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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firmware
Rank 371 361 334
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -27
Contract jobs citing Firmware 28 23 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.13% 0.11% 0.19%
As % of the System Software category 1.51% 1.33% 2.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 11 21
Average daily rate
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£375 £378 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.66% +0.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £225 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £470 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £288 £313
% change year-on-year
+30.43% -8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 7
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £31.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+19.04% -16.00%
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
1851 1734 1642
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.72% 7.98% 8.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1234 1033 981
Average daily rate £425 £387 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.81% +9.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £215 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £308 £315
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 110 172
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.24 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% -9.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £36.85 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015. 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
Uxbridge - 5 £325 -
City of London +18 4 £375 +18.57% 4
Canary Wharf - - - -
Brentford - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Greenford - - - - 1
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 1
Firmware
England

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 18 (37.50%) Windows
2 17 (35.42%) Linux
3 12 (25.00%) Cisco
3 12 (25.00%) IBM
4 11 (22.92%) Internet
4 11 (22.92%) VMware
5 9 (18.75%) Firewall
5 9 (18.75%) McAfee
5 9 (18.75%) VPN
5 9 (18.75%) Oracle
5 9 (18.75%) SQL Server
5 9 (18.75%) vSphere
5 9 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (16.67%) XML
6 8 (16.67%) DNS
6 8 (16.67%) SAN
7 7 (14.58%) CheckPoint
7 7 (14.58%) TCP/IP
7 7 (14.58%) Active Directory
7 7 (14.58%) Microsoft
7 7 (14.58%) AIX
7 7 (14.58%) IIS
7 7 (14.58%) Security Cleared
7 7 (14.58%) VMware Infrastructure
7 7 (14.58%) VLAN
7 7 (14.58%) Load Balancing
8 6 (12.50%) Release Management
8 6 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 7 (14.58%) IIS
2 5 (10.42%) Apache
3 2 (4.17%) WebSphere
3 2 (4.17%) OpenStack
4 1 (2.08%) MQSeries
4 1 (2.08%) CMS
4 1 (2.08%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (2.08%) JBoss
4 1 (2.08%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (2.08%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 4 (8.33%) MS Office
3 2 (4.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.17%) IaaS
2 1 (2.08%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (22.92%) Internet
2 9 (18.75%) VPN
2 9 (18.75%) Firewall
3 8 (16.67%) DNS
3 8 (16.67%) SAN
4 7 (14.58%) VLAN
4 7 (14.58%) TCP/IP
5 6 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (12.50%) BGP
5 6 (12.50%) LAN
5 6 (12.50%) WAN
5 6 (12.50%) Ethernet
5 6 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
6 5 (10.42%) Cisco ISE
6 5 (10.42%) Intranet
6 5 (10.42%) IPsec
6 5 (10.42%) NetScaler
7 4 (8.33%) Network Security
7 4 (8.33%) FTP
7 4 (8.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 5 (10.42%) DB2
3 3 (6.25%) SQLite
4 2 (4.17%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.08%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.08%) KDB
5 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.08%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.08%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (8.33%) RequisitePro
1 4 (8.33%) MSI
1 4 (8.33%) Subversion
1 4 (8.33%) Git (software)
2 3 (6.25%) Visual Studio
3 2 (4.17%) JIRA
General
1 5 (10.42%) Finance
2 2 (4.17%) Military
3 1 (2.08%) Banking
3 1 (2.08%) Retail
3 1 (2.08%) Marketing
3 1 (2.08%) Law
3 1 (2.08%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.08%) Electronics
3 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
2 6 (12.50%) Network Engineer
3 5 (10.42%) Consultant
3 5 (10.42%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 5 (10.42%) Analyst
3 5 (10.42%) Design Engineer
3 5 (10.42%) Senior Design Engineer
4 4 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (6.25%) Embedded Software Developer
5 3 (6.25%) Security Analyst
5 3 (6.25%) Senior Security Analyst
5 3 (6.25%) Software Developer
5 3 (6.25%) Developer
5 3 (6.25%) Administrator
6 2 (4.17%) Network Support
6 2 (4.17%) Linux Engineer
7 1 (2.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (2.08%) Backup Engineer
7 1 (2.08%) Oracle Consultant
7 1 (2.08%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (16.67%) XML
2 6 (12.50%) J2EE
3 5 (10.42%) CSS
3 5 (10.42%) Struts
3 5 (10.42%) Spring
3 5 (10.42%) Ajax
3 5 (10.42%) .NET
3 5 (10.42%) Velocity
3 5 (10.42%) jQuery
3 5 (10.42%) Regular Expression
4 4 (8.33%) WCF
4 4 (8.33%) .NET Framework
5 3 (6.25%) JSON
5 3 (6.25%) Application Packaging
5 3 (6.25%) Web Services
5 3 (6.25%) .NET Compact Framework
6 2 (4.17%) Middleware
7 1 (2.08%) WPF
7 1 (2.08%) JMS
7 1 (2.08%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.42%) iPad
2 5 (10.42%) Embedded Systems
3 4 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (8.33%) Blackberry
4 3 (6.25%) Device Driver
4 3 (6.25%) Replication
5 2 (4.17%) Clustering
5 2 (4.17%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (2.08%) Wiki
6 1 (2.08%) DataPower
6 1 (2.08%) Open Source
6 1 (2.08%) CESG
6 1 (2.08%) DTV
6 1 (2.08%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 18 (37.50%) Windows
2 17 (35.42%) Linux
3 7 (14.58%) AIX
4 6 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (10.42%) Windows 7
5 5 (10.42%) Oracle Linux
5 5 (10.42%) UNIX
5 5 (10.42%) SUSE
6 3 (6.25%) Embedded Linux
6 3 (6.25%) Windows CE
7 2 (4.17%) Solaris
7 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (2.08%) CentOS
8 1 (2.08%) Windows 8
8 1 (2.08%) Windows XP
8 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (2.08%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (14.58%) Load Balancing
2 6 (12.50%) Release Management
2 6 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
2 6 (12.50%) E-Commerce
2 6 (12.50%) Configuration Management
2 6 (12.50%) Change Management
2 6 (12.50%) DevOps
3 5 (10.42%) Performance Monitoring
3 5 (10.42%) Line Management
3 5 (10.42%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (10.42%) Project Management
3 5 (10.42%) Service Management
3 5 (10.42%) UML
3 5 (10.42%) V-Model
3 5 (10.42%) SIEM
3 5 (10.42%) Use Case
3 5 (10.42%) Problem Management
3 5 (10.42%) Network Design
3 5 (10.42%) Software Engineering
3 5 (10.42%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.50%) SQL
2 5 (10.42%) Java
2 5 (10.42%) JavaScript
3 4 (8.33%) Shell Script
4 3 (6.25%) C
4 3 (6.25%) C#
5 2 (4.17%) Perl
6 1 (2.08%) VBScript
6 1 (2.08%) VB
6 1 (2.08%) Python
6 1 (2.08%) Jython
6 1 (2.08%) Korn
6 1 (2.08%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 7 (14.58%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.33%) DV Cleared
2 4 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (4.17%) CCNA
3 2 (4.17%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.08%) VCP4
4 1 (2.08%) CCNP
4 1 (2.08%) RHCE
4 1 (2.08%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) QA
1 1 (2.08%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (18.75%) vSphere
2 7 (14.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (14.58%) Active Directory
3 5 (10.42%) XenApp
3 5 (10.42%) FreeRADIUS
4 4 (8.33%) XenDesktop
4 4 (8.33%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (2.08%) NFS
5 1 (2.08%) ISA Server
5 1 (2.08%) Gluster
5 1 (2.08%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.08%) KVM
5 1 (2.08%) GPFS
5 1 (2.08%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 5 (10.42%) WSUS
2 4 (8.33%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (6.25%) CA Spectrum
4 2 (4.17%) Puppet
5 1 (2.08%) CFEngine
5 1 (2.08%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (2.08%) Cobbler
5 1 (2.08%) FortiGate
5 1 (2.08%) yum
5 1 (2.08%) SCCM
5 1 (2.08%) OpenView
5 1 (2.08%) Tivoli
5 1 (2.08%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (2.08%) NetBackup
5 1 (2.08%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 12 (25.00%) Cisco
1 12 (25.00%) IBM
2 11 (22.92%) VMware
3 9 (18.75%) Oracle
3 9 (18.75%) McAfee
4 7 (14.58%) CheckPoint
4 7 (14.58%) Microsoft
5 6 (12.50%) Citrix
6 5 (10.42%) EMC
6 5 (10.42%) ATG
6 5 (10.42%) Endeca
6 5 (10.42%) SolarWinds
7 4 (8.33%) AppSense
7 4 (8.33%) Altiris
7 4 (8.33%) Red Hat
7 4 (8.33%) Wyse
8 3 (6.25%) CA
8 3 (6.25%) HP
8 3 (6.25%) Brocade
8 3 (6.25%) Splunk
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