Period
to 18 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for ISO 26262 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited ISO 26262 over the 6 months to 18 February 2018 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.

ISO 26262
UK
6 months to
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 845 821 854
Rank change year-on-year -24 +33 -8
Contract jobs citing ISO 26262 23 29 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.023% 0.030% 0.021%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.18% 0.26% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 2
UK median daily rate £375 £625 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -40.00% +75.44% +1.79%
10th Percentile £340 £500 £311
90th Percentile £389 £650 £407
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £625 £356
% change year-on-year -40.00% +75.44% +1.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 12
UK median hourly rate £39.25 £40.00 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.88% +3.23% +10.71%
10th Percentile £35.63 £31.55 £31.44
90th Percentile £47.25 £48.75 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year +1.25% +3.23% +10.71%

ISO 26262 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 with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 12,948 11,103 12,876
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.96% 11.66% 11.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,467 7,273 8,074
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £258 £225 £230
90th Percentile £630 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £378
% change year-on-year - +5.96% +3.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 360 387 467
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £21.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -14.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £11.74 £10.95 £11.31
90th Percentile £57.50 £48.75 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £21.98 £25.50
% change year-on-year +3.96% -13.82% +27.50%

ISO 26262
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing ISO 26262 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for ISO 26262 in the UK

ISO 26262
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing ISO 26262.

Contractor daily rate trend for ISO 26262 in the UK

ISO 26262
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISO 26262.

Contractor hourly rate trend for ISO 26262 in the UK

ISO 26262
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISO 26262 over the 6 months to 18 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for ISO 26262 in the UK

ISO 26262
Top 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISO 26262 within the UK over the 6 months to 18 February 2018. 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
England -19 19 £375 - 32
UK excluding London -7 17 £375 -40.00% 33
South East -12 9 £375 - 2
West Midlands +4 7 £388 - 18
Midlands +2 7 £388 - 20
North of England +26 1 - - 2
Yorkshire -4 1 - - 2
London -41 1 - -

For the 6 months to 18 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing ISO 26262 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 with a requirement for ISO 26262.

1 18 (78.26%) Automotive
2 16 (69.57%) Simulink
3 14 (60.87%) MATLAB
4 12 (52.17%) MISRA
4 12 (52.17%) C++
5 11 (47.83%) C
6 10 (43.48%) Python
6 10 (43.48%) Software Engineering
7 9 (39.13%) CANoe
8 6 (26.09%) Validation
8 6 (26.09%) Stateflow
9 5 (21.74%) Ethernet
9 5 (21.74%) Embedded C
9 5 (21.74%) Degree
9 5 (21.74%) Test Scripting
9 5 (21.74%) Test Automation
9 5 (21.74%) FlexRay
10 4 (17.39%) UML
11 3 (13.04%) Electronics
11 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
11 3 (13.04%) VectorCAST
11 3 (13.04%) Computer Science
11 3 (13.04%) SysML
11 3 (13.04%) Fault Management
11 3 (13.04%) IEC 62304
12 2 (8.70%) Physics
12 2 (8.70%) German Language
12 2 (8.70%) QA
12 2 (8.70%) Multithreading
12 2 (8.70%) R

ISO 26262
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 16 (69.57%) Simulink
2 6 (26.09%) Stateflow
3 2 (8.70%) TargetLink
4 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (21.74%) Ethernet
1 5 (21.74%) FlexRay
2 2 (8.70%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.35%) RS-232
3 1 (4.35%) RS-485
Development Applications
1 9 (39.13%) CANoe
2 3 (13.04%) VectorCAST
3 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
3 1 (4.35%) LabVIEW
General
1 18 (78.26%) Automotive
2 3 (13.04%) Electronics
3 2 (8.70%) German Language
4 1 (4.35%) Aerospace
4 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (52.17%) Software Engineer
2 10 (43.48%) Embedded Engineer
3 8 (34.78%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 5 (21.74%) Software Validation Engineer
4 5 (21.74%) Software Verification Engineer
4 5 (21.74%) Validation Engineer
4 5 (21.74%) Verification Engineer
5 3 (13.04%) Development Engineer
5 3 (13.04%) Software Development Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Embedded Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Embedded Software Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Real Time Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Real Time Software Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Development Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Software Development Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Software Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Software Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) .NET
1 1 (4.35%) .NET Framework
1 1 (4.35%) Flash
1 1 (4.35%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Computer Science
2 2 (8.70%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (4.35%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) Linux
1 1 (4.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (43.48%) Software Engineering
2 6 (26.09%) Validation
3 5 (21.74%) Test Automation
3 5 (21.74%) Test Scripting
4 4 (17.39%) UML
5 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (13.04%) Fault Management
5 3 (13.04%) SysML
6 2 (8.70%) Multithreading
6 2 (8.70%) Physics
6 2 (8.70%) Static Code Analysis
7 1 (4.35%) Change Management
7 1 (4.35%) Defensive Programming
7 1 (4.35%) Embedded Software Development
7 1 (4.35%) Mathematics
7 1 (4.35%) Mentoring
7 1 (4.35%) People Management
7 1 (4.35%) Rapid Prototyping
7 1 (4.35%) V-Model
7 1 (4.35%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 14 (60.87%) MATLAB
2 12 (52.17%) C++
3 11 (47.83%) C
4 10 (43.48%) Python
5 5 (21.74%) Embedded C
6 2 (8.70%) Assembly Language
6 2 (8.70%) Embedded C++
6 2 (8.70%) R
7 1 (4.35%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (21.74%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (52.17%) MISRA
2 3 (13.04%) IEC 62304
3 2 (8.70%) IEC 61508
3 2 (8.70%) QA
4 1 (4.35%) AQAP
4 1 (4.35%) MISRA C
Vendors
1 2 (8.70%) MathWorks
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft