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 3 months to 26 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 / Merseyside
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 40 37
Contract jobs citing Firmware 0 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside - 0.31% 0.78%
As % of the System Software category - 2.78% 5.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Median daily rate - - £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £355
% change year-on-year +3.84% -8.45%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £38.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -2.59% -3.75%  

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 Merseyside with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Merseyside
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 45 36 55
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 13.47% 11.04% 14.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 6 21
Median daily rate £350 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £260 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £495 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 5
Median hourly rate £14.00 £13.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -10.34%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £11.00 £13.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.05 £14.34 £15.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.18 £21.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year -25.60% +24.28%  

Firmware
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside 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 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