The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for TargetLink skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited TargetLink over the 3 months to 26 June 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.

dSPACE TargetLink
UK
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 603 - 639
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing TargetLink 4 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.009% - 0.004%
As % of the Applications category 0.099% - 0.033%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Median daily rate £340 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £40.00

TargetLink is in the software application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 4038 4801 6008
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 8.59% 9.04% 10.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2314 2888 3399
Median daily rate £365 £330 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.60% -2.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £150 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +3.84% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 310 426 575
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.97 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +9.48%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.89 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £36.00 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.78 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -4.39% +13.79%  

TargetLink
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing TargetLink as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for TargetLink in the UK

TargetLink
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing TargetLink.

Contractor hourly rate trend for TargetLink in the UK

TargetLink
Top 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing TargetLink within the UK over the 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England - 4 £340 -
East Midlands - 3 £340 -
Northampton - 3 £340 -
Northamptonshire - 3 £340 -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
Gaydon - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing TargetLink 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 TargetLink.

1 8 (100.00%) Automotive
2 6 (75.00%) Software Engineering
2 6 (75.00%) Simulink
3 5 (62.50%) Validation
3 5 (62.50%) MATLAB
4 4 (50.00%) FlexRay
5 2 (25.00%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (25.00%) ISO 26262
5 2 (25.00%) Subversion
5 2 (25.00%) Prototyping
5 2 (25.00%) Stateflow
5 2 (25.00%) C
5 2 (25.00%) Embedded C
6 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
6 1 (12.50%) MathWorks
6 1 (12.50%) Project Management
6 1 (12.50%) Electronics
6 1 (12.50%) PTC
6 1 (12.50%) Requirements Management
6 1 (12.50%) Degree
6 1 (12.50%) JIRA
6 1 (12.50%) Data Analysis
6 1 (12.50%) Bug Management
6 1 (12.50%) Algorithms

TargetLink
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 6 (75.00%) Simulink
2 2 (25.00%) Stateflow
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) FlexRay
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Rational DOORS
1 2 (25.00%) Subversion
2 1 (12.50%) JIRA
General
1 8 (100.00%) Automotive
2 1 (12.50%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Software Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Applications Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Embedded Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Automotive Software Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Diagnostic Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Algorithms
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Software Engineering
2 5 (62.50%) Validation
3 2 (25.00%) Prototyping
4 1 (12.50%) Bug Management
4 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
4 1 (12.50%) Data Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) Project Management
4 1 (12.50%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) MATLAB
2 2 (25.00%) C
2 2 (25.00%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) ISO 26262
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) MathWorks
1 1 (12.50%) PTC