Period
to 21 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 21 July 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 > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 171 196 175
Rank change year-on-year +25 -21 -3
Contract jobs citing Firmware 4 12 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.090% 0.20% 0.12%
As % of the System Software category 0.84% 1.97% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 3
West Midlands median daily rate £325 £354 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.13% +8.85% +18.18%
10th Percentile £278 £283 £307
90th Percentile £360 £375 £387
England median daily rate £325 £340 £360
% change year-on-year -4.41% -5.56% +15.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
West Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 £38.75 £36.97
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.13% +4.81% -
England median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +20.63%

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 West Midlands with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 476 609 505
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 10.73% 10.17% 9.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 310 321 242
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £336
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +18.96% +12.08%
10th Percentile £145 £170 £145
90th Percentile £558 £506 £488
England median daily rate £425 £400 £350
% change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 59 91
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.54% -13.33% +11.11%
10th Percentile £10.25 £10.00 £9.50
90th Percentile £20.13 £23.95 £28.75
England median hourly rate £16.00 £15.25 £16.00
% change year-on-year +4.92% -4.69% +3.23%

Firmware
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Firmware in the West Midlands

Firmware
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Firmware in the West Midlands

Firmware
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firmware in the West Midlands

Firmware
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firmware within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 21 July 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
Worcestershire +12 2 £300 -16.08%
Staffordshire - 1 £350 - 1
Warwickshire - 1 £325 - 1
Firmware
England

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Firmware.

1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Data Centre
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) C
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) C++
2 1 (25.00%) Defect Tracking
2 1 (25.00%) RS-232
2 1 (25.00%) RS-485
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (25.00%) Network Optimisation
2 1 (25.00%) Virtual Environments
2 1 (25.00%) Post-Production
2 1 (25.00%) IT Strategy
2 1 (25.00%) Firewall
2 1 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (25.00%) Wireless
2 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (25.00%) Automotive
2 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (25.00%) LabVIEW
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) Embedded Linux
2 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing

Firmware
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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%) 3G
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (25.00%) DHCP
1 1 (25.00%) DNS
1 1 (25.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (25.00%) Firewall
1 1 (25.00%) IOS XR
1 1 (25.00%) LAN
1 1 (25.00%) RS-232
1 1 (25.00%) RS-485
1 1 (25.00%) SAN
1 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (25.00%) WAN
1 1 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (25.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) LabVIEW
1 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (25.00%) Automotive
1 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) C# Software Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (25.00%) IT Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (25.00%) IT Manager
2 1 (25.00%) NOC Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (25.00%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Embedded Linux
2 1 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (25.00%) Defect Tracking
1 1 (25.00%) IT Strategy
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL
1 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
1 1 (25.00%) Migration
1 1 (25.00%) Network Optimisation
1 1 (25.00%) Post-Production
1 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (25.00%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) Assembly Language
2 1 (25.00%) C
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) C++
2 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) vMotion
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Assembla
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) SonicWALL
1 1 (25.00%) VMware
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Rate: £250 - £400 per annum + Dependant On Experience
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