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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
RTCA DO-178B/EUROCAE ED-12B
Rank 260 252 251
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -1
Contract jobs citing DO-178B 7 23 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.080% 0.23% 0.011%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.77% 2.30% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 17 0
Median daily rate £385 £370 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.05% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £370 £425
% change year-on-year
+6.75% -12.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Median hourly rate £41.50 £44.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.68% +10.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £43.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-2.29% +8.75%
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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
908 1000 853
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 10.36% 10.22% 9.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 520 557 469
Median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £246 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £542 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
-0.06% +5.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 57 39
Median hourly rate £35.75 £21.55 £16.79
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+65.89% +28.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £11.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £105.10 £42.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £25.41 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+10.80% +27.02%

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 25 August 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 -4 3 £395 +6.75%
Surrey - 2 - -
East Sussex 0 1 £375 +1.35%
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
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DO-178B
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 (70.59%) Software Engineering
2 11 (64.71%) C
3 9 (52.94%) Rational DOORS
4 8 (47.06%) Avionics
5 7 (41.18%) UML
6 6 (35.29%) Subversion
7 5 (29.41%) Embedded C
7 5 (29.41%) Requirements Analysis
7 5 (29.41%) MISRA
8 4 (23.53%) Rational Rhapsody
8 4 (23.53%) SDLC
8 4 (23.53%) IEC 61508
8 4 (23.53%) Linux
8 4 (23.53%) Automotive
9 3 (17.65%) Electronics
9 3 (17.65%) Military
9 3 (17.65%) Device Driver
9 3 (17.65%) Assembly Language
9 3 (17.65%) Ada
9 3 (17.65%) Embedded Software Development
9 3 (17.65%) Ada 95
10 2 (11.76%) Embedded Systems
10 2 (11.76%) Def Stans
10 2 (11.76%) VectorCAST
10 2 (11.76%) ANSI C
10 2 (11.76%) ISO26262
10 2 (11.76%) Hazard Analysis
10 2 (11.76%) Hudson
10 2 (11.76%) LTE
10 2 (11.76%) Requirements Management

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 (11.76%) Broadband
1 2 (11.76%) Ethernet
1 2 (11.76%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) GIS
Development Applications
1 9 (52.94%) Rational DOORS
2 6 (35.29%) Subversion
3 4 (23.53%) Rational Rhapsody
4 2 (11.76%) Hudson
4 2 (11.76%) JIRA
4 2 (11.76%) VectorCAST
General
1 8 (47.06%) Avionics
2 4 (23.53%) Automotive
3 3 (17.65%) Electronics
3 3 (17.65%) Military
4 1 (5.88%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Software Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) Developer
2 5 (29.41%) Embedded Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Embedded Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Embedded Software Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Software Developer
4 1 (5.88%) C Developer
4 1 (5.88%) C Software Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Developer/Software Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Embedded C Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Embedded C Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Embedded C Software Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Device Driver
2 2 (11.76%) 3D Graphics
2 2 (11.76%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (11.76%) Mathematics
3 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.88%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (70.59%) Software Engineering
2 7 (41.18%) UML
3 5 (29.41%) Requirements Analysis
4 4 (23.53%) SDLC
5 3 (17.65%) Embedded Software Development
6 2 (11.76%) Change Management
6 2 (11.76%) FMECA
6 2 (11.76%) Hazard Analysis
6 2 (11.76%) Multithreading
6 2 (11.76%) Requirements Management
6 2 (11.76%) Time Management
6 2 (11.76%) Validation
7 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (5.88%) CAE
7 1 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (5.88%) Integration Testing
7 1 (5.88%) Scrum
7 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (5.88%) SysML
7 1 (5.88%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 11 (64.71%) C
2 5 (29.41%) Embedded C
3 3 (17.65%) Ada
3 3 (17.65%) Ada 95
3 3 (17.65%) Assembly Language
4 2 (11.76%) ANSI C
4 2 (11.76%) C#
4 2 (11.76%) C++
4 2 (11.76%) Embedded C++
5 1 (5.88%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) Degree
1 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) Chartered Engineer
2 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (29.41%) MISRA
2 4 (23.53%) IEC 61508
3 2 (11.76%) Def Stans
3 2 (11.76%) ISO26262
4 1 (5.88%) MISRA C