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 10 December 2016 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firmware
Rank 403 390 402
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +12
Contract jobs citing Firmware 17 37 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.079% 0.16% 0.081%
As % of the System Software category 0.62% 1.69% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 26 12
Median daily rate £348 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.23% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £146 £245 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £466 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £37.50 £26.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.23% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £39.75
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +0.62%
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
2731 2191 2122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.72% 9.75% 9.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1885 1539 1377
Median daily rate £450 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £213 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £349
% change year-on-year
- +0.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 107 160
Median hourly rate £17.75 £20.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.25% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.25 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.76 £43.00 £25.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.78
% change year-on-year
- -4.64%

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 10 December 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firmware within the London region over the 3 months to 10 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -10 3 £350 +268.55% 2
Firmware
England

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 10 December 2016, 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 13 (37.14%) Cisco
2 11 (31.43%) LAN
3 10 (28.57%) Data Centre
4 9 (25.71%) WAN
4 9 (25.71%) Windows
5 7 (20.00%) Nagios
5 7 (20.00%) Finance
5 7 (20.00%) TCP/IP
5 7 (20.00%) HP
5 7 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 6 (17.14%) Load Balancing
6 6 (17.14%) Windows 7
6 6 (17.14%) VPN
6 6 (17.14%) DNS
6 6 (17.14%) Microsoft
6 6 (17.14%) DHCP
6 6 (17.14%) Linux
6 6 (17.14%) BGP
6 6 (17.14%) Change Management
6 6 (17.14%) Firewall
6 6 (17.14%) Wireless
7 5 (14.29%) Ethernet
7 5 (14.29%) MySQL
7 5 (14.29%) Dell
7 5 (14.29%) EMC
7 5 (14.29%) CheckPoint
7 5 (14.29%) Cacti
7 5 (14.29%) Open Source
7 5 (14.29%) Problem Management
7 5 (14.29%) BIND 9

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 2 (5.71%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (11.43%) MS Excel
2 3 (8.57%) MS Office
3 1 (2.86%) SOLIDWORKS
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.71%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (5.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (31.43%) LAN
2 9 (25.71%) WAN
3 7 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 7 (20.00%) TCP/IP
4 6 (17.14%) BGP
4 6 (17.14%) DHCP
4 6 (17.14%) DNS
4 6 (17.14%) Firewall
4 6 (17.14%) VPN
4 6 (17.14%) Wireless
5 5 (14.29%) Ethernet
6 4 (11.43%) Network Security
6 4 (11.43%) OSPF
6 4 (11.43%) WLAN
7 3 (8.57%) Cisco IOS
7 3 (8.57%) HTTP
7 3 (8.57%) Internet
7 3 (8.57%) SAN
8 2 (5.71%) SNMP
8 2 (5.71%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.29%) MySQL
2 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (20.00%) Finance
2 4 (11.43%) Banking
2 4 (11.43%) Retail
3 3 (8.57%) Electronics
4 2 (5.71%) Legal
5 1 (2.86%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.86%) Games
5 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (25.71%) Network Engineer
2 4 (11.43%) Core Network Engineer
3 3 (8.57%) Administrator
3 3 (8.57%) Support Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) Analyst
4 2 (5.71%) Author
4 2 (5.71%) Avaya Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) Consultant
4 2 (5.71%) Developer
4 2 (5.71%) Electronics Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) EPoS Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) Firmware Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) Hardware Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) Information Security Administrator
4 2 (5.71%) IT Support
4 2 (5.71%) IT Support Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) Network Administrator
4 2 (5.71%) Security Administrator
4 2 (5.71%) Server Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) Technical Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.71%) Middleware
1 2 (5.71%) Web Services
2 1 (2.86%) .NET
2 1 (2.86%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (28.57%) Data Centre
2 3 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.57%) Chip and PIN
2 3 (8.57%) CMDB
2 3 (8.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 3 (8.57%) Driving Licence
3 2 (5.71%) Clustering
3 2 (5.71%) Device Driver
3 2 (5.71%) EPoS
3 2 (5.71%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.86%) Data Conversion
4 1 (2.86%) Data Extraction
4 1 (2.86%) Digital TV
4 1 (2.86%) iPad
4 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.86%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (25.71%) Windows
2 6 (17.14%) Linux
2 6 (17.14%) Windows 7
3 3 (8.57%) Unix
3 3 (8.57%) Windows 10
3 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (5.71%) Android
4 2 (5.71%) Windows 2000
4 2 (5.71%) Windows Server
4 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.86%) AIX
5 1 (2.86%) HPUX
5 1 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.86%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (17.14%) Change Management
1 6 (17.14%) Load Balancing
2 5 (14.29%) Open Source
2 5 (14.29%) Problem Management
3 4 (11.43%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (11.43%) Migration
4 3 (8.57%) Capacity Management
4 3 (8.57%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (8.57%) Network Design
5 2 (5.71%) DDoS Mitigation
5 2 (5.71%) E-Discovery
5 2 (5.71%) Fault Analysis
5 2 (5.71%) Information Security
5 2 (5.71%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 2 (5.71%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (5.71%) Performance Analysis
5 2 (5.71%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (5.71%) Prototyping
5 2 (5.71%) Server Patching
5 2 (5.71%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.43%) Python
2 3 (8.57%) C
2 3 (8.57%) PHP
3 2 (5.71%) Perl
3 2 (5.71%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.86%) C#
4 1 (2.86%) C++
4 1 (2.86%) Java
4 1 (2.86%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (11.43%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (11.43%) Degree
2 3 (8.57%) CCNA
2 3 (8.57%) CCNP
2 3 (8.57%) HND
3 2 (5.71%) CCSA
3 2 (5.71%) CCSE
3 2 (5.71%) HNC
4 1 (2.86%) Avaya Certification
4 1 (2.86%) CCDP
4 1 (2.86%) CCIE
4 1 (2.86%) CISSP
4 1 (2.86%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.86%) GIAC
4 1 (2.86%) ISEB
4 1 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) QA
1 2 (5.71%) SLA
2 1 (2.86%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (14.29%) BIND 9
2 3 (8.57%) Active Directory
3 2 (5.71%) ProxySG
3 2 (5.71%) VMware ESX
3 2 (5.71%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.86%) KVM
4 1 (2.86%) NFS
Systems Management
1 7 (20.00%) Nagios
2 5 (14.29%) Cacti
3 4 (11.43%) CA Spectrum
4 3 (8.57%) Cisco Prime
4 3 (8.57%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (5.71%) EnCase
6 1 (2.86%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 13 (37.14%) Cisco
2 7 (20.00%) HP
3 6 (17.14%) Microsoft
4 5 (14.29%) CheckPoint
4 5 (14.29%) Dell
4 5 (14.29%) EMC
5 4 (11.43%) CA
5 4 (11.43%) IBM
5 4 (11.43%) Red Hat
5 4 (11.43%) VMware
6 3 (8.57%) Avaya
6 3 (8.57%) Infoblox
6 3 (8.57%) Oracle
7 2 (5.71%) Blue Coat
7 2 (5.71%) Citrix
7 2 (5.71%) F5
7 2 (5.71%) Lancope
7 2 (5.71%) Palo Alto
7 2 (5.71%) Remedy
7 2 (5.71%) Riverbed