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 6 May 2015 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Device Drivers
Rank 516 517 474
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -43
Contract jobs citing Device Driver 63 45 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.092% 0.14%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.40% 0.29% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 16 16
Average daily rate
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£388 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £210 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £413 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+18.46% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 17 21
Average hourly rate £35.00 £40.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.58% +8.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +10.34%
Device Driver
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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
15637 15569 13403
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 30.89% 31.78% 31.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 9740 9813 8201
Average daily rate £425 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 581 619 569
Average hourly rate £18.50 £21.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.90% -16.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.91 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £22.66
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -0.70%

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 6 May 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Device Driver across the England region over the 3 months to 6 May 2015.

Device Driver Hourly Rate Histogram 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 6 May 2015. 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 -2 21 £390 +30.00% 11
London -7 14 £384 +18.07% 2
East of England +9 10 £345 -31.00% 9
South West +10 7 £480 +47.69% 2
North West - 5 - - 1
West Midlands -11 4 £300 +233.33% 2
Yorkshire -10 1 £100 -
North East - 1 - -
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Device Driver
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 65 (58.04%) Linux
2 49 (43.75%) TCP/IP
3 44 (39.29%) C
4 42 (37.50%) Windows
5 37 (33.04%) Software Engineering
6 31 (27.68%) VMware
7 28 (25.00%) Python
7 28 (25.00%) Perl
8 26 (23.21%) DNS
8 26 (23.21%) Subversion
9 25 (22.32%) Shell Script
10 24 (21.43%) C++
10 24 (21.43%) Bash Shell
11 23 (20.54%) Jenkins
11 23 (20.54%) Firewall
12 22 (19.64%) Ruby
13 21 (18.75%) Ubuntu
13 21 (18.75%) Security Cleared
13 21 (18.75%) CentOS
13 21 (18.75%) Cobbler
13 21 (18.75%) MCollective
13 21 (18.75%) Relational Database
13 21 (18.75%) DevOps
13 21 (18.75%) Puppet
13 21 (18.75%) MongoDB
13 21 (18.75%) Apache Cassandra
13 21 (18.75%) NoSQL
13 21 (18.75%) Clustering
13 21 (18.75%) MySQL
13 21 (18.75%) Oracle

Device Driver
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 15 (13.39%) OpenStack
1 15 (13.39%) Cloud Foundry
2 2 (1.79%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.79%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (0.89%) Node.js
Applications
1 3 (2.68%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.79%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 15 (13.39%) Amazon AWS
1 15 (13.39%) Heroku
1 15 (13.39%) Engine Yard
2 11 (9.82%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 49 (43.75%) TCP/IP
2 26 (23.21%) DNS
3 23 (20.54%) Firewall
4 19 (16.96%) VLAN
5 18 (16.07%) SSL
6 15 (13.39%) HTTP
7 8 (7.14%) Internet
7 8 (7.14%) RTP
8 7 (6.25%) SAN
8 7 (6.25%) iSCSI
8 7 (6.25%) VPN
8 7 (6.25%) SNMP
8 7 (6.25%) DHCP
8 7 (6.25%) FCoE
8 7 (6.25%) Fibre Channel
9 6 (5.36%) ZigBee
10 5 (4.46%) Ethernet
10 5 (4.46%) FTP
10 5 (4.46%) 802.15
10 5 (4.46%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (18.75%) MySQL
1 21 (18.75%) RDBMS
1 21 (18.75%) MongoDB
1 21 (18.75%) Apache Cassandra
1 21 (18.75%) NoSQL
1 21 (18.75%) Relational Database
2 5 (4.46%) SQLite
3 2 (1.79%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 26 (23.21%) Subversion
2 23 (20.54%) Jenkins
3 8 (7.14%) Git (software)
4 7 (6.25%) Visual Studio
5 3 (2.68%) GCC
6 1 (0.89%) SCons
6 1 (0.89%) Robot Framework
6 1 (0.89%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.89%) TortoiseSVN
6 1 (0.89%) Valgrind
General
1 8 (7.14%) Electronics
2 6 (5.36%) Automotive
3 4 (3.57%) Finance
3 4 (3.57%) German Language
4 3 (2.68%) Banking
5 1 (0.89%) Avionics
5 1 (0.89%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.89%) Military
5 1 (0.89%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (22.32%) Software Engineer
2 20 (17.86%) DevOps Engineer
3 19 (16.96%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 18 (16.07%) Developer
5 10 (8.93%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 9 (8.04%) Software Developer
7 8 (7.14%) Analyst
7 8 (7.14%) Embedded Software Developer
8 7 (6.25%) Service Desk Analyst
8 7 (6.25%) 1st Line Support
8 7 (6.25%) Service Analyst
9 5 (4.46%) Test Specialist
9 5 (4.46%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 4 (3.57%) Linux Engineer
11 3 (2.68%) Architect
11 3 (2.68%) Embedded Linux Engineer
12 2 (1.79%) IT Support
12 2 (1.79%) Platform Architect
12 2 (1.79%) Test Engineer
12 2 (1.79%) Build Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (18.75%) MCollective
2 20 (17.86%) Web Services
3 7 (6.25%) HTML
4 6 (5.36%) XML
5 5 (4.46%) .NET
5 5 (4.46%) .NET Framework
5 5 (4.46%) JSON
5 5 (4.46%) WCF
5 5 (4.46%) .NET Compact Framework
6 2 (1.79%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 2 (1.79%) Application Packaging
6 2 (1.79%) Flash
7 1 (0.89%) OpenGL
7 1 (0.89%) Ruby on Rails
7 1 (0.89%) STL
7 1 (0.89%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 21 (18.75%) Clustering
2 10 (8.93%) Computer Science
3 5 (4.46%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (3.57%) STB
5 3 (2.68%) MPEG
5 3 (2.68%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 3 (2.68%) Embedded Systems
5 3 (2.68%) Streaming Video
6 2 (1.79%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.79%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.79%) EMV
6 2 (1.79%) Smartcard
6 2 (1.79%) DTV
7 1 (0.89%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.89%) 3D Graphics
7 1 (0.89%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.89%) SecurID
7 1 (0.89%) GPGPU
7 1 (0.89%) IPTV
7 1 (0.89%) CAN bus
Operating Systems
1 65 (58.04%) Linux
2 42 (37.50%) Windows
3 21 (18.75%) Ubuntu
3 21 (18.75%) CentOS
4 20 (17.86%) Embedded Linux
5 8 (7.14%) FreeBSD
6 7 (6.25%) AIX
7 6 (5.36%) Windows CE
8 5 (4.46%) Android
9 4 (3.57%) Windows 7
10 3 (2.68%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.79%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.89%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.89%) VxWorks
12 1 (0.89%) ThreadX
12 1 (0.89%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.89%) Nucleus RTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (33.04%) Software Engineering
2 21 (18.75%) DevOps
3 19 (16.96%) Load Balancing
3 19 (16.96%) Release Management
4 16 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (9.82%) Multithreading
6 8 (7.14%) Software Testing
6 8 (7.14%) ITIL
6 8 (7.14%) Benchmarking
7 7 (6.25%) Performance Testing
8 6 (5.36%) Incident Management
8 6 (5.36%) Capacity Planning
8 6 (5.36%) Configuration Management
8 6 (5.36%) Root Cause Analysis
9 5 (4.46%) Software Delivery
10 4 (3.57%) Android Development
10 4 (3.57%) OO
10 4 (3.57%) Validation
10 4 (3.57%) Migration
10 4 (3.57%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 44 (39.29%) C
2 28 (25.00%) Python
2 28 (25.00%) Perl
3 25 (22.32%) Shell Script
4 24 (21.43%) Bash Shell
4 24 (21.43%) C++
5 22 (19.64%) Ruby
6 19 (16.96%) Korn
7 18 (16.07%) Embedded C
8 9 (8.04%) Embedded C++
9 7 (6.25%) Java
9 7 (6.25%) C#
10 2 (1.79%) JavaScript
10 2 (1.79%) Assembly Language
10 2 (1.79%) SQL
11 1 (0.89%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.89%) GLSL
Qualifications
1 21 (18.75%) Security Cleared
2 15 (13.39%) SC Cleared
3 6 (5.36%) DV Cleared
4 3 (2.68%) Degree
5 1 (0.89%) MCSA
5 1 (0.89%) CCNP
5 1 (0.89%) CISSP
5 1 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.89%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (16.96%) QA
2 7 (6.25%) SLA
3 2 (1.79%) ISO 8583
3 2 (1.79%) IEC 61508
4 1 (0.89%) DO-178B
4 1 (0.89%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.89%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (10.71%) Firmware
2 9 (8.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.57%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.79%) iptables
5 1 (0.89%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.89%) Xen
Systems Management
1 21 (18.75%) Puppet
1 21 (18.75%) Cobbler
2 15 (13.39%) Nagios
3 13 (11.61%) collectd
4 6 (5.36%) SCCM
5 5 (4.46%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (1.79%) SELinux
Vendors
1 31 (27.68%) VMware
2 21 (18.75%) Red Hat
2 21 (18.75%) Oracle
3 11 (9.82%) Microsoft
4 7 (6.25%) Veritas
5 5 (4.46%) Assembla
6 4 (3.57%) Akamai
6 4 (3.57%) IBM
7 1 (0.89%) Cisco
7 1 (0.89%) HP
7 1 (0.89%) Avaya
7 1 (0.89%) CA
7 1 (0.89%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.89%) Remedy
7 1 (0.89%) Sophos
7 1 (0.89%) Perforce
7 1 (0.89%) Green Hills
7 1 (0.89%) Fortinet
7 1 (0.89%) Tufin
7 1 (0.89%) F5
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