The table below looks at the statistics for DO-178B skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DO-178B over the 3 months to 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
RTCA DO-178B/EUROCAE ED-12B
Rank 237 227 216
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -11
Contract jobs citing DO-178B 17 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.18% 0.047% 0.053%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.36% 0.65% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 0
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£325 £335 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.98% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £378 -
% change year-on-year
-14.02% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 2
Average hourly rate £55.00 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
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England

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 South East region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
720 612 564
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 7.80% 7.26% 7.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 359 290 263
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £209 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £506 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 30 51
Average hourly rate £25.00 £21.25 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +32.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £113.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.23 £22.75
% change year-on-year
+10.30% -24.28%

DO-178B
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing DO-178B across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

DO-178B Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

DO-178B
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing DO-178B across the South East region.

DO-178B Daily Rate Trend in the South East

DO-178B
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing DO-178B across the South East region.

DO-178B Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

DO-178B
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DO-178B across the South East region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015.

DO-178B Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

DO-178B
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 23 January 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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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
East Sussex - 6 £325 -
Hampshire -21 3 £356 +6.29%
Berkshire - - - -
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England

DO-178B
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 12 (63.16%) Avionics
2 10 (52.63%) Software Engineering
2 10 (52.63%) C
3 9 (47.37%) UML
3 9 (47.37%) Ada
3 9 (47.37%) Rational DOORS
4 8 (42.11%) Security Cleared
5 7 (36.84%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (31.58%) DO-254
6 6 (31.58%) SC Cleared
6 6 (31.58%) Requirements Analysis
7 5 (26.32%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (26.32%) JSP
7 5 (26.32%) FMECA
7 5 (26.32%) CAE
7 5 (26.32%) IEC 61508
7 5 (26.32%) Hazard Analysis
8 4 (21.05%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (21.05%) 4G
8 4 (21.05%) Aerospace
8 4 (21.05%) Manufacturing
8 4 (21.05%) Broadband
8 4 (21.05%) Military
8 4 (21.05%) Programme Management
8 4 (21.05%) LTE
9 3 (15.79%) Time Management
9 3 (15.79%) Chartered Engineer
9 3 (15.79%) Xilinx
9 3 (15.79%) Configuration Management
9 3 (15.79%) Change Control

DO-178B
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (21.05%) 4G
1 4 (21.05%) Broadband
1 4 (21.05%) LTE
Development Applications
1 9 (47.37%) Rational DOORS
2 4 (21.05%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (5.26%) ClearQuest
3 1 (5.26%) ClearCase
General
1 12 (63.16%) Avionics
2 4 (21.05%) Aerospace
2 4 (21.05%) Manufacturing
2 4 (21.05%) Military
3 1 (5.26%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 10 (52.63%) Software Engineer
2 6 (31.58%) Senior Software Engineer
3 4 (21.05%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Ada Software Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Communications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (26.32%) JSP
2 1 (5.26%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 7 (36.84%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.26%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) Software Engineering
2 9 (47.37%) UML
3 6 (31.58%) Requirements Analysis
4 5 (26.32%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (26.32%) FMECA
4 5 (26.32%) CAE
4 5 (26.32%) Hazard Analysis
5 4 (21.05%) Programme Management
6 3 (15.79%) Time Management
6 3 (15.79%) Configuration Management
6 3 (15.79%) Change Control
7 1 (5.26%) Embedded Software Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (52.63%) C
2 9 (47.37%) Ada
3 1 (5.26%) C++
Qualifications
1 8 (42.11%) Security Cleared
2 6 (31.58%) SC Cleared
3 3 (15.79%) Chartered Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (31.58%) DO-254
2 5 (26.32%) IEC 61508
3 2 (10.53%) ARP4754
3 2 (10.53%) ARP4761
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) Xilinx
2 1 (5.26%) HP
2 1 (5.26%) Wind River