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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Device Drivers
Rank 565 545 561
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +16
Contract jobs citing Device Driver 31 48 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.066% 0.10% 0.035%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.20% 0.32% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 26 6
Average daily rate £388 £400 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +45.45%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £347 £275
% change year-on-year
+7.91% +26.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 1
Average hourly rate £42.75 £35.00 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.14% -7.89%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £36.25 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+15.86% -7.05%
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
15327 14891 14927
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 32.48% 31.62% 32.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 10014 9364 9160
Average daily rate £425 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 614 641 629
Average hourly rate £21.40 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.88% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.15 £11.50 £11.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+35.71% -

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +9 10 £388 +11.51% 7
London -4 10 £420 -13.84% 2
South West +6 5 - - 2
East of England +5 4 £350 - 1
Yorkshire - 2 £175 - 2
Device Driver
UK

Device Driver
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 (61.22%) Linux
2 59 (60.20%) C
3 45 (45.92%) C++
4 34 (34.69%) Software Engineering
5 29 (29.59%) Windows
6 24 (24.49%) Python
7 20 (20.41%) Embedded C
7 20 (20.41%) Agile Software Development
8 19 (19.39%) Embedded Linux
9 16 (16.33%) Microsoft
9 16 (16.33%) Android
10 15 (15.31%) Degree
10 15 (15.31%) Middleware
10 15 (15.31%) Embedded Systems
11 14 (14.29%) Software Testing
12 12 (12.24%) Computer Science
12 12 (12.24%) STB
12 12 (12.24%) PowerShell
12 12 (12.24%) SCCM
12 12 (12.24%) Telecoms
13 11 (11.22%) Active Directory
13 11 (11.22%) TCP/IP
13 11 (11.22%) OO
13 11 (11.22%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 11 (11.22%) Analytical Skills
14 10 (10.20%) Windows 8
14 10 (10.20%) Integration Testing
14 10 (10.20%) Qt
14 10 (10.20%) Windows XP
14 10 (10.20%) Configuration Management

Device Driver
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 (2.04%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (1.02%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (4.08%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.04%) MS Office
2 2 (2.04%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (2.04%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.02%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 11 (11.22%) TCP/IP
2 8 (8.16%) DNS
3 6 (6.12%) DHCP
3 6 (6.12%) DVB
3 6 (6.12%) Ethernet
3 6 (6.12%) Internet
3 6 (6.12%) Remote Desktop
3 6 (6.12%) Wireless
4 5 (5.10%) Broadband
4 5 (5.10%) HTTP
4 5 (5.10%) Modbus
4 5 (5.10%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (4.08%) SAN
5 4 (4.08%) WAN
6 3 (3.06%) LAN
6 3 (3.06%) SMS
7 2 (2.04%) Firewall
7 2 (2.04%) iSCSI
7 2 (2.04%) LTE
7 2 (2.04%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.04%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.02%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (8.16%) JIRA
1 8 (8.16%) Subversion
2 6 (6.12%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.04%) Cucumber
3 2 (2.04%) Hudson
3 2 (2.04%) QADirector
3 2 (2.04%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (2.04%) Selenium
3 2 (2.04%) VectorCAST
3 2 (2.04%) WebDriver
4 1 (1.02%) Android Studio
4 1 (1.02%) Ant
4 1 (1.02%) Appium
4 1 (1.02%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.02%) GCC
4 1 (1.02%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.02%) JMeter
4 1 (1.02%) TortoiseSVN
4 1 (1.02%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.02%) WATIR
General
1 12 (12.24%) Telecoms
2 9 (9.18%) Electronics
3 6 (6.12%) Finance
4 5 (5.10%) Avionics
5 3 (3.06%) Aerospace
5 3 (3.06%) Automotive
5 3 (3.06%) Marketing
6 1 (1.02%) Advertising
6 1 (1.02%) Banking
Job Titles
1 29 (29.59%) Software Engineer
2 17 (17.35%) Developer
2 17 (17.35%) Embedded Engineer
3 14 (14.29%) Linux Engineer
4 11 (11.22%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 10 (10.20%) Analyst
6 8 (8.16%) Embedded Developer
7 7 (7.14%) Service Analyst
8 6 (6.12%) C Developer
8 6 (6.12%) C++ Developer
8 6 (6.12%) Embedded Linux Engineer
8 6 (6.12%) Software Developer
9 5 (5.10%) C/C++ Developer
9 5 (5.10%) Desktop Engineer
9 5 (5.10%) Senior Software Engineer
9 5 (5.10%) Test Engineer
10 4 (4.08%) 1st Line Support
10 4 (4.08%) C++ Software Engineer
10 4 (4.08%) Embedded Software Developer
10 4 (4.08%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (15.31%) Middleware
2 10 (10.20%) Qt
3 5 (5.10%) HTML
3 5 (5.10%) JSON
3 5 (5.10%) RESTful
4 4 (4.08%) OpenGL
5 2 (2.04%) Android SDK
5 2 (2.04%) CSS
5 2 (2.04%) Dalvik
6 1 (1.02%) .NET
6 1 (1.02%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.02%) HTML5
6 1 (1.02%) OpenCL
6 1 (1.02%) WDF
6 1 (1.02%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 15 (15.31%) Embedded Systems
2 12 (12.24%) Computer Science
2 12 (12.24%) STB
3 11 (11.22%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (11.22%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 8 (8.16%) DTV
5 4 (4.08%) User Experience
5 4 (4.08%) VHDL
6 3 (3.06%) Handset
6 3 (3.06%) Mathematics
7 2 (2.04%) Blackberry
7 2 (2.04%) CAN bus
7 2 (2.04%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.04%) Replication
7 2 (2.04%) Wiki
8 1 (1.02%) Data Centre
8 1 (1.02%) Digital Media
8 1 (1.02%) IPTV
8 1 (1.02%) Smartphone
8 1 (1.02%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 60 (61.22%) Linux
2 29 (29.59%) Windows
3 19 (19.39%) Embedded Linux
4 16 (16.33%) Android
5 10 (10.20%) Windows 8
5 10 (10.20%) Windows XP
6 9 (9.18%) Windows 7
7 7 (7.14%) Ubuntu
8 6 (6.12%) FreeBSD
8 6 (6.12%) Mac OS X
9 5 (5.10%) NetBSD
9 5 (5.10%) OpenBSD
10 3 (3.06%) Nucleus RTOS
10 3 (3.06%) VxWorks
10 3 (3.06%) Windows Server
11 2 (2.04%) AIX
11 2 (2.04%) Unix
12 1 (1.02%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (34.69%) Software Engineering
2 20 (20.41%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (14.29%) Software Testing
4 11 (11.22%) OO
5 10 (10.20%) Configuration Management
5 10 (10.20%) Integration Testing
6 9 (9.18%) Multithreading
7 8 (8.16%) ITIL
7 8 (8.16%) Test Automation
8 7 (7.14%) Android Development
9 6 (6.12%) Application Packaging
9 6 (6.12%) Migration
10 5 (5.10%) API Development
10 5 (5.10%) Change Management
10 5 (5.10%) Functional Testing
10 5 (5.10%) Non-Functional Testing
10 5 (5.10%) Software Architecture
10 5 (5.10%) Test Scripting
11 4 (4.08%) Low Latency
11 4 (4.08%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 59 (60.20%) C
2 45 (45.92%) C++
3 24 (24.49%) Python
4 20 (20.41%) Embedded C
5 12 (12.24%) PowerShell
6 9 (9.18%) Embedded C++
7 8 (8.16%) VBScript
8 6 (6.12%) C#
8 6 (6.12%) Java
9 4 (4.08%) Objective-C
9 4 (4.08%) Perl
9 4 (4.08%) SQL
10 3 (3.06%) JavaScript
11 2 (2.04%) ANSI C
11 2 (2.04%) VB
12 1 (1.02%) GLSL
12 1 (1.02%) PHP
12 1 (1.02%) Ruby
12 1 (1.02%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 15 (15.31%) Degree
2 6 (6.12%) SC Cleared
2 6 (6.12%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.06%) ACCA
3 3 (3.06%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (3.06%) CIMA
4 2 (2.04%) MCSE
4 2 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.12%) MISRA
2 4 (4.08%) QA
2 4 (4.08%) SLA
3 3 (3.06%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (3.06%) DO-178B
3 3 (3.06%) JTAG
3 3 (3.06%) MISRA C
4 2 (2.04%) ISO 9001
5 1 (1.02%) ISO26262
System Software
1 11 (11.22%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.08%) Firmware
2 4 (4.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.06%) LXC
4 2 (2.04%) ISA Server
4 2 (2.04%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.02%) iptables
5 1 (1.02%) KVM
5 1 (1.02%) vSphere
5 1 (1.02%) Xen
Systems Management
1 12 (12.24%) SCCM
2 6 (6.12%) WSUS
3 2 (2.04%) AppManager
3 2 (2.04%) Backup Exec
3 2 (2.04%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.02%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 16 (16.33%) Microsoft
2 8 (8.16%) HP
2 8 (8.16%) LANDesk
3 4 (4.08%) VMware
4 3 (3.06%) Altera
5 2 (2.04%) Altiris
5 2 (2.04%) Aruba
5 2 (2.04%) Cisco
5 2 (2.04%) Equitrac
5 2 (2.04%) Intel Security
5 2 (2.04%) OpenText
5 2 (2.04%) Oracle
5 2 (2.04%) Perforce
5 2 (2.04%) SolarWinds
5 2 (2.04%) Veritas
6 1 (1.02%) Aastra
6 1 (1.02%) AppSense
6 1 (1.02%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.02%) Compaq
6 1 (1.02%) IBM
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