The table below looks at the statistics for DO-178B skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West 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 2014 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 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
RTCA DO-178B/EUROCAE ED-12B
Rank 118 107 107
Rank change year-on-year
-11 0
Contract jobs citing DO-178B 22 2 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.70% 0.089% 0.85%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 6.29% 1.35% 13.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 6
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£425 - £200
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £350 £200
% change year-on-year
+21.42% +75.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 15
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £37.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.70 - £28.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.10 - £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +4.34%
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 West region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
350 148 200
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 11.08% 6.61% 6.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 77 102
Average daily rate £425 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £361
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -0.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 15 22
Average hourly rate £25.50 £17.23 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.04% -54.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £8.00 £15.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £26.55 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -18.60%

DO-178B
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing DO-178B across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

DO-178B Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

DO-178B
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing DO-178B across the South West region.

DO-178B Daily Rate Trend in the South West

DO-178B
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DO-178B across the South West region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

DO-178B Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

DO-178B
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing DO-178B across the South West region.

DO-178B Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

DO-178B
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Dorset - 14 £425 - 1
Gloucestershire -16 8 - - 1
Somerset - - - - 1
Bristol - - - -
DO-178B
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 30 (73.17%) Software Engineering
2 24 (58.54%) Avionics
3 22 (53.66%) Security Cleared
4 20 (48.78%) SC Cleared
5 16 (39.02%) Integration Testing
6 15 (36.59%) Rational DOORS
7 14 (34.15%) MATLAB
7 14 (34.15%) C
8 10 (24.39%) Simulink
9 9 (21.95%) Embedded C
9 9 (21.95%) Validation
10 8 (19.51%) Aerospace
10 8 (19.51%) Automotive
11 7 (17.07%) C++
11 7 (17.07%) Linux
12 6 (14.63%) UML
13 5 (12.20%) Configuration Management
14 4 (9.76%) TCP/IP
14 4 (9.76%) OO
14 4 (9.76%) Java
14 4 (9.76%) Intel
14 4 (9.76%) OpenMP
14 4 (9.76%) Signal Processing
14 4 (9.76%) Wind River
14 4 (9.76%) Parallel Programming
14 4 (9.76%) CAN bus
15 3 (7.32%) Rational Rhapsody
15 3 (7.32%) Embedded Software Development
15 3 (7.32%) Nucleus RTOS
15 3 (7.32%) Multithreading

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

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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.

Applications
1 10 (24.39%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.76%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 15 (36.59%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (7.32%) Rational Rhapsody
3 2 (4.88%) LabVIEW
General
1 24 (58.54%) Avionics
2 8 (19.51%) Aerospace
2 8 (19.51%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 35 (85.37%) Software Engineer
2 9 (21.95%) Test Engineer
3 8 (19.51%) Software Test Engineer
4 3 (7.32%) Senior Software Engineer
4 3 (7.32%) Developer
4 3 (7.32%) C++ Developer
5 2 (4.88%) Verification Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.76%) OpenMP
2 3 (7.32%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.76%) CAN bus
2 3 (7.32%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.07%) Linux
2 3 (7.32%) VxWorks
2 3 (7.32%) Nucleus RTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (73.17%) Software Engineering
2 16 (39.02%) Integration Testing
3 9 (21.95%) Validation
4 6 (14.63%) UML
5 5 (12.20%) Configuration Management
6 4 (9.76%) OO
6 4 (9.76%) Parallel Programming
6 4 (9.76%) Signal Processing
7 3 (7.32%) Multithreading
7 3 (7.32%) Embedded Software Development
8 1 (2.44%) Change Control
8 1 (2.44%) Test Scripting
8 1 (2.44%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (34.15%) C
1 14 (34.15%) MATLAB
2 9 (21.95%) Embedded C
3 7 (17.07%) C++
4 4 (9.76%) Java
5 3 (7.32%) Ada
6 2 (4.88%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 22 (53.66%) Security Cleared
2 20 (48.78%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 4 (9.76%) Intel
1 4 (9.76%) Wind River
2 3 (7.32%) Serena
Dorset
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Somerset
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 22 days ago