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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Device Drivers
Rank 511 536 460
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -76
Contract jobs citing Device Driver 61 27 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.057% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.41% 0.18% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 12 16
Average daily rate
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£378 £275 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.27% -21.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £275 £350
% change year-on-year
+24.99% -21.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 18
Average hourly rate £35.00 £39.50 £36.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.39% +8.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.70 £22.80 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.20 £40.60 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
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
14780 14978 13086
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 30.40% 31.67% 31.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 9125 9334 8055
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 £250 £240 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 582 610 676
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -17.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.91%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 27 March 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 -13 23 £371 - 12
London +14 21 £388 +19.23% 5
East of England +5 6 £390 +41.81% 13
West Midlands -4 3 £200 +122.22% 1
South West -5 3 £350 +7.69% 4
North West - 3 £275 -
East Midlands - - - - 2
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Device Driver
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 61 (61.62%) Linux
2 44 (44.44%) C
3 41 (41.41%) TCP/IP
4 35 (35.35%) Software Engineering
5 30 (30.30%) VMware
6 29 (29.29%) Bash Shell
7 27 (27.27%) Firewall
7 27 (27.27%) Windows
7 27 (27.27%) Python
8 25 (25.25%) Perl
9 24 (24.24%) Shell Script
9 24 (24.24%) Subversion
10 23 (23.23%) Jenkins
10 23 (23.23%) Embedded Linux
11 22 (22.22%) Ruby
12 21 (21.21%) Ubuntu
12 21 (21.21%) CentOS
12 21 (21.21%) MCollective
12 21 (21.21%) Relational Database
12 21 (21.21%) DevOps
12 21 (21.21%) Puppet
12 21 (21.21%) MongoDB
12 21 (21.21%) Apache Cassandra
12 21 (21.21%) NoSQL
12 21 (21.21%) Cobbler
12 21 (21.21%) Clustering
12 21 (21.21%) MySQL
12 21 (21.21%) Oracle
12 21 (21.21%) DNS
12 21 (21.21%) RDBMS

Device Driver
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (15.15%) OpenStack
1 15 (15.15%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (1.01%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.01%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.01%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (2.02%) MS Office
1 2 (2.02%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 15 (15.15%) Amazon AWS
1 15 (15.15%) Heroku
1 15 (15.15%) Engine Yard
2 11 (11.11%) PaaS
3 1 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 41 (41.41%) TCP/IP
2 27 (27.27%) Firewall
3 21 (21.21%) DNS
4 19 (19.19%) VLAN
5 16 (16.16%) SSL
6 12 (12.12%) HTTP
7 7 (7.07%) SNMP
7 7 (7.07%) RTP
8 5 (5.05%) ZigBee
8 5 (5.05%) VPN
9 4 (4.04%) SAN
9 4 (4.04%) 802.15
9 4 (4.04%) FTP
9 4 (4.04%) OpenVPN
9 4 (4.04%) FCoE
9 4 (4.04%) Fibre Channel
9 4 (4.04%) Wireless
9 4 (4.04%) iSCSI
10 3 (3.03%) Ethernet
10 3 (3.03%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (21.21%) MySQL
1 21 (21.21%) RDBMS
1 21 (21.21%) MongoDB
1 21 (21.21%) Apache Cassandra
1 21 (21.21%) NoSQL
1 21 (21.21%) Relational Database
2 4 (4.04%) SQLite
3 1 (1.01%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 24 (24.24%) Subversion
2 23 (23.23%) Jenkins
3 7 (7.07%) Git (software)
4 4 (4.04%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.01%) Mercurial
5 1 (1.01%) Valgrind
5 1 (1.01%) GCC
General
1 6 (6.06%) Electronics
2 5 (5.05%) Automotive
3 4 (4.04%) Finance
4 3 (3.03%) German Language
4 3 (3.03%) Avionics
5 2 (2.02%) Aerospace
5 2 (2.02%) Banking
6 1 (1.01%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.01%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.01%) Military
Job Titles
1 28 (28.28%) Software Engineer
2 20 (20.20%) DevOps Engineer
3 19 (19.19%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 16 (16.16%) Developer
5 12 (12.12%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 7 (7.07%) Software Developer
7 6 (6.06%) Embedded Software Developer
8 5 (5.05%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 4 (4.04%) Linux Engineer
10 3 (3.03%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
10 3 (3.03%) Test Specialist
10 3 (3.03%) Analyst
10 3 (3.03%) Embedded Linux Engineer
10 3 (3.03%) Senior Software Engineer
11 2 (2.02%) Platform Architect
11 2 (2.02%) Build Engineer
11 2 (2.02%) Firmware Engineer
11 2 (2.02%) Architect
11 2 (2.02%) 1st Line Support
11 2 (2.02%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (21.21%) MCollective
2 19 (19.19%) Web Services
3 5 (5.05%) XML
4 4 (4.04%) .NET
4 4 (4.04%) WCF
4 4 (4.04%) .NET Framework
4 4 (4.04%) JSON
4 4 (4.04%) .NET Compact Framework
5 2 (2.02%) HTML
5 2 (2.02%) Middleware
6 1 (1.01%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (1.01%) STL
6 1 (1.01%) Flash
6 1 (1.01%) OpenGL
6 1 (1.01%) Application Packaging
6 1 (1.01%) wxWidgets
6 1 (1.01%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 1 (1.01%) GTK+
Miscellaneous
1 21 (21.21%) Clustering
2 10 (10.10%) Computer Science
3 5 (5.05%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (3.03%) Embedded Systems
4 3 (3.03%) STB
4 3 (3.03%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 2 (2.02%) MPEG
5 2 (2.02%) EMV
5 2 (2.02%) Smartcard
6 1 (1.01%) DTV
6 1 (1.01%) 3D Graphics
6 1 (1.01%) Streaming Video
6 1 (1.01%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.01%) SecurID
6 1 (1.01%) VHDL
6 1 (1.01%) Verilog
6 1 (1.01%) CAN bus
6 1 (1.01%) Mobile Computing
6 1 (1.01%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.01%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 61 (61.62%) Linux
2 27 (27.27%) Windows
3 23 (23.23%) Embedded Linux
4 21 (21.21%) CentOS
4 21 (21.21%) Ubuntu
5 7 (7.07%) FreeBSD
6 5 (5.05%) Windows CE
7 4 (4.04%) VxWorks
7 4 (4.04%) Nucleus RTOS
7 4 (4.04%) AIX
7 4 (4.04%) Windows 7
8 3 (3.03%) Android
9 2 (2.02%) Apple iOS
9 2 (2.02%) ThreadX
10 1 (1.01%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (35.35%) Software Engineering
2 21 (21.21%) DevOps
3 19 (19.19%) Load Balancing
3 19 (19.19%) Release Management
4 14 (14.14%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (9.09%) Multithreading
6 7 (7.07%) Benchmarking
7 6 (6.06%) Capacity Planning
7 6 (6.06%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (5.05%) Software Testing
9 4 (4.04%) Requirements Analysis
9 4 (4.04%) Performance Testing
9 4 (4.04%) System Testing
9 4 (4.04%) Configuration Management
9 4 (4.04%) UML
9 4 (4.04%) Validation
9 4 (4.04%) Migration
9 4 (4.04%) Cyber Security
10 3 (3.03%) Embedded Software Development
10 3 (3.03%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 44 (44.44%) C
2 29 (29.29%) Bash Shell
3 27 (27.27%) Python
4 25 (25.25%) Perl
5 24 (24.24%) Shell Script
6 22 (22.22%) Ruby
7 20 (20.20%) C++
8 19 (19.19%) Korn
9 18 (18.18%) Embedded C
10 7 (7.07%) Embedded C++
11 6 (6.06%) Java
12 4 (4.04%) C#
13 2 (2.02%) JavaScript
13 2 (2.02%) Assembly Language
13 2 (2.02%) SQL
14 1 (1.01%) VB
14 1 (1.01%) MATLAB
14 1 (1.01%) PowerShell
14 1 (1.01%) GLSL
Qualifications
1 18 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 10 (10.10%) DV Cleared
3 9 (9.09%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.02%) Degree
5 1 (1.01%) MCSA
5 1 (1.01%) CCNP
5 1 (1.01%) CISSP
5 1 (1.01%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.01%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (19.19%) QA
2 3 (3.03%) DO-178B
3 2 (2.02%) SLA
3 2 (2.02%) ISO 8583
4 1 (1.01%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.01%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 11 (11.11%) Firmware
2 9 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (7.07%) iptables
4 4 (4.04%) Xen
5 1 (1.01%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.01%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 21 (21.21%) Puppet
1 21 (21.21%) Cobbler
2 15 (15.15%) Nagios
3 13 (13.13%) collectd
4 7 (7.07%) SCCM
5 5 (5.05%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (2.02%) SELinux
7 1 (1.01%) Sysprep
7 1 (1.01%) WMI
Vendors
1 30 (30.30%) VMware
2 21 (21.21%) Red Hat
2 21 (21.21%) Oracle
3 7 (7.07%) Microsoft
4 4 (4.04%) Veritas
4 4 (4.04%) Akamai
4 4 (4.04%) Assembla
5 3 (3.03%) IBM
6 2 (2.02%) HP
7 1 (1.01%) Dell
7 1 (1.01%) CA
7 1 (1.01%) Cisco
7 1 (1.01%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.01%) Remedy
7 1 (1.01%) Perforce
7 1 (1.01%) Green Hills
7 1 (1.01%) Fortinet
7 1 (1.01%) Tufin
7 1 (1.01%) AlgoSec
7 1 (1.01%) F5
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