The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Firmware 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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firmware
Rank 386 400 377
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -23
Contract jobs citing Firmware 23 24 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.095% 0.095% 0.15%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.31% 0.29% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 15 23
Average daily rate
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£350 £430 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.60% +32.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £225 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £348
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -13.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £37.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year
-32.00% -9.63%
Firmware
England

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

Miscellaneous Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
7417 8177 8232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 30.55% 32.44% 31.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 4918 5623 5610
Average daily rate £450 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £640 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 160 173 219
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £22.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -10.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.02 £13.20 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £46.20 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

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 Miscellaneous 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 22 August 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 22 August 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 +34 9 £425 +21.42%
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Firmware
England

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 13 (38.24%) VMware
2 12 (35.29%) Windows
2 12 (35.29%) SAN
3 10 (29.41%) Cisco
3 10 (29.41%) IBM
4 9 (26.47%) Linux
4 9 (26.47%) Security Cleared
5 8 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (23.53%) DNS
6 7 (20.59%) Middleware
7 6 (17.65%) Microsoft
7 6 (17.65%) Citrix
7 6 (17.65%) Internet
7 6 (17.65%) AIX
7 6 (17.65%) Oracle
7 6 (17.65%) SQL Server
7 6 (17.65%) SQL
7 6 (17.65%) vSphere
8 5 (14.71%) DV Cleared
8 5 (14.71%) Active Directory
8 5 (14.71%) Configuration Management
8 5 (14.71%) Firewall
8 5 (14.71%) Clustering
9 4 (11.76%) IPsec
9 4 (11.76%) SUSE
9 4 (11.76%) Replication
9 4 (11.76%) VMware ESX
9 4 (11.76%) Service Management
9 4 (11.76%) Change Management
9 4 (11.76%) BGP

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 4 (11.76%) Apache
1 4 (11.76%) IIS
2 2 (5.88%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.94%) OpenStack
3 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.94%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (2.94%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.94%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.94%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (2.94%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (5.88%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) IaaS
1 1 (2.94%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (35.29%) SAN
2 8 (23.53%) DNS
3 6 (17.65%) Internet
4 5 (14.71%) Firewall
5 4 (11.76%) IPsec
5 4 (11.76%) BGP
5 4 (11.76%) VPN
5 4 (11.76%) Ethernet
5 4 (11.76%) Network Security
5 4 (11.76%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (11.76%) VLAN
5 4 (11.76%) NetScaler
5 4 (11.76%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (11.76%) Cisco ISE
6 3 (8.82%) NAS
6 3 (8.82%) DHCP
6 3 (8.82%) DMZ
7 2 (5.88%) Connectrix
7 2 (5.88%) Intranet
7 2 (5.88%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 4 (11.76%) DB2
3 1 (2.94%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (8.82%) RequisitePro
2 2 (5.88%) JIRA
3 1 (2.94%) Selenium
3 1 (2.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (2.94%) Valgrind
3 1 (2.94%) JUnit
3 1 (2.94%) ClearCase
General
1 3 (8.82%) Telecoms
1 3 (8.82%) Military
1 3 (8.82%) Retail
2 2 (5.88%) Manufacturing
2 2 (5.88%) Finance
3 1 (2.94%) Law
3 1 (2.94%) Legal
3 1 (2.94%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 4 (11.76%) Analyst
2 3 (8.82%) Systems Engineer
2 3 (8.82%) Senior Systems Engineer
2 3 (8.82%) Network Analyst
2 3 (8.82%) Design Engineer
3 2 (5.88%) Deployment Engineer
3 2 (5.88%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (5.88%) Administrator
3 2 (5.88%) Consultant
3 2 (5.88%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (5.88%) Tester
3 2 (5.88%) Software Engineer
3 2 (5.88%) Wintel Engineer
3 2 (5.88%) SAN Engineer
3 2 (5.88%) Storage Engineer
3 2 (5.88%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (2.94%) Senior Storage Analyst
4 1 (2.94%) Data Centre Engineer
4 1 (2.94%) Embedded C Engineer
4 1 (2.94%) C Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (20.59%) Middleware
2 4 (11.76%) Regular Expression
3 3 (8.82%) J2EE
4 2 (5.88%) CSS
4 2 (5.88%) Struts
4 2 (5.88%) XML
4 2 (5.88%) jQuery
4 2 (5.88%) Velocity
4 2 (5.88%) Spring
4 2 (5.88%) Ajax
5 1 (2.94%) XMPP
5 1 (2.94%) .NET
5 1 (2.94%) JMS
5 1 (2.94%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.71%) Clustering
2 4 (11.76%) Replication
3 3 (8.82%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (5.88%) Handset
4 2 (5.88%) GIS
4 2 (5.88%) Computer Science
4 2 (5.88%) iPad
4 2 (5.88%) Celerra
4 2 (5.88%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (2.94%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (2.94%) DataPower
5 1 (2.94%) HACMP
5 1 (2.94%) CESG
5 1 (2.94%) STB
5 1 (2.94%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 12 (35.29%) Windows
2 9 (26.47%) Linux
3 6 (17.65%) AIX
4 4 (11.76%) SUSE
4 4 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (11.76%) Oracle Linux
5 3 (8.82%) UNIX
5 3 (8.82%) Windows 2000
6 2 (5.88%) Android
7 1 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (2.94%) Solaris
7 1 (2.94%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (14.71%) Configuration Management
2 4 (11.76%) Service Management
2 4 (11.76%) Change Management
2 4 (11.76%) Load Balancing
2 4 (11.76%) Use Case
3 3 (8.82%) Release Management
3 3 (8.82%) V-Model
3 3 (8.82%) UML
4 2 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (5.88%) Regression Testing
4 2 (5.88%) Service Delivery
4 2 (5.88%) Project Management
4 2 (5.88%) E-Commerce
4 2 (5.88%) ITIL
4 2 (5.88%) Requirements Management
4 2 (5.88%) Network Design
4 2 (5.88%) Software Engineering
4 2 (5.88%) DevOps
5 1 (2.94%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (2.94%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 6 (17.65%) SQL
2 2 (5.88%) C
2 2 (5.88%) C++
2 2 (5.88%) Java
2 2 (5.88%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.94%) Korn
3 1 (2.94%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.94%) Perl
3 1 (2.94%) Python
3 1 (2.94%) Embedded C
3 1 (2.94%) Embedded C++
3 1 (2.94%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.94%) Assembly Language
3 1 (2.94%) Jython
Qualifications
1 9 (26.47%) Security Cleared
2 5 (14.71%) DV Cleared
3 4 (11.76%) SC Cleared
4 2 (5.88%) Degree
5 1 (2.94%) MCTS
5 1 (2.94%) MCITP
5 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.94%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.82%) SLA
2 1 (2.94%) QA
System Software
1 8 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (17.65%) vSphere
3 5 (14.71%) Active Directory
4 4 (11.76%) VMware ESX
4 4 (11.76%) FreeRADIUS
5 3 (8.82%) NFS
6 2 (5.88%) SRDF
6 2 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (2.94%) XenApp
7 1 (2.94%) Hyper-V
7 1 (2.94%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 3 (8.82%) BladeLogic
2 2 (5.88%) EMC TimeFinder
2 2 (5.88%) EMC Navisphere
3 1 (2.94%) CA Spectrum
3 1 (2.94%) Red Hat Satellite
3 1 (2.94%) SCCM
3 1 (2.94%) Puppet
3 1 (2.94%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 13 (38.24%) VMware
2 10 (29.41%) Cisco
2 10 (29.41%) IBM
3 6 (17.65%) Microsoft
3 6 (17.65%) Citrix
3 6 (17.65%) Oracle
4 4 (11.76%) HP
4 4 (11.76%) CheckPoint
5 3 (8.82%) EMC
6 2 (5.88%) ATG
6 2 (5.88%) Endeca
6 2 (5.88%) Brocade
7 1 (2.94%) LexisNexis
7 1 (2.94%) Splunk
7 1 (2.94%) Coverity
7 1 (2.94%) SAP
7 1 (2.94%) JBoss
7 1 (2.94%) CA
7 1 (2.94%) NetApp
7 1 (2.94%) Red Hat