Period
to 24 April 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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 244 219 220
Rank change year-on-year -25 +1 +53
Contract jobs citing Firmware 11 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.16% 0.099% 0.062%
As % of the System Software category 1.10% 0.95% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 2
City of London median daily rate £450 £300 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -20.00% -11.76%
10th Percentile £252 £145 £363
90th Percentile £1,375 £516 £388
Central London median daily rate £450 £300 £375
% change year-on-year +50.00% -20.00% -11.76%
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 1,000 633 643
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 14.26% 10.41% 9.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 789 507 500
City of London median daily rate £500 £460 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.70% +5.14% +9.38%
10th Percentile £252 £185 £213
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
Central London median daily rate £500 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +11.11% +2.86% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 14 29
City of London median hourly rate £17.25 £21.75 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.69% +27.94% -2.86%
10th Percentile £11.03 £13.13 £11.50
90th Percentile £23.40 £55.00 £25.45
Central London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year -19.54% +27.94% -

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 24 April 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 24 April 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Firmware also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Firmware.

1 5 (45.45%) Unix
2 4 (36.36%) Windows
2 4 (36.36%) VMware
2 4 (36.36%) vSphere
2 4 (36.36%) Windows Server
3 3 (27.27%) Moodle
3 3 (27.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (27.27%) Linux
3 3 (27.27%) SharePoint
3 3 (27.27%) Java
3 3 (27.27%) PHP
3 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
3 3 (27.27%) DNS
3 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
3 3 (27.27%) Red Hat
3 3 (27.27%) Configuration Management
3 3 (27.27%) VLE
4 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (18.18%) BIG-IP
4 2 (18.18%) Artificial Intelligence
4 2 (18.18%) Software Engineering
4 2 (18.18%) Intranet
4 2 (18.18%) Internet
4 2 (18.18%) Extranet
4 2 (18.18%) Dell
4 2 (18.18%) SSL
4 2 (18.18%) Cisco
4 2 (18.18%) HTTP
4 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
4 2 (18.18%) RESTful

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 3 (27.27%) Moodle
1 3 (27.27%) SharePoint
2 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
2 1 (9.09%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) DNS
2 2 (18.18%) BIG-IP
2 2 (18.18%) Extranet
2 2 (18.18%) Firewall
2 2 (18.18%) HTTP
2 2 (18.18%) Internet
2 2 (18.18%) Intranet
2 2 (18.18%) SSL
2 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
3 1 (9.09%) DHCP
3 1 (9.09%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 2 (18.18%) Blockchain
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (18.18%) Chief Technology Officer
1 2 (18.18%) Hardware Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Administrator
2 1 (9.09%) Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) Avaya Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Firewall Administrator
2 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) Network Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) VLE
2 2 (18.18%) Fintech
2 2 (18.18%) Mobile App
2 2 (18.18%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Unix
2 4 (36.36%) Windows
2 4 (36.36%) Windows Server
3 3 (27.27%) Linux
3 3 (27.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Configuration Management
2 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (18.18%) Artificial Intelligence
2 2 (18.18%) Collaborative Working
2 2 (18.18%) Machine Learning
2 2 (18.18%) Mentoring
2 2 (18.18%) Prototyping
2 2 (18.18%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) Java
1 3 (27.27%) PHP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) QA
System Software
1 4 (36.36%) vSphere
2 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 1 (9.09%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) VMware
2 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 3 (27.27%) Red Hat
3 2 (18.18%) Cisco
3 2 (18.18%) Dell
3 2 (18.18%) F5
4 1 (9.09%) Avaya