Period
to 7 August 2020

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 7 August 2020 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
7 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 350 597 642
Rank change year-on-year +247 +45 -52
Contract jobs citing Device Driver 27 32 29
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.15% 0.065% 0.053%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.51% 0.22% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 17 11
Median daily rate £450 £375 £178
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +110.67% -53.62%
10th Percentile £279 £233 £100
90th Percentile £538 £388 £488
UK median daily rate £475 £375 £530
% change year-on-year +26.67% -29.25% +26.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 16
Median hourly rate £47.50 £45.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £40.80 £42.50 £38.63
90th Percentile £50.40 £50.00 £50.63
UK median hourly rate £47.50 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%

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 5,273 14,447 16,230
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 29.51% 29.53% 29.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,954 8,518 9,459
Median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £200 £231 £249
90th Percentile £600 £594 £575
UK median daily rate £481 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +1.21% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 370 804 764
Median hourly rate £24.20 £19.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.37% -5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £12.36 £11.05 £11.17
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £50.00
Median hourly rate £31.61 £20.79 £21.33
% change year-on-year +52.04% -2.51% +6.63%

Device Driver
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Device Driver as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Device Driver in the UK excluding London.

Daily rate trend for Device Driver in the UK excluding London

Device Driver
Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Device Driver in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 7 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Device Driver in the UK excluding London

Device Driver
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Device Driver in the UK excluding London.

Hourly rate trend 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 7 August 2020. 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
East of England +101 20 £450 - 3
South East +185 3 - - 10
North of England +120 2 £150 +20.00% 9
Midlands +86 1 - - 2
North West +79 1 £150 - 6
South West +74 1 - - 2
West Midlands +63 1 - -
North East - 1 - -
Device Driver
UK

For the 6 months to 7 August 2020, 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 20 (74.07%) Linux
2 17 (62.96%) C
3 16 (59.26%) Wi-Fi
4 13 (48.15%) TCP/IP
5 12 (44.44%) Wireless
6 9 (33.33%) Software Engineering
6 9 (33.33%) HTTPS
6 9 (33.33%) HTTP
6 9 (33.33%) Python
6 9 (33.33%) POSIX
6 9 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (33.33%) Yocto
6 9 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
7 8 (29.63%) Software Architecture
7 8 (29.63%) Ethernet
7 8 (29.63%) Broadband
7 8 (29.63%) LAN
8 7 (25.93%) DHCP
8 7 (25.93%) WLAN
8 7 (25.93%) IPv4
8 7 (25.93%) IPv6
9 6 (22.22%) Embedded C
9 6 (22.22%) 802.11
9 6 (22.22%) WAN
9 6 (22.22%) Embedded Linux
9 6 (22.22%) Service Delivery
9 6 (22.22%) Video\Live Streaming
9 6 (22.22%) 802.1X
10 5 (18.52%) Device Driver Development
10 5 (18.52%) Wireshark

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:

Communications & Networking
1 16 (59.26%) Wi-Fi
2 13 (48.15%) TCP/IP
3 12 (44.44%) Wireless
4 9 (33.33%) HTTP
4 9 (33.33%) HTTPS
5 8 (29.63%) Broadband
5 8 (29.63%) Ethernet
5 8 (29.63%) LAN
6 7 (25.93%) DHCP
6 7 (25.93%) IPv4
6 7 (25.93%) IPv6
6 7 (25.93%) WLAN
7 6 (22.22%) 802.11
7 6 (22.22%) WAN
8 5 (18.52%) Wireshark
9 4 (14.81%) ADSL
9 4 (14.81%) GPON
9 4 (14.81%) VDSL
10 2 (7.41%) PPP
10 2 (7.41%) RS-232
Development Applications
1 4 (14.81%) JIRA
1 4 (14.81%) Redmine
2 1 (3.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (11.11%) Telecoms
2 2 (7.41%) Law
3 1 (3.70%) Automotive
3 1 (3.70%) Electronics
3 1 (3.70%) Finance
3 1 (3.70%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 9 (33.33%) Developer
2 8 (29.63%) Embedded Engineer
2 8 (29.63%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 8 (29.63%) Software Engineer
3 7 (25.93%) C Developer
4 5 (18.52%) Linux Developer
5 4 (14.81%) Architect
5 4 (14.81%) Software Architect
5 4 (14.81%) Technical Leader
6 3 (11.11%) Embedded Linux Engineer
6 3 (11.11%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
6 3 (11.11%) Linux Engineer
7 2 (7.41%) Embedded C Developer
7 2 (7.41%) Embedded Developer
7 2 (7.41%) Senior C Developer
7 2 (7.41%) Senior Developer
8 1 (3.70%) C++ Developer
8 1 (3.70%) Embedded C Engineer
8 1 (3.70%) Embedded C Software Engineer
8 1 (3.70%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (33.33%) POSIX
1 9 (33.33%) Yocto
2 6 (22.22%) 802.1X
3 5 (18.52%) XML
4 4 (14.81%) JSON
5 2 (7.41%) Middleware
6 1 (3.70%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 9 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (22.22%) Video\Live Streaming
3 1 (3.70%) CAN bus
3 1 (3.70%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (3.70%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (3.70%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 20 (74.07%) Linux
2 6 (22.22%) Embedded Linux
3 3 (11.11%) Windows
4 1 (3.70%) Android
4 1 (3.70%) FreeRTOS
4 1 (3.70%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
1 9 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 8 (29.63%) Software Architecture
3 6 (22.22%) Service Delivery
4 5 (18.52%) Device Driver Development
5 4 (14.81%) Embedded Software Development
5 4 (14.81%) Software Delivery
5 4 (14.81%) Technical Leadership
5 4 (14.81%) Workflow
6 2 (7.41%) Cross-Platform Development
6 2 (7.41%) UML
7 1 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (3.70%) Android Development
7 1 (3.70%) E-Commerce
7 1 (3.70%) Linux Kernel Development
7 1 (3.70%) Mobile Application Development
7 1 (3.70%) Multithreading
7 1 (3.70%) SysML
Programming Languages
1 17 (62.96%) C
2 9 (33.33%) Python
3 6 (22.22%) Embedded C
4 5 (18.52%) C++
5 1 (3.70%) Embedded C++
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) HL7
1 1 (3.70%) ISO 26262
1 1 (3.70%) MISRA
1 1 (3.70%) MISRA C
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) systemd