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 7 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firmware
Rank 392 385 393
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +8
Contract jobs citing Firmware 19 21 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.083% 0.092% 0.084%
As % of the System Software category 0.90% 1.03% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 10
Average daily rate
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£413 £313 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.00% -21.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £161 £280 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £350 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +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
2106 2039 1823
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 9.21% 8.90% 7.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1403 1275 1068
Average daily rate £370 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.06% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £170 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 144 150
Average hourly rate £17.98 £16.00 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.37% -16.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.50 £13.71
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £27.50 £32.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -11.42%

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 7 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 7 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 -5 2 £475 +23.37% 3
Bromley - 1 £173 -
Firmware
England

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 7 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 18 (38.30%) Linux
2 14 (29.79%) TCP/IP
2 14 (29.79%) Cisco
3 10 (21.28%) Internet
3 10 (21.28%) Configuration Management
4 9 (19.15%) XML
4 9 (19.15%) Windows
4 9 (19.15%) C
4 9 (19.15%) Embedded Systems
5 8 (17.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (17.02%) Oracle
5 8 (17.02%) E-Commerce
5 8 (17.02%) IBM
5 8 (17.02%) Firewall
5 8 (17.02%) VMware
5 8 (17.02%) DevOps
6 7 (14.89%) Symantec
6 7 (14.89%) Red Hat
6 7 (14.89%) VPN
6 7 (14.89%) DNS
6 7 (14.89%) UNIX
6 7 (14.89%) Git (software)
6 7 (14.89%) F5
6 7 (14.89%) Subversion
6 7 (14.89%) Release Management
7 6 (12.77%) Load Balancing
7 6 (12.77%) BIG-IP
7 6 (12.77%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (12.77%) Open Source
7 6 (12.77%) Python

Firmware
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 7 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 (8.51%) OpenStack
2 1 (2.13%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.13%) IIS
2 1 (2.13%) JBoss
2 1 (2.13%) Apache
2 1 (2.13%) MQSeries
2 1 (2.13%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (2.13%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.13%) WorkSite
2 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (2.13%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (6.38%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.51%) IaaS
2 1 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.13%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (29.79%) TCP/IP
2 10 (21.28%) Internet
3 8 (17.02%) Firewall
4 7 (14.89%) VPN
4 7 (14.89%) DNS
5 6 (12.77%) FTP
5 6 (12.77%) Intranet
5 6 (12.77%) BIG-IP
6 5 (10.64%) VLAN
6 5 (10.64%) Wireless
6 5 (10.64%) HTTP
6 5 (10.64%) LAN
6 5 (10.64%) WAN
7 4 (8.51%) SSL
7 4 (8.51%) ZigBee
7 4 (8.51%) 802.15
7 4 (8.51%) OpenVPN
7 4 (8.51%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 3 (6.38%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (6.38%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.51%) SQLite
1 4 (8.51%) Oracle Database
2 3 (6.38%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.13%) DB2
Development Applications
1 7 (14.89%) Subversion
1 7 (14.89%) Git (software)
2 4 (8.51%) Visual Studio
2 4 (8.51%) JIRA
3 1 (2.13%) Selenium
3 1 (2.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (2.13%) RequisitePro
3 1 (2.13%) Bugzilla
3 1 (2.13%) Redmine
3 1 (2.13%) Trac
3 1 (2.13%) JUnit
General
1 6 (12.77%) Finance
2 3 (6.38%) Banking
3 1 (2.13%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 5 (10.64%) Administrator
1 5 (10.64%) Linux Engineer
2 4 (8.51%) Senior Design Engineer
2 4 (8.51%) Design Engineer
2 4 (8.51%) Consultant
3 3 (6.38%) Developer
3 3 (6.38%) Software Developer
3 3 (6.38%) Oracle DBA
3 3 (6.38%) DBA
3 3 (6.38%) Programmer
3 3 (6.38%) Systems Programmer
3 3 (6.38%) Senior Programmer
3 3 (6.38%) Senior Systems Programmer
3 3 (6.38%) Electrical Engineer
3 3 (6.38%) Electrical Design Engineer
3 3 (6.38%) Embedded Software Developer
4 2 (4.26%) Network Support Specialist
4 2 (4.26%) Support Specialist
4 2 (4.26%) Network Specialist
4 2 (4.26%) Network Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (19.15%) XML
2 6 (12.77%) .NET
3 5 (10.64%) J2EE
3 5 (10.64%) CSS
3 5 (10.64%) Struts
3 5 (10.64%) Spring
3 5 (10.64%) Ajax
3 5 (10.64%) Velocity
3 5 (10.64%) WCF
3 5 (10.64%) jQuery
4 4 (8.51%) .NET Framework
4 4 (8.51%) JSON
4 4 (8.51%) Web Services
4 4 (8.51%) .NET Compact Framework
5 1 (2.13%) Middleware
5 1 (2.13%) ADO.NET
5 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.13%) XMPP
5 1 (2.13%) Regular Expression
5 1 (2.13%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 9 (19.15%) Embedded Systems
2 5 (10.64%) iPad
3 4 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (8.51%) Device Driver
4 3 (6.38%) VHDL
4 3 (6.38%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 2 (4.26%) Wiki
5 2 (4.26%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (4.26%) Data Centre
6 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.13%) Mobile App
6 1 (2.13%) Internet of Things
6 1 (2.13%) Smartphone
6 1 (2.13%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.13%) CESG
6 1 (2.13%) Replication
6 1 (2.13%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 18 (38.30%) Linux
2 9 (19.15%) Windows
3 8 (17.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (14.89%) UNIX
5 4 (8.51%) Windows CE
5 4 (8.51%) Embedded Linux
6 3 (6.38%) Solaris
7 2 (4.26%) AIX
8 1 (2.13%) VxWorks
8 1 (2.13%) SUSE
8 1 (2.13%) CentOS
8 1 (2.13%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (21.28%) Configuration Management
2 8 (17.02%) E-Commerce
2 8 (17.02%) DevOps
3 7 (14.89%) Release Management
4 6 (12.77%) Load Balancing
4 6 (12.77%) Open Source
4 6 (12.77%) Project Management
4 6 (12.77%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (10.64%) ITIL
5 5 (10.64%) Network Design
5 5 (10.64%) SDLC
6 3 (6.38%) Software Engineering
6 3 (6.38%) CAD
7 2 (4.26%) Information Security
7 2 (4.26%) Change Management
7 2 (4.26%) Migration
7 2 (4.26%) Use Case
7 2 (4.26%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (4.26%) Performance Tuning
8 1 (2.13%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 9 (19.15%) C
2 6 (12.77%) Python
2 6 (12.77%) Java
2 6 (12.77%) JavaScript
3 5 (10.64%) Shell Script
4 4 (8.51%) Ruby
4 4 (8.51%) Bash Shell
4 4 (8.51%) Perl
4 4 (8.51%) C#
4 4 (8.51%) C++
5 3 (6.38%) Assembly Language
5 3 (6.38%) Erlang
5 3 (6.38%) MATLAB
6 1 (2.13%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.13%) Embedded C
6 1 (2.13%) Embedded C++
6 1 (2.13%) PHP
6 1 (2.13%) SQL
6 1 (2.13%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (10.64%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (10.64%) Degree
2 4 (8.51%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.51%) CCNA
3 3 (6.38%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.13%) CCNP
4 1 (2.13%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) SLA
1 1 (2.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (10.64%) Gluster
1 5 (10.64%) GPFS
1 5 (10.64%) Ceph
2 4 (8.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (6.38%) vSphere
3 3 (6.38%) KVM
4 1 (2.13%) NFS
4 1 (2.13%) XenApp
4 1 (2.13%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 4 (8.51%) Tivoli
1 4 (8.51%) NetBackup
1 4 (8.51%) Puppet
2 3 (6.38%) CFEngine
2 3 (6.38%) Cobbler
2 3 (6.38%) yum
3 2 (4.26%) FortiGate
4 1 (2.13%) CA Spectrum
4 1 (2.13%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (2.13%) OpenView
4 1 (2.13%) Backup Exec
4 1 (2.13%) Nmap
4 1 (2.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (2.13%) Nagios
4 1 (2.13%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 14 (29.79%) Cisco
2 8 (17.02%) IBM
2 8 (17.02%) Oracle
2 8 (17.02%) VMware
3 7 (14.89%) F5
3 7 (14.89%) Symantec
3 7 (14.89%) Red Hat
4 6 (12.77%) HP
5 5 (10.64%) ATG
5 5 (10.64%) Endeca
6 4 (8.51%) Assembla
7 3 (6.38%) Panasonic
7 3 (6.38%) CheckPoint
7 3 (6.38%) Motorola
7 3 (6.38%) Nokia
8 2 (4.26%) Microsoft
8 2 (4.26%) EMC
8 2 (4.26%) Citrix
8 2 (4.26%) McAfee
8 2 (4.26%) SolarWinds
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