The first table below looks at the demand 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 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the South West region.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
RTCA DO-178B/EUROCAE ED-12B
Rank 125 119 120
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +1
Contract jobs citing DO-178B 13 6 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.41% 0.26% 0.76%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 4.22% 2.84% 11.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 0
Average daily rate - £276 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £276 -
% change year-on-year
+44.79% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 0 13
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - £37.00
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
308 211 240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 9.67% 9.15% 6.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 125 118
Average daily rate £400 £383 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.57% -4.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £240 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 7 24
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +5.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £25.10 £12.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.25 £162.50 £37.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+26.66% -6.25%
DO-178B
England

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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Gloucestershire +15 11 - - 1
Devon - - - - 2
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England

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 14 (77.78%) Software Engineering
2 12 (66.67%) Rational DOORS
3 9 (50.00%) Avionics
3 9 (50.00%) Aerospace
4 7 (38.89%) C
4 7 (38.89%) Embedded C
4 7 (38.89%) Configuration Management
5 6 (33.33%) Security Cleared
5 6 (33.33%) Integration Testing
6 5 (27.78%) SC Cleared
6 5 (27.78%) MATLAB
6 5 (27.78%) Simulink
7 4 (22.22%) Test Scripting
8 3 (16.67%) Automated Testing
8 3 (16.67%) V-Model
8 3 (16.67%) Assembly Language
8 3 (16.67%) Automotive
8 3 (16.67%) Validation
9 2 (11.11%) Military
9 2 (11.11%) UML
9 2 (11.11%) Ada
10 1 (5.56%) HTTP
10 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
10 1 (5.56%) VxWorks
10 1 (5.56%) Serena
10 1 (5.56%) Device Driver
10 1 (5.56%) Wind River
10 1 (5.56%) Change Control
10 1 (5.56%) Electronics
10 1 (5.56%) System Testing

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

Applications
1 5 (27.78%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) HTTP
1 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 12 (66.67%) Rational DOORS
General
1 9 (50.00%) Aerospace
1 9 (50.00%) Avionics
2 3 (16.67%) Automotive
3 2 (11.11%) Military
4 1 (5.56%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 13 (72.22%) Software Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Verification Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Test Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Software Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (77.78%) Software Engineering
2 7 (38.89%) Configuration Management
3 6 (33.33%) Integration Testing
4 4 (22.22%) Test Scripting
5 3 (16.67%) Validation
5 3 (16.67%) Automated Testing
5 3 (16.67%) V-Model
6 2 (11.11%) UML
7 1 (5.56%) Change Control
7 1 (5.56%) System Testing
7 1 (5.56%) Software Testing
7 1 (5.56%) SysML
7 1 (5.56%) Requirements Management
7 1 (5.56%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (38.89%) C
1 7 (38.89%) Embedded C
2 5 (27.78%) MATLAB
3 3 (16.67%) Assembly Language
4 2 (11.11%) Ada
Qualifications
1 6 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 5 (27.78%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (5.56%) Serena
1 1 (5.56%) Wind River
Wiltshire
Experis Engineering
Posted: 21 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Engineering
Rate: £40 - £42 per hour
Posted: 22 hours ago
Somerset
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 35 Per Hour Contract
Posted: 14 days ago