Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 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
England > North West
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 201 209 238
Rank change year-on-year +8 +29 -65
Contract jobs citing Firmware 5 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.088% 0.13% 0.071%
As % of the System Software category 0.81% 1.30% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 4
North West median daily rate £222 £300 £469
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.00% -36.00% +44.23%
10th Percentile £120 £281 £341
90th Percentile £324 £433 £513
England median daily rate £375 £315 £375
% change year-on-year +19.05% -16.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
North West median hourly rate £13.00 £40.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -67.50% +23.08% -7.14%
England median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £38.25
% change year-on-year +1.25% +4.58% +9.29%

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 619 690 857
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 10.84% 10.06% 10.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 389 389 454
North West median daily rate £375 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.29% +13.33%
10th Percentile £125 £143 £163
90th Percentile £550 £514 £513
England median daily rate £425 £410 £375
% change year-on-year +3.66% +9.33% +8.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 77 107
North West median hourly rate £15.69 £14.34 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.41% -1.10% -3.33%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.50 £10.25
90th Percentile £39.30 £21.60 £25.90
England median hourly rate £16.50 £15.88 £16.00
% change year-on-year +3.94% -0.78% +6.67%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firmware in the North West over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 22 November 2017. 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 +9 4 £94 -67.30% 2
Manchester +16 1 £350 -22.22% 4
Firmware
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 North West region with a requirement for Firmware.

1 5 (100.00%) HP
2 4 (80.00%) Dell
2 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (80.00%) SLA
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (80.00%) Banking
2 4 (80.00%) Windows 10
2 4 (80.00%) Remote Desktop
2 4 (80.00%) Proactive Monitoring
2 4 (80.00%) Break/Fix
2 4 (80.00%) ITSM
3 1 (20.00%) SUSE
3 1 (20.00%) VMware
3 1 (20.00%) yum
3 1 (20.00%) Puppet
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (20.00%) Ansible
3 1 (20.00%) DevOps
3 1 (20.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (20.00%) MySQL
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL
3 1 (20.00%) Unix
3 1 (20.00%) SMTP
3 1 (20.00%) FTP
3 1 (20.00%) NFS
3 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (20.00%) DNS
3 1 (20.00%) AIX
3 1 (20.00%) Linux

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) JBoss
1 1 (20.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (20.00%) DNS
2 1 (20.00%) Firewall
2 1 (20.00%) FTP
2 1 (20.00%) LDAP
2 1 (20.00%) SAN
2 1 (20.00%) SMTP
2 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) MySQL
General
1 4 (80.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Break Fix Engineer
1 4 (80.00%) Hardware Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Linux Administrator
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
1 4 (80.00%) Windows 10
2 1 (20.00%) AIX
2 1 (20.00%) Linux
2 1 (20.00%) SUSE
2 1 (20.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Break/Fix
1 4 (80.00%) ITSM
1 4 (80.00%) Proactive Monitoring
2 1 (20.00%) DevOps
2 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (20.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (20.00%) Process Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (80.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Ansible
1 1 (20.00%) Nagios
1 1 (20.00%) Puppet
1 1 (20.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 1 (20.00%) yum
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) HP
2 4 (80.00%) Dell
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (20.00%) VMware