The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Firmware in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firmware over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the City of London region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firmware
Rank 209 190 214
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +24
Contract jobs citing Firmware 1 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.015% 0.11% 0.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.048% 0.36% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 6
Average daily rate £233 £413 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-43.63% -10.81%
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £375 £316
% change year-on-year
-17.33% +18.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Average hourly rate - £16.69 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -58.27%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £36.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-17.24% +3.57%
Miscellaneous Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
2104 1962 2676
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 32.60% 31.48% 33.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1574 1453 2002
Average daily rate £500 £475 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 54 81
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £16.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £135.00 £46.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -16.00%
Firmware
London

Firmware
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Firmware Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Firmware
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Firmware Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Firmware
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Firmware Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Linux
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco
2 3 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 3 (50.00%) Clustering
2 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (33.33%) Puppet
3 2 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (33.33%) PaaS
3 2 (33.33%) Red Hat Satellite
3 2 (33.33%) OpenStack
3 2 (33.33%) Big Data
3 2 (33.33%) IaaS
3 2 (33.33%) DV Cleared
3 2 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (33.33%) Identity Management
3 2 (33.33%) CESG
3 2 (33.33%) Data Management
3 2 (33.33%) SSH
3 2 (33.33%) WebSphere
3 2 (33.33%) Citrix
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (33.33%) Shell Script
3 2 (33.33%) Middleware
3 2 (33.33%) FTP
3 2 (33.33%) NFS
3 2 (33.33%) CCNA
3 2 (33.33%) RHCE
3 2 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 2 (33.33%) IBM

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (33.33%) OpenStack
1 2 (33.33%) WebSphere
1 2 (33.33%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) PaaS
1 2 (33.33%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) SSH
1 2 (33.33%) FTP
2 1 (16.67%) Ethernet
2 1 (16.67%) Internet
2 1 (16.67%) VPN
2 1 (16.67%) BGP
2 1 (16.67%) Firewall
2 1 (16.67%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) Big Data
General
1 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Linux Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (16.67%) Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Network Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Server Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Network Support
2 1 (16.67%) Wintel Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) Middleware
2 1 (16.67%) ADO
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Clustering
2 2 (33.33%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Linux
3 2 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (33.33%) AIX
4 1 (16.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 2 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (33.33%) Identity Management
2 2 (33.33%) Data Management
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
3 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
3 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (16.67%) Web Development
3 1 (16.67%) Load Balancing
3 1 (16.67%) Business Continuity
3 1 (16.67%) Business Continuity Planning
3 1 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (16.67%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Shell Script
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) VBScript
2 1 (16.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) DV Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (33.33%) CCNA
2 2 (33.33%) RHCE
3 1 (16.67%) MCSE
3 1 (16.67%) CCIE
3 1 (16.67%) CCNP
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) NFS
2 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) VMware ESX
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) Puppet
1 2 (33.33%) Red Hat Satellite
2 1 (16.67%) Tivoli
2 1 (16.67%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 1 (16.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco
2 2 (33.33%) Citrix
2 2 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 2 (33.33%) IBM
2 2 (33.33%) JBoss
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (16.67%) CheckPoint
3 1 (16.67%) VMware