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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Device Drivers
Rank 601 608 584
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -24
Contract jobs citing Device Driver 49 47 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.090% 0.080% 0.090%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.27% 0.25% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 12 24
Median daily rate £450 £386 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.50% +10.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £321 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £500 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £335 £350
% change year-on-year
-7.46% -4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 11 9
Median hourly rate £40.00 £30.50 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.14% -21.79%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £30.25 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+37.19% -22.43%

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
18103 18932 18533
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.37% 32.40% 32.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 11707 11906 11111
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £615 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £376 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.13% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 678 757 774
Median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.72 £12.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.50 £43.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £19.29 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+16.64% +2.88%

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 25 August 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
Top 25 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 25 August 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 +2 47 £450 +16.50% 26
London +8 28 £563 +12.50% 7
South East +10 12 £310 - 8
Hampshire +8 6 £310 - 3
Hook - 5 £310 -
City of London +41 3 - - 1
East of England +11 3 - - 5
Scotland +10 2 £230 -
Hertfordshire +10 2 - -
Surrey -2 2 £400 - 2
North East -22 2 - - 1
Oxfordshire - 2 - - 2
Buckinghamshire +11 1 - -
South West +9 1 - - 2
North West +5 1 £300 -21.56%
Dundee +4 1 £230 -
Middlesex +2 1 - -
Welwyn Garden City -1 1 - -
Oxford - 1 - -
Staines - 1 £400 -
Fareham - 1 - -
Portsmouth - 1 - -
Devon - 1 - -
Fife - 1 - -
Essex - 1 - -

Device Driver
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 70 (62.50%) Linux
2 43 (38.39%) C
3 40 (35.71%) Software Engineering
4 36 (32.14%) C++
5 33 (29.46%) Python
6 32 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
7 24 (21.43%) Windows
7 24 (21.43%) SCCM
8 22 (19.64%) Git (software)
8 22 (19.64%) Firmware
9 20 (17.86%) TCP/IP
9 20 (17.86%) Embedded Linux
10 18 (16.07%) Degree
10 18 (16.07%) Android
10 18 (16.07%) Bash Shell
11 16 (14.29%) Multithreading
11 16 (14.29%) JIRA
12 15 (13.39%) VMware Infrastructure
12 15 (13.39%) RESTful
12 15 (13.39%) VMware
12 15 (13.39%) Subversion
12 15 (13.39%) HP
12 15 (13.39%) OO
13 14 (12.50%) Software Delivery
13 14 (12.50%) API Development
13 14 (12.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 14 (12.50%) HTTP
13 14 (12.50%) Microsoft
13 14 (12.50%) Embedded C
13 14 (12.50%) Security Cleared

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 4 (3.57%) MS Exchange
1 4 (3.57%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.68%) Cloud Foundry
2 3 (2.68%) OpenStack
Applications
1 5 (4.46%) MS Office
2 4 (3.57%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.89%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (3.57%) SaaS
2 3 (2.68%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (2.68%) Engine Yard
2 3 (2.68%) GitHub
2 3 (2.68%) Google Apps
2 3 (2.68%) Heroku
2 3 (2.68%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 20 (17.86%) TCP/IP
2 14 (12.50%) HTTP
3 13 (11.61%) SNMP
3 13 (11.61%) SSL
4 8 (7.14%) FCoE
4 8 (7.14%) Fibre Channel
4 8 (7.14%) iSCSI
4 8 (7.14%) SAN
5 5 (4.46%) Internet
6 4 (3.57%) DHCP
6 4 (3.57%) DNS
6 4 (3.57%) Wireless
7 3 (2.68%) Broadband
7 3 (2.68%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (1.79%) DVB
8 2 (1.79%) Multicast
8 2 (1.79%) RS-232
8 2 (1.79%) Unicast
9 1 (0.89%) RS-422
9 1 (0.89%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.36%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.68%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (2.68%) RDBMS
2 3 (2.68%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 22 (19.64%) Git (software)
2 16 (14.29%) JIRA
3 15 (13.39%) Subversion
4 6 (5.36%) Jenkins
5 3 (2.68%) Vagrant
6 2 (1.79%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.89%) GCC
7 1 (0.89%) Qt Creator
7 1 (0.89%) TortoiseSVN
7 1 (0.89%) VectorCAST
7 1 (0.89%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 11 (9.82%) Electronics
2 8 (7.14%) Military
3 7 (6.25%) Aerospace
4 4 (3.57%) Avionics
5 2 (1.79%) Banking
5 2 (1.79%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.89%) Automotive
6 1 (0.89%) Finance
6 1 (0.89%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 30 (26.79%) Software Engineer
2 28 (25.00%) Developer
3 19 (16.96%) C++ Developer
4 15 (13.39%) Embedded Engineer
4 15 (13.39%) Linux Developer
5 14 (12.50%) Build Engineer
5 14 (12.50%) Python Developer
6 13 (11.61%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 12 (10.71%) Linux Engineer
8 8 (7.14%) Embedded Developer
9 6 (5.36%) Design Engineer
9 6 (5.36%) DevOps Engineer
9 6 (5.36%) Kernel Engineer
9 6 (5.36%) Senior Software Engineer
10 5 (4.46%) Embedded Linux Engineer
10 5 (4.46%) Platform Engineer
10 5 (4.46%) Test Specialist
10 5 (4.46%) Windows Engineer
11 4 (3.57%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
11 4 (3.57%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (13.39%) RESTful
2 14 (12.50%) JSON
3 10 (8.93%) Middleware
4 9 (8.04%) Yocto
5 4 (3.57%) OpenEmbedded
6 3 (2.68%) .NET
6 3 (2.68%) MCollective
6 3 (2.68%) Qt
6 3 (2.68%) Web Services
7 2 (1.79%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.89%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.89%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.89%) DirectCompute
8 1 (0.89%) HTML
8 1 (0.89%) HTML5
8 1 (0.89%) MFC
8 1 (0.89%) OpenCL
8 1 (0.89%) OpenGL
8 1 (0.89%) QML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
2 12 (10.71%) Computer Science
3 11 (9.82%) Embedded Systems
4 8 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (5.36%) 3D Graphics
5 6 (5.36%) Clustering
6 5 (4.46%) Cloud Native
6 5 (4.46%) Data Centre
7 4 (3.57%) Fat Client
7 4 (3.57%) Thin Client
8 3 (2.68%) Algorithms
8 3 (2.68%) Replication
8 3 (2.68%) STB
9 2 (1.79%) CAN bus
9 2 (1.79%) Digital TV
10 1 (0.89%) CUDA
10 1 (0.89%) Internet of Things
10 1 (0.89%) Over-the-Top Content
10 1 (0.89%) VHDL
10 1 (0.89%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 70 (62.50%) Linux
2 24 (21.43%) Windows
3 20 (17.86%) Embedded Linux
4 18 (16.07%) Android
5 10 (8.93%) Ubuntu
6 8 (7.14%) AIX
7 7 (6.25%) Windows 10
8 6 (5.36%) CentOS
8 6 (5.36%) Mac OS X
8 6 (5.36%) Unix
8 6 (5.36%) Windows 8
8 6 (5.36%) Windows XP
9 5 (4.46%) VxWorks
10 4 (3.57%) FreeBSD
10 4 (3.57%) Windows Server
11 3 (2.68%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.89%) uClinux
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (35.71%) Software Engineering
2 32 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (14.29%) Multithreading
4 15 (13.39%) OO
5 14 (12.50%) API Development
5 14 (12.50%) Software Delivery
6 12 (10.71%) Software Testing
7 9 (8.04%) Performance Testing
8 8 (7.14%) ITIL
8 8 (7.14%) Regression Testing
9 7 (6.25%) Workflow
10 6 (5.36%) Android Development
10 6 (5.36%) Configuration Management
10 6 (5.36%) DevOps
10 6 (5.36%) Infrastructure Management
10 6 (5.36%) Mentoring
10 6 (5.36%) Validation
10 6 (5.36%) Virtual Infrastructure
11 5 (4.46%) Software Distribution
11 5 (4.46%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 43 (38.39%) C
2 36 (32.14%) C++
3 33 (29.46%) Python
4 18 (16.07%) Bash Shell
5 14 (12.50%) Embedded C
6 11 (9.82%) Perl
6 11 (9.82%) Shell Script
7 10 (8.93%) Assembly Language
7 10 (8.93%) PowerShell
8 5 (4.46%) C#
8 5 (4.46%) Embedded C++
9 3 (2.68%) Ruby
9 3 (2.68%) SQL
10 2 (1.79%) ANSI C
11 1 (0.89%) Java
11 1 (0.89%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.89%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 18 (16.07%) Degree
2 14 (12.50%) Security Cleared
3 8 (7.14%) SC Cleared
4 4 (3.57%) ACMT
4 4 (3.57%) CCA
4 4 (3.57%) Citrix Certification
4 4 (3.57%) MCSE
4 4 (3.57%) MCTS
4 4 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (2.68%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.46%) ISO 9001
2 3 (2.68%) DO-178B
2 3 (2.68%) MISRA
3 2 (1.79%) JTAG
4 1 (0.89%) HL7
4 1 (0.89%) IEC 61508
4 1 (0.89%) ISO13485
4 1 (0.89%) MISRA C
4 1 (0.89%) QA
System Software
1 22 (19.64%) Firmware
2 15 (13.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (8.93%) Active Directory
3 10 (8.93%) XenApp
3 10 (8.93%) XenDesktop
4 6 (5.36%) BitLocker
4 6 (5.36%) Xen
5 4 (3.57%) Terminal Services
5 4 (3.57%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (2.68%) Docker
6 3 (2.68%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.89%) iptables
7 1 (0.89%) LXC
Systems Management
1 24 (21.43%) SCCM
2 14 (12.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 6 (5.36%) Nagios
3 6 (5.36%) WSUS
4 4 (3.57%) Backup Exec
4 4 (3.57%) Casper Suite
4 4 (3.57%) HP SIM
4 4 (3.57%) SCOM
4 4 (3.57%) SCOrch
5 3 (2.68%) Ansible
5 3 (2.68%) BMC PATROL
5 3 (2.68%) Cobbler
5 3 (2.68%) Icinga
5 3 (2.68%) Kubernetes
5 3 (2.68%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (2.68%) Puppet
Vendors
1 15 (13.39%) HP
1 15 (13.39%) VMware
2 14 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 10 (8.93%) Citrix
3 10 (8.93%) Red Hat
3 10 (8.93%) Symantec
4 8 (7.14%) Veritas
5 6 (5.36%) Apple
5 6 (5.36%) Dell
6 5 (4.46%) Google
6 5 (4.46%) Perforce
7 4 (3.57%) Wind River
8 3 (2.68%) BMC
8 3 (2.68%) ServiceNow
9 2 (1.79%) Broadcom
9 2 (1.79%) Freescale
10 1 (0.89%) Anite
10 1 (0.89%) IBM
10 1 (0.89%) Intel
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