Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 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
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 842 794 834
Rank change year-on-year -48 +40 +3
Contract jobs citing MISRA 40 42 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.040% 0.046% 0.047%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.32% 0.40% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 19 5
UK median daily rate £395 £380 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.95% +22.58% -13.89%
10th Percentile £325 £300 £305
90th Percentile £420 £638 £329
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £380 £310
% change year-on-year +3.29% +22.58% -11.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 11 39
UK median hourly rate £40.50 £42.50 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.71% +1.19% +20.00%
10th Percentile £36.25 £36.25 £30.50
90th Percentile £43.75 £53.75 £76.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.25 £45.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year -10.56% +7.14% +20.00%

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 12,514 10,581 12,181
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.42% 11.62% 11.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,057 6,873 7,815
UK median daily rate £450 £433 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.05% +8.13% -
10th Percentile £259 £238 £228
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year +1.27% +5.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 363 362 413
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £22.70 £24.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.88% -5.87% +20.02%
10th Percentile £11.67 £11.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.45 £53.63 £54.79
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.67 £23.00 £26.75
% change year-on-year -1.42% -14.02% +32.52%

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 14 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 27 May 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 -14 38 £393 +3.29% 52
England -35 33 £369 +6.88% 50
North of England -3 10 - - 3
Midlands -11 8 £369 +8.46% 9
Yorkshire - 7 - - 3
Wales -8 6 £400 -27.27% 1
West Midlands -15 6 £388 - 9
South East -18 6 £350 -5.41% 12
South West +6 5 - - 18
North West -11 3 - -
East of England +2 2 - - 8
East Midlands -2 2 £350 +2.94%
Scotland -37 1 - - 1
London -65 1 - -

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 27 (67.50%) Software Engineering
2 26 (65.00%) C
3 21 (52.50%) Embedded C
4 18 (45.00%) C++
4 18 (45.00%) Automotive
5 17 (42.50%) MISRA C
6 10 (25.00%) Multithreading
7 9 (22.50%) Configuration Management
7 9 (22.50%) Simulink
8 8 (20.00%) Visual Studio
9 7 (17.50%) Microsoft
9 7 (17.50%) MATLAB
9 7 (17.50%) Green Hills
9 7 (17.50%) Multithreaded Programming
10 6 (15.00%) Problem-Solving
10 6 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (15.00%) Static Code Analysis
10 6 (15.00%) Change Control
10 6 (15.00%) Subversion
10 6 (15.00%) Electronics
10 6 (15.00%) Firmware
10 6 (15.00%) UML
11 5 (12.50%) Bluetooth
11 5 (12.50%) Aerospace
11 5 (12.50%) CANoe
11 5 (12.50%) SDLC
11 5 (12.50%) Security Cleared
11 5 (12.50%) Customer Requirements
12 4 (10.00%) ISO 26262
12 4 (10.00%) Agile Software Development

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 (22.50%) Simulink
2 2 (5.00%) Stateflow
2 2 (5.00%) TargetLink
3 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.50%) Bluetooth
2 3 (7.50%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (2.50%) Firewall
3 1 (2.50%) Junos
3 1 (2.50%) Tactical Data Link
3 1 (2.50%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.50%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 8 (20.00%) Visual Studio
2 6 (15.00%) Subversion
3 5 (12.50%) CANoe
4 3 (7.50%) Rational DOORS
4 3 (7.50%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (2.50%) Eclipse
5 1 (2.50%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.50%) JIRA
5 1 (2.50%) LabVIEW
5 1 (2.50%) NetBeans
5 1 (2.50%) Rational Team Concert
General
1 18 (45.00%) Automotive
2 6 (15.00%) Electronics
3 5 (12.50%) Aerospace
4 2 (5.00%) Military
5 1 (2.50%) Law
Job Titles
1 25 (62.50%) Software Engineer
2 19 (47.50%) Embedded Engineer
3 14 (35.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 7 (17.50%) Senior Software Engineer
5 6 (15.00%) Firmware Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Embedded C Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) C Software Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Development Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
8 1 (2.50%) C Developer
8 1 (2.50%) C# Software Engineer
8 1 (2.50%) C/C++ Software Engineer
8 1 (2.50%) C++ Software Engineer
8 1 (2.50%) Embedded C Developer
8 1 (2.50%) Embedded Developer
8 1 (2.50%) Java Engineer
8 1 (2.50%) Java Software Engineer
8 1 (2.50%) Real Time Engineer
8 1 (2.50%) Real Time Software Engineer
8 1 (2.50%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.50%) .NET
1 1 (2.50%) .NET Core
1 1 (2.50%) CSS
1 1 (2.50%) Flash
1 1 (2.50%) HTML
1 1 (2.50%) OpenGL
1 1 (2.50%) WPF
1 1 (2.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.50%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (5.00%) CAN bus
3 2 (5.00%) Device Driver
3 2 (5.00%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.00%) Linux
1 2 (5.00%) Windows
2 1 (2.50%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (67.50%) Software Engineering
2 10 (25.00%) Multithreading
3 9 (22.50%) Configuration Management
4 7 (17.50%) Multithreaded Programming
5 6 (15.00%) Change Control
5 6 (15.00%) Problem-Solving
5 6 (15.00%) Static Code Analysis
5 6 (15.00%) UML
6 5 (12.50%) Customer Requirements
6 5 (12.50%) SDLC
7 4 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (7.50%) Coaching
8 3 (7.50%) Embedded Software Development
8 3 (7.50%) Physics
8 3 (7.50%) Secure Coding
9 2 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (5.00%) Project Management
9 2 (5.00%) Software Architecture
10 1 (2.50%) Code Coverage
10 1 (2.50%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 26 (65.00%) C
2 21 (52.50%) Embedded C
3 18 (45.00%) C++
4 7 (17.50%) MATLAB
5 4 (10.00%) Embedded C++
6 3 (7.50%) C#
7 2 (5.00%) Python
8 1 (2.50%) Bash Shell
8 1 (2.50%) Java
8 1 (2.50%) JavaScript
8 1 (2.50%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 3 (7.50%) Degree
3 2 (5.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (42.50%) MISRA C
2 4 (10.00%) ISO 26262
3 3 (7.50%) IEC 62304
4 2 (5.00%) Def Stans
5 1 (2.50%) DO-178B
5 1 (2.50%) QA
System Software
1 6 (15.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 7 (17.50%) Green Hills
1 7 (17.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.00%) MathWorks
3 1 (2.50%) EMC
3 1 (2.50%) IBM
3 1 (2.50%) Juniper