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 28 May 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
RTCA DO-178B/EUROCAE ED-12B
Rank 21 27 10
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -17
Contract jobs citing DO-178B 2 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 1.79% 3.16% 8.04%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 20.00% 38.46% 45.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £255 £384 £400
% change year-on-year
-33.63% -3.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 7
Median hourly rate £47.50 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £42.50 £38.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.50 £42.50 £41.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year
- +4.93%
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
10 13 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 8.93% 8.23% 17.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
Median daily rate £494 £450 £213
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.72% +111.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £450 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £539 £450 £243
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £364
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 11
Median hourly rate £47.50 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £42.35 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.50 £45.00 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.25 £22.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+24.17% +8.33%

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 20 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 7 (100.00%) C
2 6 (85.71%) Aerospace
3 4 (57.14%) Serena
3 4 (57.14%) Software Engineering
4 3 (42.86%) Integration Testing
5 2 (28.57%) C++
5 2 (28.57%) Embedded C
6 1 (14.29%) Wind River
6 1 (14.29%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (14.29%) Change Control
6 1 (14.29%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (14.29%) Black-Box Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (14.29%) Embedded C++
6 1 (14.29%) Assembly Language
6 1 (14.29%) MATLAB
6 1 (14.29%) Simulink
6 1 (14.29%) Python
6 1 (14.29%) Ada
6 1 (14.29%) Automotive

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:

Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Simulink
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Rational DOORS
General
1 6 (85.71%) Aerospace
2 1 (14.29%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Software Test Engineer
1 3 (42.86%) Test Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Embedded Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Software Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Assembler Software Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Lead Software Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Software Team Leader
3 1 (14.29%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Team Leader
3 1 (14.29%) Test Leader
3 1 (14.29%) Test Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (14.29%) Embedded Systems
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Software Engineering
2 3 (42.86%) Integration Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Black-Box Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) C
2 2 (28.57%) C++
2 2 (28.57%) Embedded C
3 1 (14.29%) Ada
3 1 (14.29%) Assembly Language
3 1 (14.29%) Embedded C++
3 1 (14.29%) MATLAB
3 1 (14.29%) Python
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Serena
2 1 (14.29%) Wind River