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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Device Drivers
Rank 584 555 531
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -24
Contract jobs citing Device Driver 46 53 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.078% 0.094% 0.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.24% 0.29% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 24 6
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£383 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.28% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £320 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £438 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-6.42% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 10 26
Average hourly rate £30.00 £39.50 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.05% +11.26%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.75 £39.50 £35.50
% change year-on-year
-29.74% +11.26%

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
19009 18274 17504
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.08% 32.32% 32.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 11951 10994 10589
Average daily rate £425 £400 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 734 759 718
Average hourly rate £21.35 £20.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.75% +8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.48 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.50% +14.28%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 2 September 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 -9 38 £383 +9.28% 41
South East -35 10 - - 7
East of England +4 8 £335 -22.09% 21
London -4 7 £500 +8.10% 4
North West - 7 £383 -
Scotland -11 6 - - 1
Hertfordshire +11 5 £336 - 6
Cheshire - 5 - -
Crewe - 5 - -
Dundee - 4 - - 1
Welwyn Garden City -6 3 - -
Buckinghamshire -11 3 - -
Marlow - 3 - -
South West -3 2 - - 5
Cambridge -5 2 - - 11
Cambridgeshire -8 2 - - 13
Edinburgh -12 2 - -
North East - 2 £83 - 1
Wiltshire - 2 - -
Surrey - 2 - - 1
Malmesbury - 2 - -
West Midlands +6 1 - -
Hampshire -12 1 - - 1
Middlesex - 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 - -
Isle of Wight - 1 - -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £83 -
Manchester - 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 £383 -
City of London - 1 £500 -

Device Driver
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 69 (51.88%) C
2 68 (51.13%) Windows
3 54 (40.60%) Linux
4 48 (36.09%) C++
4 48 (36.09%) Software Engineering
5 30 (22.56%) TCP/IP
6 23 (17.29%) Embedded C
7 19 (14.29%) Electronics
7 19 (14.29%) Microsoft
8 18 (13.53%) Embedded Linux
8 18 (13.53%) DNS
9 17 (12.78%) DHCP
9 17 (12.78%) Security Cleared
10 16 (12.03%) SC Cleared
11 14 (10.53%) Finance
11 14 (10.53%) VMware
12 13 (9.77%) Migration
12 13 (9.77%) Wi-Fi
12 13 (9.77%) HTTP
12 13 (9.77%) Active Directory
12 13 (9.77%) Android
12 13 (9.77%) Performance Testing
12 13 (9.77%) Agile Software Development
13 12 (9.02%) Multithreading
13 12 (9.02%) HTML
13 12 (9.02%) 802.1X
14 11 (8.27%) Internet
14 11 (8.27%) C#
14 11 (8.27%) ITIL
14 11 (8.27%) SLA

Device Driver
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 2 (1.50%) SharePoint
1 2 (1.50%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (0.75%) OpenStack
2 1 (0.75%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 6 (4.51%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.26%) MS Office
3 1 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.75%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.01%) IaaS
2 1 (0.75%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.75%) Heroku
2 1 (0.75%) Engine Yard
Communications & Networking
1 30 (22.56%) TCP/IP
2 18 (13.53%) DNS
3 17 (12.78%) DHCP
4 13 (9.77%) HTTP
4 13 (9.77%) Wi-Fi
5 11 (8.27%) Internet
6 9 (6.77%) 802.11
7 7 (5.26%) SNMP
7 7 (5.26%) Ethernet
7 7 (5.26%) RTP
7 7 (5.26%) SAN
8 6 (4.51%) SSL
9 5 (3.76%) ZigBee
9 5 (3.76%) LAN
10 4 (3.01%) WAN
10 4 (3.01%) VPN
10 4 (3.01%) NAS
11 3 (2.26%) OpenVPN
11 3 (2.26%) FCoE
11 3 (2.26%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.76%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.26%) SQLite
3 2 (1.50%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 9 (6.77%) Visual Studio
1 9 (6.77%) WinDbg
2 8 (6.02%) Subversion
3 5 (3.76%) Git (software)
4 4 (3.01%) JIRA
5 3 (2.26%) GCC
6 2 (1.50%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.50%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (0.75%) Hudson
7 1 (0.75%) TortoiseSVN
7 1 (0.75%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.75%) VectorCAST
7 1 (0.75%) Robot Framework
7 1 (0.75%) SCons
General
1 19 (14.29%) Electronics
2 14 (10.53%) Finance
3 8 (6.02%) Automotive
4 7 (5.26%) Banking
5 4 (3.01%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.26%) German Language
6 3 (2.26%) Avionics
7 1 (0.75%) Marketing
7 1 (0.75%) Military
Job Titles
1 44 (33.08%) Software Engineer
2 24 (18.05%) Developer
3 19 (14.29%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 13 (9.77%) Analyst
5 12 (9.02%) Software Developer
6 11 (8.27%) Test Engineer
6 11 (8.27%) Embedded Software Developer
7 10 (7.52%) Service Desk Analyst
7 10 (7.52%) 1st Line Support
7 10 (7.52%) Service Analyst
8 4 (3.01%) Architect
8 4 (3.01%) Migration Engineer
8 4 (3.01%) Server Engineer
9 3 (2.26%) IT Administrator
9 3 (2.26%) Administrator
9 3 (2.26%) Linux Engineer
9 3 (2.26%) Embedded Linux Engineer
10 2 (1.50%) Firmware Engineer
10 2 (1.50%) Embedded C Engineer
10 2 (1.50%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (9.02%) HTML
1 12 (9.02%) 802.1X
2 5 (3.76%) .NET
2 5 (3.76%) Web Services
3 4 (3.01%) WCF
4 3 (2.26%) .NET Framework
4 3 (2.26%) JSON
4 3 (2.26%) Qt
4 3 (2.26%) .NET Compact Framework
4 3 (2.26%) XML
5 2 (1.50%) MFC
6 1 (0.75%) Classic ASP
6 1 (0.75%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.75%) ATL
6 1 (0.75%) DCOM
6 1 (0.75%) SOAP
6 1 (0.75%) STL
6 1 (0.75%) ActiveX
6 1 (0.75%) Flash
6 1 (0.75%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.51%) Embedded Systems
2 5 (3.76%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 5 (3.76%) Computer Science
2 5 (3.76%) Blackberry
3 4 (3.01%) Client/Server
3 4 (3.01%) BYOD
3 4 (3.01%) Data Centre
3 4 (3.01%) EMC VNXe
3 4 (3.01%) HP StoreVirtual
3 4 (3.01%) HP Storage
4 3 (2.26%) MPEG
4 3 (2.26%) STB
5 2 (1.50%) Smart Meter
5 2 (1.50%) DTV
5 2 (1.50%) Streaming Video
5 2 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.75%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.75%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.75%) Clustering
6 1 (0.75%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 68 (51.13%) Windows
2 54 (40.60%) Linux
3 18 (13.53%) Embedded Linux
4 13 (9.77%) Android
5 10 (7.52%) Apple iOS
6 9 (6.77%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (6.77%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (6.02%) FreeBSD
8 6 (4.51%) Windows CE
9 4 (3.01%) Windows 7
9 4 (3.01%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (2.26%) UNIX
10 3 (2.26%) Windows XP
10 3 (2.26%) AIX
11 2 (1.50%) Ubuntu
11 2 (1.50%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.75%) HPUX
12 1 (0.75%) Solaris
12 1 (0.75%) OS/2
12 1 (0.75%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (36.09%) Software Engineering
2 13 (9.77%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (9.77%) Performance Testing
2 13 (9.77%) Migration
3 12 (9.02%) Multithreading
4 11 (8.27%) ITIL
5 10 (7.52%) Incident Management
6 9 (6.77%) Test Management
6 9 (6.77%) Test Scripting
6 9 (6.77%) Test Planning
7 7 (5.26%) Android Development
7 7 (5.26%) Benchmarking
7 7 (5.26%) Validation
8 6 (4.51%) Change Management
8 6 (4.51%) Software Testing
8 6 (4.51%) Linux Kernel Development
9 5 (3.76%) iOS Development
9 5 (3.76%) Mobile Device Management
9 5 (3.76%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (3.76%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 69 (51.88%) C
2 48 (36.09%) C++
3 23 (17.29%) Embedded C
4 11 (8.27%) C#
4 11 (8.27%) Python
5 10 (7.52%) Java
6 9 (6.77%) Assembly Language
7 8 (6.02%) Embedded C++
8 7 (5.26%) SQL
9 4 (3.01%) Perl
10 3 (2.26%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.50%) VB
12 1 (0.75%) VC++
12 1 (0.75%) Ada
12 1 (0.75%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.75%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.75%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.75%) VB6
12 1 (0.75%) C++/CLI
Qualifications
1 17 (12.78%) Security Cleared
2 16 (12.03%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.01%) Degree
4 2 (1.50%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.75%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.75%) HND
5 1 (0.75%) MCSE
5 1 (0.75%) MCSA
5 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.27%) SLA
2 5 (3.76%) IEC 61508
3 4 (3.01%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.50%) QA
4 2 (1.50%) DO-178B
5 1 (0.75%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 13 (9.77%) Active Directory
2 10 (7.52%) Firmware
3 8 (6.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (3.01%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (6.02%) SCCM
2 4 (3.01%) WMI
3 3 (2.26%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.50%) WSUS
4 2 (1.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.75%) Puppet
5 1 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.75%) SELinux
Vendors
1 19 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 14 (10.53%) VMware
3 5 (3.76%) MobileIron
3 5 (3.76%) EMC
4 4 (3.01%) HP
5 3 (2.26%) Veritas
5 3 (2.26%) Assembla
6 2 (1.50%) QNX
6 2 (1.50%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.75%) Remedy
7 1 (0.75%) Sophos
7 1 (0.75%) Avaya
7 1 (0.75%) Perforce
7 1 (0.75%) Altera
7 1 (0.75%) Atmel
7 1 (0.75%) IBM
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