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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Device Drivers
Rank 520 525 498
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -27
Contract jobs citing Device Driver 87 57 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.11% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.53% 0.35% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 20 16
Average daily rate
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£380 £328 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.03% +9.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £210 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £403 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.41% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 17 16
Average hourly rate £34.50 £40.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.81% +8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £37.50 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.15 £42.70 £48.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £40.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-16.04% +8.00%

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
16501 16144 14914
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.46% 30.67% 31.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 10228 10089 8893
Average daily rate £415 £410 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.21% -3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 660 645 613
Average hourly rate £18.70 £21.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.95% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.92 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.83
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +3.06%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -18 60 £384 +18.07% 36
Scotland +15 21 £340 -
South East -10 21 £390 +23.80% 9
East of England +13 12 £345 -18.82% 15
London -12 10 £365 +12.30% 1
Edinburgh - 9 £340 -
South West +8 7 £480 - 3
Hampshire +3 7 £400 +14.28% 1
Berkshire -2 7 £315 - 4
Dundee - 7 £170 -
Cambridge +2 6 £390 - 7
Cambridgeshire +1 6 £390 -22.00% 10
Cheshire - 5 - - 1
Crewe - 5 - -
North West - 5 - - 2
Hertfordshire +3 4 £300 -14.28% 1
Dorset - 4 £480 -
Bournemouth - 4 £480 -
Reading +10 3 £315 - 3
Birmingham -5 3 £300 +233.33%
West Midlands -7 3 £300 +233.33% 3
Oxfordshire -20 3 £380 +31.03% 2
Feltham - 3 £360 -
Oxford -11 2 £360 +24.13% 1
Winchester - 2 - -
Middlesex +4 1 - -
Wiltshire -1 1 - - 1
Welwyn Garden City -3 1 - -
Gloucestershire -7 1 - - 1
West Yorkshire -10 1 £100 -

Device Driver
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 74 (52.48%) Linux
2 63 (44.68%) Windows
3 58 (41.13%) C
4 53 (37.59%) Software Engineering
5 49 (34.75%) TCP/IP
6 37 (26.24%) C++
7 24 (17.02%) VMware
8 23 (16.31%) Python
9 22 (15.60%) Subversion
9 22 (15.60%) Embedded Linux
10 21 (14.89%) Security Cleared
10 21 (14.89%) DNS
10 21 (14.89%) Perl
11 20 (14.18%) SSL
11 20 (14.18%) Embedded C
12 19 (13.48%) Firmware
13 18 (12.77%) Shell Script
14 17 (12.06%) Agile Software Development
14 17 (12.06%) Bash Shell
14 17 (12.06%) Microsoft
14 17 (12.06%) Firewall
14 17 (12.06%) HTTP
15 16 (11.35%) Electronics
15 16 (11.35%) Jenkins
16 15 (10.64%) SC Cleared
16 15 (10.64%) Ruby
16 15 (10.64%) QA
16 15 (10.64%) Web Services
17 14 (9.93%) MySQL
17 14 (9.93%) Oracle

Device Driver
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 8 (5.67%) OpenStack
1 8 (5.67%) Cloud Foundry
2 3 (2.13%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.42%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.71%) Node.js
4 1 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 4 (2.84%) MS Office
2 2 (1.42%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.67%) Heroku
1 8 (5.67%) Engine Yard
1 8 (5.67%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.84%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 49 (34.75%) TCP/IP
2 21 (14.89%) DNS
3 20 (14.18%) SSL
4 17 (12.06%) Firewall
4 17 (12.06%) HTTP
5 13 (9.22%) VLAN
5 13 (9.22%) SNMP
6 12 (8.51%) Wi-Fi
7 9 (6.38%) 802.11
8 8 (5.67%) RTP
8 8 (5.67%) VPN
8 8 (5.67%) ZigBee
9 7 (4.96%) OpenVPN
9 7 (4.96%) FCoE
9 7 (4.96%) Fibre Channel
9 7 (4.96%) iSCSI
9 7 (4.96%) DHCP
9 7 (4.96%) FTP
9 7 (4.96%) SAN
9 7 (4.96%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (9.93%) MySQL
1 14 (9.93%) RDBMS
1 14 (9.93%) MongoDB
1 14 (9.93%) Apache Cassandra
1 14 (9.93%) NoSQL
1 14 (9.93%) Relational Database
2 7 (4.96%) SQLite
3 3 (2.13%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 22 (15.60%) Subversion
2 16 (11.35%) Jenkins
3 13 (9.22%) Visual Studio
4 10 (7.09%) Git (software)
5 6 (4.26%) WinDbg
6 3 (2.13%) GCC
7 1 (0.71%) Robot Framework
7 1 (0.71%) SCons
7 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Blend
7 1 (0.71%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.71%) TortoiseSVN
7 1 (0.71%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.71%) Valgrind
7 1 (0.71%) JIRA
7 1 (0.71%) Selenium
7 1 (0.71%) Eclipse
General
1 16 (11.35%) Electronics
2 9 (6.38%) Finance
2 9 (6.38%) Automotive
3 5 (3.55%) German Language
4 3 (2.13%) Banking
5 2 (1.42%) Avionics
6 1 (0.71%) Marketing
6 1 (0.71%) Military
6 1 (0.71%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 43 (30.50%) Software Engineer
2 26 (18.44%) Developer
3 18 (12.77%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 14 (9.93%) Software Developer
5 13 (9.22%) DevOps Engineer
6 12 (8.51%) Embedded Software Developer
6 12 (8.51%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 8 (5.67%) Analyst
7 8 (5.67%) Test Engineer
8 7 (4.96%) Service Analyst
8 7 (4.96%) 1st Line Support
8 7 (4.96%) Service Desk Analyst
9 5 (3.55%) Test Specialist
10 4 (2.84%) Linux Engineer
11 3 (2.13%) Embedded Linux Engineer
11 3 (2.13%) Firmware Engineer
11 3 (2.13%) Architect
12 2 (1.42%) C++ Software Engineer
12 2 (1.42%) Storage Engineer
12 2 (1.42%) C Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (10.64%) Web Services
2 14 (9.93%) MCollective
3 8 (5.67%) .NET
3 8 (5.67%) XML
3 8 (5.67%) HTML
4 7 (4.96%) .NET Compact Framework
4 7 (4.96%) WCF
4 7 (4.96%) .NET Framework
4 7 (4.96%) JSON
5 2 (1.42%) Flash
5 2 (1.42%) STL
5 2 (1.42%) Application Packaging
5 2 (1.42%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 1 (0.71%) Qt
6 1 (0.71%) Silverlight
6 1 (0.71%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (0.71%) ActiveX
6 1 (0.71%) DHTML
6 1 (0.71%) MFC
6 1 (0.71%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.93%) Clustering
2 9 (6.38%) Computer Science
3 8 (5.67%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (2.84%) STB
4 4 (2.84%) Embedded Systems
5 3 (2.13%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 3 (2.13%) MPEG
5 3 (2.13%) Streaming Video
6 2 (1.42%) DTV
6 2 (1.42%) EMV
6 2 (1.42%) Smartcard
6 2 (1.42%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.42%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.71%) Over-the-Top Content
7 1 (0.71%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.71%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.71%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.71%) CAN bus
7 1 (0.71%) Mobile Computing
7 1 (0.71%) GPGPU
Operating Systems
1 74 (52.48%) Linux
2 63 (44.68%) Windows
3 22 (15.60%) Embedded Linux
4 14 (9.93%) Ubuntu
4 14 (9.93%) CentOS
5 11 (7.80%) Windows CE
6 8 (5.67%) FreeBSD
6 8 (5.67%) Android
7 7 (4.96%) AIX
8 6 (4.26%) Apple iOS
9 4 (2.84%) Windows 7
10 2 (1.42%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.71%) UNIX
11 1 (0.71%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.71%) OS/2
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (37.59%) Software Engineering
2 17 (12.06%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (9.93%) DevOps
4 13 (9.22%) Load Balancing
4 13 (9.22%) Performance Testing
5 12 (8.51%) Release Management
6 11 (7.80%) Multithreading
7 10 (7.09%) Software Testing
8 8 (5.67%) Benchmarking
8 8 (5.67%) Configuration Management
8 8 (5.67%) Software Delivery
9 7 (4.96%) Linux Kernel Development
9 7 (4.96%) Test Planning
9 7 (4.96%) Android Development
9 7 (4.96%) Test Scripting
9 7 (4.96%) ITIL
9 7 (4.96%) Validation
10 6 (4.26%) OO
10 6 (4.26%) Incident Management
11 5 (3.55%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 58 (41.13%) C
2 37 (26.24%) C++
3 23 (16.31%) Python
4 21 (14.89%) Perl
5 20 (14.18%) Embedded C
6 18 (12.77%) Shell Script
7 17 (12.06%) Bash Shell
8 15 (10.64%) Ruby
9 13 (9.22%) Korn
9 13 (9.22%) C#
10 10 (7.09%) Java
11 9 (6.38%) Embedded C++
12 5 (3.55%) Assembly Language
13 3 (2.13%) JavaScript
13 3 (2.13%) SQL
14 1 (0.71%) GLSL
14 1 (0.71%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.71%) C++/CLI
14 1 (0.71%) VC++
14 1 (0.71%) VB
Qualifications
1 21 (14.89%) Security Cleared
2 15 (10.64%) SC Cleared
3 6 (4.26%) DV Cleared
4 5 (3.55%) Degree
5 1 (0.71%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.71%) MCSA
5 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.71%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (10.64%) QA
2 7 (4.96%) SLA
3 4 (2.84%) IEC 61508
4 3 (2.13%) ISO 9001
5 2 (1.42%) ISO 8583
6 1 (0.71%) DO-178B
System Software
1 19 (13.48%) Firmware
2 9 (6.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.55%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.42%) iptables
5 1 (0.71%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.71%) Xen
Systems Management
1 14 (9.93%) Puppet
1 14 (9.93%) Cobbler
2 9 (6.38%) SCCM
3 8 (5.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 8 (5.67%) Nagios
4 7 (4.96%) collectd
5 2 (1.42%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (1.42%) SELinux
Vendors
1 24 (17.02%) VMware
2 17 (12.06%) Microsoft
3 14 (9.93%) Oracle
3 14 (9.93%) Red Hat
4 7 (4.96%) Assembla
4 7 (4.96%) Veritas
5 4 (2.84%) IBM
6 3 (2.13%) Akamai
6 3 (2.13%) HP
7 1 (0.71%) Green Hills
7 1 (0.71%) Avaya
7 1 (0.71%) Perforce
7 1 (0.71%) QNX
7 1 (0.71%) Remedy
7 1 (0.71%) Sophos
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