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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firmware
Rank 386 391 378
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -13
Contract jobs citing Firmware 22 24 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.10% 0.11% 0.13%
As % of the System Software category 1.11% 1.23% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 15 13
Average daily rate £351 £375 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.33% -0.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £315 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £476 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £371 £326
% change year-on-year
-15.82% +13.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £41.75 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-4.19% +114.10%
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
1984 1944 1890
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 9.37% 9.17% 8.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1339 1271 1145
Average daily rate £425 £403 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.59% +7.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £195 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
- +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 116 113
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £17.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +1.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £13.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.80 £28.75 £32.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016. 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
City of London +33 2 £375 -
Greenwich - 2 £431 -
Greenford - 1 £340 -
Harrow - 1 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 £363 -
Firmware
England

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 35 (56.45%) Cisco
2 23 (37.10%) TCP/IP
3 20 (32.26%) Load Balancing
4 18 (29.03%) VMware
4 18 (29.03%) DNS
4 18 (29.03%) BIG-IP
4 18 (29.03%) F5
4 18 (29.03%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 17 (27.42%) Finance
6 16 (25.81%) Firewall
6 16 (25.81%) Windows
6 16 (25.81%) VMware Infrastructure
7 13 (20.97%) HP
8 12 (19.35%) SAN
8 12 (19.35%) Internet
9 11 (17.74%) Active Directory
9 11 (17.74%) SSL
10 10 (16.13%) Microsoft
11 9 (14.52%) VPN
11 9 (14.52%) ITIL
11 9 (14.52%) LDAP
11 9 (14.52%) DHCP
12 8 (12.90%) Unix
12 8 (12.90%) EMC
12 8 (12.90%) Change Management
12 8 (12.90%) Network Monitoring
13 7 (11.29%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 7 (11.29%) Data Centre
13 7 (11.29%) Windows Server
13 7 (11.29%) Wireless

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 5 (8.06%) IIS
2 3 (4.84%) Skype for Business
3 2 (3.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.23%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.23%) OpenStack
3 2 (3.23%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.23%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.61%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (4.84%) MS Excel
1 3 (4.84%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (3.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.61%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 23 (37.10%) TCP/IP
2 18 (29.03%) BIG-IP
2 18 (29.03%) DNS
2 18 (29.03%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 16 (25.81%) Firewall
4 12 (19.35%) Internet
4 12 (19.35%) SAN
5 11 (17.74%) SSL
6 9 (14.52%) DHCP
6 9 (14.52%) LDAP
6 9 (14.52%) VPN
7 7 (11.29%) Extranet
7 7 (11.29%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 7 (11.29%) HTTP
7 7 (11.29%) Intranet
7 7 (11.29%) Network Security
7 7 (11.29%) Wireless
8 6 (9.68%) IPsec
8 6 (9.68%) LAN
8 6 (9.68%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.68%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (4.84%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (3.23%) ClearCase
General
1 17 (27.42%) Finance
2 6 (9.68%) Legal
3 3 (4.84%) Electronics
3 3 (4.84%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.23%) Games
4 2 (3.23%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.23%) Marketing
5 1 (1.61%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 19 (30.65%) Administrator
2 18 (29.03%) Network Engineer
3 8 (12.90%) Analyst
4 7 (11.29%) Network Administrator
5 5 (8.06%) Network Security Engineer
5 5 (8.06%) Security Engineer
6 4 (6.45%) 3rd Line Support
6 4 (6.45%) Senior Network Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) Cisco Administrator
7 3 (4.84%) Data Network Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 3 (4.84%) Network Analyst
7 3 (4.84%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (4.84%) Senior Network Security Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) Senior Security Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) Server Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) Support Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (4.84%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) Telephony Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.23%) Web Services
1 2 (3.23%) XML
2 1 (1.61%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.61%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.29%) Data Centre
2 5 (8.06%) EMC VMAX
2 5 (8.06%) EMC VNX
3 4 (6.45%) Clustering
3 4 (6.45%) NHS
4 3 (4.84%) IVR
5 2 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.23%) Blackberry
5 2 (3.23%) DataPower
5 2 (3.23%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (3.23%) Driving Licence
5 2 (3.23%) HP Storage
5 2 (3.23%) Statistics
6 1 (1.61%) BYOD
6 1 (1.61%) PKI
6 1 (1.61%) Smart Meter
6 1 (1.61%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 16 (25.81%) Windows
2 8 (12.90%) Unix
3 7 (11.29%) Linux
3 7 (11.29%) Windows Server
4 6 (9.68%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (8.06%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (6.45%) Windows 7
7 3 (4.84%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (3.23%) CentOS
9 1 (1.61%) Android
9 1 (1.61%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.61%) Data ONTAP
9 1 (1.61%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.61%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.61%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (32.26%) Load Balancing
2 9 (14.52%) ITIL
3 8 (12.90%) Change Management
3 8 (12.90%) Network Monitoring
4 6 (9.68%) SIEM
5 5 (8.06%) Capacity Management
5 5 (8.06%) Configuration Management
5 5 (8.06%) Migration
6 4 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (6.45%) Change Control
6 4 (6.45%) Requirements Management
7 3 (4.84%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (4.84%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (4.84%) Information Security
7 3 (4.84%) Security Operations
7 3 (4.84%) Server Building
8 2 (3.23%) Business Continuity Planning
8 2 (3.23%) DDoS Mitigation
8 2 (3.23%) Infrastructure Monitoring
8 2 (3.23%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.84%) C
1 3 (4.84%) Embedded C
1 3 (4.84%) SQL
2 2 (3.23%) Java
2 2 (3.23%) MATLAB
2 2 (3.23%) PowerShell
2 2 (3.23%) VB
3 1 (1.61%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.61%) Perl
3 1 (1.61%) Python
3 1 (1.61%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (6.45%) Degree
2 3 (4.84%) CCNA
2 3 (4.84%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (3.23%) CCNP
3 2 (3.23%) CISSP
3 2 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.61%) CCSA
4 1 (1.61%) CCSE
4 1 (1.61%) CISA
4 1 (1.61%) CISM
4 1 (1.61%) GIAC
4 1 (1.61%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.06%) QA
2 3 (4.84%) SLA
3 1 (1.61%) BS7799
3 1 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 16 (25.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (17.74%) Active Directory
3 4 (6.45%) Hyper-V
3 4 (6.45%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (4.84%) ProxySG
4 3 (4.84%) XenDesktop
5 2 (3.23%) DFS Replication
5 2 (3.23%) vCloud
6 1 (1.61%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.61%) NFS
6 1 (1.61%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (1.61%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.61%) XenApp
6 1 (1.61%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (6.45%) Nagios
2 3 (4.84%) HP SIM
2 3 (4.84%) Simpana
3 2 (3.23%) Backup Exec
3 2 (3.23%) EnCase
3 2 (3.23%) SCOM
3 2 (3.23%) Zenoss
4 1 (1.61%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.61%) Puppet
4 1 (1.61%) SCCM
4 1 (1.61%) SnapMirror
4 1 (1.61%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.61%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 35 (56.45%) Cisco
2 18 (29.03%) F5
2 18 (29.03%) VMware
3 13 (20.97%) HP
4 10 (16.13%) Microsoft
5 8 (12.90%) EMC
6 6 (9.68%) Citrix
7 5 (8.06%) CheckPoint
8 4 (6.45%) SolarWinds
8 4 (6.45%) Veeam
9 3 (4.84%) 3PAR
9 3 (4.84%) Blue Coat
9 3 (4.84%) CommVault
9 3 (4.84%) Google
9 3 (4.84%) Juniper
9 3 (4.84%) Mitel
9 3 (4.84%) Palo Alto
10 2 (3.23%) IBM
10 2 (3.23%) Oracle
10 2 (3.23%) Red Hat