The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Firmware 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the North West region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firmware
Rank 128 126 132
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +6
Contract jobs citing Firmware 7 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.23% 0.073% 0.28%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.97% 0.34% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 1
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£325 - £135
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £314
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +11.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -9.63%
Miscellaneous Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
719 587 642
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 23.75% 21.45% 19.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 385 273 296
Average daily rate £385 £325 £321
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.46% +1.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £427 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 35 73
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.84 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.98% -9.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.12 £10.50 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £20.50 £25.73
% change year-on-year
- -20.32%
Firmware
England

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 Miscellaneous 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 1 August 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firmware within the North West region over the 3 months to 1 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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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
Merseyside - 2 £475 -
Cheshire - 1 - -
Cumbria - - - -
Firmware
England

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 8 (61.54%) Disaster Recovery
1 8 (61.54%) Capacity Planning
2 7 (53.85%) Cisco
3 6 (46.15%) EMC
3 6 (46.15%) DNS
3 6 (46.15%) DHCP
4 5 (38.46%) LAN
4 5 (38.46%) WAN
4 5 (38.46%) Windows
4 5 (38.46%) VPN
4 5 (38.46%) CCNP
4 5 (38.46%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (38.46%) Juniper
4 5 (38.46%) NetApp
4 5 (38.46%) Firewall
4 5 (38.46%) Wireless
4 5 (38.46%) DMZ
4 5 (38.46%) Internet
4 5 (38.46%) BGP
4 5 (38.46%) Incident Management
4 5 (38.46%) VLAN
4 5 (38.46%) Load Balancing
4 5 (38.46%) Structured Cabling
5 4 (30.77%) Cisco PIX
5 4 (30.77%) F5
5 4 (30.77%) NetScaler
5 4 (30.77%) Blue Coat
5 4 (30.77%) SAN
5 4 (30.77%) UNIX
5 4 (30.77%) Linux

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 (23.08%) WebLogic
1 3 (23.08%) Apache
1 3 (23.08%) Tomcat
1 3 (23.08%) WebSphere
2 2 (15.38%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (46.15%) DNS
1 6 (46.15%) DHCP
2 5 (38.46%) LAN
2 5 (38.46%) WAN
2 5 (38.46%) VPN
2 5 (38.46%) Firewall
2 5 (38.46%) Wireless
2 5 (38.46%) DMZ
2 5 (38.46%) Internet
2 5 (38.46%) BGP
2 5 (38.46%) VLAN
2 5 (38.46%) Structured Cabling
3 4 (30.77%) Cisco PIX
3 4 (30.77%) NetScaler
3 4 (30.77%) SAN
4 2 (15.38%) NAS
5 1 (7.69%) HTTP
5 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) RDBMS
1 3 (23.08%) Relational Database
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 1 (7.69%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Publishing
3 1 (7.69%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) UNIX Administrator
1 3 (23.08%) Administrator
1 3 (23.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 3 (23.08%) Analyst
1 3 (23.08%) Network Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Storage Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Linux Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) Wintel Support
3 1 (7.69%) Storage Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) UNIX Systems Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) Support Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (7.69%) Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) EMC Storage Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Linux Specialist
3 1 (7.69%) Wintel Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Backup Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Wintel Support Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) Middleware
2 2 (15.38%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Symmetrix DMX
1 2 (15.38%) CLARiiON
1 2 (15.38%) EMC Centera
2 1 (7.69%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) Windows
2 4 (30.77%) UNIX
2 4 (30.77%) Linux
3 3 (23.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
5 1 (7.69%) Windows 2000
5 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Disaster Recovery
1 8 (61.54%) Capacity Planning
2 5 (38.46%) Incident Management
2 5 (38.46%) Load Balancing
3 3 (23.08%) ITIL
3 3 (23.08%) Data Management
3 3 (23.08%) Change Management
3 3 (23.08%) Business Continuity
3 3 (23.08%) Performance Improvement
3 3 (23.08%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (15.38%) Change Control
4 2 (15.38%) Migration
4 2 (15.38%) Asset Management
5 1 (7.69%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Capacity Management
5 1 (7.69%) High Availability
5 1 (7.69%) Performance Management
5 1 (7.69%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) Perl
1 3 (23.08%) Shell Script
2 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) CCNP
1 5 (38.46%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) RHEV
2 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) DFS Replication
2 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) NetBackup
1 1 (7.69%) WSUS
1 1 (7.69%) SCCM
1 1 (7.69%) SCOM
1 1 (7.69%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Cisco
2 6 (46.15%) EMC
3 5 (38.46%) Juniper
3 5 (38.46%) NetApp
4 4 (30.77%) F5
4 4 (30.77%) Blue Coat
4 4 (30.77%) Oracle
5 3 (23.08%) Sybase
5 3 (23.08%) Red Hat
5 3 (23.08%) IBM
6 1 (7.69%) SAP
6 1 (7.69%) HP
6 1 (7.69%) Dell
6 1 (7.69%) VMware
6 1 (7.69%) McAfee
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