The table below looks at the statistics for DO-178B skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DO-178B over the 3 months to 20 February 2017 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
RTCA DO-178B/EUROCAE ED-12B
UK
Rank 583 591 595
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +4
Contract jobs citing DO-178B 13 27 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.029% 0.053% 0.046%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.29% 0.53% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 6
Median daily rate £625 £370 £346
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+68.91% +6.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £370 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £370 £373
UK excluding London median daily rate £625 £370 £346
% change year-on-year
+68.91% +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 15 12
Median hourly rate £46.50 £42.50 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.41% +3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.80 £39.30 £40.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £43.40 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £41.25
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.03%

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
4522 5074 5006
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.97% 9.92% 9.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2932 3143 3030
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £598
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 153 195 165
Median hourly rate £21.24 £42.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.03% +88.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.10 £61.00 £48.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £44.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-54.54% +87.23%

DO-178B
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs 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 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 20 February 2017.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DO-178B within the UK over the 3 months to 20 February 2017.

DO-178B Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

DO-178B
Top 9 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 20 February 2017. 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 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
England +26 9 £300 -18.91% 2
South West +1 7 - - 1
Gloucestershire +1 7 - -
South Wales - 4 £625 -
Wales - 4 £625 -
Cheltenham +6 3 - -
Cardiff - 3 £625 -
London - 2 £300 -
Uxbridge - 1 £300 -

DO-178B
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, 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 with a requirement for DO-178B.

1 19 (63.33%) Rational DOORS
2 14 (46.67%) IEC 61508
3 13 (43.33%) C
3 13 (43.33%) C++
3 13 (43.33%) Aerospace
3 13 (43.33%) Def Stans
3 13 (43.33%) MISRA
4 12 (40.00%) Hazard Analysis
5 10 (33.33%) Software Engineering
5 10 (33.33%) MISRA C
6 9 (30.00%) Requirements Analysis
6 9 (30.00%) SC Cleared
6 9 (30.00%) Security Cleared
7 8 (26.67%) Military
7 8 (26.67%) DO-254
7 8 (26.67%) Rational Rhapsody
7 8 (26.67%) ISO26262
8 7 (23.33%) ARP4761
8 7 (23.33%) Avionics
8 7 (23.33%) Unit Testing
8 7 (23.33%) Risk Assessment
8 7 (23.33%) MS Office
8 7 (23.33%) Assembly Language
8 7 (23.33%) CA
9 6 (20.00%) UML
10 5 (16.67%) CAE
10 5 (16.67%) Ada
10 5 (16.67%) ARP4754
10 5 (16.67%) FMECA
11 4 (13.33%) Degree

DO-178B
Top Related IT Skills 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 7 (23.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) Ethernet
1 1 (3.33%) RS-232
1 1 (3.33%) RS-485
1 1 (3.33%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 19 (63.33%) Rational DOORS
2 8 (26.67%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 13 (43.33%) Aerospace
2 8 (26.67%) Military
3 7 (23.33%) Avionics
4 2 (6.67%) Automotive
5 1 (3.33%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 9 (30.00%) Software Engineer
2 5 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) Embedded Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Developer
4 2 (6.67%) Embedded Developer
4 2 (6.67%) Software Team Leader
4 2 (6.67%) Team Leader
4 2 (6.67%) Technical Leader
4 2 (6.67%) Technical Team Leader
5 1 (3.33%) C Developer
5 1 (3.33%) C Software Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Database Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Development Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Embedded C Developer
5 1 (3.33%) Embedded C Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Embedded C Software Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Embedded Software Developer
5 1 (3.33%) Software Design Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Software Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.67%) Device Driver
2 1 (3.33%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (40.00%) Hazard Analysis
2 10 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 9 (30.00%) Requirements Analysis
4 7 (23.33%) Risk Assessment
4 7 (23.33%) Unit Testing
5 6 (20.00%) UML
6 5 (16.67%) CAE
6 5 (16.67%) FMECA
7 4 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (13.33%) Validation
8 3 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (10.00%) Embedded Software Development
8 3 (10.00%) Requirements Management
9 2 (6.67%) Configuration Management
9 2 (6.67%) Software Audit
9 2 (6.67%) SysML
10 1 (3.33%) Business Intelligence
10 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Architecture
10 1 (3.33%) Human Factors
10 1 (3.33%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (43.33%) C
1 13 (43.33%) C++
2 7 (23.33%) Assembly Language
3 5 (16.67%) Ada
4 4 (13.33%) Embedded C
5 2 (6.67%) C#
6 1 (3.33%) Embedded C++
6 1 (3.33%) MATLAB
6 1 (3.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (30.00%) SC Cleared
1 9 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (13.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (46.67%) IEC 61508
2 13 (43.33%) Def Stans
2 13 (43.33%) MISRA
3 10 (33.33%) MISRA C
4 8 (26.67%) DO-254
4 8 (26.67%) ISO26262
5 7 (23.33%) ARP4761
6 5 (16.67%) ARP4754
7 2 (6.67%) DO-160
7 2 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 12207
Vendors
1 7 (23.33%) CA
2 2 (6.67%) CA Agile Central
2 2 (6.67%) Freescale
2 2 (6.67%) Wind River
3 1 (3.33%) HP
3 1 (3.33%) IBM