The table below looks at the statistics for Firmware skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firmware over the 3 months to 21 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Firmware
England / South West
Rank 121 127 129
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +2
Contract jobs citing Firmware 9 15 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.35% 0.50% 0.42%
As % of the System Software category 2.99% 4.40% 4.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 6
Median daily rate £410 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £400 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £400 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £311 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.40% -11.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 2
Median hourly rate £43.75 £40.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £36.30 £41.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.35 £43.10 £43.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.25
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +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 West region.

System Software Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
301 341 302
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 11.86% 11.45% 9.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 211 142
Median daily rate £313 £335 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.71% -4.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £170 £152
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 29 49
Median hourly rate £18.50 £24.25 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.71% +5.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £15.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £42.20 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.38 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.29% -0.75%

Firmware
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West 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 West

Firmware
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Firmware across the South West region.

Firmware Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Firmware
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firmware across the South West region over the 3 months to 21 January 2017.

Firmware Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Firmware
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Firmware across the South West region.

Firmware Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Firmware
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 21 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
Gloucestershire +8 3 - - 1
Wiltshire - 3 £410 - 1
Devon +9 1 £250 - 1
Dorset +2 1 - - 2
Bristol -1 1 - - 1
Firmware
England

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 21 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 West region with a requirement for Firmware.

1 9 (47.37%) C
1 9 (47.37%) C++
2 7 (36.84%) Security Cleared
3 6 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (26.32%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 5 (26.32%) DHCP
4 5 (26.32%) DNS
4 5 (26.32%) Embedded C++
5 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
5 4 (21.05%) HP
5 4 (21.05%) Windows
5 4 (21.05%) Linux
5 4 (21.05%) Cisco
5 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
5 4 (21.05%) Embedded C
5 4 (21.05%) VMware
5 4 (21.05%) Clustering
5 4 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (21.05%) SC Cleared
5 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (15.79%) DV Cleared
6 3 (15.79%) Time Management
6 3 (15.79%) vSphere
6 3 (15.79%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (15.79%) Waterfall
6 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (15.79%) Windows Server
6 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (15.79%) Innovation Management
6 3 (15.79%) FPGA Design

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.26%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (26.32%) DHCP
1 5 (26.32%) DNS
2 2 (10.53%) Firewall
2 2 (10.53%) WAN
3 1 (5.26%) Ethernet
3 1 (5.26%) Extranet
3 1 (5.26%) Internet
3 1 (5.26%) Intranet
3 1 (5.26%) LAN
3 1 (5.26%) NAS
3 1 (5.26%) SAN
3 1 (5.26%) Skype
3 1 (5.26%) Software-Defined Radio
3 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.26%) VLAN
3 1 (5.26%) VPN
3 1 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Rational DOORS
General
1 2 (10.53%) Electronics
2 1 (5.26%) Military
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Firmware Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Architect
2 3 (15.79%) Embedded Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Wintel Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Design Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
4 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Server Support
4 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
4 1 (5.26%) C/C++ Firmware Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Development Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Digital Design Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Embedded Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Embedded Software Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Support
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
4 1 (5.26%) Juniper Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Server Specialist
4 1 (5.26%) Service Architect
4 1 (5.26%) VMware Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 4 (21.05%) Clustering
3 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (15.79%) VHDL
4 2 (10.53%) Computer Science
4 2 (10.53%) Device Driver
4 2 (10.53%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (5.26%) Algorithms
5 1 (5.26%) ASIC
5 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
5 1 (5.26%) Mathematics
5 1 (5.26%) Replication
5 1 (5.26%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 4 (21.05%) Linux
1 4 (21.05%) Windows
1 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (15.79%) Windows Server
2 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (5.26%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (15.79%) FPGA Design
2 3 (15.79%) Innovation Management
2 3 (15.79%) OO
2 3 (15.79%) Root Cause Analysis
2 3 (15.79%) Scrum
2 3 (15.79%) Time Management
2 3 (15.79%) Waterfall
3 2 (10.53%) Data Management
3 2 (10.53%) Master Data Management
3 2 (10.53%) Requirements Management
3 2 (10.53%) Service Management
4 1 (5.26%) DoDAF
4 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (5.26%) MODAF
4 1 (5.26%) Network Design
4 1 (5.26%) Software Engineering
4 1 (5.26%) TOGAF
4 1 (5.26%) Use Case
4 1 (5.26%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 9 (47.37%) C
1 9 (47.37%) C++
2 5 (26.32%) Embedded C++
3 4 (21.05%) Embedded C
4 3 (15.79%) Python
5 1 (5.26%) Assembly Language
5 1 (5.26%) C#
5 1 (5.26%) MATLAB
5 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (36.84%) Security Cleared
2 4 (21.05%) SC Cleared
3 3 (15.79%) DV Cleared
4 2 (10.53%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) COBIT
1 1 (5.26%) QA
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
1 4 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (15.79%) vSphere
3 1 (5.26%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (5.26%) AirWatch
2 1 (5.26%) Backup Exec
2 1 (5.26%) MOM
2 1 (5.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) Cisco
1 4 (21.05%) HP
1 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
1 4 (21.05%) VMware
2 2 (10.53%) Altera
2 2 (10.53%) IBM
2 2 (10.53%) Xilinx
3 1 (5.26%) CA
3 1 (5.26%) Citrix
3 1 (5.26%) Dell
3 1 (5.26%) Juniper
3 1 (5.26%) Veritas
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