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 19 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firmware
Rank 396 396 376
Rank change year-on-year
0 -20
Contract jobs citing Firmware 24 38 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.098% 0.15% 0.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.27% 0.40% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 28 18
Average daily rate
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£335 £425 £326
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.17% +30.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £475 £462
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £275 £348
% change year-on-year
+22.72% -20.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £36.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-4.76% -8.12%
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
8754 9434 9603
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 35.74% 37.53% 37.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 5962 6545 6487
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 178 178 254
Average hourly rate £18.70 £19.50 £22.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% -12.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.46 £13.18 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.90 £47.00 £41.93
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -32.69%

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 19 September 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 September 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 +24 8 £425 - 1
Croydon - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Firmware
England

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (40.54%) Linux
2 14 (37.84%) Windows
2 14 (37.84%) VMware
3 13 (35.14%) Cisco
3 13 (35.14%) IBM
3 13 (35.14%) SAN
4 10 (27.03%) DNS
5 9 (24.32%) AIX
5 9 (24.32%) Security Cleared
5 9 (24.32%) VMware Infrastructure
6 8 (21.62%) vSphere
6 8 (21.62%) SQL
6 8 (21.62%) Oracle
6 8 (21.62%) SQL Server
6 8 (21.62%) Citrix
6 8 (21.62%) Firewall
7 6 (16.22%) Change Management
7 6 (16.22%) IPsec
7 6 (16.22%) Service Management
7 6 (16.22%) SUSE
7 6 (16.22%) Microsoft
7 6 (16.22%) VPN
7 6 (16.22%) CheckPoint
7 6 (16.22%) Internet
7 6 (16.22%) BGP
7 6 (16.22%) DB2
7 6 (16.22%) IIS
7 6 (16.22%) Apache
7 6 (16.22%) Ethernet
7 6 (16.22%) FreeRADIUS

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (16.22%) IIS
1 6 (16.22%) Apache
2 3 (8.11%) WebSphere
3 2 (5.41%) IBM HTTP Server
3 2 (5.41%) CMS
3 2 (5.41%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.70%) OpenStack
4 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.70%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.70%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (8.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.70%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) IaaS
1 1 (2.70%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (35.14%) SAN
2 10 (27.03%) DNS
3 8 (21.62%) Firewall
4 6 (16.22%) IPsec
4 6 (16.22%) VPN
4 6 (16.22%) Internet
4 6 (16.22%) BGP
4 6 (16.22%) Ethernet
4 6 (16.22%) NetScaler
4 6 (16.22%) Cisco Nexus
4 6 (16.22%) Cisco ISE
4 6 (16.22%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (16.22%) Network Security
4 6 (16.22%) VLAN
5 4 (10.81%) NAS
6 3 (8.11%) DHCP
6 3 (8.11%) HTTP
7 2 (5.41%) Connectrix
7 2 (5.41%) FTP
7 2 (5.41%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (21.62%) SQL Server
2 6 (16.22%) DB2
3 1 (2.70%) Big Data
3 1 (2.70%) KDB
Development Applications
1 3 (8.11%) RequisitePro
2 2 (5.41%) JIRA
3 1 (2.70%) Valgrind
3 1 (2.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (2.70%) Selenium
3 1 (2.70%) JUnit
3 1 (2.70%) ClearCase
3 1 (2.70%) MSI
General
1 3 (8.11%) Finance
1 3 (8.11%) Military
1 3 (8.11%) Retail
2 2 (5.41%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.70%) Banking
3 1 (2.70%) Front Office
3 1 (2.70%) Electronics
3 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.70%) Law
3 1 (2.70%) Legal
3 1 (2.70%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (10.81%) Systems Engineer
1 4 (10.81%) Analyst
2 3 (8.11%) Consultant
2 3 (8.11%) Senior Systems Engineer
2 3 (8.11%) Design Engineer
2 3 (8.11%) Network Analyst
3 2 (5.41%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (5.41%) Tester
3 2 (5.41%) Software Engineer
3 2 (5.41%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (5.41%) Network Engineer
3 2 (5.41%) WebSphere Consultant
3 2 (5.41%) Storage Engineer
3 2 (5.41%) SAN Engineer
3 2 (5.41%) Data Centre Engineer
3 2 (5.41%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (2.70%) Radio Engineer
4 1 (2.70%) Firmware Engineer
4 1 (2.70%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (2.70%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (16.22%) Regular Expression
2 4 (10.81%) Middleware
3 2 (5.41%) JMS
3 2 (5.41%) J2EE
3 2 (5.41%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (2.70%) Application Packaging
4 1 (2.70%) XMPP
4 1 (2.70%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.51%) Replication
2 4 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (8.11%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (8.11%) Clustering
4 2 (5.41%) GIS
4 2 (5.41%) HACMP
4 2 (5.41%) Handset
4 2 (5.41%) DataPower
4 2 (5.41%) Celerra
5 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.70%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (2.70%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.70%) CESG
5 1 (2.70%) STB
5 1 (2.70%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 15 (40.54%) Linux
2 14 (37.84%) Windows
3 9 (24.32%) AIX
4 6 (16.22%) SUSE
4 6 (16.22%) Oracle Linux
5 4 (10.81%) UNIX
5 4 (10.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (5.41%) Solaris
6 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (5.41%) Android
6 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (2.70%) Windows 7
7 1 (2.70%) VxWorks
7 1 (2.70%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (16.22%) Change Management
1 6 (16.22%) Service Management
1 6 (16.22%) Line Management
1 6 (16.22%) Load Balancing
2 4 (10.81%) Use Case
3 3 (8.11%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (8.11%) V-Model
3 3 (8.11%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (8.11%) UML
3 3 (8.11%) Configuration Management
4 2 (5.41%) Migration
4 2 (5.41%) Regression Testing
4 2 (5.41%) Service Delivery
4 2 (5.41%) ITIL
4 2 (5.41%) Software Engineering
4 2 (5.41%) Algorithmic Trading
4 2 (5.41%) Requirements Management
4 2 (5.41%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (5.41%) Change Control
4 2 (5.41%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 8 (21.62%) SQL
2 3 (8.11%) Shell Script
3 2 (5.41%) Jython
3 2 (5.41%) C
3 2 (5.41%) C++
3 2 (5.41%) Perl
3 2 (5.41%) Korn
4 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.70%) Embedded C
4 1 (2.70%) Embedded C++
4 1 (2.70%) Assembly Language
4 1 (2.70%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (24.32%) Security Cleared
2 5 (13.51%) DV Cleared
3 4 (10.81%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.70%) MCTS
4 1 (2.70%) MCITP
4 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.70%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) QA
2 1 (2.70%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (24.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (21.62%) vSphere
3 6 (16.22%) FreeRADIUS
4 4 (10.81%) Active Directory
5 3 (8.11%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (8.11%) NFS
6 2 (5.41%) VMware ESX
6 2 (5.41%) ISA Server
6 2 (5.41%) SRDF
6 2 (5.41%) XenApp
7 1 (2.70%) XenDesktop
7 1 (2.70%) Hyper-V
7 1 (2.70%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (8.11%) CA Spectrum
2 2 (5.41%) EMC TimeFinder
2 2 (5.41%) EMC Navisphere
3 1 (2.70%) Red Hat Satellite
3 1 (2.70%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (2.70%) Puppet
3 1 (2.70%) SCCM
3 1 (2.70%) WSUS
3 1 (2.70%) BladeLogic
3 1 (2.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 14 (37.84%) VMware
2 13 (35.14%) Cisco
2 13 (35.14%) IBM
3 8 (21.62%) Oracle
3 8 (21.62%) Citrix
4 6 (16.22%) Microsoft
4 6 (16.22%) CheckPoint
5 4 (10.81%) HP
5 4 (10.81%) EMC
6 3 (8.11%) Splunk
6 3 (8.11%) CA
7 2 (5.41%) Red Hat
7 2 (5.41%) Remedy
7 2 (5.41%) Brocade
8 1 (2.70%) LexisNexis
8 1 (2.70%) Coverity
8 1 (2.70%) McAfee
8 1 (2.70%) CommVault
8 1 (2.70%) NetApp
8 1 (2.70%) SAP