Period
to 24 October 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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 562 352 529
Rank change year-on-year -210 +177 +87
Contract jobs citing Firmware 9 6 34
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.025% 0.042% 0.093%
As % of the System Software category 0.18% 0.31% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 22
10th Percentile " £424 £163
25th Percentile £456 £441 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £488 £450 £388
Median % change year-on-year +8.33% +16.13% -3.13%
75th Percentile £556 £463 £475
90th Percentile £734 £485 £486
England median daily rate £375 £430 £388
% change year-on-year -12.79% +10.97% +0.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Median hourly rate - £25.00 £41.75
Median % change year-on-year - -40.11% -17.38%
England median hourly rate £53.00 £45.00 £46.50
% change year-on-year +17.78% -3.23% +9.41%

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 4,875 1,931 5,523
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 13.68% 13.65% 15.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,670 1,385 4,124
10th Percentile £331 £300 £200
25th Percentile £456 £413 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £520 £505
Median % change year-on-year +5.77% +2.97% +1.00%
75th Percentile £640 £600 £600
90th Percentile £713 £700 £675
England median daily rate £500 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 21 97
10th Percentile £15.32 £12.70 £12.44
25th Percentile £21.50 £12.76 £15.00
Median hourly rate £25.00 £19.39 £19.50
Median % change year-on-year +28.93% -0.56% +2.63%
75th Percentile £45.89 £25.00 £25.00
90th Percentile £61.79 £38.25 £50.00
England median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -2.86% +9.38% -

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 - 4 £463 - 5
Firmware
England

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 7 (77.78%) VMware
2 6 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (66.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 4 (44.44%) Veeam
3 4 (44.44%) Replication
3 4 (44.44%) Azure
3 4 (44.44%) 3PAR
3 4 (44.44%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (44.44%) Performance Analysis
3 4 (44.44%) Break/Fix
3 4 (44.44%) Virtual Servers
3 4 (44.44%) PowerCLI
3 4 (44.44%) Nimble Storage
3 4 (44.44%) vRealize
3 4 (44.44%) Virtual Infrastructure
3 4 (44.44%) HP
3 4 (44.44%) CommVault
3 4 (44.44%) NetApp
3 4 (44.44%) vRealize Orchestrator
4 3 (33.33%) SAN
4 3 (33.33%) Cisco
4 3 (33.33%) C
5 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
5 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
5 2 (22.22%) C++
5 2 (22.22%) Linux
5 2 (22.22%) Python
6 1 (11.11%) Windows
6 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
6 1 (11.11%) Service Management

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:

Applications
1 1 (11.11%) SOLIDWORKS
Cloud Services
1 4 (44.44%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) SAN
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
1 1 (11.11%) GitLab
1 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
1 1 (11.11%) Social Skills
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) VMware Engineer
2 4 (44.44%) Storage Engineer
3 3 (33.33%) Azure Engineer
3 3 (33.33%) HP Storage Engineer
3 3 (33.33%) SAN Engineer
3 3 (33.33%) SAN Storage Engineer
3 3 (33.33%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (22.22%) IT Engineer
5 1 (11.11%) Hardware Engineer
5 1 (11.11%) Server Engineer
5 1 (11.11%) Software Engineer
5 1 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Replication
2 1 (11.11%) 3D Printing
2 1 (11.11%) Arduino
2 1 (11.11%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (11.11%) Device Driver
2 1 (11.11%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Linux
2 1 (11.11%) Mac OS
2 1 (11.11%) Robot Operating System
2 1 (11.11%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 4 (44.44%) Break/Fix
2 4 (44.44%) Performance Analysis
2 4 (44.44%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (44.44%) Virtual Infrastructure
3 1 (11.11%) 3D Modelling
3 1 (11.11%) Artificial Intelligence
3 1 (11.11%) Capacity Management
3 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (11.11%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (11.11%) Data Acquisition
3 1 (11.11%) Data Protection
3 1 (11.11%) Prototyping
3 1 (11.11%) Rapid Prototyping
3 1 (11.11%) Refactoring
3 1 (11.11%) Server Management
3 1 (11.11%) Service Management
3 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
3 1 (11.11%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) C
2 2 (22.22%) C++
2 2 (22.22%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
1 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 6 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (44.44%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
3 1 (11.11%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (11.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (44.44%) PowerCLI
1 4 (44.44%) vRealize
1 4 (44.44%) vRealize Orchestrator
2 1 (11.11%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) VMware
2 4 (44.44%) 3PAR
2 4 (44.44%) CommVault
2 4 (44.44%) HP
2 4 (44.44%) NetApp
2 4 (44.44%) Nimble Storage
2 4 (44.44%) Veeam
3 3 (33.33%) Cisco