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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Device Drivers
UK
Rank 572 598 558
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -40
Contract jobs citing Device Driver 36 30 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.079% 0.058% 0.10%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.25% 0.19% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 17 25
Median daily rate £450 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.12% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £290 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £428 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £347
% change year-on-year
-4.27% -2.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 10 5
Median hourly rate £40.00 £42.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.43% +22.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £41.65 £25.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £38.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £42.75 £36.25
% change year-on-year
-3.50% +17.93%

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
14130 16091 15778
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.12% 30.94% 30.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 9097 10427 9723
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £610 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 554 578 644
Median hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £18.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +20.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.50 £11.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £53.80 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £22.52 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-22.29% +25.11%

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 24 February 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
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 24 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Device Driver within the UK over the 3 months to 24 February 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 +38 35 £450 +16.12% 16
London +25 13 £563 +33.92% 3
East of England +7 7 - - 4
South West +13 5 £328 - 4
Hertfordshire - 5 - -
North West - 4 £313 - 3
Cheshire - 3 £313 -
Devon - 3 - -
Cambridge - 2 - - 4
Cambridgeshire - 2 - - 4
Dorset +3 1 £328 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £450 - 1
Staffordshire - 1 - -
North East - 1 £450 - 1
West Midlands - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
Osterley - 1 £450 -
Warrington - 1 £313 -
Bournemouth - 1 £328 -
Dunfermline - 1 £320 -
Cheltenham - 1 - -
Hemel Hempstead - 1 - -
Stafford - 1 - -
Northamptonshire - 1 - -
Liverpool - 1 - -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £450 - 1
Merseyside - 1 - -
Fife - 1 £320 -
Scotland - 1 £320 - 1

Device Driver
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 34 (49.28%) C++
2 33 (47.83%) C
3 29 (42.03%) Linux
4 25 (36.23%) TCP/IP
5 24 (34.78%) Software Engineering
6 23 (33.33%) Device Driver Development
7 21 (30.43%) Multithreading
7 21 (30.43%) Firmware
8 20 (28.99%) Python
9 17 (24.64%) OO
9 17 (24.64%) Security Cleared
10 16 (23.19%) Git (software)
10 16 (23.19%) JIRA
10 16 (23.19%) Agile Software Development
11 14 (20.29%) JSON
11 14 (20.29%) Subversion
11 14 (20.29%) HTTP
12 13 (18.84%) SSL
12 13 (18.84%) RESTful
12 13 (18.84%) API Development
13 12 (17.39%) Software Delivery
13 12 (17.39%) Enterprise Software
13 12 (17.39%) SCCM
13 12 (17.39%) SNMP
13 12 (17.39%) Windows
13 12 (17.39%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 11 (15.94%) SC Cleared
14 11 (15.94%) Embedded Systems
15 10 (14.49%) Degree
15 10 (14.49%) 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 3 (4.35%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.45%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 25 (36.23%) TCP/IP
2 14 (20.29%) HTTP
3 13 (18.84%) SSL
4 12 (17.39%) SNMP
5 3 (4.35%) Ethernet
5 3 (4.35%) RS-232
6 2 (2.90%) FlexRay
6 2 (2.90%) Internet
7 1 (1.45%) 802.15
7 1 (1.45%) Bluetooth
7 1 (1.45%) FTP
7 1 (1.45%) OpenVPN
7 1 (1.45%) Software-Defined Radio
7 1 (1.45%) VPN
7 1 (1.45%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.45%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.45%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.45%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 16 (23.19%) Git (software)
1 16 (23.19%) JIRA
2 14 (20.29%) Subversion
3 2 (2.90%) Mercurial
4 1 (1.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (7.25%) Aerospace
2 4 (5.80%) Electronics
3 3 (4.35%) Automotive
3 3 (4.35%) Military
4 2 (2.90%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.45%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 21 (30.43%) Software Engineer
2 20 (28.99%) Developer
3 13 (18.84%) Embedded Engineer
4 10 (14.49%) C++ Developer
4 10 (14.49%) Python Developer
5 9 (13.04%) Linux Developer
6 7 (10.14%) Build Engineer
6 7 (10.14%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 6 (8.70%) Firmware Engineer
8 5 (7.25%) Android Engineer
8 5 (7.25%) Embedded Developer
8 5 (7.25%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
8 5 (7.25%) Senior Software Engineer
9 4 (5.80%) C++ Software Engineer
9 4 (5.80%) Middleware Engineer
9 4 (5.80%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
10 3 (4.35%) Development Engineer
10 3 (4.35%) Software Developer
11 2 (2.90%) 1st Line Support
11 2 (2.90%) C# Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (20.29%) JSON
2 13 (18.84%) RESTful
3 5 (7.25%) MFC
3 5 (7.25%) Qt
4 4 (5.80%) Middleware
5 3 (4.35%) .NET
5 3 (4.35%) pytest
6 2 (2.90%) .NET Framework
6 2 (2.90%) XML
6 2 (2.90%) Yocto
7 1 (1.45%) .NET Compact Framework
7 1 (1.45%) 802.1X
7 1 (1.45%) WCF
7 1 (1.45%) Web Services
7 1 (1.45%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (17.39%) Enterprise Software
2 11 (15.94%) Embedded Systems
3 9 (13.04%) Computer Science
4 5 (7.25%) Mobile App
5 4 (5.80%) Digital TV
5 4 (5.80%) STB
6 3 (4.35%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 2 (2.90%) Algorithms
7 2 (2.90%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (1.45%) Verilog
8 1 (1.45%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 29 (42.03%) Linux
2 12 (17.39%) Windows
3 7 (10.14%) Android
4 6 (8.70%) HPUX
4 6 (8.70%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.90%) Embedded Linux
5 2 (2.90%) VxWorks
6 1 (1.45%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (34.78%) Software Engineering
2 23 (33.33%) Device Driver Development
3 21 (30.43%) Multithreading
4 17 (24.64%) OO
5 16 (23.19%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (18.84%) API Development
7 12 (17.39%) Software Delivery
8 7 (10.14%) Configuration Management
8 7 (10.14%) Functional Testing
8 7 (10.14%) Validation
9 5 (7.25%) Mathematics
10 4 (5.80%) Non-Functional Testing
10 4 (5.80%) OOP
10 4 (5.80%) Performance Tuning
10 4 (5.80%) Requirements Management
10 4 (5.80%) Software Architecture
11 3 (4.35%) Customer Requirements
12 2 (2.90%) Incident Management
12 2 (2.90%) Issue Tracking
12 2 (2.90%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (49.28%) C++
2 33 (47.83%) C
3 20 (28.99%) Python
4 10 (14.49%) Embedded C
5 6 (8.70%) C#
6 4 (5.80%) ANSI C
6 4 (5.80%) Embedded C++
6 4 (5.80%) PowerShell
7 3 (4.35%) Java
8 2 (2.90%) Assembly Language
8 2 (2.90%) Perl
9 1 (1.45%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.45%) Pascal
Qualifications
1 17 (24.64%) Security Cleared
2 11 (15.94%) SC Cleared
3 10 (14.49%) Degree
4 1 (1.45%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.35%) MISRA
2 2 (2.90%) DO-178B
2 2 (2.90%) MISRA C
System Software
1 21 (30.43%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 12 (17.39%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 12 (17.39%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (11.59%) HP
2 6 (8.70%) Intel
3 2 (2.90%) Freescale
4 1 (1.45%) Altera
4 1 (1.45%) Assembla
4 1 (1.45%) EMC
4 1 (1.45%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.45%) Twitter
4 1 (1.45%) Xilinx
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