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 28 November 2014 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firmware
Rank 113 - 131
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Firmware 18 0 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.55% - 0.26%
As % of the System Software category 6.16% - 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 0 1
Average daily rate
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£321 - £331
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £278 £350
% change year-on-year
+26.12% -20.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £35.00 - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.04% -2.00%
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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
292 302 313
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.98% 10.79% 10.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 128 126
Average daily rate £305 £275 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.90% -21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £146 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £429 £414 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 60 48
Average hourly rate £15.00 £31.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.61% +37.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.10 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £41.11 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £15.63 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+7.77% -5.30%

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
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 November 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 28 November 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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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 - 8 £294 -
Cheshire - 6 £338 -
Manchester - 3 £300 - 1
Lancashire - - - -
Firmware
England

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 19 (67.86%) Linux
2 15 (53.57%) Windows
3 14 (50.00%) Red Hat
3 14 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 13 (46.43%) Configuration Management
5 12 (42.86%) HP
6 10 (35.71%) Shell Script
7 9 (32.14%) Tomcat
8 8 (28.57%) ITIL
8 8 (28.57%) UNIX
8 8 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
8 8 (28.57%) Finance
8 8 (28.57%) VMware
8 8 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
9 7 (25.00%) SAN
10 6 (21.43%) CESG
10 6 (21.43%) PKI
10 6 (21.43%) Android
10 6 (21.43%) Windows Phone
10 6 (21.43%) Mobile Device Management
10 6 (21.43%) Apple iOS
10 6 (21.43%) Windows Phone 8
11 5 (17.86%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (17.86%) Mobile App
11 5 (17.86%) F5
11 5 (17.86%) High Availability
11 5 (17.86%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 5 (17.86%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (17.86%) Hyper-V
11 5 (17.86%) Microsoft Azure

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 9 (32.14%) Tomcat
2 5 (17.86%) Apache
3 3 (10.71%) WebSphere
3 3 (10.71%) WebLogic
4 2 (7.14%) CMS
4 2 (7.14%) IBM HTTP Server
4 2 (7.14%) JBoss
4 2 (7.14%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (7.14%) Oracle HTTP Server
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.86%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (25.00%) SAN
2 5 (17.86%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 5 (17.86%) DMZ
2 5 (17.86%) DHCP
2 5 (17.86%) TCP/IP
2 5 (17.86%) DNS
2 5 (17.86%) SSL
3 2 (7.14%) HTTP
3 2 (7.14%) NAS
4 1 (3.57%) SNMP
4 1 (3.57%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.86%) MySQL
2 3 (10.71%) Relational Database
2 3 (10.71%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Introscope
2 1 (3.57%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 8 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Publishing
2 2 (7.14%) Retail
3 1 (3.57%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (35.71%) Administrator
2 7 (25.00%) Linux Administrator
3 6 (21.43%) Analyst
4 5 (17.86%) Systems Administrator
5 4 (14.29%) HPUX Systems Administrator
5 4 (14.29%) Wintel Analyst
5 4 (14.29%) HPUX Engineer
6 3 (10.71%) UNIX Administrator
6 3 (10.71%) Linux Engineer
7 2 (7.14%) Storage Analyst
7 2 (7.14%) Operations Analyst
7 2 (7.14%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 1 (3.57%) Operations Engineer
8 1 (3.57%) Firmware Developer
8 1 (3.57%) Hardware Tester
8 1 (3.57%) Technical Administrator
8 1 (3.57%) UNIX Systems Administrator
8 1 (3.57%) Wintel Engineer
8 1 (3.57%) Linux Specialist
8 1 (3.57%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.86%) Middleware
2 2 (7.14%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 6 (21.43%) CESG
1 6 (21.43%) PKI
2 5 (17.86%) Mobile App
2 5 (17.86%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (17.86%) Clustering
3 2 (7.14%) CLARiiON
3 2 (7.14%) EMC Centera
3 2 (7.14%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (7.14%) Symmetrix DMX
4 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 19 (67.86%) Linux
2 15 (53.57%) Windows
3 14 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (28.57%) UNIX
5 6 (21.43%) Android
5 6 (21.43%) Windows Phone
5 6 (21.43%) Apple iOS
5 6 (21.43%) Windows Phone 8
6 5 (17.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (17.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (17.86%) HPUX
6 5 (17.86%) Windows 2000
7 2 (7.14%) SUSE
7 2 (7.14%) Debian
7 2 (7.14%) Ubuntu
7 2 (7.14%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 2 (7.14%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (46.43%) Configuration Management
2 8 (28.57%) ITIL
2 8 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
2 8 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
3 6 (21.43%) Mobile Device Management
4 5 (17.86%) High Availability
5 4 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (10.71%) Mentoring
6 3 (10.71%) Coaching
6 3 (10.71%) Performance Improvement
6 3 (10.71%) Business Continuity
6 3 (10.71%) Wealth Management
6 3 (10.71%) Data Management
6 3 (10.71%) Change Management
6 3 (10.71%) Migration
7 2 (7.14%) Software Testing
7 2 (7.14%) Problem Management
7 2 (7.14%) Asset Management
7 2 (7.14%) Content Management
7 2 (7.14%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 10 (35.71%) Shell Script
2 5 (17.86%) PowerShell
3 3 (10.71%) C++
3 3 (10.71%) Perl
4 2 (7.14%) C
4 2 (7.14%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.57%) Embedded C
5 1 (3.57%) Embedded C++
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) ISO 9000
1 1 (3.57%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (17.86%) Hyper-V
1 5 (17.86%) DFS Replication
1 5 (17.86%) VMware ESXi
1 5 (17.86%) Active Directory
2 3 (10.71%) RHEV
3 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (17.86%) SCCM
1 5 (17.86%) SCVMM
2 2 (7.14%) Tivoli
2 2 (7.14%) Puppet
2 2 (7.14%) CA Wily
3 1 (3.57%) Nagios
Vendors
1 14 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 12 (42.86%) HP
3 8 (28.57%) VMware
4 5 (17.86%) F5
4 5 (17.86%) NetApp
4 5 (17.86%) Dell
4 5 (17.86%) EMC
4 5 (17.86%) IBM
4 5 (17.86%) Oracle
5 4 (14.29%) Microsoft
6 3 (10.71%) Sybase
7 2 (7.14%) FatWire
7 2 (7.14%) Cisco
7 2 (7.14%) CA
7 2 (7.14%) Brocade
7 2 (7.14%) Atmel