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 2 June 2015 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
RTCA DO-178B/EUROCAE ED-12B
Rank 571 549 553
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +4
Contract jobs citing DO-178B 23 28 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.043% 0.054% 0.013%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.54% 0.67% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 2
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£380 £400 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +30.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £370 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £400 £342
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £400 £308
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +30.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 16 1
Average hourly rate £42.50 £40.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +24.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £40.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +24.61%

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
4230 4176 3544
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.89% 7.98% 7.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 2650 2555 2157
Average daily rate £413 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £579 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 198 108
Average hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.94 £11.00 £11.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £61.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £21.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+2.61% +12.00%

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
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 22 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 2 June 2015. 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 -15 22 £380 -5.00% 8
South East -4 11 £380 -5.00%
Hampshire - 9 £390 -
Hook - 9 £390 -
South West -14 6 - - 1
Cheltenham -13 5 - -
Gloucestershire -20 5 - -
East of England +4 1 - - 1
East Sussex -13 1 £370 -7.50%
Scotland - 1 - -
Coventry - 1 - -
Gateshead - 1 - -
London - 1 - -
Reading - 1 - -
Yeovil - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Tyne and Wear - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - - 2
Somerset - 1 - -
East Anglia - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - - 2
North East - 1 - - 1

DO-178B
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, 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 28 (59.57%) Rational DOORS
2 26 (55.32%) C
3 24 (51.06%) Software Engineering
4 19 (40.43%) Aerospace
4 19 (40.43%) Avionics
5 18 (38.30%) Security Cleared
6 15 (31.91%) SC Cleared
6 15 (31.91%) Integration Testing
7 14 (29.79%) IEC 61508
8 13 (27.66%) Embedded C
9 11 (23.40%) CAE
9 11 (23.40%) FMECA
9 11 (23.40%) DO-254
9 11 (23.40%) Hazard Analysis
10 10 (21.28%) UML
11 9 (19.15%) JSP
11 9 (19.15%) Configuration Management
11 9 (19.15%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (19.15%) Change Control
11 9 (19.15%) Analytical Skills
12 8 (17.02%) Serena
12 8 (17.02%) Ada
13 7 (14.89%) Degree
13 7 (14.89%) ARP4761
13 7 (14.89%) ARP4754
14 6 (12.77%) LTE
14 6 (12.77%) Automotive
14 6 (12.77%) C++
14 6 (12.77%) Management Information System
15 5 (10.64%) Requirements Analysis

DO-178B
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, 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 1 (2.13%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.77%) LTE
2 4 (8.51%) Broadband
2 4 (8.51%) 4G
3 1 (2.13%) ATM
3 1 (2.13%) SNMP
Development Applications
1 28 (59.57%) Rational DOORS
2 4 (8.51%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (4.26%) JIRA
3 2 (4.26%) Subversion
3 2 (4.26%) ClearCase
3 2 (4.26%) ClearQuest
4 1 (2.13%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (2.13%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.13%) eggPlant
4 1 (2.13%) LabVIEW
General
1 19 (40.43%) Aerospace
1 19 (40.43%) Avionics
2 6 (12.77%) Automotive
3 4 (8.51%) Manufacturing
4 3 (6.38%) Military
5 1 (2.13%) Electronics
5 1 (2.13%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 24 (51.06%) Software Engineer
2 5 (10.64%) Senior Software Engineer
3 4 (8.51%) Systems Engineer
3 4 (8.51%) Developer
4 3 (6.38%) Test Engineer
5 2 (4.26%) Embedded Software Developer
5 2 (4.26%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 2 (4.26%) Analyst Developer
5 2 (4.26%) Software Test Engineer
5 2 (4.26%) Analyst
5 2 (4.26%) Software Developer
6 1 (2.13%) Ada Software Engineer
6 1 (2.13%) Architect
6 1 (2.13%) Software Architect
6 1 (2.13%) Embedded C Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (19.15%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (19.15%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (12.77%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.26%) Device Driver
3 2 (4.26%) CAN bus
4 1 (2.13%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.38%) Linux
2 1 (2.13%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (51.06%) Software Engineering
2 15 (31.91%) Integration Testing
3 11 (23.40%) CAE
3 11 (23.40%) FMECA
3 11 (23.40%) Hazard Analysis
4 10 (21.28%) UML
5 9 (19.15%) Configuration Management
5 9 (19.15%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (19.15%) Change Control
6 5 (10.64%) Requirements Analysis
7 4 (8.51%) Programme Management
7 4 (8.51%) Validation
8 3 (6.38%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (6.38%) Time Management
9 2 (4.26%) Requirements Management
9 2 (4.26%) Digital Signal Processing
9 2 (4.26%) Signal Processing
10 1 (2.13%) Static Code Analysis
10 1 (2.13%) Software Architecture
10 1 (2.13%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 26 (55.32%) C
2 13 (27.66%) Embedded C
3 8 (17.02%) Ada
4 6 (12.77%) C++
5 2 (4.26%) MATLAB
5 2 (4.26%) Pascal
5 2 (4.26%) PL/1
6 1 (2.13%) Assembly Language
6 1 (2.13%) C#
6 1 (2.13%) Python
Qualifications
1 18 (38.30%) Security Cleared
2 15 (31.91%) SC Cleared
3 7 (14.89%) Degree
4 2 (4.26%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (29.79%) IEC 61508
2 11 (23.40%) DO-254
3 7 (14.89%) ARP4761
3 7 (14.89%) ARP4754
Vendors
1 8 (17.02%) Serena
2 3 (6.38%) Wind River
3 2 (4.26%) HP
4 1 (2.13%) Green Hills
4 1 (2.13%) Xilinx
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Corporate Project Solutions
Rate: £375 - £475 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Towcester, Northamptonshire
Proteus Europe
Posted: 6 days ago
Leamington Spa
Real Staffing
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago