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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
RTCA DO-178B/EUROCAE ED-12B
Rank 607 587 568
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -19
Contract jobs citing DO-178B 26 23 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.044% 0.041% 0.036%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.56% 0.52% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 6 7
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£370 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.94% +21.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £425 £350
% change year-on-year
-12.94% +21.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 8
Average hourly rate £43.00 £40.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.45 £39.55 £35.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.85 £41.58 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.50% +11.11%

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
4641 4444 3866
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.94% 7.96% 7.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 2845 2692 2265
Average daily rate £425 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £225 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £558 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £353
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 203 164
Average hourly rate £21.55 £19.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.11% +12.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.86 £12.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.75 £45.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.64 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.20% +14.28%

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 17 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 4 September 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 -2 25 £370 -12.94% 12
South East -5 20 £370 - 6
East Sussex - 9 £370 -
Hampshire +6 8 £370 -
Hook - 7 £385 -
Cheltenham -4 3 - - 1
Gloucestershire -12 3 - - 2
South West -24 3 - - 3
West Sussex - 2 - -
Crawley - 2 - -
Kent - 1 - -
Rochester - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 £375 -
Hastings - 1 £350 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £375 -
West Midlands - 1 - -
East of England - 1 £375 - 1

DO-178B
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 38 (74.51%) Rational DOORS
2 26 (50.98%) Software Engineering
3 25 (49.02%) C
4 22 (43.14%) IEC 61508
5 21 (41.18%) Security Cleared
6 19 (37.25%) SC Cleared
7 18 (35.29%) Hazard Analysis
7 18 (35.29%) CAE
7 18 (35.29%) FMECA
8 16 (31.37%) Avionics
9 15 (29.41%) Degree
10 14 (27.45%) Stakeholder Management
10 14 (27.45%) JSP
10 14 (27.45%) UML
11 12 (23.53%) Aerospace
12 11 (21.57%) Management Information System
12 11 (21.57%) ARP4761
12 11 (21.57%) DO-254
12 11 (21.57%) ARP4754
13 10 (19.61%) Ada
13 10 (19.61%) Embedded C
14 9 (17.65%) Integration Testing
15 8 (15.69%) Requirements Analysis
15 8 (15.69%) Analytical Skills
16 7 (13.73%) Change Control
16 7 (13.73%) Military
16 7 (13.73%) C++
17 6 (11.76%) Automotive
17 6 (11.76%) Validation
17 6 (11.76%) Time Management

DO-178B
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

Applications
1 2 (3.92%) MS Excel
1 2 (3.92%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.88%) ATM
2 2 (3.92%) LTE
2 2 (3.92%) SNMP
3 1 (1.96%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.96%) Ethereal
3 1 (1.96%) Wireshark
3 1 (1.96%) 4G
3 1 (1.96%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.96%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 38 (74.51%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (3.92%) Rational Rhapsody
2 2 (3.92%) VectorCAST
3 1 (1.96%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.96%) eggPlant
3 1 (1.96%) Hudson
3 1 (1.96%) ClearCase
3 1 (1.96%) ClearQuest
3 1 (1.96%) Subversion
3 1 (1.96%) JIRA
General
1 16 (31.37%) Avionics
2 12 (23.53%) Aerospace
3 7 (13.73%) Military
4 6 (11.76%) Automotive
5 2 (3.92%) Manufacturing
5 2 (3.92%) Electronics
5 2 (3.92%) Finance
6 1 (1.96%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 25 (49.02%) Software Engineer
2 8 (15.69%) Senior Software Engineer
3 5 (9.80%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (5.88%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 3 (5.88%) Developer
5 2 (3.92%) Software Developer
5 2 (3.92%) Test Engineer
5 2 (3.92%) Embedded Software Developer
5 2 (3.92%) Embedded C Engineer
5 2 (3.92%) C Software Engineer
6 1 (1.96%) Principal Engineer
6 1 (1.96%) Validation Engineer
6 1 (1.96%) Project Manager
6 1 (1.96%) Analyst
6 1 (1.96%) Analyst Developer
6 1 (1.96%) Software Test Engineer
6 1 (1.96%) Embedded C Software Engineer
6 1 (1.96%) Principal Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (27.45%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (21.57%) Management Information System
2 8 (15.69%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.92%) Device Driver
3 2 (3.92%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.84%) Linux
2 2 (3.92%) VxWorks
3 1 (1.96%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (50.98%) Software Engineering
2 18 (35.29%) FMECA
2 18 (35.29%) CAE
2 18 (35.29%) Hazard Analysis
3 14 (27.45%) UML
3 14 (27.45%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (17.65%) Integration Testing
5 8 (15.69%) Requirements Analysis
6 7 (13.73%) Change Control
7 6 (11.76%) Time Management
7 6 (11.76%) Validation
8 4 (7.84%) Configuration Management
9 3 (5.88%) OO
9 3 (5.88%) Requirements Management
10 2 (3.92%) Programme Management
10 2 (3.92%) OOA/OOD
10 2 (3.92%) Digital Signal Processing
10 2 (3.92%) Signal Processing
10 2 (3.92%) Embedded Software Development
11 1 (1.96%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (49.02%) C
2 10 (19.61%) Ada
2 10 (19.61%) Embedded C
3 7 (13.73%) C++
4 3 (5.88%) MATLAB
5 2 (3.92%) ANSI C
6 1 (1.96%) Python
6 1 (1.96%) C#
6 1 (1.96%) Assembly Language
6 1 (1.96%) Pascal
6 1 (1.96%) PL/1
6 1 (1.96%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 21 (41.18%) Security Cleared
2 19 (37.25%) SC Cleared
3 15 (29.41%) Degree
4 1 (1.96%) HND
4 1 (1.96%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (43.14%) IEC 61508
2 11 (21.57%) DO-254
2 11 (21.57%) ARP4754
2 11 (21.57%) ARP4761
3 1 (1.96%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.96%) TickIT
3 1 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 12207
3 1 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
Vendors
1 5 (9.80%) Serena
2 4 (7.84%) HP
3 2 (3.92%) Green Hills
4 1 (1.96%) Microsoft
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