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 24 November 2014 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
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firmware
Rank 131 108 122
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +14
Contract jobs citing Firmware 13 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.40% 0.22% 0.32%
As % of the System Software category 3.85% 1.98% 2.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 2
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£351 £293 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.82% -4.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £279 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £307 £402
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £275 £349
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -21.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Average hourly rate £41.50 £41.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £41.50 £34.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £41.50 £160.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-2.04% -2.00%
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
338 253 317
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 10.28% 11.29% 11.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 122 136
Average daily rate £340 £283 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.35% -8.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £165 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £426
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 50 47
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.30 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.58% +30.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £12.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £27.50 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.16
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -0.99%

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 24 November 2014.

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 24 November 2014. 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
Wiltshire -19 4 £525 +69.35%
Devon - 4 £225 - 3
Gloucestershire -19 1 £351 - 2
Bristol - 1 - - 2
Dorset - - - - 3
Firmware
England

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, 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 5 (33.33%) C
2 4 (26.67%) Cisco
2 4 (26.67%) Embedded C
2 4 (26.67%) CCNP
2 4 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (20.00%) Firewall
3 3 (20.00%) HP
3 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 3 (20.00%) SLA
3 3 (20.00%) Internet
3 3 (20.00%) C++
3 3 (20.00%) ITIL
3 3 (20.00%) Windows
3 3 (20.00%) ProCurve
3 3 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
3 3 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (20.00%) CCSP
4 2 (13.33%) Embedded Software Development
4 2 (13.33%) Mentoring
4 2 (13.33%) Data Structures
4 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database
4 2 (13.33%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (13.33%) Data Guard
4 2 (13.33%) Oracle Exadata
4 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (13.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 2 (13.33%) Data Management
4 2 (13.33%) InterSystems Cache

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, 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 (6.67%) SharePoint
1 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
1 1 (6.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) Internet
1 3 (20.00%) Firewall
1 3 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
1 3 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (13.33%) Ethernet
3 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
3 1 (6.67%) Bluetooth
3 1 (6.67%) LAN
3 1 (6.67%) WAN
3 1 (6.67%) Wireless
3 1 (6.67%) VLAN
3 1 (6.67%) OSPF
3 1 (6.67%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) InterSystems Cache
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle Exadata
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database
General
1 2 (13.33%) Electronics
1 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
2 1 (6.67%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Firmware Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Network Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Software Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Support Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Server Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Embedded Software Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Linux Specialist
4 1 (6.67%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Firmware Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Firmware Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Server Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) Flash
2 1 (6.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Device Driver
1 2 (13.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 2 (13.33%) Data Structures
2 1 (6.67%) Blackberry
2 1 (6.67%) Chemistry
2 1 (6.67%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Windows
2 2 (13.33%) Linux
3 1 (6.67%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) ITIL
1 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering
1 3 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (13.33%) Data Management
2 2 (13.33%) Embedded Software Development
2 2 (13.33%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (13.33%) Mentoring
2 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
3 1 (6.67%) Change Management
3 1 (6.67%) ERP
3 1 (6.67%) Problem Management
3 1 (6.67%) Multithreading
3 1 (6.67%) Data Protection
3 1 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) C
2 4 (26.67%) Embedded C
3 3 (20.00%) C++
4 1 (6.67%) Perl
4 1 (6.67%) VC++
4 1 (6.67%) Python
4 1 (6.67%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (26.67%) CCNP
2 3 (20.00%) CCSP
3 1 (6.67%) CCNA
3 1 (6.67%) JNCIA
3 1 (6.67%) JNCIP
3 1 (6.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (6.67%) ISA Server
1 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 2 (13.33%) Data Guard
2 1 (6.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Cisco
2 3 (20.00%) ProCurve
2 3 (20.00%) HP
3 2 (13.33%) Citrix
3 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (13.33%) Oracle
4 1 (6.67%) NorthgateArinso
4 1 (6.67%) Juniper
4 1 (6.67%) Siemens
4 1 (6.67%) Sony
South West
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