The first 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Device Drivers
Rank 562 484 505
Rank change year-on-year
-78 +21
Contract jobs citing Device Driver 41 68 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.071% 0.14% 0.14%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.28% 0.55% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 16 21
Average daily rate £325 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £388 £421
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 24 32
Average hourly rate £39.75 £37.50 £41.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.05 £35.00 £33.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.55 £37.50 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £36.25 £39.25
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -7.64%
Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
14574 12419 14884
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.35% 25.56% 24.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 8982 7479 8630
Average daily rate £415 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £348
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 581 644 778
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.12 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.59% -11.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.22% -10.00%

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 16 April 2014.

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 16 April 2014.

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 16 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -63 35 £325 -7.14% 40
South East -25 10 £315 -18.70% 13
London -36 10 £325 +44.44% 6
South West -11 6 £325 +47.72% 5
East of England -40 6 - - 10
Cambridgeshire -20 5 - - 8
Cambridge -7 4 - - 8
Wiltshire -13 4 - - 4
Swindon - 4 - - 1
Scotland - 3 £319 -
Reading -10 2 - - 3
Berkshire -14 2 - - 5
City of London - 2 £400 - 2
Bristol -14 1 £325 - 1
West Yorkshire -17 1 - - 1
Yorkshire -21 1 - - 1
Surrey -22 1 £300 -14.28% 5
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 £90 -
East Midlands - - - - 2
North West - - - - 3
Warwickshire - - - -
West Lothian - - - -
West Sussex - - - - 2
Uxbridge - - - -
Wareham - - - -
Warrington - - - - 1
Weybridge - - - -
Worthing - - - -
Cheshire - - - - 1

Device Driver
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 38 (62.30%) Linux
2 35 (57.38%) C
3 26 (42.62%) Embedded Linux
4 25 (40.98%) Software Engineering
5 22 (36.07%) C++
6 14 (22.95%) TCP/IP
7 13 (21.31%) Windows
8 11 (18.03%) Embedded C
8 11 (18.03%) Android
8 11 (18.03%) Embedded Systems
9 10 (16.39%) Java
10 8 (13.11%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (11.48%) Wireless
11 7 (11.48%) OpenGL
11 7 (11.48%) Windows 7
11 7 (11.48%) Multithreading
11 7 (11.48%) Degree
12 6 (9.84%) Software Testing
12 6 (9.84%) Git (software)
12 6 (9.84%) Configuration Management
12 6 (9.84%) Electronics
12 6 (9.84%) Perl
12 6 (9.84%) Python
12 6 (9.84%) DHCP
12 6 (9.84%) Windows XP
13 5 (8.20%) Ethernet
13 5 (8.20%) Embedded C++
13 5 (8.20%) 3D Graphics
13 5 (8.20%) STB
13 5 (8.20%) Computer Science

Device Driver
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 (3.28%) WebSphere
1 2 (3.28%) WebLogic
1 2 (3.28%) Apache
2 1 (1.64%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.64%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.64%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.64%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.64%) MS Office
1 1 (1.64%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) BASE24
Communications & Networking
1 14 (22.95%) TCP/IP
2 7 (11.48%) Wireless
3 6 (9.84%) DHCP
4 5 (8.20%) Ethernet
5 4 (6.56%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (4.92%) Bluetooth
6 3 (4.92%) 3G
6 3 (4.92%) ZigBee
7 2 (3.28%) Wireshark
7 2 (3.28%) VLAN
7 2 (3.28%) HSPA
7 2 (3.28%) LTE
7 2 (3.28%) Firewall
7 2 (3.28%) DVB
7 2 (3.28%) RTCP
7 2 (3.28%) RTP
7 2 (3.28%) RFID
7 2 (3.28%) Internet
7 2 (3.28%) GSM
7 2 (3.28%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.64%) MySQL
1 1 (1.64%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.64%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 6 (9.84%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.28%) StarTeam
3 1 (1.64%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.64%) Selenium
3 1 (1.64%) Subversion
3 1 (1.64%) JIRA
3 1 (1.64%) SoapUI
3 1 (1.64%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.64%) Trac
3 1 (1.64%) LLVM
3 1 (1.64%) Bazaar
3 1 (1.64%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (1.64%) NeoLoad
3 1 (1.64%) LoadUI
General
1 6 (9.84%) Electronics
2 3 (4.92%) Multimedia
2 3 (4.92%) Marketing
3 1 (1.64%) Finance
3 1 (1.64%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.64%) Advertising
3 1 (1.64%) Avionics
3 1 (1.64%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 22 (36.07%) Software Engineer
2 13 (21.31%) Developer
3 4 (6.56%) Linux Engineer
3 4 (6.56%) Designer
4 3 (4.92%) Architect
4 3 (4.92%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 2 (3.28%) Embedded C Developer
5 2 (3.28%) C Developer
5 2 (3.28%) Technical Leader
5 2 (3.28%) Software Developer
6 1 (1.64%) Desktop Support
6 1 (1.64%) Consultant
6 1 (1.64%) Field Service Engineer
6 1 (1.64%) Support Engineer
6 1 (1.64%) Field Engineer
6 1 (1.64%) Design Engineer
6 1 (1.64%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 1 (1.64%) Senior Software Engineer
6 1 (1.64%) C# Software Engineer
6 1 (1.64%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.48%) OpenGL
2 5 (8.20%) OpenGL ES
2 5 (8.20%) OpenCL
2 5 (8.20%) Qt
3 3 (4.92%) DirectCompute
4 2 (3.28%) KML
4 2 (3.28%) SyncML
4 2 (3.28%) WAP
4 2 (3.28%) .NET
4 2 (3.28%) J2EE
4 2 (3.28%) HTML
4 2 (3.28%) JDBC
4 2 (3.28%) J2ME
4 2 (3.28%) Flash
5 1 (1.64%) Web Services
5 1 (1.64%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.64%) POSIX
5 1 (1.64%) Middleware
5 1 (1.64%) Silverlight
5 1 (1.64%) JNI
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.03%) Embedded Systems
2 5 (8.20%) 3D Graphics
2 5 (8.20%) STB
2 5 (8.20%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.92%) Firmware
3 3 (4.92%) Smart Meter
3 3 (4.92%) CUDA
3 3 (4.92%) GPGPU
4 2 (3.28%) Mathematics
4 2 (3.28%) IPTV
4 2 (3.28%) Handset
4 2 (3.28%) GIS
4 2 (3.28%) Client/Server
4 2 (3.28%) Blackberry
4 2 (3.28%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.64%) EPoS
5 1 (1.64%) EMV
5 1 (1.64%) Chip and PIN
5 1 (1.64%) EFT
5 1 (1.64%) EFTPOS
Operating Systems
1 38 (62.30%) Linux
2 26 (42.62%) Embedded Linux
3 13 (21.31%) Windows
4 11 (18.03%) Android
5 7 (11.48%) Windows 7
6 6 (9.84%) Windows XP
7 4 (6.56%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (6.56%) FreeBSD
8 3 (4.92%) UNIX
8 3 (4.92%) Apple iOS
9 2 (3.28%) Windows Phone
9 2 (3.28%) Ubuntu
9 2 (3.28%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (3.28%) Windows CE
10 1 (1.64%) VxWorks
10 1 (1.64%) Debian
10 1 (1.64%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (40.98%) Software Engineering
2 8 (13.11%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (11.48%) Multithreading
4 6 (9.84%) Software Testing
4 6 (9.84%) Configuration Management
5 5 (8.20%) Memory Management
6 4 (6.56%) Automation Testing
6 4 (6.56%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (6.56%) Penetration Testing
6 4 (6.56%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (6.56%) Scrum
7 3 (4.92%) OO
7 3 (4.92%) ITIL
7 3 (4.92%) OOD
7 3 (4.92%) Migration
8 2 (3.28%) Embedded Software Development
8 2 (3.28%) Unit Testing
8 2 (3.28%) Integration Testing
8 2 (3.28%) Validation
8 2 (3.28%) E-business
Programming Languages
1 35 (57.38%) C
2 22 (36.07%) C++
3 11 (18.03%) Embedded C
4 10 (16.39%) Java
5 6 (9.84%) Perl
5 6 (9.84%) Python
6 5 (8.20%) Embedded C++
6 5 (8.20%) Bash Shell
7 4 (6.56%) GLSL
7 4 (6.56%) Assembly Language
8 3 (4.92%) SQL
9 2 (3.28%) HLSL
9 2 (3.28%) JavaScript
10 1 (1.64%) C#
10 1 (1.64%) VB
10 1 (1.64%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.64%) Korn
10 1 (1.64%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (11.48%) Degree
2 3 (4.92%) SC Cleared
2 3 (4.92%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.28%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.92%) JTAG
1 3 (4.92%) QA
2 1 (1.64%) ISO 8583
2 1 (1.64%) DO-178B
System Software
1 1 (1.64%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.64%) ISA Server
1 1 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.64%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (3.28%) SCCM
1 2 (3.28%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (1.64%) AppManager
2 1 (1.64%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.64%) Cobbler
2 1 (1.64%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (6.56%) Coverity
2 3 (4.92%) Oracle
3 2 (3.28%) VMware
3 2 (3.28%) ESRI
3 2 (3.28%) Mapinfo
3 2 (3.28%) Intel
3 2 (3.28%) Citrix
3 2 (3.28%) Borland
3 2 (3.28%) Red Hat
3 2 (3.28%) Apple
4 1 (1.64%) Sage
4 1 (1.64%) Cisco
4 1 (1.64%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.64%) HP
4 1 (1.64%) Compaq
4 1 (1.64%) Cognizant
4 1 (1.64%) Mercator
4 1 (1.64%) AppSense
4 1 (1.64%) Open Text
4 1 (1.64%) LANDesk
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