Period
to 18 August 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for MISRA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited MISRA over the 6 months to 18 August 2019 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.

Motor Industry Software Reliability Association (MISRA)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
18 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 548 607 580
Rank change year-on-year +59 -27 +69
Contract jobs citing MISRA 68 48 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.14% 0.087% 0.11%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.29% 0.74% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 23 31
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £373 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.89% -1.84% +9.35%
10th Percentile £326 £315 £330
90th Percentile £401 £420 £435
UK median daily rate £388 £373 £380
% change year-on-year +3.89% -1.84% +22.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 19 14
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £41.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.46% -2.35% -1.16%
10th Percentile £41.25 £36.40 £32.60
90th Percentile £52.50 £46.75 £48.38
UK median hourly rate £47.50 £41.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +14.46% -2.35% -0.58%

MISRA is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 5,261 6,501 6,045
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 10.86% 11.82% 11.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,072 3,800 3,595
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +1.27% +5.33%
10th Percentile £200 £218 £213
90th Percentile £594 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £448
% change year-on-year - +0.56% +8.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 344 297 298
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.12 £20.17 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.54% -8.32% -3.30%
10th Percentile £10.77 £10.50 £10.59
90th Percentile £55.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £22.36 £22.40 £22.00
% change year-on-year -0.20% +1.82% -2.22%

MISRA
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing MISRA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for MISRA in the UK excluding London

MISRA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing MISRA in the UK excluding London.

Contractor daily rate trend for MISRA in the UK excluding London

MISRA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MISRA in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 18 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MISRA in the UK excluding London

MISRA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MISRA in the UK excluding London

MISRA
Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MISRA within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 18 August 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +35 39 £375 +2.32% 8
South West -12 16 £388 - 7
Midlands +37 8 £400 +14.29% 12
West Midlands +27 8 £400 - 9
East of England +30 4 - - 3
Wales +6 1 - - 1
MISRA
UK

For the 6 months to 18 August 2019, IT contractor jobs citing MISRA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the UK excluding London region with a requirement for MISRA.

1 49 (72.06%) C
2 41 (60.29%) Software Engineering
3 33 (48.53%) Embedded C
4 31 (45.59%) C++
5 27 (39.71%) MISRA C
6 26 (38.24%) Firmware
7 25 (36.76%) Configuration Management
8 24 (35.29%) Secure Coding
8 24 (35.29%) ZigBee
8 24 (35.29%) Wireless
8 24 (35.29%) Bluetooth
8 24 (35.29%) 3GPP
9 19 (27.94%) Degree
10 18 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
10 18 (26.47%) UML
11 16 (23.53%) Rational DOORS
11 16 (23.53%) Rational Rhapsody
11 16 (23.53%) Problem-Solving
12 15 (22.06%) Aerospace
13 13 (19.12%) Linux
13 13 (19.12%) Security Cleared
14 12 (17.65%) SC Cleared
14 12 (17.65%) Smart Meter
14 12 (17.65%) Smart Energy
15 11 (16.18%) Rational Team Concert
16 10 (14.71%) GPRS
16 10 (14.71%) Mathematics
17 9 (13.24%) SDLC
18 8 (11.76%) Embedded Systems
18 8 (11.76%) Qt

MISRA
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 (5.88%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 24 (35.29%) 3GPP
1 24 (35.29%) Bluetooth
1 24 (35.29%) Wireless
1 24 (35.29%) ZigBee
2 10 (14.71%) GPRS
3 3 (4.41%) Ethernet
Development Applications
1 16 (23.53%) Rational DOORS
1 16 (23.53%) Rational Rhapsody
2 11 (16.18%) Rational Team Concert
3 6 (8.82%) Subversion
4 5 (7.35%) Visual Studio
5 4 (5.88%) Eclipse
5 4 (5.88%) gcov
6 1 (1.47%) Git (software)
General
1 15 (22.06%) Aerospace
2 7 (10.29%) Publishing
3 5 (7.35%) Automotive
4 3 (4.41%) Law
5 2 (2.94%) Military
6 1 (1.47%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 34 (50.00%) Software Engineer
2 25 (36.76%) Embedded Engineer
3 21 (30.88%) Firmware Engineer
4 19 (27.94%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 12 (17.65%) Developer
6 9 (13.24%) C++ Developer
7 8 (11.76%) Embedded Developer
8 7 (10.29%) Embedded C Engineer
9 6 (8.82%) C Developer
9 6 (8.82%) Embedded C Developer
9 6 (8.82%) Embedded C++ Developer
10 5 (7.35%) C/C++ Developer
10 5 (7.35%) C/C++ Firmware Engineer
10 5 (7.35%) C++ Software Engineer
10 5 (7.35%) Embedded C/C++ Developer
10 5 (7.35%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
10 5 (7.35%) Embedded C++ Engineer
10 5 (7.35%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
10 5 (7.35%) Firmware Developer
11 4 (5.88%) Wireless Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.76%) Qt
2 5 (7.35%) Apache Flex
2 5 (7.35%) OpenGL
3 1 (1.47%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 12 (17.65%) Smart Energy
1 12 (17.65%) Smart Meter
2 8 (11.76%) Embedded Systems
3 7 (10.29%) TMS320
4 5 (7.35%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (7.35%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.47%) Analogue Electronics
5 1 (1.47%) CESG
5 1 (1.47%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 13 (19.12%) Linux
2 1 (1.47%) Debian
2 1 (1.47%) Embedded Linux
2 1 (1.47%) Fedora
2 1 (1.47%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (60.29%) Software Engineering
2 25 (36.76%) Configuration Management
3 24 (35.29%) Secure Coding
4 18 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (26.47%) UML
5 16 (23.53%) Problem-Solving
6 10 (14.71%) Mathematics
7 9 (13.24%) SDLC
8 8 (11.76%) Software Architecture
9 7 (10.29%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (10.29%) Sequence Diagram
10 5 (7.35%) Architectural Design
10 5 (7.35%) Multithreading
10 5 (7.35%) Static Code Analysis
10 5 (7.35%) Systems Engineering
10 5 (7.35%) Validation
11 4 (5.88%) Computer Science
11 4 (5.88%) Embedded Software Development
12 3 (4.41%) Line Management
12 3 (4.41%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 49 (72.06%) C
2 33 (48.53%) Embedded C
3 31 (45.59%) C++
4 4 (5.88%) Embedded C++
5 3 (4.41%) Python
6 2 (2.94%) Java
7 1 (1.47%) MATLAB
7 1 (1.47%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 19 (27.94%) Degree
2 13 (19.12%) Security Cleared
3 12 (17.65%) SC Cleared
4 4 (5.88%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (5.88%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (1.47%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.47%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (39.71%) MISRA C
2 5 (7.35%) IEC 61508
2 5 (7.35%) ISO 26262
3 4 (5.88%) DO-178B
System Software
1 26 (38.24%) Firmware
Vendors
1 7 (10.29%) IBM
2 5 (7.35%) Green Hills
2 5 (7.35%) Microsoft