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 4 May 2016 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firmware
Rank 155 157 134
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -23
Contract jobs citing Firmware 9 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.22% 0.10% 0.19%
As % of the System Software category 2.05% 1.08% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 2
Median daily rate £375 £300 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -9.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £327
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £300 £339
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £344 £303
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £40.00 £30.75
% change year-on-year
-3.75% +30.08%
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
438 371 385
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 10.83% 9.50% 12.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 157 158
Median daily rate £375 £321 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.86% +22.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £202 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £515 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 70 73
Median hourly rate £13.75 £14.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.78% -44.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.95 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.25 £20.25 £44.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.38
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +0.76%

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
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 4 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Lancashire - 5 £425 - 1
Cheshire -11 3 £310 +3.33% 1
Manchester - 1 - - 3
Firmware
England

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 May 2016, 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 6 (54.55%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (45.45%) Service Delivery
2 5 (45.45%) Computer Science
2 5 (45.45%) ITIL
2 5 (45.45%) Process Improvement
2 5 (45.45%) Vulnerability Management
2 5 (45.45%) Capacity Management
3 4 (36.36%) Renesas
3 4 (36.36%) MISRA
3 4 (36.36%) C++
3 4 (36.36%) TCP/IP
3 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (36.36%) ThreadX
4 3 (27.27%) VMware
4 3 (27.27%) Red Hat
4 3 (27.27%) Linux
4 3 (27.27%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (27.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
5 2 (18.18%) VxWorks
5 2 (18.18%) LDAP
5 2 (18.18%) Unit Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Finance
6 1 (9.09%) SUSE
6 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
6 1 (9.09%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (9.09%) ZigBee
6 1 (9.09%) Asset Management
6 1 (9.09%) WebSphere

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 1 (9.09%) Apache
1 1 (9.09%) WebLogic
1 1 (9.09%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) TCP/IP
2 2 (18.18%) LDAP
3 1 (9.09%) ZigBee
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Developer
1 4 (36.36%) Embedded Developer
2 2 (18.18%) C++ Developer
2 2 (18.18%) Embedded C++ Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) Firmware Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Linux Scripter
3 1 (9.09%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) Virtualisation Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) VMware Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) Computer Science
2 1 (9.09%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) ThreadX
2 3 (27.27%) Linux
2 3 (27.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (18.18%) VxWorks
4 1 (9.09%) AIX
4 1 (9.09%) HPUX
4 1 (9.09%) Solaris
4 1 (9.09%) SUSE
4 1 (9.09%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
4 1 (9.09%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (45.45%) Capacity Management
2 5 (45.45%) ITIL
2 5 (45.45%) Process Improvement
2 5 (45.45%) Service Delivery
2 5 (45.45%) Vulnerability Management
3 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (18.18%) Unit Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Asset Management
5 1 (9.09%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) C++
2 1 (9.09%) Bash Shell
2 1 (9.09%) Shell Script
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (36.36%) MISRA
System Software
1 3 (27.27%) VMware ESXi
1 3 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle RAC
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Renesas
2 3 (27.27%) Red Hat
2 3 (27.27%) VMware
3 1 (9.09%) IBM
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle