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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firmware
Rank 132 137 136
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -1
Contract jobs citing Firmware 13 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.43% 0.28% 0.20%
As % of the System Software category 3.17% 2.69% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 3
Median daily rate £325 £320 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 2
Median hourly rate £41.00 £34.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.58% -12.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.60 £34.00 £37.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.10 £34.00 £40.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £40.25
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.83%
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
410 334 325
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.48% 10.42% 11.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 172 177
Median daily rate £393 £355 £359
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.56% -1.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £146 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £604 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 49 41
Median hourly rate £16.00 £19.50 £20.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.94% -2.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.59 £13.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £49.19 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.73 £17.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+21.94% +9.67%

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 24 July 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 24 July 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
Wiltshire - 5 £383 - 1
Gloucestershire -2 3 £350 -15.66% 3
Dorset - 3 £325 -
Devon +7 2 £190 -15.55%
Firmware
England

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 11 (32.35%) Security Cleared
2 10 (29.41%) Service Delivery
3 9 (26.47%) Disaster Recovery
3 9 (26.47%) VMware
3 9 (26.47%) C++
3 9 (26.47%) ITIL
3 9 (26.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (26.47%) Process Improvement
3 9 (26.47%) Vulnerability Management
3 9 (26.47%) Capacity Management
4 7 (20.59%) SC Cleared
4 7 (20.59%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 7 (20.59%) Computer Science
4 7 (20.59%) C
4 7 (20.59%) DHCP
4 7 (20.59%) Finance
5 6 (17.65%) Linux
5 6 (17.65%) Cisco
6 5 (14.71%) Rational DOORS
6 5 (14.71%) Requirements Management
6 5 (14.71%) Active Directory
6 5 (14.71%) SNMP
7 4 (11.76%) Windows
7 4 (11.76%) DNS
7 4 (11.76%) Embedded C
7 4 (11.76%) Firewall
7 4 (11.76%) Military
7 4 (11.76%) VHDL
7 4 (11.76%) Telecoms
7 4 (11.76%) VMware ESXi

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:

Applications
1 1 (2.94%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.94%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 7 (20.59%) DHCP
2 5 (14.71%) SNMP
3 4 (11.76%) DNS
3 4 (11.76%) Firewall
4 3 (8.82%) LAN
4 3 (8.82%) LDAP
4 3 (8.82%) WAN
5 2 (5.88%) Bluetooth
5 2 (5.88%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (5.88%) Network Security
5 2 (5.88%) VPN
6 1 (2.94%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.94%) Wireless
6 1 (2.94%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.88%) Oracle Database
1 2 (5.88%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (5.88%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (2.94%) DTS
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (14.71%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (2.94%) Subversion
General
1 7 (20.59%) Finance
2 4 (11.76%) Military
2 4 (11.76%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.88%) Electronics
4 1 (2.94%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (17.65%) Firmware Engineer
2 4 (11.76%) Embedded Engineer
2 4 (11.76%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
2 4 (11.76%) Systems Engineer
3 3 (8.82%) Developer
3 3 (8.82%) FPGA Engineer
3 3 (8.82%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 3 (8.82%) Technical Specialist
3 3 (8.82%) VMware Specialist
4 2 (5.88%) Analyst
4 2 (5.88%) ASIC Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) Consultant
4 2 (5.88%) Embedded C Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) FPGA Developer
4 2 (5.88%) Oracle Consultant
4 2 (5.88%) Service Analyst
4 2 (5.88%) Service Transition Analyst
4 2 (5.88%) Transition Analyst
4 2 (5.88%) Virtualisation Specialist
4 2 (5.88%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.94%) Ember.js
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.59%) Computer Science
1 7 (20.59%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 4 (11.76%) VHDL
3 3 (8.82%) ASIC
3 3 (8.82%) CESG
4 2 (5.88%) Clustering
4 2 (5.88%) Mathematics
4 2 (5.88%) Physics
4 2 (5.88%) SWIFT
5 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.94%) Cybercrime
5 1 (2.94%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.94%) Home Automation
5 1 (2.94%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 6 (17.65%) Linux
2 4 (11.76%) Windows
3 3 (8.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (5.88%) Solaris
4 2 (5.88%) Windows Server
4 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (29.41%) Service Delivery
2 9 (26.47%) Capacity Management
2 9 (26.47%) Disaster Recovery
2 9 (26.47%) ITIL
2 9 (26.47%) Process Improvement
2 9 (26.47%) Vulnerability Management
3 5 (14.71%) Requirements Management
4 4 (11.76%) V-Model
5 3 (8.82%) Network Architecture
5 3 (8.82%) Network Optimisation
5 3 (8.82%) UML
5 3 (8.82%) Use Case
6 2 (5.88%) Change Management
6 2 (5.88%) Configuration Management
6 2 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (5.88%) Mentoring
6 2 (5.88%) Regression Analysis
6 2 (5.88%) Requirements Analysis
6 2 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (26.47%) C++
2 7 (20.59%) C
3 4 (11.76%) Embedded C
4 2 (5.88%) Embedded C++
4 2 (5.88%) SQL
5 1 (2.94%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.94%) Perl
5 1 (2.94%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.94%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 11 (32.35%) Security Cleared
2 7 (20.59%) SC Cleared
3 3 (8.82%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.94%) MCITP
4 1 (2.94%) MCTS
4 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) DO-178B
1 1 (2.94%) MISRA
1 1 (2.94%) QA
System Software
1 9 (26.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (14.71%) Active Directory
3 4 (11.76%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (8.82%) vSphere
5 2 (5.88%) Oracle Clusterware
5 2 (5.88%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (2.94%) Hyper-V
6 1 (2.94%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (2.94%) VMware ESX
6 1 (2.94%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Clustering
1 2 (5.88%) NetBackup
1 2 (5.88%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 2 (5.88%) SCOM
2 1 (2.94%) SCCM
2 1 (2.94%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 9 (26.47%) VMware
2 6 (17.65%) Cisco
3 3 (8.82%) IBM
3 3 (8.82%) Juniper
3 3 (8.82%) Sun
4 2 (5.88%) BT
4 2 (5.88%) CheckPoint
4 2 (5.88%) HP
4 2 (5.88%) Microsoft
4 2 (5.88%) Murex
4 2 (5.88%) Oracle
4 2 (5.88%) Red Hat
4 2 (5.88%) Veritas
5 1 (2.94%) Altera
5 1 (2.94%) Citrix
5 1 (2.94%) Symantec
5 1 (2.94%) Xilinx
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