Period
to 14 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 14 August 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
England > North West
6 months to
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 217 201 218
Rank change year-on-year -16 +17 +10
Contract jobs citing Firmware 3 6 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.049% 0.10% 0.20%
As % of the System Software category 0.37% 1.02% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 11
North West median daily rate £295 £263 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.38% -30.00% -21.05%
10th Percentile £293 £181 £305
90th Percentile £298 £334 £450
England median daily rate £375 £339 £338
% change year-on-year +10.70% +0.37% -4.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
North West median hourly rate £13.45 £13.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.46% - -
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year +3.66% +5.81% +3.33%

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 the North West with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 813 591 821
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.27% 10.29% 10.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 504 369 419
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% -3.13% +23.08%
10th Percentile £157 £155 £190
90th Percentile £575 £544 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £401
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.12% +14.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 50 86
North West median hourly rate £15.00 £14.63 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +8.33% -3.57%
10th Percentile £11.14 £10.69 £10.38
90th Percentile £26.50 £18.69 £22.38
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% -6.06%

Firmware
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Firmware as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Firmware in the North West

Firmware
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Firmware in the North West

Firmware
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firmware in the North West

Firmware
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firmware within the North West region over the 6 months to 14 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire -8 2 - -
Manchester -26 1 £295 +12.38% 2
Firmware
England

For the 6 months to 14 August 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 North West region with a requirement for Firmware.

1 1 (33.33%) C#
1 1 (33.33%) C++
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) UML
1 1 (33.33%) OOP
1 1 (33.33%) OO
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
1 1 (33.33%) IBM
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) Embedded C++
1 1 (33.33%) HP
1 1 (33.33%) Dell
1 1 (33.33%) EMC
1 1 (33.33%) NetApp
1 1 (33.33%) Netcool
1 1 (33.33%) Remedy
1 1 (33.33%) ITSM
1 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
1 1 (33.33%) Law
1 1 (33.33%) Migration
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
1 1 (33.33%) Investment Banking
1 1 (33.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 1 (33.33%) Wealth Management
1 1 (33.33%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (33.33%) PaaS
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills

Firmware
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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:

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Remote Desktop
General
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
1 1 (33.33%) Investment Banking
1 1 (33.33%) Law
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Backup Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Break Fix Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Firmware Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Hardware Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Storage and Backup Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (33.33%) EMC VMAX
1 1 (33.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Break/Fix
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) ITSM
1 1 (33.33%) Migration
1 1 (33.33%) OO
1 1 (33.33%) OOP
1 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
1 1 (33.33%) UML
1 1 (33.33%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C#
1 1 (33.33%) C++
1 1 (33.33%) Embedded C++
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Netcool
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Dell
1 1 (33.33%) EMC
1 1 (33.33%) HP
1 1 (33.33%) IBM
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) NetApp
1 1 (33.33%) Remedy
1 1 (33.33%) Snow