The first table below looks at the demand 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 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.

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 570 529 551
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +22
Contract jobs citing DO-178B 17 9 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.031% 0.019% 0.048%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.40% 0.25% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 0
Average daily rate £400 £276 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.79% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £276 -
% change year-on-year
+44.79% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 0 14
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £37.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.75 - £34.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 - £37.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - £37.00
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
4267 3573 4573
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.82% 7.49% 7.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2589 2116 2486
Average daily rate £400 £410 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% -3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £605
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 138 230
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £16.35
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +7.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.92 £10.50 £11.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.49 £90.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+26.66% -6.25%

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 24 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 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
England -40 17 £400 +44.79% 5
South West -6 13 - - 4
Gloucestershire +15 11 - - 3
Cheltenham -2 8 - - 2
South East 0 2 £400 -
East of England - 2 - - 1
Luton - 2 - -
Bedfordshire - 2 - -
Devon - - - -
Flintshire - - - -
Lymington - - - -
Plymouth - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Crawley - - - -
Deeside - - - -
Leatherhead - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
North Wales - - - -
Wales - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Powys - - - -
Mid Wales - - - -

DO-178B
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 21 (67.74%) Software Engineering
2 20 (64.52%) Rational DOORS
3 11 (35.48%) Security Cleared
3 11 (35.48%) Avionics
4 10 (32.26%) SC Cleared
4 10 (32.26%) C
5 9 (29.03%) UML
5 9 (29.03%) Aerospace
6 8 (25.81%) Configuration Management
6 8 (25.81%) Embedded C
7 6 (19.35%) Ada
7 6 (19.35%) Degree
7 6 (19.35%) Integration Testing
8 5 (16.13%) IEC 61508
8 5 (16.13%) JSP
8 5 (16.13%) MATLAB
8 5 (16.13%) Simulink
8 5 (16.13%) CAE
8 5 (16.13%) Validation
9 4 (12.90%) VxWorks
9 4 (12.90%) Management Information System
9 4 (12.90%) TCP/IP
9 4 (12.90%) Test Scripting
9 4 (12.90%) Requirements Analysis
9 4 (12.90%) Computer Science
9 4 (12.90%) SysML
9 4 (12.90%) FMECA
10 3 (9.68%) Automated Testing
10 3 (9.68%) DO-254
10 3 (9.68%) ARP4754

DO-178B
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 5 (16.13%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.90%) TCP/IP
2 2 (6.45%) Ethernet
2 2 (6.45%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 20 (64.52%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (6.45%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 11 (35.48%) Avionics
2 9 (29.03%) Aerospace
3 3 (9.68%) Automotive
4 2 (6.45%) Military
4 2 (6.45%) Electronics
4 2 (6.45%) Telecoms
5 1 (3.23%) Finance
Job Titles
1 20 (64.52%) Software Engineer
2 3 (9.68%) Systems Engineer
2 3 (9.68%) Verification Engineer
3 2 (6.45%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (3.23%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (3.23%) Principal Software Engineer
4 1 (3.23%) Principal Engineer
4 1 (3.23%) Ada Software Engineer
4 1 (3.23%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.13%) JSP
2 2 (6.45%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Management Information System
1 4 (12.90%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.45%) Mathematics
2 2 (6.45%) Physics
3 1 (3.23%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.90%) VxWorks
2 2 (6.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (67.74%) Software Engineering
2 9 (29.03%) UML
3 8 (25.81%) Configuration Management
4 6 (19.35%) Integration Testing
5 5 (16.13%) Validation
5 5 (16.13%) CAE
6 4 (12.90%) Requirements Analysis
6 4 (12.90%) FMECA
6 4 (12.90%) Test Scripting
6 4 (12.90%) SysML
7 3 (9.68%) Automated Testing
7 3 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (9.68%) Time Management
7 3 (9.68%) V-Model
7 3 (9.68%) Hazard Analysis
8 2 (6.45%) OOP
8 2 (6.45%) OO
8 2 (6.45%) OOD
8 2 (6.45%) Software Testing
8 2 (6.45%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 10 (32.26%) C
2 8 (25.81%) Embedded C
3 6 (19.35%) Ada
4 5 (16.13%) MATLAB
5 3 (9.68%) Assembly Language
6 2 (6.45%) Embedded C++
6 2 (6.45%) C++
6 2 (6.45%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (35.48%) Security Cleared
2 10 (32.26%) SC Cleared
3 6 (19.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.13%) IEC 61508
2 3 (9.68%) DO-254
2 3 (9.68%) ARP4754
2 3 (9.68%) ARP4761
Vendors
1 2 (6.45%) Xilinx
2 1 (3.23%) Wind River
2 1 (3.23%) Serena
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