The 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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firmware
Rank 129 135 133
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -2
Contract jobs citing Firmware 10 1 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.31% 0.034% 0.26%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.08% 0.13% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 1
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£313 - £135
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £275 £348
% change year-on-year
+20.90% -20.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-32.00% -6.25%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Miscellaneous Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
927 763 902
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 29.20% 25.64% 26.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 517 392 416
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 53 89
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.65% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £10.64 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.50 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £27.82
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -37.08%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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
Manchester - 5 £300 - 5
Merseyside - 3 £450 - 2
Cheshire - - - - 1
Cumbria - - - -
Firmware
England

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 10 (66.67%) Linux
2 8 (53.33%) Red Hat
2 8 (53.33%) Shell Script
2 8 (53.33%) Tomcat
2 8 (53.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (46.67%) UNIX
3 7 (46.67%) SAN
3 7 (46.67%) Finance
4 6 (40.00%) EMC
4 6 (40.00%) HP
4 6 (40.00%) Windows
4 6 (40.00%) Oracle
5 5 (33.33%) Apache
5 5 (33.33%) IBM
5 5 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (33.33%) Middleware
5 5 (33.33%) NetApp
6 4 (26.67%) VMware
6 4 (26.67%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (20.00%) Relational Database
7 3 (20.00%) RHEV
7 3 (20.00%) Mentoring
7 3 (20.00%) Coaching
7 3 (20.00%) Performance Improvement
7 3 (20.00%) WebSphere
7 3 (20.00%) Data Management
7 3 (20.00%) Wealth Management
7 3 (20.00%) Business Continuity
7 3 (20.00%) Change Management

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 8 (53.33%) Tomcat
2 5 (33.33%) Apache
3 3 (20.00%) WebSphere
3 3 (20.00%) WebLogic
4 2 (13.33%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (13.33%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 2 (13.33%) CMS
4 2 (13.33%) IBM HTTP Server
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (46.67%) SAN
2 3 (20.00%) HTTP
3 2 (13.33%) DHCP
3 2 (13.33%) DNS
3 2 (13.33%) NAS
4 1 (6.67%) NetScaler
4 1 (6.67%) Structured Cabling
4 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
4 1 (6.67%) VPN
4 1 (6.67%) LAN
4 1 (6.67%) WAN
4 1 (6.67%) DMZ
4 1 (6.67%) Internet
4 1 (6.67%) BGP
4 1 (6.67%) Firewall
4 1 (6.67%) Wireless
4 1 (6.67%) VLAN
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) RDBMS
1 3 (20.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Introscope
2 1 (6.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (6.67%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 7 (46.67%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Publishing
2 2 (13.33%) Retail
3 1 (6.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (60.00%) Administrator
2 7 (46.67%) Linux Administrator
3 4 (26.67%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (20.00%) Analyst
4 3 (20.00%) UNIX Administrator
4 3 (20.00%) HPUX Systems Administrator
4 3 (20.00%) HPUX Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 2 (13.33%) Storage Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) Linux Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) Linux Specialist
6 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) EMC Storage Consultant
6 1 (6.67%) Wintel Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Wintel Support
6 1 (6.67%) Storage Consultant
6 1 (6.67%) Consultant
6 1 (6.67%) UNIX Systems Administrator
6 1 (6.67%) Network Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (33.33%) Middleware
2 2 (13.33%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) CLARiiON
1 2 (13.33%) EMC Centera
1 2 (13.33%) Symmetrix DMX
2 1 (6.67%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 10 (66.67%) Linux
2 8 (53.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (46.67%) UNIX
4 6 (40.00%) Windows
5 3 (20.00%) HPUX
6 2 (13.33%) Windows 7
6 2 (13.33%) SUSE
7 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (6.67%) Windows 2000
7 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (26.67%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (20.00%) Business Continuity
3 3 (20.00%) Wealth Management
3 3 (20.00%) ITIL
3 3 (20.00%) Data Management
3 3 (20.00%) Performance Improvement
3 3 (20.00%) Change Management
3 3 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (20.00%) Mentoring
3 3 (20.00%) Coaching
4 2 (13.33%) Analytics
4 2 (13.33%) Change Control
4 2 (13.33%) Content Management
4 2 (13.33%) Configuration Management
4 2 (13.33%) Migration
4 2 (13.33%) Problem Management
4 2 (13.33%) Asset Management
5 1 (6.67%) High Availability
5 1 (6.67%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (53.33%) Shell Script
2 3 (20.00%) Perl
3 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) CCNP
1 1 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) RHEV
2 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
2 1 (6.67%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) Tivoli
1 2 (13.33%) CA Wily
1 2 (13.33%) Puppet
2 1 (6.67%) NetBackup
2 1 (6.67%) WSUS
2 1 (6.67%) SCCM
2 1 (6.67%) SCOM
2 1 (6.67%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) Red Hat
2 6 (40.00%) Oracle
2 6 (40.00%) HP
2 6 (40.00%) EMC
3 5 (33.33%) IBM
3 5 (33.33%) NetApp
4 4 (26.67%) VMware
5 3 (20.00%) Sybase
5 3 (20.00%) Cisco
6 2 (13.33%) JBoss
6 2 (13.33%) FatWire
6 2 (13.33%) CA
7 1 (6.67%) McAfee
7 1 (6.67%) Blue Coat
7 1 (6.67%) F5
7 1 (6.67%) SAP
7 1 (6.67%) Juniper
7 1 (6.67%) Dell
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