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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firmware over the 3 months to 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firmware
Rank 116 102 103
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +1
Contract jobs citing Firmware 1 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.042% 0.049% 0.24%
As % of the System Software category 0.50% 0.62% 3.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
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£375 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £278 £350
% change year-on-year
+26.12% -20.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.04% -2.00%
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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 West Midlands region.

System Software Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
200 162 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.35% 7.91% 7.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 54 45
Average daily rate £303 £290 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.31% -17.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £185 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £427 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 48 41
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £23.50 £29.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.80 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+4.43% -4.24%

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 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firmware within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 November 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 - - - -
West Bromwich - - - -
Staffordshire - - - - 1
Firmware
England

Firmware
Top 27 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) VMware
1 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (33.33%) Application Packaging
2 1 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (33.33%) SAN
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (33.33%) Quality Management
2 1 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) MS Office
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) MCSE
2 1 (33.33%) MCSA
2 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
2 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (33.33%) DHCP
2 1 (33.33%) DNS

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 (33.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) SAN
1 1 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (33.33%) DHCP
1 1 (33.33%) DNS
General
1 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Desktop Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Virtualisation Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Desktop Support
1 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Quality Manager
1 1 (33.33%) QA Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Application Packaging
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (33.33%) MCSE
1 1 (33.33%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix
West Midlands
CPS Group UK
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 8 days ago