Period
to 19 November 2017

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 6 months to 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 797 822 788
Rank change year-on-year +25 -34 -23
Contract jobs citing Device Driver 78 74 104
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.077% 0.071% 0.091%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.23% 0.21% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 36 26
UK median daily rate £463 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.63% +23.08% -13.33%
10th Percentile £363 £293 £263
90th Percentile £538 £569 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £315 £325
% change year-on-year +30.95% -3.08% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 20 29
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £36.88 £36.25 £17.33
90th Percentile £45.63 £48.75 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £41.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year +1.20% +14.48% -9.38%

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 with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 34092 34695 37236
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.62% 33.09% 32.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 22621 22783 23665
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £240
90th Percentile £650 £625 £618
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 995 1190 1468
UK median hourly rate £20.66 £20.75 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.46% +6.41% +8.33%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.72 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £47.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +10.53% +8.57%

Device Driver
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Device Driver as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 19 November 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 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Device Driver in the UK

Device Driver
Top 13 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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
England +23 70 £450 +12.50% 16
UK excluding London +22 45 £413 +30.95% 12
London -21 32 £515 -6.36% 4
East of England +10 28 £375 - 4
South East -17 6 £325 +3.17% 3
Scotland -4 5 £500 +25.00%
North of England +56 2 £400 +33.33% 1
Wales - 2 £435 -
North West +23 1 - - 1
South West +3 1 - - 4
Yorkshire - 1 £400 -
Midlands - 1 £400 -
West Midlands - 1 £400 -

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 64 (82.05%) Linux
2 45 (57.69%) C
3 40 (51.28%) C++
4 32 (41.03%) Agile Software Development
5 28 (35.90%) Git (software)
6 27 (34.62%) Python
7 26 (33.33%) Embedded C
8 25 (32.05%) Software Engineering
9 24 (30.77%) Ubuntu
9 24 (30.77%) Device Driver Development
10 21 (26.92%) Embedded Systems
11 19 (24.36%) CentOS
11 19 (24.36%) Bash Shell
11 19 (24.36%) Jenkins
12 18 (23.08%) Go
12 18 (23.08%) Docker
12 18 (23.08%) DevOps
12 18 (23.08%) Icinga
12 18 (23.08%) MongoDB
12 18 (23.08%) Galera Cluster
12 18 (23.08%) Prometheus
12 18 (23.08%) Immutable Infrastructure
12 18 (23.08%) Grafana
12 18 (23.08%) Nagios
12 18 (23.08%) Red Hat
12 18 (23.08%) MySQL
12 18 (23.08%) ActiveMQ
13 17 (21.79%) Embedded Linux
13 17 (21.79%) TCP/IP
13 17 (21.79%) Wireless

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:

Applications
1 3 (3.85%) Doxygen
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.28%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (21.79%) TCP/IP
1 17 (21.79%) Wireless
2 11 (14.10%) Wi-Fi
3 6 (7.69%) Bluetooth
3 6 (7.69%) HTTP
4 3 (3.85%) Internet
4 3 (3.85%) WAN
5 2 (2.56%) DVB
6 1 (1.28%) DNS
6 1 (1.28%) DOCSIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (23.08%) MongoDB
1 18 (23.08%) MySQL
2 2 (2.56%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 28 (35.90%) Git (software)
2 19 (24.36%) Jenkins
3 10 (12.82%) JIRA
4 6 (7.69%) Subversion
5 4 (5.13%) Visual Studio
6 3 (3.85%) CMake
6 3 (3.85%) MSI
7 2 (2.56%) Bitbucket
7 2 (2.56%) Buildbot
7 2 (2.56%) JIRA Agile
8 1 (1.28%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (1.28%) Vagrant
General
1 15 (19.23%) Electronics
2 7 (8.97%) Telecoms
3 4 (5.13%) Finance
4 3 (3.85%) Legal
5 2 (2.56%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.28%) Automotive
6 1 (1.28%) Avionics
6 1 (1.28%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 21 (26.92%) Software Engineer
2 18 (23.08%) DevOps Engineer
3 17 (21.79%) Linux Engineer
4 16 (20.51%) Embedded Engineer
5 14 (17.95%) Developer
6 13 (16.67%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 11 (14.10%) Embedded Linux Engineer
8 10 (12.82%) Embedded Developer
9 9 (11.54%) C Software Engineer
9 9 (11.54%) Embedded C Engineer
9 9 (11.54%) Embedded C Software Engineer
10 8 (10.26%) C++ Software Engineer
10 8 (10.26%) Embedded C++ Engineer
10 8 (10.26%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
11 7 (8.97%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
11 7 (8.97%) C/C++ Software Engineer
11 7 (8.97%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
11 7 (8.97%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
11 7 (8.97%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
12 6 (7.69%) C Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (23.08%) ActiveMQ
2 6 (7.69%) JSON
2 6 (7.69%) Middleware
2 6 (7.69%) RESTful
3 5 (6.41%) HTML
4 4 (5.13%) .NET
5 3 (3.85%) OpenGL
5 3 (3.85%) XML
5 3 (3.85%) XSLT
6 2 (2.56%) Angular 2
6 2 (2.56%) AngularJS
6 2 (2.56%) CSS
6 2 (2.56%) Django
6 2 (2.56%) jQuery
6 2 (2.56%) NumPy
6 2 (2.56%) POSIX
6 2 (2.56%) Yocto
7 1 (1.28%) OpenGL ES
7 1 (1.28%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 21 (26.92%) Embedded Systems
2 16 (20.51%) Computer Science
3 10 (12.82%) Replication
4 8 (10.26%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 6 (7.69%) STB
6 5 (6.41%) Clustering
6 5 (6.41%) Digital TV
6 5 (6.41%) Verilog
7 2 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.56%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (1.28%) Fintech
8 1 (1.28%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (1.28%) MPEG
8 1 (1.28%) Robotics
8 1 (1.28%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 64 (82.05%) Linux
2 24 (30.77%) Ubuntu
3 19 (24.36%) CentOS
4 17 (21.79%) Embedded Linux
5 7 (8.97%) Windows
6 5 (6.41%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.28%) Debian
7 1 (1.28%) Nucleus RTOS
7 1 (1.28%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (41.03%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (32.05%) Software Engineering
3 24 (30.77%) Device Driver Development
4 18 (23.08%) DevOps
4 18 (23.08%) Immutable Infrastructure
5 13 (16.67%) High Availability
6 12 (15.38%) Multithreading
7 10 (12.82%) Mentoring
7 10 (12.82%) Test Automation
8 8 (10.26%) OO
9 6 (7.69%) API Development
9 6 (7.69%) Functional Testing
9 6 (7.69%) Mathematics
9 6 (7.69%) Non-Functional Testing
9 6 (7.69%) Requirements Analysis
10 5 (6.41%) Resource Management
10 5 (6.41%) Software Architecture
11 4 (5.13%) Data Analytics
11 4 (5.13%) SOLID
11 4 (5.13%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 45 (57.69%) C
2 40 (51.28%) C++
3 27 (34.62%) Python
4 26 (33.33%) Embedded C
5 19 (24.36%) Bash Shell
6 18 (23.08%) Go
7 10 (12.82%) Embedded C++
8 6 (7.69%) R
9 4 (5.13%) C#
10 3 (3.85%) PowerShell
11 2 (2.56%) JavaScript
11 2 (2.56%) SQL
12 1 (1.28%) Java
12 1 (1.28%) Perl
12 1 (1.28%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 16 (20.51%) Degree
2 8 (10.26%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (19.23%) QA
2 2 (2.56%) Def Stans
3 1 (1.28%) IEC 62304
3 1 (1.28%) ISO 26262
3 1 (1.28%) MISRA
System Software
1 18 (23.08%) Docker
2 9 (11.54%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
3 6 (7.69%) Firmware
4 3 (3.85%) Active Directory
5 1 (1.28%) iptables
5 1 (1.28%) KVM
5 1 (1.28%) LXC
5 1 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 18 (23.08%) Galera Cluster
1 18 (23.08%) Grafana
1 18 (23.08%) Icinga
1 18 (23.08%) Nagios
1 18 (23.08%) Prometheus
2 3 (3.85%) SCCM
3 2 (2.56%) Ansible
4 1 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.28%) Puppet
4 1 (1.28%) SELinux
4 1 (1.28%) Terraform
Vendors
1 18 (23.08%) Red Hat
2 2 (2.56%) Green Hills
2 2 (2.56%) Intel
3 1 (1.28%) QNX
3 1 (1.28%) VMware