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 3 May 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firmware
Rank 121 135 136
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +1
Contract jobs citing Firmware 19 5 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.66% 0.16% 0.34%
As % of the System Software category 5.57% 1.67% 3.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 2 1
Median daily rate £375 £338 £303
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +11.57%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £344 £303
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 5
Median hourly rate £44.85 £34.00 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.91% -16.04%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £40.00 £30.75
% change year-on-year
-3.75% +30.08%
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
341 300 355
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 11.82% 9.74% 10.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 145 193
Median daily rate £350 £300 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £175 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 47 39
Median hourly rate £15.36 £20.19 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.92% +44.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.75 £12.00 £9.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.70 £33.00 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%

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 3 May 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
Bristol - 9 £375 -
Gloucestershire +8 7 £375 -16.66% 2
Wiltshire +1 2 £335 - 1
Dorset - 1 - - 2
Firmware
England

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 3 May 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 12 (35.29%) ITIL
2 11 (32.35%) C
2 11 (32.35%) Disaster Recovery
2 11 (32.35%) Security Cleared
2 11 (32.35%) Capacity Management
3 10 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (29.41%) Service Delivery
3 10 (29.41%) VMware
4 9 (26.47%) C++
4 9 (26.47%) Process Improvement
4 9 (26.47%) Vulnerability Management
5 8 (23.53%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 8 (23.53%) Computer Science
5 8 (23.53%) Linux
6 7 (20.59%) Cisco
6 7 (20.59%) SC Cleared
7 6 (17.65%) VHDL
8 5 (14.71%) Finance
8 5 (14.71%) Firewall
8 5 (14.71%) Project Management
8 5 (14.71%) Active Directory
8 5 (14.71%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (14.71%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (11.76%) vSphere
9 4 (11.76%) Mentoring
9 4 (11.76%) Software Engineering
9 4 (11.76%) C#
9 4 (11.76%) Network Optimisation
10 3 (8.82%) Data Centre
10 3 (8.82%) Management Information System

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:

Applications
1 2 (5.88%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.94%) MS Office
2 1 (2.94%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 5 (14.71%) Firewall
2 3 (8.82%) LDAP
2 3 (8.82%) Wireless
3 2 (5.88%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (5.88%) DHCP
3 2 (5.88%) DNS
3 2 (5.88%) Internet
3 2 (5.88%) LAN
3 2 (5.88%) Network Security
3 2 (5.88%) VLAN
3 2 (5.88%) WAN
4 1 (2.94%) Bluetooth
4 1 (2.94%) VPN
4 1 (2.94%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.88%) DTS
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Rational DOORS
General
1 5 (14.71%) Finance
2 2 (5.88%) Banking
2 2 (5.88%) Electronics
2 2 (5.88%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.94%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.94%) Military
Job Titles
1 6 (17.65%) Firmware Engineer
2 4 (11.76%) Developer
2 4 (11.76%) Network Engineer
3 3 (8.82%) FPGA Developer
3 3 (8.82%) Technical Specialist
3 3 (8.82%) VMware Specialist
4 2 (5.88%) Design Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) Embedded Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) Verification Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) Virtualisation Specialist
4 2 (5.88%) Wintel Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) Electronics Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) Hardware Design Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) Hardware Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) Implementation Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) Software Developer
5 1 (2.94%) Software Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) Virtualisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.94%) Ember.js
Miscellaneous
1 8 (23.53%) Computer Science
1 8 (23.53%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 6 (17.65%) VHDL
3 3 (8.82%) Data Centre
3 3 (8.82%) Embedded Systems
3 3 (8.82%) Management Information System
3 3 (8.82%) Physics
4 2 (5.88%) Clustering
4 2 (5.88%) Mathematics
5 1 (2.94%) Algorithms
5 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.94%) Cybercrime
5 1 (2.94%) Home Automation
5 1 (2.94%) Robotics
5 1 (2.94%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 8 (23.53%) Linux
2 3 (8.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (5.88%) Windows
3 2 (5.88%) Windows Server
3 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.94%) Android
4 1 (2.94%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (35.29%) ITIL
2 11 (32.35%) Capacity Management
2 11 (32.35%) Disaster Recovery
3 10 (29.41%) Service Delivery
4 9 (26.47%) Process Improvement
4 9 (26.47%) Vulnerability Management
5 5 (14.71%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (14.71%) Project Management
6 4 (11.76%) Mentoring
6 4 (11.76%) Network Optimisation
6 4 (11.76%) Software Engineering
7 3 (8.82%) Requirements Analysis
8 2 (5.88%) Change Management
8 2 (5.88%) Migration
8 2 (5.88%) Regression Analysis
8 2 (5.88%) Requirements Management
8 2 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (5.88%) Validation
9 1 (2.94%) CAD
9 1 (2.94%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (32.35%) C
2 9 (26.47%) C++
3 4 (11.76%) C#
4 3 (8.82%) Embedded C
4 3 (8.82%) SQL
5 2 (5.88%) Tcl
6 1 (2.94%) Assembly Language
6 1 (2.94%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.94%) Perl
6 1 (2.94%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.94%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (32.35%) Security Cleared
2 7 (20.59%) SC Cleared
3 3 (8.82%) Degree
3 3 (8.82%) DV Cleared
4 2 (5.88%) CCNA
4 2 (5.88%) CCNP
4 2 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.94%) MCITP
5 1 (2.94%) MCTS
5 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 10 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (14.71%) Active Directory
2 5 (14.71%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (11.76%) vSphere
4 2 (5.88%) VMware ESX
4 2 (5.88%) XenDesktop
5 1 (2.94%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) Tivoli
2 1 (2.94%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (29.41%) VMware
2 7 (20.59%) Cisco
3 3 (8.82%) Microsoft
4 2 (5.88%) HP
4 2 (5.88%) Juniper
4 2 (5.88%) Red Hat
4 2 (5.88%) SonicWALL
4 2 (5.88%) Sun
4 2 (5.88%) Symantec
5 1 (2.94%) Altera
5 1 (2.94%) Aruba
5 1 (2.94%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.94%) Citrix
5 1 (2.94%) Nokia
5 1 (2.94%) Xilinx
Dorset
Computer People
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day + negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Dorset
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £35 - 45 per hour
Posted: 7 days ago
Chippenham
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £42 - 45 per hour
Posted: 19 days ago