The table below looks at the statistics for Firmware skills 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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firmware
Rank 192 195 185
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -10
Contract jobs citing Firmware 4 7 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.072% 0.11% 0.25%
As % of the System Software category 0.85% 1.24% 2.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 14
Average daily rate
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£375 £400 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.89%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £328
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £38.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.65% +2.00%
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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 City of London region.

System Software Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
468 563 504
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 8.37% 8.47% 8.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 314 372 312
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £230 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £547
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 39 61
Average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.88 £24.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 System Software 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 24 December 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 9 (75.00%) Windows
2 6 (50.00%) VMware
3 5 (41.67%) Linux
3 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
3 5 (41.67%) IIS
3 5 (41.67%) IBM
3 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
3 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
3 5 (41.67%) DNS
3 5 (41.67%) SAN
3 5 (41.67%) vSphere
4 4 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
4 4 (33.33%) WSUS
4 4 (33.33%) Load Balancing
4 4 (33.33%) SQL
5 3 (25.00%) DB2
5 3 (25.00%) MS Office
5 3 (25.00%) AIX
5 3 (25.00%) Apache
5 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
5 3 (25.00%) Cisco
5 3 (25.00%) Citrix
5 3 (25.00%) Oracle
5 3 (25.00%) Ethernet
5 3 (25.00%) VPN
5 3 (25.00%) SUSE
5 3 (25.00%) Retail
5 3 (25.00%) Asset Management
5 3 (25.00%) Altiris
5 3 (25.00%) Internet

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 5 (41.67%) IIS
2 3 (25.00%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MS Office
1 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 5 (41.67%) DNS
1 5 (41.67%) SAN
2 3 (25.00%) Internet
2 3 (25.00%) BGP
2 3 (25.00%) Firewall
2 3 (25.00%) IPsec
2 3 (25.00%) VLAN
2 3 (25.00%) Network Security
2 3 (25.00%) Ethernet
2 3 (25.00%) VPN
2 3 (25.00%) NetScaler
2 3 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (25.00%) Cisco ISE
2 3 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (16.67%) NAS
3 2 (16.67%) DHCP
4 1 (8.33%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (8.33%) Multicast
4 1 (8.33%) LAN
4 1 (8.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (25.00%) DB2
3 1 (8.33%) RDBMS
3 1 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (8.33%) MongoDB
3 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MSI
2 1 (8.33%) RequisitePro
General
1 3 (25.00%) Retail
2 1 (8.33%) Marketing
2 1 (8.33%) Electronics
2 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Law
2 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (8.33%) Military
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Analyst
1 3 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
1 3 (25.00%) Network Analyst
2 1 (8.33%) Senior Software Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Software Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Senior Systems Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Administrator
2 1 (8.33%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) Application Packaging
1 3 (25.00%) Regular Expression
2 1 (8.33%) .NET
2 1 (8.33%) COM
2 1 (8.33%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Blackberry
1 3 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (16.67%) Replication
3 1 (8.33%) Clustering
3 1 (8.33%) Cryptography
3 1 (8.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (8.33%) Algorithms
3 1 (8.33%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 9 (75.00%) Windows
2 5 (41.67%) Linux
3 3 (25.00%) AIX
3 3 (25.00%) SUSE
3 3 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (25.00%) Oracle Linux
4 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Load Balancing
1 4 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
2 3 (25.00%) Line Management
2 3 (25.00%) Software Asset Management
2 3 (25.00%) Problem Management
2 3 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (25.00%) Software Deployment
2 3 (25.00%) Service Management
2 3 (25.00%) Change Management
2 3 (25.00%) Asset Management
3 2 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (8.33%) V-Model
4 1 (8.33%) E-Discovery
4 1 (8.33%) Use Case
4 1 (8.33%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
4 1 (8.33%) Strategic Planning
4 1 (8.33%) Programme Management
4 1 (8.33%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
1 5 (41.67%) vSphere
2 3 (25.00%) FreeRADIUS
2 3 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (25.00%) XenApp
2 3 (25.00%) XenDesktop
3 2 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) WSUS
2 3 (25.00%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) VMware
2 5 (41.67%) IBM
2 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
3 3 (25.00%) Oracle
3 3 (25.00%) Citrix
3 3 (25.00%) CheckPoint
3 3 (25.00%) McAfee
3 3 (25.00%) Wyse
3 3 (25.00%) AppSense
3 3 (25.00%) Altiris
3 3 (25.00%) Cisco
4 2 (16.67%) EMC
5 1 (8.33%) SAP
5 1 (8.33%) CommVault
5 1 (8.33%) Red Hat
5 1 (8.33%) LexisNexis