The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Firmware in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firmware over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the Manchester region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firmware
Rank 78 - 87
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Firmware 3 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.24% - 0.072%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.03% - 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate
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£300 - £135
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £350 £306
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -9.63%
Miscellaneous Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
292 240 306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 23.32% 21.30% 21.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 122 121
Average daily rate £375 £335 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% +4.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £211 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £337
% change year-on-year
- +4.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 12 29
Average hourly rate £15.00 £12.38 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -42.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £10.50 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.25 £21.73 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+2.43% -25.45%
Firmware
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Firmware
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Firmware Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Firmware
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Firmware Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Firmware
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Firmware Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 3 (100.00%) Linux
1 3 (100.00%) Apache
1 3 (100.00%) Tomcat
1 3 (100.00%) RDBMS
1 3 (100.00%) IBM
1 3 (100.00%) EMC
1 3 (100.00%) NetApp
1 3 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 3 (100.00%) Perl
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle
1 3 (100.00%) Sybase
1 3 (100.00%) WebLogic
1 3 (100.00%) UNIX
1 3 (100.00%) Shell Script
1 3 (100.00%) Middleware
1 3 (100.00%) Change Management
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
1 3 (100.00%) Business Continuity
1 3 (100.00%) Data Management
1 3 (100.00%) WebSphere
1 3 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 3 (100.00%) Capacity Planning
1 3 (100.00%) Performance Improvement
1 3 (100.00%) Performance Tuning
1 3 (100.00%) Relational Database
1 3 (100.00%) RHEV
2 2 (66.67%) Regular Expression
2 2 (66.67%) Windows 7
2 2 (66.67%) Migration
2 2 (66.67%) Windows

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (100.00%) WebLogic
1 3 (100.00%) Apache
1 3 (100.00%) Tomcat
1 3 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (66.67%) WebSphere Application Server
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) RDBMS
1 3 (100.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Administrator
1 3 (100.00%) UNIX Administrator
2 2 (66.67%) Linux Administrator
3 1 (33.33%) UNIX Systems Administrator
3 1 (33.33%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) Middleware
2 2 (66.67%) Regular Expression
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) UNIX
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
1 3 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (66.67%) Windows 7
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Business Continuity
1 3 (100.00%) Data Management
1 3 (100.00%) Capacity Planning
1 3 (100.00%) Performance Improvement
1 3 (100.00%) Performance Tuning
1 3 (100.00%) Change Management
2 2 (66.67%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) Perl
1 3 (100.00%) Shell Script
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) RHEV
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle
1 3 (100.00%) Sybase
1 3 (100.00%) IBM
1 3 (100.00%) EMC
1 3 (100.00%) NetApp
1 3 (100.00%) Red Hat