The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Device Driver in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Device Driver over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Device Drivers
Rank 542 513 508
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -5
Contract jobs citing Device Driver 41 44 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.080% 0.090% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.31% 0.34% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 7 14
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£350 £325 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +23.80%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £263
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 37
Average hourly rate £39.00 £37.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £29.10 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £37.50 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £35.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+9.85% -11.25%
Device Driver
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Miscellaneous Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
13318 13007 13591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 26.13% 26.73% 25.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 8065 8115 8051
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £601
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 577 564 721
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -24.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.44 £12.34 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

Device Driver
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Device Driver across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Device Driver Jobs Demand Trend in England

Device Driver
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Device Driver across the England region.

Device Driver Daily Rate Trend in England

Device Driver
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Device Driver across the England region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Device Driver Daily Rate Histogram in England

Device Driver
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Device Driver across the England region.

Device Driver Hourly Rate Trend in England

Device Driver
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Device Driver within the England region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +16 25 £350 - 5
East of England -28 9 £430 - 10
South West - 3 - - 4
London +4 2 £463 +5.71% 3
East Midlands +2 1 £100 -
West Midlands - 1 - -
North West - - - - 1
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Device Driver
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Device Driver also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Device Driver.

1 61 (64.89%) C
2 56 (59.57%) Software Engineering
3 50 (53.19%) Linux
4 39 (41.49%) C++
5 28 (29.79%) Embedded Linux
6 25 (26.60%) Embedded C
7 20 (21.28%) TCP/IP
8 15 (15.96%) Windows
9 14 (14.89%) Security Cleared
10 12 (12.77%) Embedded Systems
10 12 (12.77%) Embedded C++
10 12 (12.77%) Intel
11 11 (11.70%) Python
11 11 (11.70%) Firmware
11 11 (11.70%) Android
12 10 (10.64%) Degree
12 10 (10.64%) HP
12 10 (10.64%) Electronics
13 9 (9.57%) SCCM
13 9 (9.57%) SC Cleared
14 8 (8.51%) Embedded Software Development
14 8 (8.51%) Multithreading
14 8 (8.51%) Agile Software Development
14 8 (8.51%) Validation
14 8 (8.51%) Java
15 7 (7.45%) SNMP
15 7 (7.45%) SSL
15 7 (7.45%) Bluetooth
15 7 (7.45%) Wireless
15 7 (7.45%) OpenView Configuration Management

Device Driver
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Device Driver also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Device Driver. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (2.13%) WebSphere
1 2 (2.13%) WebLogic
1 2 (2.13%) IIS
1 2 (2.13%) Apache
1 2 (2.13%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.06%) SAS
2 1 (1.06%) nginx
2 1 (1.06%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (2.13%) MS Office
1 2 (2.13%) MS Excel
1 2 (2.13%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.06%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 20 (21.28%) TCP/IP
2 7 (7.45%) SNMP
2 7 (7.45%) SSL
2 7 (7.45%) Bluetooth
2 7 (7.45%) Wireless
3 6 (6.38%) 3G
4 5 (5.32%) Wi-Fi
4 5 (5.32%) ZigBee
5 4 (4.26%) Firewall
5 4 (4.26%) DNS
6 3 (3.19%) Ethernet
6 3 (3.19%) GSM
6 3 (3.19%) SAN
6 3 (3.19%) DVB
6 3 (3.19%) Internet
6 3 (3.19%) LTE
7 2 (2.13%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (2.13%) HSPA
7 2 (2.13%) Wireshark
7 2 (2.13%) RTCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.13%) SQL Server
1 2 (2.13%) MySQL
2 1 (1.06%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 7 (7.45%) JIRA
1 7 (7.45%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.19%) Subversion
2 3 (3.19%) Mercurial
2 3 (3.19%) Automake
3 2 (2.13%) GDB
3 2 (2.13%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.06%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.06%) MSI
4 1 (1.06%) Selenium
4 1 (1.06%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.06%) GNU Toolchain
4 1 (1.06%) NeoLoad
4 1 (1.06%) LoadUI
4 1 (1.06%) Trac
General
1 10 (10.64%) Electronics
2 5 (5.32%) Marketing
3 4 (4.26%) Automotive
4 3 (3.19%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.19%) Military
4 3 (3.19%) Avionics
5 2 (2.13%) Local Government
5 2 (2.13%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.06%) Finance
6 1 (1.06%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.06%) Banking
Job Titles
1 49 (52.13%) Software Engineer
2 16 (17.02%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 8 (8.51%) Senior Software Engineer
4 7 (7.45%) Developer
4 7 (7.45%) Build Engineer
5 5 (5.32%) Architect
5 5 (5.32%) Principle Engineer
5 5 (5.32%) Linux Engineer
6 3 (3.19%) Senior Developer
6 3 (3.19%) Technical Leader
7 2 (2.13%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
7 2 (2.13%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
7 2 (2.13%) Embedded C Developer
7 2 (2.13%) C Developer
7 2 (2.13%) Real Time Software Engineer
7 2 (2.13%) Real Time Engineer
7 2 (2.13%) Server Engineer
7 2 (2.13%) Software Developer
7 2 (2.13%) Project Manager
8 1 (1.06%) Field Service Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.38%) Middleware
1 6 (6.38%) .NET
2 4 (4.26%) OpenCL
3 3 (3.19%) Flash
3 3 (3.19%) DirectCompute
4 2 (2.13%) Qt
4 2 (2.13%) Application Packaging
4 2 (2.13%) KML
4 2 (2.13%) OpenGL
4 2 (2.13%) SyncML
4 2 (2.13%) HTML
4 2 (2.13%) ASP.NET
4 2 (2.13%) JDBC
4 2 (2.13%) J2EE
4 2 (2.13%) J2ME
4 2 (2.13%) WAP
5 1 (1.06%) POSIX
5 1 (1.06%) Web Services
5 1 (1.06%) JSON
5 1 (1.06%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.77%) Embedded Systems
2 11 (11.70%) Firmware
3 7 (7.45%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (5.32%) Computer Science
4 5 (5.32%) STB
5 4 (4.26%) Smart Meter
6 3 (3.19%) 3D Graphics
6 3 (3.19%) DTV
6 3 (3.19%) VHDL
6 3 (3.19%) CUDA
7 2 (2.13%) Cryptography
7 2 (2.13%) Blackberry
7 2 (2.13%) Handset
7 2 (2.13%) GIS
7 2 (2.13%) Client/Server
7 2 (2.13%) MPEG
7 2 (2.13%) N-Tier
8 1 (1.06%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 1 (1.06%) IPTV
8 1 (1.06%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 50 (53.19%) Linux
2 28 (29.79%) Embedded Linux
3 15 (15.96%) Windows
4 11 (11.70%) Android
5 6 (6.38%) VxWorks
6 4 (4.26%) Apple iOS
6 4 (4.26%) Windows 7
6 4 (4.26%) UNIX
7 3 (3.19%) Debian
7 3 (3.19%) Nucleus RTOS
8 2 (2.13%) Windows Phone
8 2 (2.13%) Windows CE
9 1 (1.06%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.06%) FreeBSD
9 1 (1.06%) AIX
9 1 (1.06%) Solaris
9 1 (1.06%) ThreadX
9 1 (1.06%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.06%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (59.57%) Software Engineering
2 8 (8.51%) Embedded Software Development
2 8 (8.51%) Multithreading
2 8 (8.51%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (8.51%) Validation
3 6 (6.38%) Software Testing
4 5 (5.32%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (4.26%) Test Automation
5 4 (4.26%) Regression Testing
6 3 (3.19%) ITIL
6 3 (3.19%) Migration
6 3 (3.19%) Scrum
6 3 (3.19%) Project Management
6 3 (3.19%) TDD
7 2 (2.13%) Service Desk Management
7 2 (2.13%) Change Control
7 2 (2.13%) Memory Management
7 2 (2.13%) Project Planning
7 2 (2.13%) Refactoring
7 2 (2.13%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 61 (64.89%) C
2 39 (41.49%) C++
3 25 (26.60%) Embedded C
4 12 (12.77%) Embedded C++
5 11 (11.70%) Python
6 8 (8.51%) Java
7 6 (6.38%) Assembly Language
8 5 (5.32%) SQL
9 4 (4.26%) VBScript
10 3 (3.19%) Perl
10 3 (3.19%) VB
10 3 (3.19%) PowerShell
10 3 (3.19%) Bash Shell
11 2 (2.13%) JavaScript
11 2 (2.13%) C#
11 2 (2.13%) VC++
12 1 (1.06%) AWK
12 1 (1.06%) Shell Script
12 1 (1.06%) Ruby
12 1 (1.06%) HLSL
Qualifications
1 14 (14.89%) Security Cleared
2 10 (10.64%) Degree
3 9 (9.57%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.19%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.13%) CCNA
6 1 (1.06%) PMP
6 1 (1.06%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.06%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.19%) QA
1 3 (3.19%) DO-178B
2 2 (2.13%) JTAG
3 1 (1.06%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (3.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.13%) vSphere
2 2 (2.13%) ISA Server
2 2 (2.13%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.06%) Samba
3 1 (1.06%) qmail
Systems Management
1 9 (9.57%) SCCM
2 7 (7.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (2.13%) Backup Exec
3 2 (2.13%) AppManager
4 1 (1.06%) WMI
4 1 (1.06%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 12 (12.77%) Intel
2 10 (10.64%) HP
3 4 (4.26%) QNX
3 4 (4.26%) Oracle
3 4 (4.26%) Cisco
4 3 (3.19%) VMware
4 3 (3.19%) Green Hills
5 2 (2.13%) 3PAR
5 2 (2.13%) Aruba
5 2 (2.13%) Wind River
5 2 (2.13%) SolarWinds
5 2 (2.13%) LANDesk
5 2 (2.13%) AppSense
5 2 (2.13%) Compaq
5 2 (2.13%) Mapinfo
5 2 (2.13%) Apple
5 2 (2.13%) Open Text
5 2 (2.13%) ESRI
5 2 (2.13%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.06%) Dell
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