Period
to 21 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for MISRA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited MISRA over the 6 months to 21 January 2019 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.

Motor Industry Software Reliability Association (MISRA)
UK
6 months to
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 843 832 808
Rank change year-on-year -11 -24 +42
Contract jobs citing MISRA 41 56 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.041% 0.057% 0.051%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.39% 0.44% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 18 19
UK median daily rate £330 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.00% - +20.97%
10th Percentile £314 £340 £303
90th Percentile £391 £414 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £375 £409
% change year-on-year -12.00% -8.26% +34.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 20 24
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.50
10th Percentile £39.65 £32.50 £33.40
90th Percentile £49.00 £79.75 £52.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.50

MISRA 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 10,552 12,795 11,025
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.68% 12.96% 11.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,604 8,387 7,216
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +5.07%
10th Percentile £255 £258 £228
90th Percentile £625 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 360 351 395
UK median hourly rate £20.25 £20.60 £23.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.72% -11.74% -6.64%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.25 £10.83
90th Percentile £47.58 £50.78 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.25 £22.35 £25.00
% change year-on-year -9.40% -10.62% -

MISRA
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for MISRA in the UK

MISRA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MISRA in the UK

MISRA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MISRA in the UK

MISRA
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing MISRA over the 6 months to 21 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for MISRA in the UK

MISRA
Top 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MISRA within the UK over the 6 months to 21 January 2019. 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 -36 41 £330 -12.00% 27
England -21 33 £330 -12.00% 27
South East +9 20 £330 -12.00% 5
Yorkshire -14 7 - -
North of England -27 7 - - 1
Northern Ireland +24 5 £350 - 2
East of England +2 5 - - 1
Wales -15 2 £330 -15.92%
Scotland -7 1 - - 1
South West -35 1 - - 6

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing MISRA 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 MISRA.

1 38 (92.68%) C
2 29 (70.73%) Software Engineering
3 28 (68.29%) Embedded C
4 18 (43.90%) Automotive
5 17 (41.46%) MISRA C
6 16 (39.02%) C++
7 9 (21.95%) Green Hills
7 9 (21.95%) Rational DOORS
7 9 (21.95%) Rational Rhapsody
7 9 (21.95%) Python
8 8 (19.51%) C#
8 8 (19.51%) XML
8 8 (19.51%) Embedded Systems
8 8 (19.51%) Avionics
8 8 (19.51%) Tactical Data Link
9 7 (17.07%) Windows
9 7 (17.07%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (12.20%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 5 (12.20%) Scrum
10 5 (12.20%) Visual Studio
10 5 (12.20%) STL
11 4 (9.76%) ClearCase
11 4 (9.76%) MATLAB
11 4 (9.76%) Simulink
11 4 (9.76%) Algorithms
12 3 (7.32%) SDLC
12 3 (7.32%) BPSS Clearance
12 3 (7.32%) Aerospace
13 2 (4.88%) UML
13 2 (4.88%) Device Driver

MISRA
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 (9.76%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 8 (19.51%) Tactical Data Link
2 2 (4.88%) Bluetooth
3 1 (2.44%) RS-232
3 1 (2.44%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.44%) Wireless
3 1 (2.44%) ZigBee
Development Applications
1 9 (21.95%) Rational DOORS
1 9 (21.95%) Rational Rhapsody
2 5 (12.20%) Visual Studio
3 4 (9.76%) ClearCase
4 1 (2.44%) Rational Team Concert
General
1 18 (43.90%) Automotive
2 8 (19.51%) Avionics
3 3 (7.32%) Aerospace
4 2 (4.88%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 27 (65.85%) Software Engineer
2 12 (29.27%) Embedded Engineer
2 12 (29.27%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 8 (19.51%) Developer
4 6 (14.63%) C Developer
5 5 (12.20%) Automotive Software Engineer
5 5 (12.20%) C++ Software Engineer
5 5 (12.20%) Control Systems Engineer
6 4 (9.76%) Electronics Engineer
6 4 (9.76%) Embedded Developer
6 4 (9.76%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (7.32%) C Software Engineer
7 3 (7.32%) Embedded C Developer
7 3 (7.32%) Embedded C Engineer
7 3 (7.32%) Embedded C Software Engineer
8 1 (2.44%) Embedded Software Developer
8 1 (2.44%) Python Developer
8 1 (2.44%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
8 1 (2.44%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (19.51%) XML
2 5 (12.20%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 5 (12.20%) STL
3 1 (2.44%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (19.51%) Embedded Systems
2 4 (9.76%) Algorithms
3 2 (4.88%) CAN bus
3 2 (4.88%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.07%) Windows
2 1 (2.44%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (70.73%) Software Engineering
2 7 (17.07%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (12.20%) Scrum
4 3 (7.32%) SDLC
5 2 (4.88%) Device Driver Development
5 2 (4.88%) Multithreading
5 2 (4.88%) UML
6 1 (2.44%) Data Security
6 1 (2.44%) Problem-Solving
6 1 (2.44%) Technical Leadership
6 1 (2.44%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 38 (92.68%) C
2 28 (68.29%) Embedded C
3 16 (39.02%) C++
4 9 (21.95%) Python
5 8 (19.51%) C#
6 4 (9.76%) MATLAB
7 1 (2.44%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 3 (7.32%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (41.46%) MISRA C
2 2 (4.88%) ISO 26262
3 1 (2.44%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 1 (2.44%) Firmware
Vendors
1 9 (21.95%) Green Hills
2 2 (4.88%) BT