Period
to 18 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for Firmware skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Firmware over the 6 months to 18 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Firmware
North West > Manchester
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 150 134 158
Rank change year-on-year -16 +24 -15
Contract jobs citing Firmware 1 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.032% 0.035% 0.11%
As % of the System Software category 0.21% 0.32% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Manchester median daily rate £295 £350 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.71% -22.22% +50.00%
North West median daily rate £295 £350 £344
% change year-on-year -15.71% +1.82% -27.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Manchester median hourly rate - - £40.00
North West median hourly rate £13.45 £13.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.46% -67.50% +23.08%

Firmware is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 477 308 423
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 15.22% 10.89% 11.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 320 178 244
Manchester median daily rate £388 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +6.67% +20.00%
10th Percentile £131 £117 £163
90th Percentile £626 £538 £500
North West median daily rate £380 £375 £380
% change year-on-year +1.33% -1.32% +16.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 33 36
Manchester median hourly rate £13.50 £15.50 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.90% +16.98% -1.85%
10th Percentile £10.90 £10.80 £9.75
90th Percentile £27.49 £32.30 £20.73
North West median hourly rate £15.59 £15.25 £14.00
% change year-on-year +2.21% +8.93% -3.45%

Firmware
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing Firmware as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for Firmware in Manchester

Firmware
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Firmware in Manchester.

Contractor daily rate trend for Firmware in Manchester

Firmware
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firmware in Manchester

For the 6 months to 18 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Firmware also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for Firmware.

1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) C++
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) UML
1 1 (100.00%) OOP
1 1 (100.00%) OO
1 1 (100.00%) Embedded C++
1 1 (100.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array

Firmware
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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:

Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Firmware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) OO
1 1 (100.00%) OOP
1 1 (100.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) C++
1 1 (100.00%) Embedded C++