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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firmware
Rank 144 121 121
Rank change year-on-year
-23 0
Contract jobs citing Firmware 4 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.11% 0.23% 0.13%
As % of the System Software category 1.16% 2.07% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Average daily rate
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£388 £333 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.54% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £354 £306 £425
% change year-on-year
+15.50% -27.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £33.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+19.40% -7.58%
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
344 338 232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.37% 11.18% 9.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 153 73
Average daily rate £300 £263 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £165 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £396 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 64 47
Average hourly rate £14.00 £20.13 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.43% +5.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.26 £11.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.85 £43.50 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.86 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -0.85%

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
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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 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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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
Cheshire -15 2 £300 -9.77%
Merseyside - 1 £475 -
Firmware
England

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 3 (42.86%) C
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (28.57%) Configuration Management
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
2 2 (28.57%) Change Control
2 2 (28.57%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) Linux
2 2 (28.57%) C++
2 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
2 2 (28.57%) VMware
3 1 (14.29%) CLARiiON
3 1 (14.29%) EMC Centera
3 1 (14.29%) Clustering
3 1 (14.29%) CESG
3 1 (14.29%) Asset Management
3 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
3 1 (14.29%) PKI
3 1 (14.29%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (14.29%) SCCM
3 1 (14.29%) SCVMM
3 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
3 1 (14.29%) Android
3 1 (14.29%) DNS
3 1 (14.29%) SSL
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
2 1 (14.29%) DNS
2 1 (14.29%) SSL
2 1 (14.29%) SAN
2 1 (14.29%) DMZ
2 1 (14.29%) DHCP
2 1 (14.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (14.29%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) MySQL
General
1 1 (14.29%) Electronics
1 1 (14.29%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Firmware Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Design Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) C++ Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Storage Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Embedded Software Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Wintel Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Firmware Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Software Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Software Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) CLARiiON
1 1 (14.29%) EMC Centera
1 1 (14.29%) Clustering
1 1 (14.29%) CESG
1 1 (14.29%) PKI
1 1 (14.29%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
1 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (14.29%) Algorithms
1 1 (14.29%) Symmetrix DMX
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (28.57%) Linux
3 1 (14.29%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (14.29%) Android
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (14.29%) VxWorks
3 1 (14.29%) Windows 2000
3 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Phone 8
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Phone
3 1 (14.29%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (14.29%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (28.57%) Configuration Management
1 2 (28.57%) Change Control
1 2 (28.57%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) Asset Management
2 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
2 1 (14.29%) High Availability
2 1 (14.29%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (14.29%) Migration
2 1 (14.29%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) C
2 2 (28.57%) C++
3 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
3 1 (14.29%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
2 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (14.29%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) SCCM
1 1 (14.29%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) VMware
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) HP
2 1 (14.29%) Dell
2 1 (14.29%) EMC
2 1 (14.29%) NetApp
2 1 (14.29%) Red Hat
2 1 (14.29%) F5
2 1 (14.29%) Renesas