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 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
UK
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 576 593 573
Rank change year-on-year +17 -20  
Contract jobs citing Device Driver 32 46 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.071% 0.086% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.22% 0.28% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 22 32
Median daily rate £450 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.75% +9.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £302 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £438 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £326 £357 £347
% change year-on-year -8.67% +2.81%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 16 10
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +15.86%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £39.25 £18.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £47.00 £40.25
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 with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 14408 16675 16347
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.96% 31.12% 30.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 9314 10891 9856
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 535 564 695
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.84 £18.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.46% +21.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.50 £11.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £51.00 £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

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 28 March 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 28 March 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 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
England +15 30 £450 +9.75% 17
London +18 9 £563 +33.92% 5
East of England +3 8 - - 2
Hertfordshire +7 4 - -
Cambridgeshire - 4 - - 1
North West - 4 £313 - 1
Cambridge - 4 - - 1
South East +6 3 £375 +10.45% 1
Cheshire - 3 £313 -
South West -13 2 £328 - 4
West Midlands - 2 - -
Staffordshire - 2 - -
Stafford - 2 - -
Berkshire +26 1 - -
Dorset +2 1 £328 - 2
Swindon +1 1 - - 1
Northamptonshire 0 1 - -
Wiltshire -6 1 - - 1
East Midlands -11 1 - - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £450 - 1
North East - 1 £450 - 1
Fife - 1 £320 -
Scotland - 1 £320 - 2
Bracknell - 1 - -
Woking - 1 £375 -
Crawley - 1 £375 -
Surrey - 1 £375 -
West Sussex - 1 £375 -
Liverpool - 1 - -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £450 - 1

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 with a requirement for Device Driver.

1 34 (47.89%) C++
1 34 (47.89%) Linux
2 33 (46.48%) C
3 24 (33.80%) TCP/IP
4 23 (32.39%) Software Engineering
4 23 (32.39%) Device Driver Development
5 21 (29.58%) Python
5 21 (29.58%) Firmware
6 19 (26.76%) Multithreading
7 17 (23.94%) Security Cleared
7 17 (23.94%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (22.54%) OO
9 15 (21.13%) JIRA
10 14 (19.72%) Subversion
10 14 (19.72%) JSON
10 14 (19.72%) Git (software)
10 14 (19.72%) HTTP
11 13 (18.31%) API Development
11 13 (18.31%) SSL
11 13 (18.31%) RESTful
12 12 (16.90%) SCCM
12 12 (16.90%) SNMP
12 12 (16.90%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 12 (16.90%) Software Delivery
12 12 (16.90%) Enterprise Software
13 11 (15.49%) Windows
13 11 (15.49%) SC Cleared
14 10 (14.08%) Degree
14 10 (14.08%) Embedded C
15 9 (12.68%) Computer Science

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 (2.82%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.41%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.41%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (33.80%) TCP/IP
2 14 (19.72%) HTTP
3 13 (18.31%) SSL
4 12 (16.90%) SNMP
5 3 (4.23%) Internet
5 3 (4.23%) RS-232
5 3 (4.23%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (2.82%) Bluetooth
7 1 (1.41%) 802.15
7 1 (1.41%) DNS
7 1 (1.41%) Ethernet
7 1 (1.41%) FlexRay
7 1 (1.41%) FTP
7 1 (1.41%) OpenVPN
7 1 (1.41%) Profibus
7 1 (1.41%) Software-Defined Radio
7 1 (1.41%) VPN
7 1 (1.41%) WiMAX
7 1 (1.41%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.41%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.41%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 15 (21.13%) JIRA
2 14 (19.72%) Git (software)
2 14 (19.72%) Subversion
3 1 (1.41%) Vagrant
3 1 (1.41%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (5.63%) Electronics
2 2 (2.82%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.41%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.41%) Games
3 1 (1.41%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 21 (29.58%) Software Engineer
2 18 (25.35%) Developer
3 14 (19.72%) Embedded Engineer
4 10 (14.08%) C++ Developer
4 10 (14.08%) Python Developer
5 9 (12.68%) Linux Developer
6 7 (9.86%) Build Engineer
6 7 (9.86%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 7 (9.86%) Firmware Engineer
7 6 (8.45%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
8 5 (7.04%) Android Engineer
8 5 (7.04%) C++ Software Engineer
9 4 (5.63%) Middleware Engineer
9 4 (5.63%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
9 4 (5.63%) Senior Software Engineer
10 3 (4.23%) Development Engineer
10 3 (4.23%) Embedded Developer
11 2 (2.82%) C# Software Engineer
11 2 (2.82%) Embedded Linux Engineer
11 2 (2.82%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (19.72%) JSON
2 13 (18.31%) RESTful
3 6 (8.45%) Qt
4 5 (7.04%) Middleware
5 4 (5.63%) MFC
6 3 (4.23%) .NET
6 3 (4.23%) pytest
7 2 (2.82%) .NET Framework
7 2 (2.82%) OpenGL
7 2 (2.82%) OpenGL ES
7 2 (2.82%) XML
7 2 (2.82%) Yocto
8 1 (1.41%) .NET Compact Framework
8 1 (1.41%) 802.1X
8 1 (1.41%) PyQt
8 1 (1.41%) WCF
8 1 (1.41%) Web Services
8 1 (1.41%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.90%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (12.68%) Computer Science
2 9 (12.68%) Embedded Systems
3 5 (7.04%) Mobile App
4 4 (5.63%) Digital TV
4 4 (5.63%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 4 (5.63%) STB
5 2 (2.82%) Algorithms
5 2 (2.82%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.41%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.41%) Streaming Media
6 1 (1.41%) Verilog
6 1 (1.41%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 34 (47.89%) Linux
2 11 (15.49%) Windows
3 7 (9.86%) Android
4 6 (8.45%) HPUX
4 6 (8.45%) Windows 7
5 3 (4.23%) Embedded Linux
5 3 (4.23%) VxWorks
6 1 (1.41%) CentOS
6 1 (1.41%) Debian
6 1 (1.41%) ThreadX
6 1 (1.41%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (32.39%) Device Driver Development
1 23 (32.39%) Software Engineering
2 19 (26.76%) Multithreading
3 17 (23.94%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (22.54%) OO
5 13 (18.31%) API Development
6 12 (16.90%) Software Delivery
7 7 (9.86%) Functional Testing
7 7 (9.86%) Validation
8 5 (7.04%) Configuration Management
8 5 (7.04%) Mathematics
9 4 (5.63%) Non-Functional Testing
9 4 (5.63%) OOP
9 4 (5.63%) Performance Tuning
9 4 (5.63%) Requirements Management
9 4 (5.63%) Software Architecture
10 3 (4.23%) Customer Requirements
10 3 (4.23%) Embedded Software Development
11 2 (2.82%) Multithreaded Programming
11 2 (2.82%) Power Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (47.89%) C++
2 33 (46.48%) C
3 21 (29.58%) Python
4 10 (14.08%) Embedded C
5 6 (8.45%) C#
6 5 (7.04%) Embedded C++
7 4 (5.63%) ANSI C
7 4 (5.63%) PowerShell
8 3 (4.23%) Java
9 2 (2.82%) Assembly Language
9 2 (2.82%) Bash Shell
9 2 (2.82%) Pascal
10 1 (1.41%) JavaScript
10 1 (1.41%) Perl
Qualifications
1 17 (23.94%) Security Cleared
2 11 (15.49%) SC Cleared
3 10 (14.08%) Degree
4 1 (1.41%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.41%) DO-178B
1 1 (1.41%) ISO 9001
1 1 (1.41%) MISRA
System Software
1 21 (29.58%) Firmware
2 1 (1.41%) iptables
2 1 (1.41%) KVM
2 1 (1.41%) LXC
2 1 (1.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (16.90%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 12 (16.90%) SCCM
2 1 (1.41%) AirWatch
2 1 (1.41%) Ansible
2 1 (1.41%) SELinux
Vendors
1 8 (11.27%) HP
2 7 (9.86%) Intel
3 1 (1.41%) Altera
3 1 (1.41%) Assembla
3 1 (1.41%) BT
3 1 (1.41%) CA Agile Central
3 1 (1.41%) EMC
3 1 (1.41%) Freescale
3 1 (1.41%) Google
3 1 (1.41%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.41%) Motorola
3 1 (1.41%) VMware
3 1 (1.41%) Xilinx
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