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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firmware
Rank 233 219 211
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -8
Contract jobs citing Firmware 33 19 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.34% 0.21% 0.092%
As % of the System Software category 2.83% 1.83% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 9 1
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£450 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.00% -3.84%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £288 £313
% change year-on-year
+30.43% -8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 2
Average hourly rate £33.50 £16.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+109.37% -54.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £31.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+19.04% -16.00%
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
1167 1039 857
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 11.91% 11.73% 11.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 602 468 396
Average daily rate £375 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £175 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £430 £427
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £308 £315
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 132 190
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.35 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.20 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 - 9 £450 - 14
Berkshire +4 7 £425 +36.00% 3
Buckinghamshire -3 6 £350 - 1
Surrey +1 5 £300 +9.09% 6
Hampshire -13 5 £341 -19.70% 2
Middlesex +2 1 £340 +29.52% 1
Oxfordshire - - - - 9
West Sussex - - - -
Firmware
England

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (50.00%) Linux
2 30 (45.45%) ITIL
3 29 (43.94%) Windows
4 24 (36.36%) VMware
5 22 (33.33%) Cisco
6 21 (31.82%) Firewall
7 20 (30.30%) Security Cleared
8 17 (25.76%) SC Cleared
8 17 (25.76%) LAN
8 17 (25.76%) Cisco Certification
8 17 (25.76%) WAN
9 16 (24.24%) Configuration Management
10 15 (22.73%) VPN
10 15 (22.73%) Microsoft
10 15 (22.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 14 (21.21%) Windows Server 2008
11 14 (21.21%) VLAN
12 12 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
13 11 (16.67%) Change Management
13 11 (16.67%) Service Management
13 11 (16.67%) SLA
14 10 (15.15%) CCNA
14 10 (15.15%) TCP/IP
14 10 (15.15%) SSL
14 10 (15.15%) VoIP
14 10 (15.15%) ISDN
14 10 (15.15%) MS Exchange
14 10 (15.15%) MCP
14 10 (15.15%) IP Telephony
14 10 (15.15%) Software Engineering

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 10 (15.15%) MS Exchange
2 9 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (6.06%) IIS
3 4 (6.06%) Apache
4 1 (1.52%) SAS
4 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 8 (12.12%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.52%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.03%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 21 (31.82%) Firewall
2 17 (25.76%) WAN
2 17 (25.76%) LAN
3 15 (22.73%) VPN
4 14 (21.21%) VLAN
5 10 (15.15%) IP Telephony
5 10 (15.15%) SSL
5 10 (15.15%) TCP/IP
5 10 (15.15%) VoIP
5 10 (15.15%) ISDN
6 9 (13.64%) Ethernet
7 7 (10.61%) Internet
8 6 (9.09%) SAN
9 5 (7.58%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 4 (6.06%) Cisco ISE
10 4 (6.06%) BGP
10 4 (6.06%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (6.06%) NetScaler
10 4 (6.06%) Cisco Nexus
10 4 (6.06%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.58%) MySQL
3 4 (6.06%) DB2
4 1 (1.52%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 5 (7.58%) Subversion
2 4 (6.06%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.03%) TortoiseSVN
3 2 (3.03%) JIRA
4 1 (1.52%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.52%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.52%) ClearCase
4 1 (1.52%) ClearQuest
4 1 (1.52%) Bugzilla
General
1 6 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (1.52%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 16 (24.24%) Network Engineer
2 8 (12.12%) Team Leader
3 7 (10.61%) Infrastructure Team Leader
4 6 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
4 6 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (9.09%) Senior Network Engineer
5 5 (7.58%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (7.58%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 4 (6.06%) Project Engineer
6 4 (6.06%) Network Support
6 4 (6.06%) Security Engineer
7 3 (4.55%) Infrastructure Manager
7 3 (4.55%) Firmware Engineer
7 3 (4.55%) Network Security Engineer
7 3 (4.55%) Software Engineer
7 3 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (4.55%) Design Engineer
7 3 (4.55%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 2 (3.03%) Service Manager
8 2 (3.03%) Services Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.06%) Regular Expression
2 2 (3.03%) XML
2 2 (3.03%) Qt
3 1 (1.52%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.52%) JSON
3 1 (1.52%) WCF
3 1 (1.52%) .NET Compact Framework
3 1 (1.52%) .NET
3 1 (1.52%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.64%) Enterprise Software
1 9 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (12.12%) Embedded Systems
3 6 (9.09%) Mobile App
3 6 (9.09%) Device Driver
3 6 (9.09%) PKI
4 5 (7.58%) CESG
5 4 (6.06%) Mainframe
6 2 (3.03%) Clustering
6 2 (3.03%) VHDL
7 1 (1.52%) Verilog
7 1 (1.52%) Mathematics
7 1 (1.52%) Physics
7 1 (1.52%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.52%) Open Source
7 1 (1.52%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 33 (50.00%) Linux
2 29 (43.94%) Windows
3 15 (22.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 14 (21.21%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (15.15%) CentOS
6 7 (10.61%) UNIX
7 5 (7.58%) Android
7 5 (7.58%) Apple iOS
7 5 (7.58%) AIX
7 5 (7.58%) Windows Phone 8
7 5 (7.58%) Windows Phone
8 4 (6.06%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (6.06%) SUSE
8 4 (6.06%) Windows 2000
8 4 (6.06%) Windows NT
8 4 (6.06%) Oracle Linux
8 4 (6.06%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (3.03%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (1.52%) Windows CE
10 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (45.45%) ITIL
2 16 (24.24%) Configuration Management
3 11 (16.67%) Service Management
3 11 (16.67%) Change Management
4 10 (15.15%) Software Engineering
4 10 (15.15%) Kalman Filter
5 7 (10.61%) Root Cause Analysis
5 7 (10.61%) Network Management
5 7 (10.61%) UML
6 6 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (9.09%) Requirements Management
6 6 (9.09%) Requirements Analysis
6 6 (9.09%) Use Case
6 6 (9.09%) V-Model
6 6 (9.09%) Mobile Device Management
7 4 (6.06%) Line Management
7 4 (6.06%) Load Balancing
7 4 (6.06%) Release Management
8 3 (4.55%) Validation
8 3 (4.55%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 9 (13.64%) C
2 4 (6.06%) C++
2 4 (6.06%) SQL
3 3 (4.55%) C#
3 3 (4.55%) Embedded C
4 2 (3.03%) Embedded C++
4 2 (3.03%) Python
5 1 (1.52%) Assembly Language
5 1 (1.52%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.52%) Java
5 1 (1.52%) Perl
Qualifications
1 20 (30.30%) Security Cleared
2 17 (25.76%) SC Cleared
2 17 (25.76%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (15.15%) MCP
3 10 (15.15%) CCNA
3 10 (15.15%) DV Cleared
4 8 (12.12%) MCSE
4 8 (12.12%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (10.61%) CCNP
5 7 (10.61%) CCDP
6 5 (7.58%) CCVP
7 2 (3.03%) VCP4
8 1 (1.52%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (16.67%) SLA
2 3 (4.55%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (12.12%) Hyper-V
3 6 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (7.58%) Active Directory
5 4 (6.06%) FreeRADIUS
5 4 (6.06%) vSphere
6 2 (3.03%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.52%) Snort
7 1 (1.52%) Squid
7 1 (1.52%) vCloud
7 1 (1.52%) NFS
Systems Management
1 10 (15.15%) FortiGate
2 9 (13.64%) McAfee ePO
3 8 (12.12%) Backup Exec
4 4 (6.06%) SCCM
4 4 (6.06%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 4 (6.06%) CA Spectrum
5 2 (3.03%) SCOM
5 2 (3.03%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 24 (36.36%) VMware
2 22 (33.33%) Cisco
3 15 (22.73%) Microsoft
4 9 (13.64%) McAfee
4 9 (13.64%) Lumension
5 8 (12.12%) Sophos
6 6 (9.09%) Oracle
7 5 (7.58%) IBM
7 5 (7.58%) Red Hat
7 5 (7.58%) F5
8 4 (6.06%) Splunk
8 4 (6.06%) CheckPoint
8 4 (6.06%) Citrix
8 4 (6.06%) CA
9 3 (4.55%) Symantec
10 2 (3.03%) Altiris
10 2 (3.03%) SAP
10 2 (3.03%) EMC
11 1 (1.52%) Assembla
11 1 (1.52%) NetApp
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