The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the England region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
RTCA DO-178B/EUROCAE ED-12B
Rank 544 517 523
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +6
Contract jobs citing DO-178B 22 22 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.045% 0.047% 0.079%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.56% 0.62% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 12
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +75.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £200
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +75.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 16
Average hourly rate £40.50 £35.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.08% -1.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.85 £34.90 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.10 £42.50 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.50 £35.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+14.08% -1.38%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
3931 3560 4125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.95% 7.64% 7.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 2404 2169 2280
Average daily rate £400 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £275 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 186 134 220
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £20.06
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £12.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.21 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+15.45% -12.50%
DO-178B
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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 31 July 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 31 July 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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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 -7 19 £350 - 3
South East -15 3 £400 +14.28%
East of England - - - - 2
London - - - -
North West - - - - 1
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DO-178B
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 36 (83.72%) Software Engineering
2 26 (60.47%) Avionics
3 19 (44.19%) Security Cleared
3 19 (44.19%) Rational DOORS
4 17 (39.53%) SC Cleared
5 16 (37.21%) C
6 13 (30.23%) Integration Testing
7 12 (27.91%) MATLAB
8 10 (23.26%) Simulink
8 10 (23.26%) UML
8 10 (23.26%) Ada
8 10 (23.26%) Validation
9 8 (18.60%) Automotive
9 8 (18.60%) Embedded C
10 7 (16.28%) Aerospace
11 5 (11.63%) Degree
12 4 (9.30%) Requirements Analysis
12 4 (9.30%) Linux
12 4 (9.30%) OO
12 4 (9.30%) C++
12 4 (9.30%) VxWorks
12 4 (9.30%) Configuration Management
13 3 (6.98%) Assembly Language
13 3 (6.98%) Computer Science
13 3 (6.98%) Xilinx
13 3 (6.98%) Wind River
13 3 (6.98%) Rational Rhapsody
13 3 (6.98%) CAN bus
14 2 (4.65%) Embedded Software Development
14 2 (4.65%) Parallel Programming

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 10 (23.26%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.65%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 19 (44.19%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (6.98%) Rational Rhapsody
3 2 (4.65%) LabVIEW
General
1 26 (60.47%) Avionics
2 8 (18.60%) Automotive
3 7 (16.28%) Aerospace
4 1 (2.33%) Military
Job Titles
1 39 (90.70%) Software Engineer
2 8 (18.60%) Test Engineer
3 7 (16.28%) Senior Software Engineer
3 7 (16.28%) Software Test Engineer
4 2 (4.65%) Verification Engineer
5 1 (2.33%) Developer
5 1 (2.33%) C++ Developer
5 1 (2.33%) Principal Software Engineer
5 1 (2.33%) Principal Engineer
5 1 (2.33%) Ada Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.65%) Middleware
1 2 (4.65%) OpenMP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.98%) Computer Science
1 3 (6.98%) CAN bus
2 2 (4.65%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.30%) Linux
1 4 (9.30%) VxWorks
2 2 (4.65%) Nucleus RTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (83.72%) Software Engineering
2 13 (30.23%) Integration Testing
3 10 (23.26%) Validation
3 10 (23.26%) UML
4 4 (9.30%) OO
4 4 (9.30%) Configuration Management
4 4 (9.30%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (4.65%) Parallel Programming
5 2 (4.65%) Signal Processing
5 2 (4.65%) Embedded Software Development
6 1 (2.33%) Change Control
6 1 (2.33%) Test Scripting
6 1 (2.33%) Multithreading
6 1 (2.33%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (37.21%) C
2 12 (27.91%) MATLAB
3 10 (23.26%) Ada
4 8 (18.60%) Embedded C
5 4 (9.30%) C++
6 3 (6.98%) Assembly Language
7 2 (4.65%) Java
Qualifications
1 19 (44.19%) Security Cleared
2 17 (39.53%) SC Cleared
3 5 (11.63%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (6.98%) Xilinx
1 3 (6.98%) Wind River
2 2 (4.65%) Intel
2 2 (4.65%) Serena
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