Period
to 19 November 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 19 November 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
19 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 764 838 824
Rank change year-on-year +74 -14 +38
Contract jobs citing MISRA 45 60 66
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.054% 0.058% 0.065%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.51% 0.54% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 28 29
UK median daily rate £400 £358 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.89% -5.92% +4.11%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £355 £380
% change year-on-year +12.68% -6.58% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 23 22
UK median hourly rate £47.50 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.76% - -
10th Percentile £41.25 £38.65 £33.15
90th Percentile £54.25 £52.00 £77.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% +5.88%

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 8,819 11,170 12,890
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.52% 10.82% 12.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,503 7,084 8,411
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £228 £250 £256
90th Percentile £638 £625 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +3.70% +1.25% +1.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 400 379 369
UK median hourly rate £21.42 £22.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.66% +10.00% -13.67%
10th Percentile £11.24 £11.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £55.00 £49.00 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.08 £21.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year +8.59% +6.25% -20.00%

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
Top 11 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 19 November 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 +41 45 £400 +12.68% 26
England +96 44 £400 +11.11% 26
South East +30 21 £394 +10.14% 5
South West +6 15 - - 6
East of England +30 3 - - 2
West Midlands - 3 £400 - 9
Midlands - 3 £400 - 9
North of England +32 2 - - 4
Wales +27 1 - -
North East - 1 - -
North West - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 35 (77.78%) C
2 32 (71.11%) Software Engineering
3 24 (53.33%) Embedded C
4 16 (35.56%) C++
5 13 (28.89%) Firmware
6 12 (26.67%) Secure Coding
6 12 (26.67%) Wireless
6 12 (26.67%) Bluetooth
6 12 (26.67%) 3GPP
6 12 (26.67%) ZigBee
7 10 (22.22%) MISRA C
8 9 (20.00%) Rational DOORS
8 9 (20.00%) Linux
9 8 (17.78%) UML
9 8 (17.78%) GPRS
10 7 (15.56%) Greenfield Project
11 6 (13.33%) Software Architecture
11 6 (13.33%) Configuration Management
12 5 (11.11%) Aerospace
12 5 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
12 5 (11.11%) Degree
12 5 (11.11%) IEC 61508
12 5 (11.11%) Rational Rhapsody
12 5 (11.11%) Integration Testing
12 5 (11.11%) SC Cleared
12 5 (11.11%) Security Cleared
12 5 (11.11%) Embedded Software Development
12 5 (11.11%) SDLC
12 5 (11.11%) ISO 26262
12 5 (11.11%) Problem-Solving

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 3 (6.67%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 12 (26.67%) 3GPP
1 12 (26.67%) Bluetooth
1 12 (26.67%) Wireless
1 12 (26.67%) ZigBee
2 8 (17.78%) GPRS
3 2 (4.44%) Ethernet
4 1 (2.22%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 9 (20.00%) Rational DOORS
2 5 (11.11%) Rational Rhapsody
3 4 (8.89%) Eclipse
3 4 (8.89%) gcov
3 4 (8.89%) Rational Team Concert
4 2 (4.44%) Git (software)
4 2 (4.44%) Subversion
5 1 (2.22%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (11.11%) Aerospace
2 4 (8.89%) Law
3 3 (6.67%) Automotive
3 3 (6.67%) Military
4 2 (4.44%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 31 (68.89%) Software Engineer
2 22 (48.89%) Embedded Engineer
3 19 (42.22%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 13 (28.89%) Firmware Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Developer
5 3 (6.67%) Embedded Developer
5 3 (6.67%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) C Developer
6 2 (4.44%) C Software Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) C++ Developer
6 2 (4.44%) Embedded C Developer
6 2 (4.44%) Embedded C Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Embedded C/C++ Developer
6 2 (4.44%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Embedded C++ Developer
6 2 (4.44%) Embedded C++ Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Software Development Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Software Test Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Test Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Wireless Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.22%) Flash
1 1 (2.22%) OpenGL
1 1 (2.22%) Qt
1 1 (2.22%) XML
1 1 (2.22%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.56%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (8.89%) Smart Energy
2 4 (8.89%) Smart Meter
3 2 (4.44%) CAN bus
4 1 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.22%) CESG
4 1 (2.22%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.22%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 9 (20.00%) Linux
2 3 (6.67%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (2.22%) Debian
3 1 (2.22%) Fedora
3 1 (2.22%) FreeRTOS
3 1 (2.22%) Ubuntu
3 1 (2.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (71.11%) Software Engineering
2 12 (26.67%) Secure Coding
3 8 (17.78%) UML
4 6 (13.33%) Configuration Management
4 6 (13.33%) Software Architecture
5 5 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (11.11%) Embedded Software Development
5 5 (11.11%) Integration Testing
5 5 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
5 5 (11.11%) SDLC
6 3 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (6.67%) Requirements Analysis
6 3 (6.67%) Unit Testing
7 2 (4.44%) Regression Testing
8 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
8 1 (2.22%) Mathematics
8 1 (2.22%) Physics
8 1 (2.22%) Software Testing
8 1 (2.22%) SysML
8 1 (2.22%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 35 (77.78%) C
2 24 (53.33%) Embedded C
3 16 (35.56%) C++
4 3 (6.67%) Embedded C++
4 3 (6.67%) Python
5 2 (4.44%) Java
6 1 (2.22%) C#
6 1 (2.22%) MATLAB
6 1 (2.22%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (11.11%) Degree
1 5 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 5 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (22.22%) MISRA C
2 5 (11.11%) IEC 61508
2 5 (11.11%) ISO 26262
3 4 (8.89%) DO-178B
System Software
1 13 (28.89%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (2.22%) Green Hills
1 1 (2.22%) Microsoft