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 13 February 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.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firmware
Rank 141 186 201
Rank change year-on-year
+45 +15
Contract jobs citing Firmware 2 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.065% 0.079% 0.084%
As % of the System Software category 0.74% 0.88% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 4
Average daily rate £375 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
UK excluding London average daily rate £314 £371 £326
% change year-on-year
-15.48% +13.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £41.75 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-4.19% +114.10%
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
270 454 514
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 8.75% 8.95% 8.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 318 326
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £212 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £559
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
- +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 28 32
Average hourly rate £12.50 £18.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.43% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.40 £12.50 £13.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.20 £22.85 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.68
% change year-on-year
- +2.07%

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 13 February 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 (60.00%) Windows
1 3 (60.00%) CCNA
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (60.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) Legal
2 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (40.00%) VPN
2 2 (40.00%) DNS
2 2 (40.00%) ITIL
2 2 (40.00%) CCNP
2 2 (40.00%) LAN
2 2 (40.00%) WAN
2 2 (40.00%) DHCP
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (20.00%) Equitrac
3 1 (20.00%) EnCase
3 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (20.00%) Android
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) Mac OS
3 1 (20.00%) XenApp
3 1 (20.00%) XenServer
3 1 (20.00%) XenDesktop
3 1 (20.00%) Veeam
3 1 (20.00%) Riverbed
3 1 (20.00%) SolarWinds

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

For the 6 months to 13 February 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 (20.00%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) DHCP
1 2 (40.00%) DNS
1 2 (40.00%) LAN
1 2 (40.00%) VPN
1 2 (40.00%) WAN
2 1 (20.00%) BGP
2 1 (20.00%) Ethernet
2 1 (20.00%) Firewall
2 1 (20.00%) Internet
2 1 (20.00%) IPv4
2 1 (20.00%) IPv6
2 1 (20.00%) ISDN
2 1 (20.00%) MGCP
2 1 (20.00%) OSPF
2 1 (20.00%) SAN
2 1 (20.00%) SSL
2 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (20.00%) Wireless
2 1 (20.00%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (40.00%) Legal
2 1 (20.00%) Back Office
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (40.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Support Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
3 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Desktop Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Desktop Support
3 1 (20.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Network Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Network Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Network Support
3 1 (20.00%) Network Support Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Security Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Server Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Software Packaging
1 1 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (20.00%) BYOD
2 1 (20.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (20.00%) PKI
2 1 (20.00%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (20.00%) Android
3 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (20.00%) Linux
3 1 (20.00%) Mac OS
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 2000
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Change Management
2 1 (20.00%) Data Security
2 1 (20.00%) DDoS Mitigation
2 1 (20.00%) E-Discovery
2 1 (20.00%) Information Security
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL V3
2 1 (20.00%) ITSM
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Network Design
2 1 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) Release Management
2 1 (20.00%) Security Patching
2 1 (20.00%) Server Patching
2 1 (20.00%) Service Management
2 1 (20.00%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) CCNA
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (40.00%) CCNP
3 1 (20.00%) CCSA
3 1 (20.00%) CCSE
3 1 (20.00%) CISSP
3 1 (20.00%) GIAC
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (20.00%) DFS Replication
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (20.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (20.00%) XenApp
2 1 (20.00%) XenDesktop
2 1 (20.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) EnCase
1 1 (20.00%) Nagios
1 1 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) 3PAR
3 1 (20.00%) Apple
3 1 (20.00%) BMC
3 1 (20.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (20.00%) Citrix
3 1 (20.00%) Equitrac
3 1 (20.00%) HP
3 1 (20.00%) Infoblox
3 1 (20.00%) Remedy
3 1 (20.00%) Riverbed
3 1 (20.00%) SolarWinds
3 1 (20.00%) Veeam