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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DO-178B over the 3 months to 27 June 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
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
RTCA DO-178B/EUROCAE ED-12B
Rank 129 138 124
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -14
Contract jobs citing DO-178B 10 4 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.34% 0.13% 0.66%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 3.56% 1.26% 4.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £255 £370 £400
% change year-on-year
-31.08% -7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 15
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.10 £42.50 £40.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.10 £42.50 £43.26
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year
- +4.93%
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
281 318 410
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 9.43% 10.33% 13.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 222 274
Median daily rate £385 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £565 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 13 34
Median hourly rate £40.00 £28.98 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.03% -18.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.90 £13.00 £14.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.80 £45.00 £42.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.03 £20.75
% change year-on-year
+27.12% +6.14%

DO-178B
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West 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 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DO-178B across the South West region over the 3 months to 27 June 2016.

DO-178B Hourly Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DO-178B within the South West region over the 3 months to 27 June 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
Gloucestershire -2 4 - - 1
Bristol - 3 - -
Dorset - 2 - -
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England

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 West region with a requirement for DO-178B.

1 16 (66.67%) Aerospace
2 15 (62.50%) C
3 13 (54.17%) Software Engineering
4 9 (37.50%) Avionics
5 8 (33.33%) MISRA
6 7 (29.17%) MISRA C
6 7 (29.17%) VxWorks
7 6 (25.00%) Nucleus RTOS
7 6 (25.00%) Embedded Software Development
8 5 (20.83%) Rational DOORS
8 5 (20.83%) Embedded Systems
8 5 (20.83%) BPSS Clearance
8 5 (20.83%) Disclosure Scotland
8 5 (20.83%) Validation
8 5 (20.83%) MATLAB
8 5 (20.83%) Simulink
8 5 (20.83%) Embedded C
9 4 (16.67%) Device Driver
9 4 (16.67%) Middleware
9 4 (16.67%) Algorithms
10 3 (12.50%) C++
11 2 (8.33%) Ada
11 2 (8.33%) Embedded C++
11 2 (8.33%) Assembly Language
11 2 (8.33%) QA
11 2 (8.33%) Serena
11 2 (8.33%) Integration Testing
11 2 (8.33%) Change Control
11 2 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
11 2 (8.33%) Black-Box Testing

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

Applications
1 5 (20.83%) Simulink
Development Applications
1 5 (20.83%) Rational DOORS
General
1 16 (66.67%) Aerospace
2 9 (37.50%) Avionics
3 1 (4.17%) Automotive
3 1 (4.17%) Electronics
3 1 (4.17%) Military
Job Titles
1 9 (37.50%) Software Engineer
2 5 (20.83%) Systems Engineer
3 4 (16.67%) Embedded Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Software Team Leader
4 3 (12.50%) Team Leader
5 2 (8.33%) C Software Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Assembler Software Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Firmware Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Integration Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Quality Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Software Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Software Integration Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Software Quality Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Software Test Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) Embedded Systems
2 4 (16.67%) Algorithms
2 4 (16.67%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 7 (29.17%) VxWorks
2 6 (25.00%) Nucleus RTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (54.17%) Software Engineering
2 6 (25.00%) Embedded Software Development
3 5 (20.83%) Validation
4 2 (8.33%) Black-Box Testing
4 2 (8.33%) Change Control
4 2 (8.33%) Integration Testing
4 2 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (4.17%) Configuration Management
5 1 (4.17%) Process Improvement
5 1 (4.17%) QMS
5 1 (4.17%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (62.50%) C
2 5 (20.83%) Embedded C
2 5 (20.83%) MATLAB
3 3 (12.50%) C++
4 2 (8.33%) Ada
4 2 (8.33%) Assembly Language
4 2 (8.33%) Embedded C++
5 1 (4.17%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (20.83%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (33.33%) MISRA
2 7 (29.17%) MISRA C
3 5 (20.83%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (8.33%) QA
5 1 (4.17%) Def Stans
5 1 (4.17%) DO-254
5 1 (4.17%) ISO 9001
5 1 (4.17%) TickIT
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (8.33%) Serena
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