The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for Firmware skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Firmware over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Firmware
England / South East
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 235 246 236
Rank change year-on-year +11 -10  
Contract jobs citing Firmware 13 21 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.16% 0.22% 0.30%
As % of the System Software category 1.36% 1.62% 2.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 12 10
Median daily rate £263 £425 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -38.23% -2.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £316 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £375 £363
% change year-on-year -13.33% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Median hourly rate £32.50 £38.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.03% -4.37%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £40.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year +35.80% +12.50%  

Firmware is in the system software skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 955 1299 1252
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 12.06% 13.81% 12.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 534 808 641
Median daily rate £375 £365 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.73% -1.35%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £370 £350
% change year-on-year -5.40% +5.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 103 129
Median hourly rate £16.50 £21.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.42% +27.27%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £51.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year -3.03% +4.10%  

Firmware
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing Firmware as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

Job vacancy trend for Firmware in the South East

Firmware
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Firmware in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Firmware in the South East

Firmware
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firmware in the South East over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Firmware in the South East

Firmware
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firmware in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firmware in the South East

Firmware
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 East region over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. 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 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
Hampshire +16 5 £375 +19.04% 2
Surrey +2 3 £195 -56.66% 1
Oxfordshire -7 2 - - 1
Buckinghamshire - 1 - - 2
Firmware
England

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, 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 East region with a requirement for Firmware.

1 20 (34.48%) TCP/IP
2 18 (31.03%) Electronics
2 18 (31.03%) SCCM
3 13 (22.41%) SSL
3 13 (22.41%) SNMP
3 13 (22.41%) Windows
3 13 (22.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 12 (20.69%) C
4 12 (20.69%) Embedded C
4 12 (20.69%) HP
4 12 (20.69%) Validation
4 12 (20.69%) Device Driver
4 12 (20.69%) Enterprise Software
4 12 (20.69%) Software Delivery
5 11 (18.97%) Security Cleared
6 10 (17.24%) SC Cleared
6 10 (17.24%) Manufacturing
6 10 (17.24%) Feasibility Study
7 9 (15.52%) C++
8 8 (13.79%) VMware
8 8 (13.79%) Windows 7
9 7 (12.07%) Clustering
9 7 (12.07%) Degree
10 6 (10.34%) PowerShell
10 6 (10.34%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (10.34%) Microsoft App-V
10 6 (10.34%) IIS
10 6 (10.34%) Microsoft
10 6 (10.34%) DNS
10 6 (10.34%) DHCP

Firmware
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 6 (10.34%) IIS
2 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.72%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.72%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (3.45%) MS Visio
1 2 (3.45%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.72%) AutoCAD
2 1 (1.72%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 20 (34.48%) TCP/IP
2 13 (22.41%) SNMP
2 13 (22.41%) SSL
3 6 (10.34%) DHCP
3 6 (10.34%) DNS
4 4 (6.90%) Bluetooth
5 3 (5.17%) 802.15
5 3 (5.17%) RFID
5 3 (5.17%) SAN
5 3 (5.17%) Wireless
5 3 (5.17%) ZigBee
6 2 (3.45%) Ethernet
6 2 (3.45%) Firewall
7 1 (1.72%) FTP
7 1 (1.72%) HTTP
7 1 (1.72%) LAN
7 1 (1.72%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.72%) SQL Server
General
1 18 (31.03%) Electronics
2 10 (17.24%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.72%) Games
Job Titles
1 8 (13.79%) Firmware Engineer
2 7 (12.07%) Build Engineer
3 6 (10.34%) 2nd Line Support
3 6 (10.34%) Analyst
3 6 (10.34%) Electrical Design Engineer
3 6 (10.34%) Electrical Engineer
4 5 (8.62%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 5 (8.62%) Support Analyst
5 4 (6.90%) Design Engineer
5 4 (6.90%) Designer
5 4 (6.90%) Electronics Engineer
5 4 (6.90%) Senior Designer
5 4 (6.90%) Software Engineer
5 4 (6.90%) Systems Designer
6 3 (5.17%) Hardware Engineer
6 3 (5.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (5.17%) Service Analyst
6 3 (5.17%) Services Delivery Analyst
7 2 (3.45%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 2 (3.45%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.17%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.72%) HTML
2 1 (1.72%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (20.69%) Device Driver
1 12 (20.69%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (12.07%) Clustering
3 5 (8.62%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 4 (6.90%) Computer Science
4 4 (6.90%) VHDL
5 3 (5.17%) Data Centre
6 2 (3.45%) CMDB
7 1 (1.72%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.72%) Life Science
7 1 (1.72%) Replication
7 1 (1.72%) Smart Energy
7 1 (1.72%) Smart Meter
7 1 (1.72%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 13 (22.41%) Windows
2 8 (13.79%) Windows 7
3 6 (10.34%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (10.34%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (8.62%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (6.90%) Windows Server
6 3 (5.17%) Linux
6 3 (5.17%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.72%) Data ONTAP
7 1 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (20.69%) Software Delivery
1 12 (20.69%) Validation
2 10 (17.24%) Feasibility Study
3 5 (8.62%) Network Load Balancing
3 5 (8.62%) Software Engineering
4 4 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (6.90%) Change Management
4 4 (6.90%) Schematic Capture
4 4 (6.90%) Service Delivery
5 3 (5.17%) Coaching
5 3 (5.17%) Customer Requirements
5 3 (5.17%) Fault Analysis
5 3 (5.17%) Problem Management
5 3 (5.17%) Scrum
6 2 (3.45%) Patch Management
6 2 (3.45%) Security Monitoring
7 1 (1.72%) Infrastructure Management
7 1 (1.72%) Infrastructure Transformation
7 1 (1.72%) Security Auditing
7 1 (1.72%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 12 (20.69%) C
1 12 (20.69%) Embedded C
2 9 (15.52%) C++
3 6 (10.34%) PowerShell
4 5 (8.62%) Embedded C++
5 4 (6.90%) C#
6 1 (1.72%) Python
6 1 (1.72%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (18.97%) Security Cleared
2 10 (17.24%) SC Cleared
3 7 (12.07%) Degree
4 3 (5.17%) MCSE
4 3 (5.17%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (3.45%) BICSI Certification
5 2 (3.45%) CCNA
5 2 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (3.45%) JNCIA
5 2 (3.45%) JNCIS
5 2 (3.45%) LPIC
5 2 (3.45%) RHCE
6 1 (1.72%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.90%) SLA
2 1 (1.72%) ISO13485
System Software
1 6 (10.34%) Microsoft App-V
1 6 (10.34%) XenApp
2 5 (8.62%) Active Directory
2 5 (8.62%) Terminal Services
2 5 (8.62%) vSphere
3 1 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 18 (31.03%) SCCM
2 13 (22.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 6 (10.34%) EdgeSight
3 6 (10.34%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 4 (6.90%) SafeCom
5 2 (3.45%) SCOM
6 1 (1.72%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.72%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (1.72%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.72%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 12 (20.69%) HP
2 8 (13.79%) VMware
3 6 (10.34%) Citrix
3 6 (10.34%) Microsoft
4 4 (6.90%) EMC
5 3 (5.17%) BT
5 3 (5.17%) Dell
5 3 (5.17%) IronPort
5 3 (5.17%) Sophos
5 3 (5.17%) Symantec
6 2 (3.45%) 3PAR
6 2 (3.45%) Cisco
6 2 (3.45%) Juniper
6 2 (3.45%) NetApp
7 1 (1.72%) F5
7 1 (1.72%) Veritas
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