Period
to 23 July 2017

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 23 July 2017 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
23 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 756 774 754
Rank change year-on-year +18 -20 +4
Contract jobs citing Device Driver 54 96 100
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.062% 0.095% 0.097%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.18% 0.29% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 43 39
England median daily rate £400 £413 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +5.77% +18.18%
10th Percentile £298 £301 £263
90th Percentile £578 £569 £506
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £389
% change year-on-year - +2.89% +15.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 29 19
England median hourly rate £42.00 £42.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +20.00% -12.50%
10th Percentile £16.00 £36.65 £15.20
90th Percentile £49.88 £47.55 £41.25
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £42.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year - +33.33% -21.25%

Device Driver is in the generic IT skills category. The next 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.

Generic IT Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 29465 33604 33218
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 33.69% 33.11% 32.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 19331 22334 21037
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £269 £260 £244
90th Percentile £644 £625 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 974 1065 1245
England median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% -7.69%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £46.80
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year - +13.51% -7.50%

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 23 July 2017.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Device Driver in England over the 6 months to 23 July 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 23 July 2017. 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
East of England +9 19 £375 - 5
London -7 12 £520 -5.45% 3
North of England +61 6 £319 +6.25%
Midlands +23 6 £400 -
South East +8 6 £375 +13.64%
North West +40 5 £313 +4.17%
South West 0 5 - - 3
West Midlands - 5 £400 -
East Midlands -12 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 £400 -
Device Driver
UK

For the 6 months to 23 July 2017, 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 36 (66.67%) Linux
2 33 (61.11%) C
2 33 (61.11%) C++
3 28 (51.85%) Software Engineering
4 20 (37.04%) Embedded C
4 20 (37.04%) Device Driver Development
5 19 (35.19%) TCP/IP
6 17 (31.48%) Python
6 17 (31.48%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (24.07%) Embedded Systems
8 12 (22.22%) Git (software)
8 12 (22.22%) Embedded Linux
8 12 (22.22%) OO
9 11 (20.37%) Embedded C++
10 9 (16.67%) Bash Shell
10 9 (16.67%) Internet
10 9 (16.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 8 (14.81%) Degree
11 8 (14.81%) JIRA
11 8 (14.81%) Computer Science
11 8 (14.81%) Wi-Fi
12 7 (12.96%) Electronics
12 7 (12.96%) Windows
12 7 (12.96%) Incident Management
12 7 (12.96%) Video Conferencing
12 7 (12.96%) Windows 7
13 6 (11.11%) Security Cleared
13 6 (11.11%) Wireless
14 5 (9.26%) VxWorks
14 5 (9.26%) CentOS

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (3.70%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (1.85%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (35.19%) TCP/IP
2 9 (16.67%) Internet
3 8 (14.81%) Wi-Fi
4 6 (11.11%) Wireless
5 4 (7.41%) Bluetooth
5 4 (7.41%) HTTP
6 3 (5.56%) RS-232
7 2 (3.70%) DNS
7 2 (3.70%) DVB
7 2 (3.70%) Ethernet
8 1 (1.85%) FlexRay
8 1 (1.85%) Profibus
8 1 (1.85%) WiMAX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.41%) MySQL
2 3 (5.56%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.85%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (22.22%) Git (software)
2 8 (14.81%) JIRA
3 4 (7.41%) Subversion
4 3 (5.56%) Jenkins
5 2 (3.70%) Bitbucket
5 2 (3.70%) Buildbot
5 2 (3.70%) CMake
5 2 (3.70%) JIRA Agile
5 2 (3.70%) Vagrant
6 1 (1.85%) Rational DOORS
General
1 7 (12.96%) Electronics
2 3 (5.56%) Aerospace
3 2 (3.70%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.85%) Automotive
4 1 (1.85%) Avionics
4 1 (1.85%) Finance
4 1 (1.85%) Games
4 1 (1.85%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (44.44%) Software Engineer
2 20 (37.04%) Embedded Engineer
3 16 (29.63%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 14 (25.93%) Linux Engineer
5 10 (18.52%) Embedded Linux Engineer
6 7 (12.96%) C++ Software Engineer
6 7 (12.96%) Developer
7 6 (11.11%) C Software Engineer
7 6 (11.11%) Embedded C Engineer
7 6 (11.11%) Embedded C Software Engineer
7 6 (11.11%) Embedded C++ Engineer
7 6 (11.11%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
8 5 (9.26%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
9 4 (7.41%) 1st Line Support
9 4 (7.41%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
9 4 (7.41%) C/C++ Software Engineer
9 4 (7.41%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
9 4 (7.41%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
9 4 (7.41%) Embedded Developer
10 3 (5.56%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.26%) Yocto
2 4 (7.41%) JSON
2 4 (7.41%) RESTful
3 3 (5.56%) ActiveMQ
3 3 (5.56%) Middleware
3 3 (5.56%) OpenGL
3 3 (5.56%) OpenGL ES
3 3 (5.56%) STL
4 2 (3.70%) .NET
4 2 (3.70%) Qt
4 2 (3.70%) Vulkan
5 1 (1.85%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.85%) POSIX
5 1 (1.85%) WPF
5 1 (1.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (24.07%) Embedded Systems
2 9 (16.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 8 (14.81%) Computer Science
4 7 (12.96%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (7.41%) Digital TV
5 4 (7.41%) STB
6 2 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (3.70%) Clustering
6 2 (3.70%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.85%) Fintech
7 1 (1.85%) MPEG
7 1 (1.85%) Replication
7 1 (1.85%) SCADA
7 1 (1.85%) Streaming Media
7 1 (1.85%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 36 (66.67%) Linux
2 12 (22.22%) Embedded Linux
3 7 (12.96%) Windows
3 7 (12.96%) Windows 7
4 5 (9.26%) CentOS
4 5 (9.26%) VxWorks
5 4 (7.41%) Ubuntu
6 2 (3.70%) Debian
7 1 (1.85%) Android
7 1 (1.85%) ThreadX
7 1 (1.85%) uClinux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (51.85%) Software Engineering
2 20 (37.04%) Device Driver Development
3 17 (31.48%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (22.22%) OO
5 7 (12.96%) Incident Management
6 5 (9.26%) Multithreading
7 4 (7.41%) API Development
7 4 (7.41%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (7.41%) Cybersecurity
7 4 (7.41%) DevOps
7 4 (7.41%) OOD
7 4 (7.41%) OOP
7 4 (7.41%) Open Source
7 4 (7.41%) SDLC
7 4 (7.41%) Software Architecture
7 4 (7.41%) Test Strategy
7 4 (7.41%) UML
8 3 (5.56%) Mathematics
8 3 (5.56%) Test Automation
8 3 (5.56%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 33 (61.11%) C
1 33 (61.11%) C++
2 20 (37.04%) Embedded C
3 17 (31.48%) Python
4 11 (20.37%) Embedded C++
5 9 (16.67%) Bash Shell
6 4 (7.41%) C#
7 3 (5.56%) Go
7 3 (5.56%) R
8 2 (3.70%) ANSI C
8 2 (3.70%) Assembly Language
8 2 (3.70%) Java
8 2 (3.70%) Pascal
8 2 (3.70%) Perl
9 1 (1.85%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.85%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 8 (14.81%) Degree
2 6 (11.11%) Security Cleared
3 5 (9.26%) SC Cleared
4 4 (7.41%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.85%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.70%) QA
2 1 (1.85%) IEC 62304
2 1 (1.85%) ISO 26262
2 1 (1.85%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.85%) MISRA
System Software
1 5 (9.26%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
2 4 (7.41%) Firmware
3 3 (5.56%) Docker
4 2 (3.70%) iptables
4 2 (3.70%) KVM
4 2 (3.70%) LXC
4 2 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.85%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (5.56%) Galera Cluster
1 3 (5.56%) Grafana
1 3 (5.56%) Icinga
1 3 (5.56%) Nagios
1 3 (5.56%) Prometheus
2 2 (3.70%) Ansible
2 2 (3.70%) SELinux
3 1 (1.85%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 3 (5.56%) Red Hat
2 2 (3.70%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.70%) VMware
3 1 (1.85%) BT
3 1 (1.85%) CA Agile Central
3 1 (1.85%) Google
3 1 (1.85%) Intel
3 1 (1.85%) Motorola
3 1 (1.85%) Oracle
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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