The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Device Driver in contract job vacancies advertised in the South West. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Device Driver over the 3 months to 26 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Device Drivers
England / South West
Rank 135 128 144
Rank change year-on-year -7 +16  
Contract jobs citing Device Driver 2 12 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.078% 0.41% 0.096%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.32% 1.46% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £328 - £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £357 £347
% change year-on-year -9.02% +2.81%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 1
Median hourly rate £55.00 £43.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.43% +24.28%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £42.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year +7.14% +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 West with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 634 822 720
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 24.63% 28.34% 23.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 410 526 422
Median daily rate £390 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 70 47
Median hourly rate £39.50 £42.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.95% +31.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.75 £57.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.25 £28.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year -32.45% +52.00%  

Device Driver
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Device Driver
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Device Driver in the South West

Device Driver
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Device Driver in the South West

Device Driver
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 26 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
Dorset +4 1 £328 - 2
Wiltshire -4 1 - - 1
Device Driver
England

Device Driver
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

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

1 9 (90.00%) C
2 8 (80.00%) C++
2 8 (80.00%) Software Engineering
3 6 (60.00%) Linux
4 5 (50.00%) Qt
5 4 (40.00%) Electronics
5 4 (40.00%) Validation
5 4 (40.00%) MFC
5 4 (40.00%) Windows
5 4 (40.00%) TCP/IP
5 4 (40.00%) Multithreading
6 3 (30.00%) Embedded C
6 3 (30.00%) Embedded C++
6 3 (30.00%) Python
6 3 (30.00%) Degree
7 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
7 2 (20.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 2 (20.00%) Firmware
7 2 (20.00%) Device Driver Development
8 1 (10.00%) FPGA Design
8 1 (10.00%) Power Management
8 1 (10.00%) Image Processing
8 1 (10.00%) Bluetooth
8 1 (10.00%) VHDL
8 1 (10.00%) Verilog
8 1 (10.00%) EMC
8 1 (10.00%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (10.00%) Xilinx
8 1 (10.00%) Altera
8 1 (10.00%) Embedded Software Development

Device Driver
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 4 (40.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (10.00%) Bluetooth
2 1 (10.00%) Software-Defined Radio
General
1 4 (40.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Software Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) Senior Software Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Embedded Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Design Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Development Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Firmware Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) FPGA Design Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) FPGA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) Qt
2 4 (40.00%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
1 2 (20.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (10.00%) Algorithms
2 1 (10.00%) Verilog
2 1 (10.00%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Linux
2 4 (40.00%) Windows
3 1 (10.00%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Software Engineering
2 4 (40.00%) Multithreading
2 4 (40.00%) Validation
3 2 (20.00%) Device Driver Development
4 1 (10.00%) Embedded Software Development
4 1 (10.00%) FPGA Design
4 1 (10.00%) Image Processing
4 1 (10.00%) Power Management
4 1 (10.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 9 (90.00%) C
2 8 (80.00%) C++
3 3 (30.00%) Embedded C
3 3 (30.00%) Embedded C++
3 3 (30.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Altera
1 1 (10.00%) EMC
1 1 (10.00%) Xilinx