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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Device Driver over the 3 months to 27 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Device Drivers
UK / England
Rank 542 558 550
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -8
Contract jobs citing Device Driver 35 31 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.083% 0.066% 0.10%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.27% 0.21% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 17 25
Median daily rate £450 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.12% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £290 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £581 £428 £528
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £349
% change year-on-year
-4.27% -2.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 11 5
Median hourly rate £40.00 £42.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £42.00 £25.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £38.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £42.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year
-1.78% +15.86%

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
13145 14574 14504
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 31.28% 30.95% 30.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 8539 9528 9010
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 513 531 599
Median hourly rate £20.50 £21.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.65% +16.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.50 £11.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £52.63 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £24.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-27.08% +33.33%

Device Driver
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing Device Driver as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 February 2017.

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 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Device Driver within the England region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +21 13 £563 +33.92% 5
East of England -3 7 - - 6
South West -3 5 £328 - 3
North West - 4 £313 - 1
East Midlands - 1 - - 2
North East - 1 £450 - 1
West Midlands - 1 - -
Device Driver
UK

Device Driver
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Device Driver also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Device Driver.

1 33 (50.77%) C++
2 32 (49.23%) C
3 26 (40.00%) Linux
4 25 (38.46%) TCP/IP
5 23 (35.38%) Device Driver Development
6 21 (32.31%) Firmware
6 21 (32.31%) Software Engineering
7 20 (30.77%) Multithreading
8 19 (29.23%) Python
9 17 (26.15%) OO
9 17 (26.15%) Security Cleared
10 16 (24.62%) Git (software)
10 16 (24.62%) JIRA
10 16 (24.62%) Agile Software Development
11 14 (21.54%) Subversion
11 14 (21.54%) HTTP
11 14 (21.54%) JSON
12 13 (20.00%) RESTful
12 13 (20.00%) SSL
12 13 (20.00%) API Development
13 12 (18.46%) SNMP
13 12 (18.46%) Windows
13 12 (18.46%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 12 (18.46%) Enterprise Software
13 12 (18.46%) Software Delivery
13 12 (18.46%) SCCM
14 11 (16.92%) Embedded Systems
14 11 (16.92%) SC Cleared
15 9 (13.85%) Computer Science
15 9 (13.85%) Degree

Device Driver
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (4.62%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.54%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 25 (38.46%) TCP/IP
2 14 (21.54%) HTTP
3 13 (20.00%) SSL
4 12 (18.46%) SNMP
5 3 (4.62%) Ethernet
5 3 (4.62%) RS-232
6 2 (3.08%) FlexRay
6 2 (3.08%) Internet
7 1 (1.54%) 802.15
7 1 (1.54%) Bluetooth
7 1 (1.54%) FTP
7 1 (1.54%) OpenVPN
7 1 (1.54%) Software-Defined Radio
7 1 (1.54%) VPN
7 1 (1.54%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.54%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.54%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 16 (24.62%) Git (software)
1 16 (24.62%) JIRA
2 14 (21.54%) Subversion
3 2 (3.08%) Mercurial
4 1 (1.54%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (7.69%) Aerospace
2 4 (6.15%) Electronics
3 3 (4.62%) Automotive
3 3 (4.62%) Military
4 2 (3.08%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.54%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 19 (29.23%) Software Engineer
2 18 (27.69%) Developer
3 13 (20.00%) Embedded Engineer
4 9 (13.85%) C++ Developer
4 9 (13.85%) Linux Developer
4 9 (13.85%) Python Developer
5 7 (10.77%) Build Engineer
5 7 (10.77%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 6 (9.23%) Firmware Engineer
7 5 (7.69%) Android Engineer
7 5 (7.69%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
7 5 (7.69%) Senior Software Engineer
8 4 (6.15%) C++ Software Engineer
8 4 (6.15%) Middleware Engineer
8 4 (6.15%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
9 3 (4.62%) Development Engineer
9 3 (4.62%) Embedded Developer
9 3 (4.62%) Software Developer
10 2 (3.08%) 1st Line Support
10 2 (3.08%) C# Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (21.54%) JSON
2 13 (20.00%) RESTful
3 5 (7.69%) MFC
3 5 (7.69%) Qt
4 4 (6.15%) Middleware
5 3 (4.62%) .NET
5 3 (4.62%) pytest
6 2 (3.08%) .NET Framework
6 2 (3.08%) XML
6 2 (3.08%) Yocto
7 1 (1.54%) .NET Compact Framework
7 1 (1.54%) 802.1X
7 1 (1.54%) WCF
7 1 (1.54%) Web Services
7 1 (1.54%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (18.46%) Enterprise Software
2 11 (16.92%) Embedded Systems
3 9 (13.85%) Computer Science
4 5 (7.69%) Mobile App
5 4 (6.15%) Digital TV
5 4 (6.15%) STB
6 3 (4.62%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 2 (3.08%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (1.54%) Algorithms
8 1 (1.54%) Verilog
8 1 (1.54%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 26 (40.00%) Linux
2 12 (18.46%) Windows
3 6 (9.23%) Android
3 6 (9.23%) HPUX
3 6 (9.23%) Windows 7
4 2 (3.08%) Embedded Linux
4 2 (3.08%) VxWorks
5 1 (1.54%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (35.38%) Device Driver Development
2 21 (32.31%) Software Engineering
3 20 (30.77%) Multithreading
4 17 (26.15%) OO
5 16 (24.62%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (20.00%) API Development
7 12 (18.46%) Software Delivery
8 7 (10.77%) Configuration Management
8 7 (10.77%) Functional Testing
8 7 (10.77%) Validation
9 5 (7.69%) Mathematics
10 4 (6.15%) Non-Functional Testing
10 4 (6.15%) OOP
10 4 (6.15%) Performance Tuning
10 4 (6.15%) Requirements Management
10 4 (6.15%) Software Architecture
11 3 (4.62%) Customer Requirements
12 2 (3.08%) Embedded Software Development
12 2 (3.08%) Incident Management
12 2 (3.08%) Issue Tracking
Programming Languages
1 33 (50.77%) C++
2 32 (49.23%) C
3 19 (29.23%) Python
4 9 (13.85%) Embedded C
5 5 (7.69%) C#
6 4 (6.15%) ANSI C
6 4 (6.15%) PowerShell
7 3 (4.62%) Embedded C++
8 2 (3.08%) Assembly Language
8 2 (3.08%) Perl
9 1 (1.54%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.54%) Java
9 1 (1.54%) Pascal
Qualifications
1 17 (26.15%) Security Cleared
2 11 (16.92%) SC Cleared
3 9 (13.85%) Degree
4 1 (1.54%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.62%) MISRA
2 2 (3.08%) DO-178B
2 2 (3.08%) MISRA C
System Software
1 21 (32.31%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 12 (18.46%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 12 (18.46%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (12.31%) HP
2 6 (9.23%) Intel
3 1 (1.54%) Altera
3 1 (1.54%) Assembla
3 1 (1.54%) EMC
3 1 (1.54%) Freescale
3 1 (1.54%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.54%) Twitter
3 1 (1.54%) Xilinx
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