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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
RTCA DO-178B/EUROCAE ED-12B
Rank 127 150 125
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -25
Contract jobs citing DO-178B 8 3 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.28% 0.090% 0.70%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.52% 0.90% 5.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 4
Median daily rate - - £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £510 £370 £425
% change year-on-year
+37.83% -12.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 9
Median hourly rate £48.25 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.52% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.30 £39.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £43.30 £44.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £43.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-2.29% +8.75%
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
317 334 422
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 10.96% 9.98% 13.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 221 288
Median daily rate £390 £414 £448
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.74% -7.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £518 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £408 £380
% change year-on-year
-1.84% +7.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 17 29
Median hourly rate £33.50 £25.00 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.00% -1.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £13.00 £16.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £56.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £25.69 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+9.57% +28.45%

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 31 August 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 +7 7 - - 1
Bristol - 1 - - 2
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England

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

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 10 (55.56%) Aerospace
1 10 (55.56%) Software Engineering
2 8 (44.44%) C
3 6 (33.33%) Validation
4 5 (27.78%) Avionics
4 5 (27.78%) Rational DOORS
4 5 (27.78%) C++
4 5 (27.78%) Ada
4 5 (27.78%) Embedded Systems
5 4 (22.22%) Algorithms
5 4 (22.22%) Embedded C
5 4 (22.22%) MATLAB
5 4 (22.22%) Simulink
5 4 (22.22%) Assembly Language
6 2 (11.11%) Embedded C++
6 2 (11.11%) QA
6 2 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (5.56%) Def Stans
7 1 (5.56%) MISRA
7 1 (5.56%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (5.56%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (5.56%) TickIT
7 1 (5.56%) Quality Management
7 1 (5.56%) Electronics
7 1 (5.56%) Firmware
7 1 (5.56%) VxWorks
7 1 (5.56%) Configuration Management
7 1 (5.56%) ISO 9001
7 1 (5.56%) Degree
7 1 (5.56%) 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:

Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Simulink
Development Applications
1 5 (27.78%) Rational DOORS
General
1 10 (55.56%) Aerospace
2 5 (27.78%) Avionics
3 1 (5.56%) Electronics
3 1 (5.56%) Military
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Software Engineer
1 5 (27.78%) Systems Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Software Team Leader
2 3 (16.67%) Team Leader
3 2 (11.11%) Assembler Software Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Embedded Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Firmware Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Integration Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Quality Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Software Integration Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Software Quality Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Embedded Systems
2 4 (22.22%) Algorithms
3 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) Software Engineering
2 6 (33.33%) Validation
3 2 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (5.56%) Change Control
4 1 (5.56%) Configuration Management
4 1 (5.56%) Process Improvement
4 1 (5.56%) QMS
4 1 (5.56%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (44.44%) C
2 5 (27.78%) Ada
2 5 (27.78%) C++
3 4 (22.22%) Assembly Language
3 4 (22.22%) Embedded C
3 4 (22.22%) MATLAB
4 2 (11.11%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (5.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) QA
2 1 (5.56%) Def Stans
2 1 (5.56%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (5.56%) DO-254
2 1 (5.56%) ISO 9001
2 1 (5.56%) MISRA
2 1 (5.56%) TickIT
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Firmware