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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Device Drivers
Rank 547 546 496
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -50
Contract jobs citing Device Driver 45 24 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.083% 0.047% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.27% 0.15% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 6 14
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£475 £340 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.70% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £276 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £413 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £340 £320
% change year-on-year
+17.64% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 23
Average hourly rate £30.00 £38.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.07% +2.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £37.75 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.45 £40.00 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £38.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-22.07% +2.66%

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
16471 15885 14405
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.37% 31.03% 29.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 10634 9829 8499
Average daily rate £415 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 629 681 815
Average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.94
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -4.71%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 24 December 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
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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 -8 41 £475 +39.70% 25
South East -21 17 £400 +52.38% 3
London +24 15 £536 +55.43% 1
Surrey - 7 £450 -
South West -23 6 - -
Dorset +3 5 - -
Hampshire - 4 £353 - 2
Berkshire -5 2 £425 -
West Midlands - 2 - - 1
Scotland -9 1 - -
Buckinghamshire -16 1 - -
Oxford - 1 £348 -
Bracknell - 1 £450 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £348 - 1
Staffordshire - - - - 1
Wales - - - - 2
Canary Wharf - - - -
East of England - - - - 18
Farnborough - - - -
Blackburn - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 14
Chippenham - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Dartford - - - -
Exeter - - - -
Fareham - - - - 1
Havant - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -
Ilford - - - -

Device Driver
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 50 (54.35%) C
2 49 (53.26%) Linux
3 46 (50.00%) Software Engineering
4 33 (35.87%) C++
5 26 (28.26%) Security Cleared
6 24 (26.09%) Bash Shell
7 23 (25.00%) TCP/IP
8 22 (23.91%) Firewall
8 22 (23.91%) Embedded Linux
9 21 (22.83%) VMware
10 20 (21.74%) Windows
11 19 (20.65%) Python
11 19 (20.65%) Embedded C
12 14 (15.22%) SSL
12 14 (15.22%) SCCM
12 14 (15.22%) DV Cleared
13 13 (14.13%) QA
13 13 (14.13%) SC Cleared
13 13 (14.13%) Ruby
13 13 (14.13%) Perl
13 13 (14.13%) MySQL
14 12 (13.04%) Oracle
14 12 (13.04%) Web Services
14 12 (13.04%) DNS
14 12 (13.04%) Embedded C++
14 12 (13.04%) RDBMS
14 12 (13.04%) Red Hat
14 12 (13.04%) Firmware
14 12 (13.04%) Clustering
14 12 (13.04%) Shell Script

Device Driver
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 11 (11.96%) OpenStack
1 11 (11.96%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (1.09%) SAS
2 1 (1.09%) CMS
2 1 (1.09%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.09%) nginx
2 1 (1.09%) Confluence
2 1 (1.09%) Node.js
Applications
1 6 (6.52%) MS Office
2 1 (1.09%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 11 (11.96%) Amazon AWS
1 11 (11.96%) PaaS
1 11 (11.96%) Heroku
1 11 (11.96%) Engine Yard
2 1 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 23 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 22 (23.91%) Firewall
3 14 (15.22%) SSL
4 12 (13.04%) DNS
5 10 (10.87%) VLAN
6 9 (9.78%) SNMP
7 4 (4.35%) Internet
7 4 (4.35%) Ethernet
8 3 (3.26%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (2.17%) Wireless
9 2 (2.17%) Fibre Channel
9 2 (2.17%) LAN
9 2 (2.17%) VPN
10 1 (1.09%) Bluetooth
10 1 (1.09%) Broadband
10 1 (1.09%) HTTPS
10 1 (1.09%) SAN
10 1 (1.09%) PBX
10 1 (1.09%) WLAN
10 1 (1.09%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (14.13%) MySQL
2 12 (13.04%) RDBMS
2 12 (13.04%) MongoDB
2 12 (13.04%) Apache Cassandra
2 12 (13.04%) NoSQL
2 12 (13.04%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (13.04%) Jenkins
2 11 (11.96%) Subversion
3 7 (7.61%) Git (software)
4 4 (4.35%) JIRA
5 2 (2.17%) Mercurial
6 1 (1.09%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.09%) GDB
6 1 (1.09%) Rational Rhapsody
6 1 (1.09%) Selenium
6 1 (1.09%) MSI
General
1 6 (6.52%) Avionics
2 5 (5.43%) Electronics
3 4 (4.35%) Aerospace
4 3 (3.26%) Automotive
4 3 (3.26%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.26%) Finance
5 2 (2.17%) Banking
6 1 (1.09%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 39 (42.39%) Software Engineer
2 17 (18.48%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 11 (11.96%) DevOps Engineer
3 11 (11.96%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 7 (7.61%) Build Engineer
4 7 (7.61%) Senior Software Engineer
5 5 (5.43%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
5 5 (5.43%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 4 (4.35%) Linux Engineer
6 4 (4.35%) Developer
7 2 (2.17%) Analyst
7 2 (2.17%) Test Analyst
7 2 (2.17%) Principle Engineer
7 2 (2.17%) Architect
7 2 (2.17%) Technical Specialist
7 2 (2.17%) Security Engineer
7 2 (2.17%) Firmware Engineer
8 1 (1.09%) Senior Firmware Engineer
8 1 (1.09%) Firmware Developer
8 1 (1.09%) Platform Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (13.04%) Web Services
1 12 (13.04%) MCollective
2 9 (9.78%) Middleware
3 7 (7.61%) wxWidgets
4 4 (4.35%) GTK+
5 1 (1.09%) FFmpeg
5 1 (1.09%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (1.09%) Application Packaging
5 1 (1.09%) XML
5 1 (1.09%) Flash
5 1 (1.09%) HTML
5 1 (1.09%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.04%) Clustering
2 11 (11.96%) Computer Science
3 9 (9.78%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (3.26%) Algorithms
5 2 (2.17%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 2 (2.17%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (2.17%) VHDL
5 2 (2.17%) MPEG
5 2 (2.17%) Smartcard
6 1 (1.09%) DTV
6 1 (1.09%) EMV
6 1 (1.09%) Verilog
6 1 (1.09%) SecurID
6 1 (1.09%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.09%) iPhone
6 1 (1.09%) Smart Meter
6 1 (1.09%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 49 (53.26%) Linux
2 22 (23.91%) Embedded Linux
3 20 (21.74%) Windows
4 12 (13.04%) Ubuntu
4 12 (13.04%) CentOS
5 11 (11.96%) VxWorks
6 9 (9.78%) Nucleus RTOS
7 5 (5.43%) Windows 7
8 4 (4.35%) Android
8 4 (4.35%) ThreadX
9 1 (1.09%) AIX
9 1 (1.09%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.09%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.09%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 12 (13.04%) Release Management
2 12 (13.04%) DevOps
3 10 (10.87%) Embedded Software Development
3 10 (10.87%) Load Balancing
4 9 (9.78%) Validation
5 8 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (7.61%) Multithreading
7 6 (6.52%) Capacity Planning
7 6 (6.52%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (5.43%) Cyber Security
8 5 (5.43%) UML
8 5 (5.43%) Code Coverage
9 4 (4.35%) Migration
9 4 (4.35%) Refactoring
9 4 (4.35%) SysML
10 3 (3.26%) Project Planning
10 3 (3.26%) Data Migration
11 2 (2.17%) System Testing
11 2 (2.17%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 50 (54.35%) C
2 33 (35.87%) C++
3 24 (26.09%) Bash Shell
4 19 (20.65%) Python
4 19 (20.65%) Embedded C
5 13 (14.13%) Ruby
5 13 (14.13%) Perl
6 12 (13.04%) Shell Script
6 12 (13.04%) Embedded C++
7 10 (10.87%) Korn
8 6 (6.52%) Assembly Language
9 5 (5.43%) Java
9 5 (5.43%) SQL
10 4 (4.35%) PowerShell
11 3 (3.26%) VB
12 2 (2.17%) JavaScript
13 1 (1.09%) C#
13 1 (1.09%) sed
13 1 (1.09%) VBScript
13 1 (1.09%) AWK
Qualifications
1 26 (28.26%) Security Cleared
2 14 (15.22%) DV Cleared
3 13 (14.13%) SC Cleared
4 6 (6.52%) Degree
5 1 (1.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.09%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (1.09%) CCNP
5 1 (1.09%) ISEB
5 1 (1.09%) CISSP
5 1 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.09%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (1.09%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (14.13%) QA
2 6 (6.52%) DO-178B
3 1 (1.09%) ISO 8583
3 1 (1.09%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (13.04%) Firmware
2 9 (9.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (8.70%) Xen
4 1 (1.09%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.09%) Samba
4 1 (1.09%) qmail
Systems Management
1 14 (15.22%) SCCM
2 12 (13.04%) Puppet
2 12 (13.04%) Cobbler
3 11 (11.96%) Nagios
4 9 (9.78%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 9 (9.78%) collectd
5 3 (3.26%) WMI
5 3 (3.26%) Sysprep
6 1 (1.09%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.09%) SELinux
6 1 (1.09%) Bacula
Vendors
1 21 (22.83%) VMware
2 12 (13.04%) Red Hat
2 12 (13.04%) Oracle
3 8 (8.70%) HP
4 7 (7.61%) Microsoft
5 3 (3.26%) Dell
6 2 (2.17%) Green Hills
7 1 (1.09%) Fortinet
7 1 (1.09%) LANDesk
7 1 (1.09%) Coverity
7 1 (1.09%) Wind River
7 1 (1.09%) Tufin
7 1 (1.09%) Akamai
7 1 (1.09%) F5
7 1 (1.09%) AlgoSec
7 1 (1.09%) Lauterbach
7 1 (1.09%) Intel
7 1 (1.09%) CA
7 1 (1.09%) Novell
7 1 (1.09%) Veritas
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