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 29 May 2016 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firmware
Rank 125 121 116
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -5
Contract jobs citing Firmware 8 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.28% 0.12% 0.17%
As % of the System Software category 2.62% 1.22% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 1
Median daily rate £350 £310 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% +12.72%
UK excluding London median daily rate £358 £354 £303
% change year-on-year
+1.06% +16.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £37.50 £31.44 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.27% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.25 £40.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-1.87% +19.40%
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
305 245 214
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 10.76% 9.47% 9.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 112 91
Median daily rate £375 £325 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +6.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £150 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £425 £395
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+10.76% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 52 50
Median hourly rate £13.50 £16.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +13.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.76 £10.06 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £27.00 £21.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £16.83 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+12.92% +8.54%

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 29 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 - 5 £325 - 2
Worcestershire - 2 £358 - 5
Firmware
England

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 May 2016, 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 7 (58.33%) Security Cleared
2 6 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (50.00%) SQL
2 6 (50.00%) DNS
2 6 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (50.00%) VMware
3 5 (41.67%) Electronics
3 5 (41.67%) Linux
3 5 (41.67%) Data Centre
4 4 (33.33%) Firewall
4 4 (33.33%) Rational DOORS
4 4 (33.33%) Embedded Systems
4 4 (33.33%) NetBackup
4 4 (33.33%) Backup Exec
4 4 (33.33%) LPIC
4 4 (33.33%) SysML
4 4 (33.33%) SCCM
4 4 (33.33%) SCOM
4 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 4 (33.33%) UML
4 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 4 (33.33%) SSL
4 4 (33.33%) IBM
4 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 4 (33.33%) IIS
4 4 (33.33%) Aerospace
4 4 (33.33%) Citrix
4 4 (33.33%) Red Hat
5 3 (25.00%) Line Management
5 3 (25.00%) Presales

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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (33.33%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (8.33%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 6 (50.00%) DNS
2 4 (33.33%) Firewall
2 4 (33.33%) SSL
3 2 (16.67%) DHCP
4 1 (8.33%) Asterisk PBX
4 1 (8.33%) Internet
4 1 (8.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Rational DOORS
General
1 5 (41.67%) Electronics
2 4 (33.33%) Aerospace
3 1 (8.33%) Billing
3 1 (8.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Design Engineer
1 4 (33.33%) Systems Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Hardware Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Server Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Technical Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) MATLAB Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Software Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Leader
3 1 (8.33%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) FreeSWITCH
1 1 (8.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Data Centre
2 4 (33.33%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (8.33%) Algorithms
3 1 (8.33%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Linux
2 2 (16.67%) Windows
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Server
3 1 (8.33%) Unix
3 1 (8.33%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) SysML
1 4 (33.33%) UML
2 3 (25.00%) Line Management
2 3 (25.00%) Presales
3 2 (16.67%) Migration
4 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (8.33%) Network Design
4 1 (8.33%) Network Optimisation
4 1 (8.33%) Open Source
4 1 (8.33%) Project Management
4 1 (8.33%) Scrum
4 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
4 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
4 1 (8.33%) TDD
4 1 (8.33%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (16.67%) MATLAB
3 1 (8.33%) C
3 1 (8.33%) PHP
3 1 (8.33%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 7 (58.33%) Security Cleared
2 4 (33.33%) LPIC
2 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 6 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 6 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (16.67%) VMware ESX
3 1 (8.33%) Kamailio
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) Backup Exec
1 4 (33.33%) NetBackup
1 4 (33.33%) SCCM
1 4 (33.33%) SCOM
2 2 (16.67%) vMotion
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) VMware
2 4 (33.33%) Citrix
2 4 (33.33%) IBM
2 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 2 (16.67%) Veeam
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco