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 8 July 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
8 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firmware
Rank 132 132 -
Rank change year-on-year
0 -
Contract jobs citing Firmware 11 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.36% 0.28% -
As % of the System Software category 3.56% 2.44% -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 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 £338 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.73% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Average hourly rate £34.00 £40.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.04% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +6.66%
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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
309 328 221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 10.02% 11.40% 10.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 191 123
Average daily rate £325 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.45% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £200 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £450 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.17% -3.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 42 28
Average hourly rate £19.03 £17.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.55 £9.00 £11.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £37.50 £23.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+9.67% -11.42%

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 8 July 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 8 July 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
Devon - 4 £225 - 5
Gloucestershire - 3 £415 - 2
Bristol - 3 - - 1
Wiltshire -3 1 - - 2
Firmware
England

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 8 July 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 8 (50.00%) Windows
1 8 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 8 (50.00%) VMware
2 7 (43.75%) Linux
3 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 6 (37.50%) Citrix
3 6 (37.50%) Hyper-V
3 6 (37.50%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (31.25%) vSphere
4 5 (31.25%) DV Cleared
4 5 (31.25%) Security Cleared
4 5 (31.25%) Cisco
4 5 (31.25%) DHCP
4 5 (31.25%) DNS
4 5 (31.25%) HP
5 4 (25.00%) Internet
6 3 (18.75%) Data Management
6 3 (18.75%) VMware ESX
6 3 (18.75%) Clustering
6 3 (18.75%) Back Office
6 3 (18.75%) ISA Server
6 3 (18.75%) Blackberry
6 3 (18.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (18.75%) Service Delivery
6 3 (18.75%) SLA
6 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
6 3 (18.75%) ITIL
6 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (18.75%) MS Excel

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 8 July 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 (18.75%) SharePoint
1 3 (18.75%) MS Exchange
1 3 (18.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (6.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) MS Office
1 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (31.25%) DHCP
1 5 (31.25%) DNS
2 4 (25.00%) Internet
3 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
4 1 (6.25%) SSL
4 1 (6.25%) Telnet
4 1 (6.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Ant
General
1 3 (18.75%) Back Office
2 1 (6.25%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Software Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Support Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Linux Administrator
3 2 (12.50%) Administrator
3 2 (12.50%) Linux Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Wintel Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (12.50%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Firmware Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Firmware Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Rollout Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Software Development Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Software Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Development Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) EPoS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) SOAP
1 1 (6.25%) Web Services
1 1 (6.25%) XML
1 1 (6.25%) XSL
1 1 (6.25%) XSLT
1 1 (6.25%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Blackberry
1 3 (18.75%) Clustering
1 3 (18.75%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (12.50%) Data Centre
3 1 (6.25%) EPoS
3 1 (6.25%) Internet of Things
3 1 (6.25%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 8 (50.00%) Windows
2 7 (43.75%) Linux
3 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (12.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (18.75%) Mentoring
2 3 (18.75%) Patch Management
2 3 (18.75%) Data Management
2 3 (18.75%) ITIL
2 3 (18.75%) Service Delivery
2 3 (18.75%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (12.50%) Kernel Tuning
3 2 (12.50%) Validation
3 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
4 1 (6.25%) Project Planning
4 1 (6.25%) Load Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Multithreading
4 1 (6.25%) System Testing
4 1 (6.25%) SDLC
4 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (6.25%) Change Management
4 1 (6.25%) Regression Testing
4 1 (6.25%) OOP
4 1 (6.25%) OO
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) C
1 3 (18.75%) SQL
1 3 (18.75%) PowerShell
2 2 (12.50%) Shell Script
2 2 (12.50%) Python
3 1 (6.25%) Embedded C
3 1 (6.25%) C++
3 1 (6.25%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) DV Cleared
1 5 (31.25%) Security Cleared
2 3 (18.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (18.75%) MCTS
2 3 (18.75%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (37.50%) Hyper-V
3 5 (31.25%) vSphere
4 3 (18.75%) ISA Server
4 3 (18.75%) VMware ESX
4 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) SCCM
1 3 (18.75%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) VMware
2 6 (37.50%) Citrix
2 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 5 (31.25%) HP
3 5 (31.25%) Cisco
4 2 (12.50%) Red Hat
4 2 (12.50%) TOWER Software
4 2 (12.50%) Infoblox
5 1 (6.25%) IBM