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 26 February 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
RTCA DO-178B/EUROCAE ED-12B
UK / England
Rank 567 579 568
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -11
Contract jobs citing DO-178B 8 24 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.019% 0.050% 0.048%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.17% 0.44% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 5
Median daily rate £300 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.91% +5.71%
UK excluding London median daily rate £625 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+68.91% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 12 11
Median hourly rate £46.50 £42.00 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.60 £37.95 £40.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £42.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.50 £42.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year
+5.95% -

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
4807 5459 5642
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 11.62% 11.43% 11.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 3164 3545 3494
Median daily rate £450 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £253 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £380
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 157 183 168
Median hourly rate £23.34 £42.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.42% +86.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £61.00 £50.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.75 £42.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-50.88% +87.77%

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 26 February 2017.

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 26 February 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 -3 5 - - 1
London - 2 £300 -
South East +13 1 - - 2
DO-178B
UK

DO-178B
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 14 (60.87%) C
2 12 (52.17%) Aerospace
3 11 (47.83%) Rational DOORS
4 10 (43.48%) Software Engineering
5 9 (39.13%) SC Cleared
5 9 (39.13%) Security Cleared
6 8 (34.78%) Avionics
6 8 (34.78%) DO-254
7 7 (30.43%) ARP4761
7 7 (30.43%) Assembly Language
8 6 (26.09%) UML
8 6 (26.09%) MISRA
8 6 (26.09%) IEC 61508
9 5 (21.74%) Def Stans
9 5 (21.74%) ARP4754
9 5 (21.74%) Hazard Analysis
9 5 (21.74%) Ada
9 5 (21.74%) C++
9 5 (21.74%) CAE
9 5 (21.74%) Embedded C
9 5 (21.74%) FMECA
10 4 (17.39%) Validation
10 4 (17.39%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (17.39%) Degree
11 3 (13.04%) Embedded Software Development
11 3 (13.04%) MISRA C
11 3 (13.04%) C#
12 2 (8.70%) Software Audit
12 2 (8.70%) Customer Requirements
12 2 (8.70%) Python

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 11 (47.83%) Rational DOORS
General
1 12 (52.17%) Aerospace
2 8 (34.78%) Avionics
3 2 (8.70%) Automotive
3 2 (8.70%) Military
4 1 (4.35%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Software Engineer
2 5 (21.74%) Systems Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Embedded Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Embedded Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Software Team Leader
4 2 (8.70%) Team Leader
4 2 (8.70%) Technical Leader
4 2 (8.70%) Technical Team Leader
5 1 (4.35%) Assembler Software Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) C Developer
5 1 (4.35%) C Software Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Database Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Developer/Software Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Development Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Embedded C Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Embedded C Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Embedded Software Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Software Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Device Driver
2 1 (4.35%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (43.48%) Software Engineering
2 6 (26.09%) UML
3 5 (21.74%) CAE
3 5 (21.74%) FMECA
3 5 (21.74%) Hazard Analysis
4 4 (17.39%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (17.39%) Validation
5 3 (13.04%) Embedded Software Development
6 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (8.70%) Configuration Management
6 2 (8.70%) Customer Requirements
6 2 (8.70%) Requirements Analysis
6 2 (8.70%) Requirements Management
6 2 (8.70%) Software Audit
6 2 (8.70%) SysML
7 1 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (4.35%) Data Acquisition
7 1 (4.35%) Device Driver Development
7 1 (4.35%) Integration Testing
7 1 (4.35%) Internal Audit
Programming Languages
1 14 (60.87%) C
2 7 (30.43%) Assembly Language
3 5 (21.74%) Ada
3 5 (21.74%) C++
3 5 (21.74%) Embedded C
4 3 (13.04%) C#
5 2 (8.70%) MATLAB
5 2 (8.70%) Python
6 1 (4.35%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 9 (39.13%) SC Cleared
1 9 (39.13%) Security Cleared
2 4 (17.39%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (34.78%) DO-254
2 7 (30.43%) ARP4761
3 6 (26.09%) IEC 61508
3 6 (26.09%) MISRA
4 5 (21.74%) ARP4754
4 5 (21.74%) Def Stans
5 3 (13.04%) MISRA C
6 2 (8.70%) DO-160
6 2 (8.70%) ISO/IEC 12207
7 1 (4.35%) ISO26262
Vendors
1 2 (8.70%) CA Agile Central
1 2 (8.70%) Freescale
1 2 (8.70%) Wind River
2 1 (4.35%) HP