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 30 May 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
RTCA DO-178B/EUROCAE ED-12B
Rank 133 131 130
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Contract jobs citing DO-178B 10 6 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.34% 0.19% 0.63%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 3.30% 1.92% 5.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £255 £380 £400
% change year-on-year
-32.89% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 13
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 £40.70 £42.50 £40.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.10 £42.50 £41.30
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
303 312 367
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 10.27% 10.09% 12.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 207 237
Median daily rate £400 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £216 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 15 32
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +54.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.70 £16.87 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.30 £45.00 £41.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +19.04%

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 30 May 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 30 May 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
Bristol - 4 - - 1
Gloucestershire +1 3 - - 1
Dorset - 2 - - 1
DO-178B
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 May 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 17 (70.83%) C
1 17 (70.83%) Aerospace
2 13 (54.17%) Software Engineering
3 8 (33.33%) Avionics
3 8 (33.33%) MISRA
4 7 (29.17%) MISRA C
4 7 (29.17%) VxWorks
5 6 (25.00%) Nucleus RTOS
5 6 (25.00%) Embedded Software Development
6 5 (20.83%) Rational DOORS
6 5 (20.83%) Embedded Systems
6 5 (20.83%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (20.83%) Disclosure Scotland
6 5 (20.83%) Validation
6 5 (20.83%) MATLAB
6 5 (20.83%) Simulink
6 5 (20.83%) Embedded C
7 4 (16.67%) Device Driver
7 4 (16.67%) Serena
7 4 (16.67%) Middleware
7 4 (16.67%) Algorithms
8 3 (12.50%) Black-Box Testing
8 3 (12.50%) Integration Testing
8 3 (12.50%) C++
9 2 (8.33%) Embedded C++
9 2 (8.33%) QA
9 2 (8.33%) Change Control
10 1 (4.17%) Root Cause Analysis
10 1 (4.17%) Def Stans
10 1 (4.17%) QMS

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 17 (70.83%) Aerospace
2 8 (33.33%) 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%) Software Test Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Team Leader
4 3 (12.50%) Test Engineer
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%) Lead Software Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Quality Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Software Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Software Quality Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Test Leader
6 1 (4.17%) Test Team Leader
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
3 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
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 3 (12.50%) Black-Box Testing
4 3 (12.50%) Integration Testing
5 2 (8.33%) Change Control
6 1 (4.17%) Configuration Management
6 1 (4.17%) Process Improvement
6 1 (4.17%) QMS
6 1 (4.17%) Quality Management
6 1 (4.17%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 17 (70.83%) C
2 5 (20.83%) Embedded C
2 5 (20.83%) MATLAB
3 3 (12.50%) C++
4 2 (8.33%) Embedded C++
5 1 (4.17%) Ada
5 1 (4.17%) Assembly Language
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 4 (16.67%) Serena
2 1 (4.17%) Wind River
Gloucestershire
In Parallel Computer Staff Limited
Rate: From £53 to £55 per hour Dep On Exp
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
In Parallel Computer Staff Limited
Rate: £45 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Dorset
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £35 - £38 per hour
Posted: 14 days ago