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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
RTCA DO-178B/EUROCAE ED-12B
England / South West
Rank 131 136 136
Rank change year-on-year
+5 0
Contract jobs citing DO-178B 5 15 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.18% 0.50% 0.31%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.68% 3.89% 2.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £625 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+68.91% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 6
Median hourly rate £46.50 £42.25 £40.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.05% +4.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.45 £42.00 £38.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £42.65 £41.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.50 £42.25 £42.00
% change year-on-year
+5.32% +0.59%

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
298 386 366
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 10.99% 12.90% 11.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 253 234
Median daily rate £400 £395 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -12.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £673
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £395
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +1.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 32 20
Median hourly rate £37.50 £42.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £19.80 £11.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £50.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £42.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
-49.41% +84.78%

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 24 February 2017.

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 24 February 2017. 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 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 -1 5 - -
DO-178B
England

DO-178B
Top 23 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 West region with a requirement for DO-178B.

1 7 (87.50%) C
2 5 (62.50%) Assembly Language
2 5 (62.50%) Aerospace
2 5 (62.50%) Software Engineering
2 5 (62.50%) Rational DOORS
3 3 (37.50%) UML
3 3 (37.50%) Ada
3 3 (37.50%) Validation
3 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
3 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
3 3 (37.50%) Avionics
4 2 (25.00%) Wind River
4 2 (25.00%) Embedded Software Development
4 2 (25.00%) Freescale
4 2 (25.00%) CA Agile Central
4 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (25.00%) Embedded C
4 2 (25.00%) C++
5 1 (12.50%) Embedded C++
5 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (12.50%) DO-254

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:

Development Applications
1 5 (62.50%) Rational DOORS
General
1 5 (62.50%) Aerospace
2 3 (37.50%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Software Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Software Team Leader
2 2 (25.00%) Team Leader
2 2 (25.00%) Technical Leader
2 2 (25.00%) Technical Team Leader
3 1 (12.50%) Assembler Software Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Embedded Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Software Engineering
2 3 (37.50%) UML
2 3 (37.50%) Validation
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) Embedded Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) C
2 5 (62.50%) Assembly Language
3 3 (37.50%) Ada
4 2 (25.00%) C++
4 2 (25.00%) Embedded C
5 1 (12.50%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
1 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) DO-254
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) CA Agile Central
1 2 (25.00%) Freescale
1 2 (25.00%) Wind River