The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Device Driver in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Device Driver over the 3 months to 19 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Device Drivers
England / South West
Rank 133 142 143
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +1
Contract jobs citing Device Driver 6 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.23% 0.20% 0.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.88% 0.64% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £328 - £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £326 £357 £347
% change year-on-year
-8.67% +2.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 0
Median hourly rate £37.50 £42.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £42.75 £36.25
% change year-on-year
-6.43% +17.93%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the South West region.

Miscellaneous Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
678 935 867
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 25.82% 31.41% 26.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 445 641 516
Median daily rate £390 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £567 £497 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 62 55
Median hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £25.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +45.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £57.00 £44.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +28.57%

Device Driver
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing Device Driver as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Device Driver Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Device Driver
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Device Driver across the South West region.

Device Driver Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Device Driver
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Device Driver across the South West region.

Device Driver Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Device Driver
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 South West region over the 3 months to 19 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
Devon - 4 - -
Dorset -1 1 £328 -
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
Device Driver
England

Device Driver
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 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 South West region with a requirement for Device Driver.

1 9 (90.00%) C
2 8 (80.00%) C++
2 8 (80.00%) Software Engineering
3 6 (60.00%) Linux
4 5 (50.00%) Validation
4 5 (50.00%) MFC
4 5 (50.00%) Windows
4 5 (50.00%) TCP/IP
4 5 (50.00%) Qt
4 5 (50.00%) Multithreading
5 3 (30.00%) Electronics
6 2 (20.00%) Python
6 2 (20.00%) Embedded C
6 2 (20.00%) Embedded C++
6 2 (20.00%) Firmware
6 2 (20.00%) Degree
6 2 (20.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 2 (20.00%) Device Driver Development
6 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
7 1 (10.00%) FPGA Design
7 1 (10.00%) Image Processing
7 1 (10.00%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (10.00%) Xilinx
7 1 (10.00%) Altera
7 1 (10.00%) Embedded Software Development
7 1 (10.00%) Software-Defined Radio
7 1 (10.00%) Algorithms
7 1 (10.00%) EMC
7 1 (10.00%) Bluetooth
7 1 (10.00%) VHDL

Device Driver
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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:

Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (10.00%) Bluetooth
2 1 (10.00%) Software-Defined Radio
General
1 3 (30.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Software Engineer
2 5 (50.00%) Senior Software Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Design Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Development Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Embedded Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Firmware Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) FPGA Design Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) FPGA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) MFC
1 5 (50.00%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
1 2 (20.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (10.00%) Algorithms
2 1 (10.00%) Verilog
2 1 (10.00%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Linux
2 5 (50.00%) Windows
3 1 (10.00%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Software Engineering
2 5 (50.00%) Multithreading
2 5 (50.00%) Validation
3 2 (20.00%) Device Driver Development
4 1 (10.00%) Embedded Software Development
4 1 (10.00%) FPGA Design
4 1 (10.00%) Image Processing
Programming Languages
1 9 (90.00%) C
2 8 (80.00%) C++
3 2 (20.00%) Embedded C
3 2 (20.00%) Embedded C++
3 2 (20.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Altera
1 1 (10.00%) EMC
1 1 (10.00%) Xilinx