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 3 months to 28 June 2017 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 85 98 -
Rank change year-on-year +13 -  
Contract jobs citing Firmware 2 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.14% 0.17% -
As % of the System Software category 1.61% 1.52% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Median daily rate £350 £450 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.22% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £328 £338
% change year-on-year -0.76% -2.96%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - -6.25%  

Firmware is in the system software skills category. The next 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.

Contract System Software Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 124 198 204
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 8.86% 11.14% 13.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 154 210
Median daily rate £440 £355 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.94% +14.51%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £103 £200 £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 15 30
Median hourly rate £15.50 £12.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.00% -7.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.04 £9.07 £10.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £168.75 £16.73 £26.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -28.88% +28.57%  

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 28 June 2017, 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Firmware.

1 2 (50.00%) SAN
1 2 (50.00%) NFS
1 2 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) Dell
2 1 (25.00%) EMC
2 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (25.00%) DNS
2 1 (25.00%) IBM
2 1 (25.00%) Embedded C
2 1 (25.00%) C
2 1 (25.00%) MySQL
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Unix
2 1 (25.00%) AIX
2 1 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (25.00%) JBoss
2 1 (25.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (25.00%) LDAP
2 1 (25.00%) Eclipse
2 1 (25.00%) SMTP
2 1 (25.00%) FTP
2 1 (25.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (25.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Nagios
2 1 (25.00%) Remedy
2 1 (25.00%) Process Management
2 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (25.00%) Firewall
2 1 (25.00%) Electronics
2 1 (25.00%) SUSE

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) JBoss
1 1 (25.00%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) SAN
2 1 (25.00%) DNS
2 1 (25.00%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (25.00%) Firewall
2 1 (25.00%) FTP
2 1 (25.00%) iSCSI
2 1 (25.00%) LDAP
2 1 (25.00%) SMTP
2 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Eclipse
1 1 (25.00%) GCC
General
1 1 (25.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Administrator
1 1 (25.00%) Data Centre Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Designer
1 1 (25.00%) Firmware Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Hardware Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Linux Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) CAN bus
1 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) AIX
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
1 1 (25.00%) SUSE
1 1 (25.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Break/Fix
1 1 (25.00%) DevOps
1 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL
1 1 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
1 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
1 1 (25.00%) Process Management
1 1 (25.00%) Schematic Capture
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C
1 1 (25.00%) Embedded C
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Ansible
1 1 (25.00%) Nagios
1 1 (25.00%) Puppet
1 1 (25.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 1 (25.00%) yum
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) Dell
2 1 (25.00%) EMC
2 1 (25.00%) Huawei
2 1 (25.00%) IBM
2 1 (25.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (25.00%) Remedy
2 1 (25.00%) VMware