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 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Firmware
England / London
Rank 384 398 383
Rank change year-on-year +14 -15  
Contract jobs citing Firmware 18 21 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.094% 0.095% 0.12%
As % of the System Software category 0.85% 0.97% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 16 10
Median daily rate £370 £293 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.49% -22.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £231 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £456 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £375 £363
% change year-on-year -13.33% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £25.00 - -
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 London with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 2108 2168 1933
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 10.97% 9.86% 9.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1462 1489 1275
Median daily rate £450 £440 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £250 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 91 130
Median hourly rate £25.00 £15.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.66% -14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.80 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.84 £30.00 £28.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.85 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.93% +6.45%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firmware in London over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Firmware in London

Firmware
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 23 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
City of London +8 3 £300 -20.00% 1
Firmware
England

Firmware
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 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 London region with a requirement for Firmware.

1 11 (33.33%) Cisco
2 10 (30.30%) Windows
2 10 (30.30%) Linux
3 8 (24.24%) VPN
3 8 (24.24%) Firewall
4 7 (21.21%) Finance
4 7 (21.21%) LAN
5 6 (18.18%) WAN
5 6 (18.18%) C
5 6 (18.18%) Load Balancing
5 6 (18.18%) QA
5 6 (18.18%) Network Security
6 5 (15.15%) Windows 7
6 5 (15.15%) DNS
6 5 (15.15%) SSL
6 5 (15.15%) TCP/IP
6 5 (15.15%) Microsoft
6 5 (15.15%) CCNP
6 5 (15.15%) HP
6 5 (15.15%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (15.15%) VMware
7 4 (12.12%) Device Driver
7 4 (12.12%) TDD
7 4 (12.12%) IPv4
7 4 (12.12%) IPv6
7 4 (12.12%) Active Directory
7 4 (12.12%) CheckPoint
7 4 (12.12%) Code Coverage
7 4 (12.12%) Nagios
7 4 (12.12%) OSPF

Firmware
Top Related 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 3 (9.09%) IIS
2 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.03%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.03%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (12.12%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.03%) AutoCAD
2 1 (3.03%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.12%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (9.09%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (3.03%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 8 (24.24%) Firewall
1 8 (24.24%) VPN
2 7 (21.21%) LAN
3 6 (18.18%) Network Security
3 6 (18.18%) WAN
4 5 (15.15%) DNS
4 5 (15.15%) SSL
4 5 (15.15%) TCP/IP
5 4 (12.12%) BGP
5 4 (12.12%) Cisco IOS
5 4 (12.12%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (12.12%) DHCP
5 4 (12.12%) IPv4
5 4 (12.12%) IPv6
5 4 (12.12%) OSPF
6 3 (9.09%) Ethernet
6 3 (9.09%) FCoE
6 3 (9.09%) MRTG
6 3 (9.09%) VoIP
6 3 (9.09%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.03%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (3.03%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (3.03%) MySQL
2 1 (3.03%) NoSQL
2 1 (3.03%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 4 (12.12%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.03%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.03%) Subversion
General
1 7 (21.21%) Finance
2 2 (6.06%) Banking
2 2 (6.06%) Electronics
3 1 (3.03%) Financial Institution
3 1 (3.03%) Retail
3 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (18.18%) Firmware Engineer
2 5 (15.15%) Embedded Engineer
2 5 (15.15%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
2 5 (15.15%) Network Engineer
2 5 (15.15%) Support Engineer
3 4 (12.12%) Android Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Administrator
4 3 (9.09%) Consultant
4 3 (9.09%) Developer
4 3 (9.09%) Information Security Administrator
4 3 (9.09%) Network Administrator
4 3 (9.09%) Network Security Administrator
4 3 (9.09%) Network Support
4 3 (9.09%) Network Support Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Security Administrator
5 2 (6.06%) Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Firmware Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Hardware Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Test Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.12%) Web Services
2 3 (9.09%) Unity DI Container
3 2 (6.06%) .NET
3 2 (6.06%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 1 (3.03%) .NET Compact Framework
4 1 (3.03%) .NET Framework
4 1 (3.03%) 802.1X
4 1 (3.03%) HTML
4 1 (3.03%) JSON
4 1 (3.03%) OAuth
4 1 (3.03%) WCF
4 1 (3.03%) XML
4 1 (3.03%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) Device Driver
1 4 (12.12%) Mobile App
2 3 (9.09%) Data Centre
2 3 (9.09%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 3 (9.09%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.06%) HoloLens
4 1 (3.03%) Chip and PIN
4 1 (3.03%) Digital TV
4 1 (3.03%) EPoS
4 1 (3.03%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (3.03%) iPad
4 1 (3.03%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (30.30%) Linux
1 10 (30.30%) Windows
2 5 (15.15%) Windows 7
3 4 (12.12%) Android
3 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (9.09%) Windows 2000
4 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (6.06%) Windows 10
5 2 (6.06%) Windows Server
6 1 (3.03%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (3.03%) Ubuntu
6 1 (3.03%) Unix
6 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (18.18%) Load Balancing
2 4 (12.12%) Analytics
2 4 (12.12%) Code Coverage
2 4 (12.12%) Compatibility Testing
2 4 (12.12%) Network Design
2 4 (12.12%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (12.12%) TDD
3 3 (9.09%) Configuration Management
3 3 (9.09%) DDoS Mitigation
3 3 (9.09%) E-Discovery
3 3 (9.09%) Information Security
3 3 (9.09%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 3 (9.09%) Penetration Testing
3 3 (9.09%) Problem Management
3 3 (9.09%) Server Patching
4 2 (6.06%) Application Packaging
4 2 (6.06%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (6.06%) Open Source
4 2 (6.06%) Software Engineering
5 1 (3.03%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 6 (18.18%) C
2 3 (9.09%) C#
2 3 (9.09%) Python
3 2 (6.06%) Java
3 2 (6.06%) SQL
4 1 (3.03%) Bash Shell
4 1 (3.03%) C++
4 1 (3.03%) Embedded C
4 1 (3.03%) Haskell
4 1 (3.03%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.03%) PHP
4 1 (3.03%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (15.15%) CCNP
1 5 (15.15%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (6.06%) CCNA
3 1 (3.03%) CCDP
3 1 (3.03%) Degree
3 1 (3.03%) DV Cleared
3 1 (3.03%) ISEB
3 1 (3.03%) JNCIP
3 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (18.18%) QA
2 1 (3.03%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (12.12%) Active Directory
1 4 (12.12%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (9.09%) VMware ESX
3 2 (6.06%) KVM
4 1 (3.03%) BIND 9
4 1 (3.03%) NFS
4 1 (3.03%) ProxySG
4 1 (3.03%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.03%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (12.12%) Nagios
2 3 (9.09%) EnCase
3 1 (3.03%) Ansible
3 1 (3.03%) Backup Exec
3 1 (3.03%) CA Spectrum
3 1 (3.03%) Cacti
3 1 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (3.03%) Puppet
3 1 (3.03%) RANCID
3 1 (3.03%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 11 (33.33%) Cisco
2 5 (15.15%) HP
2 5 (15.15%) Microsoft
2 5 (15.15%) VMware
3 4 (12.12%) CheckPoint
3 4 (12.12%) Remedy
4 3 (9.09%) Avaya
4 3 (9.09%) Dell
4 3 (9.09%) Equitrac
4 3 (9.09%) F5
4 3 (9.09%) Infoblox
4 3 (9.09%) Juniper
4 3 (9.09%) Red Hat
4 3 (9.09%) Riverbed
4 3 (9.09%) Ruckus Wireless
5 2 (6.06%) Citrix
5 2 (6.06%) Nortel
6 1 (3.03%) CA
6 1 (3.03%) EMC
6 1 (3.03%) NetApp
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 20 days ago