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 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
RTCA DO-178B/EUROCAE ED-12B
England / South East
Rank - 243 235
Contract jobs citing DO-178B 0 7 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East - 0.085% 0.18%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category - 0.84% 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 9
Median daily rate - £370 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.84%
UK excluding London median daily rate £638 £370 £325
% change year-on-year
+72.29% +13.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 7
Median hourly rate - £38.00 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -30.90%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £54.00 £42.25 £41.00
% change year-on-year
+27.81% +3.04%

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
705 832 832
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 9.67% 10.14% 9.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 409 453 409
Median daily rate £450 £383 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +2.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 49 47
Median hourly rate £15.50 £47.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-67.36% +90.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.06 £17.00 £9.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £61.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.48 £42.00 £23.25
% change year-on-year
-46.48% +80.64%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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