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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
RTCA DO-178B/EUROCAE ED-12B
England / South West
Rank 130 124 141
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +17
Contract jobs citing DO-178B 4 14 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.15% 0.48% 0.20%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.49% 3.57% 1.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £638 £370 £325
% change year-on-year
+72.29% +13.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 4
Median hourly rate £54.00 £42.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.81% +5.62%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £54.00 £42.25 £41.00
% change year-on-year
+27.81% +3.04%

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
268 392 337
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 10.35% 13.56% 11.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 267 222
Median daily rate £400 £384 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.23% -4.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £240 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £557 £500 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 28 16
Median hourly rate £52.50 £42.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.20 £34.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £50.00 £62.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.48 £42.00 £23.25
% change year-on-year
-46.48% +80.64%

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 23 January 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 -2 4 - -
DO-178B
England

DO-178B
Top 14 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 (100.00%) C
2 5 (71.43%) Assembly Language
2 5 (71.43%) Aerospace
2 5 (71.43%) Software Engineering
3 4 (57.14%) C++
4 3 (42.86%) Ada
5 2 (28.57%) Embedded C
5 2 (28.57%) UML
5 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
5 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
5 2 (28.57%) Avionics
5 2 (28.57%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (14.29%) Embedded C++

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 2 (28.57%) Rational DOORS
General
1 5 (71.43%) Aerospace
2 2 (28.57%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Software Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Assembler Software Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Software Team Leader
2 2 (28.57%) Team Leader
2 2 (28.57%) Technical Leader
2 2 (28.57%) Technical Team Leader
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Software Engineering
2 2 (28.57%) UML
3 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) C
2 5 (71.43%) Assembly Language
3 4 (57.14%) C++
4 3 (42.86%) Ada
5 2 (28.57%) Embedded C
6 1 (14.29%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
1 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared