The table below looks at the statistics for Firmware skills in IT contracts advertised for the Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firmware over the 3 months to 2 September 2015 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firmware
Rank 142 112 115
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +3
Contract jobs citing Firmware 5 7 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.16% 0.29% 0.49%
As % of the System Software category 1.32% 3.14% 4.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 6
Average daily rate
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£380 £275 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.18% -16.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £275 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £275 £369
UK excluding London average daily rate £314 £339 £293
% change year-on-year
-7.38% +15.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £38.00 - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £25.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+47.05% -32.00%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the Yorkshire region.

System Software Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
378 223 246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 11.92% 9.28% 10.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 96 104
Average daily rate £325 £305 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.55% +1.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £125 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 53 39
Average hourly rate £12.00 £13.98 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.13% -41.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.47 £9.02 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £24.00 £33.98
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

Firmware
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

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

Firmware Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

Firmware
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Firmware Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Firmware
Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firmware across the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015.

Firmware Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

Firmware
Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Firmware Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Firmware
Contract Job Locations in Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firmware within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Yorkshire - 3 £475 - 3
South Yorkshire -20 1 £285 +3.63% 2
North Yorkshire - 1 - - 2
Firmware
England

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Yorkshire 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 2 (33.33%) Cisco
1 2 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Asset Management
2 1 (16.67%) BIG-IP
2 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
2 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) QA
2 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
2 1 (16.67%) NAS
2 1 (16.67%) Smart Meter
2 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (16.67%) F5
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) Critical Success Factor
2 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (16.67%) SDLC
2 1 (16.67%) Data ONTAP
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) SAN
2 1 (16.67%) NetApp
2 1 (16.67%) Intranet
2 1 (16.67%) Internet
2 1 (16.67%) Extranet
2 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
2 1 (16.67%) C
2 1 (16.67%) C++

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Yorkshire 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 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (16.67%) BIG-IP
2 1 (16.67%) NAS
2 1 (16.67%) Ethernet
2 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (16.67%) DNS
2 1 (16.67%) SAN
2 1 (16.67%) Intranet
2 1 (16.67%) Internet
2 1 (16.67%) Extranet
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
1 1 (16.67%) Software Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Analyst
1 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
1 1 (16.67%) Network Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Administrator
1 1 (16.67%) Network Administrator
1 1 (16.67%) SAN Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) NAS Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) NetApp Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Smart Meter
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) UNIX
1 1 (16.67%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
1 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (16.67%) Asset Management
1 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
1 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
1 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
1 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
1 1 (16.67%) Critical Success Factor
1 1 (16.67%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) C
1 1 (16.67%) C++
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) ISO 9001
1 1 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) NetApp
2 1 (16.67%) F5