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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Device Drivers
Rank 141 - 113
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Device Driver 7 0 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.21% - 0.75%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.86% - 3.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 10
Average daily rate
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£313 - £319
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £300 £319
% change year-on-year
+10.83% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 6
Average hourly rate £43.00 - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £35.50 £38.00
% change year-on-year
+21.12% -6.57%
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
814 504 702
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 24.46% 22.54% 22.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 509 313 404
Average daily rate £375 £326 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.03% -6.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £477 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 38 54
Average hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -55.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.75 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £36.80 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -32.69%

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 19 September 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 - 6 - - 2
Gloucestershire - - - -
Bristol - - - - 1
Device Driver
England

Device Driver
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (81.25%) C
2 11 (68.75%) Linux
3 10 (62.50%) Software Engineering
4 8 (50.00%) Embedded Linux
5 7 (43.75%) C++
6 5 (31.25%) Embedded C
6 5 (31.25%) SC Cleared
6 5 (31.25%) Security Cleared
7 4 (25.00%) Bluetooth
7 4 (25.00%) Smart Meter
7 4 (25.00%) ZigBee
7 4 (25.00%) Embedded Software Development
7 4 (25.00%) Firmware
7 4 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (25.00%) Wireless
7 4 (25.00%) Embedded C++
7 4 (25.00%) 3G
8 3 (18.75%) VxWorks
8 3 (18.75%) .NET
8 3 (18.75%) Middleware
8 3 (18.75%) Nucleus RTOS
8 3 (18.75%) Avionics
8 3 (18.75%) Embedded Systems
8 3 (18.75%) DO-178B
8 3 (18.75%) wxWidgets
9 2 (12.50%) Android
9 2 (12.50%) Apple iOS
9 2 (12.50%) Electronics
9 2 (12.50%) VC++
10 1 (6.25%) Eclipse

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (25.00%) Bluetooth
1 4 (25.00%) ZigBee
1 4 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
1 4 (25.00%) Wireless
1 4 (25.00%) 3G
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Eclipse
1 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
1 1 (6.25%) WebDriver
1 1 (6.25%) Selenium
General
1 3 (18.75%) Avionics
2 2 (12.50%) Electronics
3 1 (6.25%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) Software Engineer
2 5 (31.25%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Test Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Senior Software Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) SCCM Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) .NET
1 3 (18.75%) Middleware
1 3 (18.75%) wxWidgets
2 1 (6.25%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Smart Meter
1 4 (25.00%) Firmware
2 3 (18.75%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 11 (68.75%) Linux
2 8 (50.00%) Embedded Linux
3 3 (18.75%) VxWorks
3 3 (18.75%) Nucleus RTOS
4 2 (12.50%) Android
4 2 (12.50%) Apple iOS
5 1 (6.25%) Windows
5 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) Software Engineering
2 4 (25.00%) Embedded Software Development
3 1 (6.25%) Project Management
3 1 (6.25%) UML
3 1 (6.25%) OO
3 1 (6.25%) Migration
3 1 (6.25%) Scrum
3 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (6.25%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (81.25%) C
2 7 (43.75%) C++
3 5 (31.25%) Embedded C
4 4 (25.00%) Embedded C++
5 2 (12.50%) VC++
6 1 (6.25%) SQL
6 1 (6.25%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) SC Cleared
1 5 (31.25%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) ISEB
2 1 (6.25%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (6.25%) ISTQB
2 1 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (6.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) DO-178B
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) QNX
South West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Dorset
Spectrum IT
Rate: £40 - £46 per hour
Posted: 15 days ago