The table below looks at the statistics for TargetLink 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 TargetLink over the 3 months to 6 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
dSPACE TargetLink
Rank 573 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing TargetLink 6 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.012% - -
As % of the Applications category 0.095% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Applications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
6335 6435 5615
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.51% 13.13% 13.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3511 3461 2882
Average daily rate £350 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £153 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £518
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £303 £310
% change year-on-year
+7.43% -2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 617 645 648
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.75 £16.59
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -5.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.21 £10.00 £10.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.65 £40.35 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%

TargetLink
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing TargetLink across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

TargetLink Jobs Demand Trend in England

TargetLink
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

TargetLink Hourly Rate Trend in England

TargetLink
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing TargetLink across the England region over the 3 months to 6 May 2015.

TargetLink Hourly Rate Histogram in England

TargetLink
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 TargetLink within the England region over the 3 months to 6 May 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
West Midlands - 6 - -
TargetLink
UK

TargetLink
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing TargetLink 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 TargetLink.

1 6 (100.00%) MATLAB
1 6 (100.00%) Simulink
1 6 (100.00%) Automotive
1 6 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 5 (83.33%) Rational DOORS
3 4 (66.67%) Stateflow
4 3 (50.00%) Project Management
4 3 (50.00%) MS Office
4 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
4 3 (50.00%) Change Management
4 3 (50.00%) MathWorks
4 3 (50.00%) Subversion
4 3 (50.00%) Unit Testing
4 3 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (50.00%) Software Delivery
5 2 (33.33%) Requirements Management
5 2 (33.33%) Degree
5 2 (33.33%) JIRA
5 2 (33.33%) Migration
5 2 (33.33%) Perforce
5 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (33.33%) Problem Management
5 2 (33.33%) Embedded Software Development
5 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
5 2 (33.33%) C
5 2 (33.33%) Electronics
5 2 (33.33%) Aerospace
5 2 (33.33%) ClearCase
5 2 (33.33%) Embedded C

TargetLink
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing TargetLink 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 TargetLink. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 6 (100.00%) Simulink
2 4 (66.67%) Stateflow
3 3 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (50.00%) MS Office
3 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) FlexRay
Development Applications
1 5 (83.33%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (50.00%) Subversion
3 2 (33.33%) JIRA
3 2 (33.33%) ClearCase
3 2 (33.33%) ClearQuest
General
1 6 (100.00%) Automotive
2 2 (33.33%) Electronics
2 2 (33.33%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Software Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Process Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
1 1 (16.67%) CAN bus
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Project Management
2 3 (50.00%) Change Management
2 3 (50.00%) Software Delivery
3 2 (33.33%) Embedded Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 2 (33.33%) Migration
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (33.33%) Requirements Management
3 2 (33.33%) Problem Management
4 1 (16.67%) Software Architecture
4 1 (16.67%) Validation
4 1 (16.67%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) MATLAB
2 2 (33.33%) C
2 2 (33.33%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) MathWorks
2 2 (33.33%) Perforce