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 30 July 2016 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Device Drivers
Rank 598 610 586
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -24
Contract jobs citing Device Driver 63 53 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.093% 0.095%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.35% 0.29% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 14 21
Median daily rate £372 £386 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.68% +10.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £289 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £494 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £322 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
-10.69% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 12 12
Median hourly rate £40.00 £31.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.98% -21.25%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.75 £30.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+40.16% -23.75%

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
18060 18473 17746
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.55% 32.36% 32.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 11668 11625 10725
Median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £610 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 637 727 711
Median hourly rate £20.78 £19.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.36% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.02 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.50 £20.21
% change year-on-year
+16.21% -8.43%

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 30 July 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
Top 26 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 30 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +32 57 £413 +6.79% 17
London +26 31 £563 +9.75% 9
South East +20 19 £326 -6.92% 1
Hampshire +8 10 £320 - 1
Hook - 8 £310 -
Scotland +2 5 £325 -
East of England +15 4 - - 2
Oxfordshire +8 3 - -
North West 0 3 £300 -21.56% 1
City of London - 3 - - 1
Hertfordshire +12 2 - -
Cheshire +6 2 - -
Middlesex - 2 £340 -
Surrey - 2 £400 -
Knutsford - 2 - -
Oxford - 2 - -
Fife - 2 £320 -
Cambridgeshire +15 1 - - 2
Cambridge +13 1 - - 2
Buckinghamshire +8 1 - -
Welwyn Garden City +5 1 - -
Dundee 0 1 £230 -
Essex - 1 - -
Staines - 1 £400 -
Dunfermline - 1 £320 -
Kent - 1 £413 -

Device Driver
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 2016, 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 76 (64.41%) Linux
2 51 (43.22%) C
3 43 (36.44%) C++
4 42 (35.59%) Software Engineering
5 39 (33.05%) Agile Software Development
6 37 (31.36%) Python
7 26 (22.03%) Git (software)
8 24 (20.34%) SCCM
9 23 (19.49%) Embedded Linux
9 23 (19.49%) Degree
9 23 (19.49%) Windows
10 22 (18.64%) Firmware
11 20 (16.95%) Subversion
11 20 (16.95%) JIRA
12 19 (16.10%) Multithreading
12 19 (16.10%) RESTful
12 19 (16.10%) TCP/IP
12 19 (16.10%) OO
13 18 (15.25%) API Development
13 18 (15.25%) HTTP
13 18 (15.25%) Embedded Systems
13 18 (15.25%) JSON
13 18 (15.25%) Computer Science
14 17 (14.41%) Bash Shell
14 17 (14.41%) Middleware
15 15 (12.71%) VMware
15 15 (12.71%) Embedded C
15 15 (12.71%) HP
15 15 (12.71%) VMware Infrastructure
15 15 (12.71%) Android

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 4 (3.39%) MS Exchange
1 4 (3.39%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.54%) Cloud Foundry
2 3 (2.54%) OpenStack
Applications
1 5 (4.24%) MS Office
2 4 (3.39%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.85%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.39%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (3.39%) GitHub
1 4 (3.39%) SaaS
2 3 (2.54%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (2.54%) Engine Yard
2 3 (2.54%) Google Apps
2 3 (2.54%) Heroku
2 3 (2.54%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (16.10%) TCP/IP
2 18 (15.25%) HTTP
3 13 (11.02%) SNMP
3 13 (11.02%) SSL
4 8 (6.78%) FCoE
4 8 (6.78%) Fibre Channel
4 8 (6.78%) iSCSI
4 8 (6.78%) SAN
5 5 (4.24%) Internet
5 5 (4.24%) Wireless
6 4 (3.39%) Broadband
6 4 (3.39%) DHCP
6 4 (3.39%) DNS
6 4 (3.39%) DVB
7 3 (2.54%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (1.69%) Multicast
8 2 (1.69%) RS-232
8 2 (1.69%) Unicast
9 1 (0.85%) RS-422
9 1 (0.85%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.08%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.54%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (2.54%) RDBMS
2 3 (2.54%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 26 (22.03%) Git (software)
2 20 (16.95%) JIRA
2 20 (16.95%) Subversion
3 7 (5.93%) Jenkins
4 3 (2.54%) Vagrant
5 2 (1.69%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.85%) Appium
6 1 (0.85%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.85%) GCC
6 1 (0.85%) JBehave
6 1 (0.85%) Qt Creator
6 1 (0.85%) Selenium
6 1 (0.85%) TortoiseSVN
6 1 (0.85%) VectorCAST
6 1 (0.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.85%) WebDriver
General
1 10 (8.47%) Electronics
2 8 (6.78%) Aerospace
3 7 (5.93%) Military
4 6 (5.08%) Avionics
5 3 (2.54%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.69%) Banking
7 1 (0.85%) Automotive
7 1 (0.85%) Finance
7 1 (0.85%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 32 (27.12%) Software Engineer
2 27 (22.88%) Developer
3 21 (17.80%) C++ Developer
4 19 (16.10%) Embedded Engineer
5 14 (11.86%) Build Engineer
5 14 (11.86%) Linux Developer
6 13 (11.02%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 13 (11.02%) Python Developer
7 12 (10.17%) Linux Engineer
8 6 (5.08%) Design Engineer
8 6 (5.08%) DevOps Engineer
8 6 (5.08%) Embedded Developer
8 6 (5.08%) Embedded Linux Engineer
9 5 (4.24%) Embedded C++ Engineer
9 5 (4.24%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
9 5 (4.24%) Kernel Engineer
9 5 (4.24%) Platform Engineer
9 5 (4.24%) Senior Software Engineer
9 5 (4.24%) Test Specialist
9 5 (4.24%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (16.10%) RESTful
2 18 (15.25%) JSON
3 17 (14.41%) Middleware
4 5 (4.24%) Qt
5 4 (3.39%) OpenGL
6 3 (2.54%) .NET
6 3 (2.54%) MCollective
6 3 (2.54%) Web Services
7 2 (1.69%) .NET Framework
7 2 (1.69%) HTML
7 2 (1.69%) HTML5
8 1 (0.85%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.85%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.85%) DirectCompute
8 1 (0.85%) OpenCL
8 1 (0.85%) QML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (15.25%) Computer Science
1 18 (15.25%) Embedded Systems
2 14 (11.86%) Enterprise Software
3 10 (8.47%) STB
4 9 (7.63%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (6.78%) Digital TV
6 6 (5.08%) 3D Graphics
6 6 (5.08%) Clustering
7 5 (4.24%) Cloud Native
7 5 (4.24%) Data Centre
8 4 (3.39%) Fat Client
8 4 (3.39%) Thin Client
9 3 (2.54%) Algorithms
9 3 (2.54%) Mathematics
9 3 (2.54%) Replication
10 2 (1.69%) CAN bus
11 1 (0.85%) CUDA
11 1 (0.85%) IPTV
11 1 (0.85%) VHDL
11 1 (0.85%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 76 (64.41%) Linux
2 23 (19.49%) Embedded Linux
2 23 (19.49%) Windows
3 15 (12.71%) Android
4 10 (8.47%) Ubuntu
5 8 (6.78%) AIX
6 7 (5.93%) VxWorks
6 7 (5.93%) Windows 10
7 6 (5.08%) CentOS
7 6 (5.08%) Mac OS X
7 6 (5.08%) Unix
7 6 (5.08%) Windows 8
7 6 (5.08%) Windows XP
8 4 (3.39%) FreeBSD
8 4 (3.39%) Windows Server
9 3 (2.54%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.69%) Nucleus RTOS
11 1 (0.85%) uClinux
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (35.59%) Software Engineering
2 39 (33.05%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (16.10%) Multithreading
3 19 (16.10%) OO
4 18 (15.25%) API Development
5 14 (11.86%) Software Delivery
5 14 (11.86%) Software Testing
6 9 (7.63%) Performance Testing
7 8 (6.78%) ITIL
7 8 (6.78%) Regression Testing
8 7 (5.93%) Functional Testing
8 7 (5.93%) Workflow
9 6 (5.08%) Configuration Management
9 6 (5.08%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (5.08%) DevOps
9 6 (5.08%) Infrastructure Management
9 6 (5.08%) Mentoring
9 6 (5.08%) Non-Functional Testing
9 6 (5.08%) Software Architecture
9 6 (5.08%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 51 (43.22%) C
2 43 (36.44%) C++
3 37 (31.36%) Python
4 17 (14.41%) Bash Shell
5 15 (12.71%) Embedded C
6 11 (9.32%) Perl
7 10 (8.47%) PowerShell
7 10 (8.47%) Shell Script
8 9 (7.63%) Assembly Language
9 7 (5.93%) Embedded C++
10 5 (4.24%) C#
11 3 (2.54%) Ruby
11 3 (2.54%) SQL
12 2 (1.69%) ANSI C
12 2 (1.69%) Java
12 2 (1.69%) JavaScript
13 1 (0.85%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 23 (19.49%) Degree
2 14 (11.86%) Security Cleared
3 8 (6.78%) SC Cleared
4 4 (3.39%) ACMT
4 4 (3.39%) CCA
4 4 (3.39%) Citrix Certification
4 4 (3.39%) MCSE
4 4 (3.39%) MCTS
4 4 (3.39%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (2.54%) AWS Certification
6 2 (1.69%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.08%) ISO 9001
2 4 (3.39%) DO-178B
2 4 (3.39%) MISRA
3 2 (1.69%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.69%) JTAG
3 2 (1.69%) MISRA C
3 2 (1.69%) QA
4 1 (0.85%) HL7
4 1 (0.85%) IEC 61508
4 1 (0.85%) ISO13485
System Software
1 22 (18.64%) Firmware
2 15 (12.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (8.47%) Active Directory
3 10 (8.47%) XenApp
3 10 (8.47%) XenDesktop
4 6 (5.08%) BitLocker
4 6 (5.08%) Xen
5 4 (3.39%) LXC
5 4 (3.39%) Terminal Services
5 4 (3.39%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (2.54%) Docker
6 3 (2.54%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.85%) iptables
Systems Management
1 24 (20.34%) SCCM
2 14 (11.86%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 6 (5.08%) Nagios
3 6 (5.08%) WSUS
4 4 (3.39%) Backup Exec
4 4 (3.39%) Casper Suite
4 4 (3.39%) HP SIM
4 4 (3.39%) SCOM
4 4 (3.39%) SCOrch
5 3 (2.54%) Ansible
5 3 (2.54%) BMC PATROL
5 3 (2.54%) Cobbler
5 3 (2.54%) Icinga
5 3 (2.54%) Kubernetes
5 3 (2.54%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (2.54%) Puppet
Vendors
1 15 (12.71%) HP
1 15 (12.71%) VMware
2 14 (11.86%) Microsoft
3 10 (8.47%) Citrix
3 10 (8.47%) Red Hat
3 10 (8.47%) Symantec
4 8 (6.78%) Veritas
5 6 (5.08%) Apple
5 6 (5.08%) Dell
5 6 (5.08%) Perforce
6 5 (4.24%) Google
7 4 (3.39%) Wind River
8 3 (2.54%) BMC
8 3 (2.54%) ServiceNow
9 2 (1.69%) Broadcom
10 1 (0.85%) Anite
10 1 (0.85%) IBM
10 1 (0.85%) Intel
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