The table below looks at the statistics for DO-178B skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DO-178B over the 3 months to 30 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
RTCA DO-178B/EUROCAE ED-12B
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing DO-178B 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire - - -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £255 £380 £400
% change year-on-year
-32.89% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year
- +4.93%
DO-178B
North West

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 Cheshire region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
72 103 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 7.16% 10.37% 10.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 54 43
Median daily rate £400 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £350 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £585
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 15 10
Median hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -3.22%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +19.04%