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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 601 645 623
Rank change year-on-year +44 -22  
Contract jobs citing JTAG 4 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.009% 0.006% 0.004%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.076% 0.050% 0.031%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £288
UK excluding London median daily rate - - £288
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
Median hourly rate £55.00 £47.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.78% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £47.50 -
% change year-on-year +15.78% -  

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 5285 5983 6354
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.68% 11.12% 11.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 3482 3802 3856
Median daily rate £450 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £597 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 162 197 177
Median hourly rate £20.00 £37.50 £26.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.66% +40.18%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.72 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £60.98 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -50.00% +37.93%  

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

JTAG
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing JTAG within the UK over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales - 3 - -
Wales - 3 - -
England +47 1 - - 1
East of England -3 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 5 (83.33%) Software Engineering
2 3 (50.00%) Android
2 3 (50.00%) Windows 8
2 3 (50.00%) Android Development
2 3 (50.00%) Coaching
2 3 (50.00%) Bluetooth
2 3 (50.00%) Embedded C
2 3 (50.00%) Firmware
2 3 (50.00%) Windows
3 2 (33.33%) Electronics
3 2 (33.33%) LabVIEW
3 2 (33.33%) Python
3 2 (33.33%) Degree
4 1 (16.67%) ASIC Verification
4 1 (16.67%) 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 (50.00%) Bluetooth
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) LabVIEW
General
1 2 (33.33%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Embedded Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) Firmware Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) Software Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) ASIC
1 1 (16.67%) ASIC Verification
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Android
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
1 3 (50.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Software Engineering
2 3 (50.00%) Android Development
2 3 (50.00%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) Embedded C
2 2 (33.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Firmware