Period
to 20 May 2019

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 6 months to 20 May 2019 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
6 months to
20 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 176 157 184
Rank change year-on-year -19 +27 -5
Contract jobs citing Firmware 38 41 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.64% 0.81% 0.33%
As % of the System Software category 3.50% 5.26% 2.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 20 8
South West median daily rate £350 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +15.38% -13.33%
10th Percentile £306 £208 £264
90th Percentile £520 £438 £374
England median daily rate £375 £375 £325
% change year-on-year - +15.38% -10.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 17 4
South West median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £43.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -2.86% +1.74%
10th Percentile £34.78 £39.00 £37.75
90th Percentile £50.75 £46.00 £46.98
England median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year +5.88% +8.97% -2.50%

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 West with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 1,087 779 587
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 18.21% 15.35% 11.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 691 417 358
South West median daily rate £449 £403 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.45% +15.00% -
10th Percentile £213 £164 £138
90th Percentile £600 £580 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 74 38
South West median hourly rate £19.65 £17.50 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.26% +4.48% -
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £10.34
90th Percentile £50.00 £46.00 £47.50
England median hourly rate £16.81 £16.22 £16.00
% change year-on-year +3.64% +1.34% +3.23%

Firmware
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

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 6 months to 20 May 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firmware in the South West over the 6 months to 20 May 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 20 May 2019. 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
Wiltshire -17 18 £480 +32.41% 9
Bristol -27 8 £313 -16.67% 4
Cornwall - 4 £338 - 3
Somerset +10 3 - -
Gloucestershire -10 3 £419 - 5
Devon -7 1 - - 1
Firmware
England

For the 6 months to 20 May 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Firmware also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South West region with a requirement for Firmware.

1 15 (39.47%) Windows
2 13 (34.21%) Security Cleared
3 11 (28.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (28.95%) C
3 11 (28.95%) C++
3 11 (28.95%) VMware
4 9 (23.68%) DV Cleared
5 8 (21.05%) Software Engineering
5 8 (21.05%) Electronics
5 8 (21.05%) ITIL
6 7 (18.42%) LAN
6 7 (18.42%) Linux
6 7 (18.42%) Microsoft
6 7 (18.42%) Configuration Management
6 7 (18.42%) Change Management
7 6 (15.79%) Firewall
7 6 (15.79%) Business Continuity
7 6 (15.79%) Juniper
7 6 (15.79%) VPN
7 6 (15.79%) PKI
7 6 (15.79%) CCENT
7 6 (15.79%) PowerShell
7 6 (15.79%) Aruba
7 6 (15.79%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (15.79%) Security Monitoring
8 5 (13.16%) Problem-Solving
8 5 (13.16%) Redux
8 5 (13.16%) Data Centre
8 5 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (13.16%) Windows Server

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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (10.53%) Confluence
2 1 (2.63%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.63%) SOLIDWORKS
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (18.42%) LAN
2 6 (15.79%) Firewall
2 6 (15.79%) VPN
3 5 (13.16%) WAN
3 5 (13.16%) Wireless
4 4 (10.53%) Bluetooth
4 4 (10.53%) Ethernet
4 4 (10.53%) TCP/IP
4 4 (10.53%) VoIP
5 1 (2.63%) DHCP
5 1 (2.63%) DNS
5 1 (2.63%) Network Security
5 1 (2.63%) RS-232
5 1 (2.63%) Skype
5 1 (2.63%) Spanning Tree
5 1 (2.63%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.63%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (13.16%) JIRA
2 4 (10.53%) Bitbucket
3 1 (2.63%) Subversion
General
1 8 (21.05%) Electronics
2 5 (13.16%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.26%) Aerospace
3 2 (5.26%) Automotive
3 2 (5.26%) Law
4 1 (2.63%) Finance
4 1 (2.63%) Military
Job Titles
1 8 (21.05%) Software Engineer
2 6 (15.79%) C++ Software Engineer
2 6 (15.79%) Network Engineer
3 5 (13.16%) Administrator
3 5 (13.16%) Systems Administrator
4 4 (10.53%) Design Engineer
4 4 (10.53%) IT Administrator
4 4 (10.53%) IT Systems Administrator
5 3 (7.89%) Android Developer
5 3 (7.89%) Developer
5 3 (7.89%) Electronics Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Embedded Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Kernel Developer
5 3 (7.89%) Senior Network Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Firmware Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Hardware Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Infrastructure Technician
6 2 (5.26%) Network Security Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.16%) Redux
2 4 (10.53%) Middleware
3 3 (7.89%) Android NDK
4 1 (2.63%) 802.1X
4 1 (2.63%) COM
4 1 (2.63%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.79%) PKI
2 5 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (13.16%) Data Centre
2 5 (13.16%) Digital Media
3 4 (10.53%) Linux Command Line
4 3 (7.89%) Device Driver
4 3 (7.89%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (5.26%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 2 (5.26%) iPad
5 2 (5.26%) Management Information System
5 2 (5.26%) VHDL
6 1 (2.63%) ASIC
6 1 (2.63%) CPLD
6 1 (2.63%) Driving Licence
6 1 (2.63%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (2.63%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 15 (39.47%) Windows
2 7 (18.42%) Linux
3 5 (13.16%) Windows Server
3 5 (13.16%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (7.89%) Android
5 1 (2.63%) AIX
5 1 (2.63%) FreeRTOS
5 1 (2.63%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (21.05%) ITIL
1 8 (21.05%) Software Engineering
2 7 (18.42%) Change Management
2 7 (18.42%) Configuration Management
3 6 (15.79%) Business Continuity
3 6 (15.79%) Security Monitoring
4 5 (13.16%) Asset Management
4 5 (13.16%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (10.53%) Kalman Filter
5 4 (10.53%) Service Management
5 4 (10.53%) Web Filtering
6 3 (7.89%) Android Development
6 3 (7.89%) Computer Science
6 3 (7.89%) Device Driver Development
6 3 (7.89%) Open Source
6 3 (7.89%) Test Automation
7 2 (5.26%) High Availability
7 2 (5.26%) Incident Management
7 2 (5.26%) Innovative Thinking
8 1 (2.63%) Schematic Capture
Programming Languages
1 11 (28.95%) C
1 11 (28.95%) C++
2 6 (15.79%) PowerShell
3 3 (7.89%) Embedded C
4 2 (5.26%) SQL
5 1 (2.63%) Embedded C++
5 1 (2.63%) Python
5 1 (2.63%) VBA
Qualifications
1 13 (34.21%) Security Cleared
2 9 (23.68%) DV Cleared
3 6 (15.79%) CCENT
4 4 (10.53%) Degree
4 4 (10.53%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.63%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.89%) JTAG
2 2 (5.26%) SLA
3 1 (2.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 11 (28.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (15.79%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (13.16%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.63%) Active Directory
4 1 (2.63%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 5 (13.16%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (28.95%) VMware
2 7 (18.42%) Microsoft
3 6 (15.79%) Aruba
3 6 (15.79%) Juniper
4 5 (13.16%) CA
4 5 (13.16%) SolarWinds
5 4 (10.53%) Atlassian
5 4 (10.53%) CheckPoint
5 4 (10.53%) Cisco
5 4 (10.53%) HP
6 3 (7.89%) EMC
7 1 (2.63%) Dell
7 1 (2.63%) Intel
7 1 (2.63%) Mentor Graphics
7 1 (2.63%) Oracle
7 1 (2.63%) Palo Alto
7 1 (2.63%) Xilinx