The table below looks at the statistics for Firmware skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firmware over the 3 months to 27 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Firmware
England / West Midlands
Rank 118 125 -
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -
Contract jobs citing Firmware 2 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.083% 0.16% -
As % of the System Software category 0.96% 2.14% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Median daily rate £275 £550 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.25 £40.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year
+13.12% -2.43%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

System Software Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
208 187 267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.60% 7.34% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 79 109
Median daily rate £400 £325 £286
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +13.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £117 £175 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
- -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 27 58
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -38.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.70 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £18.15 £29.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.93 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.45% +3.12%

Firmware
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing Firmware as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the System Software category.

Firmware Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Firmware
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Firmware across the West Midlands region.

Firmware Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Firmware
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Firmware across the West Midlands region.

Firmware Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Firmware
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firmware within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017. 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 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
Birmingham -3 1 £275 - 3
Worcestershire - 1 - - 1
Firmware
England

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Firmware.

1 4 (57.14%) C
2 3 (42.86%) Software Engineering
2 3 (42.86%) Telecoms
3 2 (28.57%) Electronics
3 2 (28.57%) Data Centre
3 2 (28.57%) DNS
3 2 (28.57%) Automotive
3 2 (28.57%) C++
3 2 (28.57%) DHCP
3 2 (28.57%) Embedded C
4 1 (14.29%) Embedded C++
4 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
4 1 (14.29%) Internet
4 1 (14.29%) OSPF
4 1 (14.29%) BGP
4 1 (14.29%) VxWorks
4 1 (14.29%) DSL
4 1 (14.29%) Ethernet
4 1 (14.29%) FTP
4 1 (14.29%) NFS
4 1 (14.29%) SNMP
4 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
4 1 (14.29%) VPN
4 1 (14.29%) SQL
4 1 (14.29%) Windows
4 1 (14.29%) Linux
4 1 (14.29%) Python
4 1 (14.29%) SMTP
4 1 (14.29%) Change Management
4 1 (14.29%) Firewall

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) DHCP
1 2 (28.57%) DNS
2 1 (14.29%) BGP
2 1 (14.29%) DSL
2 1 (14.29%) Ethernet
2 1 (14.29%) Firewall
2 1 (14.29%) FTP
2 1 (14.29%) Internet
2 1 (14.29%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (14.29%) IPsec
2 1 (14.29%) Network Security
2 1 (14.29%) OSPF
2 1 (14.29%) SMTP
2 1 (14.29%) SNMP
2 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 1 (14.29%) VPN
2 1 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
General
1 3 (42.86%) Telecoms
2 2 (28.57%) Automotive
2 2 (28.57%) Electronics
3 1 (14.29%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Embedded Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Embedded Software Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Software Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) C Software Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Control Systems Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Embedded C Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Embedded C Software Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Embedded Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Firmware Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Firmware Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Network Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) VMware Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
1 1 (14.29%) VxWorks
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Software Engineering
2 1 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (14.29%) Change Management
2 1 (14.29%) High Availability
2 1 (14.29%) Migration
2 1 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Server Hardening
2 1 (14.29%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) C
2 2 (28.57%) C++
2 2 (28.57%) Embedded C
3 1 (14.29%) C#
3 1 (14.29%) Embedded C++
3 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
3 1 (14.29%) Python
3 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
1 1 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
1 1 (14.29%) NFS
1 1 (14.29%) VMware ESX
1 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) vMotion
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Altera
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco
1 1 (14.29%) VMware
1 1 (14.29%) Xilinx