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 27 January 2015 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
RTCA DO-178B/EUROCAE ED-12B
Rank 137 122 110
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -12
Contract jobs citing DO-178B 8 5 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.25% 0.20% 0.76%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.53% 2.18% 10.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £378 -
% change year-on-year
-14.02% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 16
Average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.60 £40.00 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.20 £40.00 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
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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
316 229 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 9.95% 9.20% 7.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 145 102
Average daily rate £450 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £180 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £673 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 9 23
Average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% -25.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.25 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £42.00 £43.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.15 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+10.78% -25.43%

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 27 January 2015. 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
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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 -20 5 - - 4
Somerset - - - - 1
Bristol - - - -
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DO-178B
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 17 (62.96%) C
2 16 (59.26%) Integration Testing
3 15 (55.56%) Software Engineering
4 14 (51.85%) Avionics
4 14 (51.85%) Aerospace
5 12 (44.44%) Security Cleared
5 12 (44.44%) Rational DOORS
6 11 (40.74%) SC Cleared
7 10 (37.04%) Embedded C
8 9 (33.33%) Linux
8 9 (33.33%) C++
8 9 (33.33%) Validation
8 9 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (25.93%) Configuration Management
10 5 (18.52%) MATLAB
10 5 (18.52%) Java
10 5 (18.52%) UML
10 5 (18.52%) OO
10 5 (18.52%) TCP/IP
10 5 (18.52%) Intel
10 5 (18.52%) OpenMP
10 5 (18.52%) Serena
10 5 (18.52%) Multithreading
10 5 (18.52%) Algorithms
10 5 (18.52%) Rational Rhapsody
10 5 (18.52%) Signal Processing
10 5 (18.52%) Parallel Programming
11 4 (14.81%) Embedded Software Development
11 4 (14.81%) CAN bus
11 4 (14.81%) Wind River

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

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 5 (18.52%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 12 (44.44%) Rational DOORS
2 5 (18.52%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (3.70%) LabVIEW
General
1 14 (51.85%) Avionics
1 14 (51.85%) Aerospace
2 1 (3.70%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 20 (74.07%) Software Engineer
2 9 (33.33%) Test Engineer
3 8 (29.63%) Software Test Engineer
4 5 (18.52%) Developer
4 5 (18.52%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (18.52%) OpenMP
2 4 (14.81%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (18.52%) Algorithms
3 4 (14.81%) CAN bus
3 4 (14.81%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 9 (33.33%) Linux
2 4 (14.81%) Nucleus RTOS
2 4 (14.81%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (59.26%) Integration Testing
2 15 (55.56%) Software Engineering
3 9 (33.33%) Validation
4 7 (25.93%) Configuration Management
5 5 (18.52%) UML
5 5 (18.52%) OO
5 5 (18.52%) Multithreading
5 5 (18.52%) Signal Processing
5 5 (18.52%) Parallel Programming
6 4 (14.81%) Embedded Software Development
7 1 (3.70%) Test Scripting
7 1 (3.70%) Software Testing
7 1 (3.70%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 17 (62.96%) C
2 10 (37.04%) Embedded C
3 9 (33.33%) C++
4 5 (18.52%) MATLAB
4 5 (18.52%) Java
Qualifications
1 12 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 11 (40.74%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 5 (18.52%) Intel
1 5 (18.52%) Serena
2 4 (14.81%) Wind River
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