The first 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the England region.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Device Drivers
Rank 518 508 501
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -7
Contract jobs citing Device Driver 46 40 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.093% 0.086% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.36% 0.32% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 10 15
Average daily rate
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£350 £313 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +19.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £295 £114
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £408 £309
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £263
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 13 37
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.70 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.80 £47.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+12.67% -11.25%
Miscellaneous Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
12723 12552 13334
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 25.77% 27.01% 25.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 7801 7739 7817
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £239 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £601
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £337
% change year-on-year
- +4.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 515 554 706
Average hourly rate £20.16 £22.50 £25.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.40% -10.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.26
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £43.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+2.43% -25.45%
Device Driver
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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 24 July 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 24 July 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 -5 19 £338 -3.57% 4
East of England -12 12 £410 - 23
South West - 7 - - 6
London -2 5 £300 -25.00% 5
East Midlands - 1 £350 - 1
North West - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - -
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Device Driver
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 52 (62.65%) C
2 48 (57.83%) Software Engineering
3 47 (56.63%) Linux
4 35 (42.17%) C++
5 27 (32.53%) Embedded Linux
6 18 (21.69%) Embedded C
7 15 (18.07%) Windows
8 14 (16.87%) TCP/IP
9 13 (15.66%) Android
9 13 (15.66%) Embedded Systems
10 11 (13.25%) Intel
11 10 (12.05%) Python
12 9 (10.84%) Electronics
12 9 (10.84%) Degree
12 9 (10.84%) Security Cleared
13 8 (9.64%) Embedded C++
13 8 (9.64%) Java
14 7 (8.43%) Wireless
14 7 (8.43%) Firmware
14 7 (8.43%) Multithreading
14 7 (8.43%) Embedded Software Development
14 7 (8.43%) Git (software)
15 6 (7.23%) SC Cleared
15 6 (7.23%) JIRA
15 6 (7.23%) Computer Science
15 6 (7.23%) STB
15 6 (7.23%) Software Testing
15 6 (7.23%) 3G
15 6 (7.23%) .NET
15 6 (7.23%) Bluetooth

Device Driver
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 (2.41%) WebSphere
1 2 (2.41%) Apache
1 2 (2.41%) SharePoint
1 2 (2.41%) WebLogic
1 2 (2.41%) IIS
2 1 (1.20%) SAS
2 1 (1.20%) nginx
2 1 (1.20%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (2.41%) MS Visio
1 2 (2.41%) MS Excel
1 2 (2.41%) MS Office
2 1 (1.20%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 14 (16.87%) TCP/IP
2 7 (8.43%) Wireless
3 6 (7.23%) 3G
3 6 (7.23%) Bluetooth
4 5 (6.02%) ZigBee
5 4 (4.82%) Firewall
5 4 (4.82%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (4.82%) DNS
6 3 (3.61%) SSL
6 3 (3.61%) GSM
6 3 (3.61%) DHCP
6 3 (3.61%) Internet
6 3 (3.61%) SNMP
6 3 (3.61%) LTE
7 2 (2.41%) Wireshark
7 2 (2.41%) HSPA
7 2 (2.41%) 2G
7 2 (2.41%) DVB
7 2 (2.41%) RTCP
7 2 (2.41%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.41%) MySQL
1 2 (2.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.20%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 7 (8.43%) Git (software)
2 6 (7.23%) JIRA
3 3 (3.61%) Mercurial
3 3 (3.61%) Automake
4 2 (2.41%) Subversion
4 2 (2.41%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.20%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.20%) GNU Toolchain
5 1 (1.20%) GDB
5 1 (1.20%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.20%) LLVM
5 1 (1.20%) Bazaar
5 1 (1.20%) Trac
5 1 (1.20%) NeoLoad
5 1 (1.20%) LoadUI
5 1 (1.20%) Selenium
General
1 9 (10.84%) Electronics
2 5 (6.02%) Marketing
3 3 (3.61%) Military
3 3 (3.61%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.41%) Multimedia
4 2 (2.41%) Local Government
4 2 (2.41%) Avionics
4 2 (2.41%) Automotive
5 1 (1.20%) Finance
5 1 (1.20%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.20%) Banking
Job Titles
1 43 (51.81%) Software Engineer
2 11 (13.25%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 9 (10.84%) Developer
4 6 (7.23%) Senior Software Engineer
5 5 (6.02%) Architect
5 5 (6.02%) Linux Engineer
6 4 (4.82%) Principle Engineer
7 3 (3.61%) Senior Developer
7 3 (3.61%) Build Engineer
7 3 (3.61%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
7 3 (3.61%) Technical Leader
8 2 (2.41%) Embedded C Developer
8 2 (2.41%) C Developer
8 2 (2.41%) Real Time Software Engineer
8 2 (2.41%) Real Time Engineer
8 2 (2.41%) Server Engineer
8 2 (2.41%) Software Developer
8 2 (2.41%) Project Manager
9 1 (1.20%) Author
9 1 (1.20%) Technical Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.23%) .NET
2 5 (6.02%) OpenCL
3 4 (4.82%) Middleware
3 4 (4.82%) OpenGL
4 3 (3.61%) Qt
4 3 (3.61%) DirectCompute
4 3 (3.61%) OpenGL ES
5 2 (2.41%) KML
5 2 (2.41%) SyncML
5 2 (2.41%) WAP
5 2 (2.41%) J2EE
5 2 (2.41%) Flash
5 2 (2.41%) J2ME
5 2 (2.41%) HTML
5 2 (2.41%) ASP.NET
5 2 (2.41%) JDBC
6 1 (1.20%) Web Services
6 1 (1.20%) POSIX
6 1 (1.20%) RESTful
6 1 (1.20%) FFmpeg
Miscellaneous
1 13 (15.66%) Embedded Systems
2 7 (8.43%) Firmware
3 6 (7.23%) Computer Science
3 6 (7.23%) STB
4 5 (6.02%) 3D Graphics
5 4 (4.82%) Smart Meter
6 3 (3.61%) CUDA
6 3 (3.61%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (3.61%) Cryptography
7 2 (2.41%) VHDL
7 2 (2.41%) Handset
7 2 (2.41%) GIS
7 2 (2.41%) DTV
7 2 (2.41%) Blackberry
7 2 (2.41%) N-Tier
7 2 (2.41%) Client/Server
8 1 (1.20%) MPEG
8 1 (1.20%) GPGPU
8 1 (1.20%) Kindle
8 1 (1.20%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 47 (56.63%) Linux
2 27 (32.53%) Embedded Linux
3 15 (18.07%) Windows
4 13 (15.66%) Android
5 5 (6.02%) Windows 7
6 4 (4.82%) Apple iOS
6 4 (4.82%) Debian
6 4 (4.82%) UNIX
7 3 (3.61%) Windows XP
7 3 (3.61%) VxWorks
8 2 (2.41%) Nucleus RTOS
8 2 (2.41%) Windows Phone
8 2 (2.41%) Windows CE
9 1 (1.20%) Solaris
9 1 (1.20%) FreeBSD
9 1 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.20%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.20%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.20%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (57.83%) Software Engineering
2 7 (8.43%) Multithreading
2 7 (8.43%) Embedded Software Development
3 6 (7.23%) Software Testing
4 5 (6.02%) Validation
4 5 (6.02%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (4.82%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (3.61%) ITIL
6 3 (3.61%) Project Management
6 3 (3.61%) Scrum
6 3 (3.61%) Migration
6 3 (3.61%) Test Automation
7 2 (2.41%) Document Management
7 2 (2.41%) TDD
7 2 (2.41%) Unit Testing
7 2 (2.41%) Change Control
7 2 (2.41%) Service Desk Management
7 2 (2.41%) Memory Management
7 2 (2.41%) Workflow
7 2 (2.41%) E-business
Programming Languages
1 52 (62.65%) C
2 35 (42.17%) C++
3 18 (21.69%) Embedded C
4 10 (12.05%) Python
5 8 (9.64%) Embedded C++
5 8 (9.64%) Java
6 5 (6.02%) Assembly Language
7 4 (4.82%) SQL
8 3 (3.61%) VBScript
8 3 (3.61%) Perl
8 3 (3.61%) Bash Shell
9 2 (2.41%) GLSL
9 2 (2.41%) HLSL
9 2 (2.41%) VC++
9 2 (2.41%) VB
9 2 (2.41%) JavaScript
9 2 (2.41%) C#
10 1 (1.20%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.20%) AWK
10 1 (1.20%) sed
Qualifications
1 9 (10.84%) Degree
1 9 (10.84%) Security Cleared
2 6 (7.23%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.41%) CCNA
3 2 (2.41%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.41%) PhD
4 1 (1.20%) PMP
4 1 (1.20%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.20%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.61%) QA
2 2 (2.41%) JTAG
2 2 (2.41%) DO-178B
3 1 (1.20%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (2.41%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (2.41%) vSphere
1 2 (2.41%) ISA Server
1 2 (2.41%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.20%) Samba
2 1 (1.20%) qmail
Systems Management
1 5 (6.02%) SCCM
2 3 (3.61%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (2.41%) Backup Exec
3 2 (2.41%) AppManager
Vendors
1 11 (13.25%) Intel
2 5 (6.02%) HP
3 4 (4.82%) Cisco
3 4 (4.82%) Oracle
4 3 (3.61%) QNX
5 2 (2.41%) AppSense
5 2 (2.41%) LANDesk
5 2 (2.41%) Aruba
5 2 (2.41%) 3PAR
5 2 (2.41%) SolarWinds
5 2 (2.41%) VMware
5 2 (2.41%) Open Text
5 2 (2.41%) ESRI
5 2 (2.41%) Mapinfo
5 2 (2.41%) Apple
5 2 (2.41%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.41%) Compaq
6 1 (1.20%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.20%) Coverity
6 1 (1.20%) Wind River
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Rate: competitive
Posted: 14 hours ago
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Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Rate: £25 - £30 per hour + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Cambridge
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Rate: £35 - £45 per hour + competitive
Posted: 21 days ago