Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 881 828 897
Rank change year-on-year -53 +69 -21
Contract jobs citing ISO 26262 7 17 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.007% 0.018% 0.007%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.058% 0.15% 0.065%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 10 1
UK median daily rate £405 £360 £625
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -42.40% +56.25%
10th Percentile £356 £319 £613
90th Percentile £443 £639 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £360 £625
% change year-on-year +12.50% -42.40% +56.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
UK median hourly rate £38.86 £40.75 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.65% +10.14% -7.50%
10th Percentile £31.27 £33.43 £36.20
90th Percentile £46.96 £47.48 £46.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.86 £40.75 £37.00
% change year-on-year -4.65% +10.14% -7.50%

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 12,029 11,241 12,276
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.75% 11.76% 11.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,642 7,278 7,917
UK median daily rate £450 £445 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.12% +8.54% +2.50%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £225
90th Percentile £638 £638 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £395 £375
% change year-on-year +1.90% +5.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 386 363 424
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £21.90 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.74% -2.67% +4.41%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.02 £11.03
90th Percentile £51.75 £50.00 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.62 £20.00 £23.25
% change year-on-year +8.08% -13.98% +8.01%

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 14 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for ISO 26262 in the UK

ISO 26262
Top 5 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 14 August 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
UK excluding London -29 7 £405 +12.50% 29
England -40 7 £405 +12.50% 30
South East -25 5 £405 +12.50% 12
Midlands -12 2 - - 13
West Midlands -26 2 - - 13

For the 6 months to 14 August 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 7 (100.00%) Automotive
2 5 (71.43%) Validation
3 4 (57.14%) Ethernet
3 4 (57.14%) Rational DOORS
3 4 (57.14%) Infotainment
3 4 (57.14%) CANoe
3 4 (57.14%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (57.14%) Problem-Solving
4 3 (42.86%) Software Engineering
5 2 (28.57%) Electronics
5 2 (28.57%) MATLAB
5 2 (28.57%) Simulink
5 2 (28.57%) C#
5 2 (28.57%) RS-232
6 1 (14.29%) MISRA C
6 1 (14.29%) MISRA
6 1 (14.29%) Prototyping
6 1 (14.29%) Multithreaded Programming
6 1 (14.29%) IEC 62304
6 1 (14.29%) Creative Thinking
6 1 (14.29%) FMEA
6 1 (14.29%) FlexRay
6 1 (14.29%) C
6 1 (14.29%) C++
6 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
6 1 (14.29%) Windows
6 1 (14.29%) Python
6 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
6 1 (14.29%) Assembly Language
6 1 (14.29%) Apple

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 2 (28.57%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) Ethernet
2 2 (28.57%) RS-232
3 1 (14.29%) FlexRay
3 1 (14.29%) NFC
3 1 (14.29%) RFID
3 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) CANoe
1 4 (57.14%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
2 1 (14.29%) LabVIEW
2 1 (14.29%) Mercurial
2 1 (14.29%) Subversion
2 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (100.00%) Automotive
2 2 (28.57%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Project Engineer
2 3 (42.86%) Software Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) DOORS Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) C# Software Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Embedded Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Infotainment
1 4 (57.14%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (14.29%) Algorithms
2 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 1 (14.29%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Android
1 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Validation
2 4 (57.14%) Problem-Solving
3 3 (42.86%) Software Engineering
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (14.29%) Creative Thinking
4 1 (14.29%) Cryptography
4 1 (14.29%) FMEA
4 1 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (14.29%) Mechatronics
4 1 (14.29%) Multithreaded Programming
4 1 (14.29%) Multithreading
4 1 (14.29%) Physics
4 1 (14.29%) Prototyping
4 1 (14.29%) Release Management
4 1 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Software Architecture
4 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) C#
1 2 (28.57%) MATLAB
2 1 (14.29%) Assembly Language
2 1 (14.29%) C
2 1 (14.29%) C++
2 1 (14.29%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) IEC 62304
1 1 (14.29%) MISRA
1 1 (14.29%) MISRA C
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Apple