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 2 December 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
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
RTCA DO-178B/EUROCAE ED-12B
Rank 136 142 140
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -2
Contract jobs citing DO-178B 3 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.11% 0.22% 0.24%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.96% 1.72% 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Median daily rate - - £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 1
Median hourly rate £43.00 £43.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
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
311 408 404
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 11.28% 12.70% 12.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 297 292
Median daily rate £400 £390 £416
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -6.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £545 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 19 14
Median hourly rate £37.50 £41.50 £44.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.63% -6.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £28.30 £19.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £44.15 £62.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 2 December 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
Gloucestershire +3 3 - -
DO-178B
England

DO-178B
Top 16 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 2 December 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 9 (81.82%) Software Engineering
2 6 (54.55%) C
2 6 (54.55%) Aerospace
3 5 (45.45%) Ada
4 4 (36.36%) C++
4 4 (36.36%) Assembly Language
4 4 (36.36%) Avionics
5 3 (27.27%) Embedded C
6 1 (9.09%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (9.09%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (9.09%) Embedded C++
6 1 (9.09%) Validation
6 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (9.09%) Degree
6 1 (9.09%) Computer Science

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 1 (9.09%) Rational DOORS
General
1 6 (54.55%) Aerospace
2 4 (36.36%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Software Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Software Team Leader
2 3 (27.27%) Team Leader
3 2 (18.18%) Assembler Software Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Integration Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Software Integration Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
1 1 (9.09%) Embedded Systems
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) Software Engineering
2 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (9.09%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) C
2 5 (45.45%) Ada
3 4 (36.36%) Assembly Language
3 4 (36.36%) C++
4 3 (27.27%) Embedded C
5 1 (9.09%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Degree