The table below looks at the statistics for Firmware skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firmware over the 3 months to 16 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Firmware
England / London
Rank 386 374 390
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +16
Contract jobs citing Firmware 18 24 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.093% 0.12% 0.085%
As % of the System Software category 0.75% 1.17% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 18 15
Median daily rate £370 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.94% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £279 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Median hourly rate £31.25 £26.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.19% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £40.00 £37.25
% change year-on-year
+5.62% +7.38%

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
2393 2057 1936
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.35% 10.02% 9.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1668 1421 1268
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £214 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £610 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 83 121
Median hourly rate £25.00 £21.40 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.82% +35.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.35 £50.00 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.13 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.27% -

Firmware
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing Firmware as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 16 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firmware within the London region over the 3 months to 16 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London - 3 £350 -
Firmware
England

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Firmware also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for Firmware.

1 15 (40.54%) Cisco
2 11 (29.73%) Windows
2 11 (29.73%) LAN
3 9 (24.32%) WAN
3 9 (24.32%) TCP/IP
3 9 (24.32%) VPN
4 8 (21.62%) Linux
4 8 (21.62%) Nagios
4 8 (21.62%) Firewall
4 8 (21.62%) Cisco Nexus
5 7 (18.92%) Data Centre
5 7 (18.92%) Wireless
5 7 (18.92%) Finance
5 7 (18.92%) BGP
5 7 (18.92%) DHCP
5 7 (18.92%) DNS
5 7 (18.92%) Microsoft
6 6 (16.22%) Ethernet
6 6 (16.22%) CheckPoint
6 6 (16.22%) Change Management
6 6 (16.22%) VMware
6 6 (16.22%) Load Balancing
6 6 (16.22%) Problem Management
6 6 (16.22%) Windows 7
7 5 (13.51%) Open Source
7 5 (13.51%) Network Security
7 5 (13.51%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (13.51%) Cacti
7 5 (13.51%) BIND 9
7 5 (13.51%) OSPF

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (10.81%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (13.51%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.70%) AutoCAD
2 1 (2.70%) MS Office
2 1 (2.70%) SOLIDWORKS
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.11%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (8.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (29.73%) LAN
2 9 (24.32%) TCP/IP
2 9 (24.32%) VPN
2 9 (24.32%) WAN
3 8 (21.62%) Cisco Nexus
3 8 (21.62%) Firewall
4 7 (18.92%) BGP
4 7 (18.92%) DHCP
4 7 (18.92%) DNS
4 7 (18.92%) Wireless
5 6 (16.22%) Ethernet
6 5 (13.51%) Network Security
6 5 (13.51%) OSPF
6 5 (13.51%) WLAN
7 4 (10.81%) Cisco IOS
7 4 (10.81%) HTTP
7 4 (10.81%) Internet
7 4 (10.81%) SSL
8 3 (8.11%) IPv4
8 3 (8.11%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.51%) MySQL
2 4 (10.81%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.70%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.70%) Subversion
1 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (18.92%) Finance
2 4 (10.81%) Electronics
3 3 (8.11%) Banking
4 2 (5.41%) Retail
5 1 (2.70%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.70%) Games
5 1 (2.70%) Legal
5 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (29.73%) Network Engineer
2 5 (13.51%) Firmware Engineer
2 5 (13.51%) Support Engineer
3 4 (10.81%) Administrator
3 4 (10.81%) Android Engineer
3 4 (10.81%) Core Network Engineer
3 4 (10.81%) Embedded Engineer
3 4 (10.81%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) Information Security Administrator
4 3 (8.11%) Network Administrator
4 3 (8.11%) Network Security Administrator
4 3 (8.11%) Network Support
4 3 (8.11%) Network Support Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) Security Administrator
5 2 (5.41%) Avaya Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Electronics Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Hardware Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Product Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Server Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.81%) Web Services
2 2 (5.41%) .NET
2 2 (5.41%) Middleware
3 1 (2.70%) .NET Compact Framework
3 1 (2.70%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.70%) 802.1X
3 1 (2.70%) HTML
3 1 (2.70%) JSON
3 1 (2.70%) WCF
3 1 (2.70%) XML
3 1 (2.70%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.92%) Data Centre
2 4 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (10.81%) Device Driver
2 4 (10.81%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 4 (10.81%) Mobile App
3 2 (5.41%) CMDB
3 2 (5.41%) Driving Licence
3 2 (5.41%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.70%) Chip and PIN
4 1 (2.70%) Clustering
4 1 (2.70%) Data Conversion
4 1 (2.70%) Data Extraction
4 1 (2.70%) Digital TV
4 1 (2.70%) EPoS
4 1 (2.70%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (2.70%) iPad
4 1 (2.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (29.73%) Windows
2 8 (21.62%) Linux
3 6 (16.22%) Windows 7
4 5 (13.51%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (10.81%) Android
5 4 (10.81%) Windows 2000
5 4 (10.81%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (5.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (5.41%) Unix
6 2 (5.41%) Windows 10
6 2 (5.41%) Windows Server
6 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.70%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (16.22%) Change Management
1 6 (16.22%) Load Balancing
1 6 (16.22%) Problem Management
2 5 (13.51%) Open Source
3 4 (10.81%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (10.81%) Network Design
3 4 (10.81%) Server Patching
4 3 (8.11%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (8.11%) DDoS Mitigation
4 3 (8.11%) E-Discovery
4 3 (8.11%) Information Security
4 3 (8.11%) Migration
4 3 (8.11%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 3 (8.11%) Penetration Testing
4 3 (8.11%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (5.41%) Application Packaging
5 2 (5.41%) Capacity Management
5 2 (5.41%) Fault Analysis
5 2 (5.41%) Performance Analysis
5 2 (5.41%) Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.51%) C
2 4 (10.81%) Python
3 3 (8.11%) PHP
4 2 (5.41%) C#
4 2 (5.41%) SQL
5 1 (2.70%) C++
5 1 (2.70%) Java
5 1 (2.70%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.70%) Perl
5 1 (2.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (13.51%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (10.81%) CCNA
2 4 (10.81%) CCNP
2 4 (10.81%) Degree
3 3 (8.11%) HND
4 2 (5.41%) CCSA
4 2 (5.41%) CCSE
4 2 (5.41%) DV Cleared
4 2 (5.41%) HNC
4 2 (5.41%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.70%) Avaya Certification
5 1 (2.70%) CCDP
5 1 (2.70%) CCIE
5 1 (2.70%) CISSP
5 1 (2.70%) GIAC
5 1 (2.70%) ISEB
5 1 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) QA
1 2 (5.41%) SLA
2 1 (2.70%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (13.51%) BIND 9
2 4 (10.81%) Active Directory
2 4 (10.81%) VMware ESX
2 4 (10.81%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (5.41%) KVM
3 2 (5.41%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 8 (21.62%) Nagios
2 5 (13.51%) Cacti
3 4 (10.81%) CA Spectrum
4 3 (8.11%) Cisco Prime
4 3 (8.11%) EnCase
5 2 (5.41%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (2.70%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 15 (40.54%) Cisco
2 7 (18.92%) Microsoft
3 6 (16.22%) CheckPoint
3 6 (16.22%) VMware
4 5 (13.51%) EMC
4 5 (13.51%) HP
5 4 (10.81%) Avaya
5 4 (10.81%) CA
5 4 (10.81%) Dell
5 4 (10.81%) Infoblox
5 4 (10.81%) Red Hat
6 3 (8.11%) Equitrac
6 3 (8.11%) Remedy
6 3 (8.11%) Riverbed
7 2 (5.41%) Citrix
7 2 (5.41%) IBM
7 2 (5.41%) Juniper
7 2 (5.41%) Nortel
7 2 (5.41%) Oracle
7 2 (5.41%) Palo Alto