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 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Device Drivers
Rank 519 501 474
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -27
Contract jobs citing Device Driver 60 52 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.11% 0.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.39% 0.35% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 19 16
Average daily rate
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£384 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.07% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £210 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £405 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.41% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 15 16
Average hourly rate £34.50 £40.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.81% +8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £37.50 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.25 £42.80 £48.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £40.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-16.04% +8.00%
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
15252 15041 13642
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 31.00% 31.35% 32.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 9592 9527 8362
Average daily rate £425 £415 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% -2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £234 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £601 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 594 598 561
Average hourly rate £18.00 £21.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -11.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.83
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +3.06%

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 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 22 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 22 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 -10 21 £390 +23.80% 10
East of England +13 12 £345 -18.82% 14
London -12 10 £365 +12.30% 1
South West +8 7 £480 - 3
North West - 5 - -
West Midlands -7 3 £300 +233.33% 3
Yorkshire -14 1 £100 -
North East - 1 - - 1
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Device Driver
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 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 59 (54.13%) Linux
2 44 (40.37%) C
2 44 (40.37%) TCP/IP
3 43 (39.45%) Windows
4 39 (35.78%) Software Engineering
5 25 (22.94%) C++
6 24 (22.02%) VMware
7 23 (21.10%) Python
8 21 (19.27%) Perl
8 21 (19.27%) DNS
9 20 (18.35%) Subversion
9 20 (18.35%) Embedded Linux
9 20 (18.35%) Security Cleared
10 18 (16.51%) Shell Script
11 17 (15.60%) Embedded C
11 17 (15.60%) Firewall
11 17 (15.60%) Agile Software Development
11 17 (15.60%) Bash Shell
12 16 (14.68%) Jenkins
13 15 (13.76%) Ruby
13 15 (13.76%) SSL
13 15 (13.76%) HTTP
14 14 (12.84%) RDBMS
14 14 (12.84%) Red Hat
14 14 (12.84%) MySQL
14 14 (12.84%) Oracle
14 14 (12.84%) Clustering
14 14 (12.84%) Ubuntu
14 14 (12.84%) SC Cleared
14 14 (12.84%) CentOS

Device Driver
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 8 (7.34%) Cloud Foundry
1 8 (7.34%) OpenStack
2 3 (2.75%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.83%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.92%) Node.js
4 1 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2 (1.83%) MS Office
1 2 (1.83%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.34%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (7.34%) Heroku
1 8 (7.34%) Engine Yard
2 4 (3.67%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 44 (40.37%) TCP/IP
2 21 (19.27%) DNS
3 17 (15.60%) Firewall
4 15 (13.76%) SSL
4 15 (13.76%) HTTP
5 13 (11.93%) VLAN
6 8 (7.34%) RTP
7 7 (6.42%) SNMP
7 7 (6.42%) DHCP
7 7 (6.42%) Internet
7 7 (6.42%) SAN
7 7 (6.42%) FCoE
7 7 (6.42%) Fibre Channel
7 7 (6.42%) iSCSI
8 6 (5.50%) ZigBee
8 6 (5.50%) VPN
9 5 (4.59%) 802.15
9 5 (4.59%) FTP
9 5 (4.59%) OpenVPN
9 5 (4.59%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (12.84%) RDBMS
1 14 (12.84%) MySQL
1 14 (12.84%) Relational Database
1 14 (12.84%) MongoDB
1 14 (12.84%) Apache Cassandra
1 14 (12.84%) NoSQL
2 5 (4.59%) SQLite
3 3 (2.75%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 20 (18.35%) Subversion
2 16 (14.68%) Jenkins
3 9 (8.26%) Visual Studio
4 8 (7.34%) Git (software)
5 3 (2.75%) GCC
6 1 (0.92%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.92%) SCons
6 1 (0.92%) Valgrind
6 1 (0.92%) Robot Framework
6 1 (0.92%) TortoiseSVN
6 1 (0.92%) Mercurial
General
1 13 (11.93%) Electronics
2 9 (8.26%) Automotive
3 5 (4.59%) German Language
4 3 (2.75%) Banking
4 3 (2.75%) Finance
5 2 (1.83%) Avionics
6 1 (0.92%) Military
6 1 (0.92%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 27 (24.77%) Software Engineer
2 20 (18.35%) Developer
3 13 (11.93%) DevOps Engineer
4 12 (11.01%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 12 (11.01%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 10 (9.17%) Software Developer
6 9 (8.26%) Embedded Software Developer
7 8 (7.34%) Analyst
8 7 (6.42%) 1st Line Support
8 7 (6.42%) Service Analyst
8 7 (6.42%) Service Desk Analyst
9 5 (4.59%) Test Specialist
10 4 (3.67%) Linux Engineer
11 3 (2.75%) Test Engineer
11 3 (2.75%) Architect
11 3 (2.75%) Embedded Linux Engineer
12 2 (1.83%) C Developer
12 2 (1.83%) Build Engineer
12 2 (1.83%) IT Support
12 2 (1.83%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (12.84%) MCollective
2 13 (11.93%) Web Services
3 7 (6.42%) HTML
4 6 (5.50%) .NET
4 6 (5.50%) XML
5 5 (4.59%) .NET Compact Framework
5 5 (4.59%) WCF
5 5 (4.59%) .NET Framework
5 5 (4.59%) JSON
6 2 (1.83%) Application Packaging
6 2 (1.83%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 2 (1.83%) Flash
7 1 (0.92%) OpenGL
7 1 (0.92%) Middleware
7 1 (0.92%) STL
7 1 (0.92%) Qt
7 1 (0.92%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.84%) Clustering
2 6 (5.50%) Computer Science
3 5 (4.59%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (3.67%) STB
4 4 (3.67%) Embedded Systems
5 3 (2.75%) Streaming Video
5 3 (2.75%) MPEG
5 3 (2.75%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 2 (1.83%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.83%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.83%) EMV
6 2 (1.83%) DTV
6 2 (1.83%) Smartcard
7 1 (0.92%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.92%) 3D Graphics
7 1 (0.92%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.92%) CAN bus
7 1 (0.92%) Over-the-Top Content
7 1 (0.92%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.92%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 59 (54.13%) Linux
2 43 (39.45%) Windows
3 20 (18.35%) Embedded Linux
4 14 (12.84%) Ubuntu
4 14 (12.84%) CentOS
5 8 (7.34%) FreeBSD
6 7 (6.42%) AIX
6 7 (6.42%) Android
7 6 (5.50%) Windows CE
8 5 (4.59%) Apple iOS
9 4 (3.67%) Windows 7
10 2 (1.83%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.92%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.92%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (35.78%) Software Engineering
2 17 (15.60%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (12.84%) DevOps
4 13 (11.93%) Load Balancing
5 12 (11.01%) Release Management
6 11 (10.09%) Multithreading
7 9 (8.26%) Software Testing
8 8 (7.34%) Benchmarking
9 7 (6.42%) ITIL
9 7 (6.42%) Performance Testing
10 6 (5.50%) Incident Management
10 6 (5.50%) Android Development
10 6 (5.50%) Configuration Management
11 5 (4.59%) Validation
11 5 (4.59%) Migration
11 5 (4.59%) OO
11 5 (4.59%) Software Delivery
11 5 (4.59%) Requirements Analysis
12 4 (3.67%) System Testing
12 4 (3.67%) UML
Programming Languages
1 44 (40.37%) C
2 25 (22.94%) C++
3 23 (21.10%) Python
4 21 (19.27%) Perl
5 18 (16.51%) Shell Script
6 17 (15.60%) Embedded C
6 17 (15.60%) Bash Shell
7 15 (13.76%) Ruby
8 13 (11.93%) Korn
9 11 (10.09%) C#
10 9 (8.26%) Java
11 8 (7.34%) Embedded C++
12 3 (2.75%) Assembly Language
12 3 (2.75%) SQL
13 2 (1.83%) JavaScript
14 1 (0.92%) MATLAB
14 1 (0.92%) VB
14 1 (0.92%) GLSL
14 1 (0.92%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.92%) C++/CLI
Qualifications
1 20 (18.35%) Security Cleared
2 14 (12.84%) SC Cleared
3 6 (5.50%) DV Cleared
4 3 (2.75%) Degree
5 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.92%) A+ Certification
5 1 (0.92%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (11.93%) QA
2 7 (6.42%) SLA
3 4 (3.67%) IEC 61508
4 3 (2.75%) ISO 9001
5 2 (1.83%) ISO 8583
6 1 (0.92%) DO-178B
System Software
1 12 (11.01%) Firmware
2 9 (8.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.59%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.83%) iptables
5 1 (0.92%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.92%) Xen
Systems Management
1 14 (12.84%) Puppet
1 14 (12.84%) Cobbler
2 8 (7.34%) Nagios
3 7 (6.42%) collectd
4 6 (5.50%) SCCM
5 5 (4.59%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (1.83%) SELinux
Vendors
1 24 (22.02%) VMware
2 14 (12.84%) Red Hat
2 14 (12.84%) Oracle
3 12 (11.01%) Microsoft
4 7 (6.42%) Veritas
5 5 (4.59%) Assembla
6 4 (3.67%) IBM
7 3 (2.75%) Akamai
8 1 (0.92%) Perforce
8 1 (0.92%) Remedy
8 1 (0.92%) Sophos
8 1 (0.92%) HP
8 1 (0.92%) Avaya
8 1 (0.92%) Green Hills
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