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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Joint Test Action Group (JTAG)
Rank 591 596 542
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -54
Contract jobs citing JTAG 2 3 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.005% 0.045%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.046% 0.068% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 7
Average daily rate
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£288 £210 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.90% -12.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 - £240
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £35.00

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
4335 4433 3700
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.76% 7.86% 7.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 2586 2689 2180
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £365 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.10% +10.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 183 155
Average hourly rate £21.55 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.72% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.71 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £52.16
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.03 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+22.36% +5.88%

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 15 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 17 April 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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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 -6 1 £288 +36.90% 4
East of England - - - - 1
Barnsley - - - -
Bedford - - - -
Fareham - - - -
London - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Essex - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
South East - - - - 2

JTAG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 3 (50.00%) Electronics
1 3 (50.00%) Aerospace
1 3 (50.00%) Automotive
1 3 (50.00%) Mentor Graphics
1 3 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 3 (50.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 2 (33.33%) C++
3 1 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) Linux
3 1 (16.67%) Python
3 1 (16.67%) Eclipse
3 1 (16.67%) Ethernet
3 1 (16.67%) OpenGL
3 1 (16.67%) Middleware
3 1 (16.67%) Smartcard
3 1 (16.67%) LabVIEW
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) TDD
3 1 (16.67%) Google
3 1 (16.67%) C
3 1 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Degree
3 1 (16.67%) SQLite
3 1 (16.67%) NFC
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (16.67%) Multithreading
3 1 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 14443
3 1 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 7816
3 1 (16.67%) Qt
3 1 (16.67%) QML

JTAG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Ethernet
1 1 (16.67%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Eclipse
1 1 (16.67%) LabVIEW
1 1 (16.67%) GoogleTest
General
1 3 (50.00%) Electronics
1 3 (50.00%) Aerospace
1 3 (50.00%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1 (16.67%) Software Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Test Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Electronics Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) OpenGL
1 1 (16.67%) Middleware
1 1 (16.67%) Qt
1 1 (16.67%) QML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (16.67%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (16.67%) Multithreading
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) C++
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) Python
2 1 (16.67%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 14443
1 1 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 7816
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Mentor Graphics
2 1 (16.67%) Google