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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Device Driver over the 3 months to 30 October 2014 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Device Drivers
Rank 139 109 116
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +7
Contract jobs citing Device Driver 10 1 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.30% 0.046% 0.51%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.20% 0.19% 2.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 6
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£313 - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.82% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 4
Average hourly rate £43.00 £40.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.60 £40.00 £35.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.30 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £35.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+15.49% -5.33%
Device Driver
England

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
831 517 684
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 25.30% 23.92% 23.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 546 310 372
Average daily rate £375 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £218 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 51 56
Average hourly rate £36.40 £17.50 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+108.00% -55.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £12.50 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.10 £30.65 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -14.28%

Device Driver
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Device Driver across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Device Driver within the South West region over the 3 months to 30 October 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
Dorset - 8 - -
Wiltshire - 1 - - 1
Bristol - - - - 1
Devon - - - -
Device Driver
England

Device Driver
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 13 (86.67%) C
1 13 (86.67%) Software Engineering
2 8 (53.33%) Embedded Software Development
3 7 (46.67%) Middleware
3 7 (46.67%) C++
3 7 (46.67%) Linux
4 6 (40.00%) VxWorks
4 6 (40.00%) Nucleus RTOS
4 6 (40.00%) DO-178B
4 6 (40.00%) Avionics
5 5 (33.33%) SC Cleared
5 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
5 5 (33.33%) Embedded C
6 4 (26.67%) Embedded C++
6 4 (26.67%) Embedded Linux
6 4 (26.67%) Aerospace
6 4 (26.67%) wxWidgets
7 3 (20.00%) Electronics
8 2 (13.33%) .NET
8 2 (13.33%) Android
8 2 (13.33%) Multithreading
8 2 (13.33%) VC++
8 2 (13.33%) Apple iOS
8 2 (13.33%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (6.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
9 1 (6.67%) WebDriver
9 1 (6.67%) GTK+
9 1 (6.67%) Python

Device Driver
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) Wireless
1 1 (6.67%) Internet
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
1 1 (6.67%) WebDriver
1 1 (6.67%) Selenium
General
1 6 (40.00%) Avionics
2 4 (26.67%) Aerospace
3 3 (20.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 12 (80.00%) Software Engineer
2 6 (40.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Firmware Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Software Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Test Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Software Test Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Embedded Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (46.67%) Middleware
2 4 (26.67%) wxWidgets
3 2 (13.33%) .NET
4 1 (6.67%) GTK+
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 7 (46.67%) Linux
2 6 (40.00%) VxWorks
2 6 (40.00%) Nucleus RTOS
3 4 (26.67%) Embedded Linux
4 2 (13.33%) Android
4 2 (13.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (86.67%) Software Engineering
2 8 (53.33%) Embedded Software Development
3 2 (13.33%) Multithreading
4 1 (6.67%) UML
4 1 (6.67%) Manual Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Validation
4 1 (6.67%) SysML
Programming Languages
1 13 (86.67%) C
2 7 (46.67%) C++
3 5 (33.33%) Embedded C
4 4 (26.67%) Embedded C++
5 2 (13.33%) VC++
6 1 (6.67%) Python
6 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (6.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (6.67%) ISEB
2 1 (6.67%) ISTQB
2 1 (6.67%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (40.00%) DO-178B
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) QNX