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 28 May 2016 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Joint Test Action Group (JTAG)
Rank 653 644 595
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -49
Contract jobs citing JTAG 3 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.006% 0.009% 0.006%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.060% 0.096% 0.061%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 3
Median daily rate £355 £256 £210
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.53% +22.02%
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £256 £330
% change year-on-year
+38.53% -22.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £47.50 £42.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £42.50 -
% change year-on-year
+11.76% -

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
4992 5186 4944
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.15% 9.39% 9.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 3181 3300 3020
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £364
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 195 169 237
Median hourly rate £25.75 £21.55 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.48% +0.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.71 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £57.00 £43.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.25 £22.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+24.17% +8.33%

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 7 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 28 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -15 3 £355 +38.53% 2
East of England +9 2 £360 +60.00%
Essex 0 2 £360 -
Chelmsford - 1 - -
Harlow - 1 £360 -
Middlesex - 1 £350 -
South East - 1 £350 -

JTAG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 2016, 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 7 (87.50%) C
2 6 (75.00%) C++
3 5 (62.50%) Configuration Management
3 5 (62.50%) SC Cleared
3 5 (62.50%) Security Cleared
4 4 (50.00%) Requirements Management
4 4 (50.00%) Device Driver
4 4 (50.00%) Embedded Systems
4 4 (50.00%) CAN bus
4 4 (50.00%) ANSI C
5 2 (25.00%) Validation
5 2 (25.00%) Firmware
5 2 (25.00%) Electronics
5 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
5 2 (25.00%) Military
5 2 (25.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (12.50%) Xilinx
6 1 (12.50%) Mentor Graphics
6 1 (12.50%) Electronic Design Automation
6 1 (12.50%) Dutch Language
6 1 (12.50%) V-Model
6 1 (12.50%) Stress Analysis
6 1 (12.50%) Actel
6 1 (12.50%) VHDL
6 1 (12.50%) Multimedia
6 1 (12.50%) Subversion
6 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
6 1 (12.50%) OpenGL
6 1 (12.50%) MATLAB
6 1 (12.50%) Simulink

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:

Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Redmine
1 1 (12.50%) Subversion
General
1 2 (25.00%) Electronics
1 2 (25.00%) Military
2 1 (12.50%) Dutch Language
2 1 (12.50%) Multimedia
2 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Developer
1 4 (50.00%) Software Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Firmware Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Applications Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Design Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Electronics Design Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Electronics Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Embedded Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Embedded Software Developer
3 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Firmware Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Software Applications Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) OpenCL
1 1 (12.50%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) CAN bus
1 4 (50.00%) Device Driver
1 4 (50.00%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (25.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (12.50%) Algorithms
3 1 (12.50%) VHDL
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Configuration Management
2 4 (50.00%) Requirements Management
3 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (25.00%) Validation
4 1 (12.50%) Electronic Design Automation
4 1 (12.50%) Project Management
4 1 (12.50%) Schematic Capture
4 1 (12.50%) Stress Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) C
2 6 (75.00%) C++
3 4 (50.00%) ANSI C
4 1 (12.50%) Embedded C
4 1 (12.50%) Embedded C++
4 1 (12.50%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) SC Cleared
1 5 (62.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) HNC
2 1 (12.50%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) DO-254
1 1 (12.50%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Actel
1 1 (12.50%) EMC
1 1 (12.50%) Mentor Graphics
1 1 (12.50%) Xilinx