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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
RTCA DO-178B/EUROCAE ED-12B
Rank 595 604 598
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -6
Contract jobs citing DO-178B 15 14 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.033% 0.028% 0.038%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.34% 0.27% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 10
Median daily rate £365 £370 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.35% +5.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £370 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £370 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £370 £351
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 4
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.60 £37.20 £33.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.10 £44.00 £41.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
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
4448 5102 4866
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.73% 10.07% 9.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 2914 3180 3181
Median daily rate £450 £428 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +3.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £614 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 186 213
Median hourly rate £20.97 £24.23 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.45% +7.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DO-178B across the England region over the 3 months to 3 December 2016.

DO-178B Hourly Rate Histogram 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 3 December 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 East +29 9 £370 -
South West +7 3 - -
London - 1 £305 -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - -
DO-178B
UK

DO-178B
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 19 (59.38%) Software Engineering
2 18 (56.25%) Aerospace
3 15 (46.88%) C
4 11 (34.38%) Ada
5 10 (31.25%) C++
6 9 (28.13%) Rational DOORS
6 9 (28.13%) MISRA
7 8 (25.00%) IEC 61508
7 8 (25.00%) Avionics
8 7 (21.88%) DO-254
8 7 (21.88%) ARP4761
8 7 (21.88%) UML
8 7 (21.88%) Assembly Language
9 6 (18.75%) Embedded C
9 6 (18.75%) Degree
9 6 (18.75%) MISRA C
10 5 (15.63%) SC Cleared
10 5 (15.63%) Security Cleared
10 5 (15.63%) ARP4754
10 5 (15.63%) Hazard Analysis
10 5 (15.63%) Def Stans
10 5 (15.63%) CAE
10 5 (15.63%) FMECA
11 4 (12.50%) JSF
11 4 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 12207
11 4 (12.50%) Electronics
11 4 (12.50%) Automotive
11 4 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (12.50%) Configuration Management
11 4 (12.50%) C#

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 9 (28.13%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (6.25%) PVCS
General
1 18 (56.25%) Aerospace
2 8 (25.00%) Avionics
3 4 (12.50%) Automotive
3 4 (12.50%) Electronics
4 3 (9.38%) Military
Job Titles
1 13 (40.63%) Software Engineer
2 5 (15.63%) Systems Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) Developer
3 3 (9.38%) Embedded Developer
3 3 (9.38%) Software Team Leader
3 3 (9.38%) Team Leader
4 2 (6.25%) Assembler Software Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) C Developer
4 2 (6.25%) C Software Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Design Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Developer/Software Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Embedded C Developer
4 2 (6.25%) Embedded C Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Embedded C Software Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Embedded Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Embedded Software Developer
4 2 (6.25%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Software Design Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Software Developer
5 1 (3.13%) C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.50%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) Device Driver
1 3 (9.38%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (6.25%) Performance Metrics
3 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (59.38%) Software Engineering
2 7 (21.88%) UML
3 5 (15.63%) CAE
3 5 (15.63%) FMECA
3 5 (15.63%) Hazard Analysis
4 4 (12.50%) Configuration Management
4 4 (12.50%) Requirements Management
4 4 (12.50%) Software Audit
4 4 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (12.50%) SysML
5 3 (9.38%) Validation
6 2 (6.25%) OOD
6 2 (6.25%) Requirements Analysis
6 2 (6.25%) Software Architecture
7 1 (3.13%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (3.13%) Device Driver Development
7 1 (3.13%) Embedded Software Development
7 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Architecture
7 1 (3.13%) Human Factors
7 1 (3.13%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 15 (46.88%) C
2 11 (34.38%) Ada
3 10 (31.25%) C++
4 7 (21.88%) Assembly Language
5 6 (18.75%) Embedded C
6 4 (12.50%) C#
7 2 (6.25%) Ada 83
7 2 (6.25%) Ada 95
7 2 (6.25%) Python
8 1 (3.13%) Embedded C++
8 1 (3.13%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 6 (18.75%) Degree
2 5 (15.63%) SC Cleared
2 5 (15.63%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (28.13%) MISRA
2 8 (25.00%) IEC 61508
3 7 (21.88%) ARP4761
3 7 (21.88%) DO-254
4 6 (18.75%) MISRA C
5 5 (15.63%) ARP4754
5 5 (15.63%) Def Stans
6 4 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 12207
7 3 (9.38%) ISO26262
8 2 (6.25%) DO-160
Vendors
1 2 (6.25%) Serena
2 1 (3.13%) HP