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 3 months to 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Firmware
UK / England
Rank 512 520 525
Rank change year-on-year +8 +5  
Contract jobs citing Firmware 71 97 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.17% 0.20% 0.16%
As % of the System Software category 1.51% 1.83% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 57 28
Median daily rate £325 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £240 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £467 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £375 £363
% change year-on-year -13.33% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 4
Median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £34.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +15.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £37.50 £32.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £46.20 £38.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +37.50% +11.11%  

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 England with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 4688 5290 5001
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 11.22% 10.83% 10.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2994 3256 2766
Median daily rate £410 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.12% +4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £535 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 314 426 578
Median hourly rate £16.75 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.68% -3.03%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.38 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.05 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.87% +6.45%  

Firmware
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England 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 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 3 months to 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 24 March 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 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +25 18 £370 +26.49% 5
South East +24 16 £325 -25.71% 15
South West -8 13 £325 -13.33% 3
East of England 0 11 £350 -45.09% 8
North West +24 4 £313 -16.66% 8
Yorkshire +7 3 - - 5
East Midlands -10 3 £175 -27.08% 4
West Midlands +6 2 £300 - 5
North East - 1 £450 - 2
Firmware
UK

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 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 England region with a requirement for Firmware.

1 38 (22.75%) C
2 37 (22.16%) Windows
3 34 (20.36%) Linux
4 31 (18.56%) TCP/IP
4 31 (18.56%) Electronics
5 29 (17.37%) Security Cleared
6 25 (14.97%) SC Cleared
6 25 (14.97%) C++
7 24 (14.37%) Cisco
8 22 (13.17%) HP
9 21 (12.57%) Embedded C
10 20 (11.98%) SSL
10 20 (11.98%) Device Driver
11 19 (11.38%) Firewall
11 19 (11.38%) SCCM
12 18 (10.78%) DNS
13 17 (10.18%) Software Engineering
14 16 (9.58%) Change Management
14 16 (9.58%) VMware
14 16 (9.58%) DHCP
14 16 (9.58%) Microsoft
14 16 (9.58%) Data Centre
15 15 (8.98%) Problem Management
15 15 (8.98%) Windows Server 2008
15 15 (8.98%) SNMP
15 15 (8.98%) Agile Software Development
16 14 (8.38%) Finance
16 14 (8.38%) Python
16 14 (8.38%) C#
17 13 (7.78%) Ethernet

Firmware
Top Related 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 9 (5.39%) IIS
2 3 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (1.80%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.60%) CMS
3 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.60%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.60%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (4.79%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.40%) MS Office
2 4 (2.40%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (1.80%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.20%) AutoCAD
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.40%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.80%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (0.60%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 31 (18.56%) TCP/IP
2 20 (11.98%) SSL
3 19 (11.38%) Firewall
4 18 (10.78%) DNS
5 16 (9.58%) DHCP
6 15 (8.98%) SNMP
7 13 (7.78%) Ethernet
7 13 (7.78%) Wireless
8 12 (7.19%) Internet
8 12 (7.19%) SAN
9 11 (6.59%) LAN
10 10 (5.99%) VPN
10 10 (5.99%) WAN
11 9 (5.39%) Bluetooth
11 9 (5.39%) Network Security
12 6 (3.59%) BGP
12 6 (3.59%) HTTP
12 6 (3.59%) OSPF
12 6 (3.59%) WLAN
13 5 (2.99%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.19%) SAP HANA
2 4 (2.40%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.60%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (0.60%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (0.60%) MySQL
3 1 (0.60%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.60%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.60%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.60%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 5 (2.99%) Git (software)
1 5 (2.99%) Visual Studio
2 3 (1.80%) Eclipse
2 3 (1.80%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.60%) GCC
3 1 (0.60%) Gerrit
3 1 (0.60%) JIRA
3 1 (0.60%) LabVIEW
3 1 (0.60%) Subversion
3 1 (0.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 31 (18.56%) Electronics
2 14 (8.38%) Finance
3 12 (7.19%) Manufacturing
4 5 (2.99%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.80%) Banking
6 2 (1.20%) Automotive
7 1 (0.60%) Avionics
7 1 (0.60%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.60%) Games
7 1 (0.60%) Law
7 1 (0.60%) Military
7 1 (0.60%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (14.97%) Firmware Engineer
2 15 (8.98%) Embedded Engineer
3 12 (7.19%) Analyst
3 12 (7.19%) Software Engineer
4 9 (5.39%) Developer
4 9 (5.39%) Network Engineer
5 8 (4.79%) Data Centre Engineer
5 8 (4.79%) Design Engineer
5 8 (4.79%) Hardware Engineer
6 7 (4.19%) Build Engineer
6 7 (4.19%) Consultant
6 7 (4.19%) Designer
6 7 (4.19%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
6 7 (4.19%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 7 (4.19%) Operations Engineer
7 6 (3.59%) 2nd Line Support
7 6 (3.59%) Backup Engineer
7 6 (3.59%) Electrical Design Engineer
7 6 (3.59%) Electrical Engineer
7 6 (3.59%) Electronics Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.59%) 802.1X
2 5 (2.99%) .NET
3 4 (2.40%) Web Services
4 3 (1.80%) JSON
4 3 (1.80%) Unity DI Container
5 2 (1.20%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.20%) HTML
5 2 (1.20%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 2 (1.20%) WPF
5 2 (1.20%) XML
6 1 (0.60%) .NET Compact Framework
6 1 (0.60%) MFC
6 1 (0.60%) Middleware
6 1 (0.60%) OAuth
6 1 (0.60%) WCF
6 1 (0.60%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 20 (11.98%) Device Driver
2 16 (9.58%) Data Centre
3 13 (7.78%) Enterprise Software
3 13 (7.78%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 11 (6.59%) VHDL
5 8 (4.79%) Clustering
5 8 (4.79%) Management Information System
6 7 (4.19%) Computer Science
7 6 (3.59%) Mobile App
8 4 (2.40%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (2.40%) Verilog
9 3 (1.80%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 2 (1.20%) Algorithms
10 2 (1.20%) CAN bus
10 2 (1.20%) CMDB
10 2 (1.20%) Embedded Systems
10 2 (1.20%) HoloLens
10 2 (1.20%) Home Automation
10 2 (1.20%) NHS
11 1 (0.60%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 37 (22.16%) Windows
2 34 (20.36%) Linux
3 15 (8.98%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (7.78%) Windows 7
5 11 (6.59%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (6.59%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (5.99%) Windows Server
7 6 (3.59%) Android
7 6 (3.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (1.80%) Embedded Linux
8 3 (1.80%) Unix
8 3 (1.80%) Windows 10
8 3 (1.80%) Windows 2000
8 3 (1.80%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.60%) AIX
9 1 (0.60%) Data ONTAP
9 1 (0.60%) Solaris
9 1 (0.60%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.60%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (10.18%) Software Engineering
2 16 (9.58%) Change Management
3 15 (8.98%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (8.98%) Problem Management
4 13 (7.78%) Software Delivery
5 12 (7.19%) Validation
6 11 (6.59%) Service Delivery
7 10 (5.99%) Feasibility Study
7 10 (5.99%) ITIL
8 8 (4.79%) Root Cause Analysis
9 7 (4.19%) Data Protection
9 7 (4.19%) Load Balancing
9 7 (4.19%) Scrum
10 6 (3.59%) Capacity Planning
10 6 (3.59%) Coaching
10 6 (3.59%) Configuration Management
10 6 (3.59%) Disaster Recovery
10 6 (3.59%) Network Design
10 6 (3.59%) Release Management
11 5 (2.99%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 38 (22.75%) C
2 25 (14.97%) C++
3 21 (12.57%) Embedded C
4 14 (8.38%) C#
4 14 (8.38%) Python
5 13 (7.78%) Embedded C++
6 9 (5.39%) PowerShell
7 4 (2.40%) SQL
8 3 (1.80%) Assembly Language
8 3 (1.80%) VBScript
9 2 (1.20%) Java
9 2 (1.20%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.60%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.60%) Haskell
10 1 (0.60%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.60%) Perl
10 1 (0.60%) PHP
10 1 (0.60%) Ruby
10 1 (0.60%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 29 (17.37%) Security Cleared
2 25 (14.97%) SC Cleared
3 13 (7.78%) Degree
4 10 (5.99%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (4.19%) CCNA
6 6 (3.59%) MCSE
6 6 (3.59%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (2.99%) CCNP
8 3 (1.80%) CCA
8 3 (1.80%) Citrix Certification
8 3 (1.80%) MCP
9 2 (1.20%) BICSI Certification
9 2 (1.20%) ISEB
9 2 (1.20%) JNCIA
9 2 (1.20%) JNCIS
9 2 (1.20%) LPIC
9 2 (1.20%) RHCE
10 1 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.60%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.60%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.59%) QA
2 4 (2.40%) SLA
3 1 (0.60%) COBIT
3 1 (0.60%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.60%) ISO13485
3 1 (0.60%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.60%) PMO
System Software
1 11 (6.59%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.59%) Microsoft App-V
2 6 (3.59%) NFS
2 6 (3.59%) vSphere
2 6 (3.59%) XenApp
3 5 (2.99%) Terminal Services
3 5 (2.99%) VMware ESX
3 5 (2.99%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (2.99%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.20%) KVM
5 1 (0.60%) BIND 9
5 1 (0.60%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.60%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.60%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 19 (11.38%) SCCM
2 13 (7.78%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 7 (4.19%) EMC NetWorker
3 7 (4.19%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 6 (3.59%) EdgeSight
5 4 (2.40%) Backup Exec
5 4 (2.40%) Nagios
5 4 (2.40%) SafeCom
6 3 (1.80%) EnCase
7 2 (1.20%) NetBackup
7 2 (1.20%) SCOM
8 1 (0.60%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 1 (0.60%) Cacti
8 1 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.60%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.60%) Puppet
8 1 (0.60%) PureDisk
8 1 (0.60%) Simpana
8 1 (0.60%) vMotion
Vendors
1 24 (14.37%) Cisco
2 22 (13.17%) HP
3 16 (9.58%) Microsoft
3 16 (9.58%) VMware
4 13 (7.78%) EMC
5 11 (6.59%) Dell
6 8 (4.79%) Citrix
6 8 (4.79%) Remedy
7 7 (4.19%) F5
7 7 (4.19%) SAP
8 6 (3.59%) IBM
8 6 (3.59%) Juniper
8 6 (3.59%) NetApp
9 5 (2.99%) Huawei
9 5 (2.99%) Symantec
10 4 (2.40%) Altera
10 4 (2.40%) Avaya
10 4 (2.40%) BT
10 4 (2.40%) CheckPoint
10 4 (2.40%) Xilinx
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