The table below looks at the statistics for JTAG skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited JTAG over the 3 months to 27 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Joint Test Action Group (JTAG)
UK
Rank 599 631 622
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -9
Contract jobs citing JTAG 2 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.010% 0.002%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.038% 0.084% 0.016%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 1
Median hourly rate £51.75 £46.25 £46.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.89% +0.54%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £51.75 £46.25 £46.00
% change year-on-year
+11.89% +0.54%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
5287 5932 6184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 11.62% 11.59% 11.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 3477 3780 3791
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.93% +3.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £590 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £380
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 169 200 176
Median hourly rate £22.50 £42.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.42% +86.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.06 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £60.99 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.75 £42.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-51.17% +80.85%

JTAG
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing JTAG as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

JTAG Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

JTAG
Daily Rate Trend

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

JTAG Daily Rate Trend in the UK

JTAG
Hourly Rate Trend

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

JTAG Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

JTAG
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing JTAG within the UK over the 3 months to 27 February 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 +8 1 - - 5
East of England -8 1 - - 1
Wales - 1 - -
South Wales - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - - 1
Cambridge - 1 - - 1

JTAG
Top 15 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing JTAG 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 JTAG.

1 4 (80.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (60.00%) Degree
2 3 (60.00%) Python
2 3 (60.00%) Electronics
2 3 (60.00%) LabVIEW
3 1 (20.00%) ASIC Verification
3 1 (20.00%) Bluetooth
3 1 (20.00%) Embedded C
3 1 (20.00%) Firmware
3 1 (20.00%) ASIC
3 1 (20.00%) Android
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (20.00%) Android Development
3 1 (20.00%) Coaching
3 1 (20.00%) Windows

JTAG
Top Related 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Bluetooth
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) LabVIEW
General
1 3 (60.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1 (20.00%) Design Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Embedded Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Firmware Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Software Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Systems Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Systems Test Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) ASIC
1 1 (20.00%) ASIC Verification
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Android
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (20.00%) Android Development
2 1 (20.00%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Python
2 1 (20.00%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Firmware