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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Device Drivers
Rank 570 561 526
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -35
Contract jobs citing Device Driver 50 50 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.088% 0.091% 0.10%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.28% 0.29% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 21 11
Average daily rate
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£386 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.35% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £313
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 20
Average hourly rate £30.50 £40.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.75% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £37.25 £35.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.55 £38.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £40.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
-23.75% +12.67%

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
17983 17463 16822
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.62% 31.95% 32.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 11310 10578 9959
Average daily rate £418 £400 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £608 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 686 674 729
Average hourly rate £19.72 £20.50 £21.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.82% -6.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.08 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.14% +5.00%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -27 40 £386 +10.35% 50
South East -15 13 £350 - 12
East of England -2 9 £336 -17.98% 25
Hertfordshire 0 6 £336 -3.92% 2
Berkshire +9 5 £275 - 2
South West -8 5 £480 - 3
Scotland -13 5 - - 1
Hampshire -16 4 - - 3
Dundee - 4 - - 1
Buckinghamshire +2 3 - -
Dorset +1 3 £480 -
London -4 3 £513 +51.85% 4
Welwyn Garden City -6 3 - -
Marlow - 3 - -
Bournemouth - 3 £480 -
North West - 3 £383 - 4
West Midlands - 3 £390 -
Wiltshire +1 2 £325 -
Cambridgeshire -5 2 - - 19
Cambridge -12 2 - - 17
Crewe - 2 - - 1
Winchester - 2 - -
Cheshire - 2 - - 2
Swindon - 2 £325 -
Birmingham - 2 £390 -
North East - 2 £83 -
East Midlands 0 1 - - 2
Edinburgh -10 1 - -
Midlands - 1 £320 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £83 -

Device Driver
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (50.74%) C
2 63 (46.32%) Windows
2 63 (46.32%) Linux
3 49 (36.03%) Software Engineering
4 48 (35.29%) C++
5 36 (26.47%) TCP/IP
6 25 (18.38%) Embedded C
7 20 (14.71%) Electronics
8 17 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
8 17 (12.50%) VMware
8 17 (12.50%) Python
9 16 (11.76%) DNS
9 16 (11.76%) Microsoft
9 16 (11.76%) Embedded Linux
10 15 (11.03%) Subversion
10 15 (11.03%) Security Cleared
10 15 (11.03%) HTTP
10 15 (11.03%) 802.1X
11 14 (10.29%) Wi-Fi
11 14 (10.29%) Performance Testing
12 13 (9.56%) Finance
13 12 (8.82%) Firmware
13 12 (8.82%) Active Directory
13 12 (8.82%) C#
13 12 (8.82%) Multithreading
13 12 (8.82%) SC Cleared
14 11 (8.09%) Java
14 11 (8.09%) Perl
14 11 (8.09%) Embedded C++
14 11 (8.09%) Migration

Device Driver
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 4 (2.94%) OpenStack
1 4 (2.94%) Cloud Foundry
2 3 (2.21%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.47%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 3 (2.21%) MS Office
1 3 (2.21%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.74%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.74%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (2.94%) Heroku
1 4 (2.94%) Engine Yard
Communications & Networking
1 36 (26.47%) TCP/IP
2 16 (11.76%) DNS
3 15 (11.03%) HTTP
4 14 (10.29%) Wi-Fi
5 10 (7.35%) SSL
6 9 (6.62%) 802.11
6 9 (6.62%) SNMP
6 9 (6.62%) DHCP
7 8 (5.88%) RTP
7 8 (5.88%) Firewall
8 7 (5.15%) Internet
9 6 (4.41%) SAN
9 6 (4.41%) Ethernet
9 6 (4.41%) VLAN
10 5 (3.68%) ZigBee
10 5 (3.68%) NAS
10 5 (3.68%) VPN
11 4 (2.94%) 802.15
11 4 (2.94%) FTP
11 4 (2.94%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.41%) MySQL
1 6 (4.41%) RDBMS
1 6 (4.41%) MongoDB
1 6 (4.41%) Apache Cassandra
1 6 (4.41%) NoSQL
1 6 (4.41%) Relational Database
2 4 (2.94%) SQLite
3 3 (2.21%) MS Access
4 1 (0.74%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (11.03%) Subversion
2 10 (7.35%) Visual Studio
3 9 (6.62%) WinDbg
4 8 (5.88%) Jenkins
5 7 (5.15%) Git (software)
6 3 (2.21%) JIRA
6 3 (2.21%) GCC
7 1 (0.74%) SCons
7 1 (0.74%) Robot Framework
7 1 (0.74%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.74%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.74%) TortoiseSVN
7 1 (0.74%) Rational DOORS
General
1 20 (14.71%) Electronics
2 13 (9.56%) Finance
3 10 (7.35%) Automotive
4 5 (3.68%) Banking
4 5 (3.68%) German Language
5 2 (1.47%) Avionics
5 2 (1.47%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.74%) Military
6 1 (0.74%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 43 (31.62%) Software Engineer
2 25 (18.38%) Developer
3 18 (13.24%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 13 (9.56%) Software Developer
5 12 (8.82%) Test Engineer
6 11 (8.09%) Embedded Software Developer
7 7 (5.15%) Analyst
8 6 (4.41%) 1st Line Support
8 6 (4.41%) Service Analyst
8 6 (4.41%) Service Desk Analyst
8 6 (4.41%) DevOps Engineer
9 5 (3.68%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 4 (2.94%) Architect
11 3 (2.21%) Administrator
11 3 (2.21%) IT Administrator
11 3 (2.21%) Storage Engineer
11 3 (2.21%) Embedded Linux Engineer
11 3 (2.21%) Firmware Engineer
11 3 (2.21%) Linux Engineer
12 2 (1.47%) Embedded C Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (11.03%) 802.1X
2 9 (6.62%) Web Services
3 8 (5.88%) HTML
4 6 (4.41%) .NET
4 6 (4.41%) MCollective
5 5 (3.68%) WCF
6 4 (2.94%) .NET Compact Framework
6 4 (2.94%) XML
6 4 (2.94%) .NET Framework
6 4 (2.94%) JSON
7 3 (2.21%) Qt
8 2 (1.47%) Application Packaging
8 2 (1.47%) Flash
8 2 (1.47%) MFC
9 1 (0.74%) Classic ASP
9 1 (0.74%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.74%) ATL
9 1 (0.74%) DCOM
9 1 (0.74%) SOAP
9 1 (0.74%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.15%) Clustering
2 6 (4.41%) Embedded Systems
3 5 (3.68%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 5 (3.68%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.94%) HP Storage
4 4 (2.94%) Data Centre
4 4 (2.94%) EMC VNXe
4 4 (2.94%) HP StoreVirtual
5 3 (2.21%) Streaming Video
5 3 (2.21%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.21%) STB
5 3 (2.21%) MPEG
6 2 (1.47%) EMV
6 2 (1.47%) Smartcard
6 2 (1.47%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.47%) DTV
6 2 (1.47%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.47%) BYOD
7 1 (0.74%) Over-the-Top Content
7 1 (0.74%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 63 (46.32%) Windows
1 63 (46.32%) Linux
2 16 (11.76%) Embedded Linux
3 10 (7.35%) Android
4 9 (6.62%) FreeBSD
5 7 (5.15%) Windows CE
5 7 (5.15%) Apple iOS
6 6 (4.41%) Ubuntu
6 6 (4.41%) CentOS
7 5 (3.68%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (3.68%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (3.68%) Windows 7
8 4 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (2.94%) AIX
9 3 (2.21%) UNIX
10 2 (1.47%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.74%) OS/2
11 1 (0.74%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.74%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.74%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (36.03%) Software Engineering
2 17 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (10.29%) Performance Testing
4 12 (8.82%) Multithreading
5 11 (8.09%) Migration
6 9 (6.62%) Test Management
6 9 (6.62%) Test Scripting
6 9 (6.62%) Test Planning
7 8 (5.88%) Android Development
7 8 (5.88%) Linux Kernel Development
7 8 (5.88%) Validation
7 8 (5.88%) Benchmarking
8 7 (5.15%) ITIL
8 7 (5.15%) Incident Management
9 6 (4.41%) Requirements Analysis
9 6 (4.41%) Load Balancing
9 6 (4.41%) Software Testing
9 6 (4.41%) Configuration Management
9 6 (4.41%) OO
9 6 (4.41%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 69 (50.74%) C
2 48 (35.29%) C++
3 25 (18.38%) Embedded C
4 17 (12.50%) Python
5 12 (8.82%) C#
6 11 (8.09%) Java
6 11 (8.09%) Perl
6 11 (8.09%) Embedded C++
7 8 (5.88%) Assembly Language
7 8 (5.88%) Shell Script
8 6 (4.41%) Ruby
8 6 (4.41%) Korn
8 6 (4.41%) Bash Shell
9 4 (2.94%) SQL
10 2 (1.47%) VB
11 1 (0.74%) VC++
11 1 (0.74%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.74%) C++/CLI
11 1 (0.74%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.74%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 15 (11.03%) Security Cleared
2 12 (8.82%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.68%) Degree
4 3 (2.21%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.47%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.47%) MCSA
5 2 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.74%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.74%) HND
6 1 (0.74%) MCSE
6 1 (0.74%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.15%) SLA
1 7 (5.15%) QA
2 5 (3.68%) IEC 61508
3 4 (2.94%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.47%) DO-178B
4 2 (1.47%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 12 (8.82%) Active Directory
1 12 (8.82%) Firmware
2 9 (6.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.94%) vSphere
4 1 (0.74%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (5.88%) SCCM
2 7 (5.15%) Puppet
3 6 (4.41%) Cobbler
4 3 (2.21%) collectd
4 3 (2.21%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (2.21%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 3 (2.21%) Nagios
5 2 (1.47%) SELinux
6 1 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 17 (12.50%) VMware
2 16 (11.76%) Microsoft
3 8 (5.88%) Red Hat
4 6 (4.41%) Oracle
5 5 (3.68%) EMC
6 4 (2.94%) HP
6 4 (2.94%) Veritas
6 4 (2.94%) Assembla
7 2 (1.47%) MobileIron
7 2 (1.47%) Akamai
7 2 (1.47%) QNX
7 2 (1.47%) IBM
8 1 (0.74%) Avaya
8 1 (0.74%) Remedy
8 1 (0.74%) Sophos
8 1 (0.74%) Perforce
8 1 (0.74%) Atmel
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