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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Device Drivers
Rank 531 535 494
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -41
Contract jobs citing Device Driver 52 18 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.037% 0.10%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.34% 0.12% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 6 12
Average daily rate
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£438 £275 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+59.09% -18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £275 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £370 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £346 £275 £350
% change year-on-year
+25.90% -21.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 15
Average hourly rate £36.25 £38.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.60% +1.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.45 £37.60 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.25 £39.60 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £39.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +4.00%

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
15251 14775 13370
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.89% 30.68% 29.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 9638 9110 7984
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 606 589 811
Average hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.69 £11.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.78
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +14 48 £476 +72.90% 47
London +12 23 £525 +41.89% 6
South East +12 18 £346 - 8
Hampshire - 8 £334 -
South West -14 3 £350 - 4
Surrey - 3 £363 - 5
Buckinghamshire - 2 - - 1
North West - 2 £275 - 1
Oxfordshire - 1 £348 -
Berkshire - 1 £400 - 1
Gloucestershire - 1 £350 - 1
Manchester - 1 £275 - 1
Oxford - 1 £348 -
Cheltenham - 1 £350 - 1
Chippenham - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Exeter - - - -
Fareham - - - -
Havant - - - -
High Wycombe - - - - 1
Ilford - - - -
Isleworth - - - - 1
Reading - - - -
St Asaph - - - -
Stafford - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Loughborough - - - -
Bristol - - - - 1
Cambridge - - - - 15
Lancashire - - - -

Device Driver
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 60 (57.14%) Linux
2 47 (44.76%) C
3 46 (43.81%) Software Engineering
4 34 (32.38%) TCP/IP
5 33 (31.43%) C++
6 29 (27.62%) Windows
7 28 (26.67%) VMware
7 28 (26.67%) Embedded Linux
7 28 (26.67%) Bash Shell
8 27 (25.71%) Security Cleared
9 26 (24.76%) Firewall
10 23 (21.90%) Python
11 20 (19.05%) Perl
11 20 (19.05%) SSL
12 18 (17.14%) Shell Script
13 17 (16.19%) Embedded C
13 17 (16.19%) Subversion
13 17 (16.19%) Firmware
13 17 (16.19%) Ruby
13 17 (16.19%) Jenkins
14 16 (15.24%) MCollective
14 16 (15.24%) Relational Database
14 16 (15.24%) DevOps
14 16 (15.24%) Puppet
14 16 (15.24%) MongoDB
14 16 (15.24%) Apache Cassandra
14 16 (15.24%) NoSQL
14 16 (15.24%) Cobbler
14 16 (15.24%) Ubuntu
14 16 (15.24%) QA

Device Driver
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 12 (11.43%) Cloud Foundry
1 12 (11.43%) OpenStack
2 1 (0.95%) Node.js
Applications
1 8 (7.62%) MS Office
2 1 (0.95%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 12 (11.43%) Heroku
1 12 (11.43%) Engine Yard
1 12 (11.43%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (10.48%) PaaS
3 1 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 34 (32.38%) TCP/IP
2 26 (24.76%) Firewall
3 20 (19.05%) SSL
4 16 (15.24%) DNS
5 14 (13.33%) VLAN
6 11 (10.48%) SNMP
7 5 (4.76%) ZigBee
7 5 (4.76%) VPN
7 5 (4.76%) HTTP
8 4 (3.81%) Internet
8 4 (3.81%) FTP
8 4 (3.81%) SAN
8 4 (3.81%) iSCSI
8 4 (3.81%) FCoE
8 4 (3.81%) Fibre Channel
9 3 (2.86%) OpenVPN
9 3 (2.86%) 802.15
9 3 (2.86%) Ethernet
9 3 (2.86%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (2.86%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (15.24%) Relational Database
1 16 (15.24%) MongoDB
1 16 (15.24%) Apache Cassandra
1 16 (15.24%) NoSQL
1 16 (15.24%) RDBMS
1 16 (15.24%) MySQL
2 3 (2.86%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 17 (16.19%) Subversion
1 17 (16.19%) Jenkins
2 8 (7.62%) Git (software)
3 4 (3.81%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.90%) Selenium
4 2 (1.90%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.95%) GCC
5 1 (0.95%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (0.95%) Valgrind
5 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Blend
5 1 (0.95%) MSI
General
1 4 (3.81%) Electronics
1 4 (3.81%) Avionics
2 3 (2.86%) Telecoms
2 3 (2.86%) Finance
2 3 (2.86%) Aerospace
2 3 (2.86%) Automotive
3 1 (0.95%) Banking
3 1 (0.95%) Multimedia
3 1 (0.95%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 39 (37.14%) Software Engineer
2 20 (19.05%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 15 (14.29%) Senior DevOps Engineer
3 15 (14.29%) DevOps Engineer
4 8 (7.62%) Developer
5 7 (6.67%) Build Engineer
6 5 (4.76%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 5 (4.76%) Linux Engineer
6 5 (4.76%) Embedded Software Developer
6 5 (4.76%) Software Developer
6 5 (4.76%) Senior Software Engineer
7 4 (3.81%) Test Specialist
7 4 (3.81%) Analyst
7 4 (3.81%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
8 3 (2.86%) Test Analyst
9 2 (1.90%) Security Engineer
9 2 (1.90%) C++ Software Engineer
9 2 (1.90%) Technical Specialist
9 2 (1.90%) Firmware Engineer
10 1 (0.95%) Senior Firmware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (15.24%) MCollective
2 15 (14.29%) Web Services
3 7 (6.67%) wxWidgets
4 6 (5.71%) Middleware
5 4 (3.81%) XML
5 4 (3.81%) GTK+
6 3 (2.86%) .NET Compact Framework
6 3 (2.86%) WCF
6 3 (2.86%) JSON
6 3 (2.86%) .NET Framework
6 3 (2.86%) .NET
7 1 (0.95%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 1 (0.95%) Silverlight
7 1 (0.95%) Ruby on Rails
7 1 (0.95%) Application Packaging
7 1 (0.95%) STL
7 1 (0.95%) HTML
7 1 (0.95%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 16 (15.24%) Clustering
2 12 (11.43%) Computer Science
3 11 (10.48%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.86%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (1.90%) VHDL
5 2 (1.90%) Smartcard
5 2 (1.90%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 2 (1.90%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.95%) iPhone
6 1 (0.95%) GPGPU
6 1 (0.95%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.95%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.95%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.95%) SecurID
6 1 (0.95%) EMV
6 1 (0.95%) MPEG
6 1 (0.95%) STB
6 1 (0.95%) Cryptography
6 1 (0.95%) Verilog
6 1 (0.95%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 60 (57.14%) Linux
2 29 (27.62%) Windows
3 28 (26.67%) Embedded Linux
4 16 (15.24%) Ubuntu
4 16 (15.24%) CentOS
5 9 (8.57%) VxWorks
6 7 (6.67%) Nucleus RTOS
7 5 (4.76%) Windows 7
8 4 (3.81%) ThreadX
8 4 (3.81%) AIX
8 4 (3.81%) Windows CE
9 3 (2.86%) Android
10 2 (1.90%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.95%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (43.81%) Software Engineering
2 16 (15.24%) DevOps
3 15 (14.29%) Release Management
4 14 (13.33%) Load Balancing
5 10 (9.52%) Validation
6 9 (8.57%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (7.62%) Embedded Software Development
7 8 (7.62%) Multithreading
8 7 (6.67%) UML
9 6 (5.71%) Capacity Planning
9 6 (5.71%) Root Cause Analysis
10 5 (4.76%) Cyber Security
10 5 (4.76%) Software Testing
11 4 (3.81%) Migration
11 4 (3.81%) Code Coverage
11 4 (3.81%) SysML
11 4 (3.81%) System Testing
11 4 (3.81%) Performance Testing
12 3 (2.86%) Data Migration
12 3 (2.86%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 47 (44.76%) C
2 33 (31.43%) C++
3 28 (26.67%) Bash Shell
4 23 (21.90%) Python
5 20 (19.05%) Perl
6 18 (17.14%) Shell Script
7 17 (16.19%) Embedded C
7 17 (16.19%) Ruby
8 14 (13.33%) Korn
9 10 (9.52%) Embedded C++
10 5 (4.76%) Assembly Language
11 4 (3.81%) SQL
11 4 (3.81%) Java
11 4 (3.81%) C#
11 4 (3.81%) PowerShell
12 3 (2.86%) VB
13 2 (1.90%) JavaScript
14 1 (0.95%) GLSL
14 1 (0.95%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 27 (25.71%) Security Cleared
2 14 (13.33%) SC Cleared
2 14 (13.33%) DV Cleared
3 5 (4.76%) Degree
4 1 (0.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.95%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (0.95%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.95%) ISEB
4 1 (0.95%) CISSP
4 1 (0.95%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.95%) CCNP
4 1 (0.95%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (15.24%) QA
2 4 (3.81%) DO-178B
3 1 (0.95%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.95%) SLA
3 1 (0.95%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 17 (16.19%) Firmware
2 12 (11.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (7.62%) Xen
4 1 (0.95%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 16 (15.24%) Puppet
1 16 (15.24%) Cobbler
1 16 (15.24%) SCCM
2 12 (11.43%) Nagios
3 11 (10.48%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 10 (9.52%) collectd
5 3 (2.86%) Sysprep
5 3 (2.86%) WMI
6 1 (0.95%) SELinux
6 1 (0.95%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 28 (26.67%) VMware
2 16 (15.24%) Red Hat
2 16 (15.24%) Oracle
3 10 (9.52%) Microsoft
4 9 (8.57%) HP
5 4 (3.81%) Veritas
6 3 (2.86%) Assembla
6 3 (2.86%) Green Hills
6 3 (2.86%) IBM
6 3 (2.86%) Dell
7 2 (1.90%) Akamai
8 1 (0.95%) F5
8 1 (0.95%) Tufin
8 1 (0.95%) AlgoSec
8 1 (0.95%) LANDesk
8 1 (0.95%) Coverity
8 1 (0.95%) Fortinet
8 1 (0.95%) Symantec
8 1 (0.95%) CA
8 1 (0.95%) Novell
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