Period
to 10 December 2017

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 10 December 2017 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
10 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 823 822 858
Rank change year-on-year -1 +36 -7
Contract jobs citing MISRA 63 55 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.061% 0.054% 0.026%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.48% 0.47% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 21 3
UK median daily rate £380 £360 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £340 £303 £308
90th Percentile £435 £638 £516
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £378 £400
% change year-on-year +0.66% -5.63% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 26 16
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +13.33% -
10th Percentile £32.50 £34.00 £31.44
90th Percentile £77.50 £48.75 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +13.33% -

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 13107 11764 13582
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.79% 11.46% 11.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 8596 7648 8580
UK median daily rate £440 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £256 £225 £231
90th Percentile £638 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £388
% change year-on-year +1.27% +1.94% +7.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 367 422 479
UK median hourly rate £20.60 £22.67 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.12% +0.74% +12.50%
10th Percentile £11.15 £10.50 £11.20
90th Percentile £49.85 £46.68 £51.49
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.01 £25.00 £22.19
% change year-on-year -15.96% +12.68% +10.94%

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 10 December 2017.

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 10 December 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for MISRA in the UK

MISRA
Top 15 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 10 December 2017. 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 +37 57 £380 +0.66% 14
England 0 47 £375 +9.09% 14
South East +17 18 £375 - 1
East of England -6 12 £375 -
Midlands +7 9 £550 +57.14% 10
Wales +15 8 £401 -27.05%
West Midlands +13 6 - - 10
North of England +48 4 - - 3
Northern Ireland - 4 £350 -
Yorkshire +16 3 - - 3
London -37 3 - -
North West +7 1 - -
South West +5 1 £400 -
Scotland -3 1 - -
East Midlands -6 1 £550 -45.00%

For the 6 months to 10 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MISRA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for MISRA.

1 47 (74.60%) C
2 45 (71.43%) Software Engineering
3 31 (49.21%) Automotive
4 28 (44.44%) Embedded C
5 24 (38.10%) C++
5 24 (38.10%) MISRA C
6 18 (28.57%) Simulink
7 17 (26.98%) MATLAB
8 15 (23.81%) UML
9 13 (20.63%) Aerospace
10 12 (19.05%) ISO 26262
10 12 (19.05%) Multithreading
11 11 (17.46%) Static Code Analysis
11 11 (17.46%) Linux
12 10 (15.87%) Microsoft
12 10 (15.87%) Subversion
12 10 (15.87%) Analytical Skills
12 10 (15.87%) Multithreaded Programming
13 9 (14.29%) Green Hills
13 9 (14.29%) Software Architecture
13 9 (14.29%) Change Control
13 9 (14.29%) Python
13 9 (14.29%) Visual Studio
13 9 (14.29%) Configuration Management
14 8 (12.70%) Def Stans
15 7 (11.11%) CANoe
15 7 (11.11%) FlexRay
15 7 (11.11%) Rational Rhapsody
15 7 (11.11%) VectorCAST
15 7 (11.11%) Electronics

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 18 (28.57%) Simulink
2 4 (6.35%) Stateflow
3 1 (1.59%) TargetLink
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.11%) Ethernet
1 7 (11.11%) FlexRay
2 1 (1.59%) Network Security
2 1 (1.59%) RS-232
2 1 (1.59%) RS-485
2 1 (1.59%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 10 (15.87%) Subversion
2 9 (14.29%) Visual Studio
3 7 (11.11%) CANoe
3 7 (11.11%) Rational Rhapsody
3 7 (11.11%) VectorCAST
4 4 (6.35%) LabVIEW
5 2 (3.17%) git-flow
6 1 (1.59%) Git (software)
General
1 31 (49.21%) Automotive
2 13 (20.63%) Aerospace
3 7 (11.11%) Electronics
4 2 (3.17%) German Language
4 2 (3.17%) Law
5 1 (1.59%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.59%) Military
Job Titles
1 42 (66.67%) Software Engineer
2 33 (52.38%) Embedded Engineer
3 29 (46.03%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 10 (15.87%) Senior Software Engineer
5 8 (12.70%) Embedded C Engineer
6 7 (11.11%) Developer
6 7 (11.11%) Embedded Developer
7 6 (9.52%) C Software Engineer
7 6 (9.52%) Embedded C Software Engineer
8 4 (6.35%) C Developer
8 4 (6.35%) Embedded C Developer
9 3 (4.76%) C++ Software Engineer
9 3 (4.76%) Development Engineer
9 3 (4.76%) Hardware Engineer
9 3 (4.76%) Software Development Engineer
10 2 (3.17%) Embedded Software Developer
10 2 (3.17%) Software Developer
11 1 (1.59%) C++ Developer
11 1 (1.59%) Senior Systems Engineer
11 1 (1.59%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.76%) QML
1 3 (4.76%) Qt
1 3 (4.76%) Qt Quick
2 2 (3.17%) .NET
2 2 (3.17%) gRPC
3 1 (1.59%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.87%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.94%) Embedded Systems
3 4 (6.35%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.59%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.59%) CAN bus
4 1 (1.59%) Device Driver
4 1 (1.59%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 11 (17.46%) Linux
2 4 (6.35%) Embedded Linux
3 3 (4.76%) Nucleus RTOS
3 3 (4.76%) VxWorks
4 2 (3.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (71.43%) Software Engineering
2 15 (23.81%) UML
3 12 (19.05%) Multithreading
4 11 (17.46%) Static Code Analysis
5 10 (15.87%) Multithreaded Programming
6 9 (14.29%) Change Control
6 9 (14.29%) Configuration Management
6 9 (14.29%) Software Architecture
7 7 (11.11%) OO
7 7 (11.11%) OOD
8 6 (9.52%) SDLC
9 5 (7.94%) Fault Management
9 5 (7.94%) SysML
10 4 (6.35%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (6.35%) Coaching
11 3 (4.76%) Embedded Software Development
12 2 (3.17%) Physics
12 2 (3.17%) Test Automation
13 1 (1.59%) Software Testing
13 1 (1.59%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 47 (74.60%) C
2 28 (44.44%) Embedded C
3 24 (38.10%) C++
4 17 (26.98%) MATLAB
5 9 (14.29%) Python
6 4 (6.35%) C#
7 3 (4.76%) Embedded C++
8 2 (3.17%) Assembly Language
8 2 (3.17%) Bash Shell
8 2 (3.17%) Perl
8 2 (3.17%) R
9 1 (1.59%) Groovy
9 1 (1.59%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (9.52%) Degree
2 1 (1.59%) DV Cleared
2 1 (1.59%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (38.10%) MISRA C
2 12 (19.05%) ISO 26262
3 8 (12.70%) Def Stans
4 4 (6.35%) IEC 62304
5 1 (1.59%) DO-178B
5 1 (1.59%) IEC 61508
5 1 (1.59%) JTAG
5 1 (1.59%) QA
System Software
1 4 (6.35%) Firmware
Vendors
1 10 (15.87%) Microsoft
2 9 (14.29%) Green Hills
3 1 (1.59%) MathWorks