Period
to 20 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Firmware skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Firmware over the 6 months to 20 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Firmware
Central London > City of London
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 236 226 233
Rank change year-on-year -10 +7 +55
Contract jobs citing Firmware 8 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.11% 0.080% 0.056%
As % of the System Software category 0.91% 0.78% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 4
City of London median daily rate £663 £350 £366
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +89.22% -4.34% -13.88%
10th Percentile £428 £179 £162
90th Percentile £1,375 £511 £395
Central London median daily rate £663 £350 £391
% change year-on-year +89.22% -10.45% -8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

Firmware is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 881 640 690
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 12.50% 10.29% 9.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 692 497 537
City of London median daily rate £500 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +7.59%
10th Percentile £254 £216 £206
90th Percentile £660 £638 £638
Central London median daily rate £485 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +7.78% +5.88% +9.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 22 20
City of London median hourly rate £15.50 £23.88 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.08% +36.43% +1.45%
10th Percentile £10.33 £14.10 £12.18
90th Percentile £26.98 £95.50 £30.88
Central London median hourly rate £15.50 £21.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year -28.74% +27.94% +6.25%

Firmware
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Firmware as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Firmware in the City of London

Firmware
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Firmware in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Firmware in the City of London

Firmware
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firmware in the City of London over the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Firmware in the City of London

Firmware
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firmware in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firmware in the City of London

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 City of London region with a requirement for Firmware.

1 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (62.50%) Software Engineering
2 3 (37.50%) QA
2 3 (37.50%) Firewall
2 3 (37.50%) Mobile App
2 3 (37.50%) Mentoring
2 3 (37.50%) Prototyping
3 2 (25.00%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (25.00%) Packer
3 2 (25.00%) Threat Modelling
3 2 (25.00%) Hystrix
3 2 (25.00%) Fintech
3 2 (25.00%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (25.00%) Grafana
3 2 (25.00%) Security Operations
3 2 (25.00%) LEMP Stack
3 2 (25.00%) Blockchain
3 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (25.00%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (25.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 2 (25.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 2 (25.00%) AWS CloudTrail
3 2 (25.00%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (25.00%) Vagrant
3 2 (25.00%) HAProxy
3 2 (25.00%) New Relic
3 2 (25.00%) Ansible
3 2 (25.00%) logstash
3 2 (25.00%) DevOps
3 2 (25.00%) Kibana

Firmware
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 (25.00%) Apache
1 2 (25.00%) Elasticsearch
1 2 (25.00%) Jetty
1 2 (25.00%) nginx
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 1 (12.50%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Infor SunSystems
1 1 (12.50%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (25.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
1 2 (25.00%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (25.00%) Amazon S3
1 2 (25.00%) Amazon SQS
1 2 (25.00%) AWS CloudFormation
1 2 (25.00%) AWS CloudTrail
1 2 (25.00%) GitHub
1 2 (25.00%) Route 53
1 2 (25.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) Firewall
2 2 (25.00%) HTTP
2 2 (25.00%) Network Security
2 2 (25.00%) ZigBee
3 1 (12.50%) DHCP
3 1 (12.50%) DNS
3 1 (12.50%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) Amazon RDS
1 2 (25.00%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (25.00%) Blockchain
1 2 (25.00%) Hazelcast
1 2 (25.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Artifactory
1 2 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (25.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (25.00%) JIRA
1 2 (25.00%) Maven
1 2 (25.00%) Subversion
1 2 (25.00%) TeamCity
1 2 (25.00%) Vagrant
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Law
1 1 (12.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Chief Technology Officer
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Data Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Desktop Support
3 1 (12.50%) Financial Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) Elastic Stack
1 2 (25.00%) Hystrix
1 2 (25.00%) LAMP
1 2 (25.00%) LDAP
1 2 (25.00%) LEMP Stack
1 2 (25.00%) OAuth
1 2 (25.00%) RabbitMQ
1 2 (25.00%) Ruby on Rails
1 2 (25.00%) Spring
1 2 (25.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Mobile App
2 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (25.00%) Fintech
2 2 (25.00%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Debian
1 2 (25.00%) Linux
1 2 (25.00%) Ubuntu
1 2 (25.00%) Unix
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Windows 10
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (62.50%) Software Engineering
2 3 (37.50%) Mentoring
2 3 (37.50%) Prototyping
3 2 (25.00%) Artificial Intelligence
3 2 (25.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (25.00%) DevOps
3 2 (25.00%) Information Security
3 2 (25.00%) Machine Learning
3 2 (25.00%) Open Source
3 2 (25.00%) Security Operations
3 2 (25.00%) Threat Modelling
4 1 (12.50%) Application Packaging
4 1 (12.50%) Practice Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) Bash Shell
1 2 (25.00%) Java
1 2 (25.00%) Python
1 2 (25.00%) Ruby
2 1 (12.50%) C
2 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) DV Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) QA
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 2 (25.00%) VirtualBox
2 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (12.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) Ansible
1 2 (25.00%) Grafana
1 2 (25.00%) HAProxy
1 2 (25.00%) Kibana
1 2 (25.00%) logstash
1 2 (25.00%) Nagios
1 2 (25.00%) Packer
1 2 (25.00%) Puppet
2 1 (12.50%) Backup Exec
2 1 (12.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) New Relic
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) SAP
2 1 (12.50%) VMware