Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 342 294 354
Rank change year-on-year -48 +60 -27
Contract jobs citing Firmware 29 87 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.17% 0.52% 0.17%
As % of the System Software category 1.18% 4.02% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 55 17
South East median daily rate £311 £320 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.73% -1.54% -6.47%
10th Percentile £185 £250 £150
90th Percentile £450 £415 £480
England median daily rate £375 £315 £375
% change year-on-year +19.05% -16.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 13 4
South East median hourly rate £43.75 £40.00 £40.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.38% -0.62% -0.62%
10th Percentile £37.50 £33.15 £29.25
90th Percentile £59.88 £55.88 £45.03
England median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £38.25
% change year-on-year +1.25% +4.58% +9.29%

Firmware is in the System Software category. The following 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.

All System Software Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 2465 2164 2197
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 14.64% 12.94% 11.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1466 1277 1205
South East median daily rate £395 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.20% +7.14% +3.70%
10th Percentile £143 £181 £162
90th Percentile £538 £538 £490
England median daily rate £425 £410 £375
% change year-on-year +3.66% +9.33% +8.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 184 187 253
South East median hourly rate £16.88 £15.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -14.29% +12.90%
10th Percentile £10.27 £10.28 £11.25
90th Percentile £45.00 £47.29 £39.80
England median hourly rate £16.50 £15.88 £16.00
% change year-on-year +3.94% -0.78% +6.67%

Firmware
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Firmware as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

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 6 months to 22 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firmware in the South East over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Thames Valley -21 14 £425 +6.25% 6
Buckinghamshire -18 11 £438 +44.63% 3
Surrey -18 6 £190 -2.56%
Hampshire -27 4 - - 2
Berkshire -7 3 £305 -23.75% 1
Kent - 2 - -
Middlesex +3 1 £420 +23.53%
West Sussex -11 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 - -
Firmware
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 12 (41.38%) Cisco
2 11 (37.93%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (34.48%) CCNA
3 10 (34.48%) Security Cleared
4 7 (24.14%) DV Cleared
4 7 (24.14%) CMDB
4 7 (24.14%) CCIE
5 6 (20.69%) CCNP
5 6 (20.69%) C
5 6 (20.69%) Degree
6 5 (17.24%) C++
6 5 (17.24%) Linux
6 5 (17.24%) Electronics
6 5 (17.24%) Data Centre
7 4 (13.79%) Windows
7 4 (13.79%) Manufacturing
7 4 (13.79%) HP
7 4 (13.79%) Dell
7 4 (13.79%) MCSE
7 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Excel
7 4 (13.79%) MS Visio
7 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
7 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (13.79%) RHCE
7 4 (13.79%) Juniper
7 4 (13.79%) LPIC
7 4 (13.79%) Software Engineering
7 4 (13.79%) JNCIA
7 4 (13.79%) JNCIS
7 4 (13.79%) Spreadsheet

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:

Applications
1 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (13.79%) MS Visio
1 4 (13.79%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) Bluetooth
1 2 (6.90%) Ethernet
1 2 (6.90%) LAN
1 2 (6.90%) RS-232
2 1 (3.45%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (3.45%) DHCP
2 1 (3.45%) DNS
2 1 (3.45%) Firewall
2 1 (3.45%) Multicast
2 1 (3.45%) RS-422
2 1 (3.45%) RS-485
2 1 (3.45%) SAN
2 1 (3.45%) WAN
2 1 (3.45%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Rational DOORS
1 2 (6.90%) Subversion
2 1 (3.45%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.45%) RequisitePro
2 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (17.24%) Electronics
2 4 (13.79%) Manufacturing
3 3 (10.34%) Finance
4 2 (6.90%) Automotive
5 1 (3.45%) Aerospace
5 1 (3.45%) Avionics
5 1 (3.45%) Retail
5 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (13.79%) Consultant
1 4 (13.79%) Data Centre Engineer
1 4 (13.79%) Embedded Engineer
1 4 (13.79%) Firmware Engineer
1 4 (13.79%) Hardware Engineer
1 4 (13.79%) Network Engineer
2 3 (10.34%) Architect
2 3 (10.34%) Developer
2 3 (10.34%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 3 (10.34%) Senior Architect
2 3 (10.34%) Senior Server Engineer
2 3 (10.34%) Senior Storage Engineer
2 3 (10.34%) Senior Windows Engineer
2 3 (10.34%) Senior Windows Server Engineer
2 3 (10.34%) Server Engineer
2 3 (10.34%) Software Engineer
2 3 (10.34%) Storage Architect
2 3 (10.34%) Storage Engineer
2 3 (10.34%) Windows Engineer
2 3 (10.34%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (24.14%) CMDB
2 5 (17.24%) Data Centre
3 4 (13.79%) Computer Science
4 3 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (6.90%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (6.90%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
6 1 (3.45%) State Machine
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.24%) Linux
2 4 (13.79%) Windows
3 3 (10.34%) Windows Server
4 1 (3.45%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (3.45%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (13.79%) Software Engineering
2 2 (6.90%) Change Management
2 2 (6.90%) Data Modelling
2 2 (6.90%) Logical Data Model
2 2 (6.90%) Mechatronics
2 2 (6.90%) Physical Data Model
2 2 (6.90%) Process Management
2 2 (6.90%) Schematic Capture
2 2 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (6.90%) UML
3 1 (3.45%) Business Continuity
3 1 (3.45%) FPGA Design
3 1 (3.45%) ITIL
3 1 (3.45%) Network Design
3 1 (3.45%) Problem Management
3 1 (3.45%) Release Management
3 1 (3.45%) Sequence Diagram
3 1 (3.45%) Service Management
3 1 (3.45%) Software Architecture
3 1 (3.45%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.69%) C
2 5 (17.24%) C++
3 3 (10.34%) Embedded C
4 2 (6.90%) PL/SQL
4 2 (6.90%) SQL
4 2 (6.90%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.45%) Assembly Language
5 1 (3.45%) C#
5 1 (3.45%) Embedded C++
5 1 (3.45%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (37.93%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (34.48%) CCNA
2 10 (34.48%) Security Cleared
3 7 (24.14%) CCIE
3 7 (24.14%) DV Cleared
4 6 (20.69%) CCNP
4 6 (20.69%) Degree
5 4 (13.79%) BICSI Certification
5 4 (13.79%) JNCIA
5 4 (13.79%) JNCIS
5 4 (13.79%) LPIC
5 4 (13.79%) MCSE
5 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (13.79%) RHCE
6 3 (10.34%) SC Cleared
7 1 (3.45%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) MISRA
2 1 (3.45%) MISRA C
2 1 (3.45%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 12 (41.38%) Cisco
2 4 (13.79%) Dell
2 4 (13.79%) HP
2 4 (13.79%) Juniper
2 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.90%) EMC
3 2 (6.90%) Oracle
4 1 (3.45%) BMC
4 1 (3.45%) IBM
4 1 (3.45%) Remedy