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 25 May 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
RTCA DO-178B/EUROCAE ED-12B
Rank 614 616 599
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -17
Contract jobs citing DO-178B 27 22 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.050% 0.041% 0.051%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.55% 0.43% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 5
Median daily rate £255 £398 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.99% -0.39%
UK excluding London median daily rate £255 £398 £400
% change year-on-year
-35.99% -0.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 8 15
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £37.85 £38.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.40 £42.50 £41.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year
- +4.93%

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
4908 5081 4917
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.14% 9.37% 9.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3116 3213 3009
Median daily rate £425 £413 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 196 165 236
Median hourly rate £23.56 £21.55 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.31% +2.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.71 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.10 £54.29 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £24.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +14.28%

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 25 May 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DO-178B within the UK over the 3 months to 25 May 2016.

DO-178B Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

DO-178B
Top 21 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 25 May 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 -9 27 £255 -35.99% 8
South West -2 10 - - 4
South East -10 10 £255 -35.99% 2
Hastings - 4 £255 -
East Sussex - 4 £255 -
Bristol - 4 - - 1
East of England +10 3 - - 2
Gloucestershire -9 3 - - 1
Surrey - 3 £450 - 1
Peterborough - 3 - - 1
Cambridgeshire - 3 - - 2
Cheltenham +5 2 - -
Gatwick +2 2 - -
West Sussex -26 2 - -
Dorset - 2 - - 1
East Midlands - 2 - -
Guildford - 2 - - 1
Oxfordshire - 1 - - 1
Oxford - 1 - -
Leatherhead - 1 £450 -
Midlands - 1 - -

DO-178B
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 31 (58.49%) Software Engineering
2 29 (54.72%) C
3 22 (41.51%) Avionics
4 21 (39.62%) Rational DOORS
5 18 (33.96%) Aerospace
5 18 (33.96%) MISRA
6 14 (26.42%) Embedded Software Development
7 12 (22.64%) UML
8 11 (20.75%) Embedded C
8 11 (20.75%) Automotive
9 10 (18.87%) Ada
10 8 (15.09%) VxWorks
10 8 (15.09%) MATLAB
10 8 (15.09%) C++
10 8 (15.09%) Security Cleared
10 8 (15.09%) Rational Rhapsody
10 8 (15.09%) MISRA C
11 7 (13.21%) Linux
11 7 (13.21%) Subversion
12 6 (11.32%) Validation
12 6 (11.32%) Nucleus RTOS
12 6 (11.32%) Requirements Analysis
13 5 (9.43%) Simulink
13 5 (9.43%) Assembly Language
13 5 (9.43%) Device Driver
13 5 (9.43%) Serena
13 5 (9.43%) SC Cleared
13 5 (9.43%) Embedded Systems
13 5 (9.43%) SDLC
13 5 (9.43%) Ada 95

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 5 (9.43%) Simulink
2 1 (1.89%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.77%) Broadband
1 2 (3.77%) Ethernet
1 2 (3.77%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.77%) GIS
Development Applications
1 21 (39.62%) Rational DOORS
2 8 (15.09%) Rational Rhapsody
3 7 (13.21%) Subversion
4 2 (3.77%) Hudson
4 2 (3.77%) JIRA
4 2 (3.77%) VectorCAST
General
1 22 (41.51%) Avionics
2 18 (33.96%) Aerospace
3 11 (20.75%) Automotive
4 4 (7.55%) Electronics
5 2 (3.77%) Military
6 1 (1.89%) Legal
Job Titles
1 21 (39.62%) Software Engineer
2 9 (16.98%) Systems Engineer
3 7 (13.21%) Embedded Engineer
4 6 (11.32%) Developer
5 5 (9.43%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 5 (9.43%) Software Developer
6 4 (7.55%) C Software Engineer
6 4 (7.55%) Embedded Developer
6 4 (7.55%) Software Test Engineer
6 4 (7.55%) Test Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) Embedded Software Developer
7 3 (5.66%) Software Team Leader
7 3 (5.66%) Team Leader
8 2 (3.77%) Assembler Software Engineer
8 2 (3.77%) Embedded C Engineer
8 2 (3.77%) Embedded C Software Engineer
8 2 (3.77%) Senior Software Engineer
9 1 (1.89%) Automotive Embedded Software Engineer
9 1 (1.89%) Automotive Software Engineer
9 1 (1.89%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.55%) Middleware
2 2 (3.77%) OpenGL
3 1 (1.89%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.43%) Device Driver
1 5 (9.43%) Embedded Systems
2 4 (7.55%) Algorithms
3 2 (3.77%) 3D Graphics
3 2 (3.77%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.77%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.89%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 8 (15.09%) VxWorks
2 7 (13.21%) Linux
3 6 (11.32%) Nucleus RTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (58.49%) Software Engineering
2 14 (26.42%) Embedded Software Development
3 12 (22.64%) UML
4 6 (11.32%) Requirements Analysis
4 6 (11.32%) Validation
5 5 (9.43%) SDLC
6 4 (7.55%) Integration Testing
7 3 (5.66%) Black-Box Testing
7 3 (5.66%) SysML
8 2 (3.77%) Change Control
8 2 (3.77%) Change Management
8 2 (3.77%) FMECA
8 2 (3.77%) Hazard Analysis
8 2 (3.77%) Multithreading
8 2 (3.77%) Project Management
9 1 (1.89%) Continuous Integration
9 1 (1.89%) Process Improvement
9 1 (1.89%) QMS
9 1 (1.89%) Time Management
9 1 (1.89%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 29 (54.72%) C
2 11 (20.75%) Embedded C
3 10 (18.87%) Ada
4 8 (15.09%) C++
4 8 (15.09%) MATLAB
5 5 (9.43%) Ada 95
5 5 (9.43%) Assembly Language
6 4 (7.55%) Embedded C++
7 2 (3.77%) ANSI C
7 2 (3.77%) C#
8 1 (1.89%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (15.09%) Security Cleared
2 5 (9.43%) BPSS Clearance
2 5 (9.43%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.77%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (33.96%) MISRA
2 8 (15.09%) MISRA C
3 5 (9.43%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (7.55%) Def Stans
5 3 (5.66%) IEC 61508
5 3 (5.66%) ISO26262
6 2 (3.77%) DO-254
6 2 (3.77%) QA
7 1 (1.89%) ARP4754
7 1 (1.89%) ARP4761
7 1 (1.89%) ISO 9001
7 1 (1.89%) TickIT
System Software
1 1 (1.89%) Firmware
Vendors
1 5 (9.43%) Serena
2 3 (5.66%) IBM
3 1 (1.89%) HP
3 1 (1.89%) Wind River
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