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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Device Drivers
Rank 551 512 531
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +19
Contract jobs citing Device Driver 50 63 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.090% 0.12% 0.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.35% 0.45% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 7 14
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£350 £325 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +23.80%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £263
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 24 40
Average hourly rate £39.00 £35.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.85% -11.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £35.50 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.10 £37.50 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £35.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+9.85% -11.25%

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
14120 13908 14654
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.49% 26.15% 24.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 8449 8513 8505
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 609 615 803
Average hourly rate £18.50 £19.30 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.14% -24.99%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

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 20 August 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
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 20 August 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 -30 41 £350 +7.69% 29
South East +16 25 £350 - 7
Hampshire +2 19 £350 - 3
East of England -15 10 £430 - 14
Scotland -8 9 £340 - 1
Cambridge -6 8 £430 - 8
Cambridgeshire -7 8 £430 - 12
Buckinghamshire +6 4 £320 - 1
South West - 3 - - 3
Dorset - 3 - - 1
London +3 2 £463 +5.71% 2
East Midlands +10 1 £100 - 1
Essex - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 - - 1
Leicestershire - 1 £100 -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Surrey - - - -
City of London - - - -
Kent - - - -
County Antrim - - - -
Belfast - - - -
Bristol - - - - 1
Fife - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Denbighshire - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -
Loughborough - - - -

Device Driver
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 64 (58.72%) Software Engineering
2 63 (57.80%) C
3 53 (48.62%) Linux
4 45 (41.28%) C++
5 30 (27.52%) Embedded Linux
6 27 (24.77%) Embedded C
7 23 (21.10%) TCP/IP
8 22 (20.18%) Windows
9 16 (14.68%) Security Cleared
10 14 (12.84%) Embedded C++
10 14 (12.84%) Firmware
11 13 (11.93%) SCCM
11 13 (11.93%) Embedded Systems
12 12 (11.01%) Android
12 12 (11.01%) Intel
12 12 (11.01%) Java
13 11 (10.09%) Python
13 11 (10.09%) SC Cleared
14 10 (9.17%) Degree
14 10 (9.17%) Electronics
14 10 (9.17%) SSL
14 10 (9.17%) SNMP
14 10 (9.17%) HP
14 10 (9.17%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 10 (9.17%) Enterprise Software
15 9 (8.26%) Validation
16 8 (7.34%) Agile Software Development
16 8 (7.34%) Multithreading
16 8 (7.34%) Embedded Software Development
17 7 (6.42%) JIRA

Device Driver
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 4 (3.67%) WebSphere
2 2 (1.83%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.83%) WebLogic
2 2 (1.83%) IIS
2 2 (1.83%) Apache
2 2 (1.83%) CMS
3 1 (0.92%) nginx
3 1 (0.92%) Confluence
3 1 (0.92%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (4.59%) MS Office
2 2 (1.83%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.83%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.92%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.92%) BASE24
Communications & Networking
1 23 (21.10%) TCP/IP
2 10 (9.17%) SSL
2 10 (9.17%) SNMP
3 7 (6.42%) Wireless
3 7 (6.42%) Bluetooth
4 6 (5.50%) 3G
5 5 (4.59%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (4.59%) ZigBee
6 4 (3.67%) DNS
6 4 (3.67%) Firewall
7 3 (2.75%) LTE
7 3 (2.75%) DVB
7 3 (2.75%) SAN
7 3 (2.75%) Internet
7 3 (2.75%) VPN
7 3 (2.75%) Ethernet
7 3 (2.75%) GSM
8 2 (1.83%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (1.83%) LAN
8 2 (1.83%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.83%) SQL Server
1 2 (1.83%) MySQL
2 1 (0.92%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 7 (6.42%) JIRA
1 7 (6.42%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.75%) Subversion
2 3 (2.75%) Microsoft Blend
2 3 (2.75%) Mercurial
2 3 (2.75%) Automake
3 2 (1.83%) GDB
3 2 (1.83%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.92%) Selenium
4 1 (0.92%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.92%) NeoLoad
4 1 (0.92%) LoadUI
4 1 (0.92%) Trac
4 1 (0.92%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.92%) GNU Toolchain
General
1 10 (9.17%) Electronics
2 5 (4.59%) Marketing
3 4 (3.67%) Automotive
3 4 (3.67%) Banking
4 3 (2.75%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.75%) Military
4 3 (2.75%) Avionics
5 2 (1.83%) Finance
5 2 (1.83%) Local Government
5 2 (1.83%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.92%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 55 (50.46%) Software Engineer
2 21 (19.27%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 10 (9.17%) Build Engineer
4 8 (7.34%) Senior Software Engineer
5 7 (6.42%) Developer
6 6 (5.50%) Linux Engineer
7 5 (4.59%) Architect
7 5 (4.59%) Principle Engineer
8 3 (2.75%) Technical Leader
8 3 (2.75%) Senior Developer
8 3 (2.75%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
9 2 (1.83%) Project Manager
9 2 (1.83%) Software Developer
9 2 (1.83%) Solutions Designer
9 2 (1.83%) Designer
9 2 (1.83%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
9 2 (1.83%) Desktop Engineer
9 2 (1.83%) Embedded C Developer
9 2 (1.83%) C Developer
9 2 (1.83%) Real Time Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.50%) .NET
1 6 (5.50%) Middleware
2 4 (3.67%) OpenCL
2 4 (3.67%) HTML
3 3 (2.75%) Silverlight
3 3 (2.75%) Flash
3 3 (2.75%) Web Services
3 3 (2.75%) DirectCompute
4 2 (1.83%) J2ME
4 2 (1.83%) WAP
4 2 (1.83%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.83%) CSS
4 2 (1.83%) JDBC
4 2 (1.83%) J2EE
4 2 (1.83%) OpenGL
4 2 (1.83%) SyncML
4 2 (1.83%) KML
4 2 (1.83%) Qt
5 1 (0.92%) JNI
5 1 (0.92%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.84%) Firmware
2 13 (11.93%) Embedded Systems
3 10 (9.17%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (5.50%) STB
5 5 (4.59%) Computer Science
6 4 (3.67%) Smart Meter
7 3 (2.75%) Cryptography
7 3 (2.75%) 3D Graphics
7 3 (2.75%) VHDL
7 3 (2.75%) CUDA
7 3 (2.75%) DTV
8 2 (1.83%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.83%) MPEG
8 2 (1.83%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.83%) N-Tier
8 2 (1.83%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.83%) GIS
8 2 (1.83%) Handset
9 1 (0.92%) Tandem
9 1 (0.92%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 53 (48.62%) Linux
2 30 (27.52%) Embedded Linux
3 22 (20.18%) Windows
4 12 (11.01%) Android
5 6 (5.50%) VxWorks
6 5 (4.59%) Windows 7
6 5 (4.59%) Windows CE
7 4 (3.67%) Apple iOS
7 4 (3.67%) UNIX
8 3 (2.75%) Nucleus RTOS
8 3 (2.75%) Debian
9 2 (1.83%) Windows Phone
9 2 (1.83%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.92%) ThreadX
10 1 (0.92%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.92%) FreeBSD
10 1 (0.92%) AIX
10 1 (0.92%) Solaris
10 1 (0.92%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (58.72%) Software Engineering
2 9 (8.26%) Validation
3 8 (7.34%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (7.34%) Multithreading
3 8 (7.34%) Embedded Software Development
4 6 (5.50%) Software Testing
5 5 (4.59%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (3.67%) Regression Testing
6 4 (3.67%) Test Automation
7 3 (2.75%) TDD
7 3 (2.75%) Migration
7 3 (2.75%) Scrum
7 3 (2.75%) Project Management
7 3 (2.75%) OO
7 3 (2.75%) ITIL
8 2 (1.83%) Change Control
8 2 (1.83%) Service Desk Management
8 2 (1.83%) OOD
8 2 (1.83%) SOA
8 2 (1.83%) UML
Programming Languages
1 63 (57.80%) C
2 45 (41.28%) C++
3 27 (24.77%) Embedded C
4 14 (12.84%) Embedded C++
5 12 (11.01%) Java
6 11 (10.09%) Python
7 6 (5.50%) SQL
7 6 (5.50%) Assembly Language
8 4 (3.67%) VBScript
8 4 (3.67%) JavaScript
9 3 (2.75%) Bash Shell
9 3 (2.75%) Perl
10 2 (1.83%) VB
10 2 (1.83%) C#
10 2 (1.83%) VC++
10 2 (1.83%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.92%) Ruby
11 1 (0.92%) AWK
11 1 (0.92%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.92%) GLSL
Qualifications
1 16 (14.68%) Security Cleared
2 11 (10.09%) SC Cleared
3 10 (9.17%) Degree
4 3 (2.75%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.83%) CCNA
5 2 (1.83%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.92%) PMP
6 1 (0.92%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.92%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.75%) DO-178B
1 3 (2.75%) QA
2 2 (1.83%) JTAG
3 1 (0.92%) ISO 8583
3 1 (0.92%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (2.75%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (2.75%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.83%) vSphere
2 2 (1.83%) ISA Server
3 1 (0.92%) Samba
3 1 (0.92%) qmail
Systems Management
1 13 (11.93%) SCCM
2 10 (9.17%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (1.83%) AppManager
3 2 (1.83%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.92%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 12 (11.01%) Intel
2 10 (9.17%) HP
3 5 (4.59%) Microsoft
4 4 (3.67%) Cisco
4 4 (3.67%) Oracle
4 4 (3.67%) QNX
5 3 (2.75%) Green Hills
5 3 (2.75%) VMware
5 3 (2.75%) LANDesk
6 2 (1.83%) Mapinfo
6 2 (1.83%) Compaq
6 2 (1.83%) Apple
6 2 (1.83%) ESRI
6 2 (1.83%) 3PAR
6 2 (1.83%) Aruba
6 2 (1.83%) Wind River
6 2 (1.83%) SolarWinds
6 2 (1.83%) AppSense
6 2 (1.83%) Open Text
7 1 (0.92%) Wincor Nixdorf
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