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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firmware
Rank 225 221 227
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +6
Contract jobs citing Firmware 31 28 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.31% 0.30% 0.082%
As % of the System Software category 2.51% 2.58% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 3
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£340 £331 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.64% -19.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £263 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £430 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £310 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.88% -17.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 11 3
Average hourly rate £40.00 £20.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -42.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+29.16% -14.28%
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
1234 1087 1006
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.33% 11.49% 11.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 630 504 474
Average daily rate £370 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.84% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £158 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 147 181
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +6.45%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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
Kent +2 6 £450 +28.57% 5
Buckinghamshire +4 5 £500 - 2
Hampshire -15 5 - -
Berkshire -7 4 £362 +15.68% 5
Oxfordshire - 4 £260 - 11
Middlesex +5 2 £233 -11.42%
Surrey -2 2 £338 - 1
East Sussex - 1 - - 6
Firmware
England

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 33 (46.48%) Linux
2 26 (36.62%) Windows
3 25 (35.21%) ITIL
4 20 (28.17%) Cisco
4 20 (28.17%) Firewall
5 19 (26.76%) Configuration Management
6 18 (25.35%) VMware
6 18 (25.35%) Cisco Certification
7 17 (23.94%) WAN
7 17 (23.94%) LAN
7 17 (23.94%) Security Cleared
8 15 (21.13%) TCP/IP
8 15 (21.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 14 (19.72%) VPN
9 14 (19.72%) C
10 13 (18.31%) VLAN
11 12 (16.90%) SC Cleared
12 11 (15.49%) Subversion
12 11 (15.49%) C++
12 11 (15.49%) SSL
12 11 (15.49%) SLA
12 11 (15.49%) CCNA
12 11 (15.49%) Kalman Filter
13 10 (14.08%) FortiGate
13 10 (14.08%) Enterprise Software
13 10 (14.08%) Microsoft
13 10 (14.08%) VoIP
13 10 (14.08%) ISDN
13 10 (14.08%) Ethernet
13 10 (14.08%) IP Telephony

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 5 (7.04%) MS Exchange
2 4 (5.63%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (5.63%) Apache
3 3 (4.23%) IIS
4 1 (1.41%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.41%) SAS
4 1 (1.41%) CMS
4 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.41%) Node.js
Applications
1 6 (8.45%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.41%) MS Office
2 1 (1.41%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.41%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.82%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.41%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.41%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (28.17%) Firewall
2 17 (23.94%) WAN
2 17 (23.94%) LAN
3 15 (21.13%) TCP/IP
4 14 (19.72%) VPN
5 13 (18.31%) VLAN
6 11 (15.49%) SSL
7 10 (14.08%) VoIP
7 10 (14.08%) ISDN
7 10 (14.08%) Ethernet
7 10 (14.08%) IP Telephony
8 7 (9.86%) SNMP
9 6 (8.45%) Internet
10 5 (7.04%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 5 (7.04%) SAN
11 3 (4.23%) Cisco ISE
11 3 (4.23%) Spanning Tree
11 3 (4.23%) DNS
11 3 (4.23%) FTP
11 3 (4.23%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.45%) MySQL
2 4 (5.63%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.63%) DB2
3 1 (1.41%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.41%) SQLite
3 1 (1.41%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 11 (15.49%) Subversion
2 9 (12.68%) Git (software)
3 5 (7.04%) TortoiseSVN
4 2 (2.82%) JIRA
4 2 (2.82%) Bugzilla
4 2 (2.82%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.41%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.41%) ClearCase
5 1 (1.41%) ClearQuest
5 1 (1.41%) LabVIEW
5 1 (1.41%) Metasploit
5 1 (1.41%) GCC
General
1 7 (9.86%) Finance
2 5 (7.04%) Electronics
3 1 (1.41%) Military
3 1 (1.41%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.41%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (22.54%) Network Engineer
2 9 (12.68%) Firmware Engineer
3 6 (8.45%) Senior Network Engineer
4 5 (7.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (7.04%) Project Engineer
4 5 (7.04%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (5.63%) Network Support
5 4 (5.63%) Security Engineer
6 3 (4.23%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (4.23%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (4.23%) Network Security Engineer
6 3 (4.23%) Software Engineer
6 3 (4.23%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 3 (4.23%) Test Engineer
6 3 (4.23%) Team Leader
7 2 (2.82%) Automation Engineer
7 2 (2.82%) Build Engineer
7 2 (2.82%) Network Support Engineer
7 2 (2.82%) Delivery Manager
7 2 (2.82%) Infrastructure Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.04%) Qt
2 3 (4.23%) Regular Expression
3 2 (2.82%) Flash
3 2 (2.82%) XML
4 1 (1.41%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.41%) .NET Compact Framework
4 1 (1.41%) Web Services
4 1 (1.41%) .NET
4 1 (1.41%) HTML
4 1 (1.41%) WCF
4 1 (1.41%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.41%) JSON
4 1 (1.41%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.08%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (11.27%) Device Driver
3 6 (8.45%) PKI
3 6 (8.45%) Mobile App
3 6 (8.45%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (7.04%) CESG
5 4 (5.63%) Mainframe
5 4 (5.63%) Embedded Systems
6 3 (4.23%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.82%) Clustering
7 2 (2.82%) Computer Science
7 2 (2.82%) VHDL
8 1 (1.41%) Verilog
8 1 (1.41%) CMDB
8 1 (1.41%) Statistics
8 1 (1.41%) Ergonomics
8 1 (1.41%) Human Factors
8 1 (1.41%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 33 (46.48%) Linux
2 26 (36.62%) Windows
3 15 (21.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (14.08%) CentOS
5 9 (12.68%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (11.27%) UNIX
7 6 (8.45%) Apple iOS
7 6 (8.45%) Android
8 5 (7.04%) Windows Phone
8 5 (7.04%) Windows Phone 8
9 4 (5.63%) Windows 2000 Server
9 4 (5.63%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (5.63%) Windows NT
9 4 (5.63%) AIX
9 4 (5.63%) Windows 2000
10 3 (4.23%) SUSE
10 3 (4.23%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (2.82%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (1.41%) Solaris
12 1 (1.41%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (35.21%) ITIL
2 19 (26.76%) Configuration Management
3 11 (15.49%) Kalman Filter
4 10 (14.08%) Software Engineering
5 9 (12.68%) Change Management
6 7 (9.86%) Network Management
6 7 (9.86%) Root Cause Analysis
7 6 (8.45%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (8.45%) Service Management
7 6 (8.45%) Mobile Device Management
8 5 (7.04%) Software Delivery
9 4 (5.63%) Release Management
9 4 (5.63%) UML
10 3 (4.23%) Line Management
10 3 (4.23%) E-Commerce
10 3 (4.23%) Validation
10 3 (4.23%) Service Delivery
10 3 (4.23%) Load Balancing
11 2 (2.82%) Capacity Planning
11 2 (2.82%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 14 (19.72%) C
2 11 (15.49%) C++
3 8 (11.27%) C#
4 5 (7.04%) Python
5 4 (5.63%) Java
5 4 (5.63%) SQL
6 3 (4.23%) Assembly Language
6 3 (4.23%) Embedded C
7 2 (2.82%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.41%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.41%) Embedded C++
8 1 (1.41%) MATLAB
8 1 (1.41%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 18 (25.35%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (23.94%) Security Cleared
3 12 (16.90%) SC Cleared
4 11 (15.49%) CCNA
5 7 (9.86%) CCDP
5 7 (9.86%) CCNP
5 7 (9.86%) DV Cleared
6 6 (8.45%) MCP
7 5 (7.04%) CCVP
7 5 (7.04%) Degree
8 4 (5.63%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (5.63%) MCSE
9 1 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (15.49%) SLA
2 3 (4.23%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.41%) QA
System Software
1 7 (9.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (8.45%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (7.04%) Active Directory
4 4 (5.63%) Hyper-V
5 3 (4.23%) vSphere
5 3 (4.23%) FreeRADIUS
6 2 (2.82%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.41%) iptables
7 1 (1.41%) NFS
7 1 (1.41%) Samba
7 1 (1.41%) Snort
7 1 (1.41%) Squid
7 1 (1.41%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 10 (14.08%) FortiGate
2 5 (7.04%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 5 (7.04%) SCCM
3 4 (5.63%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (5.63%) Backup Exec
4 3 (4.23%) CA Spectrum
5 2 (2.82%) SCOM
6 1 (1.41%) Nagios
6 1 (1.41%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.41%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (1.41%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (1.41%) Cacti
6 1 (1.41%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 20 (28.17%) Cisco
2 18 (25.35%) VMware
3 10 (14.08%) Microsoft
4 6 (8.45%) Red Hat
5 5 (7.04%) Oracle
5 5 (7.04%) F5
6 4 (5.63%) McAfee
6 4 (5.63%) Sophos
6 4 (5.63%) IBM
6 4 (5.63%) Lumension
7 3 (4.23%) CA
7 3 (4.23%) Citrix
7 3 (4.23%) CheckPoint
7 3 (4.23%) Symantec
7 3 (4.23%) Splunk
8 2 (2.82%) Altiris
8 2 (2.82%) HP
8 2 (2.82%) NetApp
8 2 (2.82%) SAP
9 1 (1.41%) BMC
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