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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Device Driver over the 3 months to 17 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Device Drivers
UK
Rank 553 583 570
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -13
Contract jobs citing Device Driver 42 35 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.094% 0.070% 0.084%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.29% 0.21% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 17 24
Median daily rate £425 £320 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.81% -34.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £259 £347
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £600 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £293 £360
% change year-on-year
+19.65% -18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 3
Median hourly rate £40.00 £41.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +17.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £36.00 £21.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £41.00 £29.25
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +40.17%

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
14607 16507 15753
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.63% 33.08% 31.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 9315 10460 9901
Median daily rate £445 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.70% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £620 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 550 692 640
Median hourly rate £20.50 £21.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.65% +22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.38 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.43 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.71 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-12.96% +22.85%

Device Driver
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Device Driver as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 17 January 2017.

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
Top 23 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Device Driver within the UK over the 3 months to 17 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +20 39 £438 +29.62% 27
London +20 15 £450 +7.14% 5
Hampshire +19 7 £310 -6.41% 3
South West +16 7 - - 2
South East +10 7 £310 -20.00% 7
East of England 0 5 - - 8
Hook - 5 £340 -
Devon - 4 - -
Scotland +30 3 £400 +25.00%
Hertfordshire -1 3 - -
Cambridgeshire +1 2 - - 8
Cambridge 0 2 - - 6
Wiltshire -1 2 - -
Osterley - 2 £438 -
Glasgow - 2 £400 -
Dunfermline +1 1 £320 -
Fife -1 1 £320 -
Cheltenham - 1 - -
Hemel Hempstead - 1 - -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £450 -
Gloucestershire - 1 - - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £450 -
North East - 1 £450 -

Device Driver
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Device Driver also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Device Driver.

1 35 (52.24%) C
2 34 (50.75%) Linux
3 27 (40.30%) C++
4 22 (32.84%) TCP/IP
4 22 (32.84%) Multithreading
5 20 (29.85%) Firmware
5 20 (29.85%) Python
6 19 (28.36%) Software Engineering
7 18 (26.87%) Device Driver Development
8 16 (23.88%) Git (software)
9 15 (22.39%) JIRA
9 15 (22.39%) OO
10 14 (20.90%) Subversion
10 14 (20.90%) HTTP
10 14 (20.90%) Security Cleared
10 14 (20.90%) JSON
11 13 (19.40%) RESTful
11 13 (19.40%) SSL
11 13 (19.40%) Agile Software Development
11 13 (19.40%) API Development
12 12 (17.91%) Software Delivery
12 12 (17.91%) SNMP
12 12 (17.91%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 12 (17.91%) Windows
12 12 (17.91%) Android
12 12 (17.91%) SCCM
12 12 (17.91%) Enterprise Software
13 10 (14.93%) Embedded Systems
13 10 (14.93%) Degree
13 10 (14.93%) Embedded C

Device Driver
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (2.99%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 22 (32.84%) TCP/IP
2 14 (20.90%) HTTP
3 13 (19.40%) SSL
4 12 (17.91%) SNMP
5 2 (2.99%) Ethernet
5 2 (2.99%) FlexRay
6 1 (1.49%) 802.15
6 1 (1.49%) FTP
6 1 (1.49%) Internet
6 1 (1.49%) OpenVPN
6 1 (1.49%) Software-Defined Radio
6 1 (1.49%) VPN
6 1 (1.49%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.49%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.49%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.49%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 16 (23.88%) Git (software)
2 15 (22.39%) JIRA
3 14 (20.90%) Subversion
4 2 (2.99%) Mercurial
5 1 (1.49%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (8.96%) Electronics
2 5 (7.46%) Aerospace
3 4 (5.97%) Military
4 3 (4.48%) Automotive
5 1 (1.49%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 22 (32.84%) Developer
2 18 (26.87%) Software Engineer
3 11 (16.42%) Embedded Engineer
4 10 (14.93%) C++ Developer
4 10 (14.93%) Linux Developer
4 10 (14.93%) Python Developer
5 7 (10.45%) Build Engineer
5 7 (10.45%) Senior Software Engineer
6 6 (8.96%) Embedded Developer
6 6 (8.96%) Firmware Engineer
7 5 (7.46%) Android Engineer
7 5 (7.46%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
7 5 (7.46%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 5 (7.46%) Software Developer
8 4 (5.97%) Kernel Engineer
8 4 (5.97%) Linux Engineer
8 4 (5.97%) Middleware Engineer
9 2 (2.99%) Embedded C Developer
9 2 (2.99%) Embedded C Engineer
9 2 (2.99%) Embedded Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (20.90%) JSON
2 13 (19.40%) RESTful
3 7 (10.45%) Middleware
4 6 (8.96%) MFC
4 6 (8.96%) Qt
5 3 (4.48%) pytest
6 1 (1.49%) .NET
6 1 (1.49%) .NET Compact Framework
6 1 (1.49%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.49%) 802.1X
6 1 (1.49%) WCF
6 1 (1.49%) Web Services
6 1 (1.49%) XML
6 1 (1.49%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 12 (17.91%) Enterprise Software
2 10 (14.93%) Embedded Systems
3 7 (10.45%) Computer Science
4 5 (7.46%) Mobile App
5 4 (5.97%) Digital TV
5 4 (5.97%) Mathematics
5 4 (5.97%) STB
6 3 (4.48%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 2 (2.99%) Algorithms
7 2 (2.99%) Performance Metrics
8 1 (1.49%) 3D Graphics
8 1 (1.49%) Verilog
8 1 (1.49%) VHDL
8 1 (1.49%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (1.49%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 34 (50.75%) Linux
2 12 (17.91%) Android
2 12 (17.91%) Windows
3 6 (8.96%) HPUX
4 5 (7.46%) Windows 7
5 3 (4.48%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (1.49%) FreeBSD
6 1 (1.49%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (32.84%) Multithreading
2 19 (28.36%) Software Engineering
3 18 (26.87%) Device Driver Development
4 15 (22.39%) OO
5 13 (19.40%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (19.40%) API Development
6 12 (17.91%) Software Delivery
7 8 (11.94%) Validation
8 7 (10.45%) Functional Testing
9 5 (7.46%) Configuration Management
10 4 (5.97%) Non-Functional Testing
10 4 (5.97%) Performance Tuning
10 4 (5.97%) Software Architecture
11 3 (4.48%) Android Development
12 2 (2.99%) Image Processing
12 2 (2.99%) Issue Tracking
12 2 (2.99%) Network Management
12 2 (2.99%) Requirements Management
13 1 (1.49%) Incident Management
13 1 (1.49%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 35 (52.24%) C
2 27 (40.30%) C++
3 20 (29.85%) Python
4 10 (14.93%) Embedded C
5 4 (5.97%) Embedded C++
5 4 (5.97%) PowerShell
6 3 (4.48%) Assembly Language
6 3 (4.48%) Bash Shell
6 3 (4.48%) C#
6 3 (4.48%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.99%) ANSI C
7 2 (2.99%) Java
7 2 (2.99%) Perl
Qualifications
1 14 (20.90%) Security Cleared
2 10 (14.93%) Degree
3 9 (13.43%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.97%) MISRA
2 3 (4.48%) DO-178B
2 3 (4.48%) MISRA C
System Software
1 20 (29.85%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 12 (17.91%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 12 (17.91%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (11.94%) HP
2 7 (10.45%) Intel
3 3 (4.48%) Freescale
4 1 (1.49%) Altera
4 1 (1.49%) Assembla
4 1 (1.49%) Twitter
4 1 (1.49%) Xilinx
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