Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 586 574 547
Rank change year-on-year -12 -27 +17
Contract jobs citing Firmware 53 34 66
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.11% 0.075% 0.14%
As % of the System Software category 0.91% 0.62% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 18 40
London median daily rate £475 £333 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.86% -21.76% +0.59%
10th Percentile £353 £166 £210
90th Percentile £635 £425 £438
England median daily rate £375 £315 £375
% change year-on-year +19.05% -16.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +44.23% -
10th Percentile £32.25 £36.25 £25.00
90th Percentile £44.75 £38.75 £27.00
England median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £38.25
% change year-on-year +1.25% +4.58% +9.29%

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 5799 5526 4442
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 12.30% 12.22% 9.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 4159 3817 3000
London median daily rate £485 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.78% +9.09% +10.00%
10th Percentile £185 £193 £175
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
England median daily rate £425 £410 £375
% change year-on-year +3.66% +9.33% +8.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 144 209
London median hourly rate £21.25 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.79% - +10.00%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.08 £10.75
90th Percentile £52.25 £50.00 £34.60
England median hourly rate £16.50 £15.88 £16.00
% change year-on-year +3.94% -0.78% +6.67%

Firmware
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

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 6 months to 22 November 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 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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 7 £825 +283.72% 1
West London +1 5 £375 +105.48% 1
North London - 2 - -
South London - 1 - - 1
Firmware
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 22 (41.51%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (35.85%) Linux
3 15 (28.30%) Java
4 14 (26.42%) Software Engineering
5 13 (24.53%) Finance
6 12 (22.64%) Wi-Fi
7 11 (20.75%) Unix
7 11 (20.75%) Android
8 10 (18.87%) JSON
8 10 (18.87%) REST
8 10 (18.87%) Android SDK
8 10 (18.87%) Android Studio
8 10 (18.87%) User Experience
8 10 (18.87%) Smart Home
9 9 (16.98%) Degree
9 9 (16.98%) C
9 9 (16.98%) SAN
9 9 (16.98%) Change Management
9 9 (16.98%) Management Information System
9 9 (16.98%) Information Security
10 8 (15.09%) C++
10 8 (15.09%) AIX
10 8 (15.09%) Python
10 8 (15.09%) Eclipse
10 8 (15.09%) IntelliJ
10 8 (15.09%) Embedded Systems
10 8 (15.09%) Wireframes
11 7 (13.21%) Linux Command Line
11 7 (13.21%) Solaris
11 7 (13.21%) Windows

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 2 (3.77%) Apache
1 2 (3.77%) Elasticsearch
1 2 (3.77%) Jetty
1 2 (3.77%) nginx
2 1 (1.89%) JBoss
2 1 (1.89%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Project
1 2 (3.77%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Infor SunSystems
1 1 (1.89%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.43%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (9.43%) AWS CloudFormation
2 2 (3.77%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 2 (3.77%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (3.77%) Amazon S3
2 2 (3.77%) Amazon SQS
2 2 (3.77%) AWS CloudTrail
2 2 (3.77%) GitHub
2 2 (3.77%) Route 53
2 2 (3.77%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (22.64%) Wi-Fi
2 9 (16.98%) SAN
3 6 (11.32%) Firewall
3 6 (11.32%) ZigBee
4 5 (9.43%) LDAP
4 5 (9.43%) NAS
5 4 (7.55%) Network Security
6 3 (5.66%) Bluetooth
7 2 (3.77%) HTTP
7 2 (3.77%) TCP/IP
8 1 (1.89%) Broadband
8 1 (1.89%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (1.89%) DNS
8 1 (1.89%) DOCSIS
8 1 (1.89%) FTP
8 1 (1.89%) IPv6
8 1 (1.89%) LAN
8 1 (1.89%) SMTP
8 1 (1.89%) VoIP
8 1 (1.89%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.66%) MySQL
2 2 (3.77%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (3.77%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (3.77%) Blockchain
2 2 (3.77%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 10 (18.87%) Android Studio
2 8 (15.09%) Eclipse
2 8 (15.09%) IntelliJ
3 4 (7.55%) Git (software)
4 3 (5.66%) JIRA
5 2 (3.77%) Artifactory
5 2 (3.77%) Jenkins
5 2 (3.77%) Maven
5 2 (3.77%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (3.77%) RequisitePro
5 2 (3.77%) Subversion
5 2 (3.77%) TeamCity
5 2 (3.77%) Vagrant
General
1 13 (24.53%) Finance
2 7 (13.21%) Banking
2 7 (13.21%) Legal
3 5 (9.43%) Billing
3 5 (9.43%) Law
4 4 (7.55%) Electronics
5 2 (3.77%) Military
6 1 (1.89%) Back Office
6 1 (1.89%) Marketing
6 1 (1.89%) Retail
6 1 (1.89%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (18.87%) Android Engineer
2 6 (11.32%) Storage Engineer
3 5 (9.43%) Developer
3 5 (9.43%) DevOps Engineer
3 5 (9.43%) Firmware Engineer
4 4 (7.55%) Project Manager
4 4 (7.55%) Software Engineer
5 3 (5.66%) Chief Technology Officer
5 3 (5.66%) Embedded Developer
5 3 (5.66%) Embedded Engineer
5 3 (5.66%) Embedded Software Developer
5 3 (5.66%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 3 (5.66%) Linux Engineer
5 3 (5.66%) Project Leader
5 3 (5.66%) Software Developer
5 3 (5.66%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (3.77%) Deployment Project Manager
6 2 (3.77%) Electronics Engineer
6 2 (3.77%) Financial Analyst
6 2 (3.77%) Principal Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (18.87%) Android SDK
1 10 (18.87%) JSON
1 10 (18.87%) REST
2 5 (9.43%) X-Windows
3 4 (7.55%) OAuth
4 2 (3.77%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (3.77%) Hystrix
4 2 (3.77%) LAMP
4 2 (3.77%) LEMP Stack
4 2 (3.77%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (3.77%) Ruby on Rails
4 2 (3.77%) Spring
4 2 (3.77%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (18.87%) Smart Home
1 10 (18.87%) User Experience
2 9 (16.98%) Management Information System
3 8 (15.09%) Embedded Systems
4 7 (13.21%) Linux Command Line
5 5 (9.43%) EMC Centera
5 5 (9.43%) EMC VMAX
5 5 (9.43%) EMC VNX
5 5 (9.43%) EMC VNXe
5 5 (9.43%) Replication
6 4 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (5.66%) Device Driver
7 3 (5.66%) Mobile App
7 3 (5.66%) PMI
8 2 (3.77%) Algorithms
8 2 (3.77%) CMDB
8 2 (3.77%) Fintech
9 1 (1.89%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (1.89%) State Machine
9 1 (1.89%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 19 (35.85%) Linux
2 11 (20.75%) Android
2 11 (20.75%) Unix
3 8 (15.09%) AIX
4 7 (13.21%) Solaris
4 7 (13.21%) Windows
5 5 (9.43%) Data ONTAP
5 5 (9.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (9.43%) Windows 2000
5 5 (9.43%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (9.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (7.55%) Ubuntu
7 2 (3.77%) Apple iOS
7 2 (3.77%) Debian
7 2 (3.77%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (1.89%) SUSE
8 1 (1.89%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (41.51%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (26.42%) Software Engineering
3 9 (16.98%) Change Management
3 9 (16.98%) Information Security
4 8 (15.09%) Wireframes
5 6 (11.32%) Break/Fix
5 6 (11.32%) DevOps
5 6 (11.32%) Performance Tuning
5 6 (11.32%) Practice Management
5 6 (11.32%) Project Management
6 5 (9.43%) Asset Management
6 5 (9.43%) BCP
6 5 (9.43%) Investment Management
6 5 (9.43%) Open Source
6 5 (9.43%) Performance Monitoring
6 5 (9.43%) Programme Management
6 5 (9.43%) Workflow
7 4 (7.55%) Configuration Management
7 4 (7.55%) Data Migration
7 4 (7.55%) Threat Modelling
Programming Languages
1 15 (28.30%) Java
2 9 (16.98%) C
3 8 (15.09%) C++
3 8 (15.09%) Python
4 5 (9.43%) Bash Shell
4 5 (9.43%) Embedded C
4 5 (9.43%) Ruby
5 2 (3.77%) Apple Swift
6 1 (1.89%) Objective-C
6 1 (1.89%) Perl
6 1 (1.89%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.89%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.89%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (16.98%) Degree
2 6 (11.32%) Security Cleared
3 5 (9.43%) SC Cleared
4 3 (5.66%) APMP
4 3 (5.66%) PMI Certification
4 3 (5.66%) PMP
5 1 (1.89%) CCDA
5 1 (1.89%) CCIE
5 1 (1.89%) CCIE Routing and Switching
5 1 (1.89%) CCIP
5 1 (1.89%) CCNA
5 1 (1.89%) CCNP
5 1 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.89%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.89%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.43%) PMO
2 3 (5.66%) P3O
2 3 (5.66%) QA
2 3 (5.66%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (11.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (9.43%) SRDF
2 5 (9.43%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 5 (9.43%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (3.77%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (3.77%) VirtualBox
4 1 (1.89%) NFS
Systems Management
1 6 (11.32%) Puppet
1 6 (11.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 5 (9.43%) EMC TimeFinder
2 5 (9.43%) NetApp OnCommand
3 3 (5.66%) Ansible
3 3 (5.66%) Nagios
4 2 (3.77%) Grafana
4 2 (3.77%) HAProxy
4 2 (3.77%) Kibana
4 2 (3.77%) logstash
4 2 (3.77%) Packer
5 1 (1.89%) SCCM
5 1 (1.89%) yum
Vendors
1 7 (13.21%) EMC
1 7 (13.21%) VMware
2 6 (11.32%) Cisco
2 6 (11.32%) HP
2 6 (11.32%) NetApp
3 5 (9.43%) 3PAR
3 5 (9.43%) Brocade
3 5 (9.43%) Veritas
4 4 (7.55%) Reuters
5 3 (5.66%) Red Hat
5 3 (5.66%) Remedy
6 2 (3.77%) IBM
6 2 (3.77%) New Relic
7 1 (1.89%) Cadence
7 1 (1.89%) Hitachi
7 1 (1.89%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.89%) SAP