Period
to 15 October 2019

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 15 October 2019 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
15 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 578 681 668
Rank change year-on-year +103 -13 -24
Contract jobs citing Firmware 213 189 173
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.27% 0.20% 0.19%
As % of the System Software category 1.74% 1.33% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 99 84
England median daily rate £385 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.67% - +17.19%
10th Percentile £213 £300 £187
90th Percentile £488 £488 £488
UK median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +9.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 25 38
England median hourly rate £46.50 £42.50 £40.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.41% +5.59% +0.63%
10th Percentile £40.99 £22.45 £31.18
90th Percentile £56.25 £53.78 £59.13
UK median hourly rate £46.50 £42.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year +9.41% +4.94% -

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 12,211 14,174 11,196
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.66% 15.05% 12.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,194 9,283 7,244
England median daily rate £468 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.89% +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £174 £185 £163
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 566 812 622
England median hourly rate £16.54 £16.00 £16.81
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.38% -4.79% +6.70%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.51 £10.40
90th Percentile £47.83 £43.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.81
% change year-on-year +6.25% -4.79% +5.03%

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 15 October 2019.

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 15 October 2019.

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 15 October 2019. 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
South East +49 71 £400 +5.96% 93
London +77 36 £388 -3.13% 21
East of England +40 33 £300 -20.00% 49
South West -12 30 £366 -3.82% 23
North of England +52 23 £360 -10.50% 47
Midlands +45 17 £400 +6.67% 26
Yorkshire +39 13 £370 -18.59% 16
West Midlands +22 10 £400 +6.67% 17
North West +27 9 £350 +18.64% 27
East Midlands +34 7 £245 -38.75% 9
North East +24 1 - - 4
Firmware
UK

For the 6 months to 15 October 2019, 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 England region with a requirement for Firmware.

1 69 (32.39%) C
2 46 (21.60%) Embedded C
3 44 (20.66%) Wireless
4 42 (19.72%) Windows
5 35 (16.43%) C++
5 35 (16.43%) Software Engineering
6 34 (15.96%) Electronics
6 34 (15.96%) Security Cleared
7 33 (15.49%) Linux
8 29 (13.62%) VMware
9 27 (12.68%) ITIL
9 27 (12.68%) ZigBee
10 26 (12.21%) Microsoft
11 24 (11.27%) Bluetooth
11 24 (11.27%) Degree
11 24 (11.27%) Smart Meter
11 24 (11.27%) Secure Coding
12 22 (10.33%) MISRA
12 22 (10.33%) SC Cleared
12 22 (10.33%) Configuration Management
13 19 (8.92%) 3GPP
13 19 (8.92%) Agile Software Development
13 19 (8.92%) Change Management
13 19 (8.92%) Data Centre
14 18 (8.45%) Telecoms
14 18 (8.45%) SAN
15 17 (7.98%) Python
15 17 (7.98%) Cisco
15 17 (7.98%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
15 17 (7.98%) PowerShell

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 7 (3.29%) Confluence
1 7 (3.29%) Skype for Business
2 6 (2.82%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.41%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.94%) CMS
5 1 (0.47%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (2.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.94%) Autodesk Inventor
3 2 (0.94%) CATIA
3 2 (0.94%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.94%) PTC Creo
3 2 (0.94%) Siemens NX
3 2 (0.94%) Simulink
3 2 (0.94%) SOLIDWORKS
4 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.88%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 11 (5.16%) Office 365
2 9 (4.23%) Azure
3 8 (3.76%) AWS
4 4 (1.88%) G Suite
5 3 (1.41%) GCP
5 3 (1.41%) GitHub
5 3 (1.41%) Trello
6 2 (0.94%) Slack
7 1 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.47%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.47%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.47%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 44 (20.66%) Wireless
2 27 (12.68%) ZigBee
3 24 (11.27%) Bluetooth
4 19 (8.92%) 3GPP
5 18 (8.45%) SAN
6 16 (7.51%) WAN
7 13 (6.10%) DHCP
7 13 (6.10%) DNS
7 13 (6.10%) Firewall
8 11 (5.16%) Skype
8 11 (5.16%) Wi-Fi
9 10 (4.69%) GPRS
9 10 (4.69%) VoIP
9 10 (4.69%) VPN
10 9 (4.23%) Ethernet
11 8 (3.76%) LAN
12 6 (2.82%) SNMP
12 6 (2.82%) Unified Communications
12 6 (2.82%) VLAN
13 5 (2.35%) UPnP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.94%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (0.47%) MySQL
2 1 (0.47%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (4.23%) JIRA
2 6 (2.82%) Bitbucket
2 6 (2.82%) Rational DOORS
3 5 (2.35%) Git (software)
4 4 (1.88%) Rational Rhapsody
5 2 (0.94%) GDB
6 1 (0.47%) Bitbucket Server
6 1 (0.47%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.47%) Subversion
6 1 (0.47%) Visual Studio
General
1 34 (15.96%) Electronics
2 18 (8.45%) Telecoms
3 15 (7.04%) Law
4 13 (6.10%) Finance
5 6 (2.82%) Banking
5 6 (2.82%) Investment Banking
6 5 (2.35%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.35%) Public Sector
7 4 (1.88%) Military
8 3 (1.41%) Publishing
8 3 (1.41%) Retail
9 2 (0.94%) Automotive
9 2 (0.94%) Marketing
10 1 (0.47%) Back Office
10 1 (0.47%) Games
Job Titles
1 42 (19.72%) Firmware Engineer
2 38 (17.84%) Embedded Engineer
3 26 (12.21%) Software Engineer
4 18 (8.45%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 16 (7.51%) Network Engineer
6 13 (6.10%) Administrator
7 12 (5.63%) Analyst
8 9 (4.23%) Consultant
8 9 (4.23%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
8 9 (4.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 9 (4.23%) Storage Engineer
9 8 (3.76%) Developer
9 8 (3.76%) Embedded C Engineer
9 8 (3.76%) Test Analyst
9 8 (3.76%) Wireless Engineer
10 7 (3.29%) C Developer
10 7 (3.29%) C++ Software Engineer
11 6 (2.82%) Embedded C Developer
11 6 (2.82%) IT Administrator
11 6 (2.82%) IT Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.29%) REST
2 6 (2.82%) Redux
3 4 (1.88%) XML
4 3 (1.41%) JSON
4 3 (1.41%) JSP
4 3 (1.41%) Node.js
4 3 (1.41%) Servlets
5 2 (0.94%) 802.1X
5 2 (0.94%) X-Windows
6 1 (0.47%) .NET
6 1 (0.47%) Flash
6 1 (0.47%) JFC
6 1 (0.47%) NumPy
6 1 (0.47%) Qt
6 1 (0.47%) SciPy
6 1 (0.47%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 24 (11.27%) Smart Meter
2 19 (8.92%) Data Centre
3 17 (7.98%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 13 (6.10%) VHDL
5 11 (5.16%) Algorithms
5 11 (5.16%) Linux Command Line
6 9 (4.23%) Smart Energy
7 8 (3.76%) ASIC
8 6 (2.82%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (2.82%) Client/Server
8 6 (2.82%) Digital Media
8 6 (2.82%) Replication
9 5 (2.35%) Self-Motivation
10 4 (1.88%) CPLD
10 4 (1.88%) EMC VMAX
10 4 (1.88%) EMC VNX
10 4 (1.88%) PKI
10 4 (1.88%) Smart Home
11 3 (1.41%) SCADA
11 3 (1.41%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 42 (19.72%) Windows
2 33 (15.49%) Linux
3 11 (5.16%) Embedded Linux
3 11 (5.16%) Unix
4 10 (4.69%) Windows Server
5 6 (2.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (2.35%) Data ONTAP
6 5 (2.35%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (1.88%) Android
7 4 (1.88%) Windows 10
7 4 (1.88%) Windows 7
8 3 (1.41%) Solaris
8 3 (1.41%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.94%) AIX
9 2 (0.94%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.94%) CentOS
9 2 (0.94%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.94%) VMS
10 1 (0.47%) FreeRTOS
10 1 (0.47%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (16.43%) Software Engineering
2 27 (12.68%) ITIL
3 24 (11.27%) Secure Coding
4 22 (10.33%) Configuration Management
5 19 (8.92%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (8.92%) Change Management
6 16 (7.51%) Migration
7 13 (6.10%) Disaster Recovery
8 12 (5.63%) Business Continuity
8 12 (5.63%) Change Control
9 10 (4.69%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (4.69%) Problem-Solving
10 9 (4.23%) Continuous Improvement
10 9 (4.23%) Data Protection
10 9 (4.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 9 (4.23%) Performance Tuning
10 9 (4.23%) Scenario Testing
10 9 (4.23%) Security Monitoring
11 8 (3.76%) Signal Processing
12 7 (3.29%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 69 (32.39%) C
2 46 (21.60%) Embedded C
3 35 (16.43%) C++
4 17 (7.98%) PowerShell
4 17 (7.98%) Python
5 10 (4.69%) Embedded C++
6 6 (2.82%) Java
7 5 (2.35%) Assembly Language
7 5 (2.35%) C#
7 5 (2.35%) Perl
8 4 (1.88%) MATLAB
8 4 (1.88%) SQL
9 3 (1.41%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.47%) Apex Code
10 1 (0.47%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.47%) Korn
10 1 (0.47%) VB
Qualifications
1 34 (15.96%) Security Cleared
2 24 (11.27%) Degree
3 22 (10.33%) SC Cleared
4 8 (3.76%) CCENT
5 7 (3.29%) DV Cleared
6 5 (2.35%) CCNA
6 5 (2.35%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (1.88%) NCDA
7 4 (1.88%) NCIE
7 4 (1.88%) NCSIE
8 2 (0.94%) CCNP
8 2 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.47%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.47%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.47%) CCA
9 1 (0.47%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.47%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.47%) ISSAP
9 1 (0.47%) MCITP
9 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (10.33%) MISRA
2 14 (6.57%) QA
3 6 (2.82%) DO-254
4 4 (1.88%) SLA
5 3 (1.41%) MISRA C
6 2 (0.94%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (0.94%) ISO 22301
6 2 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.47%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.47%) IEC 61508
7 1 (0.47%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 16 (7.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (7.04%) Active Directory
3 8 (3.76%) NFS
3 8 (3.76%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (3.29%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (2.82%) Hyper-V
6 5 (2.35%) vSphere
7 4 (1.88%) SRDF
7 4 (1.88%) VMware NSX
8 3 (1.41%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (0.94%) ISA Server
9 2 (0.94%) Xen
9 2 (0.94%) XenApp
10 1 (0.47%) vCloud
10 1 (0.47%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (0.47%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 11 (5.16%) SCCM
2 6 (2.82%) NetBackup
3 5 (2.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 4 (1.88%) Backup Exec
4 4 (1.88%) EMC TimeFinder
4 4 (1.88%) SCSM
5 3 (1.41%) Avamar
5 3 (1.41%) EMC VPLEX
5 3 (1.41%) vCenter Server
6 2 (0.94%) Stealthwatch
6 2 (0.94%) WSUS
7 1 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.47%) Jamf Pro
7 1 (0.47%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.47%) NetApp OnCommand
7 1 (0.47%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.47%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.47%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.47%) vRealize
Vendors
1 29 (13.62%) VMware
2 26 (12.21%) Microsoft
3 17 (7.98%) Cisco
4 12 (5.63%) Dell
5 10 (4.69%) EMC
6 9 (4.23%) IBM
7 8 (3.76%) NetApp
8 7 (3.29%) Atlassian
8 7 (3.29%) Brocade
8 7 (3.29%) HP
8 7 (3.29%) Veritas
9 6 (2.82%) Citrix
9 6 (2.82%) SAP
9 6 (2.82%) ShoreTel
10 5 (2.35%) CheckPoint
10 5 (2.35%) Google
10 5 (2.35%) Palo Alto
11 4 (1.88%) Aruba
11 4 (1.88%) Remedy
11 4 (1.88%) Veeam