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 2 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firmware
Rank 398 390 393
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +3
Contract jobs citing Firmware 18 35 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.073% 0.14% 0.095%
As % of the System Software category 0.79% 1.62% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 25 16
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £326
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +30.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £175 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £469 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £339 £275 £350
% change year-on-year
+23.18% -21.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £22.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -6.25%
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
2272 2162 1950
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 9.22% 8.70% 7.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1460 1336 1145
Average daily rate £387 £363 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.82% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.93% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 146 169
Average hourly rate £16.00 £18.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.99 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £27.10 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%

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 2 October 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 2 October 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 +18 8 £425 - 1
Croydon - - - -
Uxbridge - - - - 1
Firmware
England

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 15 (39.47%) Linux
2 14 (36.84%) Windows
2 14 (36.84%) Cisco
3 13 (34.21%) IBM
3 13 (34.21%) VMware
4 12 (31.58%) SAN
5 10 (26.32%) DNS
6 9 (23.68%) AIX
6 9 (23.68%) Firewall
6 9 (23.68%) Security Cleared
7 8 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
7 8 (21.05%) vSphere
7 8 (21.05%) SQL
7 8 (21.05%) Oracle
7 8 (21.05%) SQL Server
7 8 (21.05%) Citrix
8 7 (18.42%) CheckPoint
9 6 (15.79%) Internet
9 6 (15.79%) Microsoft
9 6 (15.79%) VPN
9 6 (15.79%) Ethernet
9 6 (15.79%) DB2
9 6 (15.79%) IIS
9 6 (15.79%) Apache
9 6 (15.79%) Service Management
9 6 (15.79%) IPsec
9 6 (15.79%) Change Management
9 6 (15.79%) BGP
9 6 (15.79%) SUSE
9 6 (15.79%) FreeRADIUS

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 6 (15.79%) IIS
1 6 (15.79%) Apache
2 3 (7.89%) WebSphere
3 2 (5.26%) IBM HTTP Server
3 2 (5.26%) CMS
3 2 (5.26%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.63%) OpenStack
4 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.63%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.63%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (10.53%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.26%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) PaaS
1 1 (2.63%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (31.58%) SAN
2 10 (26.32%) DNS
3 9 (23.68%) Firewall
4 6 (15.79%) Internet
4 6 (15.79%) VPN
4 6 (15.79%) Ethernet
4 6 (15.79%) IPsec
4 6 (15.79%) BGP
4 6 (15.79%) NetScaler
4 6 (15.79%) Cisco Nexus
4 6 (15.79%) Cisco ISE
4 6 (15.79%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (15.79%) Network Security
4 6 (15.79%) VLAN
5 4 (10.53%) NAS
6 3 (7.89%) DHCP
6 3 (7.89%) HTTP
7 2 (5.26%) Connectrix
7 2 (5.26%) LDAP
7 2 (5.26%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (21.05%) SQL Server
2 6 (15.79%) DB2
3 1 (2.63%) KDB
3 1 (2.63%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (7.89%) JIRA
1 3 (7.89%) RequisitePro
2 2 (5.26%) MSI
3 1 (2.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (2.63%) Selenium
3 1 (2.63%) Valgrind
3 1 (2.63%) JUnit
3 1 (2.63%) ClearCase
General
1 4 (10.53%) Finance
2 3 (7.89%) Retail
2 3 (7.89%) Military
3 2 (5.26%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.63%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.63%) Front Office
4 1 (2.63%) Electronics
4 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.63%) Law
4 1 (2.63%) Legal
4 1 (2.63%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (10.53%) Analyst
1 4 (10.53%) Systems Engineer
2 3 (7.89%) Consultant
2 3 (7.89%) Senior Systems Engineer
2 3 (7.89%) Network Engineer
2 3 (7.89%) Design Engineer
2 3 (7.89%) Network Analyst
3 2 (5.26%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (5.26%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (5.26%) Tester
3 2 (5.26%) Software Engineer
3 2 (5.26%) SAN Engineer
3 2 (5.26%) Data Centre Engineer
3 2 (5.26%) Storage Engineer
3 2 (5.26%) WebSphere Consultant
4 1 (2.63%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
4 1 (2.63%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
4 1 (2.63%) Embedded C++ Engineer
4 1 (2.63%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.79%) Regular Expression
2 3 (7.89%) Middleware
3 2 (5.26%) JMS
3 2 (5.26%) J2EE
3 2 (5.26%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (5.26%) Application Packaging
4 1 (2.63%) XMPP
4 1 (2.63%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.16%) Replication
2 4 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (7.89%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (5.26%) Clustering
4 2 (5.26%) Handset
4 2 (5.26%) Blackberry
4 2 (5.26%) GIS
4 2 (5.26%) HACMP
4 2 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (5.26%) DataPower
4 2 (5.26%) Celerra
5 1 (2.63%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (2.63%) Cryptography
5 1 (2.63%) STB
5 1 (2.63%) Algorithms
5 1 (2.63%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 15 (39.47%) Linux
2 14 (36.84%) Windows
3 9 (23.68%) AIX
4 6 (15.79%) SUSE
4 6 (15.79%) Oracle Linux
5 4 (10.53%) UNIX
5 4 (10.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (5.26%) Solaris
6 2 (5.26%) Android
6 2 (5.26%) Windows 7
7 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.63%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (15.79%) Service Management
1 6 (15.79%) Change Management
1 6 (15.79%) Line Management
1 6 (15.79%) Load Balancing
2 4 (10.53%) Use Case
3 3 (7.89%) V-Model
3 3 (7.89%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (7.89%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (7.89%) Performance Monitoring
3 3 (7.89%) UML
3 3 (7.89%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (5.26%) Migration
4 2 (5.26%) Configuration Management
4 2 (5.26%) Regression Testing
4 2 (5.26%) Service Delivery
4 2 (5.26%) ITIL
4 2 (5.26%) Software Asset Management
4 2 (5.26%) Kernel Tuning
4 2 (5.26%) Low Latency
4 2 (5.26%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 8 (21.05%) SQL
2 3 (7.89%) Shell Script
3 2 (5.26%) Jython
3 2 (5.26%) C
3 2 (5.26%) C++
3 2 (5.26%) Perl
3 2 (5.26%) Korn
4 1 (2.63%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.63%) Embedded C
4 1 (2.63%) Embedded C++
4 1 (2.63%) Assembly Language
4 1 (2.63%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (23.68%) Security Cleared
2 5 (13.16%) DV Cleared
3 4 (10.53%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.63%) MCTS
4 1 (2.63%) MCITP
4 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.63%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 8 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
1 8 (21.05%) vSphere
2 6 (15.79%) FreeRADIUS
3 4 (10.53%) Active Directory
4 3 (7.89%) XenApp
4 3 (7.89%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (7.89%) NFS
5 2 (5.26%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (5.26%) ISA Server
5 2 (5.26%) XenDesktop
5 2 (5.26%) SRDF
6 1 (2.63%) Hyper-V
6 1 (2.63%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (7.89%) CA Spectrum
2 2 (5.26%) EMC TimeFinder
2 2 (5.26%) EMC Navisphere
2 2 (5.26%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (5.26%) WSUS
3 1 (2.63%) SCCM
3 1 (2.63%) Puppet
3 1 (2.63%) Red Hat Satellite
3 1 (2.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 14 (36.84%) Cisco
2 13 (34.21%) IBM
2 13 (34.21%) VMware
3 8 (21.05%) Oracle
3 8 (21.05%) Citrix
4 7 (18.42%) CheckPoint
5 6 (15.79%) Microsoft
6 4 (10.53%) HP
6 4 (10.53%) EMC
7 3 (7.89%) Splunk
7 3 (7.89%) CA
8 2 (5.26%) AppSense
8 2 (5.26%) Wyse
8 2 (5.26%) Red Hat
8 2 (5.26%) Remedy
8 2 (5.26%) McAfee
8 2 (5.26%) Altiris
8 2 (5.26%) Brocade
9 1 (2.63%) Coverity
9 1 (2.63%) F5
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