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 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
RTCA DO-178B/EUROCAE ED-12B
UK / England
Rank 568 581 555
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -26
Contract jobs citing DO-178B 5 23 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.012% 0.050% 0.058%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.12% 0.49% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 9
Median daily rate £300 £370 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.91% +13.84%
UK excluding London median daily rate £638 £370 £325
% change year-on-year
+72.29% +13.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 12
Median hourly rate £54.00 £42.25 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.81% +3.04%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £54.00 £42.25 £41.00
% change year-on-year
+27.81% +3.04%

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
4059 4661 4290
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.77% 10.18% 9.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 2648 2918 2679
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 185 165
Median hourly rate £24.17 £41.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.75% +88.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.80 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.55 £56.00 £51.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.48 £42.00 £23.25
% change year-on-year
-46.48% +80.64%

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 23 January 2017. 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 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 -6 4 - -
London - 1 £300 -
DO-178B
UK

DO-178B
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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 15 (62.50%) C
2 13 (54.17%) Aerospace
3 11 (45.83%) Software Engineering
4 10 (41.67%) Rational DOORS
5 8 (33.33%) Assembly Language
5 8 (33.33%) C++
5 8 (33.33%) MISRA
5 8 (33.33%) SC Cleared
5 8 (33.33%) Security Cleared
5 8 (33.33%) IEC 61508
6 7 (29.17%) DO-254
6 7 (29.17%) ARP4761
7 6 (25.00%) UML
7 6 (25.00%) Ada
8 5 (20.83%) CAE
8 5 (20.83%) Embedded C
8 5 (20.83%) FMECA
8 5 (20.83%) Def Stans
8 5 (20.83%) MISRA C
8 5 (20.83%) ARP4754
8 5 (20.83%) Hazard Analysis
8 5 (20.83%) Avionics
8 5 (20.83%) Degree
9 4 (16.67%) Requirements Management
9 4 (16.67%) Automotive
9 4 (16.67%) Electronics
9 4 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (12.50%) Device Driver
10 3 (12.50%) Military
10 3 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 12207

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:

Development Applications
1 10 (41.67%) Rational DOORS
General
1 13 (54.17%) Aerospace
2 5 (20.83%) Avionics
3 4 (16.67%) Automotive
3 4 (16.67%) Electronics
4 3 (12.50%) Military
Job Titles
1 10 (41.67%) Software Engineer
2 4 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Developer
3 3 (12.50%) Embedded Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Assembler Software Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) C Developer
4 2 (8.33%) C Software Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Developer/Software Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Embedded C Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Embedded C Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Embedded C Software Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Embedded Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Embedded Software Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Software Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Software Team Leader
4 2 (8.33%) Team Leader
4 2 (8.33%) Technical Leader
4 2 (8.33%) Technical Team Leader
5 1 (4.17%) Software Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.50%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Device Driver
2 2 (8.33%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (8.33%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (45.83%) Software Engineering
2 6 (25.00%) UML
3 5 (20.83%) CAE
3 5 (20.83%) FMECA
3 5 (20.83%) Hazard Analysis
4 4 (16.67%) Requirements Management
4 4 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (12.50%) Configuration Management
5 3 (12.50%) Software Audit
5 3 (12.50%) SysML
6 2 (8.33%) Validation
7 1 (4.17%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (4.17%) Device Driver Development
7 1 (4.17%) Embedded Software Development
7 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Architecture
7 1 (4.17%) Human Factors
Programming Languages
1 15 (62.50%) C
2 8 (33.33%) Assembly Language
2 8 (33.33%) C++
3 6 (25.00%) Ada
4 5 (20.83%) Embedded C
5 3 (12.50%) C#
6 2 (8.33%) Python
7 1 (4.17%) Embedded C++
7 1 (4.17%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 8 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 8 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 5 (20.83%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (33.33%) IEC 61508
1 8 (33.33%) MISRA
2 7 (29.17%) ARP4761
2 7 (29.17%) DO-254
3 5 (20.83%) ARP4754
3 5 (20.83%) Def Stans
3 5 (20.83%) MISRA C
4 3 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 12207
4 3 (12.50%) ISO26262
5 2 (8.33%) DO-160
Vendors
1 1 (4.17%) HP