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 21 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firmware
Rank 407 383 399
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +16
Contract jobs citing Firmware 21 36 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.085% 0.14% 0.081%
As % of the System Software category 0.96% 1.64% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 25 15
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +9.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £175 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £456 £464
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £275 £353
% change year-on-year
+23.63% -21.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £28.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- -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
2191 2200 1967
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.89% 8.68% 7.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1411 1355 1169
Average daily rate £390 £370 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.40% +1.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £203 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.60% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 161 137 158
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.30 £31.50 £28.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+8.64% -

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 21 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 21 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 +20 8 £425 - 4
Croydon - - - - 2
Uxbridge - - - -
Firmware
England

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 21 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 19 (45.24%) Windows
2 17 (40.48%) Linux
3 16 (38.10%) VMware
4 15 (35.71%) Cisco
4 15 (35.71%) IBM
5 14 (33.33%) SAN
6 13 (30.95%) DNS
7 11 (26.19%) AIX
7 11 (26.19%) SQL
7 11 (26.19%) SQL Server
7 11 (26.19%) Firewall
7 11 (26.19%) vSphere
8 10 (23.81%) VMware Infrastructure
8 10 (23.81%) Oracle
8 10 (23.81%) Citrix
9 9 (21.43%) Microsoft
9 9 (21.43%) CheckPoint
9 9 (21.43%) IIS
9 9 (21.43%) Change Management
9 9 (21.43%) Security Cleared
10 8 (19.05%) Cisco ASA
10 8 (19.05%) Load Balancing
10 8 (19.05%) Network Security
10 8 (19.05%) VLAN
10 8 (19.05%) FreeRADIUS
10 8 (19.05%) Oracle Linux
10 8 (19.05%) Regular Expression
10 8 (19.05%) NetScaler
10 8 (19.05%) Cisco Nexus
10 8 (19.05%) Cisco ISE

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 21 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 9 (21.43%) IIS
2 8 (19.05%) Apache
3 3 (7.14%) WebSphere
4 2 (4.76%) CMS
4 2 (4.76%) IBM HTTP Server
4 2 (4.76%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (2.38%) WebLogic
5 1 (2.38%) JBoss
5 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.38%) MS Exchange
5 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.38%) OpenStack
5 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (11.90%) MS Excel
2 4 (9.52%) MS Office
3 1 (2.38%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) PaaS
1 1 (2.38%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (33.33%) SAN
2 13 (30.95%) DNS
3 11 (26.19%) Firewall
4 8 (19.05%) IPsec
4 8 (19.05%) Network Security
4 8 (19.05%) Cisco ASA
4 8 (19.05%) VLAN
4 8 (19.05%) NetScaler
4 8 (19.05%) Cisco Nexus
4 8 (19.05%) Cisco ISE
4 8 (19.05%) VPN
4 8 (19.05%) Internet
4 8 (19.05%) BGP
4 8 (19.05%) Ethernet
5 4 (9.52%) DHCP
5 4 (9.52%) NAS
6 3 (7.14%) WAN
6 3 (7.14%) LDAP
6 3 (7.14%) LAN
6 3 (7.14%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (26.19%) SQL Server
2 8 (19.05%) DB2
3 1 (2.38%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.38%) KDB
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.38%) Big Data
3 1 (2.38%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (9.52%) MSI
2 3 (7.14%) JIRA
2 3 (7.14%) RequisitePro
3 1 (2.38%) JUnit
3 1 (2.38%) ClearCase
3 1 (2.38%) Selenium
3 1 (2.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (2.38%) Valgrind
General
1 4 (9.52%) Finance
1 4 (9.52%) Retail
2 3 (7.14%) Military
3 2 (4.76%) Law
3 2 (4.76%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.38%) Legal
4 1 (2.38%) Front Office
4 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.38%) Banking
4 1 (2.38%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (11.90%) Analyst
1 5 (11.90%) Network Engineer
2 4 (9.52%) Systems Engineer
2 4 (9.52%) Consultant
3 3 (7.14%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 3 (7.14%) Design Engineer
3 3 (7.14%) Network Analyst
4 2 (4.76%) WebSphere Consultant
4 2 (4.76%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (4.76%) SAN Engineer
4 2 (4.76%) Data Centre Engineer
4 2 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (4.76%) Administrator
4 2 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (4.76%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (4.76%) Tester
4 2 (4.76%) Software Engineer
4 2 (4.76%) Storage Engineer
5 1 (2.38%) Senior Storage Analyst
5 1 (2.38%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (19.05%) Regular Expression
2 3 (7.14%) Application Packaging
2 3 (7.14%) Middleware
3 2 (4.76%) .NET
3 2 (4.76%) J2EE
3 2 (4.76%) JMS
3 2 (4.76%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (2.38%) COM
4 1 (2.38%) XMPP
4 1 (2.38%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (11.90%) Replication
3 4 (9.52%) Blackberry
3 4 (9.52%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (7.14%) Clustering
5 2 (4.76%) GIS
5 2 (4.76%) Handset
5 2 (4.76%) Celerra
5 2 (4.76%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (4.76%) DataPower
5 2 (4.76%) HACMP
6 1 (2.38%) Algorithms
6 1 (2.38%) CESG
6 1 (2.38%) STB
6 1 (2.38%) Cryptography
6 1 (2.38%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 19 (45.24%) Windows
2 17 (40.48%) Linux
3 11 (26.19%) AIX
4 8 (19.05%) SUSE
4 8 (19.05%) Oracle Linux
5 4 (9.52%) UNIX
5 4 (9.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (9.52%) Windows 7
6 2 (4.76%) Android
6 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (4.76%) Solaris
6 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.38%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (21.43%) Change Management
2 8 (19.05%) Service Management
2 8 (19.05%) Load Balancing
2 8 (19.05%) Line Management
3 6 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
4 5 (11.90%) Performance Monitoring
5 4 (9.52%) Software Asset Management
5 4 (9.52%) Software Deployment
5 4 (9.52%) Problem Management
5 4 (9.52%) Use Case
5 4 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (9.52%) Migration
5 4 (9.52%) Asset Management
6 3 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (7.14%) UML
6 3 (7.14%) V-Model
6 3 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (4.76%) Requirements Management
7 2 (4.76%) Kernel Tuning
7 2 (4.76%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 11 (26.19%) SQL
2 3 (7.14%) Shell Script
3 2 (4.76%) Jython
3 2 (4.76%) Korn
3 2 (4.76%) Perl
4 1 (2.38%) C
4 1 (2.38%) C++
4 1 (2.38%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.38%) Embedded C
4 1 (2.38%) Embedded C++
4 1 (2.38%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 9 (21.43%) Security Cleared
2 5 (11.90%) DV Cleared
3 4 (9.52%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.38%) RHCE
4 1 (2.38%) MCTS
4 1 (2.38%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 11 (26.19%) vSphere
2 10 (23.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (19.05%) FreeRADIUS
4 7 (16.67%) Active Directory
5 5 (11.90%) XenApp
6 4 (9.52%) XenDesktop
6 4 (9.52%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (7.14%) NFS
7 3 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (4.76%) ISA Server
8 2 (4.76%) SRDF
9 1 (2.38%) Hyper-V
9 1 (2.38%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (9.52%) WSUS
1 4 (9.52%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (7.14%) CA Spectrum
3 2 (4.76%) EMC TimeFinder
3 2 (4.76%) EMC Navisphere
4 1 (2.38%) SCCM
4 1 (2.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (2.38%) Puppet
4 1 (2.38%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 16 (38.10%) VMware
2 15 (35.71%) Cisco
2 15 (35.71%) IBM
3 10 (23.81%) Citrix
3 10 (23.81%) Oracle
4 9 (21.43%) CheckPoint
4 9 (21.43%) Microsoft
5 4 (9.52%) HP
5 4 (9.52%) EMC
5 4 (9.52%) McAfee
5 4 (9.52%) Wyse
5 4 (9.52%) AppSense
5 4 (9.52%) Altiris
6 3 (7.14%) Splunk
6 3 (7.14%) CA
7 2 (4.76%) Remedy
7 2 (4.76%) LexisNexis
7 2 (4.76%) Red Hat
7 2 (4.76%) Brocade
8 1 (2.38%) Coverity
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Computer Futures
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Greenford, Middlesex
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Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
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CDI Anders Elite Ltd
Rate: £1 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago