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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
RTCA DO-178B/EUROCAE ED-12B
Rank 250 250 250
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing DO-178B 7 22 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.079% 0.23% 0.033%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.76% 2.30% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 18 2
Median daily rate £385 £370 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.05% -7.50%
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £370 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.75% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 1
Median hourly rate £40.00 - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £42.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year
-2.35% +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
923 958 843
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 10.46% 10.03% 9.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 516 533 446
Median daily rate £425 £400 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £258 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 51 36
Median hourly rate £25.00 £21.35 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.10% +4.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.15 £13.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £53.50 £46.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +7.14%

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 30 July 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
Hampshire -8 2 £395 +1.28%
Oxfordshire - 2 - -
Surrey - 2 - -
East Sussex -2 1 £375 +1.35%
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England

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 12 (80.00%) Software Engineering
2 9 (60.00%) C
2 9 (60.00%) Avionics
3 8 (53.33%) Rational DOORS
4 7 (46.67%) UML
5 6 (40.00%) Subversion
6 5 (33.33%) Rational Rhapsody
6 5 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
7 4 (26.67%) Embedded Software Development
7 4 (26.67%) MISRA
7 4 (26.67%) Ada 95
7 4 (26.67%) SDLC
7 4 (26.67%) Ada
7 4 (26.67%) Embedded C
7 4 (26.67%) Linux
8 2 (13.33%) C#
8 2 (13.33%) C++
8 2 (13.33%) GIS
8 2 (13.33%) Change Management
8 2 (13.33%) Automotive
8 2 (13.33%) Embedded C++
8 2 (13.33%) Assembly Language
8 2 (13.33%) OpenGL
8 2 (13.33%) Broadband
8 2 (13.33%) Ethernet
8 2 (13.33%) Device Driver
8 2 (13.33%) 3D Graphics
8 2 (13.33%) Military
8 2 (13.33%) FMECA
8 2 (13.33%) 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 (13.33%) Broadband
1 2 (13.33%) Ethernet
1 2 (13.33%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) GIS
Development Applications
1 8 (53.33%) Rational DOORS
2 6 (40.00%) Subversion
3 5 (33.33%) Rational Rhapsody
4 2 (13.33%) Hudson
4 2 (13.33%) JIRA
4 2 (13.33%) VectorCAST
General
1 9 (60.00%) Avionics
2 2 (13.33%) Automotive
2 2 (13.33%) Military
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Software Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Developer
2 4 (26.67%) Embedded Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Embedded Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Embedded Software Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Software Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) 3D Graphics
1 2 (13.33%) Device Driver
1 2 (13.33%) Mathematics
2 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (80.00%) Software Engineering
2 7 (46.67%) UML
3 5 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
4 4 (26.67%) Embedded Software Development
4 4 (26.67%) SDLC
5 2 (13.33%) Change Management
5 2 (13.33%) FMECA
5 2 (13.33%) Hazard Analysis
5 2 (13.33%) Multithreading
5 2 (13.33%) Time Management
6 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (6.67%) CAE
6 1 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (6.67%) Integration Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Scrum
6 1 (6.67%) Software Architecture
6 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (6.67%) SysML
6 1 (6.67%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 9 (60.00%) C
2 4 (26.67%) Ada
2 4 (26.67%) Ada 95
2 4 (26.67%) Embedded C
3 2 (13.33%) ANSI C
3 2 (13.33%) Assembly Language
3 2 (13.33%) C#
3 2 (13.33%) C++
3 2 (13.33%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) Chartered Engineer
2 1 (6.67%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) MISRA
2 2 (13.33%) Def Stans
2 2 (13.33%) IEC 61508
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) IBM