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 3 September 2015 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firmware
Rank 165 127 141
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +14
Contract jobs citing Firmware 1 9 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.023% 0.29% 0.034%
As % of the System Software category 0.23% 2.94% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 0
Average daily rate
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- £325 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £338 £293
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.75 £25.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+48.03% -32.00%
Firmware
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
428 306 308
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.84% 9.86% 10.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 167 123
Average daily rate £320 £280 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £175 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £414 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 53 67
Average hourly rate £14.50 £19.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.68% -34.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.35 £11.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.45 £45.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

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
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 3 September 2015. 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 -9 1 - -
Firmware
England

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 4 (57.14%) ITIL
1 4 (57.14%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (42.86%) C
2 3 (42.86%) Cisco
2 3 (42.86%) EMC
2 3 (42.86%) SAN
2 3 (42.86%) NetApp
2 3 (42.86%) Publishing
2 3 (42.86%) CLARiiON
2 3 (42.86%) EMC Centera
2 3 (42.86%) NAS
2 3 (42.86%) Symmetrix DMX
2 3 (42.86%) Asset Management
2 3 (42.86%) Change Control
3 2 (28.57%) C++
4 1 (14.29%) VB
4 1 (14.29%) Electronics
4 1 (14.29%) ThreadX
4 1 (14.29%) Change Management
4 1 (14.29%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (14.29%) SCCM
4 1 (14.29%) SCVMM
4 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
4 1 (14.29%) DMZ
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (14.29%) VxWorks
4 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) SAN
1 3 (42.86%) NAS
2 1 (14.29%) DMZ
2 1 (14.29%) DHCP
2 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 1 (14.29%) DNS
General
1 3 (42.86%) Publishing
2 1 (14.29%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Developer
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Storage Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Firmware Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Software Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Software Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Embedded Software Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Firmware Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Design Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) C++ Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Embedded Software Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) CLARiiON
1 3 (42.86%) EMC Centera
1 3 (42.86%) Symmetrix DMX
2 1 (14.29%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (14.29%) Algorithms
2 1 (14.29%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (14.29%) VxWorks
1 1 (14.29%) ThreadX
1 1 (14.29%) Embedded Linux
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Disaster Recovery
1 4 (57.14%) ITIL
2 3 (42.86%) Change Control
2 3 (42.86%) Asset Management
3 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
3 1 (14.29%) High Availability
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (14.29%) Security Patching
3 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
3 1 (14.29%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) C
2 2 (28.57%) C++
3 1 (14.29%) VB
3 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
1 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) SCCM
1 1 (14.29%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco
1 3 (42.86%) EMC
1 3 (42.86%) NetApp
2 1 (14.29%) Renesas
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) HP