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 3 months to 29 March 2017 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
London / City of London
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 159 155 188
Rank change year-on-year -4 +33  
Contract jobs citing Firmware 3 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.098% 0.12% 0.059%
As % of the System Software category 0.92% 1.20% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 2
Median daily rate £300 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £375 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £375 £363
% change year-on-year -13.33% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £40.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year +35.80% +12.50%  

Firmware is in the system software skills category. The next 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.

Contract System Software Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 326 332 476
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 10.61% 9.81% 9.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 258 348
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £297 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £369 £350
% change year-on-year -5.08% +5.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 17 23
Median hourly rate £22.04 £19.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.01% +1.60%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.95 £12.00 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.60 £19.20 £24.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year -3.03% +4.10%  

Firmware
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing Firmware as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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 29 March 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 City of London region with a requirement for Firmware.

1 2 (40.00%) Windows
1 2 (40.00%) SAN
1 2 (40.00%) Firewall
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco
1 2 (40.00%) Banking
1 2 (40.00%) Application Packaging
2 1 (20.00%) Resource Management
2 1 (20.00%) Network Security
2 1 (20.00%) Polycom
2 1 (20.00%) iSCSI
2 1 (20.00%) DV Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (20.00%) vSphere
2 1 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (20.00%) Skype for Business
2 1 (20.00%) Unified Communications
2 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (20.00%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (20.00%) F5
2 1 (20.00%) Process Improvement
2 1 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 1 (20.00%) Skype
2 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (20.00%) Windows 10
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (20.00%) Virtual Desktop

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 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (20.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) Firewall
1 2 (40.00%) SAN
2 1 (20.00%) DHCP
2 1 (20.00%) DNS
2 1 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 1 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (20.00%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (20.00%) GSM
2 1 (20.00%) iSCSI
2 1 (20.00%) Network Security
2 1 (20.00%) Skype
2 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (20.00%) Unified Communications
General
1 2 (40.00%) Banking
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 1 (20.00%) Consultant
1 1 (20.00%) Data Centre Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Desktop Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Desktop Support
1 1 (20.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Hardware Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
1 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Senior Consultant
1 1 (20.00%) Senior Infrastructure Consultant
1 1 (20.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Support Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Windows 10
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Application Packaging
2 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (20.00%) Process Improvement
2 1 (20.00%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) DV Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (20.00%) NFS
1 1 (20.00%) Virtual Desktop
1 1 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (20.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco
2 1 (20.00%) Citrix
2 1 (20.00%) Dell
2 1 (20.00%) F5
2 1 (20.00%) HP
2 1 (20.00%) Huawei
2 1 (20.00%) IBM
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) NetApp
2 1 (20.00%) Polycom
2 1 (20.00%) Remedy
2 1 (20.00%) VMware