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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
RTCA DO-178B/EUROCAE ED-12B
Rank 584 559 551
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -8
Contract jobs citing DO-178B 28 23 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.052% 0.046% 0.046%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.65% 0.56% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 4 9
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£370 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.94% +21.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £425 £350
% change year-on-year
-12.94% +21.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 8
Average hourly rate £43.50 £40.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.75% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.60 £39.85 £35.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.38 £44.10 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+8.75% +11.11%
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
4324 4084 3633
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.02% 8.11% 7.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2707 2509 2179
Average daily rate £425 £410 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% -3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £230 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 182 186 148
Average hourly rate £21.15 £19.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% +11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.97 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.60 £37.74
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £19.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.51% +11.42%

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
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 31 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 21 £370 - 4
South West -23 3 - - 3
East of England - 2 £375 - 1
East Midlands - 1 - - 1
West Midlands - 1 - -
DO-178B
UK

DO-178B
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 38 (77.55%) Rational DOORS
2 25 (51.02%) Software Engineering
3 24 (48.98%) C
4 21 (42.86%) Security Cleared
4 21 (42.86%) IEC 61508
5 19 (38.78%) SC Cleared
6 18 (36.73%) Hazard Analysis
6 18 (36.73%) FMECA
6 18 (36.73%) CAE
7 16 (32.65%) Avionics
8 14 (28.57%) Degree
8 14 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
8 14 (28.57%) JSP
9 13 (26.53%) UML
10 12 (24.49%) Aerospace
11 11 (22.45%) ARP4761
11 11 (22.45%) DO-254
11 11 (22.45%) ARP4754
12 10 (20.41%) Ada
12 10 (20.41%) Management Information System
13 9 (18.37%) Embedded C
14 8 (16.33%) Integration Testing
14 8 (16.33%) Requirements Analysis
14 8 (16.33%) Analytical Skills
15 7 (14.29%) Change Control
15 7 (14.29%) Military
15 7 (14.29%) C++
16 6 (12.24%) Automotive
16 6 (12.24%) Time Management
17 5 (10.20%) Serena

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

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Simulink
2 1 (2.04%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.08%) ATM
1 2 (4.08%) LTE
2 1 (2.04%) 4G
2 1 (2.04%) Ethernet
2 1 (2.04%) SNMP
Development Applications
1 38 (77.55%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (4.08%) Rational Rhapsody
2 2 (4.08%) VectorCAST
3 1 (2.04%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.04%) eggPlant
3 1 (2.04%) Hudson
3 1 (2.04%) ClearCase
3 1 (2.04%) ClearQuest
3 1 (2.04%) Subversion
3 1 (2.04%) JIRA
General
1 16 (32.65%) Avionics
2 12 (24.49%) Aerospace
3 7 (14.29%) Military
4 6 (12.24%) Automotive
5 2 (4.08%) Manufacturing
5 2 (4.08%) Electronics
5 2 (4.08%) Finance
6 1 (2.04%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 24 (48.98%) Software Engineer
2 8 (16.33%) Senior Software Engineer
3 5 (10.20%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (4.08%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 2 (4.08%) Embedded C Engineer
4 2 (4.08%) C Software Engineer
4 2 (4.08%) Developer
5 1 (2.04%) Analyst
5 1 (2.04%) Software Developer
5 1 (2.04%) Project Manager
5 1 (2.04%) Analyst Developer
5 1 (2.04%) Software Test Engineer
5 1 (2.04%) Embedded C Software Engineer
5 1 (2.04%) Principal Software Engineer
5 1 (2.04%) Embedded Software Developer
5 1 (2.04%) Principal Engineer
5 1 (2.04%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (28.57%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.41%) Management Information System
2 8 (16.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.08%) Device Driver
3 2 (4.08%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.12%) Linux
2 2 (4.08%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (51.02%) Software Engineering
2 18 (36.73%) FMECA
2 18 (36.73%) CAE
2 18 (36.73%) Hazard Analysis
3 14 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 13 (26.53%) UML
5 8 (16.33%) Requirements Analysis
5 8 (16.33%) Integration Testing
6 7 (14.29%) Change Control
7 6 (12.24%) Time Management
8 4 (8.16%) Validation
9 3 (6.12%) Requirements Management
9 3 (6.12%) OO
9 3 (6.12%) Configuration Management
10 2 (4.08%) OOA/OOD
10 2 (4.08%) Programme Management
10 2 (4.08%) Embedded Software Development
11 1 (2.04%) QMS
11 1 (2.04%) Continuous Integration
11 1 (2.04%) Static Code Analysis
Programming Languages
1 24 (48.98%) C
2 10 (20.41%) Ada
3 9 (18.37%) Embedded C
4 7 (14.29%) C++
5 3 (6.12%) MATLAB
6 2 (4.08%) ANSI C
7 1 (2.04%) Python
7 1 (2.04%) C#
7 1 (2.04%) Assembly Language
7 1 (2.04%) Pascal
7 1 (2.04%) PL/1
Qualifications
1 21 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 19 (38.78%) SC Cleared
3 14 (28.57%) Degree
4 1 (2.04%) HND
4 1 (2.04%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (42.86%) IEC 61508
2 11 (22.45%) DO-254
2 11 (22.45%) ARP4754
2 11 (22.45%) ARP4761
3 1 (2.04%) ISO 9001
3 1 (2.04%) TickIT
3 1 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 12207
3 1 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
Vendors
1 5 (10.20%) Serena
2 4 (8.16%) HP
3 2 (4.08%) Green Hills
4 1 (2.04%) Microsoft
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Rate: £25 - £30 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Somerset
Venn Group
Rate: £40 - £45 Per Hour
Posted: 5 days ago
West Yorkshire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 27 days ago