The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Device Driver in contract job vacancies advertised in London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Device Driver over the 3 months to 26 June 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
England / London
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 417 400 438
Rank change year-on-year -17 +38  
Contract jobs citing Device Driver 7 18 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.034% 0.084% 0.017%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.088% 0.23% 0.047%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 1
Median daily rate £515 £563 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.44% +40.62%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £322 £400
% change year-on-year +24.22% -19.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £41.25 £30.50
% change year-on-year -12.12% +35.24%  

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 London with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 7920 7981 8572
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 38.15% 37.33% 36.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 5681 5769 6066
Median daily rate £513 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.89% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 106 141
Median hourly rate £21.30 £21.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.42% +5.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.41 £12.50 £14.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £54.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.88
% change year-on-year +8.69% +21.82%  

Device Driver
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 London

Device Driver
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Device Driver in London

Device Driver
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Device Driver in London

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 London region with a requirement for Device Driver.

1 14 (87.50%) Linux
2 10 (62.50%) Device Driver Development
3 9 (56.25%) Git (software)
4 8 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (50.00%) C
4 8 (50.00%) C++
5 7 (43.75%) Python
6 6 (37.50%) HTTP
6 6 (37.50%) Subversion
6 6 (37.50%) JSON
7 5 (31.25%) JIRA
7 5 (31.25%) RESTful
7 5 (31.25%) Multithreading
7 5 (31.25%) Software Engineering
7 5 (31.25%) OO
7 5 (31.25%) Firmware
7 5 (31.25%) API Development
8 4 (25.00%) Embedded C
8 4 (25.00%) Embedded Systems
9 3 (18.75%) MongoDB
9 3 (18.75%) Android
9 3 (18.75%) CentOS
9 3 (18.75%) Bash Shell
9 3 (18.75%) ActiveMQ
9 3 (18.75%) Ubuntu
9 3 (18.75%) Red Hat
9 3 (18.75%) Nagios
9 3 (18.75%) MySQL
9 3 (18.75%) Icinga
9 3 (18.75%) Jenkins

Device Driver
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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:

Communications & Networking
1 6 (37.50%) HTTP
2 2 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (6.25%) 802.15
3 1 (6.25%) Bluetooth
3 1 (6.25%) DVB
3 1 (6.25%) FTP
3 1 (6.25%) OpenVPN
3 1 (6.25%) SSL
3 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
3 1 (6.25%) VPN
3 1 (6.25%) WiMAX
3 1 (6.25%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) MongoDB
1 3 (18.75%) MySQL
2 1 (6.25%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 9 (56.25%) Git (software)
2 6 (37.50%) Subversion
3 5 (31.25%) JIRA
4 3 (18.75%) Jenkins
5 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) Developer
2 5 (31.25%) C++ Developer
2 5 (31.25%) Embedded Engineer
2 5 (31.25%) Linux Developer
2 5 (31.25%) Python Developer
3 4 (25.00%) Software Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) Embedded Developer
4 3 (18.75%) Embedded Software Developer
4 3 (18.75%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) Linux Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) Software Developer
5 2 (12.50%) Android Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Developer/Software Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Firmware Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 2 (12.50%) Nagios Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Firmware Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (37.50%) JSON
2 5 (31.25%) RESTful
3 3 (18.75%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (6.25%) .NET
4 1 (6.25%) .NET Compact Framework
4 1 (6.25%) .NET Framework
4 1 (6.25%) 802.1X
4 1 (6.25%) POSIX
4 1 (6.25%) WCF
4 1 (6.25%) Web Services
4 1 (6.25%) XML
4 1 (6.25%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (12.50%) Clustering
2 2 (12.50%) Mobile App
3 1 (6.25%) Digital TV
3 1 (6.25%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (6.25%) Replication
3 1 (6.25%) STB
3 1 (6.25%) Streaming Media
Operating Systems
1 14 (87.50%) Linux
2 3 (18.75%) Android
2 3 (18.75%) CentOS
2 3 (18.75%) Ubuntu
3 1 (6.25%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) Device Driver Development
2 8 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (31.25%) API Development
3 5 (31.25%) Multithreading
3 5 (31.25%) OO
3 5 (31.25%) Software Engineering
4 3 (18.75%) DevOps
5 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
5 1 (6.25%) High Availability
5 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
5 1 (6.25%) Open Source
5 1 (6.25%) Open Source Development
5 1 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (6.25%) Software Architecture
5 1 (6.25%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) C
1 8 (50.00%) C++
2 7 (43.75%) Python
3 4 (25.00%) Embedded C
4 3 (18.75%) Bash Shell
4 3 (18.75%) Go
5 1 (6.25%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 5 (31.25%) Firmware
2 3 (18.75%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) Galera Cluster
1 3 (18.75%) Grafana
1 3 (18.75%) Icinga
1 3 (18.75%) Nagios
1 3 (18.75%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Red Hat
2 1 (6.25%) Assembla
2 1 (6.25%) Freescale