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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
dSPACE TargetLink
Rank - 592 582
Contract jobs citing TargetLink 0 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK - 0.002% 0.006%
As % of the Applications category - 0.014% 0.046%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £36.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +10.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £36.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +10.76%

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
6824 7159 6531
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 11.96% 13.08% 12.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 3981 3955 3547
Average daily rate £345 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.15% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £155 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £310
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 668 746 665
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.04 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £32.50 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00

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 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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 6 (100.00%) MATLAB
1 6 (100.00%) Simulink
1 6 (100.00%) Automotive
1 6 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 5 (83.33%) Rational DOORS
3 4 (66.67%) Stateflow
4 3 (50.00%) Project Management
4 3 (50.00%) MS Office
4 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
4 3 (50.00%) Change Management
4 3 (50.00%) MathWorks
4 3 (50.00%) Subversion
4 3 (50.00%) Unit Testing
4 3 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (50.00%) Software Delivery
5 2 (33.33%) SDLC
5 2 (33.33%) Requirements Management
5 2 (33.33%) Degree
5 2 (33.33%) JIRA
5 2 (33.33%) Migration
5 2 (33.33%) Perforce
5 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (33.33%) Problem Management
5 2 (33.33%) Embedded Software Development
5 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
5 2 (33.33%) C
5 2 (33.33%) Electronics
5 2 (33.33%) Aerospace
5 2 (33.33%) ClearCase

TargetLink
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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 6 (100.00%) Simulink
2 4 (66.67%) Stateflow
3 3 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (50.00%) MS Office
3 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) FlexRay
Development Applications
1 5 (83.33%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (50.00%) Subversion
3 2 (33.33%) JIRA
3 2 (33.33%) ClearCase
3 2 (33.33%) ClearQuest
General
1 6 (100.00%) Automotive
2 2 (33.33%) Electronics
2 2 (33.33%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Software Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Process Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
1 1 (16.67%) CAN bus
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Project Management
2 3 (50.00%) Change Management
2 3 (50.00%) Software Delivery
3 2 (33.33%) SDLC
3 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 2 (33.33%) Embedded Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) Migration
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (33.33%) Requirements Management
3 2 (33.33%) Problem Management
4 1 (16.67%) Software Architecture
4 1 (16.67%) Validation
4 1 (16.67%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) MATLAB
2 2 (33.33%) C
2 2 (33.33%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) MathWorks
2 2 (33.33%) Perforce