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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
RTCA DO-178B/EUROCAE ED-12B
Rank 21 27 14
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -13
Contract jobs citing DO-178B 3 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 2.31% 1.45% 7.96%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 27.27% 18.18% 52.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £255 £370 £400
% change year-on-year
-31.08% -7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 7
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
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
11 11 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 8.46% 7.97% 15.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 2
Median daily rate £550 £450 £213
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +111.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £450 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £450 £243
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £369
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +4.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 11
Median hourly rate £42.50 £43.75 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +9.37%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.55 £20.75
% change year-on-year
+29.93% +3.85%

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 21 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 6 (100.00%) Aerospace
2 5 (83.33%) C
3 3 (50.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (33.33%) Integration Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (33.33%) C++
4 2 (33.33%) Embedded C
4 2 (33.33%) Serena
5 1 (16.67%) Automotive
5 1 (16.67%) Validation
5 1 (16.67%) Embedded C++
5 1 (16.67%) Assembly Language
5 1 (16.67%) MATLAB
5 1 (16.67%) Simulink
5 1 (16.67%) Python
5 1 (16.67%) Ada
5 1 (16.67%) Change Control
5 1 (16.67%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (16.67%) Avionics
5 1 (16.67%) Degree
5 1 (16.67%) Computer Science

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 (16.67%) Simulink
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Rational DOORS
General
1 6 (100.00%) Aerospace
2 1 (16.67%) Automotive
2 1 (16.67%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Embedded Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Software Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Assembler Software Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Software Test Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
1 1 (16.67%) Embedded Systems
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Change Control
3 1 (16.67%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) C
2 2 (33.33%) C++
2 2 (33.33%) Embedded C
3 1 (16.67%) Ada
3 1 (16.67%) Assembly Language
3 1 (16.67%) Embedded C++
3 1 (16.67%) MATLAB
3 1 (16.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Serena