The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Device Driver in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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 / South East
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 251 257 249
Rank change year-on-year +6 -8  
Contract jobs citing Device Driver 3 10 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.038% 0.11% 0.22%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.12% 0.36% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 9
Median daily rate £375 £340 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.45% -10.65%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £326 £357 £347
% change year-on-year -8.67% +2.81%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 2
Median hourly rate - £40.00 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +10.34%  
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 the South East with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 2407 2767 2811
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 30.72% 29.83% 28.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1370 1655 1458
Median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 150 167
Median hourly rate £17.25 £38.50 £18.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -55.19% +103.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £13.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.30 £55.00 £45.00
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 the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

Device Driver
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Device Driver in the South East

Device Driver
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Device Driver in the South East

Device Driver
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 28 March 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
Berkshire +26 1 - -
Surrey - 1 £375 -
West Sussex - 1 £375 -
Device Driver
England

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 South East region with a requirement for Device Driver.

1 14 (87.50%) TCP/IP
2 12 (75.00%) SSL
2 12 (75.00%) Firmware
2 12 (75.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 12 (75.00%) SNMP
2 12 (75.00%) SCCM
2 12 (75.00%) Enterprise Software
2 12 (75.00%) Software Delivery
3 7 (43.75%) SC Cleared
3 7 (43.75%) Security Cleared
4 4 (25.00%) PowerShell
4 4 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 4 (25.00%) Windows
5 3 (18.75%) Linux
5 3 (18.75%) Customer Requirements
6 2 (12.50%) Device Driver Development
6 2 (12.50%) C
6 2 (12.50%) Assembly Language
6 2 (12.50%) HP
6 2 (12.50%) Validation
6 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
6 2 (12.50%) Degree
7 1 (6.25%) JIRA
7 1 (6.25%) Load Balancing
7 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (6.25%) Multithreading
7 1 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (6.25%) Android
7 1 (6.25%) CentOS
7 1 (6.25%) Bash Shell

Device Driver
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 1 (6.25%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (87.50%) TCP/IP
2 12 (75.00%) SNMP
2 12 (75.00%) SSL
3 1 (6.25%) DNS
3 1 (6.25%) FlexRay
3 1 (6.25%) Internet
3 1 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) JIRA
1 1 (6.25%) Vagrant
General
1 1 (6.25%) Games
1 1 (6.25%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Build Engineer
2 1 (6.25%) Developer
2 1 (6.25%) Embedded Developer
2 1 (6.25%) Embedded Engineer
2 1 (6.25%) Embedded Linux Engineer
2 1 (6.25%) Field Engineer
2 1 (6.25%) Field Test Engineer
2 1 (6.25%) Interoperability Testing (IOT) Engineer
2 1 (6.25%) Linux Engineer
2 1 (6.25%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 1 (6.25%) Linux/Unix DevOps
2 1 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (6.25%) Technical Engineer
2 1 (6.25%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 12 (75.00%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
3 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.25%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Windows
1 4 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (18.75%) Linux
3 1 (6.25%) Android
3 1 (6.25%) CentOS
3 1 (6.25%) Debian
3 1 (6.25%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (6.25%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (75.00%) Software Delivery
2 3 (18.75%) Customer Requirements
3 2 (12.50%) Device Driver Development
3 2 (12.50%) Validation
4 1 (6.25%) Build Automation
4 1 (6.25%) Creative Problem-Solving
4 1 (6.25%) DevOps
4 1 (6.25%) Load Balancing
4 1 (6.25%) Multithreaded Programming
4 1 (6.25%) Multithreading
4 1 (6.25%) OO
4 1 (6.25%) OOA/OOD
4 1 (6.25%) Power Management
4 1 (6.25%) Security Patching
4 1 (6.25%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (12.50%) Assembly Language
2 2 (12.50%) C
3 1 (6.25%) Bash Shell
3 1 (6.25%) C++
3 1 (6.25%) Embedded C
3 1 (6.25%) Perl
3 1 (6.25%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) SC Cleared
1 7 (43.75%) Security Cleared
2 2 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) DO-178B
1 1 (6.25%) ISO 9001
1 1 (6.25%) MISRA
System Software
1 12 (75.00%) Firmware
2 1 (6.25%) iptables
2 1 (6.25%) KVM
2 1 (6.25%) LXC
2 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (75.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 12 (75.00%) SCCM
2 1 (6.25%) AirWatch
2 1 (6.25%) Ansible
2 1 (6.25%) SELinux
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) HP
2 1 (6.25%) BT
2 1 (6.25%) CA Agile Central
2 1 (6.25%) Google
2 1 (6.25%) Intel
2 1 (6.25%) Motorola
2 1 (6.25%) VMware