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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Device Driver over the 3 months to 3 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Device Drivers
Rank 595 555 580
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +25
Contract jobs citing Device Driver 52 85 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.094% 0.15% 0.090%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.29% 0.48% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 28 17
Median daily rate £420 £384 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.44% +18.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £191 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £479 £370
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £380 £318
% change year-on-year
-10.65% +19.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 26 17
Median hourly rate £41.00 £35.00 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.14% -13.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £15.50 £37.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.43 £40.25 £42.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -12.50%

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
18125 17694 17778
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.60% 31.70% 32.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 11788 10715 10842
Median daily rate £425 £418 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.67% +4.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 603 694 769
Median hourly rate £22.00 £18.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.91% -11.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.39 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £20.38
% change year-on-year
+15.78% -6.74%

Device Driver
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Device Driver as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 3 May 2016.

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 3 May 2016.

Device Driver Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Device Driver
Top 28 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Device Driver within the UK over the 3 months to 3 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -30 50 £420 +8.38% 28
London -22 18 £429 +10.64% 11
South East -9 12 £340 -15.12% 5
Hampshire +2 9 £340 -5.69% 1
South West +3 8 - - 1
Winchester +1 8 - -
Northamptonshire - 7 - - 1
East Midlands - 7 - - 5
City of London +37 5 £300 -36.84% 2
Wiltshire +4 5 - -
East of England -2 4 £380 +10.14% 5
Chippenham - 4 - -
Hertfordshire +11 2 £400 +33.33%
Berkshire +4 2 £341 -14.68%
Welwyn Garden City +3 2 £400 -
Scotland -35 2 £316 -6.98%
Erskine -36 2 £316 -8.98%
Renfrewshire -37 2 £316 -8.98%
Essex - 2 £360 -
Bristol - 2 - -
Dorset -3 1 - -
Reading -5 1 £363 -9.37%
Kent -25 1 - - 1
Avonmouth - 1 - -
Slough - 1 £320 -
Chelmsford - 1 - -
Harlow - 1 £360 -
Swindon - 1 - -

Device Driver
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Device Driver also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Device Driver.

1 57 (67.06%) Linux
2 49 (57.65%) C
3 44 (51.76%) C++
4 42 (49.41%) Software Engineering
5 31 (36.47%) Agile Software Development
6 21 (24.71%) Python
6 21 (24.71%) Middleware
7 19 (22.35%) Embedded Systems
8 18 (21.18%) Embedded Linux
8 18 (21.18%) Windows
9 16 (18.82%) STB
9 16 (18.82%) OO
9 16 (18.82%) Git (software)
10 15 (17.65%) Multithreading
10 15 (17.65%) Degree
10 15 (17.65%) JIRA
10 15 (17.65%) Subversion
11 14 (16.47%) Software Testing
11 14 (16.47%) RESTful
12 13 (15.29%) VMware Infrastructure
12 13 (15.29%) JSON
12 13 (15.29%) API Development
12 13 (15.29%) VMware
12 13 (15.29%) HTTP
13 12 (14.12%) Computer Science
14 11 (12.94%) Embedded C
14 11 (12.94%) DTV
15 10 (11.76%) Functional Testing
16 9 (10.59%) Non-Functional Testing
16 9 (10.59%) Software Architecture

Device Driver
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (5.88%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.71%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.18%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (5.88%) MS Excel
1 5 (5.88%) MS Office
2 1 (1.18%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.18%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.71%) SaaS
2 1 (1.18%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 13 (15.29%) HTTP
2 9 (10.59%) SAN
3 8 (9.41%) FCoE
3 8 (9.41%) Fibre Channel
3 8 (9.41%) iSCSI
4 7 (8.24%) Wireless
5 6 (7.06%) DVB
5 6 (7.06%) TCP/IP
6 5 (5.88%) Broadband
6 5 (5.88%) DHCP
6 5 (5.88%) DNS
7 4 (4.71%) Internet
8 3 (3.53%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (2.35%) Ethernet
9 2 (2.35%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (2.35%) SNMP
9 2 (2.35%) SSL
10 1 (1.18%) LAN
10 1 (1.18%) Modbus
10 1 (1.18%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.06%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (18.82%) Git (software)
2 15 (17.65%) JIRA
2 15 (17.65%) Subversion
3 2 (2.35%) GCC
4 1 (1.18%) Appium
4 1 (1.18%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.18%) JBehave
4 1 (1.18%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.18%) Qt Creator
4 1 (1.18%) Selenium
4 1 (1.18%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.18%) WebDriver
General
1 9 (10.59%) Aerospace
2 8 (9.41%) Avionics
3 7 (8.24%) Telecoms
4 6 (7.06%) Military
5 2 (2.35%) Automotive
5 2 (2.35%) Electronics
6 1 (1.18%) Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (36.47%) Software Engineer
2 18 (21.18%) Developer
2 18 (21.18%) Embedded Engineer
3 14 (16.47%) C++ Developer
4 12 (14.12%) Linux Engineer
5 10 (11.76%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 8 (9.41%) Embedded Linux Engineer
7 6 (7.06%) C Developer
7 6 (7.06%) C/C++ Developer
7 6 (7.06%) Embedded C++ Engineer
7 6 (7.06%) Middleware Engineer
8 5 (5.88%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
8 5 (5.88%) Linux Developer
8 5 (5.88%) Python Developer
8 5 (5.88%) Test Specialist
9 4 (4.71%) C Software Engineer
9 4 (4.71%) C++ Software Engineer
9 4 (4.71%) Software Developer
10 3 (3.53%) Android Engineer
10 3 (3.53%) Embedded C Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (24.71%) Middleware
2 14 (16.47%) RESTful
3 13 (15.29%) JSON
4 7 (8.24%) Qt
5 6 (7.06%) OpenGL
6 2 (2.35%) Android SDK
6 2 (2.35%) CSS
6 2 (2.35%) Dalvik
7 1 (1.18%) .NET
7 1 (1.18%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.18%) HTML
7 1 (1.18%) HTML5
7 1 (1.18%) QML
7 1 (1.18%) WDF
Miscellaneous
1 19 (22.35%) Embedded Systems
2 16 (18.82%) STB
3 12 (14.12%) Computer Science
4 11 (12.94%) DTV
5 5 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (5.88%) Data Centre
6 4 (4.71%) CAN bus
6 4 (4.71%) Fat Client
6 4 (4.71%) Mathematics
6 4 (4.71%) Thin Client
7 2 (2.35%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (2.35%) Wiki
8 1 (1.18%) Algorithms
8 1 (1.18%) Digital Media
8 1 (1.18%) IPTV
8 1 (1.18%) MPEG
8 1 (1.18%) Streaming Video
8 1 (1.18%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 57 (67.06%) Linux
2 18 (21.18%) Embedded Linux
2 18 (21.18%) Windows
3 8 (9.41%) AIX
4 7 (8.24%) VxWorks
5 4 (4.71%) Android
5 4 (4.71%) FreeBSD
5 4 (4.71%) Nucleus RTOS
5 4 (4.71%) Windows Server
6 3 (3.53%) Unix
7 2 (2.35%) NetBSD
7 2 (2.35%) OpenBSD
8 1 (1.18%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.18%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.18%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (49.41%) Software Engineering
2 31 (36.47%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (18.82%) OO
4 15 (17.65%) Multithreading
5 14 (16.47%) Software Testing
6 13 (15.29%) API Development
7 10 (11.76%) Functional Testing
8 9 (10.59%) Non-Functional Testing
8 9 (10.59%) Software Architecture
9 8 (9.41%) Performance Testing
10 6 (7.06%) Test Scripting
11 5 (5.88%) Change Management
11 5 (5.88%) ITIL
11 5 (5.88%) Open Source
11 5 (5.88%) Requirements Management
12 4 (4.71%) Asset Management
12 4 (4.71%) Configuration Management
12 4 (4.71%) Data Management
12 4 (4.71%) Disaster Recovery
12 4 (4.71%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 49 (57.65%) C
2 44 (51.76%) C++
3 21 (24.71%) Python
4 11 (12.94%) Embedded C
5 8 (9.41%) Embedded C++
5 8 (9.41%) Perl
6 5 (5.88%) Assembly Language
7 4 (4.71%) ANSI C
7 4 (4.71%) PowerShell
8 3 (3.53%) Java
8 3 (3.53%) JavaScript
8 3 (3.53%) Shell Script
9 2 (2.35%) C#
10 1 (1.18%) Objective-C
10 1 (1.18%) SQL
10 1 (1.18%) VB
Qualifications
1 15 (17.65%) Degree
2 8 (9.41%) Security Cleared
3 5 (5.88%) SC Cleared
4 4 (4.71%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.06%) ISO 9001
2 5 (5.88%) MISRA
3 4 (4.71%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (4.71%) DO-178B
3 4 (4.71%) JTAG
3 4 (4.71%) MISRA C
4 1 (1.18%) ISO26262
4 1 (1.18%) QA
System Software
1 13 (15.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (10.59%) Firmware
3 6 (7.06%) LXC
4 5 (5.88%) Active Directory
5 4 (4.71%) Terminal Services
5 4 (4.71%) XenApp
5 4 (4.71%) XenDesktop
6 2 (2.35%) iptables
7 1 (1.18%) ISA Server
7 1 (1.18%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (7.06%) SCCM
2 5 (5.88%) Backup Exec
3 4 (4.71%) HP SIM
3 4 (4.71%) SCOM
3 4 (4.71%) SCOrch
4 2 (2.35%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (1.18%) AppManager
5 1 (1.18%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 13 (15.29%) VMware
2 8 (9.41%) Veritas
3 5 (5.88%) HP
3 5 (5.88%) Microsoft
3 5 (5.88%) Perforce
4 4 (4.71%) Citrix
4 4 (4.71%) Red Hat
4 4 (4.71%) Symantec
4 4 (4.71%) Wind River
5 2 (2.35%) Broadcom
6 1 (1.18%) 3PAR
6 1 (1.18%) Aruba
6 1 (1.18%) Cisco
6 1 (1.18%) Compaq
6 1 (1.18%) Equitrac
6 1 (1.18%) IBM
6 1 (1.18%) LANDesk
6 1 (1.18%) OpenText
6 1 (1.18%) Oracle
6 1 (1.18%) SolarWinds
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