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 5 March 2015 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firmware
Rank 89 - 73
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Firmware 1 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.064% - 0.33%
As % of the System Software category 0.88% - 3.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£375 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £310 £313
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £31.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+19.04% -16.00%
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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
113 139 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 7.25% 11.53% 8.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 55 30
Average daily rate £375 £250 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -5.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £133 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £350 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £315
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -0.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 20 22
Average hourly rate £12.00 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.42% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.79 £10.65 £9.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £30.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £16.25 £16.13
% change year-on-year
-6.15% +0.77%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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 (75.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) C++
2 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Ubuntu
2 2 (50.00%) Atmel
2 2 (50.00%) Debian
2 2 (50.00%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (25.00%) Analytics
3 1 (25.00%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
3 1 (25.00%) FatWire
3 1 (25.00%) CA Wily
3 1 (25.00%) Puppet
3 1 (25.00%) Change Control
3 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (25.00%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (25.00%) Retail
3 1 (25.00%) Content Management
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle
3 1 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (25.00%) JBoss
3 1 (25.00%) Apache
3 1 (25.00%) Tomcat
3 1 (25.00%) HTTP

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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 1 (25.00%) IBM HTTP Server
1 1 (25.00%) JBoss
1 1 (25.00%) Apache
1 1 (25.00%) Tomcat
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
1 1 (25.00%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Introscope
General
1 1 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Firmware Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Hardware Tester
1 1 (25.00%) Wintel Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Linux Administrator
1 1 (25.00%) Tester
1 1 (25.00%) Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) Ubuntu
2 2 (50.00%) Debian
3 1 (25.00%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (25.00%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Analytics
2 1 (25.00%) Change Control
2 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (25.00%) Content Management
2 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) C++
1 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) CA Wily
1 1 (25.00%) Puppet
1 1 (25.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) VMware
1 2 (50.00%) Atmel
2 1 (25.00%) FatWire
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) IBM
2 1 (25.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) CA
2 1 (25.00%) Red Hat