Period
to 21 November 2019

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Device Driver in contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Device Driver over the 6 months to 21 November 2019 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 > UK excluding London
6 months to
21 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 566 631 613
Rank change year-on-year +65 -18 +14
Contract jobs citing Device Driver 31 38 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.068% 0.068% 0.084%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.23% 0.23% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 20 20
UK excluding London median daily rate £376 £388 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.90% -6.06% +30.95%
10th Percentile £311 £100 £296
90th Percentile £475 £425 £525
UK median daily rate £390 £525 £475
% change year-on-year -25.71% +10.53% +18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 13 14
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £45.50 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.40% +8.33% +1.20%
10th Percentile £42.53 £41.25 £36.63
90th Percentile £54.88 £51.75 £46.38
UK median hourly rate £47.50 £45.50 £42.00
% change year-on-year +4.40% +8.33% +5.00%

Device Driver is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 13,440 16,404 15,803
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 29.60% 29.57% 29.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,884 9,804 9,600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £206 £244 £208
90th Percentile £594 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £465 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -2.11% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 829 755 780
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.34 £19.00 £19.36
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.55% -1.86% -3.20%
10th Percentile £11.63 £11.75 £10.75
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.55 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -

Device Driver
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Device Driver as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Device Driver in the UK excluding London

Device Driver
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Device Driver in the UK excluding London

Device Driver
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Device Driver in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 21 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Device Driver in the UK excluding London

Device Driver
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Device Driver in the UK excluding London

Device Driver
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Device Driver in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 21 November 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Device Driver in the UK excluding London

Device Driver
Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding London

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 UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 21 November 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South West -2 9 £300 -22.58% 7
South East +27 8 £325 -13.33% 17
East of England +34 7 £400 - 23
Midlands - 3 £400 - 2
West Midlands - 2 £400 - 1
North of England - 2 - - 8
Scotland +25 1 £363 - 1
Wales - 1 - -
North West - 1 - - 5
Yorkshire - 1 - - 3
East Midlands - 1 - - 1
Device Driver
UK

For the 6 months to 21 November 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Device Driver also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the UK excluding London region with a requirement for Device Driver.

1 24 (77.42%) C
2 22 (70.97%) Software Engineering
3 19 (61.29%) Linux
4 17 (54.84%) C++
5 12 (38.71%) Embedded Linux
6 11 (35.48%) Embedded C
6 11 (35.48%) Device Driver Development
7 9 (29.03%) Embedded C++
8 7 (22.58%) Windows
8 7 (22.58%) Law
9 6 (19.35%) Problem-Solving
9 6 (19.35%) Python
9 6 (19.35%) Algorithms
10 5 (16.13%) SC Cleared
10 5 (16.13%) Security Cleared
10 5 (16.13%) Degree
10 5 (16.13%) Manufacturing
11 4 (12.90%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (12.90%) Assembly Language
11 4 (12.90%) Ethernet
11 4 (12.90%) Eclipse
11 4 (12.90%) Computer Science
11 4 (12.90%) PowerShell
11 4 (12.90%) Android
11 4 (12.90%) Embedded Software Development
12 3 (9.68%) QA
12 3 (9.68%) Matrix Management
12 3 (9.68%) Bluetooth
12 3 (9.68%) SNMP
12 3 (9.68%) TCP/IP

Device Driver
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.23%) Confluence
1 1 (3.23%) WebSphere
1 1 (3.23%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (3.23%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) GitHub
1 1 (3.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.90%) Ethernet
1 4 (12.90%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (9.68%) Bluetooth
2 3 (9.68%) SNMP
2 3 (9.68%) TCP/IP
3 2 (6.45%) 3G
3 2 (6.45%) 4G
3 2 (6.45%) 5G
3 2 (6.45%) DHCP
3 2 (6.45%) HTTP
3 2 (6.45%) LTE
3 2 (6.45%) Wireless
3 2 (6.45%) Wireshark
4 1 (3.23%) HTTPS
4 1 (3.23%) IGMP
4 1 (3.23%) Internet
4 1 (3.23%) Q.931
4 1 (3.23%) RTCP
4 1 (3.23%) VLAN
4 1 (3.23%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) DB2
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (12.90%) Eclipse
2 1 (3.23%) AdminStudio
2 1 (3.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (3.23%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.23%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.23%) JIRA
2 1 (3.23%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (3.23%) Subversion
General
1 7 (22.58%) Law
2 5 (16.13%) Manufacturing
3 3 (9.68%) Aerospace
4 2 (6.45%) Finance
5 1 (3.23%) Electronics
5 1 (3.23%) Retail
5 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (74.19%) Embedded Engineer
2 21 (67.74%) Software Engineer
3 20 (64.52%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 9 (29.03%) Linux Engineer
5 7 (22.58%) Embedded Linux Engineer
6 5 (16.13%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
7 3 (9.68%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
7 3 (9.68%) Senior Software Engineer
8 2 (6.45%) Android Engineer
8 2 (6.45%) Android Software Engineer
8 2 (6.45%) C Software Engineer
8 2 (6.45%) Embedded C Engineer
8 2 (6.45%) Embedded C Software Engineer
8 2 (6.45%) Embedded C++ Engineer
9 1 (3.23%) Build Engineer
9 1 (3.23%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
9 1 (3.23%) C/C++ Software Engineer
9 1 (3.23%) Linux Developer
9 1 (3.23%) Windows Build Engineer
9 1 (3.23%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) Yocto
2 2 (6.45%) POSIX
2 2 (6.45%) Qt
3 1 (3.23%) .NET
3 1 (3.23%) 802.1X
3 1 (3.23%) OpenEmbedded
3 1 (3.23%) OpenGL
3 1 (3.23%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (19.35%) Algorithms
2 3 (9.68%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.45%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (6.45%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 2 (6.45%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (3.23%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 19 (61.29%) Linux
2 12 (38.71%) Embedded Linux
3 7 (22.58%) Windows
4 4 (12.90%) Android
5 3 (9.68%) ThreadX
6 2 (6.45%) SUSE
6 2 (6.45%) Windows 10
7 1 (3.23%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 1 (3.23%) uClinux
7 1 (3.23%) Unix
7 1 (3.23%) VxWorks
7 1 (3.23%) Windows 7
7 1 (3.23%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (70.97%) Software Engineering
2 11 (35.48%) Device Driver Development
3 6 (19.35%) Problem-Solving
4 4 (12.90%) Computer Science
4 4 (12.90%) Embedded Software Development
5 3 (9.68%) Configuration Management
5 3 (9.68%) Matrix Management
5 3 (9.68%) Matrix Organization
6 2 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (6.45%) Multithreading
6 2 (6.45%) Open Source
7 1 (3.23%) Android Development
7 1 (3.23%) Application Packaging
7 1 (3.23%) ITIL
7 1 (3.23%) Multithreaded Programming
7 1 (3.23%) Network Architecture
7 1 (3.23%) Service Management
7 1 (3.23%) Software Licensing
7 1 (3.23%) Validation
7 1 (3.23%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 24 (77.42%) C
2 17 (54.84%) C++
3 11 (35.48%) Embedded C
4 9 (29.03%) Embedded C++
5 6 (19.35%) Python
6 4 (12.90%) Assembly Language
6 4 (12.90%) PowerShell
7 2 (6.45%) Lua
7 2 (6.45%) PHP
7 2 (6.45%) SQL
8 1 (3.23%) C#
8 1 (3.23%) Java
8 1 (3.23%) Perl
8 1 (3.23%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 5 (16.13%) Degree
1 5 (16.13%) SC Cleared
1 5 (16.13%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) QA
2 1 (3.23%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (6.45%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.23%) BusyBox
2 1 (3.23%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (3.23%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (3.23%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) SCCM
2 1 (3.23%) WSUS
Vendors
1 3 (9.68%) IBM
2 2 (6.45%) Intel
2 2 (6.45%) Oracle
2 2 (6.45%) Renesas
2 2 (6.45%) VMware
3 1 (3.23%) Altera
3 1 (3.23%) Citrix
3 1 (3.23%) Green Hills
3 1 (3.23%) McAfee
3 1 (3.23%) Mentor Graphics
3 1 (3.23%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.23%) Remedy
3 1 (3.23%) Sophos
3 1 (3.23%) Wind River
3 1 (3.23%) Xilinx