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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firmware
Rank 375 364 327
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -37
Contract jobs citing Firmware 23 29 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.11% 0.13% 0.19%
As % of the System Software category 1.22% 1.57% 2.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 13 19
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£375 £378 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.66% +2.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £236 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £470 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £313
% change year-on-year
- +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 7
Average hourly rate - £24.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -36.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £28.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+49.12% -24.00%
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
1888 1842 1626
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.94% 8.55% 8.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1239 1139 933
Average daily rate £400 £380 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +7.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £540 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 109 210
Average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.64% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.60 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.13 £25.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -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 30 January 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 30 January 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +10 3 £400 +23.07% 2
Canary Wharf - - - -
Brentford - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Firmware
England

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 20 (44.44%) Windows
1 20 (44.44%) Linux
2 15 (33.33%) Cisco
2 15 (33.33%) IBM
3 13 (28.89%) VMware
4 12 (26.67%) Firewall
4 12 (26.67%) VPN
4 12 (26.67%) vSphere
5 11 (24.44%) DNS
5 11 (24.44%) SAN
5 11 (24.44%) AIX
5 11 (24.44%) SQL Server
5 11 (24.44%) Internet
6 10 (22.22%) CheckPoint
6 10 (22.22%) IIS
6 10 (22.22%) Oracle
6 10 (22.22%) VLAN
6 10 (22.22%) Load Balancing
7 9 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
7 9 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 9 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (20.00%) SQL
7 9 (20.00%) Citrix
7 9 (20.00%) Ethernet
7 9 (20.00%) McAfee
7 9 (20.00%) BGP
7 9 (20.00%) Change Management
8 8 (17.78%) SUSE
8 8 (17.78%) Service Management
8 8 (17.78%) IPsec

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 10 (22.22%) IIS
2 8 (17.78%) Apache
3 3 (6.67%) WebSphere
4 2 (4.44%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (4.44%) CMS
4 2 (4.44%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (2.22%) OpenStack
5 1 (2.22%) WebLogic
5 1 (2.22%) JBoss
5 1 (2.22%) MQSeries
Applications
1 5 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 4 (8.89%) MS Office
3 2 (4.44%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) IaaS
1 1 (2.22%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (26.67%) Firewall
1 12 (26.67%) VPN
2 11 (24.44%) DNS
2 11 (24.44%) SAN
2 11 (24.44%) Internet
3 10 (22.22%) VLAN
4 9 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
4 9 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 9 (20.00%) Ethernet
4 9 (20.00%) BGP
5 8 (17.78%) IPsec
5 8 (17.78%) TCP/IP
5 8 (17.78%) NetScaler
5 8 (17.78%) Cisco ISE
6 7 (15.56%) Network Security
7 5 (11.11%) HTTP
7 5 (11.11%) LAN
7 5 (11.11%) WAN
8 4 (8.89%) DHCP
8 4 (8.89%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (24.44%) SQL Server
2 8 (17.78%) DB2
3 3 (6.67%) SQLite
4 1 (2.22%) Big Data
4 1 (2.22%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.22%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.22%) KDB
4 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.22%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 4 (8.89%) RequisitePro
1 4 (8.89%) MSI
2 3 (6.67%) Git (software)
2 3 (6.67%) Subversion
2 3 (6.67%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.22%) JIRA
General
1 6 (13.33%) Finance
2 4 (8.89%) Retail
3 2 (4.44%) Military
4 1 (2.22%) Marketing
4 1 (2.22%) Banking
4 1 (2.22%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.22%) Front Office
4 1 (2.22%) Law
4 1 (2.22%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.22%) Electronics
4 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (17.78%) Analyst
2 7 (15.56%) Systems Engineer
3 6 (13.33%) Network Engineer
4 5 (11.11%) Senior Design Engineer
4 5 (11.11%) Design Engineer
4 5 (11.11%) Consultant
4 5 (11.11%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 4 (8.89%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (6.67%) Network Analyst
6 3 (6.67%) Senior Security Analyst
6 3 (6.67%) Embedded Software Developer
6 3 (6.67%) Security Analyst
6 3 (6.67%) Administrator
6 3 (6.67%) Software Developer
6 3 (6.67%) Developer
7 2 (4.44%) Systems Administrator
7 2 (4.44%) WebSphere Consultant
7 2 (4.44%) Network Support
8 1 (2.22%) Senior Systems Administrator
8 1 (2.22%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (17.78%) Regular Expression
2 5 (11.11%) XML
2 5 (11.11%) .NET
3 4 (8.89%) J2EE
3 4 (8.89%) .NET Framework
3 4 (8.89%) WCF
4 3 (6.67%) .NET Compact Framework
4 3 (6.67%) JSON
4 3 (6.67%) Application Packaging
4 3 (6.67%) Middleware
4 3 (6.67%) Web Services
5 2 (4.44%) JMS
5 2 (4.44%) CSS
5 2 (4.44%) Struts
5 2 (4.44%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (4.44%) Spring
5 2 (4.44%) Ajax
5 2 (4.44%) Velocity
5 2 (4.44%) jQuery
6 1 (2.22%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.89%) Blackberry
2 4 (8.89%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (6.67%) Replication
3 3 (6.67%) Device Driver
4 2 (4.44%) HACMP
4 2 (4.44%) Clustering
4 2 (4.44%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 2 (4.44%) iPad
4 2 (4.44%) DataPower
4 2 (4.44%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (2.22%) CESG
5 1 (2.22%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 20 (44.44%) Windows
1 20 (44.44%) Linux
2 11 (24.44%) AIX
3 8 (17.78%) SUSE
3 8 (17.78%) Oracle Linux
4 6 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (11.11%) Windows 7
6 3 (6.67%) Embedded Linux
6 3 (6.67%) Windows CE
6 3 (6.67%) UNIX
7 2 (4.44%) Solaris
7 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (2.22%) Windows 8
8 1 (2.22%) CentOS
8 1 (2.22%) Windows Vista
8 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (2.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (22.22%) Load Balancing
2 9 (20.00%) Change Management
3 8 (17.78%) Service Management
3 8 (17.78%) Line Management
4 6 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (11.11%) SIEM
5 5 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
5 5 (11.11%) V-Model
5 5 (11.11%) Problem Management
5 5 (11.11%) Use Case
5 5 (11.11%) Requirements Management
5 5 (11.11%) Software Engineering
5 5 (11.11%) Configuration Management
5 5 (11.11%) UML
6 4 (8.89%) Asset Management
6 4 (8.89%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (8.89%) Software Asset Management
6 4 (8.89%) Change Control
6 4 (8.89%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 9 (20.00%) SQL
2 4 (8.89%) Shell Script
3 3 (6.67%) C
3 3 (6.67%) C#
4 2 (4.44%) Java
4 2 (4.44%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.44%) Perl
4 2 (4.44%) Jython
4 2 (4.44%) Korn
5 1 (2.22%) VBScript
5 1 (2.22%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.89%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (8.89%) DV Cleared
3 2 (4.44%) CCNA
3 2 (4.44%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.22%) RHCE
4 1 (2.22%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.44%) QA
2 1 (2.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (26.67%) vSphere
2 8 (17.78%) FreeRADIUS
3 7 (15.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (15.56%) Active Directory
4 5 (11.11%) XenApp
5 4 (8.89%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (8.89%) XenDesktop
6 2 (4.44%) ISA Server
7 1 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (2.22%) NFS
Systems Management
1 5 (11.11%) WSUS
2 4 (8.89%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (6.67%) CA Spectrum
4 1 (2.22%) FortiGate
4 1 (2.22%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (2.22%) Puppet
4 1 (2.22%) SCCM
4 1 (2.22%) OpenView
Vendors
1 15 (33.33%) Cisco
1 15 (33.33%) IBM
2 13 (28.89%) VMware
3 10 (22.22%) CheckPoint
3 10 (22.22%) Oracle
4 9 (20.00%) Citrix
4 9 (20.00%) McAfee
5 7 (15.56%) Microsoft
6 5 (11.11%) SolarWinds
7 4 (8.89%) EMC
7 4 (8.89%) Wyse
7 4 (8.89%) AppSense
7 4 (8.89%) Altiris
8 3 (6.67%) Assembla
8 3 (6.67%) Splunk
8 3 (6.67%) Brocade
8 3 (6.67%) CA
8 3 (6.67%) Red Hat
8 3 (6.67%) HP
9 2 (4.44%) Remedy
West London
Go Partnership.
Rate: From £400 to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Greenford, Middlesex
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 4 days ago