The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Firmware 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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firmware
Rank 32 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Firmware 4 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.63% - -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.02% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate
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£463 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £293 £348
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -15.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £37.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year
-32.00% -9.63%
Firmware
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Merseyside region.

Miscellaneous Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
57 43 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 23.27% 17.48% 26.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 22 17
Average daily rate £450 £350 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £245 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £477 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 15
Average hourly rate £13.71 £17.25 £17.49
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.52% -1.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £12.65 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.50 £21.85 £19.71
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

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 Miscellaneous 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 29 August 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 £463 -
Firmware
North West

Firmware
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 4 (100.00%) SAN
2 2 (50.00%) NetApp
2 2 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (50.00%) Shell Script
2 2 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) Publishing
2 2 (50.00%) CLARiiON
2 2 (50.00%) EMC Centera
2 2 (50.00%) Asset Management
2 2 (50.00%) Wealth Management
2 2 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (50.00%) NAS
2 2 (50.00%) Symmetrix DMX
2 2 (50.00%) Change Control
2 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) UNIX
2 2 (50.00%) HPUX
2 2 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) Tomcat
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco
2 2 (50.00%) HP
2 2 (50.00%) EMC

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 2 (50.00%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) SAN
2 2 (50.00%) NAS
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
1 2 (50.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Systems Administrator
1 2 (50.00%) Administrator
1 2 (50.00%) HPUX Systems Administrator
1 2 (50.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
1 2 (50.00%) Linux Administrator
1 2 (50.00%) Storage Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Linux Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) HPUX Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) CLARiiON
1 2 (50.00%) EMC Centera
1 2 (50.00%) Symmetrix DMX
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (50.00%) UNIX
1 2 (50.00%) HPUX
1 2 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (50.00%) Asset Management
1 2 (50.00%) Wealth Management
1 2 (50.00%) Change Control
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Shell Script
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) NetApp
1 2 (50.00%) Red Hat
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco
1 2 (50.00%) HP
1 2 (50.00%) EMC