The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 24 June 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 West
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 127 127 132
Rank change year-on-year 0 +5  
Contract jobs citing Firmware 9 14 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.34% 0.47% 0.39%
As % of the System Software category 2.86% 3.39% 3.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 7
Median daily rate £384 £335 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.55% +48.88%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £330 £354
% change year-on-year +2.27% -6.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Median hourly rate - £36.50 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +7.35%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £38.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year -2.59% -1.28%  

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 West with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 315 413 310
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 11.77% 13.86% 9.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 238 162
Median daily rate £375 £393 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.45% +20.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £224 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £626 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 37 54
Median hourly rate £47.50 £15.00 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +216.66% -25.68%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £11.09 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £34.70 £26.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -25.58% +22.85%  

Firmware
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 West

Firmware
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Firmware in the South West

Firmware
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firmware in the South West over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Firmware in the South West

Firmware
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firmware 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 June 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
Bristol -1 4 £403 -4.16% 3
Wiltshire +1 2 - - 1
Gloucestershire +7 1 £324 +1.25% 1
Dorset +6 1 £425 +30.76%
Somerset - 1 £85 -
Firmware
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 West region with a requirement for Firmware.

1 8 (36.36%) Linux
1 8 (36.36%) Disaster Recovery
2 7 (31.82%) Process Improvement
2 7 (31.82%) Compliance Audit
3 6 (27.27%) SC Cleared
3 6 (27.27%) Security Cleared
4 5 (22.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (22.73%) Finance
4 5 (22.73%) VMware
4 5 (22.73%) C
4 5 (22.73%) C++
5 4 (18.18%) ITIL
5 4 (18.18%) Windows
5 4 (18.18%) Electronics
6 3 (13.64%) Service Delivery
6 3 (13.64%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (13.64%) IBM
6 3 (13.64%) Degree
6 3 (13.64%) Vulnerability Management
6 3 (13.64%) Capacity Management
7 2 (9.09%) FPGA Design
7 2 (9.09%) SolarWinds
7 2 (9.09%) Altera
7 2 (9.09%) Military
7 2 (9.09%) DV Cleared
7 2 (9.09%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (9.09%) Home Automation

Firmware
Co-occurring 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 (4.55%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) Ethernet
1 2 (9.09%) Internet
2 1 (4.55%) DHCP
2 1 (4.55%) LDAP
2 1 (4.55%) Network Security
2 1 (4.55%) RFID
2 1 (4.55%) RS-232
2 1 (4.55%) RS-485
2 1 (4.55%) SAN
2 1 (4.55%) SNMP
2 1 (4.55%) Software-Defined Radio
2 1 (4.55%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) JIRA
1 1 (4.55%) Rational DOORS
General
1 5 (22.73%) Finance
2 4 (18.18%) Electronics
3 2 (9.09%) Military
4 1 (4.55%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 4 (18.18%) Analyst
2 3 (13.64%) Embedded Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) Firmware Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) Project Manager
2 3 (13.64%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Design Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Technical Support
4 1 (4.55%) Digital Design Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Embedded C Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Linux Specialist
4 1 (4.55%) Senior Server Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Server Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Software Project Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Storage Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Technical Specialist
4 1 (4.55%) Technical Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 2 (9.09%) Home Automation
2 2 (9.09%) PKI
2 2 (9.09%) VHDL
3 1 (4.55%) Algorithms
3 1 (4.55%) ASIC
3 1 (4.55%) CESG
3 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.55%) EMC VMAX
3 1 (4.55%) Internet of Things
3 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.55%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.55%) Smart Home
3 1 (4.55%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 8 (36.36%) Linux
2 4 (18.18%) Windows
3 2 (9.09%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) Disaster Recovery
2 7 (31.82%) Compliance Audit
2 7 (31.82%) Process Improvement
3 4 (18.18%) ITIL
4 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (13.64%) Capacity Management
4 3 (13.64%) Service Delivery
4 3 (13.64%) Vulnerability Management
5 2 (9.09%) Asset Management
5 2 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (9.09%) Change Management
5 2 (9.09%) Embedded Software Development
5 2 (9.09%) FPGA Design
5 2 (9.09%) Project Management
5 2 (9.09%) Software Engineering
5 2 (9.09%) UML
6 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (4.55%) Configuration Management
6 1 (4.55%) ITSM
6 1 (4.55%) OO
Programming Languages
1 5 (22.73%) C
1 5 (22.73%) C++
2 2 (9.09%) Assembly Language
2 2 (9.09%) C#
2 2 (9.09%) MATLAB
3 1 (4.55%) Embedded C++
3 1 (4.55%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (27.27%) SC Cleared
1 6 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 3 (13.64%) Degree
3 2 (9.09%) DV Cleared
4 1 (4.55%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) PMO
1 1 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (22.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (9.09%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (4.55%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) EMC Navisphere
1 1 (4.55%) EMC VPLEX
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) VMware
2 3 (13.64%) IBM
3 2 (9.09%) Altera
3 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 2 (9.09%) Red Hat
3 2 (9.09%) SolarWinds
4 1 (4.55%) 3PAR
4 1 (4.55%) Brocade
4 1 (4.55%) CA
4 1 (4.55%) Cisco
4 1 (4.55%) EMC
4 1 (4.55%) HP