The table below looks at the statistics for DO-178B skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DO-178B over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
RTCA DO-178B/EUROCAE ED-12B
Rank 529 527 486
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -41
Contract jobs citing DO-178B 28 12 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.060% 0.027% 0.072%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.76% 0.35% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 1
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£325 £405 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.75% +40.86%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £378 £288
% change year-on-year
-14.02% +31.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 1 18
Average hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £43.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
DO-178B
UK

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 England region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
3673 3441 2964
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.91% 7.82% 7.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 2216 2057 1685
Average daily rate £413 £415 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.48% +3.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £246 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 148 131 212
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -26.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £10.93 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £53.96 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.08 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+11.27% -25.76%

DO-178B
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

DO-178B Jobs Demand Trend in England

DO-178B
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

DO-178B Daily Rate Trend in England

DO-178B
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

DO-178B Hourly Rate Trend in England

DO-178B
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DO-178B across the England region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

DO-178B Hourly Rate Histogram in England

DO-178B
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DO-178B within the England region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +10 17 £325 -2.98%
South West -12 9 - - 3
East of England - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - - 1
DO-178B
UK

DO-178B
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 29 (63.04%) C
2 27 (58.70%) Avionics
3 25 (54.35%) Software Engineering
4 19 (41.30%) Aerospace
5 18 (39.13%) Security Cleared
5 18 (39.13%) Rational DOORS
6 15 (32.61%) SC Cleared
7 14 (30.43%) UML
8 13 (28.26%) Analytical Skills
9 12 (26.09%) Integration Testing
10 10 (21.74%) Ada
10 10 (21.74%) Embedded C
11 9 (19.57%) C++
12 8 (17.39%) Linux
12 8 (17.39%) Configuration Management
13 7 (15.22%) Validation
14 6 (13.04%) Requirements Analysis
14 6 (13.04%) DO-254
15 5 (10.87%) Hazard Analysis
15 5 (10.87%) FMECA
15 5 (10.87%) Stakeholder Management
15 5 (10.87%) JSP
15 5 (10.87%) VxWorks
15 5 (10.87%) CAE
15 5 (10.87%) Embedded Software Development
15 5 (10.87%) IEC 61508
16 4 (8.70%) CAN bus
16 4 (8.70%) Algorithms
16 4 (8.70%) Middleware
16 4 (8.70%) Intel

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 4 (8.70%) Broadband
1 4 (8.70%) TCP/IP
1 4 (8.70%) 4G
1 4 (8.70%) LTE
Development Applications
1 18 (39.13%) Rational DOORS
2 4 (8.70%) Rational Rhapsody
2 4 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.17%) LabVIEW
3 1 (2.17%) ClearCase
3 1 (2.17%) ClearQuest
General
1 27 (58.70%) Avionics
2 19 (41.30%) Aerospace
3 4 (8.70%) Military
3 4 (8.70%) Manufacturing
4 2 (4.35%) Electronics
5 1 (2.17%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 27 (58.70%) Software Engineer
2 8 (17.39%) Test Engineer
3 6 (13.04%) Senior Software Engineer
3 6 (13.04%) Software Test Engineer
4 4 (8.70%) C++ Developer
4 4 (8.70%) Developer
4 4 (8.70%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (4.35%) Ada Software Engineer
6 1 (2.17%) Verification Engineer
6 1 (2.17%) Communications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.87%) JSP
2 4 (8.70%) Middleware
2 4 (8.70%) OpenMP
3 1 (2.17%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 13 (28.26%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.70%) CAN bus
2 4 (8.70%) Algorithms
2 4 (8.70%) Device Driver
3 2 (4.35%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.17%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 8 (17.39%) Linux
2 5 (10.87%) VxWorks
3 4 (8.70%) Nucleus RTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (54.35%) Software Engineering
2 14 (30.43%) UML
3 12 (26.09%) Integration Testing
4 8 (17.39%) Configuration Management
5 7 (15.22%) Validation
6 6 (13.04%) Requirements Analysis
7 5 (10.87%) Hazard Analysis
7 5 (10.87%) FMECA
7 5 (10.87%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (10.87%) CAE
7 5 (10.87%) Embedded Software Development
8 4 (8.70%) OO
8 4 (8.70%) Programme Management
8 4 (8.70%) Multithreading
8 4 (8.70%) Signal Processing
8 4 (8.70%) Change Control
8 4 (8.70%) Parallel Programming
9 3 (6.52%) Time Management
10 1 (2.17%) Test Scripting
10 1 (2.17%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 29 (63.04%) C
2 10 (21.74%) Ada
2 10 (21.74%) Embedded C
3 9 (19.57%) C++
4 4 (8.70%) Java
4 4 (8.70%) MATLAB
5 1 (2.17%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 18 (39.13%) Security Cleared
2 15 (32.61%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.52%) Chartered Engineer
4 2 (4.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.04%) DO-254
2 5 (10.87%) IEC 61508
3 2 (4.35%) ARP4761
3 2 (4.35%) ARP4754
4 1 (2.17%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 4 (8.70%) Intel
1 4 (8.70%) Serena
1 4 (8.70%) Wind River
2 3 (6.52%) Xilinx
3 1 (2.17%) HP
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