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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
RTCA DO-178B/EUROCAE ED-12B
Rank 142 117 112
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -5
Contract jobs citing DO-178B 5 3 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.15% 0.13% 0.60%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.69% 1.54% 8.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £346 £357 -
% change year-on-year
-2.91% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 15
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -3.33%
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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
296 195 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 9.06% 8.27% 6.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 127 94
Average daily rate £400 £373 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.38% -9.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £180 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £371 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 22
Average hourly rate £44.50 £21.25 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+109.41% -43.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.92 £11.00 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £39.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -16.27%

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

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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

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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

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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 24 December 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Bristol - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - - 2
Somerset - - - -
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DO-178B
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 15 (57.69%) Avionics
2 14 (53.85%) C
3 13 (50.00%) Integration Testing
3 13 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 13 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 12 (46.15%) Software Engineering
5 10 (38.46%) C++
5 10 (38.46%) Linux
6 9 (34.62%) Aerospace
6 9 (34.62%) Validation
6 9 (34.62%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (30.77%) Rational DOORS
8 6 (23.08%) Signal Processing
8 6 (23.08%) Embedded Software Development
8 6 (23.08%) Algorithms
8 6 (23.08%) OpenMP
8 6 (23.08%) MATLAB
8 6 (23.08%) Nucleus RTOS
8 6 (23.08%) Parallel Programming
8 6 (23.08%) Device Driver
8 6 (23.08%) OO
8 6 (23.08%) TCP/IP
8 6 (23.08%) Java
8 6 (23.08%) Intel
8 6 (23.08%) Middleware
8 6 (23.08%) VxWorks
9 5 (19.23%) UML
9 5 (19.23%) Embedded C
9 5 (19.23%) Multithreading
9 5 (19.23%) CAN bus

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 6 (23.08%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 8 (30.77%) Rational DOORS
2 5 (19.23%) Rational Rhapsody
3 2 (7.69%) LabVIEW
General
1 15 (57.69%) Avionics
2 9 (34.62%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 20 (76.92%) Software Engineer
2 10 (38.46%) Test Engineer
3 9 (34.62%) Software Test Engineer
4 5 (19.23%) Developer
4 5 (19.23%) C++ Developer
5 1 (3.85%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (23.08%) Middleware
1 6 (23.08%) OpenMP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (34.62%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (23.08%) Algorithms
2 6 (23.08%) Device Driver
3 5 (19.23%) CAN bus
Operating Systems
1 10 (38.46%) Linux
2 6 (23.08%) VxWorks
2 6 (23.08%) Nucleus RTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 12 (46.15%) Software Engineering
3 9 (34.62%) Validation
4 6 (23.08%) OO
4 6 (23.08%) Parallel Programming
4 6 (23.08%) Signal Processing
4 6 (23.08%) Embedded Software Development
5 5 (19.23%) UML
5 5 (19.23%) Multithreading
6 4 (15.38%) Configuration Management
7 1 (3.85%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (53.85%) C
2 10 (38.46%) C++
3 6 (23.08%) Java
3 6 (23.08%) MATLAB
4 5 (19.23%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 13 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 13 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 6 (23.08%) Intel
2 2 (7.69%) Serena
2 2 (7.69%) Wind River
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