Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 17 November 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
UK > England
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 657 635 685
Rank change year-on-year -22 +50 -29
Contract jobs citing Firmware 189 231 189
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.20% 0.23% 0.18%
As % of the System Software category 1.57% 1.90% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 139 88
England median daily rate £375 £315 £382
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.05% -17.59% +9.21%
10th Percentile £185 £225 £210
90th Percentile £525 £425 £483
UK median daily rate £353 £315 £360
% change year-on-year +11.90% -12.50% +4.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 24 42
England median hourly rate £40.25 £40.00 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.63% +3.23% +7.64%
10th Percentile £25.55 £29.83 £30.58
90th Percentile £58.63 £47.50 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £41.25 £37.75
% change year-on-year -3.03% +9.27% +2.72%

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 England with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 12038 12163 10879
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.74% 12.36% 10.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 7861 7708 6285
England median daily rate £425 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +9.33% +8.70%
10th Percentile £163 £178 £163
90th Percentile £613 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £368
% change year-on-year +6.25% +8.84% +8.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 666 815 1181
England median hourly rate £16.57 £15.75 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.17% -1.56% +6.67%
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.50 £10.13
90th Percentile £47.25 £39.13 £38.75
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £15.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year +4.76% -1.56% +6.67%

Firmware
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Firmware as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Firmware in England

Firmware
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Firmware in England

Firmware
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firmware in England over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Firmware in England

Firmware
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firmware in England

Firmware
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firmware in England over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Firmware in England

Firmware
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firmware within the England region over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +14 50 £475 +39.71% 4
East of England -3 41 £325 +8.33% 16
South West +12 33 £400 - 4
South East -50 29 £311 -2.73% 4
Midlands +31 18 £325 +8.33% 7
North of England +25 17 £288 -4.17% 4
Yorkshire +27 10 £275 -23.08%
West Midlands +20 8 £325 -9.09% 4
East Midlands +6 8 £305 +1.67% 2
North West +18 5 £222 -35.42% 2
North East +39 2 £320 +14.29% 2
South Coast - 1 - -
Firmware
UK

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 England region with a requirement for Firmware.

1 52 (27.51%) Linux
2 44 (23.28%) C
3 35 (18.52%) Python
4 32 (16.93%) C++
4 32 (16.93%) Windows
5 31 (16.40%) Bluetooth
5 31 (16.40%) Cisco
6 28 (14.81%) Software Engineering
7 26 (13.76%) Wireless
7 26 (13.76%) Electronics
8 25 (13.23%) Embedded C
8 25 (13.23%) HP
9 24 (12.70%) Finance
9 24 (12.70%) Degree
10 23 (12.17%) Security Cleared
10 23 (12.17%) Microsoft
11 22 (11.64%) ITIL
11 22 (11.64%) Wi-Fi
11 22 (11.64%) Agile Software Development
12 19 (10.05%) Java
12 19 (10.05%) WAN
12 19 (10.05%) SLA
12 19 (10.05%) SAN
13 17 (8.99%) EMC
14 16 (8.47%) Management Information System
14 16 (8.47%) Embedded Systems
15 15 (7.94%) Android
15 15 (7.94%) NAS
15 15 (7.94%) Test Automation
15 15 (7.94%) Cisco Certification

Firmware
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 (1.06%) Apache
1 2 (1.06%) Elasticsearch
1 2 (1.06%) JBoss
1 2 (1.06%) Jetty
1 2 (1.06%) nginx
1 2 (1.06%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.53%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (4.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (3.70%) MS Visio
3 6 (3.17%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (2.65%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (2.12%) SOLIDWORKS
6 3 (1.59%) Doxygen
6 3 (1.59%) Simulink
7 2 (1.06%) Houdini
7 2 (1.06%) Maya
7 2 (1.06%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (1.06%) NUKE
7 2 (1.06%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.53%) Infor SunSystems
1 1 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.53%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.65%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (2.65%) AWS CloudFormation
2 2 (1.06%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 2 (1.06%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (1.06%) Amazon S3
2 2 (1.06%) Amazon SQS
2 2 (1.06%) AWS CloudTrail
2 2 (1.06%) GitHub
2 2 (1.06%) Route 53
2 2 (1.06%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 31 (16.40%) Bluetooth
2 26 (13.76%) Wireless
3 22 (11.64%) Wi-Fi
4 19 (10.05%) SAN
4 19 (10.05%) WAN
5 15 (7.94%) NAS
6 14 (7.41%) Firewall
7 12 (6.35%) LAN
8 9 (4.76%) Ethernet
9 8 (4.23%) Broadband
9 8 (4.23%) ZigBee
10 7 (3.70%) LDAP
11 6 (3.17%) ADSL
11 6 (3.17%) IPv6
11 6 (3.17%) RS-232
11 6 (3.17%) TCP/IP
12 5 (2.65%) IPv4
12 5 (2.65%) UPnP
12 5 (2.65%) VDSL
12 5 (2.65%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.12%) MySQL
2 3 (1.59%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.06%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (1.06%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (1.06%) Hazelcast
3 2 (1.06%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.53%) Big Data
4 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.53%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.53%) SAP HANA
4 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 9 (4.76%) Android Studio
1 9 (4.76%) JIRA
2 8 (4.23%) Git (software)
3 7 (3.70%) Eclipse
3 7 (3.70%) IntelliJ
4 6 (3.17%) Bugzilla
4 6 (3.17%) Redmine
4 6 (3.17%) Subversion
4 6 (3.17%) Trac
5 5 (2.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 5 (2.65%) JUnit
5 5 (2.65%) Selenium
6 4 (2.12%) Rational DOORS
7 3 (1.59%) RequisitePro
8 2 (1.06%) Artifactory
8 2 (1.06%) Jenkins
8 2 (1.06%) Maven
8 2 (1.06%) TeamCity
8 2 (1.06%) Vagrant
9 1 (0.53%) VectorCAST
General
1 26 (13.76%) Electronics
2 24 (12.70%) Finance
3 11 (5.82%) Banking
4 7 (3.70%) Legal
4 7 (3.70%) Telecoms
5 6 (3.17%) Marketing
6 5 (2.65%) Billing
6 5 (2.65%) Law
6 5 (2.65%) Manufacturing
7 4 (2.12%) Military
8 2 (1.06%) Advertising
8 2 (1.06%) Aerospace
8 2 (1.06%) Automotive
8 2 (1.06%) Retail
9 1 (0.53%) Avionics
9 1 (0.53%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 30 (15.87%) Firmware Engineer
2 24 (12.70%) Embedded Engineer
3 15 (7.94%) Software Engineer
4 12 (6.35%) Android Engineer
4 12 (6.35%) Consultant
5 11 (5.82%) Developer
5 11 (5.82%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 10 (5.29%) Storage Engineer
6 10 (5.29%) Test Engineer
6 10 (5.29%) Tester
7 9 (4.76%) Hardware Engineer
8 8 (4.23%) Design Engineer
8 8 (4.23%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
9 7 (3.70%) Analyst
9 7 (3.70%) Architect
9 7 (3.70%) Network Engineer
10 6 (3.17%) Administrator
10 6 (3.17%) Break Fix Engineer
10 6 (3.17%) Software Tester
10 6 (3.17%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.76%) Android SDK
1 9 (4.76%) JSON
1 9 (4.76%) REST
2 6 (3.17%) .NET
3 5 (2.65%) 802.1X
4 4 (2.12%) OAuth
4 4 (2.12%) X-Windows
5 3 (1.59%) HTML
5 3 (1.59%) XML
5 3 (1.59%) XSLT
6 2 (1.06%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (1.06%) Hystrix
6 2 (1.06%) LAMP
6 2 (1.06%) LEMP Stack
6 2 (1.06%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (1.06%) Ruby on Rails
6 2 (1.06%) Spring
6 2 (1.06%) Web Services
7 1 (0.53%) Middleware
7 1 (0.53%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.47%) Embedded Systems
1 16 (8.47%) Management Information System
2 10 (5.29%) User Experience
3 9 (4.76%) CMDB
3 9 (4.76%) Smart Home
4 8 (4.23%) Computer Science
4 8 (4.23%) Linux Command Line
4 8 (4.23%) Replication
5 7 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (3.17%) Data Centre
6 6 (3.17%) Device Driver
6 6 (3.17%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 6 (3.17%) STB
7 5 (2.65%) Enterprise Storage
8 4 (2.12%) Driving Licence
8 4 (2.12%) EMC Centera
8 4 (2.12%) EMC VMAX
8 4 (2.12%) EMC VNX
8 4 (2.12%) EMC VNXe
9 3 (1.59%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 52 (27.51%) Linux
2 32 (16.93%) Windows
3 15 (7.94%) Android
4 14 (7.41%) Unix
5 9 (4.76%) AIX
6 7 (3.70%) Solaris
6 7 (3.70%) Windows Server
7 6 (3.17%) Embedded Linux
7 6 (3.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (3.17%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (2.65%) Windows 10
9 4 (2.12%) Apple iOS
9 4 (2.12%) Data ONTAP
9 4 (2.12%) SUSE
9 4 (2.12%) Ubuntu
9 4 (2.12%) Windows 2000
9 4 (2.12%) Windows 7
9 4 (2.12%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (1.06%) Debian
10 2 (1.06%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (14.81%) Software Engineering
2 22 (11.64%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (11.64%) ITIL
3 15 (7.94%) Break/Fix
3 15 (7.94%) Test Automation
4 11 (5.82%) Change Management
5 10 (5.29%) Capacity Management
5 10 (5.29%) Continuous Improvement
6 9 (4.76%) Release Management
7 8 (4.23%) Information Security
7 8 (4.23%) Service Management
7 8 (4.23%) Software Testing
7 8 (4.23%) Test Scripting
8 7 (3.70%) Configuration Management
8 7 (3.70%) DevOps
8 7 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
8 7 (3.70%) Performance Tuning
8 7 (3.70%) Project Management
8 7 (3.70%) Service Delivery
8 7 (3.70%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 44 (23.28%) C
2 35 (18.52%) Python
3 32 (16.93%) C++
4 25 (13.23%) Embedded C
5 19 (10.05%) Java
6 13 (6.88%) Perl
7 11 (5.82%) Bash Shell
8 10 (5.29%) Ruby
9 6 (3.17%) PowerShell
10 5 (2.65%) C#
10 5 (2.65%) Embedded C++
10 5 (2.65%) JavaScript
10 5 (2.65%) MATLAB
10 5 (2.65%) PHP
10 5 (2.65%) SQL
10 5 (2.65%) VB.NET
11 2 (1.06%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.06%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.06%) Tcl
11 2 (1.06%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (12.70%) Degree
2 23 (12.17%) Security Cleared
3 15 (7.94%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (7.41%) CCNA
5 13 (6.88%) SC Cleared
6 12 (6.35%) DV Cleared
7 9 (4.76%) CCIE
8 8 (4.23%) CCNP
9 6 (3.17%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (2.65%) ISEB
11 4 (2.12%) BICSI Certification
11 4 (2.12%) HNC
11 4 (2.12%) JNCIA
11 4 (2.12%) JNCIS
11 4 (2.12%) LPIC
11 4 (2.12%) MCSE
11 4 (2.12%) RHCE
12 3 (1.59%) APMP
12 3 (1.59%) Computer Science Degree
12 3 (1.59%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (10.05%) SLA
2 7 (3.70%) QA
3 4 (2.12%) MISRA
3 4 (2.12%) PMO
4 3 (1.59%) ISO 9001
4 3 (1.59%) MISRA C
4 3 (1.59%) P3O
5 2 (1.06%) DO-254
6 1 (0.53%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.53%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (3.70%) Active Directory
3 6 (3.17%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (2.12%) NFS
4 4 (2.12%) SRDF
4 4 (2.12%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 3 (1.59%) BitLocker
6 2 (1.06%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (1.06%) Samba
6 2 (1.06%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (1.06%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.53%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
Systems Management
1 8 (4.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 7 (3.70%) Puppet
3 6 (3.17%) NetBackup
4 4 (2.12%) Ansible
4 4 (2.12%) EMC TimeFinder
4 4 (2.12%) Nagios
4 4 (2.12%) NetApp OnCommand
4 4 (2.12%) SCCM
5 2 (1.06%) Grafana
5 2 (1.06%) HAProxy
5 2 (1.06%) Kibana
5 2 (1.06%) logstash
5 2 (1.06%) Packer
5 2 (1.06%) yum
6 1 (0.53%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.53%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.53%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.53%) PureDisk
6 1 (0.53%) Simpana
6 1 (0.53%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 31 (16.40%) Cisco
2 25 (13.23%) HP
3 23 (12.17%) Microsoft
4 17 (8.99%) EMC
5 14 (7.41%) VMware
6 11 (5.82%) Dell
7 10 (5.29%) NetApp
8 9 (4.76%) Brocade
9 8 (4.23%) Red Hat
9 8 (4.23%) Remedy
9 8 (4.23%) Veritas
10 6 (3.17%) IBM
11 5 (2.65%) 3PAR
11 5 (2.65%) Hitachi
11 5 (2.65%) Juniper
12 4 (2.12%) Oracle
12 4 (2.12%) Reuters
13 3 (1.59%) Panasonic
13 3 (1.59%) SonicWALL
13 3 (1.59%) Sophos