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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
RTCA DO-178B/EUROCAE ED-12B
Rank 129 147 125
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -22
Contract jobs citing DO-178B 7 4 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.25% 0.12% 0.63%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.27% 1.25% 4.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 7
Median daily rate - - £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £625 £370 £425
% change year-on-year
+68.91% -12.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 5
Median hourly rate £42.50 £43.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.16% +7.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £43.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-2.29% +8.75%
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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
308 321 445
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 10.99% 9.70% 13.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 212 313
Median daily rate £390 £410 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.87% -6.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £287 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £513 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £376
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +9.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 18 19
Median hourly rate £30.83 £30.00 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.75% +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £22.50 £17.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £45.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.41 £30.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +50.00%

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
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 25 September 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 +6 6 - -
Bristol - 1 - - 3
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DO-178B
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 11 (64.71%) Software Engineering
2 10 (58.82%) Aerospace
3 9 (52.94%) C
4 6 (35.29%) C++
5 5 (29.41%) Ada
5 5 (29.41%) Assembly Language
5 5 (29.41%) Validation
6 4 (23.53%) Avionics
6 4 (23.53%) Rational DOORS
6 4 (23.53%) Embedded C
6 4 (23.53%) Embedded Systems
7 3 (17.65%) Algorithms
7 3 (17.65%) MATLAB
7 3 (17.65%) Simulink
8 2 (11.76%) Embedded C++
8 2 (11.76%) Root Cause Analysis
9 1 (5.88%) Def Stans
9 1 (5.88%) MISRA
9 1 (5.88%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (5.88%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (5.88%) TickIT
9 1 (5.88%) Quality Management
9 1 (5.88%) Electronics
9 1 (5.88%) Firmware
9 1 (5.88%) VxWorks
9 1 (5.88%) Configuration Management
9 1 (5.88%) ISO 9001
9 1 (5.88%) QMS
9 1 (5.88%) Process Improvement
9 1 (5.88%) Change Control

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 3 (17.65%) Simulink
Development Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Rational DOORS
General
1 10 (58.82%) Aerospace
2 4 (23.53%) Avionics
3 1 (5.88%) Electronics
3 1 (5.88%) Military
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Software Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Systems Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Assembler Software Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Software Team Leader
3 3 (17.65%) Team Leader
4 2 (11.76%) Embedded Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Firmware Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Integration Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Quality Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Software Integration Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Software Quality Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (17.65%) Algorithms
3 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (64.71%) Software Engineering
2 5 (29.41%) Validation
3 2 (11.76%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (5.88%) Change Control
4 1 (5.88%) Configuration Management
4 1 (5.88%) Process Improvement
4 1 (5.88%) QMS
4 1 (5.88%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (52.94%) C
2 6 (35.29%) C++
3 5 (29.41%) Ada
3 5 (29.41%) Assembly Language
4 4 (23.53%) Embedded C
5 3 (17.65%) MATLAB
6 2 (11.76%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) Def Stans
1 1 (5.88%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (5.88%) ISO 9001
1 1 (5.88%) MISRA
1 1 (5.88%) QA
1 1 (5.88%) TickIT
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Firmware