Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 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 23 November 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 > Merseyside
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 53 60
Contract jobs citing Firmware 0 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside - 0.34% 0.39%
As % of the System Software category - 3.70% 2.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Merseyside median daily rate - £388 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -18.42% +20.63%
North West median daily rate £222 £300 £469
% change year-on-year -26.00% -36.00% +44.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Merseyside median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £13.00 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -67.50% +23.08% -7.14%

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 Merseyside with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Merseyside
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 77 54 110
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 15.78% 9.06% 14.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 18 40
Merseyside median daily rate £225 £394 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -42.86% +12.50% +23.89%
10th Percentile £112 £329 £163
90th Percentile £558 £571 £479
North West median daily rate £375 £375 £340
% change year-on-year - +10.29% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 16
Merseyside median hourly rate £12.50 £14.34 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.83% +0.63% +16.33%
10th Percentile £11.30 £12.75 £12.00
90th Percentile £14.35 £18.64 £17.38
North West median hourly rate £14.97 £14.34 £14.50
% change year-on-year +4.39% -1.10% -3.33%

Firmware
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

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

Job vacancy trend for Firmware in Merseyside

Firmware
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Firmware in Merseyside