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 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 34 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Firmware 5 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.85% - -
As % of the System Software category 17.86% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Average daily rate
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£450 - -
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 Merseyside region.

System Software Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
28 31 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 10.37% 12.70% 4.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 18 2
Average daily rate £356 £270 £251
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.94% +7.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £155 £132
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 3
Average hourly rate £11.00 £20.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.00% +21.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £11.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.04 £20.00 £22.50
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 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
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firmware within the Merseyside 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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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
Liverpool - 4 £450 - 2
Firmware
North West

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 7 (100.00%) SAN
2 5 (71.43%) Shell Script
2 5 (71.43%) UNIX
2 5 (71.43%) HPUX
2 5 (71.43%) Linux
2 5 (71.43%) HP
3 4 (57.14%) Tomcat
3 4 (57.14%) Red Hat
3 4 (57.14%) Finance
3 4 (57.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (42.86%) Wealth Management
5 2 (28.57%) Brocade
5 2 (28.57%) Asset Management
5 2 (28.57%) NAS
5 2 (28.57%) Symmetrix DMX
5 2 (28.57%) CLARiiON
5 2 (28.57%) EMC Centera
5 2 (28.57%) Publishing
5 2 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (28.57%) NetApp
5 2 (28.57%) EMC
5 2 (28.57%) ITIL
5 2 (28.57%) Cisco
5 2 (28.57%) Change Control
6 1 (14.29%) SNMP
6 1 (14.29%) Nagios
6 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
6 1 (14.29%) Migration
6 1 (14.29%) Information Security
6 1 (14.29%) Capacity Planning

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 (57.14%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 7 (100.00%) SAN
2 2 (28.57%) NAS
3 1 (14.29%) SNMP
General
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Administrator
1 4 (57.14%) HPUX Systems Administrator
1 4 (57.14%) Systems Administrator
1 4 (57.14%) HPUX Engineer
2 3 (42.86%) Linux Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Linux Administrator
3 2 (28.57%) Storage Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 1 (14.29%) Technical Administrator
4 1 (14.29%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) CLARiiON
1 2 (28.57%) EMC Centera
1 2 (28.57%) Symmetrix DMX
2 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) UNIX
1 5 (71.43%) HPUX
1 5 (71.43%) Linux
2 4 (57.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Wealth Management
2 2 (28.57%) Asset Management
2 2 (28.57%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (28.57%) Change Control
3 1 (14.29%) Migration
3 1 (14.29%) Information Security
3 1 (14.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) Shell Script
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Nagios
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) HP
2 4 (57.14%) Red Hat
3 2 (28.57%) Brocade
3 2 (28.57%) EMC
3 2 (28.57%) NetApp
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco
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