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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firmware over the 3 months to 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firmware
Rank 137 103 132
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +29
Contract jobs citing Firmware 7 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.21% 0.24% 0.20%
As % of the System Software category 2.01% 2.33% 2.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
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£338 £293 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.47% -31.17%
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £270 £363
% change year-on-year
+26.85% -25.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £39.00 £41.50 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.02% -7.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
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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
349 215 293
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 10.34% 10.14% 9.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 107 127
Average daily rate £350 £285 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.80% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £164 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £465 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 48 42
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £15.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +10.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.05 £12.50 £12.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.15 £27.50 £27.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.78 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+8.25% -3.12%

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 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firmware within the South West region over the 3 months to 23 October 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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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
Devon - 2 - - 7
Wiltshire -16 1 - - 4
Bristol - 1 £325 - 1
Gloucestershire - 1 £351 -
Dorset - - - - 1
Firmware
England

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 7 (53.85%) C
2 6 (46.15%) Linux
3 5 (38.46%) Telecoms
3 5 (38.46%) Software Engineering
4 4 (30.77%) C++
4 4 (30.77%) Cisco
4 4 (30.77%) CCNP
4 4 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (23.08%) Embedded C
5 3 (23.08%) ITIL
5 3 (23.08%) Windows
6 2 (15.38%) Manufacturing
6 2 (15.38%) Device Driver
6 2 (15.38%) QNX
6 2 (15.38%) Change Management
6 2 (15.38%) Firewall
6 2 (15.38%) Wireless
6 2 (15.38%) JNCIA
6 2 (15.38%) JNCIP
6 2 (15.38%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 2 (15.38%) Embedded Linux
6 2 (15.38%) VLAN
6 2 (15.38%) Problem Management
6 2 (15.38%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (15.38%) Data Protection
6 2 (15.38%) ProCurve
6 2 (15.38%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (15.38%) SLA
6 2 (15.38%) ClearCase
6 2 (15.38%) ERP

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 2 (15.38%) Firewall
1 2 (15.38%) Wireless
1 2 (15.38%) VLAN
1 2 (15.38%) Cisco IOS
1 2 (15.38%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (15.38%) LAN
1 2 (15.38%) WAN
1 2 (15.38%) Ethernet
1 2 (15.38%) Internet
1 2 (15.38%) OSPF
1 2 (15.38%) BGP
1 2 (15.38%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (7.69%) 3G
2 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
2 1 (7.69%) Bluetooth
2 1 (7.69%) ZigBee
2 1 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) ClearCase
1 2 (15.38%) Valgrind
General
1 5 (38.46%) Telecoms
2 2 (15.38%) Manufacturing
3 1 (7.69%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Network Engineer
1 4 (30.77%) Software Engineer
1 4 (30.77%) Firmware Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Embedded Software Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Software Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Firmware Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Embedded C++ Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Radio Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Embedded C Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) C Software Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Linux Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) C++ Software Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Embedded C Software Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Device Driver
1 2 (15.38%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (7.69%) Smart Meter
2 1 (7.69%) Chemistry
2 1 (7.69%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 6 (46.15%) Linux
2 3 (23.08%) Windows
3 2 (15.38%) Embedded Linux
3 2 (15.38%) UNIX
3 2 (15.38%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Software Engineering
2 3 (23.08%) ITIL
3 2 (15.38%) Change Management
3 2 (15.38%) Problem Management
3 2 (15.38%) Data Protection
3 2 (15.38%) ERP
3 2 (15.38%) OO
3 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (15.38%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (15.38%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (15.38%) Embedded Software Development
4 1 (7.69%) Multithreading
4 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) C
2 4 (30.77%) C++
3 3 (23.08%) Embedded C
4 2 (15.38%) Assembly Language
5 1 (7.69%) Embedded C++
5 1 (7.69%) VC++
5 1 (7.69%) Python
5 1 (7.69%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) CCNP
1 4 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (15.38%) JNCIA
2 2 (15.38%) JNCIP
2 2 (15.38%) CCNA
2 2 (15.38%) CCSP
3 1 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) SLA
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Cisco
2 2 (15.38%) QNX
2 2 (15.38%) ProCurve
2 2 (15.38%) HP
2 2 (15.38%) Juniper
2 2 (15.38%) Coverity
3 1 (7.69%) Siemens
3 1 (7.69%) NorthgateArinso
3 1 (7.69%) Sony
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