Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 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
17 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 768 845 804
Rank change year-on-year +77 -41 +56
Contract jobs citing MISRA 66 48 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.071% 0.046% 0.056%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.69% 0.40% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 22 26
UK median daily rate £388 £374 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% -1.71% +22.58%
10th Percentile £326 £315 £325
90th Percentile £401 £425 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £373 £380
% change year-on-year +3.89% -1.84% +22.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 17 14
UK median hourly rate £43.25 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.76% - +2.41%
10th Percentile £41.25 £36.05 £36.63
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.50 £46.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +2.98% -1.18% +1.19%

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 9,626 12,049 11,192
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.37% 11.63% 11.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,954 7,695 7,261
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.27% +7.98%
10th Percentile £240 £250 £250
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 411 391 373
UK median hourly rate £22.75 £22.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.11% +12.50% -11.11%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.61 £11.00
90th Percentile £53.00 £52.75 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.12 £22.50 £19.25
% change year-on-year +11.64% +16.88% -14.44%

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 Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MISRA over the 6 months to 17 July 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 July 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 17 July 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 +40 66 £388 +3.89% 51
England +72 65 £388 +3.89% 51
South East +45 34 £375 +0.54% 14
South West -13 17 £388 - 9
West Midlands +27 8 £400 - 10
Midlands +20 8 £400 +14.29% 14
East of England +9 5 - - 5
North of England +25 1 - - 6
North West +21 1 - - 3
Wales +3 1 - -

For the 6 months to 17 July 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 52 (78.79%) C
2 36 (54.55%) Software Engineering
3 34 (51.52%) Embedded C
4 29 (43.94%) Configuration Management
4 29 (43.94%) MISRA C
5 28 (42.42%) C++
6 27 (40.91%) Firmware
7 23 (34.85%) Wireless
7 23 (34.85%) Bluetooth
7 23 (34.85%) 3GPP
7 23 (34.85%) Secure Coding
7 23 (34.85%) ZigBee
8 22 (33.33%) UML
9 21 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
10 20 (30.30%) Rational Rhapsody
11 19 (28.79%) Degree
11 19 (28.79%) Aerospace
12 16 (24.24%) Rational DOORS
13 15 (22.73%) Rational Team Concert
14 13 (19.70%) Security Cleared
14 13 (19.70%) Linux
15 12 (18.18%) SC Cleared
15 12 (18.18%) Smart Meter
15 12 (18.18%) Problem-Solving
15 12 (18.18%) Smart Energy
16 11 (16.67%) Sequence Diagram
16 11 (16.67%) TMS320
16 11 (16.67%) Publishing
16 11 (16.67%) IBM
17 10 (15.15%) Mathematics

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 (6.06%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.52%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 23 (34.85%) 3GPP
1 23 (34.85%) Bluetooth
1 23 (34.85%) Wireless
1 23 (34.85%) ZigBee
2 9 (13.64%) GPRS
3 4 (6.06%) Ethernet
4 2 (3.03%) RS-485
4 2 (3.03%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.52%) Modbus
5 1 (1.52%) Profibus
5 1 (1.52%) RS-232
Development Applications
1 20 (30.30%) Rational Rhapsody
2 16 (24.24%) Rational DOORS
3 15 (22.73%) Rational Team Concert
4 8 (12.12%) Subversion
5 5 (7.58%) Visual Studio
6 4 (6.06%) Eclipse
6 4 (6.06%) gcov
7 2 (3.03%) Git (software)
8 1 (1.52%) GCC
8 1 (1.52%) LabVIEW
General
1 19 (28.79%) Aerospace
2 11 (16.67%) Publishing
3 5 (7.58%) Automotive
4 4 (6.06%) Law
5 2 (3.03%) Electronics
5 2 (3.03%) Military
6 1 (1.52%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 29 (43.94%) Software Engineer
2 20 (30.30%) Firmware Engineer
3 19 (28.79%) Embedded Engineer
4 16 (24.24%) Developer
5 13 (19.70%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 9 (13.64%) C++ Developer
6 9 (13.64%) Embedded Developer
7 7 (10.61%) Embedded C Engineer
7 7 (10.61%) Software Developer
8 6 (9.09%) C Developer
8 6 (9.09%) Embedded C Developer
8 6 (9.09%) Embedded C++ Developer
9 5 (7.58%) C/C++ Developer
9 5 (7.58%) C/C++ Firmware Engineer
9 5 (7.58%) C++ Software Engineer
9 5 (7.58%) Embedded C/C++ Developer
9 5 (7.58%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
9 5 (7.58%) Embedded C++ Engineer
9 5 (7.58%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
9 5 (7.58%) Firmware Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.12%) Apache Flex
1 8 (12.12%) Qt
2 5 (7.58%) OpenGL
3 1 (1.52%) .NET
3 1 (1.52%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 12 (18.18%) Smart Energy
1 12 (18.18%) Smart Meter
2 11 (16.67%) TMS320
3 8 (12.12%) Embedded Systems
4 5 (7.58%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.03%) Analogue Electronics
6 1 (1.52%) CAN bus
6 1 (1.52%) CESG
6 1 (1.52%) CPLD
6 1 (1.52%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.52%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (1.52%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.52%) Verilog
6 1 (1.52%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 13 (19.70%) Linux
2 1 (1.52%) Debian
2 1 (1.52%) Embedded Linux
2 1 (1.52%) Fedora
2 1 (1.52%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (54.55%) Software Engineering
2 29 (43.94%) Configuration Management
3 23 (34.85%) Secure Coding
4 22 (33.33%) UML
5 21 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (18.18%) Problem-Solving
7 11 (16.67%) Sequence Diagram
8 10 (15.15%) Mathematics
9 9 (13.64%) SDLC
10 8 (12.12%) Validation
11 7 (10.61%) Continuous Integration
12 5 (7.58%) Architectural Design
12 5 (7.58%) Multithreading
12 5 (7.58%) Static Code Analysis
12 5 (7.58%) Systems Engineering
13 4 (6.06%) Computer Science
13 4 (6.06%) Software Architecture
14 3 (4.55%) Line Management
14 3 (4.55%) Regression Testing
14 3 (4.55%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 52 (78.79%) C
2 34 (51.52%) Embedded C
3 28 (42.42%) C++
4 5 (7.58%) Python
5 4 (6.06%) Embedded C++
6 2 (3.03%) Assembly Language
6 2 (3.03%) Java
7 1 (1.52%) MATLAB
7 1 (1.52%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.52%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 19 (28.79%) Degree
2 13 (19.70%) Security Cleared
3 12 (18.18%) SC Cleared
4 4 (6.06%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (6.06%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (1.52%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.52%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (43.94%) MISRA C
2 2 (3.03%) IEC 61508
3 1 (1.52%) DO-178B
System Software
1 27 (40.91%) Firmware
Vendors
1 11 (16.67%) IBM
2 5 (7.58%) Green Hills
2 5 (7.58%) Microsoft