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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Firmware
North West / Manchester
Rank 90 100 95
Rank change year-on-year +10 -5  
Contract jobs citing Firmware 2 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.15% 0.056% 0.062%
As % of the System Software category 1.56% 0.60% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Median daily rate £313 - £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £375 £363
% change year-on-year -13.33% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +37.50% +11.11%  

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 128 166 131
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 9.67% 9.31% 8.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 84 51
Median daily rate £350 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £172 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 13
Median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.55 £11.80 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.70 £55.00 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.87% +6.45%  

Firmware
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester citing Firmware as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firmware in Manchester over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Firmware in Manchester

Firmware
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firmware in Manchester

Firmware
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firmware within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. 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 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
Bolton - 1 £450 -
Firmware
North West

Firmware
Top 13 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 1 (50.00%) Eclipse
1 1 (50.00%) NFS
1 1 (50.00%) IBM
1 1 (50.00%) HP
1 1 (50.00%) Dell
1 1 (50.00%) SAN
1 1 (50.00%) Remedy
1 1 (50.00%) Huawei
1 1 (50.00%) iSCSI
1 1 (50.00%) GCC
1 1 (50.00%) Fibre Channel
1 1 (50.00%) CAN bus
1 1 (50.00%) Data Centre

Firmware
Top Related 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) Fibre Channel
1 1 (50.00%) iSCSI
1 1 (50.00%) SAN
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Eclipse
1 1 (50.00%) GCC
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Data Centre Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Firmware Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Hardware Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) CAN bus
1 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) NFS
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Dell
1 1 (50.00%) HP
1 1 (50.00%) Huawei
1 1 (50.00%) IBM
1 1 (50.00%) Remedy
Manchester
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