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 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Firmware
England / North West
Rank 131 153 139
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -14
Contract jobs citing Firmware 2 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.076% 0.11% 0.12%
As % of the System Software category 0.74% 1.22% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 3
Median daily rate £381 £343 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.31% -8.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £310 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £436 £375 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £365 £388
% change year-on-year
-10.95% -5.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £40.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year
+8.75% -2.43%

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
270 329 277
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 10.27% 8.83% 8.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 165 104
Median daily rate £365 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 62 53
Median hourly rate £15.75 £16.97 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.16% +21.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.14 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £40.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.25
% change year-on-year
- -1.53%

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 21 February 2017.

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 21 February 2017. 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 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
Cheshire +22 1 £313 +0.80% 1
Manchester - 1 £450 - 5
Firmware
England

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, 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 3 (42.86%) Software Engineering
2 2 (28.57%) Device Driver
2 2 (28.57%) ZigBee
2 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
2 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
2 2 (28.57%) C++
2 2 (28.57%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Smart Meter
2 2 (28.57%) Asset Management
3 1 (14.29%) GCC
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL V3
3 1 (14.29%) Twitter
3 1 (14.29%) CAN bus
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
3 1 (14.29%) Device Driver Development
3 1 (14.29%) Linux
3 1 (14.29%) OOP
3 1 (14.29%) OO
3 1 (14.29%) PhD
3 1 (14.29%) .NET
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
3 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) Eclipse
3 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
3 1 (14.29%) Sun
3 1 (14.29%) Embedded C

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 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) ZigBee
2 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Eclipse
1 1 (14.29%) GCC
1 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Software Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) C++ Software Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) .NET Software Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Applications Support
3 1 (14.29%) Applications Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) C# Software Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Embedded Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Firmware Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Systems Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
1 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Device Driver
1 2 (28.57%) Smart Meter
2 1 (14.29%) CAN bus
2 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 1 (14.29%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) Linux
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Software Engineering
2 2 (28.57%) Asset Management
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) Device Driver Development
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL V3
3 1 (14.29%) Mathematics
3 1 (14.29%) OO
3 1 (14.29%) OOP
3 1 (14.29%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) C++
2 1 (14.29%) C
2 1 (14.29%) C#
2 1 (14.29%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) PhD
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Sun
1 1 (14.29%) Twitter
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