The table below looks at the statistics for DO-178B skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DO-178B over the 3 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
RTCA DO-178B/EUROCAE ED-12B
Rank 590 570 553
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -17
Contract jobs citing DO-178B 22 16 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.038% 0.030% 0.088%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.49% 0.40% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 6
Average daily rate
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£425 £350 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% +64.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £350 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £364 £225
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £350 £200
% change year-on-year
+21.42% +75.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 29
Average hourly rate £40.00 £36.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% -1.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+9.58% -1.35%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
4451 3970 4497
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.73% 7.52% 7.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 2693 2338 2482
Average daily rate £400 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £620 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £354 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% -2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 220 161 237
Average hourly rate £19.75 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.85% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £41.94
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -16.66%

DO-178B
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing DO-178B within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

DO-178B Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

DO-178B
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing DO-178B within the UK.

DO-178B Daily Rate Trend in the UK

DO-178B
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DO-178B within the UK over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

DO-178B Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

DO-178B
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing DO-178B within the UK.

DO-178B Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

DO-178B
Top 18 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 19 September 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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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
England -3 22 £425 +21.42% 8
South West -24 21 £425 - 3
Dorset - 17 £425 -
Gloucestershire - 4 - - 3
Cheltenham - 4 - - 3
South East -4 1 - - 1
Hampshire -17 1 - -
Somerset - - - -
Warwickshire - - - - 1
North West - - - - 1
Southampton - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Cumbria - - - -
East of England - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 3
Barrow-in-Furness - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Cambridge - - - -

DO-178B
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 39 (75.00%) Software Engineering
2 27 (51.92%) Avionics
3 25 (48.08%) Security Cleared
4 24 (46.15%) SC Cleared
5 21 (40.38%) Rational DOORS
6 19 (36.54%) C
7 17 (32.69%) Integration Testing
8 15 (28.85%) Validation
9 14 (26.92%) UML
9 14 (26.92%) MATLAB
10 10 (19.23%) Linux
10 10 (19.23%) C++
11 9 (17.31%) Ada
11 9 (17.31%) Embedded C
11 9 (17.31%) Analytical Skills
12 8 (15.38%) OO
12 8 (15.38%) Simulink
12 8 (15.38%) Automotive
13 7 (13.46%) Aerospace
13 7 (13.46%) Rational Rhapsody
14 6 (11.54%) Parallel Programming
14 6 (11.54%) Signal Processing
14 6 (11.54%) OpenMP
14 6 (11.54%) Java
14 6 (11.54%) Intel
14 6 (11.54%) TCP/IP
15 5 (9.62%) VxWorks
15 5 (9.62%) Configuration Management
15 5 (9.62%) Degree
15 5 (9.62%) Multithreading

DO-178B
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 8 (15.38%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 6 (11.54%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 21 (40.38%) Rational DOORS
2 7 (13.46%) Rational Rhapsody
3 2 (3.85%) LabVIEW
General
1 27 (51.92%) Avionics
2 8 (15.38%) Automotive
3 7 (13.46%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 46 (88.46%) Software Engineer
2 10 (19.23%) Test Engineer
3 9 (17.31%) Software Test Engineer
4 8 (15.38%) Senior Software Engineer
5 5 (9.62%) Developer
5 5 (9.62%) C++ Developer
6 2 (3.85%) Verification Engineer
7 1 (1.92%) Principal Engineer
7 1 (1.92%) Ada Software Engineer
7 1 (1.92%) Principal Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.54%) OpenMP
2 3 (5.77%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (17.31%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.69%) CAN bus
3 3 (5.77%) Computer Science
3 3 (5.77%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 10 (19.23%) Linux
2 5 (9.62%) VxWorks
3 3 (5.77%) Nucleus RTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (75.00%) Software Engineering
2 17 (32.69%) Integration Testing
3 15 (28.85%) Validation
4 14 (26.92%) UML
5 8 (15.38%) OO
6 6 (11.54%) Parallel Programming
6 6 (11.54%) Signal Processing
7 5 (9.62%) Configuration Management
7 5 (9.62%) Multithreading
8 4 (7.69%) Requirements Analysis
9 3 (5.77%) Embedded Software Development
10 1 (1.92%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 19 (36.54%) C
2 14 (26.92%) MATLAB
3 10 (19.23%) C++
4 9 (17.31%) Ada
4 9 (17.31%) Embedded C
5 6 (11.54%) Java
6 2 (3.85%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 25 (48.08%) Security Cleared
2 24 (46.15%) SC Cleared
3 5 (9.62%) Degree
Vendors
1 6 (11.54%) Intel
2 4 (7.69%) Wind River
3 3 (5.77%) Xilinx
3 3 (5.77%) Serena
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