Period
to 16 January 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Device Driver in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Device Driver over the 6 months to 16 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Device Drivers
UK > England
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 770 759 771
Rank change year-on-year -11 +12 -3
Contract jobs citing Device Driver 63 63 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.068% 0.070% 0.082%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.20% 0.21% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 31 25
England median daily rate £475 £425 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +13.94% -4.86%
10th Percentile £363 £305 £242
90th Percentile £538 £569 £650
UK median daily rate £475 £425 £370
% change year-on-year +11.76% +14.86% -1.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 24 25
England median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £37.50 £36.25 £17.33
90th Percentile £47.75 £47.50 £49.50
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.90% -1.28%

Device Driver is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 31,113 29,444 32,396
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 33.70% 32.81% 32.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,079 19,288 20,926
England median daily rate £450 £433 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.05% +1.76% +3.66%
10th Percentile £265 £260 £250
90th Percentile £657 £625 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 872 1,022 1,293
England median hourly rate £21.50 £20.82 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.27% +4.10% +14.29%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.32 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £21.74 £20.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +6.05% +2.50% +13.64%

Device Driver
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Device Driver as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Device Driver in England

Device Driver
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Device Driver in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Device Driver in England

Device Driver
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Device Driver in England over the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Device Driver in England

Device Driver
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Device Driver in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Device Driver in England

Device Driver
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 6 months to 16 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -24 34 £515 -8.44% 4
East of England +1 20 £375 - 15
South East -30 7 £315 - 17
South West +2 2 £400 - 5
Device Driver
UK

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 across the England region with a requirement for Device Driver.

1 51 (80.95%) Linux
2 31 (49.21%) Git (software)
3 30 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (44.44%) Ubuntu
5 27 (42.86%) Python
6 26 (41.27%) C
7 24 (38.10%) C++
7 24 (38.10%) Jenkins
8 23 (36.51%) Go
8 23 (36.51%) Docker
8 23 (36.51%) DevOps
8 23 (36.51%) Icinga
8 23 (36.51%) Grafana
8 23 (36.51%) Galera Cluster
8 23 (36.51%) Prometheus
8 23 (36.51%) Immutable Infrastructure
8 23 (36.51%) MySQL
8 23 (36.51%) Red Hat
8 23 (36.51%) Nagios
8 23 (36.51%) ActiveMQ
8 23 (36.51%) CentOS
8 23 (36.51%) Bash Shell
8 23 (36.51%) MongoDB
9 15 (23.81%) Embedded C
9 15 (23.81%) Device Driver Development
10 14 (22.22%) QA
10 14 (22.22%) Embedded Systems
11 13 (20.63%) High Availability
11 13 (20.63%) Software Engineering
12 12 (19.05%) Wireless

Device Driver
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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:

Applications
1 3 (4.76%) Doxygen
Communications & Networking
1 12 (19.05%) Wireless
2 6 (9.52%) TCP/IP
3 5 (7.94%) HTTP
3 5 (7.94%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (4.76%) Bluetooth
4 3 (4.76%) WAN
5 1 (1.59%) DVB
5 1 (1.59%) IGMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (36.51%) MongoDB
1 23 (36.51%) MySQL
2 2 (3.17%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 31 (49.21%) Git (software)
2 24 (38.10%) Jenkins
3 9 (14.29%) JIRA
4 6 (9.52%) Subversion
5 3 (4.76%) MSI
6 2 (3.17%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.59%) CMake
7 1 (1.59%) Rational Rhapsody
7 1 (1.59%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (17.46%) Electronics
2 6 (9.52%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.76%) Finance
3 3 (4.76%) Legal
Job Titles
1 23 (36.51%) DevOps Engineer
2 16 (25.40%) Linux Engineer
3 12 (19.05%) Embedded Engineer
3 12 (19.05%) Software Engineer
4 10 (15.87%) Developer
4 10 (15.87%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 10 (15.87%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 10 (15.87%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 10 (15.87%) Nagios Engineer
5 7 (11.11%) C++ Software Engineer
6 6 (9.52%) Embedded C++ Engineer
6 6 (9.52%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
6 6 (9.52%) Embedded Developer
6 6 (9.52%) Embedded Linux Engineer
7 5 (7.94%) C++ Developer
8 4 (6.35%) Embedded C Software Engineer
8 4 (6.35%) Embedded C/C++ Developer
8 4 (6.35%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
8 4 (6.35%) Hardware Engineer
8 4 (6.35%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (36.51%) ActiveMQ
2 6 (9.52%) HTML
3 5 (7.94%) JSON
3 5 (7.94%) Middleware
3 5 (7.94%) RESTful
4 3 (4.76%) CSS
4 3 (4.76%) XML
4 3 (4.76%) XSLT
5 2 (3.17%) .NET
5 2 (3.17%) Angular 2
5 2 (3.17%) AngularJS
5 2 (3.17%) Django
5 2 (3.17%) jQuery
5 2 (3.17%) NumPy
6 1 (1.59%) .NET Compact Framework
6 1 (1.59%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.59%) Node.js
6 1 (1.59%) POSIX
6 1 (1.59%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 14 (22.22%) Embedded Systems
2 10 (15.87%) Clustering
2 10 (15.87%) Computer Science
2 10 (15.87%) Replication
3 5 (7.94%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 4 (6.35%) STB
4 4 (6.35%) Verilog
5 3 (4.76%) Digital TV
6 1 (1.59%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.59%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 51 (80.95%) Linux
2 28 (44.44%) Ubuntu
3 23 (36.51%) CentOS
4 12 (19.05%) Embedded Linux
5 8 (12.70%) Windows
6 3 (4.76%) Windows 7
7 2 (3.17%) VxWorks
7 2 (3.17%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.59%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (36.51%) DevOps
2 23 (36.51%) Immutable Infrastructure
3 15 (23.81%) Device Driver Development
4 13 (20.63%) High Availability
4 13 (20.63%) Software Engineering
5 10 (15.87%) Mentoring
6 6 (9.52%) Multithreading
6 6 (9.52%) OO
7 5 (7.94%) Analytics
7 5 (7.94%) API Development
7 5 (7.94%) Data Analytics
7 5 (7.94%) Functional Testing
7 5 (7.94%) Mathematics
7 5 (7.94%) Non-Functional Testing
7 5 (7.94%) Test Automation
8 4 (6.35%) Requirements Analysis
9 3 (4.76%) Software Architecture
9 3 (4.76%) Test Scripting
9 3 (4.76%) UML
Programming Languages
1 27 (42.86%) Python
2 26 (41.27%) C
3 24 (38.10%) C++
4 23 (36.51%) Bash Shell
4 23 (36.51%) Go
5 15 (23.81%) Embedded C
6 5 (7.94%) Embedded C++
7 4 (6.35%) R
8 3 (4.76%) JavaScript
8 3 (4.76%) PowerShell
9 2 (3.17%) SQL
10 1 (1.59%) C#
10 1 (1.59%) C++/CLI
10 1 (1.59%) Java
Qualifications
1 12 (19.05%) Degree
2 5 (7.94%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (6.35%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.17%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (22.22%) QA
System Software
1 23 (36.51%) Docker
2 5 (7.94%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
3 4 (6.35%) Firmware
4 3 (4.76%) Active Directory
5 2 (3.17%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 23 (36.51%) Galera Cluster
1 23 (36.51%) Grafana
1 23 (36.51%) Icinga
1 23 (36.51%) Nagios
1 23 (36.51%) Prometheus
2 5 (7.94%) SCCM
3 1 (1.59%) Ansible
3 1 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.59%) Puppet
3 1 (1.59%) Terraform
Vendors
1 23 (36.51%) Red Hat
2 2 (3.17%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.59%) Capita
3 1 (1.59%) QNX