The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for TargetLink skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited TargetLink over the 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
dSPACE TargetLink
UK / England
Rank 570 - 590
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing TargetLink 4 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.010% - 0.008%
As % of the Applications category 0.091% - 0.068%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £34.47
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £34.47

TargetLink is in the software application 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 software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 4417 5323 5910
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 10.71% 10.85% 12.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2637 3200 3255
Median daily rate £355 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.42% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £175 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +1.51% +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 422 449 583
Median hourly rate £16.25 £16.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.51% +10.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £10.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.48 £40.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.30 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -7.30% +13.79%  

TargetLink
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing TargetLink as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for TargetLink in England

TargetLink
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for TargetLink in England

TargetLink
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 TargetLink within the England region over the 3 months to 26 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
West Midlands - 3 - -
London - 1 - -
TargetLink
UK

TargetLink
Top 21 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing TargetLink 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 TargetLink.

1 4 (66.67%) Simulink
1 4 (66.67%) Stateflow
1 4 (66.67%) Automotive
1 4 (66.67%) Rational DOORS
1 4 (66.67%) ISO26262
2 3 (50.00%) MATLAB
2 3 (50.00%) Electronics
2 3 (50.00%) Requirements Management
3 2 (33.33%) System Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Hazard Analysis
3 2 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
3 2 (33.33%) Subversion
3 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 2 (33.33%) Validation
3 2 (33.33%) Prototyping
4 1 (16.67%) Algorithms
4 1 (16.67%) FlexRay
4 1 (16.67%) C
4 1 (16.67%) Embedded C
4 1 (16.67%) PTC
4 1 (16.67%) JIRA

TargetLink
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:

Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Simulink
1 4 (66.67%) Stateflow
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) FlexRay
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (33.33%) Subversion
3 1 (16.67%) JIRA
General
1 4 (66.67%) Automotive
2 3 (50.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Software Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Automotive Software Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Diagnostic Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Embedded Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Embedded Software Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Algorithms
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Requirements Management
2 2 (33.33%) Hazard Analysis
2 2 (33.33%) Prototyping
2 2 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
2 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 2 (33.33%) System Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) MATLAB
2 1 (16.67%) C
2 1 (16.67%) Embedded C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (66.67%) ISO26262
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) PTC