The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Device Driver in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Device Driver over the 3 months to 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Device Drivers
Rank 592 564 568
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +4
Contract jobs citing Device Driver 32 52 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.062% 0.10% 0.036%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.19% 0.32% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 28 6
Average daily rate £388 £388 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +40.90%
UK excluding London average daily rate £381 £347 £275
% change year-on-year
+9.71% +26.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 2
Average hourly rate £42.00 £35.00 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £25.10 £38.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £38.40 £39.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £36.25 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+15.86% -7.05%

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

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
16621 16104 15941
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.28% 31.17% 32.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 10722 10019 9648
Average daily rate £425 £415 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +2.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 670 687 656
Average hourly rate £21.75 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.83% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £11.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.63 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -

Device Driver
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Device Driver within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Device Driver Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Device Driver
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Device Driver within the UK.

Device Driver Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Device Driver
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Device Driver within the UK over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

Device Driver Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Device Driver
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Device Driver within the UK.

Device Driver Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Device Driver
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Device Driver within the UK over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

Device Driver Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Device Driver
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
England -48 30 £388 -3.12% 22
London -7 10 £420 -13.84% 2
South East -12 9 £388 +9.54% 7
South West -1 5 - - 2
East of England +4 4 £350 - 1
Hampshire 0 4 £388 +20.15% 1
Dorset +6 3 - -
Yorkshire - 2 £175 - 2
Wiltshire - 2 - -
Middlesex - 2 £388 -
Chelmsford - 2 - -
Norwich - 2 £350 -
Chippenham - 2 - -
Essex - 2 - -
Norfolk - 2 £350 -
Buckinghamshire +12 1 £600 - 1
Oxfordshire +6 1 - - 1
Berkshire +5 1 - - 3
Scotland -6 1 £320 -7.90% 1
Northern Ireland - 1 - -
County Londonderry - 1 - -
Fife - 1 £320 -
North Yorkshire - 1 £175 -
West Yorkshire - 1 - - 2
Skipton - 1 £175 -
Bradford - 1 - -
Dunfermline - 1 £320 -
Farnborough - 1 £275 -
City of London - 1 £300 -
Coleraine - 1 - -

Device Driver
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 60 (57.69%) C
1 60 (57.69%) Linux
2 47 (45.19%) C++
3 36 (34.62%) Software Engineering
4 32 (30.77%) Windows
5 25 (24.04%) Python
6 21 (20.19%) Embedded C
7 19 (18.27%) Agile Software Development
8 18 (17.31%) Embedded Linux
9 17 (16.35%) Microsoft
9 17 (16.35%) Android
10 16 (15.38%) Degree
11 14 (13.46%) Software Testing
11 14 (13.46%) Middleware
11 14 (13.46%) Embedded Systems
12 13 (12.50%) Active Directory
12 13 (12.50%) SCCM
13 12 (11.54%) PowerShell
13 12 (11.54%) Computer Science
13 12 (11.54%) Telecoms
14 11 (10.58%) TCP/IP
14 11 (10.58%) OO
14 11 (10.58%) STB
14 11 (10.58%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 11 (10.58%) Analytical Skills
15 10 (9.62%) Windows 8
15 10 (9.62%) Multithreading
15 10 (9.62%) Integration Testing
15 10 (9.62%) Qt
15 10 (9.62%) Windows 7

Device Driver
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 2 (1.92%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (0.96%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (3.85%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.92%) MS Office
2 2 (1.92%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (1.92%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.96%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 11 (10.58%) TCP/IP
2 8 (7.69%) DNS
3 6 (5.77%) DHCP
3 6 (5.77%) Ethernet
3 6 (5.77%) Internet
3 6 (5.77%) Remote Desktop
3 6 (5.77%) Wi-Fi
3 6 (5.77%) Wireless
4 5 (4.81%) Broadband
4 5 (4.81%) DVB
4 5 (4.81%) HTTP
4 5 (4.81%) Modbus
4 5 (4.81%) SAN
4 5 (4.81%) WAN
5 4 (3.85%) LAN
6 3 (2.88%) SMS
7 2 (1.92%) IP Telephony
7 2 (1.92%) iSCSI
7 2 (1.92%) LTE
7 2 (1.92%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.88%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.96%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (7.69%) JIRA
1 8 (7.69%) Subversion
2 6 (5.77%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.92%) Cucumber
3 2 (1.92%) Hudson
3 2 (1.92%) QADirector
3 2 (1.92%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (1.92%) Selenium
3 2 (1.92%) VectorCAST
3 2 (1.92%) WebDriver
4 1 (0.96%) Android Studio
4 1 (0.96%) Ant
4 1 (0.96%) Appium
4 1 (0.96%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.96%) GCC
4 1 (0.96%) JBehave
4 1 (0.96%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.96%) TortoiseSVN
4 1 (0.96%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.96%) WATIR
General
1 12 (11.54%) Telecoms
2 10 (9.62%) Electronics
3 6 (5.77%) Finance
4 5 (4.81%) Avionics
5 3 (2.88%) Aerospace
5 3 (2.88%) Automotive
5 3 (2.88%) Marketing
6 2 (1.92%) Banking
7 1 (0.96%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 30 (28.85%) Software Engineer
2 18 (17.31%) Developer
2 18 (17.31%) Embedded Engineer
3 14 (13.46%) Linux Engineer
4 12 (11.54%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 10 (9.62%) Analyst
6 9 (8.65%) Embedded Developer
7 7 (6.73%) C++ Developer
7 7 (6.73%) Service Analyst
7 7 (6.73%) Software Developer
8 6 (5.77%) C Developer
8 6 (5.77%) Embedded Linux Engineer
9 5 (4.81%) C/C++ Developer
9 5 (4.81%) Desktop Engineer
9 5 (4.81%) Embedded Software Developer
9 5 (4.81%) Senior Software Engineer
9 5 (4.81%) Test Engineer
10 4 (3.85%) C++ Software Engineer
10 4 (3.85%) Service Desk Analyst
10 4 (3.85%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (13.46%) Middleware
2 10 (9.62%) Qt
3 5 (4.81%) HTML
3 5 (4.81%) JSON
3 5 (4.81%) RESTful
4 4 (3.85%) OpenGL
5 2 (1.92%) Android SDK
5 2 (1.92%) CSS
5 2 (1.92%) Dalvik
6 1 (0.96%) .NET
6 1 (0.96%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.96%) HTML5
6 1 (0.96%) OpenCL
6 1 (0.96%) WDF
6 1 (0.96%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 14 (13.46%) Embedded Systems
2 12 (11.54%) Computer Science
3 11 (10.58%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (10.58%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 11 (10.58%) STB
4 8 (7.69%) DTV
5 4 (3.85%) User Experience
5 4 (3.85%) VHDL
6 3 (2.88%) Blackberry
6 3 (2.88%) Handset
6 3 (2.88%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.92%) CAN bus
7 2 (1.92%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.92%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.92%) Replication
7 2 (1.92%) Wiki
8 1 (0.96%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.96%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.96%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.96%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 60 (57.69%) Linux
2 32 (30.77%) Windows
3 18 (17.31%) Embedded Linux
4 17 (16.35%) Android
5 10 (9.62%) Windows 7
5 10 (9.62%) Windows 8
5 10 (9.62%) Windows XP
6 7 (6.73%) Ubuntu
7 6 (5.77%) FreeBSD
7 6 (5.77%) Mac OS X
8 5 (4.81%) NetBSD
8 5 (4.81%) OpenBSD
9 3 (2.88%) Nucleus RTOS
9 3 (2.88%) VxWorks
9 3 (2.88%) Windows Server
10 2 (1.92%) AIX
10 2 (1.92%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.92%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (34.62%) Software Engineering
2 19 (18.27%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (13.46%) Software Testing
4 11 (10.58%) OO
5 10 (9.62%) Configuration Management
5 10 (9.62%) Integration Testing
5 10 (9.62%) Multithreading
6 9 (8.65%) ITIL
7 8 (7.69%) Test Automation
8 7 (6.73%) Android Development
8 7 (6.73%) Change Management
9 6 (5.77%) Application Packaging
9 6 (5.77%) Functional Testing
9 6 (5.77%) Migration
10 5 (4.81%) API Development
10 5 (4.81%) Non-Functional Testing
10 5 (4.81%) Software Architecture
10 5 (4.81%) Test Scripting
11 4 (3.85%) Embedded Software Development
11 4 (3.85%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 60 (57.69%) C
2 47 (45.19%) C++
3 25 (24.04%) Python
4 21 (20.19%) Embedded C
5 12 (11.54%) PowerShell
6 10 (9.62%) Embedded C++
7 9 (8.65%) VBScript
8 7 (6.73%) C#
9 6 (5.77%) Java
10 4 (3.85%) Objective-C
10 4 (3.85%) Perl
10 4 (3.85%) SQL
11 3 (2.88%) JavaScript
12 2 (1.92%) ANSI C
12 2 (1.92%) VB
13 1 (0.96%) Assembly Language
13 1 (0.96%) GLSL
13 1 (0.96%) PHP
13 1 (0.96%) Ruby
13 1 (0.96%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 16 (15.38%) Degree
2 7 (6.73%) Security Cleared
3 6 (5.77%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.88%) ACCA
4 3 (2.88%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (2.88%) CIMA
5 2 (1.92%) MCSE
5 2 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.77%) MISRA
2 4 (3.85%) QA
2 4 (3.85%) SLA
3 3 (2.88%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (2.88%) DO-178B
3 3 (2.88%) JTAG
3 3 (2.88%) MISRA C
4 2 (1.92%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.96%) ISO26262
System Software
1 13 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.81%) Firmware
3 4 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (2.88%) LXC
4 3 (2.88%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (1.92%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.96%) iptables
6 1 (0.96%) KVM
6 1 (0.96%) vSphere
6 1 (0.96%) Xen
Systems Management
1 13 (12.50%) SCCM
2 6 (5.77%) WSUS
3 2 (1.92%) AppManager
3 2 (1.92%) Backup Exec
3 2 (1.92%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.96%) SCOM
4 1 (0.96%) SCSM
4 1 (0.96%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.96%) ThinApp
4 1 (0.96%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 17 (16.35%) Microsoft
2 8 (7.69%) HP
2 8 (7.69%) LANDesk
3 4 (3.85%) VMware
4 3 (2.88%) Altera
5 2 (1.92%) Altiris
5 2 (1.92%) Aruba
5 2 (1.92%) Cisco
5 2 (1.92%) Equitrac
5 2 (1.92%) Intel Security
5 2 (1.92%) MobileIron
5 2 (1.92%) OpenText
5 2 (1.92%) Oracle
5 2 (1.92%) Perforce
5 2 (1.92%) SolarWinds
5 2 (1.92%) Veritas
6 1 (0.96%) Aastra
6 1 (0.96%) CheckPoint
6 1 (0.96%) Compaq
6 1 (0.96%) IBM
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