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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
RTCA DO-178B/EUROCAE ED-12B
Rank 128 139 126
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -13
Contract jobs citing DO-178B 16 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.54% 0.31% 0.15%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 4.06% 2.81% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £334 £378
% change year-on-year
+10.91% -11.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 1
Average hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.25 £42.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+0.59% +5.00%
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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 West region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
394 356 255
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.23% 11.04% 9.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 234 158
Average daily rate £398 £450 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.66% +21.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £245 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £673 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 22 14
Average hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +68.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.45 £12.08 £10.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.50 £40.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £23.25 £17.08
% change year-on-year
+82.79% +36.16%

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
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 12 February 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
(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
Gloucestershire +14 10 - - 1
Dorset +6 6 - -
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England

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

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 13 (61.90%) C
1 13 (61.90%) Aerospace
2 11 (52.38%) Software Engineering
3 10 (47.62%) Avionics
4 7 (33.33%) Rational DOORS
5 6 (28.57%) MISRA C
5 6 (28.57%) MISRA
6 5 (23.81%) Embedded Software Development
6 5 (23.81%) Serena
6 5 (23.81%) Nucleus RTOS
6 5 (23.81%) Embedded C
6 5 (23.81%) VxWorks
7 4 (19.05%) Integration Testing
8 3 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
8 3 (14.29%) Black-Box Testing
8 3 (14.29%) UML
8 3 (14.29%) Middleware
8 3 (14.29%) Validation
8 3 (14.29%) Device Driver
9 1 (4.76%) Degree
9 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
9 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
9 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
9 1 (4.76%) Wind River
9 1 (4.76%) Automotive
9 1 (4.76%) Python
9 1 (4.76%) Ada
9 1 (4.76%) MATLAB
9 1 (4.76%) Simulink

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

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 1 (4.76%) Simulink
Development Applications
1 7 (33.33%) Rational DOORS
General
1 13 (61.90%) Aerospace
2 10 (47.62%) Avionics
3 1 (4.76%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 9 (42.86%) Software Engineer
2 7 (33.33%) Software Test Engineer
2 7 (33.33%) Test Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Embedded Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Software Team Leader
4 3 (14.29%) Team Leader
5 2 (9.52%) C Software Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Lead Software Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Software Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Test Leader
6 1 (4.76%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Device Driver
2 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.76%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 5 (23.81%) Nucleus RTOS
1 5 (23.81%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (52.38%) Software Engineering
2 5 (23.81%) Embedded Software Development
3 4 (19.05%) Integration Testing
4 3 (14.29%) Black-Box Testing
4 3 (14.29%) UML
4 3 (14.29%) Validation
5 1 (4.76%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 13 (61.90%) C
2 5 (23.81%) Embedded C
3 1 (4.76%) Ada
3 1 (4.76%) MATLAB
3 1 (4.76%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (4.76%) Degree
2 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (28.57%) MISRA
1 6 (28.57%) MISRA C
2 3 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 5 (23.81%) Serena
2 1 (4.76%) Wind River
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