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 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 393 411 391
Rank change year-on-year +18 -20  
Contract jobs citing Device Driver 9 15 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.046% 0.067% 0.098%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.13% 0.19% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 14 15
Median daily rate £563 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.92% +8.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £323 £344
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £440 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £326 £357 £347
% change year-on-year -8.67% +2.81%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Median hourly rate £43.75 - £37.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.75 - £35.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.75 - £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year +1.19% +15.86%  

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 6839 7737 7624
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 35.08% 34.69% 35.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 4768 5512 5179
Median daily rate £500 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £290 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £640
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 121 143
Median hourly rate £27.92 £19.50 £18.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.21% +3.43%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.85 £12.50 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.20 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.68 £27.22 £18.83
% change year-on-year -31.36% +44.56%  

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

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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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Device Driver in London over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Device Driver in London

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Device Driver in London

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Device Driver in London over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Device Driver in London

Device Driver
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 17 (89.47%) Linux
2 14 (73.68%) HTTP
2 14 (73.68%) Subversion
2 14 (73.68%) JSON
2 14 (73.68%) Git (software)
3 13 (68.42%) RESTful
3 13 (68.42%) JIRA
3 13 (68.42%) Multithreading
3 13 (68.42%) API Development
3 13 (68.42%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (68.42%) OO
3 13 (68.42%) Python
3 13 (68.42%) C++
4 10 (52.63%) C
4 10 (52.63%) Device Driver Development
5 5 (26.32%) Android
5 5 (26.32%) Embedded Systems
6 4 (21.05%) Functional Testing
6 4 (21.05%) Non-Functional Testing
6 4 (21.05%) Degree
6 4 (21.05%) Mathematics
6 4 (21.05%) Computer Science
6 4 (21.05%) Software Architecture
6 4 (21.05%) Mobile App
6 4 (21.05%) STB
6 4 (21.05%) Digital TV
6 4 (21.05%) Firmware
6 4 (21.05%) Middleware
7 3 (15.79%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (10.53%) Wi-Fi

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 14 (73.68%) HTTP
2 2 (10.53%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (5.26%) 802.15
3 1 (5.26%) Bluetooth
3 1 (5.26%) FTP
3 1 (5.26%) OpenVPN
3 1 (5.26%) SSL
3 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.26%) VPN
3 1 (5.26%) WiMAX
3 1 (5.26%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 14 (73.68%) Git (software)
1 14 (73.68%) Subversion
2 13 (68.42%) JIRA
3 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 10 (52.63%) Developer
2 9 (47.37%) C++ Developer
2 9 (47.37%) Linux Developer
2 9 (47.37%) Python Developer
3 5 (26.32%) Embedded Engineer
4 4 (21.05%) Android Engineer
4 4 (21.05%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
4 4 (21.05%) Firmware Engineer
4 4 (21.05%) Middleware Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Android Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Embedded Linux Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Kernel Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (73.68%) JSON
2 13 (68.42%) RESTful
3 4 (21.05%) Middleware
4 1 (5.26%) .NET
4 1 (5.26%) .NET Compact Framework
4 1 (5.26%) .NET Framework
4 1 (5.26%) 802.1X
4 1 (5.26%) WCF
4 1 (5.26%) Web Services
4 1 (5.26%) XML
4 1 (5.26%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Embedded Systems
2 4 (21.05%) Computer Science
2 4 (21.05%) Digital TV
2 4 (21.05%) Mobile App
2 4 (21.05%) STB
3 1 (5.26%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (5.26%) Streaming Media
Operating Systems
1 17 (89.47%) Linux
2 5 (26.32%) Android
3 1 (5.26%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (68.42%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (68.42%) API Development
1 13 (68.42%) Multithreading
1 13 (68.42%) OO
2 10 (52.63%) Device Driver Development
3 4 (21.05%) Functional Testing
3 4 (21.05%) Mathematics
3 4 (21.05%) Non-Functional Testing
3 4 (21.05%) Software Architecture
4 3 (15.79%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (5.26%) Configuration Management
5 1 (5.26%) Software Engineering
5 1 (5.26%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 13 (68.42%) C++
1 13 (68.42%) Python
2 10 (52.63%) C
3 1 (5.26%) C#
3 1 (5.26%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (21.05%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (5.26%) Assembla
1 1 (5.26%) Freescale
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