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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firmware
Rank 127 137 129
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -8
Contract jobs citing Firmware 17 12 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.57% 0.37% 0.039%
As % of the System Software category 5.07% 3.95% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 0
Average daily rate £400 £400 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £371 £326
% change year-on-year
-15.82% +13.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 0
Average hourly rate £39.25 £42.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.64% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £41.75 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-4.19% +114.10%
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
335 304 234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 11.25% 9.43% 9.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 141 96
Average daily rate £333 £375 £273
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.33% +37.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £129 £160 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
- +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 49 40
Average hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% +37.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £10.43 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £55.00 £21.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +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 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 5 £400 -11.11%
Devon +2 5 - - 1
Dorset - 3 - - 1
Bristol +1 2 - -
Somerset - 1 - -
Firmware
England

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 15 (46.88%) C
2 12 (37.50%) C++
3 11 (34.38%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 9 (28.13%) Security Cleared
5 8 (25.00%) C#
6 7 (21.88%) SC Cleared
7 6 (18.75%) Software Engineering
7 6 (18.75%) VHDL
7 6 (18.75%) Electronics
7 6 (18.75%) Cisco
7 6 (18.75%) Linux
7 6 (18.75%) Embedded C
7 6 (18.75%) Mentoring
8 5 (15.63%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (15.63%) Embedded Systems
8 5 (15.63%) Project Management
8 5 (15.63%) Wireless
8 5 (15.63%) Xilinx
8 5 (15.63%) Altera
9 4 (12.50%) Degree
9 4 (12.50%) Firewall
9 4 (12.50%) Management Information System
9 4 (12.50%) Microsoft
9 4 (12.50%) Embedded C++
9 4 (12.50%) ITIL
9 4 (12.50%) Windows
9 4 (12.50%) Network Optimisation
10 3 (9.38%) RS-232
10 3 (9.38%) Data Centre
10 3 (9.38%) Capacity Management

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 2 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.13%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.63%) Wireless
2 4 (12.50%) Firewall
3 3 (9.38%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (9.38%) Internet
3 3 (9.38%) RS-232
3 3 (9.38%) VLAN
4 2 (6.25%) Bluetooth
4 2 (6.25%) DHCP
4 2 (6.25%) DNS
4 2 (6.25%) Network Security
5 1 (3.13%) Ethernet
5 1 (3.13%) LAN
5 1 (3.13%) SAN
5 1 (3.13%) VPN
5 1 (3.13%) WAN
5 1 (3.13%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) DTS
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database
1 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (3.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (18.75%) Electronics
2 3 (9.38%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.13%) Banking
3 1 (3.13%) Finance
3 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (28.13%) Firmware Engineer
2 8 (25.00%) Developer
3 5 (15.63%) Design Engineer
4 4 (12.50%) Firmware Developer
4 4 (12.50%) Network Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Embedded Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) FPGA Developer
5 3 (9.38%) Senior Design Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Senior Firmware Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Electronics Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Embedded Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Software Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Verification Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Wintel Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) .NET Developer
7 1 (3.13%) C# Developer
7 1 (3.13%) Hardware Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) Solaris Systems Administrator
7 1 (3.13%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) .NET
1 1 (3.13%) .NET Compact Framework
1 1 (3.13%) .NET Framework
1 1 (3.13%) Ember.js
Miscellaneous
1 11 (34.38%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 6 (18.75%) VHDL
3 5 (15.63%) Embedded Systems
4 4 (12.50%) Management Information System
5 3 (9.38%) Data Centre
5 3 (9.38%) Physics
5 3 (9.38%) Verilog
6 2 (6.25%) Clustering
6 2 (6.25%) Computer Science
6 2 (6.25%) Mathematics
7 1 (3.13%) Algorithms
7 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (3.13%) Device Driver
7 1 (3.13%) Home Automation
Operating Systems
1 6 (18.75%) Linux
2 4 (12.50%) Windows
3 2 (6.25%) Windows Server
3 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.13%) Android
4 1 (3.13%) Apple iOS
4 1 (3.13%) Solaris
4 1 (3.13%) Unix
4 1 (3.13%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.13%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (18.75%) Mentoring
1 6 (18.75%) Software Engineering
2 5 (15.63%) Continuous Improvement
2 5 (15.63%) Project Management
3 4 (12.50%) ITIL
3 4 (12.50%) Network Optimisation
4 3 (9.38%) Capacity Management
4 3 (9.38%) Change Management
4 3 (9.38%) Configuration Management
4 3 (9.38%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (9.38%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (9.38%) Information Assurance
4 3 (9.38%) Validation
5 2 (6.25%) Business Continuity
5 2 (6.25%) High Availability
5 2 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (6.25%) Test Scripting
6 1 (3.13%) Logistics
6 1 (3.13%) Migration
6 1 (3.13%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 15 (46.88%) C
2 12 (37.50%) C++
3 8 (25.00%) C#
4 6 (18.75%) Embedded C
5 4 (12.50%) Embedded C++
6 3 (9.38%) Assembly Language
6 3 (9.38%) VB
7 2 (6.25%) Python
7 2 (6.25%) SQL
8 1 (3.13%) Java
8 1 (3.13%) PowerShell
8 1 (3.13%) Shell Script
8 1 (3.13%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 9 (28.13%) Security Cleared
2 7 (21.88%) SC Cleared
3 4 (12.50%) Degree
4 3 (9.38%) CCNA
4 3 (9.38%) CCNP
4 3 (9.38%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (6.25%) DV Cleared
6 1 (3.13%) MCITP
6 1 (3.13%) MCTS
6 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) DO-254
2 1 (3.13%) QA
System Software
1 3 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (9.38%) vSphere
2 2 (6.25%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.13%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle Clusterware
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (3.13%) VMware ESX
3 1 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (3.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) Data Guard
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle ZFS
1 1 (3.13%) SCCM
1 1 (3.13%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 6 (18.75%) Cisco
2 5 (15.63%) Altera
2 5 (15.63%) Xilinx
3 4 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 3 (9.38%) SonicWALL
4 3 (9.38%) VMware
5 2 (6.25%) Aruba
5 2 (6.25%) HP
6 1 (3.13%) CheckPoint
6 1 (3.13%) Citrix
6 1 (3.13%) Intel
6 1 (3.13%) Juniper
6 1 (3.13%) Nokia
6 1 (3.13%) Oracle
6 1 (3.13%) Sun
6 1 (3.13%) Symantec
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