Period
to 28 July 2021

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 6 months to 28 July 2021 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
6 months to
28 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 506 384 556
Rank change year-on-year -122 +172 +47
Contract jobs citing Firmware 13 3 33
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.043% 0.019% 0.082%
As % of the System Software category 0.31% 0.13% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 0 20
10th Percentile £309 " £200
25th Percentile £362 " £292
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £441 - £386
75th Percentile £483 " £452
90th Percentile £599 " £541
England median daily rate £375 £418 £386
% change year-on-year -10.18% +8.09% +2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
10th Percentile " " £40.91
25th Percentile £35.75 £45.00 £40.97
Median hourly rate £36.50 £50.00 £42.12
Median % change year-on-year -27.00% +18.70% -6.39%
75th Percentile £37.25 £55.00 £43.47
90th Percentile " " £43.64
England median hourly rate £52.50 £45.00 £46.75
% change year-on-year +16.67% -3.74% +10.00%

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 London with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 4,174 2,397 6,337
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 13.93% 14.98% 15.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,068 1,760 4,638
10th Percentile £350 £275 £213
25th Percentile £450 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £525
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% -4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £625 £600 £600
90th Percentile £700 £650 £675
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 33 93
10th Percentile £15.65 £12.42 £12.76
25th Percentile £20.00 £14.50 £16.08
Median hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year +50.00% -4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £50.50 £40.75 £34.51
90th Percentile £69.40 £47.83 £47.83
England median hourly rate £17.60 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +0.57% +6.06% -

Firmware
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Firmware as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Firmware in London

Firmware
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Firmware in London.

Daily rate trend for Firmware in London

Firmware
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Firmware in London over the 6 months to 28 July 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Firmware in London

Firmware
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Firmware in London.

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 6 months to 28 July 2021. 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
Central London - 3 £463 - 5
West London - 1 £175 - 7
Firmware
England

For the 6 months to 28 July 2021, 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 London region with a requirement for Firmware.

1 8 (61.54%) Performance Tuning
2 7 (53.85%) VMware
3 6 (46.15%) Linux
3 6 (46.15%) SAN
4 5 (38.46%) Windows
4 5 (38.46%) Azure
5 4 (30.77%) NetApp
5 4 (30.77%) ITIL
5 4 (30.77%) HP
5 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (30.77%) McAfee
5 4 (30.77%) Migration
5 4 (30.77%) Social Skills
6 3 (23.08%) Break/Fix
6 3 (23.08%) vRealize Orchestrator
6 3 (23.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 3 (23.08%) Project Delivery
6 3 (23.08%) NetBackup
6 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
6 3 (23.08%) CommVault
6 3 (23.08%) C
6 3 (23.08%) Python
6 3 (23.08%) Veeam
6 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (23.08%) BladeLogic
6 3 (23.08%) Performance Analysis
6 3 (23.08%) Process Improvement
6 3 (23.08%) Vulnerability Management
6 3 (23.08%) 3PAR
6 3 (23.08%) Nimble Storage

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 (7.69%) Apache
1 1 (7.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
1 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) SOLIDWORKS
Cloud Services
1 5 (38.46%) Azure
2 2 (15.38%) AWS
3 1 (7.69%) GCP
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (46.15%) SAN
2 2 (15.38%) DNS
2 2 (15.38%) Firewall
3 1 (7.69%) DHCP
3 1 (7.69%) H.323
3 1 (7.69%) HTTP
3 1 (7.69%) IGMP
3 1 (7.69%) Internet
3 1 (7.69%) ISDN
3 1 (7.69%) LAN
3 1 (7.69%) Megaco
3 1 (7.69%) MPLS
3 1 (7.69%) SSH
3 1 (7.69%) SSL
3 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
3 1 (7.69%) UPnP
3 1 (7.69%) VPN
3 1 (7.69%) WAN
3 1 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (7.69%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Git (software)
2 1 (7.69%) JIRA
General
1 4 (30.77%) Social Skills
2 2 (15.38%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
3 1 (7.69%) Electronics
3 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
3 1 (7.69%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Azure Engineer
1 3 (23.08%) SAN Engineer
1 3 (23.08%) SAN Storage Engineer
1 3 (23.08%) Storage Engineer
1 3 (23.08%) VMware Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) HP Storage Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) IT Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Linux Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Systems Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Virtualisation Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (7.69%) Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco Support
3 1 (7.69%) Hardware Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Server Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Storage Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) Support Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Replication
2 2 (15.38%) Device Driver
2 2 (15.38%) Robotics
3 1 (7.69%) 3D Printing
3 1 (7.69%) Analogue Electronics
3 1 (7.69%) Arduino
3 1 (7.69%) Blackberry
3 1 (7.69%) Clustering
3 1 (7.69%) Optoelectronics
3 1 (7.69%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (7.69%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 6 (46.15%) Linux
2 5 (38.46%) Windows
3 2 (15.38%) Windows Server
4 1 (7.69%) AIX
4 1 (7.69%) CentOS
4 1 (7.69%) Data ONTAP
4 1 (7.69%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (7.69%) Mac OS
4 1 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (7.69%) Robot Operating System
4 1 (7.69%) SUSE
4 1 (7.69%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
4 1 (7.69%) Windows 10
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2016
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (30.77%) ITIL
2 4 (30.77%) Migration
3 3 (23.08%) Break/Fix
3 3 (23.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 3 (23.08%) Performance Analysis
3 3 (23.08%) Process Improvement
3 3 (23.08%) Project Delivery
3 3 (23.08%) Virtual Infrastructure
3 3 (23.08%) Vulnerability Management
4 2 (15.38%) Problem Management
4 2 (15.38%) Prototyping
4 2 (15.38%) Runbook
5 1 (7.69%) 3D Modelling
5 1 (7.69%) Data Migration
5 1 (7.69%) Data Protection
5 1 (7.69%) Rapid Prototyping
5 1 (7.69%) Software Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) C
1 3 (23.08%) Python
2 1 (7.69%) Bash Shell
2 1 (7.69%) C#
2 1 (7.69%) C++
2 1 (7.69%) Perl
2 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
1 3 (23.08%) Virtual Servers
1 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (7.69%) GPFS
2 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
2 1 (7.69%) NFS
2 1 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) BladeLogic
1 3 (23.08%) NetBackup
1 3 (23.08%) PowerCLI
1 3 (23.08%) vRealize
1 3 (23.08%) vRealize Orchestrator
2 1 (7.69%) Ansible
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (7.69%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (7.69%) SCOM
2 1 (7.69%) SnapMirror
2 1 (7.69%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) VMware
2 4 (30.77%) HP
2 4 (30.77%) McAfee
2 4 (30.77%) NetApp
3 3 (23.08%) 3PAR
3 3 (23.08%) CommVault
3 3 (23.08%) Nimble Storage
3 3 (23.08%) Veeam
4 2 (15.38%) Red Hat
5 1 (7.69%) ANSYS
5 1 (7.69%) Cisco
5 1 (7.69%) Citrix
5 1 (7.69%) EqualLogic
5 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
5 1 (7.69%) Polycom
5 1 (7.69%) Tandberg
5 1 (7.69%) Veritas