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 6 December 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
RTCA DO-178B/EUROCAE ED-12B
Rank 242 260 256
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -4
Contract jobs citing DO-178B 9 5 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.11% 0.053% 0.10%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.17% 0.55% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 7
Median daily rate £370 £370 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £370 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £370 £362
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £370 £334
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +10.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 3
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.84% -9.52%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
DO-178B
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
767 901 989
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 9.75% 9.58% 10.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 416 453 528
Median daily rate £415 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £275 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £536 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 40 74
Median hourly rate £16.47 £23.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.41% +27.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £16.94 £10.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +13.63%

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

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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 6 December 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 +24 8 £370 -
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
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England

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

For the 6 months to 6 December 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 8 (66.67%) Rational DOORS
2 7 (58.33%) IEC 61508
2 7 (58.33%) DO-254
2 7 (58.33%) ARP4761
3 5 (41.67%) Degree
3 5 (41.67%) ARP4754
3 5 (41.67%) Hazard Analysis
3 5 (41.67%) FMECA
3 5 (41.67%) SC Cleared
3 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
3 5 (41.67%) CAE
3 5 (41.67%) Def Stans
4 4 (33.33%) Requirements Management
4 4 (33.33%) C
4 4 (33.33%) Electronics
4 4 (33.33%) Aerospace
4 4 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (25.00%) Device Driver
5 3 (25.00%) Military
5 3 (25.00%) Embedded C
5 3 (25.00%) Assembly Language
5 3 (25.00%) Avionics
5 3 (25.00%) MISRA
6 2 (16.67%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (16.67%) Performance Metrics
6 2 (16.67%) ISO26262
6 2 (16.67%) MISRA C
6 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
6 2 (16.67%) DO-160
6 2 (16.67%) Python

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:

Development Applications
1 8 (66.67%) Rational DOORS
General
1 4 (33.33%) Aerospace
1 4 (33.33%) Electronics
2 3 (25.00%) Avionics
2 3 (25.00%) Military
3 2 (16.67%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Systems Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Developer
2 3 (25.00%) Embedded Developer
3 2 (16.67%) C Developer
3 2 (16.67%) C Software Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Developer/Software Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Embedded C Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Embedded C Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Embedded C Software Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Embedded Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Embedded Software Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Software Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Software Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Development Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Software Development Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Device Driver
2 2 (16.67%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (16.67%) Performance Metrics
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) CAE
1 5 (41.67%) FMECA
1 5 (41.67%) Hazard Analysis
2 4 (33.33%) Requirements Management
2 4 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
3 2 (16.67%) Validation
4 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (8.33%) Device Driver Development
4 1 (8.33%) Human Factors
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) C
2 3 (25.00%) Assembly Language
2 3 (25.00%) Embedded C
3 2 (16.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) Degree
1 5 (41.67%) SC Cleared
1 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (58.33%) ARP4761
1 7 (58.33%) DO-254
1 7 (58.33%) IEC 61508
2 5 (41.67%) ARP4754
2 5 (41.67%) Def Stans
3 3 (25.00%) MISRA
4 2 (16.67%) DO-160
4 2 (16.67%) ISO26262
4 2 (16.67%) MISRA C
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) HP