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 27 February 2015 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Device Drivers
Rank 520 544 489
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -55
Contract jobs citing Device Driver 56 22 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.044% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.36% 0.14% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 10 12
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£378 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.83% -14.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £275 £350
% change year-on-year
+24.99% -21.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 19
Average hourly rate £36.25 £39.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.22% +5.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.75 £18.30 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.25 £40.70 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £26.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -30.00%

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
15635 15394 13687
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.79% 30.63% 30.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 9683 9376 8207
Average daily rate £425 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 589 614 778
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £20.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% +4.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.91 £11.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.50%

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015. 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
England +14 50 £390 +38.05% 33
London -1 20 £488 +50.00% 8
South East -11 20 £350 - 6
Hampshire - 10 £321 -
Scotland -3 4 £347 +8.92% 4
South West -19 3 £350 +7.69% 1
Surrey - 3 £363 - 1
West Midlands - 2 - - 1
North West - 2 £275 - 1
Dorset - 2 - -
Oxfordshire - 2 £360 -
Berkshire - 2 £400 -
Edinburgh - 2 - - 2
Oxford - 2 £360 -
Guildford - 2 £363 - 1
City of London +15 1 £475 +63.79% 6
East of England 0 1 - - 10
Cambridgeshire -5 1 - - 8
Buckinghamshire - 1 - - 5
Reading - 1 £400 -
Cheltenham - 1 £350 -
Manchester - 1 £275 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £350 -
East Midlands - - - - 6
West Sussex - - - -
Northern Ireland - - - -
Farnborough - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Norwich - - - -
Poole - - - -

Device Driver
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 67 (63.21%) Linux
2 44 (41.51%) C
2 44 (41.51%) Software Engineering
3 34 (32.08%) TCP/IP
4 33 (31.13%) VMware
4 33 (31.13%) Bash Shell
5 31 (29.25%) Firewall
5 31 (29.25%) C++
6 29 (27.36%) Windows
7 28 (26.42%) Python
7 28 (26.42%) Embedded Linux
8 25 (23.58%) Perl
9 24 (22.64%) Shell Script
9 24 (22.64%) Subversion
10 22 (20.75%) Ruby
10 22 (20.75%) Security Cleared
10 22 (20.75%) Jenkins
11 21 (19.81%) Cobbler
11 21 (19.81%) MCollective
11 21 (19.81%) Relational Database
11 21 (19.81%) DevOps
11 21 (19.81%) Puppet
11 21 (19.81%) MongoDB
11 21 (19.81%) Apache Cassandra
11 21 (19.81%) NoSQL
11 21 (19.81%) CentOS
11 21 (19.81%) Ubuntu
11 21 (19.81%) Clustering
11 21 (19.81%) MySQL
11 21 (19.81%) Oracle

Device Driver
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 15 (14.15%) OpenStack
1 15 (14.15%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (0.94%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.94%) Node.js
Applications
1 4 (3.77%) MS Office
2 2 (1.89%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 15 (14.15%) Amazon AWS
1 15 (14.15%) Heroku
1 15 (14.15%) Engine Yard
2 11 (10.38%) PaaS
3 1 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 34 (32.08%) TCP/IP
2 31 (29.25%) Firewall
3 21 (19.81%) DNS
4 20 (18.87%) SSL
5 19 (17.92%) VLAN
6 9 (8.49%) SNMP
7 6 (5.66%) ZigBee
7 6 (5.66%) HTTP
8 5 (4.72%) FTP
8 5 (4.72%) VPN
9 4 (3.77%) iSCSI
9 4 (3.77%) SAN
9 4 (3.77%) Internet
9 4 (3.77%) 802.15
9 4 (3.77%) OpenVPN
9 4 (3.77%) FCoE
9 4 (3.77%) Fibre Channel
10 3 (2.83%) Ethernet
10 3 (2.83%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (2.83%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (19.81%) MySQL
1 21 (19.81%) RDBMS
1 21 (19.81%) MongoDB
1 21 (19.81%) Apache Cassandra
1 21 (19.81%) NoSQL
1 21 (19.81%) Relational Database
2 4 (3.77%) SQLite
3 1 (0.94%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 24 (22.64%) Subversion
2 22 (20.75%) Jenkins
3 10 (9.43%) Git (software)
4 5 (4.72%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.89%) Selenium
5 2 (1.89%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.94%) Valgrind
6 1 (0.94%) GCC
6 1 (0.94%) Rational Rhapsody
6 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Blend
6 1 (0.94%) Mercurial
General
1 5 (4.72%) Electronics
2 4 (3.77%) Finance
3 3 (2.83%) Aerospace
3 3 (2.83%) Automotive
3 3 (2.83%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.83%) Avionics
4 2 (1.89%) German Language
5 1 (0.94%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.94%) Banking
5 1 (0.94%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 37 (34.91%) Software Engineer
2 20 (18.87%) DevOps Engineer
3 19 (17.92%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 18 (16.98%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 10 (9.43%) Developer
6 7 (6.60%) Software Developer
7 6 (5.66%) Embedded Software Developer
8 5 (4.72%) Linux Engineer
8 5 (4.72%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 4 (3.77%) Senior Software Engineer
9 4 (3.77%) Analyst
10 3 (2.83%) Test Analyst
10 3 (2.83%) Test Specialist
10 3 (2.83%) Build Engineer
10 3 (2.83%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
11 2 (1.89%) Technical Specialist
11 2 (1.89%) Platform Architect
11 2 (1.89%) Firmware Engineer
11 2 (1.89%) Security Engineer
11 2 (1.89%) C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (19.81%) MCollective
2 19 (17.92%) Web Services
3 6 (5.66%) wxWidgets
4 5 (4.72%) XML
4 5 (4.72%) Middleware
5 4 (3.77%) .NET Framework
5 4 (3.77%) JSON
5 4 (3.77%) .NET
5 4 (3.77%) WCF
5 4 (3.77%) GTK+
5 4 (3.77%) .NET Compact Framework
6 1 (0.94%) HTML
6 1 (0.94%) Silverlight
6 1 (0.94%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 1 (0.94%) STL
6 1 (0.94%) OpenGL
6 1 (0.94%) Application Packaging
6 1 (0.94%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 21 (19.81%) Clustering
2 11 (10.38%) Computer Science
3 8 (7.55%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.83%) Embedded Systems
4 3 (2.83%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 3 (2.83%) Smartcard
5 2 (1.89%) EMV
5 2 (1.89%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.94%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.94%) GPGPU
6 1 (0.94%) Mobile Computing
6 1 (0.94%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.94%) Over-the-Top Content
6 1 (0.94%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.94%) ASIC
6 1 (0.94%) 3D Graphics
6 1 (0.94%) Streaming Video
6 1 (0.94%) VHDL
6 1 (0.94%) Verilog
6 1 (0.94%) STB
Operating Systems
1 67 (63.21%) Linux
2 29 (27.36%) Windows
3 28 (26.42%) Embedded Linux
4 21 (19.81%) CentOS
4 21 (19.81%) Ubuntu
5 6 (5.66%) Nucleus RTOS
5 6 (5.66%) VxWorks
6 5 (4.72%) Windows CE
7 4 (3.77%) AIX
8 3 (2.83%) ThreadX
8 3 (2.83%) Windows 7
8 3 (2.83%) Android
9 2 (1.89%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.94%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (41.51%) Software Engineering
2 21 (19.81%) DevOps
3 19 (17.92%) Load Balancing
3 19 (17.92%) Release Management
4 11 (10.38%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (8.49%) Validation
6 7 (6.60%) UML
6 7 (6.60%) Multithreading
6 7 (6.60%) Embedded Software Development
7 6 (5.66%) Root Cause Analysis
7 6 (5.66%) Capacity Planning
8 5 (4.72%) System Testing
8 5 (4.72%) Migration
8 5 (4.72%) Software Testing
8 5 (4.72%) Cyber Security
9 4 (3.77%) SysML
9 4 (3.77%) Configuration Management
9 4 (3.77%) Performance Testing
10 3 (2.83%) Requirements Analysis
10 3 (2.83%) Code Coverage
Programming Languages
1 44 (41.51%) C
2 33 (31.13%) Bash Shell
3 31 (29.25%) C++
4 28 (26.42%) Python
5 25 (23.58%) Perl
6 24 (22.64%) Shell Script
7 22 (20.75%) Ruby
8 19 (17.92%) Korn
9 15 (14.15%) Embedded C
10 9 (8.49%) Embedded C++
11 6 (5.66%) Java
12 5 (4.72%) C#
13 4 (3.77%) SQL
14 3 (2.83%) Assembly Language
15 2 (1.89%) JavaScript
15 2 (1.89%) VB
15 2 (1.89%) PowerShell
16 1 (0.94%) GLSL
Qualifications
1 22 (20.75%) Security Cleared
2 14 (13.21%) DV Cleared
3 9 (8.49%) SC Cleared
4 4 (3.77%) VCP4
5 3 (2.83%) Degree
6 1 (0.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.94%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.94%) MCSA
6 1 (0.94%) CCNP
6 1 (0.94%) ISEB
6 1 (0.94%) CISSP
6 1 (0.94%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.94%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.94%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (18.87%) QA
2 3 (2.83%) DO-178B
3 2 (1.89%) ISO 8583
4 1 (0.94%) SLA
4 1 (0.94%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 15 (14.15%) Firmware
2 13 (12.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (7.55%) Xen
4 1 (0.94%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.94%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 21 (19.81%) Puppet
1 21 (19.81%) Cobbler
2 15 (14.15%) Nagios
3 13 (12.26%) collectd
4 11 (10.38%) SCCM
5 8 (7.55%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (1.89%) Sysprep
6 2 (1.89%) WMI
6 2 (1.89%) SELinux
Vendors
1 33 (31.13%) VMware
2 21 (19.81%) Red Hat
2 21 (19.81%) Oracle
3 8 (7.55%) Microsoft
4 5 (4.72%) HP
5 4 (3.77%) IBM
5 4 (3.77%) Veritas
5 4 (3.77%) Akamai
5 4 (3.77%) Assembla
6 2 (1.89%) Dell
7 1 (0.94%) CA
7 1 (0.94%) Novell
7 1 (0.94%) Cisco
7 1 (0.94%) F5
7 1 (0.94%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.94%) Perforce
7 1 (0.94%) Green Hills
7 1 (0.94%) Fortinet
7 1 (0.94%) Coverity
7 1 (0.94%) Tufin
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