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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firmware
Rank 131 133 133
Rank change year-on-year
+2 0
Contract jobs citing Firmware 9 18 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.33% 0.56% 0.42%
As % of the System Software category 2.38% 5.29% 3.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 5
Median daily rate £410 - £351
90% offered a daily rate of more than £403 - £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 - £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £321 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.38% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 12 2
Median hourly rate £45.00 £41.25 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -0.60%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
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
378 340 356
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.95% 10.65% 10.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 188 183
Median daily rate £330 £336 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.85% -7.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £162 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £348 £348
% change year-on-year
+0.71% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 39 59
Median hourly rate £14.00 £31.75 £22.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.90% +38.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £117.00 £43.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.93
% change year-on-year
- -5.46%

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 4 December 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 4 December 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 +5 4 £400 - 2
Wiltshire -6 3 £410 - 1
Bristol +4 1 - - 1
Firmware
England

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 4 December 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 10 (47.62%) DHCP
2 9 (42.86%) C++
2 9 (42.86%) Security Cleared
3 7 (33.33%) DNS
4 6 (28.57%) Windows
4 6 (28.57%) Cisco
4 6 (28.57%) SC Cleared
4 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (23.81%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 5 (23.81%) Requirements Management
5 5 (23.81%) IBM
5 5 (23.81%) SNMP
5 5 (23.81%) C
6 4 (19.05%) WAN
6 4 (19.05%) UML
6 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
6 4 (19.05%) Embedded C++
6 4 (19.05%) Active Directory
6 4 (19.05%) HP
6 4 (19.05%) ASIC
6 4 (19.05%) Firewall
6 4 (19.05%) VMware
6 4 (19.05%) Military
6 4 (19.05%) Clustering
6 4 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (19.05%) Use Case
6 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (19.05%) V-Model
6 4 (19.05%) Network Architecture
6 4 (19.05%) Rational DOORS

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 (4.76%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.76%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 10 (47.62%) DHCP
2 7 (33.33%) DNS
3 5 (23.81%) SNMP
4 4 (19.05%) Firewall
4 4 (19.05%) WAN
5 3 (14.29%) LAN
5 3 (14.29%) VPN
6 2 (9.52%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
7 1 (4.76%) Extranet
7 1 (4.76%) Internet
7 1 (4.76%) Intranet
7 1 (4.76%) NAS
7 1 (4.76%) SAN
7 1 (4.76%) Skype
7 1 (4.76%) Software-Defined Radio
7 1 (4.76%) VLAN
7 1 (4.76%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) Oracle Database
1 2 (9.52%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (9.52%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 4 (19.05%) Rational DOORS
General
1 4 (19.05%) Military
2 2 (9.52%) Finance
3 1 (4.76%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 4 (19.05%) Systems Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) Architect
2 3 (14.29%) Wintel Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) ASIC Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Consultant
3 2 (9.52%) Firmware Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) FPGA Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Oracle Consultant
3 2 (9.52%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (4.76%) Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
4 1 (4.76%) Network Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Senior FPGA Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Server Support
4 1 (4.76%) Server Support Specialist
4 1 (4.76%) Software Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (4.76%) Support Specialist
4 1 (4.76%) VMware Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 4 (19.05%) ASIC
2 4 (19.05%) Clustering
3 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (14.29%) CESG
4 2 (9.52%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (9.52%) SWIFT
5 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
5 1 (4.76%) Device Driver
5 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
5 1 (4.76%) Mathematics
5 1 (4.76%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (28.57%) Windows
2 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (14.29%) Linux
3 3 (14.29%) Windows Server
3 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (9.52%) Solaris
5 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (23.81%) Requirements Management
3 4 (19.05%) Network Architecture
3 4 (19.05%) UML
3 4 (19.05%) Use Case
3 4 (19.05%) V-Model
4 3 (14.29%) Innovation Management
4 3 (14.29%) OO
4 3 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (14.29%) Scrum
4 3 (14.29%) Time Management
4 3 (14.29%) Waterfall
5 2 (9.52%) Data Management
5 2 (9.52%) Master Data Management
5 2 (9.52%) Network Optimisation
5 2 (9.52%) Service Management
5 2 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (4.76%) ITSM
6 1 (4.76%) TOGAF
6 1 (4.76%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 9 (42.86%) C++
2 5 (23.81%) C
3 4 (19.05%) Embedded C++
4 3 (14.29%) Embedded C
4 3 (14.29%) Python
5 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 6 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 3 (14.29%) DV Cleared
4 1 (4.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) COBIT
1 1 (4.76%) QA
1 1 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (19.05%) Active Directory
1 4 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (14.29%) vSphere
3 2 (9.52%) Oracle Clusterware
3 2 (9.52%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (4.76%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (9.52%) NetBackup
2 2 (9.52%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (9.52%) SCOM
3 1 (4.76%) AirWatch
3 1 (4.76%) Backup Exec
3 1 (4.76%) MOM
3 1 (4.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 6 (28.57%) Cisco
2 5 (23.81%) IBM
3 4 (19.05%) HP
3 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
3 4 (19.05%) VMware
4 3 (14.29%) Juniper
4 3 (14.29%) Veritas
5 2 (9.52%) CheckPoint
5 2 (9.52%) Murex
5 2 (9.52%) Oracle
5 2 (9.52%) Sun
6 1 (4.76%) CA
6 1 (4.76%) Citrix
6 1 (4.76%) Dell
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