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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Device Drivers
Rank 524 538 477
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -61
Contract jobs citing Device Driver 75 32 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.062% 0.14%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.47% 0.20% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 14 16
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£375 £293 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.20% -16.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £275 £350
% change year-on-year
+24.99% -21.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 5 24
Average hourly rate £37.50 £39.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.06% +5.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%

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
15988 16019 14133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.80% 30.86% 30.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 9780 9821 8497
Average daily rate £420 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 639 635 727
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -17.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.91%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 27 March 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 +25 61 £378 +37.27% 33
South East -13 23 £371 - 11
London +14 21 £388 +19.23% 4
Scotland +2 12 £344 +7.75% 2
Hampshire - 12 £320 - 5
East of England +5 6 £390 +41.81% 11
Edinburgh - 6 £340 - 1
Cambridgeshire +1 3 £390 - 9
West Midlands -4 3 £200 +122.22% 1
South West -5 3 £350 +7.69% 4
Berkshire -8 3 £400 -
North West - 3 £275 -
Cambridge +3 2 £390 - 8
Reading 0 2 £400 -
Oxfordshire -15 2 £360 - 1
Oxford - 2 £360 -
City of London +16 1 £475 - 2
Gloucestershire -16 1 £350 -
Surrey - 1 £363 - 3
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Dorset - 1 - -
Cheltenham - 1 £350 -
Manchester - 1 £275 -
Guildford - 1 £363 - 1
Horsham - - - -
Isleworth - - - -
Leatherhead - - - -
Norwich - - - -
Loughborough - - - -
Chinnor - - - - 1

Device Driver
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 71 (60.68%) Linux
2 50 (42.74%) C
3 44 (37.61%) TCP/IP
3 44 (37.61%) Software Engineering
4 33 (28.21%) Windows
5 30 (25.64%) Python
5 30 (25.64%) VMware
6 29 (24.79%) Bash Shell
7 27 (23.08%) Firewall
7 27 (23.08%) C++
8 26 (22.22%) Embedded Linux
9 25 (21.37%) Perl
10 24 (20.51%) Shell Script
10 24 (20.51%) Subversion
11 23 (19.66%) Jenkins
12 22 (18.80%) Ruby
13 21 (17.95%) Ubuntu
13 21 (17.95%) Cobbler
13 21 (17.95%) Puppet
13 21 (17.95%) MongoDB
13 21 (17.95%) Apache Cassandra
13 21 (17.95%) NoSQL
13 21 (17.95%) CentOS
13 21 (17.95%) Red Hat
13 21 (17.95%) Clustering
13 21 (17.95%) MySQL
13 21 (17.95%) Oracle
13 21 (17.95%) DNS
13 21 (17.95%) RDBMS
13 21 (17.95%) MCollective

Device Driver
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 15 (12.82%) OpenStack
1 15 (12.82%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (0.85%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.85%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.85%) Node.js
Applications
1 4 (3.42%) MS Office
2 2 (1.71%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 15 (12.82%) Amazon AWS
1 15 (12.82%) Heroku
1 15 (12.82%) Engine Yard
2 11 (9.40%) PaaS
3 1 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 44 (37.61%) TCP/IP
2 27 (23.08%) Firewall
3 21 (17.95%) DNS
4 19 (16.24%) SSL
4 19 (16.24%) VLAN
5 12 (10.26%) HTTP
6 11 (9.40%) SNMP
7 7 (5.98%) RTP
8 6 (5.13%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (4.27%) ZigBee
9 5 (4.27%) VPN
10 4 (3.42%) 802.11
10 4 (3.42%) 802.15
10 4 (3.42%) FTP
10 4 (3.42%) iSCSI
10 4 (3.42%) Wireless
10 4 (3.42%) SAN
10 4 (3.42%) OpenVPN
10 4 (3.42%) FCoE
10 4 (3.42%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (17.95%) MySQL
1 21 (17.95%) RDBMS
1 21 (17.95%) MongoDB
1 21 (17.95%) Apache Cassandra
1 21 (17.95%) NoSQL
1 21 (17.95%) Relational Database
2 4 (3.42%) SQLite
3 1 (0.85%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 24 (20.51%) Subversion
2 23 (19.66%) Jenkins
3 10 (8.55%) Git (software)
4 5 (4.27%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.85%) Selenium
5 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Blend
5 1 (0.85%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.85%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.85%) Valgrind
5 1 (0.85%) GCC
General
1 6 (5.13%) Electronics
2 5 (4.27%) Automotive
3 4 (3.42%) Finance
4 3 (2.56%) German Language
4 3 (2.56%) Avionics
5 2 (1.71%) Aerospace
5 2 (1.71%) Banking
6 1 (0.85%) Marketing
6 1 (0.85%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.85%) Military
6 1 (0.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 38 (32.48%) Software Engineer
2 20 (17.09%) DevOps Engineer
3 19 (16.24%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 18 (15.38%) Developer
4 18 (15.38%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 7 (5.98%) Software Developer
6 6 (5.13%) Embedded Software Developer
7 5 (4.27%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 4 (3.42%) Linux Engineer
9 3 (2.56%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
9 3 (2.56%) Test Specialist
9 3 (2.56%) Analyst
9 3 (2.56%) Embedded Linux Engineer
9 3 (2.56%) Firmware Engineer
9 3 (2.56%) Senior Software Engineer
10 2 (1.71%) Build Engineer
10 2 (1.71%) Platform Architect
10 2 (1.71%) Architect
10 2 (1.71%) 1st Line Support
10 2 (1.71%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (17.95%) MCollective
2 19 (16.24%) Web Services
3 5 (4.27%) XML
4 4 (3.42%) .NET
4 4 (3.42%) .NET Framework
4 4 (3.42%) JSON
4 4 (3.42%) GTK+
4 4 (3.42%) .NET Compact Framework
4 4 (3.42%) WCF
4 4 (3.42%) wxWidgets
5 3 (2.56%) HTML
6 2 (1.71%) Middleware
7 1 (0.85%) OLE
7 1 (0.85%) OLE DB
7 1 (0.85%) Ruby on Rails
7 1 (0.85%) DHTML
7 1 (0.85%) Application Packaging
7 1 (0.85%) Classic ASP
7 1 (0.85%) DCOM
7 1 (0.85%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 21 (17.95%) Clustering
2 12 (10.26%) Computer Science
3 8 (6.84%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.56%) Embedded Systems
4 3 (2.56%) STB
4 3 (2.56%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 2 (1.71%) MPEG
5 2 (1.71%) EMV
5 2 (1.71%) Smartcard
6 1 (0.85%) ASIC
6 1 (0.85%) DTV
6 1 (0.85%) 3D Graphics
6 1 (0.85%) Streaming Video
6 1 (0.85%) Cryptography
6 1 (0.85%) SecurID
6 1 (0.85%) VHDL
6 1 (0.85%) Verilog
6 1 (0.85%) CAN bus
6 1 (0.85%) Mobile Computing
6 1 (0.85%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 71 (60.68%) Linux
2 33 (28.21%) Windows
3 26 (22.22%) Embedded Linux
4 21 (17.95%) Ubuntu
4 21 (17.95%) CentOS
5 7 (5.98%) FreeBSD
6 6 (5.13%) Windows CE
7 4 (3.42%) VxWorks
7 4 (3.42%) AIX
7 4 (3.42%) Windows 7
7 4 (3.42%) Nucleus RTOS
8 3 (2.56%) Android
9 2 (1.71%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.71%) ThreadX
10 1 (0.85%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.85%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.85%) OS/2
10 1 (0.85%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (37.61%) Software Engineering
2 21 (17.95%) DevOps
3 19 (16.24%) Load Balancing
3 19 (16.24%) Release Management
4 14 (11.97%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (10.26%) Multithreading
6 9 (7.69%) Validation
7 7 (5.98%) UML
7 7 (5.98%) Benchmarking
8 6 (5.13%) Capacity Planning
8 6 (5.13%) Root Cause Analysis
9 5 (4.27%) Software Testing
10 4 (3.42%) SysML
10 4 (3.42%) Requirements Analysis
10 4 (3.42%) Performance Testing
10 4 (3.42%) Configuration Management
10 4 (3.42%) Migration
10 4 (3.42%) System Testing
10 4 (3.42%) Cyber Security
11 3 (2.56%) Embedded Software Development
Programming Languages
1 50 (42.74%) C
2 30 (25.64%) Python
3 29 (24.79%) Bash Shell
4 27 (23.08%) C++
5 25 (21.37%) Perl
6 24 (20.51%) Shell Script
7 22 (18.80%) Ruby
8 20 (17.09%) Embedded C
9 19 (16.24%) Korn
10 8 (6.84%) Embedded C++
11 7 (5.98%) Java
12 4 (3.42%) C#
13 3 (2.56%) JavaScript
13 3 (2.56%) Assembly Language
14 2 (1.71%) SQL
15 1 (0.85%) VB
15 1 (0.85%) MATLAB
15 1 (0.85%) PowerShell
15 1 (0.85%) GLSL
Qualifications
1 19 (16.24%) Security Cleared
2 10 (8.55%) SC Cleared
2 10 (8.55%) DV Cleared
3 3 (2.56%) Degree
4 1 (0.85%) MCSA
4 1 (0.85%) CCNP
4 1 (0.85%) CISSP
4 1 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.85%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (17.09%) QA
2 3 (2.56%) DO-178B
3 2 (1.71%) SLA
3 2 (1.71%) ISO 8583
4 1 (0.85%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.85%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 15 (12.82%) Firmware
2 9 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (5.98%) iptables
4 4 (3.42%) Xen
5 1 (0.85%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 21 (17.95%) Puppet
1 21 (17.95%) Cobbler
2 15 (12.82%) Nagios
3 13 (11.11%) collectd
4 10 (8.55%) SCCM
5 8 (6.84%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (1.71%) SELinux
7 1 (0.85%) Sysprep
7 1 (0.85%) WMI
Vendors
1 30 (25.64%) VMware
2 21 (17.95%) Red Hat
2 21 (17.95%) Oracle
3 11 (9.40%) Microsoft
4 4 (3.42%) HP
4 4 (3.42%) Veritas
4 4 (3.42%) Akamai
4 4 (3.42%) Assembla
5 3 (2.56%) IBM
6 1 (0.85%) Cisco
6 1 (0.85%) Dell
6 1 (0.85%) CA
6 1 (0.85%) CheckPoint
6 1 (0.85%) Remedy
6 1 (0.85%) Perforce
6 1 (0.85%) Green Hills
6 1 (0.85%) Fortinet
6 1 (0.85%) Tufin
6 1 (0.85%) AlgoSec
6 1 (0.85%) F5
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