Period
to 16 January 2018

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 16 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
UK > England
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 666 624 673
Rank change year-on-year -42 +49 -21
Contract jobs citing Firmware 167 198 179
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.18% 0.22% 0.18%
As % of the System Software category 1.40% 1.81% 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 109 81
England median daily rate £375 £325 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -17.72% +12.86%
10th Percentile £239 £228 £231
90th Percentile £575 £455 £500
UK median daily rate £369 £325 £361
% change year-on-year +13.46% -10.03% +3.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 30 46
England median hourly rate £41.00 £41.75 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.80% +4.38% +6.67%
10th Percentile £30.70 £30.95 £30.88
90th Percentile £49.95 £58.52 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £42.25 £39.00
% change year-on-year -2.96% +8.33% +4.00%

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 11,909 10,946 9,962
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.90% 12.20% 10.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,831 6,927 5,830
England median daily rate £440 £413 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +8.55% +8.57%
10th Percentile £163 £170 £156
90th Percentile £625 £588 £566
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 624 729 1,075
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.15 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.17% +4.19% -
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.50 £10.13
90th Percentile £46.60 £43.75 £40.00
UK median hourly rate £16.45 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +2.83% +3.23% -

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 16 January 2018.

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 16 January 2018.

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 16 January 2018. 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 -21 54 £475 +33.80% 31
South West +23 32 £388 -3.13% 23
South East -73 25 £321 -1.15% 53
East of England -6 23 £370 +23.33% 32
North of England +17 16 £275 -17.91% 34
Midlands +8 16 £325 +25.00% 17
Yorkshire +20 10 £275 -23.08% 12
East Midlands +7 8 £305 +16.19% 11
West Midlands +6 6 £325 +25.00% 6
North West +12 4 £400 +39.13% 17
North East +42 2 £230 -32.35% 5
South Coast - 1 - -
Firmware
UK

For the 6 months to 16 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 England region with a requirement for Firmware.

1 40 (23.95%) Linux
2 36 (21.56%) C
3 35 (20.96%) Windows
4 33 (19.76%) Python
4 33 (19.76%) Finance
5 29 (17.37%) Agile Software Development
6 25 (14.97%) Software Engineering
6 25 (14.97%) Bluetooth
7 24 (14.37%) Cisco
7 24 (14.37%) Electronics
8 22 (13.17%) HP
9 21 (12.57%) C++
9 21 (12.57%) Java
10 20 (11.98%) ITIL
10 20 (11.98%) SAN
10 20 (11.98%) Wireless
10 20 (11.98%) Degree
11 19 (11.38%) Embedded C
12 18 (10.78%) Unix
12 18 (10.78%) Microsoft
13 17 (10.18%) WAN
13 17 (10.18%) EMC
13 17 (10.18%) Management Information System
13 17 (10.18%) VMware
13 17 (10.18%) Android
14 16 (9.58%) Wi-Fi
14 16 (9.58%) NetApp
15 15 (8.98%) Embedded Systems
16 14 (8.38%) NAS
16 14 (8.38%) Solaris

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 3 (1.80%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.20%) Apache
2 2 (1.20%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (1.20%) Jetty
2 2 (1.20%) nginx
3 1 (0.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.60%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.60%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (4.19%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (3.59%) MS Visio
3 5 (2.99%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (2.40%) SOLIDWORKS
5 3 (1.80%) Doxygen
5 3 (1.80%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (1.20%) Houdini
6 2 (1.20%) Maya
6 2 (1.20%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (1.20%) NUKE
6 2 (1.20%) Photoshop
6 2 (1.20%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (1.20%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.60%) Infor SunSystems
2 1 (0.60%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.99%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (2.99%) AWS CloudFormation
2 2 (1.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 2 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (1.20%) Amazon S3
2 2 (1.20%) Amazon SQS
2 2 (1.20%) AWS CloudTrail
2 2 (1.20%) GitHub
2 2 (1.20%) Route 53
2 2 (1.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.60%) Office 365
3 1 (0.60%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (14.97%) Bluetooth
2 20 (11.98%) SAN
2 20 (11.98%) Wireless
3 17 (10.18%) WAN
4 16 (9.58%) Wi-Fi
5 14 (8.38%) NAS
6 12 (7.19%) LAN
7 11 (6.59%) Firewall
8 8 (4.79%) Ethernet
8 8 (4.79%) ZigBee
9 6 (3.59%) 3G
10 5 (2.99%) RS-232
11 4 (2.40%) LDAP
11 4 (2.40%) Network Security
12 3 (1.80%) ADSL
12 3 (1.80%) Broadband
12 3 (1.80%) DHCP
12 3 (1.80%) DNS
12 3 (1.80%) iSCSI
12 3 (1.80%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.80%) Relational Database
1 3 (1.80%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.20%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (1.20%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (1.20%) Blockchain
2 2 (1.20%) Hazelcast
2 2 (1.20%) MySQL
3 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.60%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 10 (5.99%) Android Studio
2 8 (4.79%) Eclipse
2 8 (4.79%) IntelliJ
3 5 (2.99%) JIRA
3 5 (2.99%) Subversion
4 4 (2.40%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.20%) Artifactory
5 2 (1.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (1.20%) Bugzilla
5 2 (1.20%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.20%) JUnit
5 2 (1.20%) Maven
5 2 (1.20%) Redmine
5 2 (1.20%) Selenium
5 2 (1.20%) TeamCity
5 2 (1.20%) Trac
5 2 (1.20%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.60%) LabVIEW
6 1 (0.60%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.60%) VectorCAST
General
1 33 (19.76%) Finance
2 24 (14.37%) Electronics
3 11 (6.59%) Banking
4 8 (4.79%) Legal
5 7 (4.19%) Law
5 7 (4.19%) Manufacturing
6 6 (3.59%) Billing
7 5 (2.99%) Military
8 4 (2.40%) Telecoms
9 3 (1.80%) Marketing
10 2 (1.20%) Automotive
10 2 (1.20%) Financial Institution
10 2 (1.20%) Retail
11 1 (0.60%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.60%) Avionics
11 1 (0.60%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 20 (11.98%) Embedded Engineer
1 20 (11.98%) Firmware Engineer
2 16 (9.58%) Storage Engineer
3 13 (7.78%) Android Engineer
4 12 (7.19%) Software Engineer
5 10 (5.99%) Developer
6 9 (5.39%) Analyst
6 9 (5.39%) Hardware Engineer
7 8 (4.79%) Consultant
7 8 (4.79%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 7 (4.19%) Administrator
8 7 (4.19%) Design Engineer
8 7 (4.19%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
8 7 (4.19%) Tester
9 6 (3.59%) Architect
9 6 (3.59%) Systems Administrator
9 6 (3.59%) Test Analyst
9 6 (3.59%) Test Engineer
10 5 (2.99%) Linux Engineer
10 5 (2.99%) Senior Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (7.19%) REST
2 11 (6.59%) JSON
3 10 (5.99%) Android SDK
4 7 (4.19%) X-Windows
5 4 (2.40%) OAuth
6 3 (1.80%) HTML
6 3 (1.80%) XML
6 3 (1.80%) XSLT
7 2 (1.20%) .NET
7 2 (1.20%) 802.1X
7 2 (1.20%) Elastic Stack
7 2 (1.20%) Hystrix
7 2 (1.20%) LAMP
7 2 (1.20%) LEMP Stack
7 2 (1.20%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (1.20%) Ruby on Rails
7 2 (1.20%) Spring
7 2 (1.20%) Web Services
8 1 (0.60%) Middleware
8 1 (0.60%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.18%) Management Information System
2 15 (8.98%) Embedded Systems
3 11 (6.59%) Linux Command Line
3 11 (6.59%) Replication
3 11 (6.59%) User Experience
4 10 (5.99%) Smart Home
5 9 (5.39%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 8 (4.79%) CMDB
6 8 (4.79%) Computer Science
7 7 (4.19%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (4.19%) EMC Centera
7 7 (4.19%) EMC VMAX
7 7 (4.19%) EMC VNX
7 7 (4.19%) EMC VNXe
8 5 (2.99%) Data Centre
8 5 (2.99%) Driving Licence
8 5 (2.99%) Enterprise Storage
9 4 (2.40%) Device Driver
9 4 (2.40%) PMI
9 4 (2.40%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 40 (23.95%) Linux
2 35 (20.96%) Windows
3 18 (10.78%) Unix
4 17 (10.18%) Android
5 14 (8.38%) AIX
5 14 (8.38%) Solaris
6 11 (6.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (5.99%) Data ONTAP
7 10 (5.99%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (5.39%) Windows Server
9 8 (4.79%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (4.19%) Windows 2000
11 4 (2.40%) Apple iOS
11 4 (2.40%) Ubuntu
11 4 (2.40%) Windows 7
12 3 (1.80%) Embedded Linux
12 3 (1.80%) Windows 10
13 2 (1.20%) Debian
13 2 (1.20%) VxWorks
13 2 (1.20%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (17.37%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (14.97%) Software Engineering
3 20 (11.98%) ITIL
4 14 (8.38%) Change Management
5 13 (7.78%) Break/Fix
6 12 (7.19%) Configuration Management
6 12 (7.19%) Information Security
7 10 (5.99%) Capacity Management
7 10 (5.99%) Performance Tuning
7 10 (5.99%) Project Management
8 9 (5.39%) Test Automation
8 9 (5.39%) Workflow
9 8 (4.79%) Migration
9 8 (4.79%) Wireframes
10 7 (4.19%) DevOps
10 7 (4.19%) Disaster Recovery
10 7 (4.19%) Investment Management
10 7 (4.19%) Open Source
10 7 (4.19%) Performance Monitoring
10 7 (4.19%) Practice Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (21.56%) C
2 33 (19.76%) Python
3 21 (12.57%) C++
3 21 (12.57%) Java
4 19 (11.38%) Embedded C
5 12 (7.19%) Bash Shell
5 12 (7.19%) Perl
6 11 (6.59%) Ruby
7 9 (5.39%) Shell Script
8 5 (2.99%) SQL
9 4 (2.40%) C#
9 4 (2.40%) Korn
10 3 (1.80%) Embedded C++
10 3 (1.80%) MATLAB
10 3 (1.80%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.20%) JavaScript
11 2 (1.20%) PHP
11 2 (1.20%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.20%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.20%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 20 (11.98%) Degree
2 12 (7.19%) Security Cleared
3 9 (5.39%) SC Cleared
4 8 (4.79%) CCNA
4 8 (4.79%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (3.59%) ISEB
5 6 (3.59%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (2.40%) APMP
6 4 (2.40%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (2.40%) HNC
6 4 (2.40%) MCSE
6 4 (2.40%) PMI Certification
6 4 (2.40%) PMP
7 3 (1.80%) BICSI Certification
7 3 (1.80%) CCNP
7 3 (1.80%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.80%) LPIC
7 3 (1.80%) NCDA
7 3 (1.80%) NCSIE
7 3 (1.80%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.78%) SLA
2 7 (4.19%) PMO
3 5 (2.99%) QA
4 4 (2.40%) MISRA
4 4 (2.40%) P3O
5 3 (1.80%) ISO 9001
5 3 (1.80%) MISRA C
6 2 (1.20%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.60%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.60%) DO-254
System Software
1 9 (5.39%) VMware ESXi
1 9 (5.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (4.79%) Active Directory
3 7 (4.19%) SRDF
3 7 (4.19%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 5 (2.99%) NFS
5 2 (1.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (1.20%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.20%) Samba
5 2 (1.20%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.60%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
6 1 (0.60%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.60%) vSphere
6 1 (0.60%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (4.79%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 7 (4.19%) EMC TimeFinder
2 7 (4.19%) NetApp OnCommand
2 7 (4.19%) Puppet
3 5 (2.99%) NetBackup
4 4 (2.40%) Ansible
4 4 (2.40%) CFEngine
4 4 (2.40%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.20%) Grafana
5 2 (1.20%) HAProxy
5 2 (1.20%) Kibana
5 2 (1.20%) logstash
5 2 (1.20%) Nagios
5 2 (1.20%) Packer
5 2 (1.20%) SCCM
5 2 (1.20%) SCOM
6 1 (0.60%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.60%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.60%) Netcool
6 1 (0.60%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 24 (14.37%) Cisco
2 22 (13.17%) HP
3 18 (10.78%) Microsoft
4 17 (10.18%) EMC
4 17 (10.18%) VMware
5 16 (9.58%) NetApp
6 11 (6.59%) Brocade
6 11 (6.59%) Veritas
7 8 (4.79%) 3PAR
7 8 (4.79%) Dell
8 7 (4.19%) Remedy
9 6 (3.59%) Red Hat
10 5 (2.99%) Hitachi
10 5 (2.99%) Reuters
11 4 (2.40%) Juniper
11 4 (2.40%) SaltStack
12 3 (1.80%) Oracle
12 3 (1.80%) Xilinx
13 2 (1.20%) IBM
13 2 (1.20%) SonicWALL