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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DO-178B over the 3 months to 24 June 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
24 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
RTCA DO-178B/EUROCAE ED-12B
Rank 251 252 250
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -2
Contract jobs citing DO-178B 11 14 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.12% 0.15% 0.044%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.32% 1.56% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 4
Median daily rate £255 £370 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.08% -7.50%
UK excluding London median daily rate £255 £370 £400
% change year-on-year
-31.08% -7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year
- +4.93%
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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
831 898 805
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 9.32% 9.52% 8.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 466 477 420
Median daily rate £420 £398 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.41% +10.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 43 32
Median hourly rate £21.33 £21.55 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.02% +5.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.00% +19.04%

DO-178B
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East 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 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
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 24 June 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
East Sussex +11 5 £255 -31.08%
Hampshire -1 2 £395 +3.94%
Oxfordshire - 2 - -
Surrey - 2 - - 1
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England

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 South East region with a requirement for DO-178B.

1 14 (77.78%) Software Engineering
2 11 (61.11%) Avionics
2 11 (61.11%) Rational DOORS
3 9 (50.00%) C
4 7 (38.89%) UML
4 7 (38.89%) Rational Rhapsody
5 6 (33.33%) Embedded Software Development
5 6 (33.33%) Ada 95
5 6 (33.33%) Ada
5 6 (33.33%) Subversion
6 5 (27.78%) Requirements Analysis
7 4 (22.22%) Linux
7 4 (22.22%) Embedded C
7 4 (22.22%) MISRA
7 4 (22.22%) SDLC
8 3 (16.67%) Def Stans
8 3 (16.67%) IEC 61508
8 3 (16.67%) Hazard Analysis
8 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
8 3 (16.67%) IBM
8 3 (16.67%) FMECA
8 3 (16.67%) Military
9 2 (11.11%) Automotive
9 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (11.11%) Device Driver
9 2 (11.11%) 3D Graphics
9 2 (11.11%) GIS
9 2 (11.11%) Change Management
9 2 (11.11%) Degree
9 2 (11.11%) JIRA

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

Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) Broadband
1 2 (11.11%) Ethernet
1 2 (11.11%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) GIS
Development Applications
1 11 (61.11%) Rational DOORS
2 7 (38.89%) Rational Rhapsody
3 6 (33.33%) Subversion
4 2 (11.11%) Hudson
4 2 (11.11%) JIRA
4 2 (11.11%) VectorCAST
General
1 11 (61.11%) Avionics
2 3 (16.67%) Military
3 2 (11.11%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 10 (55.56%) Software Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Developer
2 4 (22.22%) Embedded Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Embedded Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Embedded Software Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Senior Software Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Software Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) 3D Graphics
1 2 (11.11%) Device Driver
1 2 (11.11%) Mathematics
2 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (22.22%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (77.78%) Software Engineering
2 7 (38.89%) UML
3 6 (33.33%) Embedded Software Development
4 5 (27.78%) Requirements Analysis
5 4 (22.22%) SDLC
6 3 (16.67%) FMECA
6 3 (16.67%) Hazard Analysis
7 2 (11.11%) CAE
7 2 (11.11%) Change Management
7 2 (11.11%) Multithreading
7 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (11.11%) Time Management
8 1 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (5.56%) Integration Testing
8 1 (5.56%) Scrum
8 1 (5.56%) Software Architecture
8 1 (5.56%) SysML
8 1 (5.56%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 9 (50.00%) C
2 6 (33.33%) Ada
2 6 (33.33%) Ada 95
3 4 (22.22%) Embedded C
4 2 (11.11%) ANSI C
4 2 (11.11%) Assembly Language
4 2 (11.11%) C#
4 2 (11.11%) C++
4 2 (11.11%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (11.11%) Degree
2 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.56%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (22.22%) MISRA
2 3 (16.67%) Def Stans
2 3 (16.67%) IEC 61508
3 1 (5.56%) ARP4754
3 1 (5.56%) ARP4761
3 1 (5.56%) DO-254
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) IBM
2 1 (5.56%) HP