machine
10 1 (1.28%) Replication
10 1 (1.28%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 19 (24.36%) Windows
2 13 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
3 12 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (11.54%) Windows 7
5 4 (5.13%) Windows XP
6 3 (3.85%) Linux
6 3 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (3.85%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.28%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (17.95%) Validation
2 13 (16.67%) Software Delivery
3 10 (12.82%) Feasibility Study
4 7 (8.97%) Infrastructure Management
4 7 (8.97%) Service Delivery
5 6 (7.69%) Change Management
5 6 (7.69%) Software Engineering
6 5 (6.41%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (6.41%) Network Load Balancing
6 5 (6.41%) Project Management
7 4 (5.13%) ITIL
7 4 (5.13%) Logistics
7 4 (5.13%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 4 (5.13%) Problem Management
7 4 (5.13%) System Integration Testing
8 3 (3.85%) Asset Management
8 3 (3.85%) Capacity Management
8 3 (3.85%) Coaching
8 3 (3.85%) Customer Engagement
8 3 (3.85%) Fault Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (15.38%) C
1 12 (15.38%) Embedded C
1 12 (15.38%) PowerShell
2 8 (10.26%) C++
3 7 (8.97%) VBScript
4 5 (6.41%) Embedded C++
5 3 (3.85%) C#
6 2 (2.56%) Python
6 2 (2.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (19.23%) SC Cleared
1 15 (19.23%) Security Cleared
2 9 (11.54%) Degree
3 4 (5.13%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (3.85%) MCP
4 3 (3.85%) MCSE
5 1 (1.28%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.28%) CCDP
5 1 (1.28%) CCIE
5 1 (1.28%) CCNA
5 1 (1.28%) CCNP
5 1 (1.28%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.28%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.28%) ISEB
5 1 (1.28%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.41%) SLA
2 2 (2.56%) DO-254
2 2 (2.56%) QA
3 1 (1.28%) ISO13485
System Software
1 8 (10.26%) Active Directory
1 8 (10.26%) vSphere
2 5 (6.41%) Microsoft App-V
2 5 (6.41%) XenApp
3 4 (5.13%) Terminal Services
4 2 (2.56%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 18 (23.08%) SCCM
2 14 (17.95%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 5 (6.41%) EdgeSight
3 5 (6.41%) SafeCom
3 5 (6.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 3 (3.85%) Backup Exec
5 2 (2.56%) SCOM
6 1 (1.28%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 11 (14.10%) HP
1 11 (14.10%) VMware
2 8 (10.26%) Microsoft
3 7 (8.97%) 3PAR
4 5 (6.41%) Citrix
4 5 (6.41%) NetApp
5 4 (5.13%) Sophos
5 4 (5.13%) Symantec
5 4 (5.13%) Veritas
5 4 (5.13%) Xilinx
6 3 (3.85%) Dell
6 3 (3.85%) Oracle
7 2 (2.56%) Actel
7 2 (2.56%) IBM
7 2 (2.56%) Mentor Graphics
8 1 (1.28%) BT
8 1 (1.28%) Cisco
8 1 (1.28%) EMC
8 1 (1.28%) IronPort
8 1 (1.28%) Progress