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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
RTCA DO-178B/EUROCAE ED-12B
Rank 576 583 550
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -33
Contract jobs citing DO-178B 18 17 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.032% 0.031% 0.019%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.42% 0.39% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 4
Average daily rate
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- £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 9 12 0
Average hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year
+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
4248 4354 3682
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.62% 7.89% 7.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 2513 2638 2187
Average daily rate £400 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +8.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 184 141
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% +7.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.72 £10.74 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.25 £79.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £15.13
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +19.00%

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 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 24 April 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 -1 17 - - 5
South West -1 8 - - 3
Gloucestershire -16 8 - - 1
South East -3 6 - -
Cheltenham -8 6 - -
Gatwick - 2 - -
Hampshire - 2 - -
West Sussex - 2 - -
Berkshire - 2 - -
Hook - 2 - -
East of England +21 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -
Tyne and Wear - 1 - -
East Anglia - 1 - -
North East - 1 - - 1
London - 1 - -
Reading - 1 - -
Gateshead - 1 - -

DO-178B
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 31 (68.89%) C
2 28 (62.22%) Software Engineering
3 22 (48.89%) Avionics
3 22 (48.89%) Rational DOORS
4 17 (37.78%) Aerospace
5 14 (31.11%) UML
5 14 (31.11%) Integration Testing
6 13 (28.89%) Security Cleared
6 13 (28.89%) Embedded C
7 11 (24.44%) Ada
7 11 (24.44%) Configuration Management
8 10 (22.22%) SC Cleared
8 10 (22.22%) Change Control
9 9 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
10 8 (17.78%) IEC 61508
11 7 (15.56%) DO-254
11 7 (15.56%) Requirements Analysis
11 7 (15.56%) Serena
11 7 (15.56%) C++
12 6 (13.33%) LTE
13 5 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
13 5 (11.11%) FMECA
13 5 (11.11%) CAE
13 5 (11.11%) Automotive
13 5 (11.11%) Hazard Analysis
14 4 (8.89%) Team Foundation Server
14 4 (8.89%) Wind River
14 4 (8.89%) 4G
14 4 (8.89%) Manufacturing
14 4 (8.89%) JSP

DO-178B
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.33%) LTE
2 4 (8.89%) 4G
2 4 (8.89%) Broadband
3 1 (2.22%) SNMP
3 1 (2.22%) ATM
Development Applications
1 22 (48.89%) Rational DOORS
2 4 (8.89%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (6.67%) ClearCase
3 3 (6.67%) ClearQuest
4 2 (4.44%) Subversion
4 2 (4.44%) JIRA
5 1 (2.22%) LabVIEW
5 1 (2.22%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.22%) eggPlant
General
1 22 (48.89%) Avionics
2 17 (37.78%) Aerospace
3 5 (11.11%) Automotive
4 4 (8.89%) Manufacturing
5 3 (6.67%) Military
6 2 (4.44%) Electronics
7 1 (2.22%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 28 (62.22%) Software Engineer
2 7 (15.56%) Senior Software Engineer
3 4 (8.89%) Developer
3 4 (8.89%) Systems Engineer
3 4 (8.89%) Test Engineer
4 3 (6.67%) Software Test Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Software Developer
5 2 (4.44%) Analyst
5 2 (4.44%) Analyst Developer
5 2 (4.44%) Embedded Software Developer
5 2 (4.44%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Ada Software Engineer
6 1 (2.22%) Communications Engineer
6 1 (2.22%) Software Architect
6 1 (2.22%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.89%) JSP
2 1 (2.22%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.89%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.44%) CAN bus
4 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.22%) Device Driver
4 1 (2.22%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.89%) Linux
2 1 (2.22%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (62.22%) Software Engineering
2 14 (31.11%) UML
2 14 (31.11%) Integration Testing
3 11 (24.44%) Configuration Management
4 10 (22.22%) Change Control
5 7 (15.56%) Requirements Analysis
6 5 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (11.11%) FMECA
6 5 (11.11%) CAE
6 5 (11.11%) Hazard Analysis
7 4 (8.89%) Programme Management
8 3 (6.67%) Time Management
8 3 (6.67%) Validation
9 2 (4.44%) Digital Signal Processing
9 2 (4.44%) Signal Processing
9 2 (4.44%) Agile Software Development
10 1 (2.22%) Test Scripting
10 1 (2.22%) Continuous Integration
10 1 (2.22%) Requirements Management
10 1 (2.22%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 31 (68.89%) C
2 13 (28.89%) Embedded C
3 11 (24.44%) Ada
4 7 (15.56%) C++
5 2 (4.44%) Pascal
5 2 (4.44%) PL/1
6 1 (2.22%) Embedded C++
6 1 (2.22%) C#
6 1 (2.22%) Python
6 1 (2.22%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 13 (28.89%) Security Cleared
2 10 (22.22%) SC Cleared
3 4 (8.89%) Degree
4 2 (4.44%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.22%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (17.78%) IEC 61508
2 7 (15.56%) DO-254
3 3 (6.67%) ARP4754
3 3 (6.67%) ARP4761
4 1 (2.22%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 7 (15.56%) Serena
2 4 (8.89%) Wind River
3 3 (6.67%) Xilinx
4 1 (2.22%) HP
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