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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Firmware
England / South West
Rank 123 129 135
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +6
Contract jobs citing Firmware 12 17 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.44% 0.57% 0.31%
As % of the System Software category 4.08% 4.87% 3.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 3
Median daily rate £325 £375 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -16.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £365 £388
% change year-on-year
-10.95% -5.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 1
Median hourly rate £43.75 £41.25 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +0.60%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -2.43%

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
294 349 311
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 10.89% 11.65% 9.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 208 150
Median daily rate £325 £340 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% -9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £125 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £572 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 32 42
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +16.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.80 £10.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £41.50 £30.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.93 £16.00 £16.46
% change year-on-year
-0.43% -2.76%

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
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 23 February 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
Bristol +3 5 £325 -10.95%
Gloucestershire 0 4 - - 1
Devon +2 2 £281 - 1
Dorset +3 1 - -
Firmware
England

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 (40.91%) C
1 9 (40.91%) C++
1 9 (40.91%) Linux
2 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (31.82%) Security Cleared
3 6 (27.27%) Embedded C++
3 6 (27.27%) Windows
4 5 (22.73%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 5 (22.73%) SC Cleared
5 4 (18.18%) Process Improvement
5 4 (18.18%) Compliance Audit
5 4 (18.18%) FPGA Design
5 4 (18.18%) VHDL
5 4 (18.18%) Embedded C
5 4 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (18.18%) OO
5 4 (18.18%) Python
6 3 (13.64%) DHCP
6 3 (13.64%) DNS
6 3 (13.64%) Cisco
6 3 (13.64%) Scrum
6 3 (13.64%) VMware
6 3 (13.64%) Degree
6 3 (13.64%) Waterfall
6 3 (13.64%) Altera
6 3 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (9.09%) Time Management
7 2 (9.09%) Computer Science
7 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (9.09%) DV Cleared

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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.64%) DHCP
1 3 (13.64%) DNS
2 2 (9.09%) Ethernet
2 2 (9.09%) Software-Defined Radio
3 1 (4.55%) Firewall
3 1 (4.55%) Internet
3 1 (4.55%) Network Security
3 1 (4.55%) RS-232
3 1 (4.55%) RS-485
3 1 (4.55%) VLAN
3 1 (4.55%) WAN
3 1 (4.55%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (4.55%) Wireless
General
1 2 (9.09%) Electronics
1 2 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Avionics
2 1 (4.55%) Military
Job Titles
1 5 (22.73%) Firmware Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) Analyst
2 3 (13.64%) Architect
2 3 (13.64%) Design Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) Embedded Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Development Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Embedded C Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Embedded Software Developer
4 1 (4.55%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Architect
4 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) IT Architect
4 1 (4.55%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Senior Server Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Server Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 4 (18.18%) VHDL
3 2 (9.09%) Algorithms
3 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (9.09%) Clustering
3 2 (9.09%) Computer Science
3 2 (9.09%) Device Driver
4 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.55%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 9 (40.91%) Linux
2 6 (27.27%) Windows
3 2 (9.09%) Windows Server
3 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (4.55%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (18.18%) Compliance Audit
2 4 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (18.18%) FPGA Design
2 4 (18.18%) OO
2 4 (18.18%) Process Improvement
3 3 (13.64%) Scrum
3 3 (13.64%) Waterfall
4 2 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (9.09%) Data Management
4 2 (9.09%) Innovation Management
4 2 (9.09%) Master Data Management
4 2 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (9.09%) Service Management
4 2 (9.09%) Software Engineering
4 2 (9.09%) Time Management
5 1 (4.55%) Change Management
5 1 (4.55%) Network Design
5 1 (4.55%) TOGAF
5 1 (4.55%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 9 (40.91%) C
1 9 (40.91%) C++
2 6 (27.27%) Embedded C++
3 4 (18.18%) Embedded C
3 4 (18.18%) Python
4 2 (9.09%) Assembly Language
4 2 (9.09%) C#
4 2 (9.09%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 7 (31.82%) Security Cleared
2 5 (22.73%) SC Cleared
3 3 (13.64%) Degree
4 2 (9.09%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) COBIT
System Software
1 3 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.09%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) Altera
1 3 (13.64%) Cisco
1 3 (13.64%) VMware
2 2 (9.09%) HP
2 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.09%) Xilinx
3 1 (4.55%) CA
3 1 (4.55%) Juniper
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