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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
RTCA DO-178B/EUROCAE ED-12B
Rank 247 250 233
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -17
Contract jobs citing DO-178B 21 1 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.22% 0.011% 0.12%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.52% 0.13% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 0 9
Average daily rate
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£370 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £425 £350
% change year-on-year
-12.94% +21.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £44.00 £40.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -5.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+8.75% +11.11%
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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
832 789 668
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 8.56% 8.51% 7.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 452 436 299
Average daily rate £400 £350 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -5.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £358
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 38 40
Average hourly rate £18.68 £15.89 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.59% -20.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £11.95 £11.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.83 £40.30 £39.13
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £19.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.38% +11.42%

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
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 27 August 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
Hampshire +4 9 £360 -
East Sussex - 9 £370 -
West Sussex - 2 - -
Kent - 1 - -
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DO-178B
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 28 (82.35%) Rational DOORS
2 18 (52.94%) Hazard Analysis
2 18 (52.94%) Security Cleared
2 18 (52.94%) IEC 61508
2 18 (52.94%) CAE
2 18 (52.94%) FMECA
3 16 (47.06%) SC Cleared
4 14 (41.18%) Stakeholder Management
4 14 (41.18%) C
4 14 (41.18%) JSP
5 13 (38.24%) Software Engineering
6 11 (32.35%) Degree
6 11 (32.35%) DO-254
6 11 (32.35%) ARP4754
6 11 (32.35%) Avionics
6 11 (32.35%) ARP4761
7 10 (29.41%) UML
7 10 (29.41%) Management Information System
8 8 (23.53%) Ada
9 7 (20.59%) Military
9 7 (20.59%) Requirements Analysis
10 6 (17.65%) Time Management
10 6 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
11 4 (11.76%) ANSI C
11 4 (11.76%) LTE
11 4 (11.76%) HP
12 3 (8.82%) Configuration Management
12 3 (8.82%) ClearCase
12 3 (8.82%) Subversion
12 3 (8.82%) ClearQuest

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

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 (11.76%) LTE
2 1 (2.94%) 4G
2 1 (2.94%) Ethernet
Development Applications
1 28 (82.35%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (8.82%) ClearCase
2 3 (8.82%) ClearQuest
2 3 (8.82%) Subversion
2 3 (8.82%) JIRA
3 1 (2.94%) Hudson
3 1 (2.94%) VectorCAST
General
1 11 (32.35%) Avionics
2 7 (20.59%) Military
3 2 (5.88%) Aerospace
4 1 (2.94%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.94%) Electronics
4 1 (2.94%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (35.29%) Software Engineer
2 7 (20.59%) Senior Software Engineer
3 4 (11.76%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) C Software Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) Architect
5 1 (2.94%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) Analyst Developer
5 1 (2.94%) Embedded C Software Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) Embedded C Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) Developer
5 1 (2.94%) Analyst
5 1 (2.94%) Software Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (41.18%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (29.41%) Management Information System
2 6 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.94%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (52.94%) CAE
1 18 (52.94%) FMECA
1 18 (52.94%) Hazard Analysis
2 14 (41.18%) Stakeholder Management
3 13 (38.24%) Software Engineering
4 10 (29.41%) UML
5 7 (20.59%) Requirements Analysis
6 6 (17.65%) Time Management
7 3 (8.82%) Change Control
7 3 (8.82%) Configuration Management
8 2 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
9 1 (2.94%) Requirements Management
9 1 (2.94%) Change Management
9 1 (2.94%) Programme Management
9 1 (2.94%) Embedded Software Development
9 1 (2.94%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 14 (41.18%) C
2 8 (23.53%) Ada
3 4 (11.76%) ANSI C
4 1 (2.94%) C++
4 1 (2.94%) Embedded C
4 1 (2.94%) Pascal
4 1 (2.94%) PL/1
Qualifications
1 18 (52.94%) Security Cleared
2 16 (47.06%) SC Cleared
3 11 (32.35%) Degree
4 1 (2.94%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (52.94%) IEC 61508
2 11 (32.35%) DO-254
2 11 (32.35%) ARP4754
2 11 (32.35%) ARP4761
Vendors
1 4 (11.76%) HP
2 1 (2.94%) Green Hills