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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
RTCA DO-178B/EUROCAE ED-12B
Rank 552 561 560
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -1
Contract jobs citing DO-178B 29 24 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.062% 0.052% 0.024%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.65% 0.55% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 2
Average daily rate £370 £346 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.90% -14.54%
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £346 £378
% change year-on-year
+6.90% -8.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 12 1
Average hourly rate £42.25 £41.25 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.42% +3.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.25 £41.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+2.42% +3.12%
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
4473 4393 4073
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.62% 9.44% 8.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 2802 2728 2386
Average daily rate £425 £401 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.11% -4.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £385 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +6.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 178 157 158
Average hourly rate £42.00 £23.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.72% +38.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.00 £10.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.00 £50.90 £43.28
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £25.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
+70.00% +45.77%

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 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 West +4 16 - - 1
South East +4 7 £370 +6.90% 1
Yorkshire - 3 - - 1
North West -10 1 - - 1
West Midlands - 1 - -
DO-178B
UK

DO-178B
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 25 (59.52%) Software Engineering
2 23 (54.76%) C
3 21 (50.00%) Rational DOORS
4 19 (45.24%) Avionics
5 15 (35.71%) Aerospace
6 10 (23.81%) UML
6 10 (23.81%) Embedded Software Development
6 10 (23.81%) MISRA
7 8 (19.05%) Ada
7 8 (19.05%) Embedded C
8 7 (16.67%) Serena
8 7 (16.67%) SC Cleared
8 7 (16.67%) Security Cleared
8 7 (16.67%) MISRA C
9 6 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
9 6 (14.29%) Integration Testing
9 6 (14.29%) VxWorks
10 5 (11.90%) DO-254
10 5 (11.90%) Nucleus RTOS
10 5 (11.90%) Rational Rhapsody
11 4 (9.52%) IEC 61508
11 4 (9.52%) ISO26262
11 4 (9.52%) Def Stans
11 4 (9.52%) Ada 95
11 4 (9.52%) FMECA
11 4 (9.52%) ARP4754
11 4 (9.52%) Hazard Analysis
11 4 (9.52%) ARP4761
11 4 (9.52%) Degree
11 4 (9.52%) CAE

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

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 (4.76%) MS Office
1 2 (4.76%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.38%) 4G
1 1 (2.38%) LTE
Development Applications
1 21 (50.00%) Rational DOORS
2 5 (11.90%) Rational Rhapsody
3 3 (7.14%) Subversion
4 1 (2.38%) ClearCase
4 1 (2.38%) ClearQuest
General
1 19 (45.24%) Avionics
2 15 (35.71%) Aerospace
3 4 (9.52%) Automotive
4 3 (7.14%) Military
5 1 (2.38%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 21 (50.00%) Software Engineer
2 8 (19.05%) Embedded Engineer
3 7 (16.67%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 7 (16.67%) Software Test Engineer
3 7 (16.67%) Test Engineer
4 4 (9.52%) C Software Engineer
4 4 (9.52%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Developer
5 3 (7.14%) Senior Software Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Software Developer
5 3 (7.14%) Software Team Leader
5 3 (7.14%) Team Leader
6 2 (4.76%) Embedded C Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Embedded C Software Engineer
7 1 (2.38%) C++ Developer
7 1 (2.38%) C++ Software Developer
7 1 (2.38%) Embedded Software Developer
7 1 (2.38%) Lead Software Engineer
7 1 (2.38%) Test Leader
7 1 (2.38%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.14%) Middleware
2 2 (4.76%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (7.14%) Device Driver
1 3 (7.14%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.38%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 6 (14.29%) VxWorks
2 5 (11.90%) Nucleus RTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (59.52%) Software Engineering
2 10 (23.81%) Embedded Software Development
2 10 (23.81%) UML
3 6 (14.29%) Integration Testing
3 6 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
4 4 (9.52%) CAE
4 4 (9.52%) FMECA
4 4 (9.52%) Hazard Analysis
4 4 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (7.14%) Black-Box Testing
5 3 (7.14%) Validation
6 2 (4.76%) Business Development
6 2 (4.76%) Change Control
6 2 (4.76%) Functional Testing
6 2 (4.76%) OO
6 2 (4.76%) Project Management
6 2 (4.76%) SysML
6 2 (4.76%) Time Management
6 2 (4.76%) Unit Testing
7 1 (2.38%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 23 (54.76%) C
2 8 (19.05%) Ada
2 8 (19.05%) Embedded C
3 4 (9.52%) Ada 95
4 3 (7.14%) Assembly Language
4 3 (7.14%) C++
5 2 (4.76%) MATLAB
6 1 (2.38%) ANSI C
6 1 (2.38%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 7 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 4 (9.52%) Degree
3 3 (7.14%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (23.81%) MISRA
2 7 (16.67%) MISRA C
3 5 (11.90%) DO-254
4 4 (9.52%) ARP4754
4 4 (9.52%) ARP4761
4 4 (9.52%) Def Stans
4 4 (9.52%) IEC 61508
4 4 (9.52%) ISO26262
5 3 (7.14%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (2.38%) DO-160
6 1 (2.38%) ISO 9001
6 1 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 12207
6 1 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
6 1 (2.38%) TickIT
Vendors
1 7 (16.67%) Serena
2 3 (7.14%) IBM
3 2 (4.76%) HP
4 1 (2.38%) Wind River
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