The table below looks at the statistics for Firmware skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firmware over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firmware
Rank 94 78 80
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +2
Contract jobs citing Firmware 1 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.067% 0.53% 0.10%
As % of the System Software category 0.80% 8.82% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 1
Average daily rate - £440 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +76.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £371 £326
% change year-on-year
-15.82% +13.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £41.75 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-4.19% +114.10%
Firmware
West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the Leeds region.

System Software Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
125 68 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 8.41% 5.97% 6.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 35 27
Average daily rate £383 £300 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.50% +1.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £119 £114 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £410 £374
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
- +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 6
Average hourly rate £12.00 £10.75 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.62% -25.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £12.38 £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

Firmware
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Firmware across the Leeds region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

Firmware Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Firmware
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Firmware across the Leeds region.

Firmware Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

Firmware
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Firmware Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds region citing Firmware also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Firmware.

1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco
2 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Linux
2 3 (50.00%) HP
2 3 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 3 (50.00%) VMware
2 3 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (50.00%) vSphere
3 2 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (33.33%) Firewall
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (33.33%) Problem Management
3 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (33.33%) HP SIM
3 2 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (33.33%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (33.33%) vCloud
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (33.33%) SAN
3 2 (33.33%) CCNP
3 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 2 (33.33%) DHCP

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds region citing Firmware also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Firmware. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
1 2 (33.33%) DHCP
1 2 (33.33%) DNS
1 2 (33.33%) Fibre Channel
1 2 (33.33%) Firewall
1 2 (33.33%) SAN
2 1 (16.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Informix
1 1 (16.67%) MySQL
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (16.67%) Games
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Technical Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Operations Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Smart Metering Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Virtualisation Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
1 2 (33.33%) Replication
2 1 (16.67%) IBM XIV
2 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (16.67%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Linux
1 3 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
1 2 (33.33%) Mentoring
1 2 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
1 2 (33.33%) Problem Management
2 1 (16.67%) Asset Management
2 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (16.67%) Facilities Management
2 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Bash Shell
1 1 (16.67%) Perl
1 1 (16.67%) Python
1 1 (16.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) CCNP
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (16.67%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) vSphere
2 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (33.33%) NFS
2 2 (33.33%) vCloud
2 2 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) HP SIM
2 1 (16.67%) Cacti
2 1 (16.67%) Grafana
2 1 (16.67%) Graphite
2 1 (16.67%) Nagios
2 1 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (16.67%) Opsview
2 1 (16.67%) Salt
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco
2 3 (50.00%) HP
2 3 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 3 (50.00%) VMware
3 1 (16.67%) F5
3 1 (16.67%) IBM
3 1 (16.67%) NetApp
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle
3 1 (16.67%) Riverbed