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 2 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
RTCA DO-178B/EUROCAE ED-12B
Rank 554 543 526
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -17
Contract jobs citing DO-178B 24 20 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.047% 0.041% 0.094%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.59% 0.54% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 9
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£425 £350 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% +75.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £350 £200
% change year-on-year
+21.42% +75.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 24
Average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +4.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.70 £35.50 £31.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.10 £42.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
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
4101 3671 4230
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.03% 7.52% 7.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 2525 2201 2382
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £265 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £360
% change year-on-year
+5.63% -1.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 191 150 215
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -18.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £40.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -17.64%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DO-178B across the England region over the 3 months to 2 September 2014.

DO-178B Daily Rate Histogram 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 2 September 2014. 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 -11 23 £425 - 7
South East -12 1 - - 1
North West - - - - 2
East of England - - - -
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UK

DO-178B
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, 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 37 (75.51%) Software Engineering
2 27 (55.10%) Avionics
3 24 (48.98%) Security Cleared
4 23 (46.94%) SC Cleared
5 21 (42.86%) Rational DOORS
6 19 (38.78%) C
7 17 (34.69%) Integration Testing
8 14 (28.57%) MATLAB
8 14 (28.57%) Validation
9 13 (26.53%) UML
10 9 (18.37%) C++
10 9 (18.37%) Ada
10 9 (18.37%) Embedded C
10 9 (18.37%) Simulink
10 9 (18.37%) Linux
11 8 (16.33%) Aerospace
11 8 (16.33%) Automotive
12 7 (14.29%) OO
13 6 (12.24%) Rational Rhapsody
14 5 (10.20%) Parallel Programming
14 5 (10.20%) Signal Processing
14 5 (10.20%) Java
14 5 (10.20%) Intel
14 5 (10.20%) TCP/IP
14 5 (10.20%) VxWorks
14 5 (10.20%) Configuration Management
14 5 (10.20%) OpenMP
14 5 (10.20%) Degree
15 4 (8.16%) Wind River
15 4 (8.16%) CAN bus

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, 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 9 (18.37%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.20%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 21 (42.86%) Rational DOORS
2 6 (12.24%) Rational Rhapsody
3 2 (4.08%) LabVIEW
General
1 27 (55.10%) Avionics
2 8 (16.33%) Aerospace
2 8 (16.33%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 43 (87.76%) Software Engineer
2 10 (20.41%) Test Engineer
3 9 (18.37%) Software Test Engineer
4 7 (14.29%) Senior Software Engineer
5 4 (8.16%) Developer
5 4 (8.16%) C++ Developer
6 2 (4.08%) Verification Engineer
7 1 (2.04%) Principal Software Engineer
7 1 (2.04%) Principal Engineer
7 1 (2.04%) Ada Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.20%) OpenMP
2 3 (6.12%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.16%) CAN bus
2 3 (6.12%) Device Driver
2 3 (6.12%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (18.37%) Linux
2 5 (10.20%) VxWorks
3 3 (6.12%) Nucleus RTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (75.51%) Software Engineering
2 17 (34.69%) Integration Testing
3 14 (28.57%) Validation
4 13 (26.53%) UML
5 7 (14.29%) OO
6 5 (10.20%) Configuration Management
6 5 (10.20%) Parallel Programming
6 5 (10.20%) Signal Processing
7 4 (8.16%) Multithreading
7 4 (8.16%) Requirements Analysis
8 3 (6.12%) Embedded Software Development
9 1 (2.04%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 19 (38.78%) C
2 14 (28.57%) MATLAB
3 9 (18.37%) C++
3 9 (18.37%) Ada
3 9 (18.37%) Embedded C
4 5 (10.20%) Java
5 2 (4.08%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 24 (48.98%) Security Cleared
2 23 (46.94%) SC Cleared
3 5 (10.20%) Degree
Vendors
1 5 (10.20%) Intel
2 4 (8.16%) Wind River
3 3 (6.12%) Serena
3 3 (6.12%) Xilinx
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