The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 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 24 June 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
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 97 119 123
Rank change year-on-year +22 +4  
Contract jobs citing Firmware 3 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.21% 0.19% 0.047%
As % of the System Software category 2.26% 1.63% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 0
Median daily rate £275 £443 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -37.85% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £330 £354
% change year-on-year +2.27% -6.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £38.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year -2.59% -1.28%  

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 West Yorkshire with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
West Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 133 246 203
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 9.43% 11.99% 9.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 149 109
Median daily rate £388 £399 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.98% +27.81%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £500 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 22
Median hourly rate £12.00 £14.00 £13.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.28% +6.26%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.58 £11.23 £9.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.25 £18.65 £33.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -25.58% +22.85%  

Firmware
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 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 West Yorkshire

Firmware
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Firmware in West Yorkshire

Firmware
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firmware in West Yorkshire over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Firmware in West Yorkshire

Firmware
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firmware in West Yorkshire

Firmware
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 24 June 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
Halifax +5 1 £438 -1.12%
Firmware
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for Firmware.

1 2 (40.00%) Bluetooth
1 2 (40.00%) ISEB
1 2 (40.00%) Embedded Systems
1 2 (40.00%) 3G
2 1 (20.00%) RTP
2 1 (20.00%) Verint
2 1 (20.00%) Line Management
2 1 (20.00%) Firewall
2 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (20.00%) Electronics
2 1 (20.00%) CMS
2 1 (20.00%) Handset
2 1 (20.00%) Softphone
2 1 (20.00%) VHDL
2 1 (20.00%) IVR
2 1 (20.00%) Banking
2 1 (20.00%) BIG-IP
2 1 (20.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (20.00%) Xilinx
2 1 (20.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (20.00%) F5
2 1 (20.00%) Avaya
2 1 (20.00%) Intranet
2 1 (20.00%) Internet
2 1 (20.00%) Extranet
2 1 (20.00%) C
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (20.00%) Unix
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (20.00%) MS Visio

Firmware
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (20.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) 3G
1 2 (40.00%) Bluetooth
2 1 (20.00%) BIG-IP
2 1 (20.00%) DHCP
2 1 (20.00%) DNS
2 1 (20.00%) Ethernet
2 1 (20.00%) Extranet
2 1 (20.00%) Firewall
2 1 (20.00%) HTTP
2 1 (20.00%) Internet
2 1 (20.00%) Intranet
2 1 (20.00%) ISDN
2 1 (20.00%) RTP
2 1 (20.00%) Softphone
2 1 (20.00%) SSL
2 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (20.00%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Eclipse
General
1 1 (20.00%) Banking
1 1 (20.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Network Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Communications Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Software Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Voice Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (20.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (20.00%) Handset
2 1 (20.00%) IVR
2 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (20.00%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Avaya
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco
1 1 (20.00%) F5
1 1 (20.00%) Verint
1 1 (20.00%) Xilinx