The table below looks at the statistics for Firmware skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firmware over the 3 months to 29 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firmware
Rank 39 43 32
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -11
Contract jobs citing Firmware 1 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.32% 0.26% 1.95%
As % of the System Software category 4.00% 1.43% 18.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 5
Median daily rate £388 - £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £300 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £38.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+10.52% +1.33%
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
25 70 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 8.06% 18.47% 10.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 28 12
Median daily rate £425 £425 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +17.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £175 £157
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 13 6
Median hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +27.27%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -5.88%

Firmware
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Merseyside region citing Firmware as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Firmware also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Merseyside region with a requirement for Firmware.

1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) IaaS
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (50.00%) Security Patching
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (50.00%) IPsec
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Clustering
2 1 (50.00%) Release Management
2 1 (50.00%) SCCM
2 1 (50.00%) SCVMM
2 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (50.00%) SolarWinds
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (50.00%) DFS Replication
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL V3
2 1 (50.00%) High Availability
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) Linux

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (50.00%) IaaS
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) DHCP
1 1 (50.00%) DMZ
1 1 (50.00%) DNS
1 1 (50.00%) IPsec
1 1 (50.00%) SAN
1 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Applications Support
2 1 (50.00%) Applications Support Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Support Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Systems Support Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Wintel Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 2000
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (50.00%) High Availability
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL V3
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (50.00%) Release Management
2 1 (50.00%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) DFS Replication
1 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (50.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (50.00%) SCCM
1 1 (50.00%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Dell
1 1 (50.00%) HP
1 1 (50.00%) NetApp
1 1 (50.00%) SolarWinds
1 1 (50.00%) Sun