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 29 September 2016 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
RTCA DO-178B/EUROCAE ED-12B
Rank 628 640 617
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -23
Contract jobs citing DO-178B 25 23 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.047% 0.040% 0.038%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.49% 0.41% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 13 7
Median daily rate £305 £370 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.56% -12.94%
UK excluding London median daily rate £625 £370 £425
% change year-on-year
+68.91% -12.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 5 5
Median hourly rate £42.50 £43.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.29% +8.75%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £43.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-2.29% +8.75%

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
5149 5604 5430
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.65% 9.66% 9.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 3322 3434 3398
Median daily rate £425 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 202 233 238
Median hourly rate £26.50 £25.12 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.49% +25.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.65 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £47.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.50 £29.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+5.17% +45.00%

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 29 September 2016.

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 27 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 29 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +11 21 £305 -17.56% 8
South West +16 7 - - 3
South East +9 6 - - 5
Gloucestershire +2 6 - -
Cheltenham -1 4 - -
London - 4 £305 -
Uxbridge - 4 £305 -
Hampshire +2 3 - - 3
South Wales - 3 £625 -
Wales - 3 £625 -
Surrey - 2 - -
East Midlands - 2 - -
Woking - 2 - -
Derbyshire - 2 - -
Newport - 2 £625 -
Derby - 2 - -
West Midlands -31 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
Fareham - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Oxford - 1 - -
Portsmouth - 1 - - 1
Bristol - 1 - - 3
York - 1 - -
North Yorkshire - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 - - 1

DO-178B
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, 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 30 (58.82%) Software Engineering
2 25 (49.02%) C
3 22 (43.14%) Aerospace
4 20 (39.22%) C++
5 19 (37.25%) MISRA
6 17 (33.33%) Rational DOORS
7 16 (31.37%) Ada
8 15 (29.41%) Avionics
9 14 (27.45%) UML
10 10 (19.61%) Assembly Language
10 10 (19.61%) Automotive
10 10 (19.61%) Requirements Analysis
11 9 (17.65%) Embedded C
11 9 (17.65%) MISRA C
12 8 (15.69%) IEC 61508
12 8 (15.69%) Rational Rhapsody
13 7 (13.73%) Validation
13 7 (13.73%) SysML
13 7 (13.73%) Electronics
13 7 (13.73%) Military
13 7 (13.73%) Embedded Systems
14 6 (11.76%) Def Stans
14 6 (11.76%) ISO26262
14 6 (11.76%) Embedded Software Development
14 6 (11.76%) MATLAB
14 6 (11.76%) C#
15 5 (9.80%) Linux
15 5 (9.80%) Configuration Management
15 5 (9.80%) Device Driver
15 5 (9.80%) SDLC

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 3 (5.88%) MS Office
1 3 (5.88%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.96%) Ethernet
1 1 (1.96%) RS-232
1 1 (1.96%) RS-485
1 1 (1.96%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.92%) GIS
Development Applications
1 17 (33.33%) Rational DOORS
2 8 (15.69%) Rational Rhapsody
3 4 (7.84%) Subversion
4 2 (3.92%) PVCS
General
1 22 (43.14%) Aerospace
2 15 (29.41%) Avionics
3 10 (19.61%) Automotive
4 7 (13.73%) Electronics
4 7 (13.73%) Military
Job Titles
1 20 (39.22%) Software Engineer
2 8 (15.69%) Systems Engineer
3 7 (13.73%) Developer
3 7 (13.73%) Embedded Developer
4 6 (11.76%) Embedded Engineer
5 5 (9.80%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 4 (7.84%) Embedded Software Developer
6 4 (7.84%) Software Developer
7 3 (5.88%) Assembler Software Engineer
7 3 (5.88%) Software Team Leader
7 3 (5.88%) Team Leader
8 2 (3.92%) C Developer
8 2 (3.92%) C Software Engineer
8 2 (3.92%) C++ Software Engineer
8 2 (3.92%) Design Engineer
8 2 (3.92%) Developer/Software Engineer
8 2 (3.92%) Embedded C Developer
8 2 (3.92%) Embedded C Engineer
8 2 (3.92%) Embedded C Software Engineer
8 2 (3.92%) Software Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.84%) JSF
2 2 (3.92%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.73%) Embedded Systems
2 5 (9.80%) Device Driver
3 3 (5.88%) Algorithms
4 2 (3.92%) 3D Graphics
4 2 (3.92%) Mathematics
4 2 (3.92%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.96%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.80%) Linux
2 1 (1.96%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (58.82%) Software Engineering
2 14 (27.45%) UML
3 10 (19.61%) Requirements Analysis
4 7 (13.73%) SysML
4 7 (13.73%) Validation
5 6 (11.76%) Embedded Software Development
6 5 (9.80%) Configuration Management
6 5 (9.80%) SDLC
7 4 (7.84%) Hazard Analysis
7 4 (7.84%) Requirements Management
7 4 (7.84%) Software Audit
8 3 (5.88%) Risk Assessment
8 3 (5.88%) Software Architecture
8 3 (5.88%) Unit Testing
9 2 (3.92%) Multithreading
9 2 (3.92%) OOD
9 2 (3.92%) Root Cause Analysis
10 1 (1.96%) Process Improvement
10 1 (1.96%) QMS
10 1 (1.96%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (49.02%) C
2 20 (39.22%) C++
3 16 (31.37%) Ada
4 10 (19.61%) Assembly Language
5 9 (17.65%) Embedded C
6 6 (11.76%) C#
6 6 (11.76%) MATLAB
7 5 (9.80%) Ada 95
8 4 (7.84%) Embedded C++
9 2 (3.92%) Ada 83
9 2 (3.92%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (7.84%) Degree
2 3 (5.88%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.96%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.96%) Chartered Engineer
3 1 (1.96%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (37.25%) MISRA
2 9 (17.65%) MISRA C
3 8 (15.69%) IEC 61508
4 6 (11.76%) Def Stans
4 6 (11.76%) ISO26262
5 4 (7.84%) ISO/IEC 12207
6 1 (1.96%) ARP4761
6 1 (1.96%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (1.96%) DO-160
6 1 (1.96%) DO-254
6 1 (1.96%) ISO 9001
6 1 (1.96%) QA
6 1 (1.96%) TickIT
System Software
1 1 (1.96%) Firmware
Vendors
1 3 (5.88%) CA
2 2 (3.92%) Serena
3 1 (1.96%) IBM
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