Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 714 843 833
Rank change year-on-year +129 -10 -14
Contract jobs citing MISRA 18 43 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.026% 0.043% 0.054%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.26% 0.40% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 16 15
UK median daily rate £50 £353 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -85.82% -6.00% -6.25%
UK excluding London median daily rate £50 £353 £375
% change year-on-year -85.82% -6.00% -10.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 20 19
UK median hourly rate £48.75 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.71% - -
10th Percentile £41.25 £39.00 £33.50
90th Percentile £56.25 £51.60 £82.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.75 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +14.71% - -

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 6,917 10,790 13,078
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.11% 10.89% 12.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,217 6,754 8,538
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.12% +4.71%
10th Percentile £225 £256 £256
90th Percentile £631 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -1.18% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 303 381 358
UK median hourly rate £24.37 £21.00 £21.11
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.08% -0.53% -1.83%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.00 £11.65
90th Percentile £53.00 £48.25 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.68 £20.42 £22.50
% change year-on-year +15.93% -9.23% +0.22%

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 8 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 21 February 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 +145 18 £50 -86.67% 20
UK excluding London +87 18 £50 -85.82% 21
South West +35 13 £50 -86.67% 5
North of England +70 2 - - 4
South East +69 2 - - 1
North West +38 1 - - 1
East of England +29 1 - - 1
North East - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 18 (100.00%) C
1 18 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 9 (50.00%) MISRA C
3 8 (44.44%) Embedded C
4 5 (27.78%) Linux
4 5 (27.78%) UML
4 5 (27.78%) Scrum
4 5 (27.78%) Rational DOORS
5 4 (22.22%) Rational Rhapsody
5 4 (22.22%) SC Cleared
5 4 (22.22%) Security Cleared
5 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (22.22%) Integration Testing
5 4 (22.22%) Sequence Diagram
5 4 (22.22%) TMS320
5 4 (22.22%) Rational Team Concert
5 4 (22.22%) Configuration Management
5 4 (22.22%) IBM
5 4 (22.22%) Law
5 4 (22.22%) Publishing
6 3 (16.67%) C++
6 3 (16.67%) Embedded Linux
6 3 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
7 2 (11.11%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (11.11%) CAN bus
7 2 (11.11%) Embedded C++
7 2 (11.11%) Regression Testing
7 2 (11.11%) Electronics
7 2 (11.11%) Automotive
8 1 (5.56%) MATLAB

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 (5.56%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 5 (27.78%) Rational DOORS
2 4 (22.22%) Rational Rhapsody
2 4 (22.22%) Rational Team Concert
3 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (22.22%) Law
1 4 (22.22%) Publishing
2 2 (11.11%) Automotive
2 2 (11.11%) Electronics
3 1 (5.56%) Aerospace
3 1 (5.56%) Military
Job Titles
1 17 (94.44%) Software Engineer
2 5 (27.78%) Embedded Engineer
3 4 (22.22%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) C Software Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Development Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Software Development Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Software Verification Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) C/C++ Software Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) C++ Software Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Firmware Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) Flash
1 1 (5.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) TMS320
2 2 (11.11%) CAN bus
2 2 (11.11%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (5.56%) Device Driver
3 1 (5.56%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 5 (27.78%) Linux
2 3 (16.67%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (5.56%) FreeRTOS
3 1 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 5 (27.78%) Scrum
2 5 (27.78%) UML
3 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (22.22%) Configuration Management
3 4 (22.22%) Integration Testing
3 4 (22.22%) Sequence Diagram
4 3 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (11.11%) Regression Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
6 1 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (5.56%) Device Driver Development
6 1 (5.56%) Embedded Software Development
6 1 (5.56%) Functional Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Software Testing
6 1 (5.56%) SysML
6 1 (5.56%) Unit Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 18 (100.00%) C
2 8 (44.44%) Embedded C
3 3 (16.67%) C++
4 2 (11.11%) Embedded C++
5 1 (5.56%) Assembly Language
5 1 (5.56%) C#
5 1 (5.56%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) SC Cleared
1 4 (22.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (50.00%) MISRA C
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Firmware
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) IBM