The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for JTAG skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited JTAG over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Joint Test Action Group (JTAG)
UK / England
Rank 584 612 596
Rank change year-on-year +28 -16  
Contract jobs citing JTAG 1 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.002% 0.006% 0.002%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.020% 0.056% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £288
UK excluding London median daily rate - - £288
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £48.50 £47.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.10% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £47.50 -
% change year-on-year +15.78% -  

JTAG is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 4889 5389 5718
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 11.70% 10.99% 11.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 3209 3487 3500
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £599 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 151 183 163
Median hourly rate £19.25 £37.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.66% +66.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.05 £11.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.70 £61.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.45 £41.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -52.56% +57.69%  

JTAG
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing JTAG as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Job vacancy trend for JTAG in England

JTAG
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing JTAG in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for JTAG in England

JTAG
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing JTAG in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for JTAG in England

JTAG
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing JTAG within the England region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. 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 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
East of England -2 1 - -
JTAG
UK

JTAG
Top 7 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, 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 across the England region with a requirement for JTAG.

1 2 (66.67%) Python
1 2 (66.67%) Electronics
1 2 (66.67%) LabVIEW
1 2 (66.67%) Software Engineering
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) ASIC Verification
2 1 (33.33%) ASIC

JTAG
Top Related IT Skills in England 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:

Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) LabVIEW
General
1 2 (66.67%) Electronics
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) ASIC
1 1 (33.33%) ASIC Verification
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Degree