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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firmware
Rank 196 218 214
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -4
Contract jobs citing Firmware 8 10 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.13% 0.14% 0.12%
As % of the System Software category 1.39% 1.48% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 9
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £275 £353
% change year-on-year
+23.63% -21.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
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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
577 674 585
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 9.71% 9.23% 7.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 412 437 370
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 48 48
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £12.75 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.40 £37.50 £23.28
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.92 £15.38 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+10.04% -0.80%

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 20 October 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 10 (66.67%) Windows
2 8 (53.33%) VMware
3 6 (40.00%) SQL
3 6 (40.00%) SQL Server
3 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 5 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 5 (33.33%) Cisco
4 5 (33.33%) IBM
4 5 (33.33%) SAN
4 5 (33.33%) DNS
4 5 (33.33%) Linux
4 5 (33.33%) vSphere
5 4 (26.67%) Performance Monitoring
5 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (26.67%) MS Excel
5 4 (26.67%) IIS
5 4 (26.67%) Oracle
5 4 (26.67%) Citrix
6 3 (20.00%) Internet
6 3 (20.00%) MSI
6 3 (20.00%) CheckPoint
6 3 (20.00%) McAfee
6 3 (20.00%) BGP
6 3 (20.00%) Blackberry
6 3 (20.00%) SUSE
6 3 (20.00%) Firewall
6 3 (20.00%) IPsec
6 3 (20.00%) Wyse
6 3 (20.00%) Service Management
6 3 (20.00%) Change Management

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

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 4 (26.67%) IIS
2 3 (20.00%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (26.67%) MS Excel
2 3 (20.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (33.33%) DNS
1 5 (33.33%) SAN
2 3 (20.00%) Internet
2 3 (20.00%) BGP
2 3 (20.00%) Firewall
2 3 (20.00%) IPsec
2 3 (20.00%) VLAN
2 3 (20.00%) Network Security
2 3 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (20.00%) Ethernet
2 3 (20.00%) VPN
2 3 (20.00%) NetScaler
2 3 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (20.00%) Cisco ISE
3 2 (13.33%) DHCP
4 1 (6.67%) LDAP
4 1 (6.67%) LAN
4 1 (6.67%) WAN
4 1 (6.67%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (20.00%) DB2
3 1 (6.67%) RDBMS
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) MSI
2 1 (6.67%) JIRA
2 1 (6.67%) RequisitePro
General
1 3 (20.00%) Retail
2 2 (13.33%) Law
3 1 (6.67%) Legal
3 1 (6.67%) Military
3 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Network Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Design Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Storage Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Storage Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Audio Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Network Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) Application Packaging
1 3 (20.00%) Regular Expression
2 2 (13.33%) .NET
3 1 (6.67%) COM
3 1 (6.67%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Blackberry
1 3 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (13.33%) Clustering
3 1 (6.67%) Cryptography
3 1 (6.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (6.67%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.67%) Algorithms
3 1 (6.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 10 (66.67%) Windows
2 5 (33.33%) Linux
3 3 (20.00%) AIX
3 3 (20.00%) SUSE
3 3 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (20.00%) Oracle Linux
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (6.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Performance Monitoring
2 3 (20.00%) Software Deployment
2 3 (20.00%) Line Management
2 3 (20.00%) Software Asset Management
2 3 (20.00%) Service Management
2 3 (20.00%) Change Management
2 3 (20.00%) Asset Management
2 3 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (20.00%) Load Balancing
2 3 (20.00%) Problem Management
2 3 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (6.67%) Use Case
3 1 (6.67%) Performance Management
3 1 (6.67%) V-Model
3 1 (6.67%) E-Discovery
3 1 (6.67%) Software Engineering
3 1 (6.67%) Strategic Planning
3 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (6.67%) UML
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (13.33%) DV Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (6.67%) MCTS
3 1 (6.67%) MCITP
3 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 5 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 5 (33.33%) vSphere
2 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (20.00%) XenApp
3 3 (20.00%) XenDesktop
3 3 (20.00%) FreeRADIUS
4 2 (13.33%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) WSUS
1 3 (20.00%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (6.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (6.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) VMware
2 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (33.33%) Cisco
3 5 (33.33%) IBM
4 4 (26.67%) Oracle
4 4 (26.67%) Citrix
5 3 (20.00%) AppSense
5 3 (20.00%) Altiris
5 3 (20.00%) CheckPoint
5 3 (20.00%) McAfee
5 3 (20.00%) Wyse
6 2 (13.33%) LexisNexis
6 2 (13.33%) EMC
7 1 (6.67%) HP
7 1 (6.67%) TOWER Software
7 1 (6.67%) CommVault
7 1 (6.67%) NetApp
7 1 (6.67%) Red Hat
7 1 (6.67%) SAP
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