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 October 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 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
RTCA DO-178B/EUROCAE ED-12B
Rank 21 19 22
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +3
Contract jobs citing DO-178B 3 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 2.54% 3.23% 3.33%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.33% 28.57% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £370 £425
% change year-on-year
+48.64% -12.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 4
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 £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
9 14 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 7.63% 11.29% 5.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 1
Median daily rate £225 £420 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-46.42% +40.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 4
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 £32.00 £28.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +36.58%

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 1 October 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
2 5 (83.33%) C++
2 5 (83.33%) Software Engineering
3 4 (66.67%) Assembly Language
4 2 (33.33%) Embedded C
5 1 (16.67%) Embedded C++
5 1 (16.67%) Ada
5 1 (16.67%) Validation
5 1 (16.67%) Degree
5 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
5 1 (16.67%) Avionics
5 1 (16.67%) Rational DOORS

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 (16.67%) Rational DOORS
General
1 6 (100.00%) Aerospace
2 1 (16.67%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Software Engineer
2 3 (50.00%) Assembler Software Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (16.67%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) C
1 5 (83.33%) C++
2 4 (66.67%) Assembly Language
3 2 (33.33%) Embedded C
4 1 (16.67%) Ada
4 1 (16.67%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree