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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firmware
Rank 130 116 135
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +19
Contract jobs citing Firmware 6 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.19% 0.17% 0.033%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.83% 0.72% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate £333 - £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £375 £316
% change year-on-year
-17.33% +18.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £34.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £36.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-17.24% +3.57%
Miscellaneous Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
721 554 713
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.72% 23.01% 23.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 377 250 332
Average daily rate £325 £323 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.77% -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £220 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 47 62
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.42 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.28% -12.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.61 £10.75 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £34.70 £25.76
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -16.00%
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
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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire - 5 £333 - 4
Merseyside - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Firmware
England

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 5 (71.43%) LAN
1 5 (71.43%) WAN
1 5 (71.43%) DHCP
1 5 (71.43%) VPN
1 5 (71.43%) DNS
1 5 (71.43%) Cisco
1 5 (71.43%) CCNP
1 5 (71.43%) DMZ
1 5 (71.43%) Internet
1 5 (71.43%) BGP
1 5 (71.43%) Disaster Recovery
1 5 (71.43%) Firewall
1 5 (71.43%) Wireless
1 5 (71.43%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (71.43%) Juniper
1 5 (71.43%) Incident Management
1 5 (71.43%) VLAN
1 5 (71.43%) Load Balancing
1 5 (71.43%) Capacity Planning
1 5 (71.43%) Structured Cabling
2 4 (57.14%) F5
2 4 (57.14%) NetScaler
2 4 (57.14%) Cisco PIX
2 4 (57.14%) Blue Coat
3 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
4 1 (14.29%) NetBackup
4 1 (14.29%) VMware
4 1 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (14.29%) SAN

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) LAN
1 5 (71.43%) WAN
1 5 (71.43%) DHCP
1 5 (71.43%) VPN
1 5 (71.43%) DNS
1 5 (71.43%) DMZ
1 5 (71.43%) Internet
1 5 (71.43%) BGP
1 5 (71.43%) Firewall
1 5 (71.43%) Wireless
1 5 (71.43%) VLAN
1 5 (71.43%) Structured Cabling
2 4 (57.14%) NetScaler
2 4 (57.14%) Cisco PIX
3 1 (14.29%) SAN
3 1 (14.29%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 3 (42.86%) Network Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) EMC Storage Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Backup Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Server Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Storage Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Consultant
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) UNIX
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Disaster Recovery
1 5 (71.43%) Incident Management
1 5 (71.43%) Load Balancing
1 5 (71.43%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Management
2 1 (14.29%) Data Protection
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) CCNP
1 5 (71.43%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Cisco
1 5 (71.43%) Juniper
2 4 (57.14%) F5
2 4 (57.14%) Blue Coat
3 1 (14.29%) VMware
3 1 (14.29%) HP
3 1 (14.29%) EMC
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle
3 1 (14.29%) SAP