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 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
RTCA DO-178B/EUROCAE ED-12B
Rank 243 244 228
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -16
Contract jobs citing DO-178B 11 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.12% 0.045% 0.025%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.34% 0.56% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 1
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£384 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.94% +14.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £384 £400 £308
% change year-on-year
-3.94% +30.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £40.50 -
% change year-on-year
+4.93% -
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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
818 711 535
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 8.78% 7.93% 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 444 369 272
Average daily rate £397 £360 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.19% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £169 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £491 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 41 19
Average hourly rate £20.19 £26.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.36% +79.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.07 £12.40 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £47.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.61% +20.00%

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 26 May 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 - 7 £398 -
West Sussex - 2 - -
East Sussex -17 1 £370 -7.50%
Berkshire - 1 - - 1
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DO-178B
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 13 (56.52%) Rational DOORS
2 11 (47.83%) DO-254
3 10 (43.48%) Security Cleared
3 10 (43.48%) C
4 9 (39.13%) CAE
4 9 (39.13%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (39.13%) FMECA
4 9 (39.13%) Avionics
4 9 (39.13%) IEC 61508
4 9 (39.13%) Hazard Analysis
5 8 (34.78%) SC Cleared
6 7 (30.43%) ARP4761
6 7 (30.43%) ARP4754
6 7 (30.43%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (30.43%) Software Engineering
6 7 (30.43%) Degree
6 7 (30.43%) JSP
7 6 (26.09%) UML
7 6 (26.09%) Management Information System
7 6 (26.09%) LTE
8 5 (21.74%) Ada
9 4 (17.39%) Broadband
9 4 (17.39%) Configuration Management
9 4 (17.39%) Aerospace
9 4 (17.39%) Manufacturing
9 4 (17.39%) Programme Management
9 4 (17.39%) Requirements Analysis
9 4 (17.39%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (17.39%) 4G
9 4 (17.39%) Change Control

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

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 6 (26.09%) LTE
2 4 (17.39%) 4G
2 4 (17.39%) Broadband
Development Applications
1 13 (56.52%) Rational DOORS
2 4 (17.39%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (13.04%) ClearCase
3 3 (13.04%) ClearQuest
4 2 (8.70%) Subversion
4 2 (8.70%) JIRA
General
1 9 (39.13%) Avionics
2 4 (17.39%) Aerospace
2 4 (17.39%) Manufacturing
3 3 (13.04%) Military
Job Titles
1 7 (30.43%) Software Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) Systems Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) Senior Software Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Analyst Developer
3 2 (8.70%) Developer
3 2 (8.70%) Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Software Architect
4 1 (4.35%) Communications Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Ada Software Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (30.43%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (30.43%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (26.09%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (39.13%) CAE
1 9 (39.13%) Stakeholder Management
1 9 (39.13%) FMECA
1 9 (39.13%) Hazard Analysis
2 7 (30.43%) Software Engineering
3 6 (26.09%) UML
4 4 (17.39%) Change Control
4 4 (17.39%) Requirements Analysis
4 4 (17.39%) Programme Management
4 4 (17.39%) Configuration Management
5 3 (13.04%) Time Management
6 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (4.35%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 10 (43.48%) C
2 5 (21.74%) Ada
3 2 (8.70%) Pascal
3 2 (8.70%) PL/1
Qualifications
1 10 (43.48%) Security Cleared
2 8 (34.78%) SC Cleared
3 7 (30.43%) Degree
4 2 (8.70%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (47.83%) DO-254
2 9 (39.13%) IEC 61508
3 7 (30.43%) ARP4754
3 7 (30.43%) ARP4761
Vendors
1 2 (8.70%) HP
2 1 (4.35%) Xilinx