Period
to 24 November 2017

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 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 895 882 889
Rank change year-on-year -13 +7 -16
Contract jobs citing TargetLink 1 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.001% 0.004% 0.004%
As % of the Applications category 0.011% 0.041% 0.043%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
UK median hourly rate - - £31.44
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £31.44

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

All Software Application Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 9066 9643 11698
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.80% 9.18% 10.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 5538 5641 6811
UK median daily rate £350 £345 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.45% -1.43% +7.69%
10th Percentile £142 £150 £150
90th Percentile £560 £525 £526
UK excluding London median daily rate £328 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +0.77% - +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 749 955 1101
UK median hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.17 £9.50
90th Percentile £35.55 £39.80 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -6.45% +3.33% -

TargetLink
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing TargetLink as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 4 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 6 months to 24 November 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 +30 1 - -
England -10 1 - -
Midlands - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 1 (100.00%) C
1 1 (100.00%) Embedded C
1 1 (100.00%) MathWorks
1 1 (100.00%) MATLAB
1 1 (100.00%) Simulink
1 1 (100.00%) Automotive
1 1 (100.00%) Data Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) Embedded Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Bug Management
1 1 (100.00%) SDLC

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 1 (100.00%) Simulink
General
1 1 (100.00%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Bug Management
1 1 (100.00%) Data Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Embedded Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) SDLC
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C
1 1 (100.00%) Embedded C
1 1 (100.00%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) MathWorks