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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
RTCA DO-178B/EUROCAE ED-12B
Rank 551 544 554
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +10
Contract jobs citing DO-178B 21 22 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.040% 0.043% 0.064%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.51% 0.58% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 11
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +75.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £200
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +75.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 15
Average hourly rate £40.50 £35.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.08% +1.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.40 £34.90 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.10 £42.50 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.50 £35.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+14.08% +1.42%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
4157 3819 4446
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.83% 7.51% 7.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2516 2272 2329
Average daily rate £400 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 151 248
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+14.64% -2.77%

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
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 22 July 2014.

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 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 22 July 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
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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 -11 18 £400 +14.28% 4
South West -15 15 £275 - 1
Gloucestershire -6 10 - -
Cheltenham - 4 - -
South East -13 3 £400 +14.28% 1
Barrow-in-Furness - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Somerset - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
City of London - - - -
North West - - - - 1
Leatherhead - - - - 1
London - - - -
Plymouth - - - -
Reading - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Cumbria - - - - 1
Devon - - - -

DO-178B
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 35 (92.11%) Software Engineering
2 21 (55.26%) Avionics
3 15 (39.47%) Security Cleared
3 15 (39.47%) Rational DOORS
4 13 (34.21%) SC Cleared
5 12 (31.58%) C
6 11 (28.95%) MATLAB
7 10 (26.32%) Ada
7 10 (26.32%) Simulink
8 9 (23.68%) UML
9 8 (21.05%) Automotive
9 8 (21.05%) Integration Testing
10 7 (18.42%) Validation
11 6 (15.79%) Embedded C
12 5 (13.16%) Degree
13 4 (10.53%) Aerospace
13 4 (10.53%) Requirements Analysis
14 3 (7.89%) OO
14 3 (7.89%) Assembly Language
14 3 (7.89%) Xilinx
14 3 (7.89%) Computer Science
15 2 (5.26%) VxWorks
15 2 (5.26%) Configuration Management
15 2 (5.26%) Wind River
15 2 (5.26%) Rational Rhapsody
15 2 (5.26%) CAN bus
16 1 (2.63%) C++
16 1 (2.63%) Java
16 1 (2.63%) Linux
16 1 (2.63%) TCP/IP

DO-178B
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 10 (26.32%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.63%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 15 (39.47%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (5.26%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (2.63%) LabVIEW
General
1 21 (55.26%) Avionics
2 8 (21.05%) Automotive
3 4 (10.53%) Aerospace
4 1 (2.63%) Military
Job Titles
1 36 (94.74%) Software Engineer
2 8 (21.05%) Senior Software Engineer
3 5 (13.16%) Software Test Engineer
3 5 (13.16%) Test Engineer
4 2 (5.26%) Verification Engineer
5 1 (2.63%) Principal Software Engineer
5 1 (2.63%) Principal Engineer
5 1 (2.63%) Ada Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.63%) OpenMP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.89%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.26%) CAN bus
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.26%) VxWorks
2 1 (2.63%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (92.11%) Software Engineering
2 9 (23.68%) UML
3 8 (21.05%) Integration Testing
4 7 (18.42%) Validation
5 4 (10.53%) Requirements Analysis
6 3 (7.89%) OO
7 2 (5.26%) Configuration Management
8 1 (2.63%) Requirements Management
8 1 (2.63%) Test Scripting
8 1 (2.63%) Parallel Programming
8 1 (2.63%) Signal Processing
8 1 (2.63%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 12 (31.58%) C
2 11 (28.95%) MATLAB
3 10 (26.32%) Ada
4 6 (15.79%) Embedded C
5 3 (7.89%) Assembly Language
6 1 (2.63%) C++
6 1 (2.63%) Java
Qualifications
1 15 (39.47%) Security Cleared
2 13 (34.21%) SC Cleared
3 5 (13.16%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (7.89%) Xilinx
2 2 (5.26%) Wind River
3 1 (2.63%) Intel
3 1 (2.63%) Serena
Dorset
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £35 - £42 per hour
Posted: 13 hours ago
Cumbria
Real Staffing
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago