The first 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 23 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 South West 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Device Drivers
Rank 128 - 106
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Device Driver 7 0 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.24% - 0.86%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.18% - 4.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 11
Average daily rate
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- - £263
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £263
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 6
Average hourly rate £39.00 - £37.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 - £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.20 - £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+12.67% -11.25%
Miscellaneous Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
593 423 580
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 19.93% 19.67% 19.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 367 245 290
Average daily rate £375 £350 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £198 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £504 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 33 50
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -53.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £13.00 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+2.43% -21.15%
Device Driver
England

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 23 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
Dorset - 2 - -
Wiltshire - 2 - - 1
Gloucestershire - 1 - - 1
Bristol - - - - 3
Devon - - - -
Device Driver
England

Device Driver
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 9 (69.23%) C
2 8 (61.54%) Linux
3 5 (38.46%) Software Engineering
3 5 (38.46%) Embedded Linux
4 4 (30.77%) Smart Meter
4 4 (30.77%) ZigBee
4 4 (30.77%) 3G
4 4 (30.77%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (30.77%) Wireless
4 4 (30.77%) C++
4 4 (30.77%) Bluetooth
4 4 (30.77%) Firmware
5 3 (23.08%) Windows
5 3 (23.08%) .NET
5 3 (23.08%) Windows 7
5 3 (23.08%) Embedded Systems
5 3 (23.08%) Embedded Software Development
6 2 (15.38%) DO-178B
6 2 (15.38%) Apple iOS
6 2 (15.38%) Android
6 2 (15.38%) Avionics
6 2 (15.38%) SCCM
6 2 (15.38%) Nucleus RTOS
6 2 (15.38%) Migration
6 2 (15.38%) VC++
6 2 (15.38%) Windows XP
6 2 (15.38%) Middleware
6 2 (15.38%) Embedded C
6 2 (15.38%) Electronics
6 2 (15.38%) VxWorks

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 4 (30.77%) 3G
1 4 (30.77%) Wi-Fi
1 4 (30.77%) Wireless
1 4 (30.77%) ZigBee
1 4 (30.77%) Bluetooth
2 1 (7.69%) DHCP
2 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio
1 1 (7.69%) Eclipse
General
1 2 (15.38%) Electronics
1 2 (15.38%) Avionics
2 1 (7.69%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Software Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Software Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Project Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Designer
3 1 (7.69%) SCCM Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) .NET
2 2 (15.38%) Middleware
3 1 (7.69%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Firmware
1 4 (30.77%) Smart Meter
2 3 (23.08%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 8 (61.54%) Linux
2 5 (38.46%) Embedded Linux
3 3 (23.08%) Windows 7
3 3 (23.08%) Windows
4 2 (15.38%) Apple iOS
4 2 (15.38%) Android
4 2 (15.38%) Windows XP
4 2 (15.38%) VxWorks
4 2 (15.38%) Nucleus RTOS
5 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Software Engineering
2 3 (23.08%) Embedded Software Development
3 2 (15.38%) Migration
4 1 (7.69%) Scrum
4 1 (7.69%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (7.69%) UML
4 1 (7.69%) OO
4 1 (7.69%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (69.23%) C
2 4 (30.77%) C++
3 2 (15.38%) VC++
3 2 (15.38%) Embedded C
4 1 (7.69%) Embedded C++
4 1 (7.69%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
1 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) DO-178B
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) QNX