The table below looks at the statistics for Firmware skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firmware over the 3 months to 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firmware
Rank 141 130 111
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -19
Contract jobs citing Firmware 3 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.087% 0.037% 0.30%
As % of the System Software category 1.01% 0.32% 2.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£413 £170 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+142.64% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £288 £313
% change year-on-year
+30.43% -8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
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%
Firmware
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

System Software Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
296 314 266
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.63% 11.49% 11.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 106 87
Average daily rate £350 £260 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.61% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £135 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £375 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £308 £315
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 66 65
Average hourly rate £13.00 £26.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.94% +6.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.01 £11.82 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.54 £43.50 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

Firmware
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Firmware Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Firmware
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Firmware Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Firmware
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Firmware across the North West region.

Firmware Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Firmware
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firmware within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Manchester -8 1 £375 +120.58%
Cheshire - 1 £450 - 2
Merseyside - 1 - -
Cumbria - - - -
Firmware
England

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 14 (66.67%) Windows
1 14 (66.67%) Configuration Management
2 12 (57.14%) Linux
3 10 (47.62%) HP
4 9 (42.86%) Red Hat
4 9 (42.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (38.10%) VMware
6 7 (33.33%) CESG
6 7 (33.33%) Hyper-V
6 7 (33.33%) Apple iOS
6 7 (33.33%) PKI
6 7 (33.33%) Android
6 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (33.33%) Windows Phone 8
6 7 (33.33%) Mobile Device Management
6 7 (33.33%) Windows Phone
7 6 (28.57%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (28.57%) Mobile App
7 6 (28.57%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 6 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
7 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (28.57%) SCCM
7 6 (28.57%) SCVMM
7 6 (28.57%) Clustering
7 6 (28.57%) F5
7 6 (28.57%) High Availability
7 6 (28.57%) PowerShell
7 6 (28.57%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
7 6 (28.57%) DFS Replication

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 3 (14.29%) Tomcat
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 1 (4.76%) CMS
2 1 (4.76%) IBM HTTP Server
2 1 (4.76%) JBoss
2 1 (4.76%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 6 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (28.57%) TCP/IP
1 6 (28.57%) DNS
1 6 (28.57%) SSL
1 6 (28.57%) DHCP
1 6 (28.57%) DMZ
1 6 (28.57%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 3 (14.29%) SAN
3 1 (4.76%) Wireless
3 1 (4.76%) HTTP
3 1 (4.76%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (28.57%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Introscope
General
1 2 (9.52%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (23.81%) Analyst
1 5 (23.81%) Wintel Analyst
2 3 (14.29%) Administrator
3 2 (9.52%) Operations Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) HPUX Systems Administrator
3 2 (9.52%) HPUX Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (9.52%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Firmware Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Hardware Tester
4 1 (4.76%) Technical Administrator
4 1 (4.76%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (4.76%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Consultant
4 1 (4.76%) Management Consultant
4 1 (4.76%) Tester
4 1 (4.76%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (33.33%) CESG
1 7 (33.33%) PKI
2 6 (28.57%) Clustering
2 6 (28.57%) Mobile App
2 6 (28.57%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (9.52%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 14 (66.67%) Windows
2 12 (57.14%) Linux
3 9 (42.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (33.33%) Apple iOS
4 7 (33.33%) Android
4 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (33.33%) Windows Phone 8
4 7 (33.33%) Windows Phone
5 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (28.57%) Windows 2000
6 3 (14.29%) HPUX
6 3 (14.29%) UNIX
7 2 (9.52%) Debian
7 2 (9.52%) Ubuntu
8 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (4.76%) SUSE
8 1 (4.76%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 1 (4.76%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (66.67%) Configuration Management
2 7 (33.33%) Mobile Device Management
3 6 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
3 6 (28.57%) High Availability
3 6 (28.57%) ITIL
3 6 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (9.52%) Migration
4 2 (9.52%) Software Testing
5 1 (4.76%) Wealth Management
5 1 (4.76%) Problem Management
5 1 (4.76%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (4.76%) Information Security
5 1 (4.76%) Content Management
5 1 (4.76%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 1 (4.76%) Software Engineering
5 1 (4.76%) Change Control
5 1 (4.76%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 6 (28.57%) PowerShell
2 4 (19.05%) Shell Script
3 3 (14.29%) C++
4 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
4 2 (9.52%) C
5 1 (4.76%) Embedded C
5 1 (4.76%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) ISO 9000
1 1 (4.76%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 7 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 6 (28.57%) DFS Replication
2 6 (28.57%) VMware ESXi
2 6 (28.57%) Active Directory
3 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (28.57%) SCCM
1 6 (28.57%) SCVMM
2 1 (4.76%) CA Wily
2 1 (4.76%) Puppet
2 1 (4.76%) Tivoli
2 1 (4.76%) Nagios
Vendors
1 10 (47.62%) HP
2 9 (42.86%) Red Hat
3 8 (38.10%) VMware
4 6 (28.57%) Dell
4 6 (28.57%) F5
5 5 (23.81%) Microsoft
6 2 (9.52%) Brocade
6 2 (9.52%) Atmel
7 1 (4.76%) FatWire
7 1 (4.76%) CA
7 1 (4.76%) Oracle
7 1 (4.76%) IBM