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 7 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
7 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Device Drivers
Rank 517 547 490
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -57
Contract jobs citing Device Driver 86 54 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.097% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.51% 0.31% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 20 16
Average daily rate
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£384 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.07% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £191 £210 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £403 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £327 £350
% change year-on-year
+17.91% -6.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 17 21
Average hourly rate £34.50 £40.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.81% +8.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +6.66%

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
16895 17192 14860
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.34% 31.01% 31.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 10394 10667 8848
Average daily rate £420 £405 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -4.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £245
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 642 676 623
Average hourly rate £18.95 £21.50 £23.33
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.86% -7.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.91 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.60 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +2.27%

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 7 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 7 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 7 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 +7 59 £388 +19.23% 29
Scotland +14 21 £340 +6.58% 2
South East +4 20 £390 +30.00% 11
London -6 12 £384 +18.07% 2
East of England +13 9 £345 -31.00% 9
Edinburgh - 9 £340 -
Hampshire - 9 £360 - 1
South West +8 7 £480 +47.69% 2
Dundee - 7 £170 - 1
Cambridgeshire +3 5 £390 -22.00% 8
Cambridge +1 5 £390 - 6
Berkshire -3 5 £400 - 5
Cheshire - 5 - - 1
Crewe - 5 - -
North West - 5 - - 1
Birmingham 0 4 £300 +233.33%
West Midlands -2 4 £300 +233.33% 2
Bournemouth - 4 £480 -
Dorset - 4 £480 -
Reading +8 3 £400 - 4
Feltham - 3 £360 - 1
Hertfordshire - 3 £300 -
Oxford -10 2 £360 +24.13% 1
Oxfordshire -21 2 £360 +24.13% 3
Winchester - 2 - -
City of London +12 1 £475 +26.66%
Wiltshire +8 1 - - 1
Middlesex +5 1 - -
Renfrewshire +1 1 £347 +8.92%
Erskine -1 1 £347 +8.92%

Device Driver
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 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 79 (55.24%) Linux
2 61 (42.66%) Windows
3 57 (39.86%) C
4 54 (37.76%) TCP/IP
5 50 (34.97%) Software Engineering
6 35 (24.48%) C++
7 31 (21.68%) VMware
8 28 (19.58%) Perl
8 28 (19.58%) Python
8 28 (19.58%) Subversion
9 26 (18.18%) DNS
10 25 (17.48%) Shell Script
11 24 (16.78%) Bash Shell
12 23 (16.08%) Jenkins
12 23 (16.08%) Firewall
12 23 (16.08%) SSL
13 22 (15.38%) Web Services
13 22 (15.38%) Security Cleared
13 22 (15.38%) Ruby
13 22 (15.38%) Embedded Linux
14 21 (14.69%) QA
14 21 (14.69%) Ubuntu
14 21 (14.69%) CentOS
14 21 (14.69%) Cobbler
14 21 (14.69%) Puppet
14 21 (14.69%) MongoDB
14 21 (14.69%) Apache Cassandra
14 21 (14.69%) NoSQL
14 21 (14.69%) MySQL
14 21 (14.69%) Oracle

Device Driver
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 7 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 15 (10.49%) OpenStack
1 15 (10.49%) Cloud Foundry
2 2 (1.40%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.40%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.70%) Node.js
3 1 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 4 (2.80%) MS Office
2 3 (2.10%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 15 (10.49%) Amazon AWS
1 15 (10.49%) Heroku
1 15 (10.49%) Engine Yard
2 11 (7.69%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 54 (37.76%) TCP/IP
2 26 (18.18%) DNS
3 23 (16.08%) Firewall
3 23 (16.08%) SSL
4 19 (13.29%) VLAN
5 17 (11.89%) HTTP
6 13 (9.09%) SNMP
7 12 (8.39%) Wi-Fi
8 9 (6.29%) 802.11
8 9 (6.29%) VPN
9 8 (5.59%) ZigBee
9 8 (5.59%) Internet
9 8 (5.59%) RTP
10 7 (4.90%) 802.15
10 7 (4.90%) SAN
10 7 (4.90%) FTP
10 7 (4.90%) DHCP
10 7 (4.90%) iSCSI
10 7 (4.90%) OpenVPN
10 7 (4.90%) FCoE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (14.69%) MongoDB
1 21 (14.69%) Apache Cassandra
1 21 (14.69%) NoSQL
1 21 (14.69%) MySQL
1 21 (14.69%) RDBMS
1 21 (14.69%) Relational Database
2 7 (4.90%) SQLite
3 2 (1.40%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 28 (19.58%) Subversion
2 23 (16.08%) Jenkins
3 11 (7.69%) Visual Studio
4 10 (6.99%) Git (software)
5 6 (4.20%) WinDbg
6 3 (2.10%) GCC
7 1 (0.70%) TortoiseSVN
7 1 (0.70%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.70%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Blend
7 1 (0.70%) Valgrind
7 1 (0.70%) SCons
7 1 (0.70%) JIRA
7 1 (0.70%) Selenium
7 1 (0.70%) Robot Framework
General
1 10 (6.99%) Electronics
1 10 (6.99%) Finance
2 6 (4.20%) Automotive
3 4 (2.80%) German Language
4 3 (2.10%) Banking
5 1 (0.70%) Military
5 1 (0.70%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.70%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.70%) Avionics
5 1 (0.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 40 (27.97%) Software Engineer
2 23 (16.08%) Developer
3 20 (13.99%) DevOps Engineer
4 19 (13.29%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 15 (10.49%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 12 (8.39%) Software Developer
7 10 (6.99%) Embedded Software Developer
8 8 (5.59%) Analyst
9 7 (4.90%) 1st Line Support
9 7 (4.90%) Service Analyst
9 7 (4.90%) Test Engineer
9 7 (4.90%) Service Desk Analyst
10 5 (3.50%) Test Specialist
10 5 (3.50%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 4 (2.80%) Linux Engineer
11 4 (2.80%) Firmware Engineer
12 3 (2.10%) Architect
12 3 (2.10%) Embedded Linux Engineer
13 2 (1.40%) C++ Software Engineer
13 2 (1.40%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (15.38%) Web Services
2 21 (14.69%) MCollective
3 8 (5.59%) HTML
3 8 (5.59%) XML
4 7 (4.90%) .NET
4 7 (4.90%) WCF
4 7 (4.90%) .NET Framework
4 7 (4.90%) JSON
4 7 (4.90%) .NET Compact Framework
5 2 (1.40%) Application Packaging
5 2 (1.40%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 2 (1.40%) STL
5 2 (1.40%) Flash
6 1 (0.70%) OpenGL
6 1 (0.70%) OLE
6 1 (0.70%) OLE DB
6 1 (0.70%) DHTML
6 1 (0.70%) MFC
6 1 (0.70%) Classic ASP
6 1 (0.70%) ATL
Miscellaneous
1 21 (14.69%) Clustering
2 13 (9.09%) Computer Science
3 8 (5.59%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (2.80%) STB
5 3 (2.10%) Streaming Video
5 3 (2.10%) MPEG
5 3 (2.10%) Embedded Systems
5 3 (2.10%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 2 (1.40%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.40%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.40%) Smartcard
6 2 (1.40%) EMV
6 2 (1.40%) DTV
7 1 (0.70%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.70%) 3D Graphics
7 1 (0.70%) ASIC
7 1 (0.70%) GPGPU
7 1 (0.70%) Mobile Computing
7 1 (0.70%) CAN bus
7 1 (0.70%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 79 (55.24%) Linux
2 61 (42.66%) Windows
3 22 (15.38%) Embedded Linux
4 21 (14.69%) Ubuntu
4 21 (14.69%) CentOS
5 11 (7.69%) Windows CE
6 8 (5.59%) FreeBSD
7 7 (4.90%) AIX
8 6 (4.20%) Android
9 4 (2.80%) Windows 7
9 4 (2.80%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.40%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.70%) ThreadX
11 1 (0.70%) OS/2
11 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.70%) VxWorks
11 1 (0.70%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.70%) Nucleus RTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (34.97%) Software Engineering
2 21 (14.69%) DevOps
3 19 (13.29%) Load Balancing
3 19 (13.29%) Release Management
4 16 (11.19%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (9.09%) Performance Testing
6 11 (7.69%) Multithreading
7 9 (6.29%) Software Testing
8 8 (5.59%) ITIL
8 8 (5.59%) Benchmarking
8 8 (5.59%) Configuration Management
8 8 (5.59%) Software Delivery
9 7 (4.90%) Linux Kernel Development
9 7 (4.90%) Test Planning
9 7 (4.90%) Test Scripting
10 6 (4.20%) Root Cause Analysis
10 6 (4.20%) Capacity Planning
10 6 (4.20%) Incident Management
10 6 (4.20%) Validation
11 5 (3.50%) OO
Programming Languages
1 57 (39.86%) C
2 35 (24.48%) C++
3 28 (19.58%) Perl
3 28 (19.58%) Python
4 25 (17.48%) Shell Script
5 24 (16.78%) Bash Shell
6 22 (15.38%) Ruby
7 20 (13.99%) Embedded C
8 19 (13.29%) Korn
9 9 (6.29%) C#
9 9 (6.29%) Embedded C++
10 8 (5.59%) Java
11 4 (2.80%) Assembly Language
12 3 (2.10%) JavaScript
13 2 (1.40%) SQL
14 1 (0.70%) MATLAB
14 1 (0.70%) VC++
14 1 (0.70%) GLSL
Qualifications
1 22 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 16 (11.19%) SC Cleared
3 6 (4.20%) DV Cleared
4 5 (3.50%) Degree
5 1 (0.70%) CISSP
5 1 (0.70%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.70%) A+ Certification
5 1 (0.70%) CCNP
5 1 (0.70%) MCSA
5 1 (0.70%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (14.69%) QA
2 7 (4.90%) SLA
3 2 (1.40%) IEC 61508
3 2 (1.40%) ISO 8583
4 1 (0.70%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.70%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.70%) DO-178B
System Software
1 19 (13.29%) Firmware
2 9 (6.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.80%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.40%) iptables
5 1 (0.70%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.70%) Xen
Systems Management
1 21 (14.69%) Cobbler
1 21 (14.69%) Puppet
2 15 (10.49%) Nagios
3 13 (9.09%) collectd
4 9 (6.29%) SCCM
5 8 (5.59%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (1.40%) SELinux
6 2 (1.40%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 31 (21.68%) VMware
2 21 (14.69%) Oracle
2 21 (14.69%) Red Hat
3 16 (11.19%) Microsoft
4 7 (4.90%) Veritas
4 7 (4.90%) Assembla
5 4 (2.80%) Akamai
5 4 (2.80%) IBM
6 3 (2.10%) HP
7 1 (0.70%) Perforce
7 1 (0.70%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.70%) Remedy
7 1 (0.70%) Sophos
7 1 (0.70%) Avaya
7 1 (0.70%) CA
7 1 (0.70%) Cisco
7 1 (0.70%) Tufin
7 1 (0.70%) F5
7 1 (0.70%) Fortinet
7 1 (0.70%) Green Hills
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