The first table below looks at the demand for JTAG skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited JTAG over the 3 months to 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the England region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Joint Test Action Group (JTAG)
Rank 554 547 560
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +13
Contract jobs citing JTAG 3 3 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.006% 0.006% 0.026%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.076% 0.084% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
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£330 - £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 - £275
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 6
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 £38.25
% change year-on-year
- -1.96%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
3944 3579 4102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.99% 7.68% 7.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2402 2178 2245
Average daily rate £410 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.52% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £275 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 186 136 228
Average hourly rate £20.21 £19.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.61% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.60 £42.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+17.14% -7.89%
JTAG
UK

JTAG
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing JTAG across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

JTAG Jobs Demand Trend in England

JTAG
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing JTAG across the England region.

JTAG Daily Rate Trend in England

JTAG
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing JTAG across the England region.

JTAG Hourly Rate Trend in England

JTAG
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing JTAG within the England region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East - 1 £330 - 3
East of England - 1 - - 2
West Midlands - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - - 1
JTAG
UK

JTAG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing JTAG also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited JTAG.

1 4 (66.67%) SMS
1 4 (66.67%) Android
2 3 (50.00%) C
2 3 (50.00%) Linux
3 2 (33.33%) Apache
3 2 (33.33%) Flash
3 2 (33.33%) Python
3 2 (33.33%) J2ME
3 2 (33.33%) N-Tier
3 2 (33.33%) Eclipse
3 2 (33.33%) Bluetooth
3 2 (33.33%) CDMA
3 2 (33.33%) GSM
3 2 (33.33%) C++
3 2 (33.33%) HTML
3 2 (33.33%) Java
3 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) J2EE
3 2 (33.33%) Oracle
3 2 (33.33%) WebLogic
3 2 (33.33%) JDBC
3 2 (33.33%) Windows
3 2 (33.33%) UMTS
3 2 (33.33%) WAP
3 2 (33.33%) WCDMA
3 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 2 (33.33%) Assembly Language
3 2 (33.33%) Windows CE
3 2 (33.33%) Mapinfo

JTAG
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing JTAG also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited JTAG. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (33.33%) WebLogic
1 2 (33.33%) Apache
1 2 (33.33%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) SMS
2 2 (33.33%) UMTS
2 2 (33.33%) WCDMA
2 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 2 (33.33%) RTCP
2 2 (33.33%) RTP
2 2 (33.33%) RFID
2 2 (33.33%) Wireless
2 2 (33.33%) LTE
2 2 (33.33%) Bluetooth
2 2 (33.33%) CDMA
2 2 (33.33%) GSM
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Eclipse
1 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 2 (33.33%) GDB
General
1 1 (16.67%) Retail
1 1 (16.67%) Multimedia
1 1 (16.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) HTML
1 2 (33.33%) J2EE
1 2 (33.33%) JDBC
1 2 (33.33%) Flash
1 2 (33.33%) J2ME
1 2 (33.33%) WAP
1 2 (33.33%) SyncML
1 2 (33.33%) KML
2 1 (16.67%) Dalvik
2 1 (16.67%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Device Driver
1 2 (33.33%) N-Tier
1 2 (33.33%) GIS
2 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (16.67%) Cryptography
2 1 (16.67%) Wiki
2 1 (16.67%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Android
2 3 (50.00%) Linux
3 2 (33.33%) Windows CE
3 2 (33.33%) Apple iOS
3 2 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) E-business
1 2 (33.33%) Unit Testing
1 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (16.67%) Validation
2 1 (16.67%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) C
2 2 (33.33%) C++
2 2 (33.33%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) Python
2 2 (33.33%) Assembly Language
2 2 (33.33%) Shell Script
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle
1 2 (33.33%) Mapinfo
1 2 (33.33%) ESRI