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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
RTCA DO-178B/EUROCAE ED-12B
Rank 597 585 576
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -9
Contract jobs citing DO-178B 29 27 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.056% 0.052% 0.024%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.57% 0.56% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 3
Average daily rate £370 £334 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.91% -11.74%
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £334 £378
% change year-on-year
+10.91% -11.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 13 1
Average hourly rate £42.25 £42.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.59% +5.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.25 £42.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+0.59% +5.00%

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
5065 4857 4461
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.85% 9.38% 8.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 3105 2979 2596
Average daily rate £425 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 212 174 170
Average hourly rate £42.00 £22.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+86.66% +32.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.02 £11.00 £10.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.98 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £23.25 £17.08
% change year-on-year
+82.79% +36.16%

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 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 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -1 29 £370 +10.91% 8
South West +11 16 - - 2
Gloucestershire +14 10 - - 1
South East +9 7 £370 +10.91%
Cheltenham +9 6 - -
Dorset +6 6 - - 1
East Sussex +11 5 £370 +13.84%
Yorkshire - 3 - - 1
Hastings - 3 £370 -
North Yorkshire - 3 - - 1
Hampshire +4 2 £370 +3.90%
Wimborne +4 2 - -
York - 2 - - 1
Hook +13 1 £370 +3.90%
North West -18 1 - - 2
West Midlands - 1 - - 1
Preston - 1 - - 1
Lancashire - 1 - - 1

DO-178B
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 25 (58.14%) Software Engineering
2 23 (53.49%) C
3 21 (48.84%) Rational DOORS
4 19 (44.19%) Avionics
5 15 (34.88%) Aerospace
6 10 (23.26%) UML
6 10 (23.26%) Embedded Software Development
6 10 (23.26%) MISRA
7 8 (18.60%) Ada
7 8 (18.60%) Embedded C
8 7 (16.28%) Serena
8 7 (16.28%) MISRA C
8 7 (16.28%) SC Cleared
8 7 (16.28%) Security Cleared
9 6 (13.95%) Requirements Analysis
9 6 (13.95%) Integration Testing
9 6 (13.95%) VxWorks
10 5 (11.63%) Degree
10 5 (11.63%) Nucleus RTOS
10 5 (11.63%) DO-254
10 5 (11.63%) Rational Rhapsody
11 4 (9.30%) Ada 95
11 4 (9.30%) ISO26262
11 4 (9.30%) ARP4754
11 4 (9.30%) Hazard Analysis
11 4 (9.30%) ARP4761
11 4 (9.30%) IEC 61508
11 4 (9.30%) Def Stans
11 4 (9.30%) FMECA
11 4 (9.30%) Automotive

DO-178B
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 2 (4.65%) MS Office
1 2 (4.65%) Simulink
2 1 (2.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.33%) 4G
1 1 (2.33%) ATM
1 1 (2.33%) Ethereal
1 1 (2.33%) LTE
1 1 (2.33%) SNMP
1 1 (2.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (2.33%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 21 (48.84%) Rational DOORS
2 5 (11.63%) Rational Rhapsody
3 3 (6.98%) Subversion
4 1 (2.33%) ClearCase
4 1 (2.33%) ClearQuest
General
1 19 (44.19%) Avionics
2 15 (34.88%) Aerospace
3 4 (9.30%) Automotive
4 3 (6.98%) Military
5 1 (2.33%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 21 (48.84%) Software Engineer
2 8 (18.60%) Embedded Engineer
2 8 (18.60%) Test Engineer
3 7 (16.28%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 7 (16.28%) Software Test Engineer
4 4 (9.30%) C Software Engineer
4 4 (9.30%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Developer
5 3 (6.98%) Senior Software Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Software Developer
5 3 (6.98%) Software Team Leader
5 3 (6.98%) Team Leader
6 2 (4.65%) Embedded C Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Embedded C Software Engineer
7 1 (2.33%) Assembler Software Engineer
7 1 (2.33%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
7 1 (2.33%) Test and Validation Engineer
7 1 (2.33%) Test Leader
7 1 (2.33%) Traffic Engineer
7 1 (2.33%) Validation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.98%) Middleware
2 2 (4.65%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.30%) Management Information System
2 3 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.98%) Device Driver
3 1 (2.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.33%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.95%) VxWorks
2 5 (11.63%) Nucleus RTOS
3 1 (2.33%) Linux
3 1 (2.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (58.14%) Software Engineering
2 10 (23.26%) Embedded Software Development
2 10 (23.26%) UML
3 6 (13.95%) Integration Testing
3 6 (13.95%) Requirements Analysis
4 4 (9.30%) CAE
4 4 (9.30%) FMECA
4 4 (9.30%) Hazard Analysis
4 4 (9.30%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (9.30%) Validation
5 3 (6.98%) Black-Box Testing
6 2 (4.65%) Business Development
6 2 (4.65%) Change Control
6 2 (4.65%) Configuration Management
6 2 (4.65%) Functional Testing
6 2 (4.65%) OO
6 2 (4.65%) Project Management
6 2 (4.65%) SysML
6 2 (4.65%) Time Management
6 2 (4.65%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (53.49%) C
2 8 (18.60%) Ada
2 8 (18.60%) Embedded C
3 4 (9.30%) Ada 95
4 3 (6.98%) Assembly Language
4 3 (6.98%) C++
5 2 (4.65%) MATLAB
6 1 (2.33%) ANSI C
6 1 (2.33%) Python
6 1 (2.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (16.28%) SC Cleared
1 7 (16.28%) Security Cleared
2 5 (11.63%) Degree
3 3 (6.98%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (23.26%) MISRA
2 7 (16.28%) MISRA C
3 5 (11.63%) DO-254
4 4 (9.30%) ARP4754
4 4 (9.30%) ARP4761
4 4 (9.30%) Def Stans
4 4 (9.30%) IEC 61508
4 4 (9.30%) ISO26262
5 3 (6.98%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (2.33%) DO-160
6 1 (2.33%) ISO 9001
6 1 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 12207
6 1 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
6 1 (2.33%) TickIT
Vendors
1 7 (16.28%) Serena
2 3 (6.98%) IBM
3 2 (4.65%) HP
4 1 (2.33%) Wind River
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