The table below looks at the statistics for Firmware skills 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 30 September 2014 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firmware
Rank 89 - 97
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Firmware 4 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.29% - 0.14%
As % of the System Software category 4.04% - 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate
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£300 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £275 £350
% change year-on-year
+22.72% -21.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
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 Manchester region.

System Software Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
99 85 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 7.21% 7.07% 7.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 34 29
Average daily rate £275 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £205 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £420 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 20 30
Average hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £16.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -25.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.99 £10.55 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.65 £26.00 £27.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.88
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +0.78%

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 System Software 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
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firmware within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bolton - - - - 1
Stockport - - - - 2
Firmware
North West

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 5 (100.00%) Oracle
1 5 (100.00%) Linux
1 5 (100.00%) Apache
1 5 (100.00%) Tomcat
1 5 (100.00%) IBM
1 5 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 5 (100.00%) Shell Script
1 5 (100.00%) Middleware
1 5 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (60.00%) WebSphere
2 3 (60.00%) Capacity Planning
2 3 (60.00%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (60.00%) Relational Database
2 3 (60.00%) RHEV
2 3 (60.00%) Mentoring
2 3 (60.00%) Coaching
2 3 (60.00%) Performance Improvement
2 3 (60.00%) Data Management
2 3 (60.00%) Change Management
2 3 (60.00%) Business Continuity
2 3 (60.00%) NetApp
2 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 3 (60.00%) EMC
2 3 (60.00%) Perl
2 3 (60.00%) RDBMS
2 3 (60.00%) Sybase
2 3 (60.00%) WebLogic
2 3 (60.00%) UNIX
3 2 (40.00%) Windows
3 2 (40.00%) WebSphere Application Server

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 5 (100.00%) Apache
1 5 (100.00%) Tomcat
2 3 (60.00%) WebLogic
2 3 (60.00%) WebSphere
3 2 (40.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (40.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 2 (40.00%) CMS
3 2 (40.00%) IBM HTTP Server
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) RDBMS
1 3 (60.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Introscope
2 1 (20.00%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) Retail
3 1 (20.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Administrator
2 4 (80.00%) Linux Administrator
3 3 (60.00%) UNIX Administrator
4 1 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (20.00%) UNIX Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) Middleware
2 2 (40.00%) Regular Expression
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Linux
1 5 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (60.00%) UNIX
3 2 (40.00%) Windows
3 2 (40.00%) SUSE
3 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Business Continuity
1 3 (60.00%) Data Management
1 3 (60.00%) Change Management
1 3 (60.00%) Capacity Planning
1 3 (60.00%) Performance Improvement
1 3 (60.00%) Performance Tuning
1 3 (60.00%) Mentoring
1 3 (60.00%) Coaching
2 2 (40.00%) Configuration Management
2 2 (40.00%) Analytics
2 2 (40.00%) Migration
2 2 (40.00%) Content Management
2 2 (40.00%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) Shell Script
2 3 (60.00%) Perl
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) Tivoli
1 2 (40.00%) CA Wily
1 2 (40.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Oracle
1 5 (100.00%) IBM
1 5 (100.00%) Red Hat
2 3 (60.00%) EMC
2 3 (60.00%) Sybase
2 3 (60.00%) NetApp
3 2 (40.00%) JBoss
3 2 (40.00%) HP
3 2 (40.00%) CA
3 2 (40.00%) FatWire
3 2 (40.00%) VMware