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 3 months to 28 April 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
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 563 579 561
Rank change year-on-year +16 -18  
Contract jobs citing Device Driver 20 46 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.046% 0.090% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.14% 0.27% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 16 25
Median daily rate £375 £420 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.71% +10.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £330 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £563 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £331 £371
% change year-on-year +13.29% -10.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 18 10
Median hourly rate £47.50 £42.00 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.09% +15.86%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.75 £38.20 £15.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £46.45 £40.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £42.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year +7.14% +25.37%  

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 14638 16750 16360
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 33.65% 32.60% 32.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 9635 11177 10153
Median daily rate £450 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +1.17%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 485 495 596
Median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £18.47
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +21.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.33 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.82
% change year-on-year +8.69% +22.24%  

Device Driver
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Device Driver as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

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 3 months to 28 April 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 3 months to 28 April 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 3 months to 28 April 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
East of England -4 6 - - 3
London +17 4 £625 +45.34% 2
South East +17 4 £375 +13.72% 2
West Midlands - 3 - - 1
North West - 2 £319 -
South West -9 1 - - 1
Device Driver
UK

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 33 (54.10%) Linux
2 32 (52.46%) C++
3 29 (47.54%) C
4 22 (36.07%) Device Driver Development
5 20 (32.79%) TCP/IP
6 19 (31.15%) Software Engineering
7 18 (29.51%) Agile Software Development
7 18 (29.51%) Multithreading
7 18 (29.51%) Python
8 16 (26.23%) OO
9 15 (24.59%) JIRA
9 15 (24.59%) Git (software)
10 14 (22.95%) JSON
10 14 (22.95%) Subversion
10 14 (22.95%) HTTP
11 13 (21.31%) API Development
11 13 (21.31%) Windows
11 13 (21.31%) Firmware
11 13 (21.31%) Security Cleared
11 13 (21.31%) RESTful
12 9 (14.75%) Embedded Systems
13 8 (13.11%) Embedded C
13 8 (13.11%) Computer Science
13 8 (13.11%) Windows 7
13 8 (13.11%) Degree
14 7 (11.48%) SC Cleared
14 7 (11.48%) Android
14 7 (11.48%) SSL
14 7 (11.48%) Intel
14 7 (11.48%) Functional Testing

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 (3.28%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.64%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (32.79%) TCP/IP
2 14 (22.95%) HTTP
3 7 (11.48%) SSL
4 6 (9.84%) SNMP
5 5 (8.20%) Internet
6 3 (4.92%) RS-232
6 3 (4.92%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (3.28%) Bluetooth
8 1 (1.64%) 802.15
8 1 (1.64%) DNS
8 1 (1.64%) Ethernet
8 1 (1.64%) FlexRay
8 1 (1.64%) FTP
8 1 (1.64%) OpenVPN
8 1 (1.64%) Profibus
8 1 (1.64%) VPN
8 1 (1.64%) WiMAX
8 1 (1.64%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.64%) MongoDB
1 1 (1.64%) MySQL
1 1 (1.64%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 15 (24.59%) Git (software)
1 15 (24.59%) JIRA
2 14 (22.95%) Subversion
3 1 (1.64%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.64%) Vagrant
3 1 (1.64%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (3.28%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.64%) Aerospace
2 1 (1.64%) Electronics
2 1 (1.64%) Games
2 1 (1.64%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 18 (29.51%) Software Engineer
2 16 (26.23%) Developer
3 14 (22.95%) Embedded Engineer
4 9 (14.75%) C++ Developer
4 9 (14.75%) Linux Developer
4 9 (14.75%) Python Developer
5 8 (13.11%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 5 (8.20%) Android Engineer
6 5 (8.20%) C++ Software Engineer
6 5 (8.20%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
6 5 (8.20%) Firmware Engineer
7 4 (6.56%) Linux Engineer
7 4 (6.56%) Middleware Engineer
7 4 (6.56%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
7 4 (6.56%) Senior Software Engineer
8 3 (4.92%) 1st Line Support
8 3 (4.92%) Build Engineer
8 3 (4.92%) Embedded Linux Engineer
9 2 (3.28%) Development Engineer
9 2 (3.28%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (22.95%) JSON
2 13 (21.31%) RESTful
3 5 (8.20%) Middleware
3 5 (8.20%) Qt
4 4 (6.56%) MFC
5 3 (4.92%) .NET
5 3 (4.92%) pytest
6 2 (3.28%) .NET Framework
6 2 (3.28%) OpenGL
6 2 (3.28%) OpenGL ES
6 2 (3.28%) XML
6 2 (3.28%) Yocto
7 1 (1.64%) .NET Compact Framework
7 1 (1.64%) 802.1X
7 1 (1.64%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (1.64%) WCF
7 1 (1.64%) Web Services
7 1 (1.64%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.75%) Embedded Systems
2 8 (13.11%) Computer Science
3 6 (9.84%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (8.20%) Mobile App
5 4 (6.56%) Digital TV
5 4 (6.56%) STB
5 4 (6.56%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (4.92%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (1.64%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.64%) Clustering
7 1 (1.64%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.64%) Streaming Media
7 1 (1.64%) Verilog
7 1 (1.64%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 33 (54.10%) Linux
2 13 (21.31%) Windows
3 8 (13.11%) Windows 7
4 7 (11.48%) Android
5 6 (9.84%) HPUX
6 4 (6.56%) Embedded Linux
7 3 (4.92%) VxWorks
8 2 (3.28%) CentOS
9 1 (1.64%) Debian
9 1 (1.64%) ThreadX
9 1 (1.64%) Ubuntu
9 1 (1.64%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (36.07%) Device Driver Development
2 19 (31.15%) Software Engineering
3 18 (29.51%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (29.51%) Multithreading
4 16 (26.23%) OO
5 13 (21.31%) API Development
6 7 (11.48%) Functional Testing
7 6 (9.84%) Software Delivery
8 5 (8.20%) Configuration Management
8 5 (8.20%) Mathematics
8 5 (8.20%) Validation
9 4 (6.56%) Incident Management
9 4 (6.56%) Non-Functional Testing
9 4 (6.56%) OOP
9 4 (6.56%) Performance Tuning
9 4 (6.56%) Requirements Management
9 4 (6.56%) Software Architecture
10 3 (4.92%) Embedded Software Development
11 2 (3.28%) DevOps
11 2 (3.28%) Power Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (52.46%) C++
2 29 (47.54%) C
3 18 (29.51%) Python
4 8 (13.11%) Embedded C
5 5 (8.20%) C#
6 4 (6.56%) ANSI C
6 4 (6.56%) PowerShell
7 3 (4.92%) Bash Shell
7 3 (4.92%) Embedded C++
8 2 (3.28%) Pascal
9 1 (1.64%) Assembly Language
9 1 (1.64%) Go
9 1 (1.64%) Java
9 1 (1.64%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.64%) Perl
Qualifications
1 13 (21.31%) Security Cleared
2 8 (13.11%) Degree
3 7 (11.48%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.64%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.64%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 13 (21.31%) Firmware
2 1 (1.64%) Docker
2 1 (1.64%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.64%) iptables
2 1 (1.64%) KVM
2 1 (1.64%) LXC
2 1 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (9.84%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 6 (9.84%) SCCM
2 1 (1.64%) AirWatch
2 1 (1.64%) Ansible
2 1 (1.64%) Galera Cluster
2 1 (1.64%) Grafana
2 1 (1.64%) Icinga
2 1 (1.64%) Nagios
2 1 (1.64%) Prometheus
2 1 (1.64%) SELinux
Vendors
1 7 (11.48%) Intel
2 6 (9.84%) HP
3 2 (3.28%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.64%) Altera
4 1 (1.64%) Assembla
4 1 (1.64%) BT
4 1 (1.64%) CA Agile Central
4 1 (1.64%) EMC
4 1 (1.64%) Freescale
4 1 (1.64%) Google
4 1 (1.64%) Motorola
4 1 (1.64%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.64%) VMware
4 1 (1.64%) Xilinx
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