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 26 September 2016 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firmware
Rank 127 136 143
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +7
Contract jobs citing Firmware 10 14 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.35% 0.43% 0.12%
As % of the System Software category 3.12% 3.89% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 1
Median daily rate £350 £220 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+59.09% -32.30%
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £293 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 1
Median hourly rate £41.75 £41.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.82% +5.12%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £38.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+10.52% +1.33%
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
321 360 372
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 11.35% 11.04% 11.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 168 211
Median daily rate £325 £340 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £125 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £600 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £353 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
+0.71% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 52 43
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.80 £47.51 £29.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -5.88%

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 26 September 2016.

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 26 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 £375 - 2
Wiltshire +4 1 £315 +43.18% 1
Bristol +1 1 £230 -
Firmware
England

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, 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%) DHCP
1 9 (40.91%) Security Cleared
2 6 (27.27%) DNS
2 6 (27.27%) Windows
2 6 (27.27%) Cisco
3 5 (22.73%) IBM
3 5 (22.73%) SNMP
3 5 (22.73%) C
3 5 (22.73%) VMware
3 5 (22.73%) Military
3 5 (22.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (22.73%) SC Cleared
3 5 (22.73%) V-Model
3 5 (22.73%) Requirements Management
3 5 (22.73%) Rational DOORS
4 4 (18.18%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 4 (18.18%) Use Case
4 4 (18.18%) Network Architecture
4 4 (18.18%) DV Cleared
4 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (18.18%) Clustering
4 4 (18.18%) Firewall
4 4 (18.18%) ASIC
4 4 (18.18%) UML
4 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
4 4 (18.18%) Active Directory
4 4 (18.18%) HP
5 3 (13.64%) Veritas
5 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2003

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 (4.55%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.55%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Office
1 1 (4.55%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 9 (40.91%) DHCP
2 6 (27.27%) DNS
3 5 (22.73%) SNMP
4 4 (18.18%) Firewall
5 3 (13.64%) LAN
5 3 (13.64%) VPN
5 3 (13.64%) WAN
6 2 (9.09%) Bluetooth
6 2 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (9.09%) TCP/IP
7 1 (4.55%) Extranet
7 1 (4.55%) Intranet
7 1 (4.55%) NAS
7 1 (4.55%) SAN
7 1 (4.55%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) Oracle Database
1 2 (9.09%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (9.09%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 5 (22.73%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (4.55%) Subversion
General
1 5 (22.73%) Military
2 3 (13.64%) Finance
3 2 (9.09%) Electronics
3 2 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (22.73%) Systems Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Embedded Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Firmware Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Wintel Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) ASIC Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) FPGA Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Oracle Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) Service Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Service Transition Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Transition Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) 3rd Line Server Support
5 1 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
5 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Support
5 1 (4.55%) IP Design Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Senior FPGA Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Senior IP Design Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) ASIC
1 4 (18.18%) Clustering
1 4 (18.18%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (13.64%) CESG
3 2 (9.09%) SWIFT
4 1 (4.55%) Data Centre
4 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (4.55%) Replication
4 1 (4.55%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 6 (27.27%) Windows
2 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (13.64%) Windows Server
3 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (9.09%) Solaris
5 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (22.73%) Requirements Management
1 5 (22.73%) V-Model
2 4 (18.18%) Network Architecture
2 4 (18.18%) UML
2 4 (18.18%) Use Case
3 3 (13.64%) Innovation Management
3 3 (13.64%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (13.64%) Time Management
4 2 (9.09%) Change Management
4 2 (9.09%) Configuration Management
4 2 (9.09%) Network Optimisation
4 2 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (4.55%) CAD
5 1 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (4.55%) ITIL
5 1 (4.55%) Line Management
5 1 (4.55%) Schematic Capture
5 1 (4.55%) Service Delivery
5 1 (4.55%) Service Management
5 1 (4.55%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (40.91%) C++
2 5 (22.73%) C
3 2 (9.09%) Embedded C
3 2 (9.09%) Embedded C++
4 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (40.91%) Security Cleared
2 5 (22.73%) SC Cleared
3 4 (18.18%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) DO-178B
1 1 (4.55%) MISRA
1 1 (4.55%) QA
1 1 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (22.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (18.18%) Active Directory
3 3 (13.64%) vSphere
4 2 (9.09%) Oracle Clusterware
4 2 (9.09%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (4.55%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (9.09%) NetBackup
2 2 (9.09%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (9.09%) SCOM
3 1 (4.55%) AirWatch
3 1 (4.55%) Backup Exec
3 1 (4.55%) MOM
3 1 (4.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 6 (27.27%) Cisco
2 5 (22.73%) IBM
2 5 (22.73%) VMware
3 4 (18.18%) HP
3 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
4 3 (13.64%) Veritas
5 2 (9.09%) BT
5 2 (9.09%) CheckPoint
5 2 (9.09%) Juniper
5 2 (9.09%) Murex
5 2 (9.09%) Oracle
5 2 (9.09%) Sun
6 1 (4.55%) Citrix
6 1 (4.55%) Dell
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