Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 847 797 852
Rank change year-on-year -50 +55 +34
Contract jobs citing MISRA 50 61 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.049% 0.064% 0.043%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.41% 0.54% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 31 9
UK median daily rate £373 £380 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.84% +22.58% -13.89%
10th Percentile £315 £330 £303
90th Percentile £423 £435 £436
UK excluding London median daily rate £373 £380 £348
% change year-on-year -1.84% +9.35% -30.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 18 33
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.35% - +13.33%
10th Percentile £36.40 £34.53 £30.50
90th Percentile £46.75 £47.88 £76.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £42.50 £42.75
% change year-on-year -2.35% -0.58% +14.00%

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 12,095 11,335 12,198
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.74% 11.84% 11.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,681 7,352 7,873
UK median daily rate £450 £445 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.12% +7.88% +3.13%
10th Percentile £254 £250 £225
90th Percentile £638 £638 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £395 £375
% change year-on-year +2.53% +5.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 385 363 424
UK median hourly rate £22.30 £22.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.36% -2.22% +4.41%
10th Percentile £11.16 £11.02 £10.83
90th Percentile £51.90 £50.00 £48.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.09 £21.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year -6.58% -6.52% +6.85%

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 17 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for MISRA in the UK

MISRA
Top 13 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 17 August 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 -29 48 £373 -1.84% 52
England -42 43 £373 -1.84% 49
South East -1 25 £367 -3.55% 25
South West -8 8 - - 5
Wales -17 5 £403 -0.80%
North of England -13 4 - - 4
East of England -21 3 £445 +14.84% 3
Yorkshire - 3 - - 4
Midlands -9 2 £350 +2.94% 12
Northern Ireland +27 1 - -
East Midlands -7 1 £350 +2.94%
North West -10 1 - -
West Midlands -19 1 - - 12

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 40 (80.00%) C
2 38 (76.00%) Software Engineering
3 30 (60.00%) MISRA C
4 27 (54.00%) C++
5 26 (52.00%) Embedded C
6 16 (32.00%) Visual Studio
7 15 (30.00%) Automotive
8 13 (26.00%) C#
8 13 (26.00%) Windows
9 12 (24.00%) Python
9 12 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (24.00%) Subversion
10 11 (22.00%) Configuration Management
10 11 (22.00%) Green Hills
11 10 (20.00%) Embedded Systems
12 9 (18.00%) Rational DOORS
12 9 (18.00%) MATLAB
12 9 (18.00%) Simulink
12 9 (18.00%) Firmware
13 8 (16.00%) Embedded C++
13 8 (16.00%) Assembly Language
13 8 (16.00%) UML
13 8 (16.00%) Rational Rhapsody
13 8 (16.00%) Software Architecture
13 8 (16.00%) Git (software)
14 7 (14.00%) Mercurial
14 7 (14.00%) RS-232
14 7 (14.00%) FMEA
15 6 (12.00%) Tactical Data Link
15 6 (12.00%) Static Code Analysis

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 9 (18.00%) Simulink
2 1 (2.00%) Windchill
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.00%) RS-232
2 6 (12.00%) Tactical Data Link
3 4 (8.00%) Bluetooth
3 4 (8.00%) Wireless
4 2 (4.00%) 3GPP
4 2 (4.00%) 802.15
4 2 (4.00%) Firewall
4 2 (4.00%) Junos
4 2 (4.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (4.00%) ZigBee
5 1 (2.00%) Ethernet
5 1 (2.00%) LTE
5 1 (2.00%) NFC
5 1 (2.00%) RFID
5 1 (2.00%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 16 (32.00%) Visual Studio
2 12 (24.00%) Subversion
3 9 (18.00%) Rational DOORS
4 8 (16.00%) Git (software)
4 8 (16.00%) Rational Rhapsody
5 7 (14.00%) Mercurial
6 2 (4.00%) Eclipse
6 2 (4.00%) LabVIEW
6 2 (4.00%) NetBeans
6 2 (4.00%) Rational Team Concert
7 1 (2.00%) JIRA
General
1 15 (30.00%) Automotive
2 6 (12.00%) Avionics
2 6 (12.00%) Electronics
3 5 (10.00%) Aerospace
4 1 (2.00%) Law
4 1 (2.00%) Military
Job Titles
1 36 (72.00%) Software Engineer
2 19 (38.00%) Embedded Engineer
3 16 (32.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 12 (24.00%) C++ Software Engineer
4 12 (24.00%) Senior Software Engineer
5 7 (14.00%) C Software Engineer
5 7 (14.00%) Embedded C++ Engineer
5 7 (14.00%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
5 7 (14.00%) Firmware Engineer
5 7 (14.00%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
6 6 (12.00%) C/C++ Software Engineer
6 6 (12.00%) Embedded C Engineer
7 5 (10.00%) Applications Engineer
7 5 (10.00%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
7 5 (10.00%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
7 5 (10.00%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
7 5 (10.00%) PC Engineer
7 5 (10.00%) Senior C Software Engineer
7 5 (10.00%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
7 5 (10.00%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 3 (6.00%) STL
1 3 (6.00%) XML
2 2 (4.00%) 802.1X
3 1 (2.00%) .NET
3 1 (2.00%) .NET Core
3 1 (2.00%) CSS
3 1 (2.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.00%) Embedded Systems
2 5 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (8.00%) Smart Meter
4 2 (4.00%) CAN bus
4 2 (4.00%) Smart Energy
5 1 (2.00%) Device Driver
5 1 (2.00%) TMS320
Operating Systems
1 13 (26.00%) Windows
2 6 (12.00%) Linux
3 2 (4.00%) FreeRTOS
3 2 (4.00%) SafeRTOS
3 2 (4.00%) VxWorks
4 1 (2.00%) Android
4 1 (2.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (76.00%) Software Engineering
2 12 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (22.00%) Configuration Management
4 8 (16.00%) Software Architecture
4 8 (16.00%) UML
5 7 (14.00%) FMEA
6 6 (12.00%) Multithreading
6 6 (12.00%) Static Code Analysis
6 6 (12.00%) Test Planning
7 5 (10.00%) Change Control
7 5 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (10.00%) Multithreaded Programming
7 5 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (10.00%) Secure Coding
8 4 (8.00%) Project Management
9 3 (6.00%) Scrum
10 2 (4.00%) Integration Testing
10 2 (4.00%) Physics
10 2 (4.00%) SDLC
10 2 (4.00%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 40 (80.00%) C
2 27 (54.00%) C++
3 26 (52.00%) Embedded C
4 13 (26.00%) C#
5 12 (24.00%) Python
6 9 (18.00%) MATLAB
7 8 (16.00%) Assembly Language
7 8 (16.00%) Embedded C++
8 2 (4.00%) Java
9 1 (2.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (10.00%) Degree
2 4 (8.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (60.00%) MISRA C
2 4 (8.00%) DO-178B
3 3 (6.00%) Def Stans
4 1 (2.00%) IEC 61508
4 1 (2.00%) IEC 62304
4 1 (2.00%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 9 (18.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 11 (22.00%) Green Hills
2 5 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.00%) IBM
3 2 (4.00%) Juniper
3 2 (4.00%) QNX
4 1 (2.00%) Apple
4 1 (2.00%) EMC
4 1 (2.00%) Serena