Period
to 26 September 2020

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 26 September 2020 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
26 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 500 771 849
Rank change year-on-year +271 +78 -25
Contract jobs citing MISRA 3 64 60
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.010% 0.073% 0.058%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.098% 0.71% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 15 27
Median daily rate - £388 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.89% -1.84%
UK excluding London median daily rate - £388 £373
% change year-on-year - +3.89% -1.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 26 28
Median hourly rate £50.00 £48.25 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.63% +16.27% -2.35%
10th Percentile £46.50 £41.25 £37.28
90th Percentile £56.50 £53.75 £49.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £48.25 £41.50
% change year-on-year +3.63% +16.27% -2.35%

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 3,068 9,067 11,380
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.42% 10.31% 11.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,793 5,559 7,247
Median daily rate £463 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% - +2.86%
10th Percentile £258 £225 £250
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £420 £410
% change year-on-year +1.19% +2.44% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 161 409 402
Median hourly rate £26.50 £21.42 £21.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.75% -0.99% -1.23%
10th Percentile £10.95 £10.97 £11.25
90th Percentile £55.00 £55.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate £23.43 £23.59 £21.00
% change year-on-year -0.68% +12.35% +4.99%

MISRA
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for MISRA in the UK

MISRA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing MISRA.

Daily rate trend for MISRA in the UK

MISRA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing MISRA.

Hourly rate trend for MISRA in the UK

MISRA
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 MISRA within the UK over the 6 months to 26 September 2020. 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
England +258 3 - - 7
UK excluding London +226 3 - - 8
South East +164 2 - -
East of England +86 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 26 September 2020, 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 3 (100.00%) C
1 3 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (66.67%) DO-178B
2 2 (66.67%) Embedded C
3 1 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (33.33%) IEC 62304
3 1 (33.33%) FreeRTOS
3 1 (33.33%) Rational Team Concert
3 1 (33.33%) Project Delivery
3 1 (33.33%) MATLAB
3 1 (33.33%) Simulink
3 1 (33.33%) Aerospace
3 1 (33.33%) Law
3 1 (33.33%) C++
3 1 (33.33%) UML
3 1 (33.33%) Ada
3 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (33.33%) IBM
3 1 (33.33%) Embedded Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) RS-232
3 1 (33.33%) RS-485
3 1 (33.33%) Def Stans
3 1 (33.33%) SysML

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 1 (33.33%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) RS-232
1 1 (33.33%) RS-485
1 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Rational Team Concert
General
1 1 (33.33%) Aerospace
1 1 (33.33%) Law
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Software Engineer
2 2 (66.67%) Embedded Engineer
2 2 (66.67%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 1 (33.33%) Ada Engineer
3 1 (33.33%) Ada Software Engineer
3 1 (33.33%) C Software Engineer
3 1 (33.33%) Embedded C Engineer
3 1 (33.33%) Embedded C Software Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) FreeRTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
2 1 (33.33%) Embedded Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Project Delivery
2 1 (33.33%) SysML
2 1 (33.33%) UML
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C
2 2 (66.67%) Embedded C
3 1 (33.33%) Ada
3 1 (33.33%) C++
3 1 (33.33%) MATLAB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) DO-178B
2 1 (33.33%) Def Stans
2 1 (33.33%) IEC 62304
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) IBM