The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 25 June 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
England / London
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 405 411 417
Rank change year-on-year +6 +6  
Contract jobs citing Firmware 13 13 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.064% 0.061% 0.077%
As % of the System Software category 0.60% 0.54% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 8
Median daily rate £344 £350 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.71% -15.15%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £354
% change year-on-year +3.84% -8.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £32.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £38.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -2.59% -3.75%  

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 London with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 2150 2411 2268
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 10.51% 11.28% 9.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1513 1726 1516
Median daily rate £450 £445 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.12% +18.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £585 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 63 124
Median hourly rate £21.40 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.88% -10.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.30 £12.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £22.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £22.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -27.27% +25.71%  

Firmware
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 London

Firmware
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Firmware in London

Firmware
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firmware in London

Firmware
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firmware within the London region over the 3 months to 25 June 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
City of London +1 2 - - 2
Greenford - 1 £344 -
Firmware
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 London region with a requirement for Firmware.

1 14 (45.16%) Linux
2 10 (32.26%) C
3 8 (25.81%) C++
3 8 (25.81%) Firewall
4 7 (22.58%) TDD
4 7 (22.58%) Windows
4 7 (22.58%) Cisco
5 5 (16.13%) VPN
5 5 (16.13%) SQL
5 5 (16.13%) Embedded C
5 5 (16.13%) Software Engineering
5 5 (16.13%) Device Driver
6 4 (12.90%) Analytics
6 4 (12.90%) Git (software)
6 4 (12.90%) Embedded Systems
6 4 (12.90%) Degree
6 4 (12.90%) QA
6 4 (12.90%) Compatibility Testing
6 4 (12.90%) Security Cleared
6 4 (12.90%) Finance
6 4 (12.90%) Electronics
6 4 (12.90%) Embedded Linux
6 4 (12.90%) CCNP
6 4 (12.90%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (12.90%) Code Coverage
6 4 (12.90%) Python
6 4 (12.90%) Visual Studio
6 4 (12.90%) DNS
6 4 (12.90%) SSL
6 4 (12.90%) Microsoft

Firmware
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (3.23%) IIS
1 1 (3.23%) MS Exchange
1 1 (3.23%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) AutoCAD
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.68%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (6.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (3.23%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 8 (25.81%) Firewall
2 5 (16.13%) VPN
3 4 (12.90%) DHCP
3 4 (12.90%) DNS
3 4 (12.90%) LAN
3 4 (12.90%) SSL
4 3 (9.68%) Bluetooth
4 3 (9.68%) Cisco IOS
4 3 (9.68%) IPv4
4 3 (9.68%) IPv6
4 3 (9.68%) Network Security
4 3 (9.68%) OSPF
4 3 (9.68%) TCP/IP
4 3 (9.68%) WAN
5 2 (6.45%) FCoE
5 2 (6.45%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (6.45%) MRTG
5 2 (6.45%) NX-OS
5 2 (6.45%) Wireshark
5 2 (6.45%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 1 (3.23%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (3.23%) NoSQL
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.23%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 4 (12.90%) Git (software)
1 4 (12.90%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.23%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (3.23%) Subversion
General
1 4 (12.90%) Electronics
1 4 (12.90%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Legal
3 1 (3.23%) Military
3 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (25.81%) Firmware Engineer
2 5 (16.13%) Embedded Engineer
3 4 (12.90%) Developer
3 4 (12.90%) Embedded Developer
3 4 (12.90%) Support Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) Desktop Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Desktop Support
4 3 (9.68%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Electronics Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Embedded Software Developer
4 3 (9.68%) Software Developer
4 3 (9.68%) Software Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Windows Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Windows Support Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Financial Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Firmware Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Information Security Administrator
5 2 (6.45%) Network Security Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) Unity DI Container
1 3 (9.68%) Web Services
2 2 (6.45%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 1 (3.23%) .NET
3 1 (3.23%) .NET Compact Framework
3 1 (3.23%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.23%) 802.1X
3 1 (3.23%) JSON
3 1 (3.23%) OAuth
3 1 (3.23%) WCF
3 1 (3.23%) XML
3 1 (3.23%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Device Driver
2 4 (12.90%) Embedded Systems
3 3 (9.68%) Management Information System
4 2 (6.45%) Data Centre
4 2 (6.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (6.45%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 2 (6.45%) HoloLens
4 2 (6.45%) Mobile App
5 1 (3.23%) Algorithms
5 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.23%) ASIC
5 1 (3.23%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 14 (45.16%) Linux
2 7 (22.58%) Windows
3 4 (12.90%) Embedded Linux
4 3 (9.68%) Android
4 3 (9.68%) Windows 10
5 2 (6.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.23%) Ubuntu
6 1 (3.23%) Unix
6 1 (3.23%) Windows 2000
6 1 (3.23%) Windows 7
6 1 (3.23%) Windows Server
6 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (22.58%) TDD
2 5 (16.13%) Software Engineering
3 4 (12.90%) Analytics
3 4 (12.90%) Code Coverage
3 4 (12.90%) Compatibility Testing
4 3 (9.68%) Application Packaging
4 3 (9.68%) Configuration Management
4 3 (9.68%) Device Driver Development
4 3 (9.68%) Load Balancing
5 2 (6.45%) Data Reconciliation
5 2 (6.45%) DDoS Mitigation
5 2 (6.45%) E-Discovery
5 2 (6.45%) Information Security
5 2 (6.45%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 2 (6.45%) Network Design
5 2 (6.45%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (6.45%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (6.45%) Practice Management
6 1 (3.23%) Information Assurance
6 1 (3.23%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 10 (32.26%) C
2 8 (25.81%) C++
3 5 (16.13%) Embedded C
3 5 (16.13%) SQL
4 4 (12.90%) Python
5 2 (6.45%) C#
6 1 (3.23%) Bash Shell
6 1 (3.23%) Haskell
6 1 (3.23%) Java
6 1 (3.23%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (12.90%) CCNP
1 4 (12.90%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (12.90%) Degree
1 4 (12.90%) Security Cleared
2 3 (9.68%) DV Cleared
3 1 (3.23%) ACCA
3 1 (3.23%) CCDP
3 1 (3.23%) CCNA
3 1 (3.23%) CIMA
3 1 (3.23%) JNCIP
3 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.90%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.45%) Active Directory
1 2 (6.45%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (3.23%) KVM
2 1 (3.23%) NFS
2 1 (3.23%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.23%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) EnCase
1 2 (6.45%) Nagios
2 1 (3.23%) Ansible
2 1 (3.23%) Backup Exec
2 1 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.23%) Puppet
2 1 (3.23%) RANCID
Vendors
1 7 (22.58%) Cisco
2 4 (12.90%) Microsoft
3 3 (9.68%) HP
4 2 (6.45%) Avaya
4 2 (6.45%) CheckPoint
4 2 (6.45%) Dell
4 2 (6.45%) IBM
4 2 (6.45%) Infoblox
4 2 (6.45%) Juniper
4 2 (6.45%) Red Hat
4 2 (6.45%) Remedy
4 2 (6.45%) Riverbed
4 2 (6.45%) Ruckus Wireless
4 2 (6.45%) VMware
5 1 (3.23%) Assembla
5 1 (3.23%) Equitrac
5 1 (3.23%) F5
5 1 (3.23%) Huawei
5 1 (3.23%) NetApp
5 1 (3.23%) Polycom