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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firmware over the 3 months to 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firmware
Rank 147 153 128
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -25
Contract jobs citing Firmware 6 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.16% 0.10% 0.16%
As % of the System Software category 1.57% 0.85% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 3
Median daily rate £450 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £40.25
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.83%
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
382 469 316
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 10.44% 12.25% 10.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 246 155
Median daily rate £360 £310 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.12% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 50 52
Median hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.73 £22.50 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+17.64% +9.67%

Firmware
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Firmware as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firmware across the North West region over the 3 months to 28 July 2016.

Firmware Daily Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firmware within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester - 3 £450 - 1
Merseyside -5 1 - -
Lancashire - 1 - -
Firmware
England

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 North West region with a requirement for Firmware.

1 11 (68.75%) Disaster Recovery
2 7 (43.75%) ITIL
2 7 (43.75%) Linux
3 6 (37.50%) VMware
3 6 (37.50%) Computer Science
3 6 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (31.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (31.25%) Process Improvement
4 5 (31.25%) Vulnerability Management
4 5 (31.25%) Capacity Management
4 5 (31.25%) Service Delivery
4 5 (31.25%) Red Hat
4 5 (31.25%) Configuration Management
5 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
5 4 (25.00%) HP
5 4 (25.00%) TCP/IP
5 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (18.75%) WebSphere
6 3 (18.75%) Oracle Fusion
6 3 (18.75%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (18.75%) SUSE
6 3 (18.75%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (18.75%) Renesas
6 3 (18.75%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 3 (18.75%) SOA
6 3 (18.75%) IBM
6 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
6 3 (18.75%) Apache
6 3 (18.75%) C++
6 3 (18.75%) Oracle

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (18.75%) Apache
1 3 (18.75%) WebLogic
1 3 (18.75%) WebSphere
2 2 (12.50%) GlassFish
2 2 (12.50%) IBM HTTP Server
2 2 (12.50%) JBoss
2 2 (12.50%) Liferay
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (12.50%) Tomcat
2 2 (12.50%) WebLogic Portal
2 2 (12.50%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (6.25%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (12.50%) DHCP
2 2 (12.50%) DMZ
2 2 (12.50%) DNS
2 2 (12.50%) HTTP
2 2 (12.50%) LDAP
3 1 (6.25%) Firewall
3 1 (6.25%) Internet
3 1 (6.25%) IPsec
3 1 (6.25%) RS-232
3 1 (6.25%) RS-422
3 1 (6.25%) RS-485
3 1 (6.25%) SAN
3 1 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (6.25%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Introscope
2 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
2 1 (6.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (18.75%) Telecoms
2 2 (12.50%) Finance
3 1 (6.25%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 3 (18.75%) Administrator
1 3 (18.75%) Developer
1 3 (18.75%) Embedded Developer
1 3 (18.75%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (12.50%) C++ Developer
2 2 (12.50%) Embedded C++ Developer
3 1 (6.25%) DevOps Administrator
3 1 (6.25%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Firmware Developer
3 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Linux Administrator
3 1 (6.25%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 1 (6.25%) Migration Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Technical Specialist
3 1 (6.25%) Unix Administrator
3 1 (6.25%) Unix Systems Administrator
3 1 (6.25%) Virtualisation Specialist
3 1 (6.25%) VMware Specialist
3 1 (6.25%) Wintel Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (12.50%) Middleware
3 1 (6.25%) .NET
3 1 (6.25%) .NET Framework
3 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
3 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Computer Science
2 2 (12.50%) Clustering
2 2 (12.50%) LPAR
3 1 (6.25%) Algorithms
3 1 (6.25%) Device Driver
3 1 (6.25%) Internet of Things
3 1 (6.25%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 7 (43.75%) Linux
2 5 (31.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (18.75%) AIX
3 3 (18.75%) HPUX
3 3 (18.75%) Solaris
3 3 (18.75%) SUSE
3 3 (18.75%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
3 3 (18.75%) ThreadX
3 3 (18.75%) Unix
3 3 (18.75%) Windows
3 3 (18.75%) Windows Server
4 2 (12.50%) VxWorks
4 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (6.25%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (6.25%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (68.75%) Disaster Recovery
2 7 (43.75%) ITIL
3 5 (31.25%) Capacity Management
3 5 (31.25%) Configuration Management
3 5 (31.25%) Process Improvement
3 5 (31.25%) Service Delivery
3 5 (31.25%) Vulnerability Management
4 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (18.75%) SOA
6 2 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
6 2 (12.50%) High Availability
6 2 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (12.50%) Problem Management
6 2 (12.50%) Security Patching
6 2 (12.50%) Unit Testing
7 1 (6.25%) Asset Management
7 1 (6.25%) DevOps
7 1 (6.25%) Open Source
7 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering
7 1 (6.25%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) C++
1 3 (18.75%) Shell Script
2 2 (12.50%) PowerShell
3 1 (6.25%) Assembly Language
3 1 (6.25%) Bash Shell
3 1 (6.25%) C
3 1 (6.25%) C#
3 1 (6.25%) Embedded C
3 1 (6.25%) SQL
3 1 (6.25%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) MCITP
2 1 (6.25%) MCP
2 1 (6.25%) MCSA
2 1 (6.25%) MCSE
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) MISRA
System Software
1 6 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (18.75%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (18.75%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (12.50%) Hyper-V
5 1 (6.25%) DFS Replication
5 1 (6.25%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) CA Wily
1 2 (12.50%) HP Data Protector
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Clustering
1 2 (12.50%) nmon
1 2 (12.50%) Puppet
1 2 (12.50%) SCCM
1 2 (12.50%) SCVMM
1 2 (12.50%) Tivoli
2 1 (6.25%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) VMware
2 5 (31.25%) Red Hat
3 4 (25.00%) HP
4 3 (18.75%) IBM
4 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
4 3 (18.75%) Oracle
4 3 (18.75%) Renesas
5 2 (12.50%) CA
5 2 (12.50%) Endeca
6 1 (6.25%) Dell
6 1 (6.25%) NetApp
6 1 (6.25%) Perforce
6 1 (6.25%) SolarWinds