The table below looks at the statistics for Firmware skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firmware over the 3 months to 19 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firmware
Rank 389 391 345
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -46
Contract jobs citing Firmware 20 33 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.087% 0.14% 0.17%
As % of the System Software category 1.01% 1.50% 2.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 14 24
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -11.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £470 £436
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £340
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -0.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 4
Average hourly rate - £23.25 £44.22
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -47.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.75 £38.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+3.92% +2.00%
Firmware
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

System Software Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
1990 2196 1757
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.63% 9.05% 8.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1308 1375 1018
Average daily rate £375 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 122 216
Average hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.12% -17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £24.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -11.42%

Firmware
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Firmware across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

Firmware Jobs Demand Trend in London

Firmware
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Firmware across the London region.

Firmware Daily Rate Trend in London

Firmware
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firmware across the London region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Firmware Daily Rate Histogram in London

Firmware
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Firmware across the London region.

Firmware Hourly Rate Trend in London

Firmware
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firmware within the London region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +5 4 £375 -6.25%
Uxbridge - 4 £320 -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Croydon - - - - 1
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Firmware
England

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 19 (43.18%) Windows
1 19 (43.18%) IBM
2 17 (38.64%) Linux
3 14 (31.82%) VMware
4 12 (27.27%) Firewall
4 12 (27.27%) AIX
4 12 (27.27%) DNS
4 12 (27.27%) Cisco
4 12 (27.27%) SAN
4 12 (27.27%) vSphere
5 11 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 11 (25.00%) SQL Server
5 11 (25.00%) IIS
6 10 (22.73%) SQL
6 10 (22.73%) Oracle
6 10 (22.73%) CheckPoint
6 10 (22.73%) Citrix
6 10 (22.73%) Load Balancing
6 10 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (20.45%) Line Management
7 9 (20.45%) Cisco ISE
7 9 (20.45%) Regular Expression
7 9 (20.45%) NetScaler
7 9 (20.45%) Cisco Nexus
7 9 (20.45%) VLAN
7 9 (20.45%) Cisco ASA
7 9 (20.45%) FreeRADIUS
7 9 (20.45%) Oracle Linux
7 9 (20.45%) VPN
7 9 (20.45%) BGP

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 11 (25.00%) IIS
2 9 (20.45%) Apache
3 3 (6.82%) WebSphere
4 2 (4.55%) IBM HTTP Server
4 2 (4.55%) CMS
4 2 (4.55%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.27%) OpenStack
5 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.27%) JBoss
5 1 (2.27%) MS Exchange
5 1 (2.27%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (13.64%) MS Excel
2 4 (9.09%) MS Office
3 2 (4.55%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.27%) PaaS
1 1 (2.27%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (27.27%) Firewall
1 12 (27.27%) DNS
1 12 (27.27%) SAN
2 9 (20.45%) Cisco ISE
2 9 (20.45%) NetScaler
2 9 (20.45%) Cisco Nexus
2 9 (20.45%) VLAN
2 9 (20.45%) Cisco ASA
2 9 (20.45%) VPN
2 9 (20.45%) BGP
2 9 (20.45%) Internet
2 9 (20.45%) Ethernet
2 9 (20.45%) IPsec
3 8 (18.18%) Network Security
4 5 (11.36%) DHCP
5 4 (9.09%) LDAP
5 4 (9.09%) WAN
5 4 (9.09%) LAN
6 3 (6.82%) NAS
6 3 (6.82%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (20.45%) DB2
3 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.27%) KDB
3 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.27%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.27%) Big Data
3 1 (2.27%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.27%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (13.64%) RequisitePro
2 4 (9.09%) MSI
3 1 (2.27%) Selenium
3 1 (2.27%) JIRA
3 1 (2.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (2.27%) JUnit
General
1 5 (11.36%) Military
2 4 (9.09%) Retail
2 4 (9.09%) Finance
3 3 (6.82%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.27%) Marketing
4 1 (2.27%) Front Office
4 1 (2.27%) Law
4 1 (2.27%) Electronics
4 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.27%) Banking
4 1 (2.27%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (20.45%) Systems Engineer
2 8 (18.18%) Analyst
3 7 (15.91%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 7 (15.91%) Network Engineer
4 4 (9.09%) Senior Design Engineer
4 4 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (9.09%) Design Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) Consultant
5 3 (6.82%) Security Analyst
5 3 (6.82%) Network Analyst
5 3 (6.82%) Senior Security Analyst
6 2 (4.55%) WebSphere Consultant
6 2 (4.55%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (4.55%) Administrator
6 2 (4.55%) Tester
6 2 (4.55%) Storage Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) SAN Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Data Centre Engineer
7 1 (2.27%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (20.45%) Regular Expression
2 3 (6.82%) Application Packaging
2 3 (6.82%) Middleware
3 2 (4.55%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (4.55%) J2EE
3 2 (4.55%) JMS
4 1 (2.27%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.27%) .NET
4 1 (2.27%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 10 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (9.09%) Replication
2 4 (9.09%) Blackberry
2 4 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (6.82%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 2 (4.55%) Clustering
4 2 (4.55%) Handset
4 2 (4.55%) HACMP
4 2 (4.55%) DataPower
5 1 (2.27%) Algorithms
5 1 (2.27%) DTV
5 1 (2.27%) CESG
5 1 (2.27%) Cryptography
5 1 (2.27%) STB
Operating Systems
1 19 (43.18%) Windows
2 17 (38.64%) Linux
3 12 (27.27%) AIX
4 9 (20.45%) Oracle Linux
4 9 (20.45%) SUSE
5 5 (11.36%) Windows 7
6 4 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (4.55%) UNIX
7 2 (4.55%) Solaris
7 2 (4.55%) Android
7 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (2.27%) Windows Vista
8 1 (2.27%) Windows 8
8 1 (2.27%) Windows XP
8 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (22.73%) Load Balancing
2 9 (20.45%) Line Management
2 9 (20.45%) Service Management
2 9 (20.45%) Change Management
3 8 (18.18%) Use Case
4 7 (15.91%) V-Model
4 7 (15.91%) Continuous Improvement
4 7 (15.91%) UML
5 6 (13.64%) Requirements Management
6 5 (11.36%) Software Engineering
6 5 (11.36%) Problem Management
6 5 (11.36%) SIEM
6 5 (11.36%) Performance Monitoring
7 4 (9.09%) Asset Management
7 4 (9.09%) Migration
7 4 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (9.09%) Software Asset Management
7 4 (9.09%) Software Deployment
7 4 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (6.82%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 10 (22.73%) SQL
2 3 (6.82%) Shell Script
3 2 (4.55%) Perl
3 2 (4.55%) Korn
3 2 (4.55%) Jython
4 1 (2.27%) VBScript
4 1 (2.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (13.64%) SC Cleared
3 5 (11.36%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.27%) CCNP
4 1 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.27%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.55%) QA
System Software
1 12 (27.27%) vSphere
2 9 (20.45%) FreeRADIUS
3 8 (18.18%) Active Directory
3 8 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (11.36%) XenApp
5 4 (9.09%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (9.09%) XenDesktop
6 3 (6.82%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (4.55%) ISA Server
8 1 (2.27%) NFS
8 1 (2.27%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (11.36%) WSUS
2 4 (9.09%) CA Spectrum
2 4 (9.09%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (2.27%) SCCM
3 1 (2.27%) Puppet
3 1 (2.27%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 19 (43.18%) IBM
2 14 (31.82%) VMware
3 12 (27.27%) Cisco
4 10 (22.73%) Oracle
4 10 (22.73%) CheckPoint
4 10 (22.73%) Citrix
5 8 (18.18%) McAfee
5 8 (18.18%) Microsoft
6 4 (9.09%) Altiris
6 4 (9.09%) AppSense
6 4 (9.09%) Wyse
6 4 (9.09%) CA
6 4 (9.09%) EMC
6 4 (9.09%) SolarWinds
6 4 (9.09%) Splunk
7 3 (6.82%) Brocade
7 3 (6.82%) HP
8 2 (4.55%) Remedy
8 2 (4.55%) Red Hat
9 1 (2.27%) F5
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Rate: £300 - £330 per day
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