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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Device Drivers
Rank 556 525 513
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -12
Contract jobs citing Device Driver 42 44 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.081% 0.089% 0.090%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.25% 0.27% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 19 11
Average daily rate
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£386 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.35% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £510 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £313
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 13
Average hourly rate £38.50 £39.25 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.91% +4.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.30 £37.50 £35.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £45.75 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £40.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
-23.75% +12.67%
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
16564 16053 15618
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 32.05% 32.50% 33.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 10637 9856 9462
Average daily rate £423 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.54% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 624 622 677
Average hourly rate £19.72 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.18 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.08 £21.12 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.63% +5.57%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -17 14 £350 - 14
East of England 0 10 £336 -17.98% 25
South West -3 5 £480 - 3
London -3 3 £513 +51.85% 6
North West - 3 £383 - 4
West Midlands - 3 £390 -
North East - 2 £83 -
East Midlands -7 1 - - 2
Midlands - 1 £320 -
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Device Driver
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 49 (49.00%) C
2 47 (47.00%) Linux
3 40 (40.00%) Windows
4 34 (34.00%) Software Engineering
5 33 (33.00%) TCP/IP
6 31 (31.00%) C++
7 20 (20.00%) Embedded C
8 17 (17.00%) Python
8 17 (17.00%) Agile Software Development
9 16 (16.00%) VMware
9 16 (16.00%) DNS
10 14 (14.00%) Electronics
10 14 (14.00%) Embedded Linux
10 14 (14.00%) Security Cleared
11 13 (13.00%) Subversion
11 13 (13.00%) HTTP
12 12 (12.00%) Microsoft
12 12 (12.00%) Multithreading
13 11 (11.00%) SC Cleared
13 11 (11.00%) Active Directory
13 11 (11.00%) Perl
14 10 (10.00%) C#
14 10 (10.00%) Java
15 9 (9.00%) FreeBSD
15 9 (9.00%) DHCP
15 9 (9.00%) Automotive
15 9 (9.00%) Migration
15 9 (9.00%) Android
16 8 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
16 8 (8.00%) Jenkins

Device Driver
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 4 (4.00%) OpenStack
1 4 (4.00%) Cloud Foundry
2 3 (3.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 3 (3.00%) MS Office
1 3 (3.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.00%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (4.00%) Heroku
1 4 (4.00%) Engine Yard
Communications & Networking
1 33 (33.00%) TCP/IP
2 16 (16.00%) DNS
3 13 (13.00%) HTTP
4 9 (9.00%) DHCP
5 8 (8.00%) RTP
5 8 (8.00%) Firewall
6 7 (7.00%) SSL
6 7 (7.00%) Internet
7 6 (6.00%) SAN
7 6 (6.00%) VLAN
7 6 (6.00%) Ethernet
8 5 (5.00%) SNMP
8 5 (5.00%) NAS
9 4 (4.00%) FCoE
9 4 (4.00%) Fibre Channel
9 4 (4.00%) iSCSI
10 3 (3.00%) DVB
10 3 (3.00%) FlexRay
10 3 (3.00%) VPN
10 3 (3.00%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.00%) MySQL
1 6 (6.00%) RDBMS
1 6 (6.00%) MongoDB
1 6 (6.00%) Apache Cassandra
1 6 (6.00%) NoSQL
1 6 (6.00%) Relational Database
2 3 (3.00%) MS Access
3 2 (2.00%) SQLite
4 1 (1.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (13.00%) Subversion
2 8 (8.00%) Jenkins
3 7 (7.00%) Visual Studio
4 5 (5.00%) Git (software)
5 3 (3.00%) GCC
6 1 (1.00%) SCons
6 1 (1.00%) Robot Framework
6 1 (1.00%) Mercurial
6 1 (1.00%) TortoiseSVN
6 1 (1.00%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (1.00%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.00%) JIRA
General
1 14 (14.00%) Electronics
2 9 (9.00%) Automotive
3 5 (5.00%) Banking
3 5 (5.00%) German Language
4 3 (3.00%) Finance
5 2 (2.00%) Avionics
5 2 (2.00%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.00%) Military
Job Titles
1 25 (25.00%) Software Engineer
2 17 (17.00%) Developer
3 12 (12.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 7 (7.00%) Analyst
4 7 (7.00%) Software Developer
5 6 (6.00%) 1st Line Support
5 6 (6.00%) Service Analyst
5 6 (6.00%) Service Desk Analyst
5 6 (6.00%) Embedded Software Developer
5 6 (6.00%) DevOps Engineer
6 5 (5.00%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 4 (4.00%) Architect
8 3 (3.00%) Administrator
8 3 (3.00%) IT Administrator
8 3 (3.00%) Test Engineer
8 3 (3.00%) Embedded Linux Engineer
8 3 (3.00%) Linux Engineer
9 2 (2.00%) Test Specialist
9 2 (2.00%) Platform Architect
9 2 (2.00%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.00%) HTML
1 7 (7.00%) Web Services
2 6 (6.00%) MCollective
3 4 (4.00%) .NET
4 3 (3.00%) WCF
4 3 (3.00%) Qt
5 2 (2.00%) .NET Framework
5 2 (2.00%) JSON
5 2 (2.00%) Application Packaging
5 2 (2.00%) XML
5 2 (2.00%) Flash
5 2 (2.00%) 802.1X
5 2 (2.00%) .NET Compact Framework
6 1 (1.00%) Middleware
6 1 (1.00%) WinForms
6 1 (1.00%) MFC
6 1 (1.00%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.00%) SOAP
6 1 (1.00%) WPF
6 1 (1.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.00%) Clustering
2 6 (6.00%) Embedded Systems
3 5 (5.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 4 (4.00%) Data Centre
5 3 (3.00%) EMC VNXe
5 3 (3.00%) HP StoreVirtual
5 3 (3.00%) STB
5 3 (3.00%) MPEG
5 3 (3.00%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.00%) Streaming Video
5 3 (3.00%) HP Storage
6 2 (2.00%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (2.00%) EMV
6 2 (2.00%) Smartcard
6 2 (2.00%) Blackberry
6 2 (2.00%) DTV
6 2 (2.00%) BYOD
6 2 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.00%) Over-the-Top Content
7 1 (1.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 47 (47.00%) Linux
2 40 (40.00%) Windows
3 14 (14.00%) Embedded Linux
4 9 (9.00%) Android
4 9 (9.00%) FreeBSD
5 6 (6.00%) CentOS
5 6 (6.00%) Ubuntu
5 6 (6.00%) Apple iOS
6 5 (5.00%) Windows 7
7 4 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (4.00%) AIX
8 3 (3.00%) Windows CE
8 3 (3.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (2.00%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.00%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.00%) UNIX
10 1 (1.00%) Solaris
10 1 (1.00%) VxWorks
10 1 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (34.00%) Software Engineering
2 17 (17.00%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (12.00%) Multithreading
4 9 (9.00%) Migration
5 8 (8.00%) Benchmarking
6 7 (7.00%) ITIL
6 7 (7.00%) Validation
6 7 (7.00%) Incident Management
6 7 (7.00%) Android Development
7 6 (6.00%) DevOps
7 6 (6.00%) Load Balancing
8 5 (5.00%) Release Management
8 5 (5.00%) Requirements Analysis
8 5 (5.00%) Software Testing
8 5 (5.00%) OO
9 4 (4.00%) Configuration Management
9 4 (4.00%) Scrum
9 4 (4.00%) Performance Testing
9 4 (4.00%) iOS Development
10 3 (3.00%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 49 (49.00%) C
2 31 (31.00%) C++
3 20 (20.00%) Embedded C
4 17 (17.00%) Python
5 11 (11.00%) Perl
6 10 (10.00%) Java
6 10 (10.00%) C#
7 8 (8.00%) Embedded C++
7 8 (8.00%) Shell Script
8 6 (6.00%) Ruby
8 6 (6.00%) Korn
8 6 (6.00%) Bash Shell
9 5 (5.00%) Assembly Language
10 4 (4.00%) SQL
11 2 (2.00%) VB
12 1 (1.00%) Ada
12 1 (1.00%) MATLAB
12 1 (1.00%) VB6
12 1 (1.00%) C++/CLI
12 1 (1.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (14.00%) Security Cleared
2 11 (11.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.00%) Degree
4 3 (3.00%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.00%) HND
5 1 (1.00%) MCSA
5 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.00%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.00%) SLA
2 6 (6.00%) QA
3 5 (5.00%) IEC 61508
4 4 (4.00%) ISO 9001
5 2 (2.00%) DO-178B
5 2 (2.00%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 11 (11.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (6.00%) Firmware
4 3 (3.00%) vSphere
5 1 (1.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (7.00%) Puppet
2 6 (6.00%) Cobbler
2 6 (6.00%) SCCM
3 3 (3.00%) collectd
3 3 (3.00%) Nagios
4 2 (2.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (2.00%) SELinux
5 1 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 16 (16.00%) VMware
2 12 (12.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (7.00%) Red Hat
4 6 (6.00%) Oracle
5 4 (4.00%) EMC
5 4 (4.00%) Veritas
6 3 (3.00%) HP
7 2 (2.00%) IBM
7 2 (2.00%) Akamai
7 2 (2.00%) Assembla
7 2 (2.00%) MobileIron
8 1 (1.00%) Avaya
8 1 (1.00%) Atmel
8 1 (1.00%) Remedy
8 1 (1.00%) Sophos
8 1 (1.00%) Perforce
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