The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Firmware in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firmware over the 3 months to 22 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firmware
Rank 120 - 97
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Firmware 2 0 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.078% - 0.65%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.34% - 2.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 5
Average daily rate
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£350 - £348
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £275 £348
% change year-on-year
+22.72% -20.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £36.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-1.36% -8.12%
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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 West Midlands region.

Miscellaneous Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
596 507 504
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 23.31% 23.98% 21.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 290 265 257
Average daily rate £350 £315 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 37 45
Average hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.97% -33.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.34 £11.40 £11.26
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.64 £37.80 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.83 £17.50 £25.73
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -31.98%

Firmware
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Firmware across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firmware within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 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
Coventry - - - - 2
Firmware
England

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 5 (83.33%) Windows
1 5 (83.33%) Windows XP
1 5 (83.33%) Application Packaging
2 4 (66.67%) SCCM
2 4 (66.67%) Windows 7
2 4 (66.67%) LAN
2 4 (66.67%) DCOM
2 4 (66.67%) WMI
2 4 (66.67%) Software Distribution
2 4 (66.67%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (33.33%) VMware
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
5 1 (16.67%) HP
5 1 (16.67%) Citrix
5 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (16.67%) SAN
5 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
5 1 (16.67%) SQL
5 1 (16.67%) MS Office
5 1 (16.67%) MCSE
5 1 (16.67%) MCSA
5 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
5 1 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (16.67%) DHCP
5 1 (16.67%) DNS
5 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Office
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) LAN
2 1 (16.67%) DHCP
2 1 (16.67%) DNS
2 1 (16.67%) SAN
2 1 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Windows Administrator
1 3 (50.00%) Administrator
2 2 (33.33%) IT Administrator
2 2 (33.33%) Desktop Support
3 1 (16.67%) Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Support Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Systems Administrator
3 1 (16.67%) Virtualisation Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Remote Desktop Support
3 1 (16.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (83.33%) Application Packaging
2 4 (66.67%) DCOM
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
1 5 (83.33%) Windows XP
2 4 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Software Distribution
1 4 (66.67%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) MCSE
1 1 (16.67%) MCSA
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (66.67%) WMI
1 4 (66.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 2 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (16.67%) HP
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix