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 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Device Drivers
Rank 565 517 525
Rank change year-on-year
-48 +8
Contract jobs citing Device Driver 49 61 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.085% 0.12% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.28% 0.37% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 7 12
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£350 £325 £294
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +10.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £286 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £437 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £319
% change year-on-year
+6.15% +1.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 22 46
Average hourly rate £41.00 £35.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.49% -11.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.75 £32.50 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.10 £37.50 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £35.50 £38.00
% change year-on-year
+15.49% -6.57%

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
17565 16390 17510
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.39% 31.10% 29.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 10679 10125 10120
Average daily rate £400 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 727 661 900
Average hourly rate £18.70 £18.80 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.53% -23.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.65 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+6.58% -32.69%

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 23 September 2014.

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 23 September 2014.

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 23 September 2014. 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 -21 37 £350 +7.69% 48
South East +2 19 £350 +32.07% 7
Hampshire -4 11 £350 -
Scotland -10 10 £251 -33.00% 1
South West - 8 £313 - 4
Dorset - 6 - - 2
Surrey 0 4 £450 - 2
Buckinghamshire -2 4 £320 +20.75% 1
East of England -29 4 £400 - 33
London +9 3 £375 -6.25% 1
Cambridgeshire +3 3 £400 - 29
Cambridge -4 3 £400 - 22
East Midlands +3 2 £213 - 1
Guildford - 2 £450 - 1
Leicestershire - 1 £100 -
Wales - 1 £110 - 1
West Midlands - 1 - -
North Wales - - - -
City of London - - - -
Northern Ireland - - - -
Farnborough - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Fife - - - - 1
Gloucestershire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 2
Kent - - - -

Device Driver
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 66 (58.93%) C
1 66 (58.93%) Software Engineering
2 55 (49.11%) Linux
3 49 (43.75%) C++
4 32 (28.57%) Embedded Linux
5 26 (23.21%) Embedded C
6 25 (22.32%) TCP/IP
6 25 (22.32%) Security Cleared
7 22 (19.64%) Windows
8 17 (15.18%) Embedded C++
8 17 (15.18%) Firmware
9 16 (14.29%) SCCM
9 16 (14.29%) SC Cleared
10 13 (11.61%) SSL
11 12 (10.71%) SNMP
11 12 (10.71%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 12 (10.71%) Enterprise Software
12 11 (9.82%) Electronics
12 11 (9.82%) HP
12 11 (9.82%) Python
12 11 (9.82%) Embedded Software Development
12 11 (9.82%) Agile Software Development
13 10 (8.93%) Android
13 10 (8.93%) Intel
13 10 (8.93%) Embedded Systems
14 9 (8.04%) Java
14 9 (8.04%) Validation
14 9 (8.04%) Multithreading
15 8 (7.14%) Degree
15 8 (7.14%) Firewall

Device Driver
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 (1.79%) CMS
1 2 (1.79%) WebSphere
1 2 (1.79%) IIS
1 2 (1.79%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.89%) SAS
2 1 (0.89%) nginx
2 1 (0.89%) Confluence
Applications
1 7 (6.25%) MS Office
2 2 (1.79%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.79%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.89%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 25 (22.32%) TCP/IP
2 13 (11.61%) SSL
3 12 (10.71%) SNMP
4 8 (7.14%) Firewall
4 8 (7.14%) Wireless
5 7 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
5 7 (6.25%) Bluetooth
6 6 (5.36%) 3G
6 6 (5.36%) ZigBee
7 5 (4.46%) DNS
8 4 (3.57%) Ethernet
8 4 (3.57%) Internet
9 3 (2.68%) LAN
9 3 (2.68%) VPN
9 3 (2.68%) DHCP
9 3 (2.68%) SAN
10 2 (1.79%) 2G
10 2 (1.79%) WAN
10 2 (1.79%) Fibre Channel
10 2 (1.79%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.79%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.89%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (5.36%) JIRA
1 6 (5.36%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.68%) Mercurial
2 3 (2.68%) Microsoft Blend
2 3 (2.68%) Automake
3 2 (1.79%) Subversion
3 2 (1.79%) GDB
3 2 (1.79%) Selenium
3 2 (1.79%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.89%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.89%) MSI
4 1 (0.89%) WebDriver
4 1 (0.89%) GNU Toolchain
4 1 (0.89%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.89%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (0.89%) NeoLoad
4 1 (0.89%) LoadUI
General
1 11 (9.82%) Electronics
2 5 (4.46%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.57%) Automotive
3 4 (3.57%) Banking
3 4 (3.57%) Marketing
4 3 (2.68%) Avionics
4 3 (2.68%) Military
5 2 (1.79%) Multimedia
5 2 (1.79%) Local Government
6 1 (0.89%) Finance
6 1 (0.89%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 57 (50.89%) Software Engineer
2 22 (19.64%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 11 (9.82%) Build Engineer
4 9 (8.04%) Senior Software Engineer
5 8 (7.14%) Developer
6 7 (6.25%) Linux Engineer
7 5 (4.46%) Principle Engineer
8 4 (3.57%) Architect
9 3 (2.68%) Software Developer
9 3 (2.68%) Senior Developer
10 2 (1.79%) Solutions Designer
10 2 (1.79%) Project Manager
10 2 (1.79%) Analyst
10 2 (1.79%) Test Analyst
10 2 (1.79%) Real Time Software Engineer
10 2 (1.79%) Real Time Engineer
10 2 (1.79%) Server Engineer
10 2 (1.79%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
10 2 (1.79%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
10 2 (1.79%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.25%) Middleware
2 5 (4.46%) .NET
3 3 (2.68%) Web Services
3 3 (2.68%) Silverlight
3 3 (2.68%) wxWidgets
3 3 (2.68%) OpenCL
3 3 (2.68%) DirectCompute
4 2 (1.79%) HTML
4 2 (1.79%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.79%) CSS
4 2 (1.79%) Application Packaging
5 1 (0.89%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (0.89%) JNI
5 1 (0.89%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (0.89%) Flash
5 1 (0.89%) FFmpeg
Miscellaneous
1 17 (15.18%) Firmware
2 12 (10.71%) Enterprise Software
3 10 (8.93%) Embedded Systems
4 5 (4.46%) Smart Meter
5 4 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.68%) CUDA
6 3 (2.68%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.68%) VHDL
6 3 (2.68%) STB
7 2 (1.79%) Cryptography
7 2 (1.79%) MPEG
7 2 (1.79%) DTV
7 2 (1.79%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.79%) 3D Graphics
8 1 (0.89%) Kindle
8 1 (0.89%) Handset
8 1 (0.89%) iPhone
8 1 (0.89%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.89%) Smartcard
8 1 (0.89%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 55 (49.11%) Linux
2 32 (28.57%) Embedded Linux
3 22 (19.64%) Windows
4 10 (8.93%) Android
5 7 (6.25%) VxWorks
6 5 (4.46%) Windows 7
7 4 (3.57%) Nucleus RTOS
7 4 (3.57%) UNIX
8 3 (2.68%) Windows CE
8 3 (2.68%) Debian
8 3 (2.68%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.79%) ThreadX
10 1 (0.89%) AIX
10 1 (0.89%) Solaris
10 1 (0.89%) FreeBSD
10 1 (0.89%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.89%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.89%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (58.93%) Software Engineering
2 11 (9.82%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (9.82%) Embedded Software Development
3 9 (8.04%) Multithreading
3 9 (8.04%) Validation
4 5 (4.46%) Software Testing
4 5 (4.46%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (3.57%) Test Automation
5 4 (3.57%) Regression Testing
5 4 (3.57%) Project Management
6 3 (2.68%) Code Coverage
6 3 (2.68%) Migration
6 3 (2.68%) Scrum
6 3 (2.68%) ITIL
7 2 (1.79%) UML
7 2 (1.79%) OO
7 2 (1.79%) RUP
7 2 (1.79%) OOD
7 2 (1.79%) SOA
7 2 (1.79%) Unified Process
Programming Languages
1 66 (58.93%) C
2 49 (43.75%) C++
3 26 (23.21%) Embedded C
4 17 (15.18%) Embedded C++
5 11 (9.82%) Python
6 9 (8.04%) Java
7 7 (6.25%) Bash Shell
8 6 (5.36%) SQL
9 4 (3.57%) VBScript
9 4 (3.57%) Assembly Language
10 3 (2.68%) Perl
10 3 (2.68%) VB
10 3 (2.68%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.79%) VC++
11 2 (1.79%) JavaScript
11 2 (1.79%) C#
12 1 (0.89%) sed
12 1 (0.89%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.89%) AWK
12 1 (0.89%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 25 (22.32%) Security Cleared
2 16 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 8 (7.14%) Degree
4 7 (6.25%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.79%) CCNA
5 2 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.89%) PMP
6 1 (0.89%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.89%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.89%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.89%) ISEB
6 1 (0.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.89%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.68%) DO-178B
2 2 (1.79%) QA
3 1 (0.89%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 7 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (3.57%) Xen
3 3 (2.68%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.79%) ISA Server
4 2 (1.79%) vSphere
5 1 (0.89%) Samba
5 1 (0.89%) qmail
Systems Management
1 16 (14.29%) SCCM
2 12 (10.71%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (1.79%) AppManager
3 2 (1.79%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.89%) WMI
4 1 (0.89%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.89%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 11 (9.82%) HP
2 10 (8.93%) Intel
3 7 (6.25%) Microsoft
3 7 (6.25%) VMware
4 4 (3.57%) Cisco
4 4 (3.57%) QNX
5 3 (2.68%) Green Hills
5 3 (2.68%) LANDesk
6 2 (1.79%) Coverity
6 2 (1.79%) Wind River
6 2 (1.79%) SolarWinds
6 2 (1.79%) Aruba
6 2 (1.79%) 3PAR
6 2 (1.79%) Open Text
6 2 (1.79%) Compaq
6 2 (1.79%) Oracle
6 2 (1.79%) AppSense
7 1 (0.89%) IBM
7 1 (0.89%) Novell
7 1 (0.89%) Veritas
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