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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firmware
Rank 186 210 199
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -11
Contract jobs citing Firmware 4 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.074% 0.015% 0.11%
As % of the System Software category 0.81% 0.20% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 3
Average daily rate
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£450 £233 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+93.54% -43.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £233 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £233 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £361 £311 £375
% change year-on-year
+16.06% -17.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £16.69
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £30.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+29.16% -17.24%
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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
493 505 522
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 9.07% 7.80% 8.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 365 327 318
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £190 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £318 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.08% +1.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 36 50
Average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.40 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.25 £28.20 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.93% +6.45%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firmware across the City of London region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

Firmware Daily Rate Histogram 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 17 April 2015, 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 (57.14%) VMware
2 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (42.86%) Linux
2 3 (42.86%) IBM
3 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
3 2 (28.57%) EMC
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (28.57%) SAN
3 2 (28.57%) Symantec
3 2 (28.57%) DHCP
3 2 (28.57%) DNS
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
3 2 (28.57%) IIS
3 2 (28.57%) Windows
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (28.57%) HP
3 2 (28.57%) Load Balancing
3 2 (28.57%) Finance
3 2 (28.57%) Red Hat
3 2 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (28.57%) vSphere
3 2 (28.57%) Gluster
3 2 (28.57%) Multicast
3 2 (28.57%) GPFS
3 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (28.57%) Ceph
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco
4 1 (14.29%) WebEx
4 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
4 1 (14.29%) KVM

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 (28.57%) IIS
2 1 (14.29%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) DHCP
1 2 (28.57%) DNS
1 2 (28.57%) SAN
1 2 (28.57%) Multicast
2 1 (14.29%) WebEx
2 1 (14.29%) LAN
2 1 (14.29%) WAN
2 1 (14.29%) OSPF
2 1 (14.29%) BGP
2 1 (14.29%) Firewall
2 1 (14.29%) VLAN
2 1 (14.29%) iSCSI
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (14.29%) NAS
2 1 (14.29%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) RDBMS
2 1 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (14.29%) MongoDB
2 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Subversion
1 1 (14.29%) JIRA
1 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Law
2 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
2 1 (14.29%) Marketing
2 1 (14.29%) Electronics
2 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Administrator
1 2 (28.57%) Linux Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Backup Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Network Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
1 1 (14.29%) COM
1 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) DTV
2 1 (14.29%) Replication
2 1 (14.29%) Clustering
2 1 (14.29%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Linux
2 2 (28.57%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (14.29%) UNIX
3 1 (14.29%) Solaris
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Load Balancing
2 1 (14.29%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (14.29%) E-Discovery
2 1 (14.29%) Change Control
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (14.29%) DevOps
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
2 1 (14.29%) Change Management
2 1 (14.29%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) Perl
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
1 1 (14.29%) Python
1 1 (14.29%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (14.29%) CCNA
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (28.57%) vSphere
2 2 (28.57%) Gluster
2 2 (28.57%) GPFS
2 2 (28.57%) Ceph
2 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
3 1 (14.29%) KVM
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) OpenView
1 1 (14.29%) Tivoli
1 1 (14.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 1 (14.29%) NetBackup
1 1 (14.29%) WSUS
1 1 (14.29%) yum
1 1 (14.29%) Puppet
1 1 (14.29%) CFEngine
1 1 (14.29%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) VMware
2 3 (42.86%) IBM
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco
3 2 (28.57%) HP
3 2 (28.57%) EMC
3 2 (28.57%) Red Hat
3 2 (28.57%) Symantec
4 1 (14.29%) CheckPoint
4 1 (14.29%) Brocade
4 1 (14.29%) Fortinet
4 1 (14.29%) SolarWinds
4 1 (14.29%) F5
4 1 (14.29%) LexisNexis
4 1 (14.29%) NetApp
4 1 (14.29%) Dell
4 1 (14.29%) SAP
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft