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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
RTCA DO-178B/EUROCAE ED-12B
Rank 552 552 498
Rank change year-on-year
0 -54
Contract jobs citing DO-178B 24 8 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.049% 0.017% 0.048%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.60% 0.21% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 4
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£325 £475 £276
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.57% +71.94%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £475 £276
% change year-on-year
-31.57% +71.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 4 6
Average hourly rate £41.25 £40.00 £38.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +4.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.75 £36.50 £35.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.75 £40.00 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.25 £40.00 £38.25
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +4.57%
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
3973 3816 3132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.10% 7.99% 7.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2387 2304 1835
Average daily rate £400 £410 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £370 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.05% +12.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 161 151
Average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.59 £10.56 £10.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.80 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.40 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+29.31% -5.94%

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 March 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 March 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 West -1 13 - - 1
East of England +11 1 - - 2
East Midlands - - - - 1
DO-178B
UK

DO-178B
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 31 (68.89%) C
2 27 (60.00%) Software Engineering
3 24 (53.33%) Avionics
4 20 (44.44%) Rational DOORS
5 19 (42.22%) Aerospace
6 14 (31.11%) Security Cleared
7 12 (26.67%) UML
7 12 (26.67%) Embedded C
8 11 (24.44%) Ada
8 11 (24.44%) SC Cleared
9 10 (22.22%) Integration Testing
9 10 (22.22%) Configuration Management
10 9 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
10 9 (20.00%) Change Control
11 7 (15.56%) IEC 61508
12 6 (13.33%) DO-254
12 6 (13.33%) Hazard Analysis
12 6 (13.33%) Requirements Analysis
12 6 (13.33%) LTE
12 6 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
12 6 (13.33%) CAE
12 6 (13.33%) Serena
12 6 (13.33%) FMECA
13 5 (11.11%) Military
13 5 (11.11%) C++
13 5 (11.11%) JSP
14 4 (8.89%) Broadband
14 4 (8.89%) Programme Management
14 4 (8.89%) Manufacturing
14 4 (8.89%) Team Foundation Server

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 6 (13.33%) LTE
2 4 (8.89%) 4G
2 4 (8.89%) Broadband
3 1 (2.22%) SNMP
3 1 (2.22%) ATM
Development Applications
1 20 (44.44%) Rational DOORS
2 4 (8.89%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (6.67%) ClearCase
3 3 (6.67%) ClearQuest
4 2 (4.44%) Subversion
4 2 (4.44%) JIRA
5 1 (2.22%) LabVIEW
5 1 (2.22%) Jenkins
General
1 24 (53.33%) Avionics
2 19 (42.22%) Aerospace
3 5 (11.11%) Military
4 4 (8.89%) Manufacturing
5 3 (6.67%) Automotive
6 2 (4.44%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 26 (57.78%) Software Engineer
2 6 (13.33%) Senior Software Engineer
3 4 (8.89%) Test Engineer
3 4 (8.89%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (6.67%) Developer
5 2 (4.44%) Analyst
5 2 (4.44%) Ada Software Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Analyst Developer
5 2 (4.44%) Software Test Engineer
6 1 (2.22%) Communications Engineer
6 1 (2.22%) Embedded Software Developer
6 1 (2.22%) Verification Engineer
6 1 (2.22%) Software Architect
6 1 (2.22%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 1 (2.22%) Software Developer
6 1 (2.22%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.11%) JSP
2 2 (4.44%) Middleware
3 1 (2.22%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.67%) Management Information System
2 3 (6.67%) Device Driver
3 2 (4.44%) CAN bus
4 1 (2.22%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.67%) Linux
1 3 (6.67%) VxWorks
2 2 (4.44%) Nucleus RTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (60.00%) Software Engineering
2 12 (26.67%) UML
3 10 (22.22%) Configuration Management
3 10 (22.22%) Integration Testing
4 9 (20.00%) Change Control
5 6 (13.33%) Requirements Analysis
5 6 (13.33%) Hazard Analysis
5 6 (13.33%) CAE
5 6 (13.33%) FMECA
5 6 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (8.89%) Programme Management
6 4 (8.89%) Time Management
7 3 (6.67%) Embedded Software Development
8 2 (4.44%) Agile Software Development
9 1 (2.22%) Validation
9 1 (2.22%) OOA/OOD
9 1 (2.22%) OO
9 1 (2.22%) OOD
9 1 (2.22%) Software Architecture
9 1 (2.22%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 31 (68.89%) C
2 12 (26.67%) Embedded C
3 11 (24.44%) Ada
4 5 (11.11%) C++
5 2 (4.44%) Pascal
5 2 (4.44%) PL/1
6 1 (2.22%) MATLAB
6 1 (2.22%) Python
6 1 (2.22%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 14 (31.11%) Security Cleared
2 11 (24.44%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.67%) Degree
3 3 (6.67%) Chartered Engineer
4 2 (4.44%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (15.56%) IEC 61508
2 6 (13.33%) DO-254
3 2 (4.44%) ARP4754
3 2 (4.44%) ARP4761
4 1 (2.22%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 6 (13.33%) Serena
2 4 (8.89%) Wind River
3 3 (6.67%) Xilinx
4 1 (2.22%) HP
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