The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Device Driver in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Device Driver over the 3 months to 22 June 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
UK
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 581 583 568
Rank change year-on-year +2 -15  
Contract jobs citing Device Driver 34 62 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.073% 0.11% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.22% 0.34% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 29 18
Median daily rate £400 £340 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.64% -15.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £308 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £563 £486
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £323 £400
% change year-on-year +22.86% -19.37%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 17 24
Median hourly rate £36.25 £40.00 £30.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.37% +30.08%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £36.50 £15.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £40.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £41.25 £30.75
% change year-on-year -12.12% +34.14%  

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 with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 15523 17976 17815
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 33.12% 33.34% 31.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 10081 11797 11169
Median daily rate £450 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +0.59%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.02% +3.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 497 589 658
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +18.42%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.39 £47.33
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.75 £18.69
% change year-on-year +9.89% +21.72%  

Device Driver
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

Device Driver
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Device Driver in the UK

Device Driver
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Device Driver over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Device Driver in the UK

Device Driver
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Device Driver in the UK

Device Driver
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Device Driver over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Device Driver in the UK

Device Driver
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 over the 3 months to 22 June 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
England +19 27 £400 +5.26% 12
London +5 7 £515 -8.44% 2
East of England -3 7 £270 -25.00% 5
Hertfordshire +3 5 £90 - 1
South East +2 5 £375 +15.11% 3
Hemel Hempstead - 5 £90 -
South West +16 4 - - 1
Gloucestershire - 4 - -
Tewkesbury - 4 - -
South Wales - 4 £426 -
Wales - 4 £426 -
Scotland +31 3 £375 +16.27% 1
West Midlands - 3 £400 -
Edinburgh - 3 £375 -
Caerphilly - 2 £435 -
West Sussex - 2 £350 - 1
Surrey +4 1 £375 -6.25%
Hampshire -2 1 - - 1
Buckinghamshire -14 1 - -
Essex -20 1 £450 +25.00%
Yorkshire - 1 £400 -
Staffordshire - 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 £400 -
Bedfordshire - 1 - -
Woking - 1 £375 -
Tadley - 1 - -
Brentwood - 1 £450 -
Birmingham - 1 £400 -
Crawley - 1 £375 - 1
Coventry - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 with a requirement for Device Driver.

1 37 (56.92%) Linux
2 35 (53.85%) C
2 35 (53.85%) C++
3 32 (49.23%) Software Engineering
4 23 (35.38%) Device Driver Development
5 18 (27.69%) Python
6 17 (26.15%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (24.62%) Embedded C
8 15 (23.08%) TCP/IP
9 14 (21.54%) OO
10 13 (20.00%) Git (software)
11 12 (18.46%) Multithreading
12 10 (15.38%) Security Cleared
12 10 (15.38%) Embedded Systems
12 10 (15.38%) Windows
13 9 (13.85%) Internet
13 9 (13.85%) Bash Shell
14 8 (12.31%) Embedded Linux
14 8 (12.31%) JIRA
14 8 (12.31%) Subversion
14 8 (12.31%) Firmware
15 7 (10.77%) OpenGL
15 7 (10.77%) HTTP
15 7 (10.77%) Intel
15 7 (10.77%) Embedded C++
15 7 (10.77%) JSON
15 7 (10.77%) Incident Management
15 7 (10.77%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
15 7 (10.77%) Video Conferencing
15 7 (10.77%) SC Cleared

Device Driver
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 2 (3.08%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (1.54%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.08%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (23.08%) TCP/IP
2 9 (13.85%) Internet
3 7 (10.77%) HTTP
4 4 (6.15%) VPN
4 4 (6.15%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (4.62%) Bluetooth
5 3 (4.62%) DNS
5 3 (4.62%) RS-232
6 2 (3.08%) DVB
6 2 (3.08%) Ethernet
6 2 (3.08%) IPsec
6 2 (3.08%) L2TP
7 1 (1.54%) 802.15
7 1 (1.54%) FlexRay
7 1 (1.54%) FTP
7 1 (1.54%) OpenVPN
7 1 (1.54%) Profibus
7 1 (1.54%) SSL
7 1 (1.54%) WiMAX
7 1 (1.54%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.15%) MySQL
2 3 (4.62%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.54%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.54%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 13 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 8 (12.31%) JIRA
2 8 (12.31%) Subversion
3 3 (4.62%) Jenkins
4 2 (3.08%) Vagrant
4 2 (3.08%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.54%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (1.54%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 3 (4.62%) Aerospace
2 2 (3.08%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.54%) Automotive
3 1 (1.54%) Electronics
3 1 (1.54%) Games
3 1 (1.54%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 29 (44.62%) Software Engineer
2 20 (30.77%) Embedded Engineer
3 13 (20.00%) Developer
3 13 (20.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 9 (13.85%) Linux Engineer
5 8 (12.31%) C++ Software Engineer
6 6 (9.23%) C++ Developer
6 6 (9.23%) Python Developer
7 5 (7.69%) Embedded Developer
7 5 (7.69%) Embedded Linux Engineer
7 5 (7.69%) Linux Developer
7 5 (7.69%) Software Developer
8 4 (6.15%) 1st Line Support
8 4 (6.15%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
8 4 (6.15%) Firmware Engineer
8 4 (6.15%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
8 4 (6.15%) Senior Software Engineer
9 3 (4.62%) Android Engineer
9 3 (4.62%) Embedded Software Developer
9 3 (4.62%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.77%) JSON
1 7 (10.77%) OpenGL
2 6 (9.23%) RESTful
2 6 (9.23%) Yocto
3 3 (4.62%) .NET
3 3 (4.62%) ActiveMQ
3 3 (4.62%) OpenGL ES
3 3 (4.62%) Qt
3 3 (4.62%) STL
4 2 (3.08%) .NET Framework
4 2 (3.08%) Middleware
4 2 (3.08%) XML
5 1 (1.54%) .NET Compact Framework
5 1 (1.54%) 802.1X
5 1 (1.54%) POSIX
5 1 (1.54%) PyQt
5 1 (1.54%) WCF
5 1 (1.54%) Web Services
5 1 (1.54%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.38%) Embedded Systems
2 7 (10.77%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 7 (10.77%) Video Conferencing
3 6 (9.23%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.62%) Computer Science
4 3 (4.62%) Digital TV
4 3 (4.62%) Mobile App
4 3 (4.62%) STB
5 2 (3.08%) Clustering
5 2 (3.08%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.54%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.54%) MPEG
6 1 (1.54%) Replication
6 1 (1.54%) SCADA
6 1 (1.54%) Streaming Media
Operating Systems
1 37 (56.92%) Linux
2 10 (15.38%) Windows
3 8 (12.31%) Embedded Linux
4 7 (10.77%) Windows 7
5 5 (7.69%) Android
5 5 (7.69%) CentOS
5 5 (7.69%) VxWorks
6 3 (4.62%) Ubuntu
7 2 (3.08%) Debian
7 2 (3.08%) HPUX
8 1 (1.54%) ThreadX
8 1 (1.54%) uClinux
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (49.23%) Software Engineering
2 23 (35.38%) Device Driver Development
3 17 (26.15%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (21.54%) OO
5 12 (18.46%) Multithreading
6 7 (10.77%) Incident Management
7 6 (9.23%) API Development
7 6 (9.23%) Configuration Management
7 6 (9.23%) Multithreaded Programming
8 5 (7.69%) OOD
8 5 (7.69%) UML
9 4 (6.15%) Change Control
9 4 (6.15%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (6.15%) Cybersecurity
9 4 (6.15%) DevOps
9 4 (6.15%) OOP
9 4 (6.15%) Open Source
9 4 (6.15%) Requirements Management
9 4 (6.15%) SDLC
9 4 (6.15%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 35 (53.85%) C
1 35 (53.85%) C++
2 18 (27.69%) Python
3 16 (24.62%) Embedded C
4 9 (13.85%) Bash Shell
5 7 (10.77%) Embedded C++
6 6 (9.23%) C#
7 4 (6.15%) ANSI C
8 3 (4.62%) Go
9 2 (3.08%) Assembly Language
9 2 (3.08%) Pascal
9 2 (3.08%) Perl
10 1 (1.54%) Java
10 1 (1.54%) JavaScript
10 1 (1.54%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 10 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 7 (10.77%) SC Cleared
3 4 (6.15%) Degree
4 1 (1.54%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.54%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.15%) Def Stans
2 2 (3.08%) MISRA
3 1 (1.54%) IEC 62304
3 1 (1.54%) ISO 26262
3 1 (1.54%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.54%) MISRA C
3 1 (1.54%) QA
System Software
1 8 (12.31%) Firmware
2 3 (4.62%) Docker
3 2 (3.08%) iptables
3 2 (3.08%) KVM
3 2 (3.08%) LXC
3 2 (3.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.54%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (4.62%) Galera Cluster
1 3 (4.62%) Grafana
1 3 (4.62%) Icinga
1 3 (4.62%) Nagios
1 3 (4.62%) Prometheus
2 2 (3.08%) Ansible
2 2 (3.08%) SELinux
3 1 (1.54%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 7 (10.77%) Intel
2 4 (6.15%) Green Hills
3 3 (4.62%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.62%) Red Hat
4 2 (3.08%) HP
4 2 (3.08%) VMware
5 1 (1.54%) Assembla
5 1 (1.54%) BT
5 1 (1.54%) CA Agile Central
5 1 (1.54%) EMC
5 1 (1.54%) Freescale
5 1 (1.54%) Google
5 1 (1.54%) Motorola
5 1 (1.54%) Oracle
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