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 15 September 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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Device Drivers
Rank 533 531 509
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -22
Contract jobs citing Device Driver 36 40 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.069% 0.083% 0.14%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.22% 0.26% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 6 13
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£350 £313 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +19.04%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £263
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 14 44
Average hourly rate £43.00 £37.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.66% -6.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £35.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+21.12% -8.97%
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
16175 15201 16502
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 31.12% 31.43% 30.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 9963 9543 9754
Average daily rate £413 £420 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.78% +2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 680 592 808
Average hourly rate £18.52 £18.65 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.72% -25.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £43.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -36.36%

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 15 September 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 15 September 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 -7 18 £345 - 9
South West - 7 £313 - 6
London -1 4 £375 -6.25% 1
East of England -30 4 £400 - 19
East Midlands +4 2 £213 - 1
West Midlands - 1 - -
Device Driver
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Device Driver
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 60 (64.52%) C
2 57 (61.29%) Software Engineering
3 49 (52.69%) Linux
4 40 (43.01%) C++
5 28 (30.11%) Embedded Linux
6 26 (27.96%) Embedded C
7 20 (21.51%) TCP/IP
8 17 (18.28%) Security Cleared
9 15 (16.13%) Embedded C++
10 14 (15.05%) Windows
11 12 (12.90%) SC Cleared
12 11 (11.83%) Embedded Systems
12 11 (11.83%) Python
12 11 (11.83%) Firmware
13 10 (10.75%) HP
13 10 (10.75%) Intel
13 10 (10.75%) Android
13 10 (10.75%) Agile Software Development
14 9 (9.68%) SCCM
14 9 (9.68%) Multithreading
14 9 (9.68%) Electronics
15 8 (8.60%) Validation
15 8 (8.60%) Degree
15 8 (8.60%) Embedded Software Development
16 7 (7.53%) Enterprise Software
16 7 (7.53%) Git (software)
16 7 (7.53%) JIRA
16 7 (7.53%) Wireless
16 7 (7.53%) OpenView Configuration Management
16 7 (7.53%) VxWorks

Device Driver
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 (2.15%) WebLogic
1 2 (2.15%) IIS
1 2 (2.15%) Apache
1 2 (2.15%) SharePoint
1 2 (2.15%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.08%) nginx
2 1 (1.08%) Confluence
2 1 (1.08%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (2.15%) MS Office
1 2 (2.15%) MS Excel
1 2 (2.15%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.08%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 20 (21.51%) TCP/IP
2 7 (7.53%) SNMP
2 7 (7.53%) SSL
2 7 (7.53%) Bluetooth
2 7 (7.53%) Wireless
3 6 (6.45%) ZigBee
3 6 (6.45%) 3G
3 6 (6.45%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (4.30%) Firewall
4 4 (4.30%) DNS
5 3 (3.23%) SAN
5 3 (3.23%) Internet
5 3 (3.23%) Ethernet
5 3 (3.23%) GSM
5 3 (3.23%) LTE
6 2 (2.15%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (2.15%) 2G
6 2 (2.15%) Wireshark
6 2 (2.15%) DVB
6 2 (2.15%) RTCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.15%) MySQL
1 2 (2.15%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.08%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 7 (7.53%) JIRA
1 7 (7.53%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.23%) Mercurial
2 3 (3.23%) Automake
2 3 (3.23%) Subversion
3 2 (2.15%) GDB
3 2 (2.15%) Selenium
3 2 (2.15%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.08%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.08%) MSI
4 1 (1.08%) WebDriver
4 1 (1.08%) GNU Toolchain
4 1 (1.08%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.08%) Trac
4 1 (1.08%) NeoLoad
4 1 (1.08%) LoadUI
General
1 9 (9.68%) Electronics
2 5 (5.38%) Marketing
3 4 (4.30%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.30%) Automotive
4 3 (3.23%) Military
4 3 (3.23%) Avionics
5 2 (2.15%) Multimedia
5 2 (2.15%) Local Government
6 1 (1.08%) Banking
6 1 (1.08%) Finance
6 1 (1.08%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 49 (52.69%) Software Engineer
2 19 (20.43%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 8 (8.60%) Senior Software Engineer
4 7 (7.53%) Build Engineer
5 5 (5.38%) Linux Engineer
5 5 (5.38%) Principle Engineer
5 5 (5.38%) Developer
5 5 (5.38%) Architect
6 3 (3.23%) Senior Developer
6 3 (3.23%) Technical Leader
7 2 (2.15%) Server Engineer
7 2 (2.15%) Real Time Software Engineer
7 2 (2.15%) Real Time Engineer
7 2 (2.15%) Software Developer
7 2 (2.15%) Project Manager
7 2 (2.15%) Analyst
7 2 (2.15%) Test Analyst
7 2 (2.15%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
7 2 (2.15%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
8 1 (1.08%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.45%) Middleware
2 5 (5.38%) .NET
3 3 (3.23%) Flash
3 3 (3.23%) wxWidgets
3 3 (3.23%) OpenCL
3 3 (3.23%) DirectCompute
4 2 (2.15%) J2ME
4 2 (2.15%) WAP
4 2 (2.15%) J2EE
4 2 (2.15%) ASP.NET
4 2 (2.15%) JDBC
4 2 (2.15%) SyncML
4 2 (2.15%) Application Packaging
4 2 (2.15%) HTML
4 2 (2.15%) KML
5 1 (1.08%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (1.08%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (1.08%) JSON
5 1 (1.08%) Web Services
5 1 (1.08%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.83%) Firmware
1 11 (11.83%) Embedded Systems
2 7 (7.53%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (5.38%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.38%) Smart Meter
4 4 (4.30%) STB
5 3 (3.23%) VHDL
5 3 (3.23%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.23%) CUDA
5 3 (3.23%) DTV
6 2 (2.15%) GIS
6 2 (2.15%) Handset
6 2 (2.15%) 3D Graphics
6 2 (2.15%) Blackberry
6 2 (2.15%) Client/Server
6 2 (2.15%) N-Tier
6 2 (2.15%) MPEG
6 2 (2.15%) Cryptography
7 1 (1.08%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (1.08%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 49 (52.69%) Linux
2 28 (30.11%) Embedded Linux
3 14 (15.05%) Windows
4 10 (10.75%) Android
5 7 (7.53%) VxWorks
6 4 (4.30%) UNIX
6 4 (4.30%) Nucleus RTOS
6 4 (4.30%) Apple iOS
7 3 (3.23%) Debian
7 3 (3.23%) Windows 7
8 2 (2.15%) Windows Phone
8 2 (2.15%) Windows CE
8 2 (2.15%) ThreadX
9 1 (1.08%) AIX
9 1 (1.08%) Solaris
9 1 (1.08%) FreeBSD
9 1 (1.08%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.08%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (61.29%) Software Engineering
2 10 (10.75%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (9.68%) Multithreading
4 8 (8.60%) Validation
4 8 (8.60%) Embedded Software Development
5 5 (5.38%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (5.38%) Software Testing
6 4 (4.30%) Test Automation
6 4 (4.30%) Regression Testing
7 3 (3.23%) Project Management
7 3 (3.23%) TDD
7 3 (3.23%) ITIL
7 3 (3.23%) Scrum
8 2 (2.15%) Change Control
8 2 (2.15%) Coaching
8 2 (2.15%) Service Desk Management
8 2 (2.15%) UML
8 2 (2.15%) OO
8 2 (2.15%) Code Coverage
8 2 (2.15%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 60 (64.52%) C
2 40 (43.01%) C++
3 26 (27.96%) Embedded C
4 15 (16.13%) Embedded C++
5 11 (11.83%) Python
6 6 (6.45%) Java
6 6 (6.45%) SQL
7 4 (4.30%) VBScript
8 3 (3.23%) VB
8 3 (3.23%) Perl
8 3 (3.23%) PowerShell
8 3 (3.23%) Bash Shell
8 3 (3.23%) Assembly Language
9 2 (2.15%) VC++
9 2 (2.15%) JavaScript
9 2 (2.15%) C#
10 1 (1.08%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.08%) AWK
10 1 (1.08%) Ruby
10 1 (1.08%) sed
Qualifications
1 17 (18.28%) Security Cleared
2 12 (12.90%) SC Cleared
3 8 (8.60%) Degree
4 3 (3.23%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.15%) CCNA
5 2 (2.15%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.08%) PMP
6 1 (1.08%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.08%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (1.08%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.08%) ISEB
6 1 (1.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.08%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.23%) QA
1 3 (3.23%) DO-178B
2 2 (2.15%) JTAG
3 1 (1.08%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.15%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.15%) ISA Server
2 2 (2.15%) vSphere
3 1 (1.08%) Samba
3 1 (1.08%) qmail
Systems Management
1 9 (9.68%) SCCM
2 7 (7.53%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (2.15%) AppManager
3 2 (2.15%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.08%) WMI
4 1 (1.08%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 10 (10.75%) HP
1 10 (10.75%) Intel
2 4 (4.30%) Oracle
2 4 (4.30%) Cisco
2 4 (4.30%) QNX
3 3 (3.23%) VMware
3 3 (3.23%) Green Hills
4 2 (2.15%) LANDesk
4 2 (2.15%) AppSense
4 2 (2.15%) ESRI
4 2 (2.15%) Open Text
4 2 (2.15%) Wind River
4 2 (2.15%) SolarWinds
4 2 (2.15%) Aruba
4 2 (2.15%) 3PAR
4 2 (2.15%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.15%) Compaq
4 2 (2.15%) Apple
4 2 (2.15%) Mapinfo
5 1 (1.08%) Veritas
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