The table below looks at the statistics for TargetLink skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TargetLink over the 3 months to 22 December 2014 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
dSPACE TargetLink
Rank 584 - 560
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing TargetLink 2 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% - 0.004%
As % of the Applications category 0.030% - 0.032%
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 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £38.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 - -

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

Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
6774 6701 6160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.42% 13.01% 12.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 3966 3634 3095
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £130 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 696 660 740
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.85 £32.50 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -8.51%

TargetLink
Jobs Demand Trend

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

TargetLink Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

TargetLink
Hourly Rate Trend

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

TargetLink Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

TargetLink
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing TargetLink within the UK over the 3 months to 22 December 2014. 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
England - 2 - - 2
Surrey - 1 - -
South East - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -
East Midlands - - - - 2
East of England - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Derby - - - - 2
Farnham - - - -
Lichfield - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Derbyshire - - - - 2
Staffordshire - - - -

TargetLink
Top 20 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 2 (100.00%) MATLAB
1 2 (100.00%) Simulink
1 2 (100.00%) Automotive
1 2 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) C
2 1 (50.00%) UML
2 1 (50.00%) ISO 9001
2 1 (50.00%) Embedded C
2 1 (50.00%) MathWorks
2 1 (50.00%) Stateflow
2 1 (50.00%) Aerospace
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) Requirements Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) IEC 61508
2 1 (50.00%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (50.00%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (50.00%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (50.00%) Embedded Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) CAN bus
2 1 (50.00%) Algorithms

TargetLink
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 2 (100.00%) Simulink
2 1 (50.00%) Stateflow
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (50.00%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 2 (100.00%) Automotive
2 1 (50.00%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Software Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (50.00%) CAN bus
1 1 (50.00%) Algorithms
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) Requirements Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) Embedded Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) MATLAB
2 1 (50.00%) C
2 1 (50.00%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) ISO 9001
1 1 (50.00%) IEC 61508
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) MathWorks