The table below looks at the statistics for Firmware skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firmware over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firmware
Rank 31 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Firmware 5 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.80% - -
As % of the System Software category 13.89% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Average daily rate
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£275 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £328
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £38.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.65% +2.00%
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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 Merseyside region.

System Software Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
36 37 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 12.95% 17.54% 13.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 20 10
Average daily rate £273 £225 £233
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.11% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £170 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £375 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 10
Average hourly rate £13.75 £16.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.06% -28.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.80 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.20 £16.40 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Firmware
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

Firmware Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Firmware
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Firmware Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 10 (100.00%) HP
2 5 (50.00%) Dell
2 5 (50.00%) SAN
2 5 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 5 (50.00%) ITIL
2 5 (50.00%) UNIX
2 5 (50.00%) Windows
2 5 (50.00%) HPUX
2 5 (50.00%) Linux
2 5 (50.00%) Windows 2000
2 5 (50.00%) DHCP
2 5 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 5 (50.00%) DNS
2 5 (50.00%) DMZ
2 5 (50.00%) Shell Script
2 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (50.00%) Clustering
2 5 (50.00%) SCCM
2 5 (50.00%) SCVMM
2 5 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 5 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (50.00%) DFS Replication
2 5 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (50.00%) High Availability
2 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 5 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (40.00%) Finance

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 4 (40.00%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 5 (50.00%) DNS
1 5 (50.00%) SAN
1 5 (50.00%) DMZ
1 5 (50.00%) DHCP
2 1 (10.00%) SNMP
General
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Analyst
1 4 (40.00%) Systems Administrator
1 4 (40.00%) Administrator
1 4 (40.00%) HPUX Systems Administrator
1 4 (40.00%) Wintel Analyst
1 4 (40.00%) HPUX Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Linux Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 2 (20.00%) Operations Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Administrator
4 1 (10.00%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Operations Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Clustering
2 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) UNIX
1 5 (50.00%) Windows
1 5 (50.00%) HPUX
1 5 (50.00%) Linux
1 5 (50.00%) Windows 2000
1 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) ITIL
1 5 (50.00%) Configuration Management
1 5 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 5 (50.00%) High Availability
1 5 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (30.00%) Wealth Management
3 1 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (10.00%) Migration
3 1 (10.00%) Information Security
3 1 (10.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) Shell Script
1 5 (50.00%) PowerShell
System Software
1 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 5 (50.00%) Hyper-V
1 5 (50.00%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 5 (50.00%) SCCM
1 5 (50.00%) SCVMM
2 1 (10.00%) Nagios
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) HP
2 5 (50.00%) Dell
3 4 (40.00%) Red Hat
3 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (20.00%) Brocade