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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
RTCA DO-178B/EUROCAE ED-12B
Rank 261 246 235
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -11
Contract jobs citing DO-178B 6 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.060% 0.021% 0.012%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.71% 0.28% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
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- £400 -
UK excluding London average daily rate - £400 £276
% change year-on-year
- +44.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
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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
843 709 627
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 8.38% 7.28% 7.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 432 381 315
Average daily rate £384 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.86% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £178 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £501 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £365 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.10% +10.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 37 38
Average hourly rate £21.00 £24.00 £12.95
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +85.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £9.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £41.40 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.03 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+22.36% +5.88%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 14 (60.87%) C
2 12 (52.17%) Avionics
3 11 (47.83%) Rational DOORS
3 11 (47.83%) Software Engineering
4 9 (39.13%) UML
4 9 (39.13%) Ada
5 8 (34.78%) Security Cleared
6 7 (30.43%) DO-254
6 7 (30.43%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (26.09%) LTE
7 6 (26.09%) SC Cleared
7 6 (26.09%) Requirements Analysis
8 5 (21.74%) FMECA
8 5 (21.74%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (21.74%) CAE
8 5 (21.74%) Configuration Management
8 5 (21.74%) Hazard Analysis
8 5 (21.74%) IEC 61508
8 5 (21.74%) Change Control
9 4 (17.39%) 4G
9 4 (17.39%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (17.39%) Broadband
9 4 (17.39%) JSP
9 4 (17.39%) Programme Management
9 4 (17.39%) Management Information System
9 4 (17.39%) Aerospace
9 4 (17.39%) Manufacturing
9 4 (17.39%) Degree
10 3 (13.04%) Xilinx
10 3 (13.04%) Military

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 6 (26.09%) LTE
2 4 (17.39%) 4G
2 4 (17.39%) Broadband
Development Applications
1 11 (47.83%) Rational DOORS
2 4 (17.39%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (13.04%) ClearCase
3 3 (13.04%) ClearQuest
4 2 (8.70%) Subversion
4 2 (8.70%) JIRA
General
1 12 (52.17%) Avionics
2 4 (17.39%) Aerospace
2 4 (17.39%) Manufacturing
3 3 (13.04%) Military
4 1 (4.35%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 11 (47.83%) Software Engineer
2 6 (26.09%) Senior Software Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Analyst Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Ada Software Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Software Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Communications Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) JSP
2 1 (4.35%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 7 (30.43%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (17.39%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.35%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) Software Engineering
2 9 (39.13%) UML
3 6 (26.09%) Requirements Analysis
4 5 (21.74%) CAE
4 5 (21.74%) Configuration Management
4 5 (21.74%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (21.74%) Hazard Analysis
4 5 (21.74%) Change Control
4 5 (21.74%) FMECA
5 4 (17.39%) Programme Management
6 3 (13.04%) Time Management
7 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (4.35%) Software Architecture
8 1 (4.35%) Embedded Software Development
Programming Languages
1 14 (60.87%) C
2 9 (39.13%) Ada
3 2 (8.70%) Pascal
3 2 (8.70%) PL/1
4 1 (4.35%) C++
Qualifications
1 8 (34.78%) Security Cleared
2 6 (26.09%) SC Cleared
3 4 (17.39%) Degree
4 2 (8.70%) DV Cleared
5 1 (4.35%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (30.43%) DO-254
2 5 (21.74%) IEC 61508
3 3 (13.04%) ARP4754
3 3 (13.04%) ARP4761
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) Xilinx
2 1 (4.35%) Wind River
2 1 (4.35%) HP