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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firmware
Rank 406 404 400
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -4
Contract jobs citing Firmware 19 19 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.081% 0.081% 0.082%
As % of the System Software category 0.87% 0.90% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 11
Average daily rate
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£425 £316 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.38% -20.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £159 £269 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
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
2172 2108 1919
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 9.25% 8.96% 7.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1448 1324 1144
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £175 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 138 165
Average hourly rate £18.94 £17.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.41% -12.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.00 £13.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.45 £34.00 £30.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -11.11%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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
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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 -13 3 £450 - 3
Firmware
England

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 13 (31.71%) Linux
2 11 (26.83%) Cisco
3 10 (24.39%) TCP/IP
4 9 (21.95%) Firewall
5 8 (19.51%) UNIX
6 7 (17.07%) Oracle
6 7 (17.07%) IBM
6 7 (17.07%) VMware
6 7 (17.07%) Internet
6 7 (17.07%) Symantec
6 7 (17.07%) BIG-IP
6 7 (17.07%) F5
6 7 (17.07%) Embedded Systems
7 6 (14.63%) DevOps
7 6 (14.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (14.63%) Open Source
7 6 (14.63%) Load Balancing
7 6 (14.63%) Red Hat
7 6 (14.63%) Configuration Management
7 6 (14.63%) Finance
7 6 (14.63%) DNS
7 6 (14.63%) C
7 6 (14.63%) Windows
7 6 (14.63%) XML
7 6 (14.63%) ITIL
7 6 (14.63%) Python
8 5 (12.20%) E-Commerce
8 5 (12.20%) Perl
8 5 (12.20%) Wireless
8 5 (12.20%) Project Management

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 4 (9.76%) OpenStack
2 1 (2.44%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.44%) IIS
2 1 (2.44%) JBoss
2 1 (2.44%) Apache
2 1 (2.44%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (2.44%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.44%) WorkSite
2 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (2.44%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (7.32%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.44%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.76%) IaaS
2 1 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.44%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (24.39%) TCP/IP
2 9 (21.95%) Firewall
3 7 (17.07%) Internet
3 7 (17.07%) BIG-IP
4 6 (14.63%) DNS
5 5 (12.20%) Wireless
5 5 (12.20%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 4 (9.76%) Intranet
7 3 (7.32%) VLAN
7 3 (7.32%) SSL
7 3 (7.32%) SAN
7 3 (7.32%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (7.32%) VPN
7 3 (7.32%) FTP
7 3 (7.32%) Bluetooth
7 3 (7.32%) LAN
7 3 (7.32%) WAN
8 2 (4.88%) DHCP
8 2 (4.88%) Ethernet
8 2 (4.88%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.76%) Oracle Database
2 2 (4.88%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.44%) DB2
3 1 (2.44%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 4 (9.76%) Subversion
1 4 (9.76%) JIRA
1 4 (9.76%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.44%) Redmine
2 1 (2.44%) Trac
2 1 (2.44%) JUnit
2 1 (2.44%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.44%) Bugzilla
2 1 (2.44%) Selenium
2 1 (2.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 6 (14.63%) Finance
2 3 (7.32%) Banking
3 1 (2.44%) Electronics
3 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (19.51%) Administrator
2 4 (9.76%) Linux Engineer
3 3 (7.32%) Consultant
3 3 (7.32%) Systems Programmer
3 3 (7.32%) Senior Programmer
3 3 (7.32%) Senior Systems Programmer
3 3 (7.32%) Electrical Engineer
3 3 (7.32%) Senior Design Engineer
3 3 (7.32%) Electrical Design Engineer
3 3 (7.32%) Design Engineer
3 3 (7.32%) Oracle DBA
3 3 (7.32%) DBA
3 3 (7.32%) Programmer
4 2 (4.88%) Architect
4 2 (4.88%) Network Engineer
5 1 (2.44%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (2.44%) Linux Specialist
5 1 (2.44%) Network Support Specialist
5 1 (2.44%) Network Security Consultant
5 1 (2.44%) Linux Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (14.63%) XML
2 3 (7.32%) J2EE
2 3 (7.32%) CSS
2 3 (7.32%) Struts
2 3 (7.32%) Web Services
2 3 (7.32%) Spring
2 3 (7.32%) Ajax
2 3 (7.32%) jQuery
2 3 (7.32%) Velocity
3 2 (4.88%) .NET
3 2 (4.88%) XSD
3 2 (4.88%) XSLT
3 2 (4.88%) WSDL
3 2 (4.88%) Middleware
4 1 (2.44%) Regular Expression
4 1 (2.44%) WebRTC
4 1 (2.44%) .NET Compact Framework
4 1 (2.44%) 802.1X
4 1 (2.44%) XMPP
4 1 (2.44%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.07%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.32%) iPad
2 3 (7.32%) VHDL
2 3 (7.32%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 2 (4.88%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.88%) Wiki
3 2 (4.88%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (4.88%) DataPower
4 1 (2.44%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.44%) Internet of Things
4 1 (2.44%) Smartphone
4 1 (2.44%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.44%) CESG
4 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.44%) Device Driver
4 1 (2.44%) Replication
4 1 (2.44%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 13 (31.71%) Linux
2 8 (19.51%) UNIX
3 6 (14.63%) Windows
3 6 (14.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (9.76%) AIX
5 3 (7.32%) Solaris
6 2 (4.88%) HPUX
7 1 (2.44%) Windows CE
7 1 (2.44%) VxWorks
7 1 (2.44%) SUSE
7 1 (2.44%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (2.44%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (14.63%) ITIL
1 6 (14.63%) Configuration Management
1 6 (14.63%) Load Balancing
1 6 (14.63%) Open Source
1 6 (14.63%) DevOps
2 5 (12.20%) Release Management
2 5 (12.20%) Project Management
2 5 (12.20%) E-Commerce
3 4 (9.76%) Change Management
3 4 (9.76%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (7.32%) Network Design
4 3 (7.32%) Migration
4 3 (7.32%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (7.32%) CAD
4 3 (7.32%) SDLC
5 2 (4.88%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (4.88%) Application Performance Monitoring
5 2 (4.88%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (4.88%) Problem Management
5 2 (4.88%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 6 (14.63%) C
1 6 (14.63%) Python
2 5 (12.20%) Perl
3 4 (9.76%) C++
3 4 (9.76%) Java
3 4 (9.76%) JavaScript
3 4 (9.76%) Shell Script
3 4 (9.76%) Ruby
3 4 (9.76%) Bash Shell
4 3 (7.32%) Assembly Language
4 3 (7.32%) Erlang
4 3 (7.32%) MATLAB
5 2 (4.88%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.44%) Embedded C
6 1 (2.44%) Embedded C++
6 1 (2.44%) C#
6 1 (2.44%) PHP
6 1 (2.44%) SQL
6 1 (2.44%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (12.20%) Degree
2 3 (7.32%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.88%) DV Cleared
3 2 (4.88%) CCNA
3 2 (4.88%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.44%) RHCE
4 1 (2.44%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.32%) SLA
2 2 (4.88%) BS7799
2 2 (4.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (12.20%) Gluster
1 5 (12.20%) GPFS
1 5 (12.20%) Ceph
2 4 (9.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (7.32%) KVM
4 2 (4.88%) vSphere
5 1 (2.44%) NFS
5 1 (2.44%) XenApp
5 1 (2.44%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 4 (9.76%) Tivoli
1 4 (9.76%) NetBackup
1 4 (9.76%) Puppet
2 3 (7.32%) CFEngine
2 3 (7.32%) Cobbler
2 3 (7.32%) yum
3 1 (2.44%) FortiGate
3 1 (2.44%) CA Spectrum
3 1 (2.44%) Red Hat Satellite
3 1 (2.44%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.44%) Nmap
3 1 (2.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (2.44%) Nagios
3 1 (2.44%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 11 (26.83%) Cisco
2 7 (17.07%) IBM
2 7 (17.07%) Symantec
2 7 (17.07%) Oracle
2 7 (17.07%) VMware
2 7 (17.07%) F5
3 6 (14.63%) Red Hat
4 4 (9.76%) HP
5 3 (7.32%) Motorola
5 3 (7.32%) Nokia
5 3 (7.32%) ATG
5 3 (7.32%) Endeca
5 3 (7.32%) Panasonic
6 2 (4.88%) Brocade
6 2 (4.88%) CheckPoint
6 2 (4.88%) Microsoft
6 2 (4.88%) Citrix
6 2 (4.88%) Splunk
7 1 (2.44%) ArcSight
7 1 (2.44%) LogLogic
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