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 5 August 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firmware
Rank 136 138 -
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -
Contract jobs citing Firmware 11 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.33% 0.13% -
As % of the System Software category 3.32% 1.22% -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 0
Average daily rate
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£225 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.70% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £33.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
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 West region.

System Software Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
331 329 203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 9.95% 10.62% 9.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 186 114
Average daily rate £350 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £185 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.56% -3.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 43 23
Average hourly rate £19.03 £19.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.15% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £9.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.40 £28.50 £23.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £16.00 £17.75
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -9.85%

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
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 5 August 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firmware within the South West region over the 3 months to 5 August 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
Bristol -1 3 - - 4
Devon - 3 £225 - 10
Gloucestershire - 3 £415 - 4
Wiltshire -1 2 £220 -26.66% 2
Firmware
England

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, 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 (46.67%) Windows
2 6 (40.00%) Linux
2 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (40.00%) Citrix
2 6 (40.00%) VMware
2 6 (40.00%) Hyper-V
3 5 (33.33%) C
4 4 (26.67%) Internet
4 4 (26.67%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (20.00%) Embedded Systems
5 3 (20.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 3 (20.00%) Mentoring
5 3 (20.00%) Patch Management
5 3 (20.00%) vSphere
5 3 (20.00%) VMware ESX
5 3 (20.00%) Clustering
5 3 (20.00%) Back Office
5 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (20.00%) Service Delivery
5 3 (20.00%) Data Management
5 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering
5 3 (20.00%) MCTS
5 3 (20.00%) MCITP
5 3 (20.00%) SCCM
5 3 (20.00%) SCOM
5 3 (20.00%) DV Cleared
5 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (20.00%) SharePoint
1 3 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (6.67%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (20.00%) MS Office
1 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) Internet
2 3 (20.00%) DHCP
2 3 (20.00%) DNS
3 1 (6.67%) SSL
3 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
3 1 (6.67%) Telnet
3 1 (6.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Ant
General
1 3 (20.00%) Back Office
2 2 (13.33%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Software Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Software Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Wintel Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Firmware Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Firmware Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Linux Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Development Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Software Development Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Embedded Software Developer
4 1 (6.67%) C Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) SOAP
1 1 (6.67%) Web Services
1 1 (6.67%) XML
1 1 (6.67%) XSL
1 1 (6.67%) XSLT
1 1 (6.67%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Blackberry
1 3 (20.00%) Clustering
1 3 (20.00%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (13.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (6.67%) Internet of Things
3 1 (6.67%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 7 (46.67%) Windows
2 6 (40.00%) Linux
3 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (6.67%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (20.00%) Mentoring
2 3 (20.00%) Patch Management
2 3 (20.00%) Data Management
2 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (20.00%) ITIL
2 3 (20.00%) Service Delivery
2 3 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (13.33%) Validation
4 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (6.67%) Change Management
4 1 (6.67%) Regression Testing
4 1 (6.67%) OOP
4 1 (6.67%) OO
4 1 (6.67%) SOA
4 1 (6.67%) Project Planning
4 1 (6.67%) Load Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Multithreading
4 1 (6.67%) System Testing
4 1 (6.67%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) C
2 3 (20.00%) SQL
2 3 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (13.33%) Python
3 2 (13.33%) Embedded C
3 2 (13.33%) C++
4 1 (6.67%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (20.00%) MCTS
1 3 (20.00%) MCITP
1 3 (20.00%) DV Cleared
1 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
1 3 (20.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (40.00%) Active Directory
1 6 (40.00%) Hyper-V
2 3 (20.00%) vSphere
2 3 (20.00%) ISA Server
2 3 (20.00%) VMware ESX
2 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) SCCM
1 3 (20.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (40.00%) Citrix
1 6 (40.00%) VMware
2 3 (20.00%) HP
2 3 (20.00%) Cisco
3 2 (13.33%) TOWER Software
4 1 (6.67%) IBM
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