The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Firmware in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firmware over the 3 months to 19 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firmware
Rank 146 101 129
Rank change year-on-year
-45 +28
Contract jobs citing Firmware 2 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.060% 0.13% 0.23%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.25% 0.60% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£325 £275 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £275 £348
% change year-on-year
+22.72% -20.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £41.50 £44.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.74%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £36.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-4.76% -8.12%
Firmware
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the South West region.

Miscellaneous Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
814 504 702
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 24.46% 22.54% 22.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 509 313 404
Average daily rate £375 £326 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.03% -6.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £477 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 38 54
Average hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -55.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.75 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £36.80 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -32.69%

Firmware
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Firmware across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous 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
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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firmware within the South West region over the 3 months to 19 September 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Bristol - 1 £325 - 2
Devon - - - - 3
Dorset - - - - 4
Gloucestershire - - - - 3
Wiltshire - - - - 1
Firmware
England

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 10 (76.92%) Linux
2 8 (61.54%) C
3 5 (38.46%) Embedded Linux
4 4 (30.77%) ZigBee
4 4 (30.77%) Software Engineering
4 4 (30.77%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (30.77%) Wireless
4 4 (30.77%) Telecoms
4 4 (30.77%) Device Driver
4 4 (30.77%) ITIL
4 4 (30.77%) Bluetooth
4 4 (30.77%) Windows
4 4 (30.77%) 3G
4 4 (30.77%) Smart Meter
5 3 (23.08%) Data Protection
5 3 (23.08%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (23.08%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (23.08%) OSPF
5 3 (23.08%) BGP
5 3 (23.08%) Juniper
5 3 (23.08%) CCNP
5 3 (23.08%) CCNA
5 3 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (23.08%) LAN
5 3 (23.08%) WAN
5 3 (23.08%) Ethernet
5 3 (23.08%) SLA
5 3 (23.08%) Cisco
5 3 (23.08%) UNIX
5 3 (23.08%) C++

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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.

Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) ZigBee
1 4 (30.77%) Wi-Fi
1 4 (30.77%) Wireless
1 4 (30.77%) Bluetooth
1 4 (30.77%) 3G
2 3 (23.08%) OSPF
2 3 (23.08%) BGP
2 3 (23.08%) LAN
2 3 (23.08%) WAN
2 3 (23.08%) Ethernet
2 3 (23.08%) VLAN
3 1 (7.69%) Structured Cabling
3 1 (7.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) DTS
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) ClearCase
1 2 (15.38%) Valgrind
General
1 4 (30.77%) Telecoms
2 2 (15.38%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Embedded Software Engineer
1 3 (23.08%) Software Engineer
1 3 (23.08%) Network Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Firmware Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Software Developer
3 1 (7.69%) C++ Software Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Embedded C Software Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Embedded Software Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Embedded C Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) C Software Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Linux Specialist
3 1 (7.69%) Radio Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Embedded C++ Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Implementation Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Device Driver
1 4 (30.77%) Smart Meter
2 1 (7.69%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (7.69%) Chemistry
Operating Systems
1 10 (76.92%) Linux
2 5 (38.46%) Embedded Linux
3 4 (30.77%) Windows
4 3 (23.08%) UNIX
5 2 (15.38%) VxWorks
6 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Software Engineering
1 4 (30.77%) ITIL
2 3 (23.08%) Data Protection
2 3 (23.08%) Capacity Planning
2 3 (23.08%) Root Cause Analysis
2 3 (23.08%) Change Management
2 3 (23.08%) Problem Management
3 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (15.38%) OO
3 2 (15.38%) ERP
4 1 (7.69%) Embedded Software Development
4 1 (7.69%) Project Management
4 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (7.69%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 8 (61.54%) C
2 3 (23.08%) C++
3 2 (15.38%) Embedded C
3 2 (15.38%) Assembly Language
4 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
4 1 (7.69%) Embedded C++
4 1 (7.69%) VC++
4 1 (7.69%) Python
4 1 (7.69%) Perl
4 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) CCNP
1 3 (23.08%) CCNA
1 3 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (15.38%) Degree
2 2 (15.38%) JNCIA
2 2 (15.38%) JNCIP
3 1 (7.69%) VCP5
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (7.69%) MCSE
3 1 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) SLA
2 1 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) vSphere
1 1 (7.69%) XenDesktop
1 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (7.69%) VMware ESX
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Juniper
1 3 (23.08%) Cisco
2 2 (15.38%) QNX
2 2 (15.38%) Coverity
3 1 (7.69%) NorthgateArinso
3 1 (7.69%) Siemens
3 1 (7.69%) Citrix
3 1 (7.69%) Sun
3 1 (7.69%) VMware
3 1 (7.69%) Sony
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Amoria Bond - UK
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