The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for JTAG skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited JTAG over the 3 months to 26 June 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.

Joint Test Action Group (JTAG)
UK
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 648 638
Contract jobs citing JTAG 0 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK - 0.006% 0.005%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category - 0.049% 0.047%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Median daily rate - £355 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +57.77%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - £355 £225
% change year-on-year - +57.77%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £47.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +11.76%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £47.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year - +11.76%  

JTAG is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 5482 6125 6404
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.66% 11.54% 11.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 3527 3958 4125
Median daily rate £450 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 186 212 202
Median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.71% +24.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £52.41
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -10.71% +24.44%  

JTAG
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing JTAG as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Job vacancy trend for JTAG in the UK

JTAG
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for JTAG in the UK

JTAG
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for JTAG in the UK

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing JTAG also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for JTAG.

1 3 (75.00%) Software Engineering
1 3 (75.00%) Android
1 3 (75.00%) Windows 8
1 3 (75.00%) Android Development
1 3 (75.00%) Coaching
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) Bluetooth
1 3 (75.00%) Embedded C
1 3 (75.00%) Firmware
2 1 (25.00%) ASIC Verification
2 1 (25.00%) ASIC

JTAG
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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) Bluetooth
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Embedded Engineer
1 3 (75.00%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
1 3 (75.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
1 3 (75.00%) Firmware Engineer
1 3 (75.00%) Software Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) ASIC
1 1 (25.00%) ASIC Verification
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Android
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Android Development
1 3 (75.00%) Coaching
1 3 (75.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) Embedded C
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Firmware