Period
to 25 February 2018

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 25 February 2018 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
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 149 185 181
Rank change year-on-year +36 -4 +16
Contract jobs citing Firmware 39 21 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.76% 0.39% 0.60%
As % of the System Software category 5.38% 3.15% 5.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 10 9
South West median daily rate £350 £344 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.82% -8.33% -6.31%
10th Percentile £233 £276 £358
90th Percentile £460 £429 £400
England median daily rate £375 £325 £375
% change year-on-year +15.38% -13.33% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 6 17
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +9.76% -
10th Percentile £31.15 £38.75 £36.15
90th Percentile £46.00 £47.50 £44.65
England median hourly rate £42.00 £41.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75% +6.67%

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 725 666 707
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 14.09% 12.22% 11.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 418 412 403
South West median daily rate £400 £330 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.21% -2.94% -
10th Percentile £159 £120 £123
90th Percentile £588 £550 £475
England median daily rate £450 £420 £388
% change year-on-year +7.14% +8.39% +7.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 69 75
South West median hourly rate £23.25 £15.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.46% -12.86% +11.11%
10th Percentile £11.75 £10.50 £10.55
90th Percentile £46.00 £47.50 £43.75
England median hourly rate £16.14 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +0.89% +6.67% -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 25 February 2018.

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 25 February 2018.

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 25 February 2018. 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 +22 10 £388 -5.49% 4
Gloucestershire +20 9 - - 3
Bristol -6 8 £350 +7.69% 8
Devon +8 7 - - 4
Somerset - 4 £230 - 3
Firmware
England

For the 6 months to 25 February 2018, 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 9 (23.08%) C
1 9 (23.08%) C++
2 7 (17.95%) LAN
2 7 (17.95%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 7 (17.95%) SC Cleared
2 7 (17.95%) Security Cleared
3 6 (15.38%) Android
3 6 (15.38%) Xilinx
3 6 (15.38%) Java
3 6 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 6 (15.38%) Embedded C
3 6 (15.38%) Android Development
3 6 (15.38%) Driving Licence
4 5 (12.82%) RS-232
4 5 (12.82%) EMC
4 5 (12.82%) Wireless
4 5 (12.82%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (12.82%) ITIL
4 5 (12.82%) HNC
4 5 (12.82%) Python
4 5 (12.82%) Ethernet
4 5 (12.82%) Cisco
4 5 (12.82%) SOLIDWORKS
4 5 (12.82%) Data Entry
5 4 (10.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (10.26%) Test Automation
5 4 (10.26%) Altera
5 4 (10.26%) VHDL
5 4 (10.26%) Information Security
5 4 (10.26%) WAN

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 5 (12.82%) Microsoft Office
1 5 (12.82%) SOLIDWORKS
2 2 (5.13%) Houdini
2 2 (5.13%) Maya
2 2 (5.13%) NUKE
2 2 (5.13%) Photoshop
3 1 (2.56%) Doxygen
3 1 (2.56%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.95%) LAN
2 5 (12.82%) Ethernet
2 5 (12.82%) RS-232
2 5 (12.82%) Wireless
3 4 (10.26%) WAN
4 3 (7.69%) Cisco Wireless
4 3 (7.69%) WLAN
5 2 (5.13%) Firewall
5 2 (5.13%) VLAN
5 2 (5.13%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (2.56%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (2.56%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (2.56%) DHCP
6 1 (2.56%) DNS
6 1 (2.56%) Internet
6 1 (2.56%) MIMO
6 1 (2.56%) SNMP
6 1 (2.56%) Spanning Tree
6 1 (2.56%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.56%) VPN
Development Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Eclipse
General
1 3 (7.69%) Electronics
1 3 (7.69%) Manufacturing
2 2 (5.13%) Finance
2 2 (5.13%) Military
Job Titles
1 6 (15.38%) Design Engineer
1 6 (15.38%) Firmware Engineer
2 5 (12.82%) Android Developer
2 5 (12.82%) Developer
2 5 (12.82%) Electrical Design Engineer
2 5 (12.82%) Electrical Engineer
3 4 (10.26%) Embedded Engineer
3 4 (10.26%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
3 4 (10.26%) FPGA Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Network Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Software Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Wireless Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Administrator
5 2 (5.13%) Architect
5 2 (5.13%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (5.13%) Technical Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Verification Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) Java Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) Lead Data Architect
6 1 (2.56%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.69%) WAP
2 2 (5.13%) JSON
2 2 (5.13%) REST
3 1 (2.56%) Pthreads
3 1 (2.56%) Qt
3 1 (2.56%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.95%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 6 (15.38%) Driving Licence
3 4 (10.26%) Management Information System
3 4 (10.26%) VHDL
4 3 (7.69%) Computer Science
5 2 (5.13%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (5.13%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (5.13%) Taxonomies
6 1 (2.56%) CPLD
6 1 (2.56%) CUDA
6 1 (2.56%) Device Driver
6 1 (2.56%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.38%) Android
2 4 (10.26%) Linux
2 4 (10.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (7.69%) Windows
3 3 (7.69%) Windows 7
4 2 (5.13%) Apple iOS
4 2 (5.13%) CentOS
4 2 (5.13%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.56%) FreeRTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (15.38%) Android Development
2 5 (12.82%) Data Entry
2 5 (12.82%) ITIL
3 4 (10.26%) Information Security
3 4 (10.26%) Test Automation
4 3 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (7.69%) Break/Fix
4 3 (7.69%) Capacity Management
4 3 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (7.69%) Software Engineering
4 3 (7.69%) Validation
5 2 (5.13%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (5.13%) Data Management
5 2 (5.13%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (5.13%) Master Data Management
5 2 (5.13%) Regression Testing
5 2 (5.13%) Scrum
5 2 (5.13%) Security Monitoring
5 2 (5.13%) Service Delivery
5 2 (5.13%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (23.08%) C
1 9 (23.08%) C++
2 6 (15.38%) Embedded C
2 6 (15.38%) Java
3 5 (12.82%) Python
4 2 (5.13%) C#
4 2 (5.13%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.56%) Assembly Language
5 1 (2.56%) Delphi
5 1 (2.56%) Perl
5 1 (2.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (17.95%) SC Cleared
1 7 (17.95%) Security Cleared
2 5 (12.82%) HNC
3 3 (7.69%) CCNP
3 3 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (7.69%) Degree
4 2 (5.13%) CCNA
4 2 (5.13%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (2.56%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (2.56%) CCDA
5 1 (2.56%) CCDP
5 1 (2.56%) CCIE
5 1 (2.56%) CCIE Wireless
5 1 (2.56%) CWNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.69%) SLA
2 1 (2.56%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.56%) MISRA
System Software
1 2 (5.13%) Active Directory
1 2 (5.13%) NFS
1 2 (5.13%) Samba
Systems Management
1 3 (7.69%) Cacti
1 3 (7.69%) Kibana
Vendors
1 6 (15.38%) Microsoft
1 6 (15.38%) Xilinx
2 5 (12.82%) Cisco
2 5 (12.82%) EMC
3 4 (10.26%) Altera
3 4 (10.26%) HP
4 3 (7.69%) Aruba
4 3 (7.69%) Red Hat
4 3 (7.69%) Ruckus Wireless
5 2 (5.13%) Dell
5 2 (5.13%) Equitrac
6 1 (2.56%) IBM
6 1 (2.56%) SolarWinds
6 1 (2.56%) VMware