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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firmware
Rank 153 197 217
Rank change year-on-year
+44 +20
Contract jobs citing Firmware 4 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.11% 0.055% 0.016%
As % of the System Software category 1.13% 0.58% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 1
Average daily rate £375 £450 £233
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +93.54%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £344 £310
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +10.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +29.16%
Firmware
London

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
355 517 512
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 10.17% 9.46% 8.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 279 387 344
Average daily rate £450 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £225 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 26 32
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -17.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £10.85 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £23.95 £30.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.38 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+5.30% -

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 29 April 2016, 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 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) Legal
2 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (50.00%) DFS Replication
2 2 (50.00%) 3PAR
2 2 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (50.00%) Veeam
2 2 (50.00%) SolarWinds
2 2 (50.00%) Migration
2 2 (50.00%) SAN
2 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) DHCP
2 2 (50.00%) HP
2 2 (50.00%) DNS
3 1 (25.00%) XML Schema
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco
3 1 (25.00%) IBM
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) CCNP
3 1 (25.00%) CCNA
3 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (25.00%) IIS
3 1 (25.00%) SOAP
3 1 (25.00%) Web Services
3 1 (25.00%) XML
3 1 (25.00%) XSD
3 1 (25.00%) XSLT

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 1 (25.00%) IIS
1 1 (25.00%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) DHCP
1 2 (50.00%) DNS
1 2 (50.00%) SAN
2 1 (25.00%) BGP
2 1 (25.00%) DMZ
2 1 (25.00%) HTTP
2 1 (25.00%) IP Telephony
2 1 (25.00%) LAN
2 1 (25.00%) LDAP
2 1 (25.00%) VPN
2 1 (25.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
1 2 (50.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Server Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
3 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Support
3 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Network Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Network Support
3 1 (25.00%) Network Support Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Support Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) JMS
1 1 (25.00%) JSON
1 1 (25.00%) SAML
1 1 (25.00%) SOAP
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
1 1 (25.00%) XML
1 1 (25.00%) XML Schema
1 1 (25.00%) XSD
1 1 (25.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Windows 2000
1 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
1 2 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Data Security
2 1 (25.00%) Identity Management
2 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (25.00%) Server Patching
2 1 (25.00%) Validation
2 1 (25.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) CCNA
1 1 (25.00%) CCNP
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (25.00%) CISSP
1 1 (25.00%) DV Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) DFS Replication
1 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) 3PAR
2 2 (50.00%) HP
2 2 (50.00%) SolarWinds
2 2 (50.00%) Veeam
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco
3 1 (25.00%) Equitrac
3 1 (25.00%) IBM
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) Splunk