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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firmware
Rank 142 137 119
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -18
Contract jobs citing Firmware 5 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.16% 0.17% 0.25%
As % of the System Software category 1.58% 1.75% 2.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£450 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+16.93% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Average hourly rate £34.00 - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.75 £24.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+48.48% -34.00%
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
316 286 258
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 9.85% 9.57% 10.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 146 123
Average daily rate £350 £391 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.54% -2.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £160 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £314 £313
% change year-on-year
+10.82% +0.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 29 43
Average hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.70 £10.60 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £20.00 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.22%

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 31 March 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Gloucestershire -13 2 £450 - 4
Devon - 2 - - 8
Dorset - - - - 1
Wiltshire - - - - 1
Bristol - - - - 1
Firmware
England

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 (35.00%) C
2 6 (30.00%) Cisco
2 6 (30.00%) HP
3 5 (25.00%) Linux
4 4 (20.00%) C++
4 4 (20.00%) Windows
4 4 (20.00%) Embedded C
4 4 (20.00%) CCSP
4 4 (20.00%) CCNP
4 4 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (20.00%) Firewall
4 4 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
4 4 (20.00%) ProCurve
4 4 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (15.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (15.00%) Software Engineering
5 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
5 3 (15.00%) Electronics
5 3 (15.00%) Active Directory
5 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
6 2 (10.00%) DHCP
6 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
6 2 (10.00%) DNS
6 2 (10.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (10.00%) SLA
6 2 (10.00%) Juniper
6 2 (10.00%) Red Hat
6 2 (10.00%) Embedded C++
6 2 (10.00%) UNIX

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (20.00%) Firewall
1 4 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
1 4 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (15.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (10.00%) DHCP
3 2 (10.00%) DNS
4 1 (5.00%) Internet
4 1 (5.00%) Wireless
4 1 (5.00%) Ethernet
4 1 (5.00%) VPN
4 1 (5.00%) Network Security
4 1 (5.00%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) InterSystems Cache
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle Exadata
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database
General
1 3 (15.00%) Electronics
2 1 (5.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Firmware Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (10.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 2 (10.00%) Linux Administrator
3 2 (10.00%) Linux Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Developer
3 2 (10.00%) Support Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Administrator
4 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) C++ Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Software Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Software Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Server Support Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Security Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Software Development Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) Flash
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 1 (5.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Data Structures
2 1 (5.00%) EPoS
2 1 (5.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (5.00%) Device Driver
2 1 (5.00%) VHDL
2 1 (5.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 5 (25.00%) Linux
2 4 (20.00%) Windows
3 2 (10.00%) UNIX
3 2 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (15.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (10.00%) OOP
3 2 (10.00%) OO
3 2 (10.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (10.00%) Mentoring
3 2 (10.00%) Data Management
3 2 (10.00%) Kernel Tuning
4 1 (5.00%) Regression Testing
4 1 (5.00%) OOD
4 1 (5.00%) OOA/OOD
4 1 (5.00%) ITIL
4 1 (5.00%) UML
4 1 (5.00%) Validation
4 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.00%) TDD
4 1 (5.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (5.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (5.00%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 7 (35.00%) C
2 4 (20.00%) C++
2 4 (20.00%) Embedded C
3 2 (10.00%) Embedded C++
3 2 (10.00%) Shell Script
4 1 (5.00%) Perl
4 1 (5.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) CCSP
1 4 (20.00%) CCNP
1 4 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (10.00%) DV Cleared
4 1 (5.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (5.00%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (15.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.00%) vSphere
3 1 (5.00%) ISA Server
3 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 2 (10.00%) Data Guard
2 1 (5.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) HP
1 6 (30.00%) Cisco
2 4 (20.00%) ProCurve
3 2 (10.00%) Infoblox
3 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (10.00%) Citrix
3 2 (10.00%) Juniper
3 2 (10.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (10.00%) VMware
3 2 (10.00%) Oracle