The table below looks at the statistics for Firmware skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firmware over the 3 months to 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firmware
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing Firmware 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire - - -
As % of the System Software category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £371 £326
% change year-on-year
-15.82% +13.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £41.75 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-4.19% +114.10%
Firmware
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the Lancashire region.

System Software Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
42 35 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 10.45% 8.14% 14.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 16 10
Average daily rate £300 £325 £224
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +45.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £146
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £442 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
- +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 5 2
Average hourly rate £20.00 £23.73 £13.18
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.70% +80.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £12.00 £11.92
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £32.54 £14.44
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

Firmware
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Firmware across the Lancashire region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

Firmware Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Firmware
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Firmware across the Lancashire region.

Firmware Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

Firmware
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Firmware Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

Firmware
Top 9 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire region citing Firmware also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Firmware.

1 1 (100.00%) C
1 1 (100.00%) C++
1 1 (100.00%) Bluetooth
1 1 (100.00%) Embedded C
1 1 (100.00%) Embedded C++
1 1 (100.00%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (100.00%) Wireless
1 1 (100.00%) ZigBee
1 1 (100.00%) Smart Meter

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire region citing Firmware also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Firmware. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) Bluetooth
1 1 (100.00%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (100.00%) Wireless
1 1 (100.00%) ZigBee
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Smart Meter
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C
1 1 (100.00%) C++
1 1 (100.00%) Embedded C
1 1 (100.00%) Embedded C++