Period
to 17 November 2017

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 6 months to 17 November 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
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 877 885 887
Rank change year-on-year +8 +2 0
Contract jobs citing JTAG 1 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.001% 0.008% 0.005%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.008% 0.075% 0.044%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
UK median daily rate £550 £350 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +57.14% - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £350 -
% change year-on-year +57.14% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 5
UK median hourly rate - £40.75 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +8.67% -16.67%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +8.67% -16.67%

JTAG 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 13045 12032 13624
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.69% 11.35% 11.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 8531 7827 8619
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £256 £225 £230
90th Percentile £638 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £385
% change year-on-year +2.56% +1.30% +6.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 379 432 479
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £23.17 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.67% +2.97% +15.38%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.75 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.58 £47.23 £51.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +13.64% +10.00%

JTAG
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 4 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 6 months to 17 November 2017. 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
Midlands +28 1 £550 -
UK excluding London +22 1 £550 +57.14%
England +10 1 £550 +57.14%
East Midlands +2 1 £550 -

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 1 (100.00%) C
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) C++
1 1 (100.00%) Perl
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Python
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Embedded C
1 1 (100.00%) Embedded C++
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) Ruby
1 1 (100.00%) Multithreading
1 1 (100.00%) Network Security
1 1 (100.00%) Groovy
1 1 (100.00%) DV Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Bash Shell
1 1 (100.00%) MISRA
1 1 (100.00%) Multithreaded Programming

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 1 (100.00%) Network Security
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) C Software Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) C/C++ Software Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) C++ Software Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) DV Cleared Software Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Embedded C Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Embedded C Software Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Embedded C++ Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Embedded Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Multithreaded Programming
1 1 (100.00%) Multithreading
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Bash Shell
1 1 (100.00%) C
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) C++
1 1 (100.00%) Embedded C
1 1 (100.00%) Embedded C++
1 1 (100.00%) Groovy
1 1 (100.00%) Perl
1 1 (100.00%) Python
1 1 (100.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) DV Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) MISRA
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft