Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 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 West
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 172 183 190
Rank change year-on-year +11 +7 +11
Contract jobs citing Firmware 34 21 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.60% 0.37% 0.44%
As % of the System Software category 4.79% 2.98% 4.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 12 3
South West median daily rate £400 £400 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +77.78% -30.77%
10th Percentile £85 £308 £213
90th Percentile £476 £450 £229
England median daily rate £375 £315 £375
% change year-on-year +19.05% -16.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 17
South West median hourly rate £33.00 £43.75 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.57% +6.71% -1.20%
10th Percentile £30.80 £39.68 £32.30
90th Percentile £43.75 £47.50 £43.75
England median hourly rate £41.50 £41.00 £38.25
% change year-on-year +1.22% +7.19% +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 West with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 710 705 700
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 12.53% 12.39% 10.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 427 427 365
South West median daily rate £350 £340 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +4.62% -
10th Percentile £158 £123 £120
90th Percentile £550 £550 £488
England median daily rate £425 £413 £375
% change year-on-year +3.03% +10.00% +8.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 74 93
South West median hourly rate £18.50 £14.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.14% -28.21% +6.85%
10th Percentile £10.55 £10.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £46.15 £43.53 £43.60
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%

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 24 November 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 6 months to 24 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
Wiltshire +5 11 £450 +9.63% 3
Somerset - 7 £85 -
Bristol -7 6 £358 +55.43% 1
Gloucestershire +12 5 - -
Devon - 3 - - 1
Dorset - 1 £425 - 2
Firmware
England

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

1 11 (32.35%) ITIL
2 10 (29.41%) SLA
3 9 (26.47%) HP
3 9 (26.47%) Linux
4 8 (23.53%) EMC
4 8 (23.53%) Capacity Management
5 6 (17.65%) Break/Fix
5 6 (17.65%) Microsoft
5 6 (17.65%) Cisco
5 6 (17.65%) C
5 6 (17.65%) Service Management
6 5 (14.71%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (14.71%) Security Cleared
7 4 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (11.76%) SC Cleared
7 4 (11.76%) Data Entry
7 4 (11.76%) Enterprise Storage
7 4 (11.76%) Finance
7 4 (11.76%) SOLIDWORKS
7 4 (11.76%) Replication
7 4 (11.76%) VMware
7 4 (11.76%) NetBackup
7 4 (11.76%) Brocade
7 4 (11.76%) Ethernet
7 4 (11.76%) Embedded C
7 4 (11.76%) SAN
7 4 (11.76%) C++
7 4 (11.76%) HNC
7 4 (11.76%) Microsoft Office
7 4 (11.76%) LAN

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 4 (11.76%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (11.76%) SOLIDWORKS
2 2 (5.88%) Houdini
2 2 (5.88%) Maya
2 2 (5.88%) NUKE
2 2 (5.88%) Photoshop
3 1 (2.94%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.94%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.76%) Ethernet
1 4 (11.76%) LAN
1 4 (11.76%) RS-232
1 4 (11.76%) SAN
1 4 (11.76%) WAN
2 3 (8.82%) NAS
3 1 (2.94%) ADSL
3 1 (2.94%) BGP
3 1 (2.94%) Broadband
3 1 (2.94%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (2.94%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (2.94%) EIGRP
3 1 (2.94%) Firewall
3 1 (2.94%) LDAP
3 1 (2.94%) MPLS
3 1 (2.94%) OSPF
3 1 (2.94%) SMS
3 1 (2.94%) TACACS
3 1 (2.94%) VLAN
3 1 (2.94%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.94%) Big Data
General
1 4 (11.76%) Finance
2 3 (8.82%) Electronics
3 2 (5.88%) Military
4 1 (2.94%) Aerospace
4 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (11.76%) Design Engineer
1 4 (11.76%) Electrical Design Engineer
1 4 (11.76%) Electrical Engineer
1 4 (11.76%) Firmware Engineer
2 3 (8.82%) Architect
2 3 (8.82%) Consultant
2 3 (8.82%) EMC Consultant
2 3 (8.82%) EMC Storage Consultant
2 3 (8.82%) HP Storage Consultant
2 3 (8.82%) Storage Consultant
3 2 (5.88%) Administrator
3 2 (5.88%) Embedded Engineer
3 2 (5.88%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
3 2 (5.88%) Linux Specialist
3 2 (5.88%) Network Engineer
3 2 (5.88%) Software Engineer
3 2 (5.88%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (5.88%) Technical Engineer
3 2 (5.88%) Technical Specialist
3 2 (5.88%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.94%) Middleware
1 1 (2.94%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.76%) Driving Licence
1 4 (11.76%) Enterprise Storage
1 4 (11.76%) Replication
2 3 (8.82%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.88%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (5.88%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.88%) PKI
3 2 (5.88%) Taxonomies
4 1 (2.94%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (2.94%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 9 (26.47%) Linux
2 3 (8.82%) Windows
3 2 (5.88%) Android
3 2 (5.88%) Apple iOS
3 2 (5.88%) CentOS
3 2 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (5.88%) SUSE
3 2 (5.88%) Windows 7
3 2 (5.88%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.94%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (2.94%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (32.35%) ITIL
2 8 (23.53%) Capacity Management
3 6 (17.65%) Break/Fix
3 6 (17.65%) Service Management
4 5 (14.71%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (11.76%) Compliance Audit
5 4 (11.76%) Data Entry
5 4 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (11.76%) Process Improvement
5 4 (11.76%) Security Hardening
5 4 (11.76%) Service Delivery
5 4 (11.76%) Task Automation
5 4 (11.76%) Vulnerability Management
6 3 (8.82%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (8.82%) High Availability
6 3 (8.82%) Software Engineering
7 2 (5.88%) Asset Management
7 2 (5.88%) Data Management
7 2 (5.88%) Scrum
7 2 (5.88%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (17.65%) C
2 4 (11.76%) C++
2 4 (11.76%) Embedded C
3 3 (8.82%) Python
4 2 (5.88%) Java
4 2 (5.88%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.94%) Embedded C++
5 1 (2.94%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (14.71%) Security Cleared
2 4 (11.76%) HNC
2 4 (11.76%) SC Cleared
3 3 (8.82%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (8.82%) Degree
3 3 (8.82%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (29.41%) SLA
2 1 (2.94%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.88%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.88%) NFS
2 2 (5.88%) Samba
2 2 (5.88%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (11.76%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 9 (26.47%) HP
2 8 (23.53%) EMC
3 6 (17.65%) Cisco
3 6 (17.65%) Microsoft
4 4 (11.76%) Brocade
4 4 (11.76%) Hitachi
4 4 (11.76%) NetApp
4 4 (11.76%) Red Hat
4 4 (11.76%) Remedy
4 4 (11.76%) Veritas
4 4 (11.76%) VMware
5 3 (8.82%) Dell
5 3 (8.82%) Equitrac
5 3 (8.82%) SolarWinds
6 2 (5.88%) IBM
7 1 (2.94%) 3PAR
7 1 (2.94%) CA
7 1 (2.94%) Juniper
7 1 (2.94%) Xilinx