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 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Firmware
England / North West
Rank 124 147 148
Rank change year-on-year +23 +1  
Contract jobs citing Firmware 4 10 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.16% 0.26% 0.056%
As % of the System Software category 1.54% 2.42% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 1
Median daily rate £313 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.66% -  
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 £35.00
% change year-on-year +37.50% +14.28%  

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 the North West with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 259 413 352
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 10.09% 10.76% 9.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 207 154
Median daily rate £350 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £230 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £683
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 47 55
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +10.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £11.65 £10.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.47 £40.00 £37.80
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 the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 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 3 months to 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 26 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
Manchester +17 2 £313 - 5
Cheshire +28 1 £313 +0.80%
Lancashire +14 1 - - 2
Firmware
England

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 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 North West region with a requirement for Firmware.

1 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (25.00%) Huawei
2 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (25.00%) Mathematics
2 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (25.00%) iSCSI
2 1 (25.00%) Video Processing
2 1 (25.00%) GCC
2 1 (25.00%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (25.00%) CAN bus
2 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (25.00%) Device Driver Development
2 1 (25.00%) Device Driver
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) C
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) C++
2 1 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) OOP
2 1 (25.00%) OO
2 1 (25.00%) PhD
2 1 (25.00%) Eclipse
2 1 (25.00%) NFS
2 1 (25.00%) IBM
2 1 (25.00%) Embedded C
2 1 (25.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) Dell
2 1 (25.00%) SAN
2 1 (25.00%) Remedy

Firmware
Top Related 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Fibre Channel
1 1 (25.00%) iSCSI
1 1 (25.00%) SAN
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Eclipse
1 1 (25.00%) GCC
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Software Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) .NET Software Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) C Software Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) C# Software Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) C++ Software Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Data Centre Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Embedded C Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Embedded C Software Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Embedded Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Firmware Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Hardware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) CAN bus
1 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (25.00%) Device Driver
1 1 (25.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Device Driver Development
2 1 (25.00%) Mathematics
2 1 (25.00%) OO
2 1 (25.00%) OOP
2 1 (25.00%) Video Processing
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C
1 1 (25.00%) C#
1 1 (25.00%) C++
1 1 (25.00%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) PhD
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) NFS
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Dell
1 1 (25.00%) HP
1 1 (25.00%) Huawei
1 1 (25.00%) IBM
1 1 (25.00%) Remedy
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