The table below looks at the statistics for DO-178B skills in IT contracts advertised for the Dorset region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DO-178B over the 3 months to 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
RTCA DO-178B/EUROCAE ED-12B
Rank 18 - 38
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing DO-178B 17 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 6.80% - 0.32%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 53.13% - 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 0
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£425 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £350 £200
% change year-on-year
+21.42% +75.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £38.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+9.58% -1.35%
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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 Dorset region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Dorset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
32 12 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 12.80% 6.86% 12.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 5 18
Average daily rate £425 £500 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £126 £280 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.63% -2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 1
Average hourly rate £38.50 £21.00 £46.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+83.33% -54.34%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -16.66%

DO-178B
Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing DO-178B across the Dorset region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

DO-178B Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

DO-178B
Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

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

DO-178B Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

DO-178B
Daily Rate Histogram in Dorset

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DO-178B across the Dorset region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

DO-178B Daily Rate Histogram in Dorset

DO-178B
Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

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

DO-178B Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Dorset region citing DO-178B also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited DO-178B.

1 13 (76.47%) SC Cleared
1 13 (76.47%) Security Cleared
2 10 (58.82%) C++
2 10 (58.82%) Linux
3 9 (52.94%) Validation
3 9 (52.94%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (47.06%) Integration Testing
5 7 (41.18%) Avionics
6 6 (35.29%) Parallel Programming
6 6 (35.29%) Signal Processing
6 6 (35.29%) OpenMP
6 6 (35.29%) MATLAB
6 6 (35.29%) Java
6 6 (35.29%) OO
6 6 (35.29%) TCP/IP
6 6 (35.29%) Intel
7 5 (29.41%) UML
7 5 (29.41%) C
7 5 (29.41%) Multithreading
7 5 (29.41%) Rational Rhapsody
8 4 (23.53%) CAN bus
8 4 (23.53%) Rational DOORS
8 4 (23.53%) Software Engineering
9 3 (17.65%) Nucleus RTOS
9 3 (17.65%) Embedded Software Development
9 3 (17.65%) Device Driver
9 3 (17.65%) Middleware
9 3 (17.65%) VxWorks
10 2 (11.76%) LabVIEW
11 1 (5.88%) Aerospace

DO-178B
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Dorset region citing DO-178B also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited DO-178B. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 6 (35.29%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 5 (29.41%) Rational Rhapsody
2 4 (23.53%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (11.76%) LabVIEW
General
1 7 (41.18%) Avionics
2 1 (5.88%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 11 (64.71%) Software Engineer
2 8 (47.06%) Test Engineer
3 7 (41.18%) Software Test Engineer
4 5 (29.41%) Developer
4 5 (29.41%) C++ Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (35.29%) OpenMP
2 3 (17.65%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (52.94%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (23.53%) CAN bus
3 3 (17.65%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 10 (58.82%) Linux
2 3 (17.65%) VxWorks
2 3 (17.65%) Nucleus RTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) Validation
2 8 (47.06%) Integration Testing
3 6 (35.29%) Parallel Programming
3 6 (35.29%) Signal Processing
3 6 (35.29%) OO
4 5 (29.41%) UML
4 5 (29.41%) Multithreading
5 4 (23.53%) Software Engineering
6 3 (17.65%) Embedded Software Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (58.82%) C++
2 6 (35.29%) Java
2 6 (35.29%) MATLAB
3 5 (29.41%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (76.47%) SC Cleared
1 13 (76.47%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) Intel