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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
dSPACE TargetLink
UK
Rank 595 - 617
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing TargetLink 4 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.009% - 0.008%
As % of the Applications category 0.082% - 0.063%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £34.47
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £34.47

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 4864 5725 6382
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 10.88% 10.84% 12.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 2879 3409 3512
Median daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £175 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £331 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +0.30% +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 474 482 616
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +4.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.15 £11.00 £10.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £14.93
% change year-on-year -9.09% +10.55%  

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing TargetLink.

Contractor hourly rate trend for TargetLink in the UK

TargetLink
Top 5 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 23 March 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 - -
West Midlands - 3 - -
London - 1 - -
Warwick - 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 - -

TargetLink
Top 21 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 4 (66.67%) Simulink
1 4 (66.67%) Stateflow
1 4 (66.67%) Automotive
1 4 (66.67%) Rational DOORS
1 4 (66.67%) ISO26262
2 3 (50.00%) MATLAB
2 3 (50.00%) Electronics
2 3 (50.00%) Requirements Management
3 2 (33.33%) System Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Hazard Analysis
3 2 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
3 2 (33.33%) Subversion
3 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 2 (33.33%) Validation
3 2 (33.33%) Prototyping
4 1 (16.67%) Algorithms
4 1 (16.67%) FlexRay
4 1 (16.67%) C
4 1 (16.67%) Embedded C
4 1 (16.67%) PTC
4 1 (16.67%) JIRA

TargetLink
Top Related 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 4 (66.67%) Simulink
1 4 (66.67%) Stateflow
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) FlexRay
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (33.33%) Subversion
3 1 (16.67%) JIRA
General
1 4 (66.67%) Automotive
2 3 (50.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Software Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Automotive Software Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Diagnostic Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Embedded Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Embedded Software Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Algorithms
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Requirements Management
2 2 (33.33%) Hazard Analysis
2 2 (33.33%) Prototyping
2 2 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
2 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 2 (33.33%) System Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) MATLAB
2 1 (16.67%) C
2 1 (16.67%) Embedded C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (66.67%) ISO26262
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) PTC