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 July 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
27 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firmware
Rank 115 115 -
Rank change year-on-year
0 -
Contract jobs citing Firmware 5 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.21% 0.17% -
As % of the System Software category 2.66% 1.86% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate
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£325 £275 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £40.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-6.83% +7.33%
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 West Midlands region.

System Software Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
188 215 207
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.87% 8.94% 10.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 83 99
Average daily rate £325 £300 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -5.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £185 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £350 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 54 37
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.62 £9.50 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £21.35 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £15.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+8.54% -13.88%

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 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Birmingham +1 2 £325 -
Warwickshire - 2 £310 - 1
Staffordshire - 1 £383 - 1
Firmware
England

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 July 2015, 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 3 (50.00%) Project Management
2 2 (33.33%) Firewall
2 2 (33.33%) Electronics
2 2 (33.33%) Solaris
2 2 (33.33%) LDAP
2 2 (33.33%) LAN
2 2 (33.33%) WAN
2 2 (33.33%) Veritas
2 2 (33.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 2 (33.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 2 (33.33%) NetBackup
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle ZFS
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Open Source
3 1 (16.67%) Software Architecture
3 1 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (16.67%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (16.67%) PABX
3 1 (16.67%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (16.67%) Tizen
3 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (16.67%) CheckPoint
3 1 (16.67%) Extranet
3 1 (16.67%) OpenGL
3 1 (16.67%) Middleware
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) CCSP
3 1 (16.67%) CCNP
3 1 (16.67%) CCNA

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 July 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) LDAP
1 2 (33.33%) LAN
1 2 (33.33%) WAN
1 2 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco PIX
2 1 (16.67%) Network Security
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (16.67%) PABX
2 1 (16.67%) Extranet
2 1 (16.67%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Rational DOORS
General
1 2 (33.33%) Electronics
2 1 (16.67%) Automotive
2 1 (16.67%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Systems Administrator
1 2 (33.33%) Administrator
1 2 (33.33%) Solaris Systems Administrator
1 2 (33.33%) Solaris Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) VoIP Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Design Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Network Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Software Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) HTML
1 1 (16.67%) OpenGL
1 1 (16.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
1 1 (16.67%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Solaris
2 1 (16.67%) Linux
2 1 (16.67%) Tizen
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (16.67%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) SysML
2 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
2 1 (16.67%) Open Source
2 1 (16.67%) Software Architecture
2 1 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
2 1 (16.67%) UML
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) C
1 1 (16.67%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) CCSP
1 1 (16.67%) CCNP
1 1 (16.67%) CCNA
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
1 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 2 (33.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) NetBackup
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Veritas
2 1 (16.67%) CheckPoint
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft