The table below looks at the statistics for JTAG skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited JTAG over the 3 months to 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Joint Test Action Group (JTAG)
Rank 618 613 585
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -28
Contract jobs citing JTAG 6 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.012% 0.006% 0.002%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.12% 0.062% 0.023%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 1
Average hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +18.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year
- +18.42%

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
5091 4850 4437
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.89% 9.39% 8.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 3127 2978 2584
Average daily rate £425 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 214 176 167
Average hourly rate £42.00 £22.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+86.66% +32.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.08 £11.00 £10.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.98 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.25 £23.25 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+81.72% +36.76%

JTAG
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing JTAG within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing JTAG within the UK over the 3 months to 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
England -27 6 - - 1
East of England +2 4 - - 1
Essex -3 2 - - 1
Bedfordshire - 2 - -
Chelmsford - 2 - -
Hampshire - 1 - -
South East - 1 - -

JTAG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 10 (90.91%) C
2 7 (63.64%) SC Cleared
2 7 (63.64%) Security Cleared
3 6 (54.55%) VHDL
3 6 (54.55%) Firmware
4 5 (45.45%) IEC 61508
4 5 (45.45%) DO-254
4 5 (45.45%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 5 (45.45%) Stress Analysis
4 5 (45.45%) Schematic Capture
4 5 (45.45%) HNC
4 5 (45.45%) HND
4 5 (45.45%) Electronics
4 5 (45.45%) Validation
4 5 (45.45%) EMC
5 4 (36.36%) C++
6 3 (27.27%) Device Driver
7 2 (18.18%) Configuration Management
7 2 (18.18%) Software Engineering
7 2 (18.18%) Requirements Management
7 2 (18.18%) ANSI C
7 2 (18.18%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (18.18%) CAN bus
8 1 (9.09%) OpenCL
8 1 (9.09%) KVM
8 1 (9.09%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (9.09%) Electronic Design Automation
8 1 (9.09%) Xen
8 1 (9.09%) Robotics
8 1 (9.09%) Dutch Language

JTAG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Ethernet
General
1 5 (45.45%) Electronics
2 1 (9.09%) Automotive
2 1 (9.09%) Dutch Language
2 1 (9.09%) Multimedia
2 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Firmware Engineer
2 5 (45.45%) Design Engineer
2 5 (45.45%) Electronics Engineer
3 3 (27.27%) Developer
3 3 (27.27%) Software Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Applications Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Embedded Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Embedded Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Embedded Linux Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Embedded Software Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Software Applications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) OpenCL
1 1 (9.09%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 6 (54.55%) VHDL
2 5 (45.45%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 3 (27.27%) Device Driver
4 2 (18.18%) CAN bus
4 2 (18.18%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (9.09%) Robotics
5 1 (9.09%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Embedded Linux
1 1 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Schematic Capture
1 5 (45.45%) Stress Analysis
1 5 (45.45%) Validation
2 2 (18.18%) Configuration Management
2 2 (18.18%) Requirements Management
2 2 (18.18%) Software Engineering
3 1 (9.09%) Electronic Design Automation
Programming Languages
1 10 (90.91%) C
2 4 (36.36%) C++
3 2 (18.18%) ANSI C
4 1 (9.09%) Embedded C
4 1 (9.09%) Embedded C++
4 1 (9.09%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 7 (63.64%) SC Cleared
1 7 (63.64%) Security Cleared
2 5 (45.45%) HNC
2 5 (45.45%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (45.45%) DO-254
1 5 (45.45%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 6 (54.55%) Firmware
2 1 (9.09%) KVM
2 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (9.09%) Xen
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) EMC
2 1 (9.09%) VMware