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 6 July 2015 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
RTCA DO-178B/EUROCAE ED-12B
Rank 553 539 537
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -2
Contract jobs citing DO-178B 22 24 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.044% 0.050% 0.027%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.55% 0.62% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 4 5
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£370 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% +14.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-7.50% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 15 3
Average hourly rate £42.50 £40.50 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +14.08%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £40.50 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +14.08%
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
3979 3877 3387
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.00% 8.10% 7.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 2574 2416 2098
Average daily rate £425 £410 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% -6.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £562 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.42% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 150 170 124
Average hourly rate £21.32 £20.13 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.95% +3.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.75 £42.50 £42.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.54 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+5.06% +10.81%

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
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 6 July 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DO-178B within the England region over the 3 months to 6 July 2015. 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 East -1 15 £370 -7.50% 2
South West -23 3 - - 1
East of England - 2 £375 -
East Midlands - 1 - - 1
West Midlands - 1 - -
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UK

DO-178B
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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 32 (68.09%) Rational DOORS
2 26 (55.32%) C
3 25 (53.19%) Software Engineering
4 19 (40.43%) Security Cleared
5 17 (36.17%) SC Cleared
5 17 (36.17%) IEC 61508
6 15 (31.91%) Avionics
6 15 (31.91%) Aerospace
7 14 (29.79%) FMECA
7 14 (29.79%) Integration Testing
7 14 (29.79%) CAE
7 14 (29.79%) Hazard Analysis
8 12 (25.53%) JSP
8 12 (25.53%) Embedded C
9 11 (23.40%) Degree
9 11 (23.40%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (19.15%) Ada
10 9 (19.15%) UML
10 9 (19.15%) ARP4761
10 9 (19.15%) DO-254
10 9 (19.15%) ARP4754
11 8 (17.02%) Change Control
11 8 (17.02%) C++
11 8 (17.02%) Configuration Management
11 8 (17.02%) Management Information System
11 8 (17.02%) Serena
12 6 (12.77%) Automotive
12 6 (12.77%) Analytical Skills
13 5 (10.64%) Military
13 5 (10.64%) Requirements Analysis

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

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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 1 (2.13%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.13%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.26%) ATM
1 2 (4.26%) LTE
2 1 (2.13%) SNMP
Development Applications
1 32 (68.09%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (4.26%) Rational Rhapsody
2 2 (4.26%) ClearCase
2 2 (4.26%) ClearQuest
2 2 (4.26%) Subversion
2 2 (4.26%) JIRA
3 1 (2.13%) LabVIEW
3 1 (2.13%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.13%) eggPlant
3 1 (2.13%) VectorCAST
General
1 15 (31.91%) Aerospace
1 15 (31.91%) Avionics
2 6 (12.77%) Automotive
3 5 (10.64%) Military
4 2 (4.26%) Manufacturing
4 2 (4.26%) Electronics
4 2 (4.26%) Finance
5 1 (2.13%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 24 (51.06%) Software Engineer
2 5 (10.64%) Senior Software Engineer
3 3 (6.38%) Developer
3 3 (6.38%) Test Engineer
4 2 (4.26%) Analyst
4 2 (4.26%) Analyst Developer
4 2 (4.26%) Software Test Engineer
5 1 (2.13%) Principal Software Engineer
5 1 (2.13%) Embedded Software Developer
5 1 (2.13%) Embedded C Engineer
5 1 (2.13%) Principal Engineer
5 1 (2.13%) Software Architect
5 1 (2.13%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (2.13%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 1 (2.13%) Software Developer
5 1 (2.13%) Architect
5 1 (2.13%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (25.53%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.02%) Management Information System
2 6 (12.77%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.26%) CAN bus
3 2 (4.26%) Device Driver
4 1 (2.13%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.38%) Linux
2 2 (4.26%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (53.19%) Software Engineering
2 14 (29.79%) Integration Testing
2 14 (29.79%) FMECA
2 14 (29.79%) CAE
2 14 (29.79%) Hazard Analysis
3 11 (23.40%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (19.15%) UML
5 8 (17.02%) Configuration Management
5 8 (17.02%) Change Control
6 5 (10.64%) Requirements Analysis
7 4 (8.51%) Time Management
7 4 (8.51%) Validation
8 3 (6.38%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (6.38%) OO
9 2 (4.26%) OOA/OOD
9 2 (4.26%) Programme Management
9 2 (4.26%) Requirements Management
10 1 (2.13%) Test Scripting
10 1 (2.13%) Continuous Integration
10 1 (2.13%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 26 (55.32%) C
2 12 (25.53%) Embedded C
3 9 (19.15%) Ada
4 8 (17.02%) C++
5 2 (4.26%) Pascal
5 2 (4.26%) PL/1
5 2 (4.26%) MATLAB
5 2 (4.26%) ANSI C
6 1 (2.13%) Python
6 1 (2.13%) C#
6 1 (2.13%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 19 (40.43%) Security Cleared
2 17 (36.17%) SC Cleared
3 11 (23.40%) Degree
4 2 (4.26%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.13%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (36.17%) IEC 61508
2 9 (19.15%) DO-254
2 9 (19.15%) ARP4754
2 9 (19.15%) ARP4761
Vendors
1 8 (17.02%) Serena
2 3 (6.38%) HP
2 3 (6.38%) Wind River
3 1 (2.13%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.13%) Green Hills