Period
to 18 November 2018

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 18 November 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.

Motor Industry Software Reliability Association (MISRA)
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 829 827 838
Rank change year-on-year -2 +11 +40
Contract jobs citing MISRA 60 68 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.059% 0.067% 0.055%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.55% 0.53% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 30 20
UK median daily rate £358 £380 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.92% +4.11% +1.39%
10th Percentile £314 £340 £303
90th Percentile £391 £435 £639
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £380 £378
% change year-on-year -6.58% +0.66% -5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 23 31
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.50
10th Percentile £38.65 £33.80 £32.25
90th Percentile £52.00 £77.50 £76.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £43.75 £42.50
% change year-on-year -2.86% +2.94% +13.33%

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 10,948 12,888 11,979
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.69% 12.62% 11.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,935 8,420 7,808
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +4.94%
10th Percentile £250 £255 £225
90th Percentile £625 £630 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +0.30% +2.56% +1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 378 372 431
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £22.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -12.42% +1.49%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.25 £10.75
90th Percentile £49.13 £48.73 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +7.50% -20.00% +13.64%

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 18 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for MISRA in the UK

MISRA
Top 9 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 18 November 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
UK excluding London -27 59 £355 -6.58% 42
England +10 54 £360 -4.00% 42
South East +3 36 £358 -4.67% 16
East of England +3 7 £445 +18.67% 7
Yorkshire +1 7 - - 1
North of England -17 7 - - 2
Northern Ireland +32 4 £350 - 1
South West -31 4 - - 7
Wales -24 1 - -

For the 6 months to 18 November 2018, 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 55 (91.67%) C
2 43 (71.67%) Software Engineering
3 36 (60.00%) Embedded C
4 30 (50.00%) MISRA C
5 28 (46.67%) C++
6 22 (36.67%) Automotive
7 17 (28.33%) C#
7 17 (28.33%) Python
7 17 (28.33%) Embedded Systems
8 15 (25.00%) Windows
9 13 (21.67%) Visual Studio
9 13 (21.67%) Rational DOORS
10 12 (20.00%) Rational Rhapsody
10 12 (20.00%) MATLAB
10 12 (20.00%) Simulink
11 11 (18.33%) Agile Software Development
11 11 (18.33%) Tactical Data Link
11 11 (18.33%) Avionics
11 11 (18.33%) Green Hills
12 9 (15.00%) Embedded C++
13 8 (13.33%) Assembly Language
13 8 (13.33%) XML
13 8 (13.33%) RS-232
14 7 (11.67%) FMEA
14 7 (11.67%) Git (software)
14 7 (11.67%) Software Architecture
14 7 (11.67%) Mercurial
14 7 (11.67%) Subversion
15 6 (10.00%) Electronics
15 6 (10.00%) Test Planning

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 12 (20.00%) Simulink
2 1 (1.67%) Windchill
Communications & Networking
1 11 (18.33%) Tactical Data Link
2 8 (13.33%) RS-232
3 4 (6.67%) Wireless
4 3 (5.00%) TCP/IP
5 2 (3.33%) 3GPP
5 2 (3.33%) 802.15
5 2 (3.33%) Bluetooth
5 2 (3.33%) ZigBee
6 1 (1.67%) Ethernet
6 1 (1.67%) Firewall
6 1 (1.67%) Junos
6 1 (1.67%) LTE
6 1 (1.67%) NFC
6 1 (1.67%) RFID
Development Applications
1 13 (21.67%) Rational DOORS
1 13 (21.67%) Visual Studio
2 12 (20.00%) Rational Rhapsody
3 7 (11.67%) Git (software)
3 7 (11.67%) Mercurial
3 7 (11.67%) Subversion
4 4 (6.67%) ClearCase
5 1 (1.67%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.67%) LabVIEW
5 1 (1.67%) NetBeans
5 1 (1.67%) Rational Team Concert
General
1 22 (36.67%) Automotive
2 11 (18.33%) Avionics
3 6 (10.00%) Electronics
4 2 (3.33%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 42 (70.00%) Software Engineer
2 23 (38.33%) Embedded Engineer
3 22 (36.67%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 13 (21.67%) C++ Software Engineer
5 11 (18.33%) Developer
6 8 (13.33%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
6 8 (13.33%) Senior Software Engineer
7 7 (11.67%) C Software Engineer
7 7 (11.67%) Embedded C Engineer
7 7 (11.67%) Embedded C Software Engineer
7 7 (11.67%) Embedded C++ Engineer
7 7 (11.67%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
7 7 (11.67%) Embedded Developer
8 6 (10.00%) C Developer
9 5 (8.33%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
9 5 (8.33%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
9 5 (8.33%) PC Engineer
9 5 (8.33%) Senior C Software Engineer
9 5 (8.33%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
9 5 (8.33%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (13.33%) XML
2 5 (8.33%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 5 (8.33%) STL
3 2 (3.33%) 802.1X
4 1 (1.67%) .NET
4 1 (1.67%) .NET Core
4 1 (1.67%) CSS
4 1 (1.67%) HTML
4 1 (1.67%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 17 (28.33%) Embedded Systems
2 4 (6.67%) Algorithms
3 2 (3.33%) CAN bus
3 2 (3.33%) Smart Energy
3 2 (3.33%) Smart Meter
4 1 (1.67%) Device Driver
4 1 (1.67%) TMS320
Operating Systems
1 15 (25.00%) Windows
2 5 (8.33%) Linux
3 2 (3.33%) FreeRTOS
3 2 (3.33%) SafeRTOS
3 2 (3.33%) VxWorks
4 1 (1.67%) Android
4 1 (1.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (71.67%) Software Engineering
2 11 (18.33%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (11.67%) FMEA
3 7 (11.67%) Software Architecture
4 6 (10.00%) Test Planning
5 5 (8.33%) Scrum
6 3 (5.00%) Configuration Management
6 3 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (5.00%) UML
7 2 (3.33%) Multithreading
7 2 (3.33%) Project Management
7 2 (3.33%) SDLC
7 2 (3.33%) Secure Coding
7 2 (3.33%) Software Testing
8 1 (1.67%) Device Driver Development
8 1 (1.67%) Kalman Filter
8 1 (1.67%) Problem-Solving
8 1 (1.67%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (1.67%) Static Code Analysis
8 1 (1.67%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 55 (91.67%) C
2 36 (60.00%) Embedded C
3 28 (46.67%) C++
4 17 (28.33%) C#
4 17 (28.33%) Python
5 12 (20.00%) MATLAB
6 9 (15.00%) Embedded C++
7 8 (13.33%) Assembly Language
8 1 (1.67%) Java
8 1 (1.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (5.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (3.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (50.00%) MISRA C
2 3 (5.00%) DO-178B
3 2 (3.33%) IEC 61508
3 2 (3.33%) ISO 26262
4 1 (1.67%) Def Stans
4 1 (1.67%) IEC 62304
System Software
1 5 (8.33%) Firmware
Vendors
1 11 (18.33%) Green Hills
2 2 (3.33%) BT
2 2 (3.33%) IBM
2 2 (3.33%) QNX
3 1 (1.67%) Apple
3 1 (1.67%) Juniper
3 1 (1.67%) Serena