The table below looks at the statistics for DO-178B skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheltenham region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DO-178B over the 3 months to 25 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
RTCA DO-178B/EUROCAE ED-12B
Rank 18 23 17
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -6
Contract jobs citing DO-178B 3 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 2.52% 2.17% 4.39%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 37.50% 17.65% 62.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £370 £425
% change year-on-year
+6.75% -12.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 5
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £43.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-2.29% +8.75%
DO-178B
Gloucestershire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheltenham region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Cheltenham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
8 17 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 6.72% 12.32% 7.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 12 0
Median daily rate £450 £450 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
-0.06% +5.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 7
Median hourly rate £42.50 £43.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.16% +7.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £25.41 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+10.80% +27.02%

DO-178B
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheltenham region citing DO-178B as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

DO-178B Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

DO-178B
Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing DO-178B across the Cheltenham region.

DO-178B Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

DO-178B
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing DO-178B across the Cheltenham region.

DO-178B Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

DO-178B
Top 13 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 25 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing DO-178B also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheltenham region with a requirement for DO-178B.

1 5 (100.00%) Aerospace
2 4 (80.00%) C
2 4 (80.00%) C++
2 4 (80.00%) Software Engineering
3 3 (60.00%) Assembly Language
4 2 (40.00%) Embedded C
5 1 (20.00%) Degree
5 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
5 1 (20.00%) Avionics
5 1 (20.00%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (20.00%) Embedded C++
5 1 (20.00%) Ada
5 1 (20.00%) Validation

DO-178B
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Rational DOORS
General
1 5 (100.00%) Aerospace
2 1 (20.00%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Software Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Assembler Software Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (20.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) C
1 4 (80.00%) C++
2 3 (60.00%) Assembly Language
3 2 (40.00%) Embedded C
4 1 (20.00%) Ada
4 1 (20.00%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree