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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DO-178B over the 3 months to 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
RTCA DO-178B/EUROCAE ED-12B
Rank 610 606 594
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -12
Contract jobs citing DO-178B 18 28 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.036% 0.053% 0.046%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.38% 0.56% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 16 4
Median daily rate £305 £370 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.56% -12.94%
UK excluding London median daily rate £510 £370 £425
% change year-on-year
+37.83% -12.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 10
Median hourly rate £42.50 £43.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.29% +8.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £41.60 £39.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £48.38 £44.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £43.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-2.29% +8.75%
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
4685 5021 4911
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.34% 9.44% 9.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 3032 3195 3054
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £408 £380
% change year-on-year
-1.84% +7.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 175 204 203
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.84% +11.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.46 £12.00 £12.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.60 £55.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £25.69 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+9.57% +28.45%

DO-178B
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing DO-178B as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DO-178B within the England region over the 3 months to 31 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South West +23 8 - - 3
South East -5 4 £395 +6.75% 1
London - 3 £305 - 1
East Midlands -1 2 - -
West Midlands -25 1 - - 1
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DO-178B
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing DO-178B also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for DO-178B.

1 29 (60.42%) Software Engineering
2 22 (45.83%) C
3 17 (35.42%) Aerospace
4 16 (33.33%) Ada
4 16 (33.33%) Avionics
4 16 (33.33%) Rational DOORS
5 14 (29.17%) UML
6 13 (27.08%) C++
7 12 (25.00%) MISRA
8 9 (18.75%) Embedded C
8 9 (18.75%) Automotive
9 8 (16.67%) Validation
10 7 (14.58%) Requirements Analysis
10 7 (14.58%) MATLAB
10 7 (14.58%) Assembly Language
10 7 (14.58%) Linux
10 7 (14.58%) Embedded Systems
11 6 (12.50%) Embedded Software Development
11 6 (12.50%) Security Cleared
11 6 (12.50%) Electronics
11 6 (12.50%) SysML
11 6 (12.50%) Subversion
12 5 (10.42%) C#
12 5 (10.42%) IEC 61508
12 5 (10.42%) SDLC
12 5 (10.42%) Ada 95
13 4 (8.33%) Def Stans
13 4 (8.33%) MISRA C
13 4 (8.33%) Rational Rhapsody
13 4 (8.33%) Algorithms

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 4 (8.33%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.17%) Broadband
1 2 (4.17%) Ethernet
1 2 (4.17%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.17%) GIS
Development Applications
1 16 (33.33%) Rational DOORS
2 6 (12.50%) Subversion
3 4 (8.33%) Rational Rhapsody
4 2 (4.17%) Hudson
4 2 (4.17%) JIRA
4 2 (4.17%) PVCS
4 2 (4.17%) VectorCAST
General
1 17 (35.42%) Aerospace
2 16 (33.33%) Avionics
3 9 (18.75%) Automotive
4 6 (12.50%) Electronics
5 4 (8.33%) Military
6 1 (2.08%) Legal
Job Titles
1 17 (35.42%) Software Engineer
2 9 (18.75%) Systems Engineer
3 5 (10.42%) Developer
3 5 (10.42%) Embedded Developer
3 5 (10.42%) Embedded Engineer
4 4 (8.33%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) Embedded Software Developer
5 3 (6.25%) Software Developer
5 3 (6.25%) Software Team Leader
5 3 (6.25%) Team Leader
6 2 (4.17%) Assembler Software Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Design Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Software Design Engineer
7 1 (2.08%) Developer/Software Engineer
7 1 (2.08%) Embedded C Software Engineer
7 1 (2.08%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
7 1 (2.08%) Firmware Engineer
7 1 (2.08%) Integration Engineer
7 1 (2.08%) Software Integration Engineer
7 1 (2.08%) Software Quality Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.25%) JSF
2 2 (4.17%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.58%) Embedded Systems
2 4 (8.33%) Algorithms
3 3 (6.25%) Device Driver
4 2 (4.17%) 3D Graphics
4 2 (4.17%) Mathematics
5 1 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.08%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.08%) NHS
5 1 (2.08%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.58%) Linux
2 1 (2.08%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (60.42%) Software Engineering
2 14 (29.17%) UML
3 8 (16.67%) Validation
4 7 (14.58%) Requirements Analysis
5 6 (12.50%) Embedded Software Development
5 6 (12.50%) SysML
6 5 (10.42%) SDLC
7 4 (8.33%) Configuration Management
8 3 (6.25%) Software Architecture
8 3 (6.25%) Software Audit
9 2 (4.17%) Change Management
9 2 (4.17%) FMECA
9 2 (4.17%) Hazard Analysis
9 2 (4.17%) Multithreading
9 2 (4.17%) OOD
9 2 (4.17%) Requirements Management
9 2 (4.17%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (4.17%) Time Management
10 1 (2.08%) CAE
10 1 (2.08%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (45.83%) C
2 16 (33.33%) Ada
3 13 (27.08%) C++
4 9 (18.75%) Embedded C
5 7 (14.58%) Assembly Language
5 7 (14.58%) MATLAB
6 5 (10.42%) Ada 95
6 5 (10.42%) C#
7 4 (8.33%) Embedded C++
8 2 (4.17%) Ada 83
8 2 (4.17%) ANSI C
9 1 (2.08%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.33%) Degree
3 3 (6.25%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.08%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.08%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (25.00%) MISRA
2 5 (10.42%) IEC 61508
3 4 (8.33%) Def Stans
3 4 (8.33%) MISRA C
4 3 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 12207
5 2 (4.17%) ISO26262
5 2 (4.17%) QA
6 1 (2.08%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (2.08%) DO-254
6 1 (2.08%) ISO 9001
6 1 (2.08%) TickIT
System Software
1 1 (2.08%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (4.17%) Serena