Period
to 23 May 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 23 May 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
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 869 804 873
Rank change year-on-year -65 +69 -11
Contract jobs citing ISO 26262 12 24 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.012% 0.027% 0.007%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.096% 0.23% 0.057%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 0
UK median daily rate £419 £380 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.20% - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £419 £380 -
% change year-on-year +10.20% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 3
UK median hourly rate £39.00 £47.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.89% +26.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £32.93 £34.85 £35.05
90th Percentile £49.75 £48.75 £42.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £47.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -17.89% +26.67% -6.25%

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 12,513 10,475 12,199
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.42% 11.61% 11.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,049 6,811 7,807
UK median daily rate £450 £433 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.05% +8.13% -
10th Percentile £258 £238 £225
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year +1.20% +5.40% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 362 352 416
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £23.81
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.49% +16.13%
10th Percentile £11.66 £11.00 £11.06
90th Percentile £51.20 £53.63 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.50
% change year-on-year - -11.76% +22.89%

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 23 May 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 23 May 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 -46 12 £419 +19.64% 17
UK excluding London -31 11 £419 +10.20% 17
Midlands -20 7 £388 +19.23% 11
West Midlands -25 7 £388 - 11
South East -20 4 £450 +26.76% 4

For the 6 months to 23 May 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 10 (83.33%) Automotive
2 8 (66.67%) Software Engineering
3 4 (33.33%) Simulink
3 4 (33.33%) Validation
3 4 (33.33%) C++
3 4 (33.33%) Ethernet
3 4 (33.33%) Rational DOORS
3 4 (33.33%) CANoe
3 4 (33.33%) MISRA
3 4 (33.33%) Infotainment
3 4 (33.33%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
4 3 (25.00%) IEC 62304
4 3 (25.00%) C
4 3 (25.00%) Electronics
4 3 (25.00%) Stateflow
5 2 (16.67%) C#
5 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
5 2 (16.67%) Embedded C
5 2 (16.67%) Embedded C++
5 2 (16.67%) MathWorks
5 2 (16.67%) MATLAB
5 2 (16.67%) Prototyping
5 2 (16.67%) TargetLink
5 2 (16.67%) Algorithms
5 2 (16.67%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (16.67%) Degree
5 2 (16.67%) Physics
5 2 (16.67%) WPF
5 2 (16.67%) Multithreading

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 4 (33.33%) Simulink
2 3 (25.00%) Stateflow
3 2 (16.67%) TargetLink
4 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) Ethernet
2 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
3 1 (8.33%) FlexRay
3 1 (8.33%) RS-232
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) CANoe
1 4 (33.33%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
General
1 10 (83.33%) Automotive
2 3 (25.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Software Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Project Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) Embedded Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) DOORS Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) C# Software Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Real Time Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Real Time Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) WPF
2 1 (8.33%) .NET
2 1 (8.33%) .NET Framework
2 1 (8.33%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Infotainment
1 4 (33.33%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (16.67%) Algorithms
2 2 (16.67%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 4 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
2 4 (33.33%) Validation
3 2 (16.67%) Multithreading
3 2 (16.67%) Physics
3 2 (16.67%) Prototyping
4 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (8.33%) Change Management
4 1 (8.33%) Creative Thinking
4 1 (8.33%) Defensive Programming
4 1 (8.33%) Mathematics
4 1 (8.33%) Mechatronics
4 1 (8.33%) Multithreaded Programming
4 1 (8.33%) People Management
4 1 (8.33%) Rapid Prototyping
4 1 (8.33%) UML
4 1 (8.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) C++
2 3 (25.00%) C
3 2 (16.67%) C#
3 2 (16.67%) Embedded C
3 2 (16.67%) Embedded C++
3 2 (16.67%) MATLAB
4 1 (8.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (33.33%) MISRA
2 3 (25.00%) IEC 62304
3 1 (8.33%) AQAP
3 1 (8.33%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) MathWorks
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft