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 28 August 2014 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
RTCA DO-178B/EUROCAE ED-12B
Rank 589 552 541
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -11
Contract jobs citing DO-178B 23 22 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.041% 0.042% 0.092%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.52% 0.57% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 9
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£425 £350 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% +75.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £350 £200
% change year-on-year
+21.42% +75.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 27
Average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.85 £35.50 £29.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.10 £42.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

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
4403 3864 4571
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.91% 7.34% 7.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 2670 2273 2486
Average daily rate £400 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £263 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 162 250
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £37.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -17.64%

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 28 August 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 13 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 28 August 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 -15 23 £425 +21.42% 12
South West -12 22 £425 - 3
Dorset - 14 £425 - 1
Gloucestershire -16 8 - - 1
Cheltenham - 6 - - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - - 2
Cumbria - - - -
Barrow-in-Furness - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 2
Somerset - - - - 1
North West - - - - 2
East of England - - - - 2

DO-178B
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 40 (80.00%) Software Engineering
2 27 (54.00%) Avionics
3 22 (44.00%) Security Cleared
4 21 (42.00%) SC Cleared
5 20 (40.00%) Rational DOORS
6 19 (38.00%) C
7 16 (32.00%) Integration Testing
8 13 (26.00%) MATLAB
9 12 (24.00%) UML
9 12 (24.00%) Validation
10 9 (18.00%) Ada
10 9 (18.00%) Embedded C
10 9 (18.00%) Simulink
11 8 (16.00%) Aerospace
11 8 (16.00%) Automotive
12 7 (14.00%) Linux
12 7 (14.00%) C++
13 6 (12.00%) OO
14 5 (10.00%) VxWorks
14 5 (10.00%) Configuration Management
14 5 (10.00%) Degree
14 5 (10.00%) Rational Rhapsody
15 4 (8.00%) CAN bus
15 4 (8.00%) Signal Processing
15 4 (8.00%) Wind River
15 4 (8.00%) Parallel Programming
15 4 (8.00%) OpenMP
15 4 (8.00%) Requirements Analysis
15 4 (8.00%) Java
15 4 (8.00%) Intel

DO-178B
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 9 (18.00%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.00%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 20 (40.00%) Rational DOORS
2 5 (10.00%) Rational Rhapsody
3 2 (4.00%) LabVIEW
General
1 27 (54.00%) Avionics
2 8 (16.00%) Aerospace
2 8 (16.00%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 45 (90.00%) Software Engineer
2 9 (18.00%) Test Engineer
3 8 (16.00%) Senior Software Engineer
3 8 (16.00%) Software Test Engineer
4 3 (6.00%) Developer
4 3 (6.00%) C++ Developer
5 2 (4.00%) Verification Engineer
6 1 (2.00%) Principal Software Engineer
6 1 (2.00%) Principal Engineer
6 1 (2.00%) Ada Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.00%) OpenMP
2 3 (6.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.00%) CAN bus
2 3 (6.00%) Device Driver
2 3 (6.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.00%) Linux
2 5 (10.00%) VxWorks
3 3 (6.00%) Nucleus RTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (80.00%) Software Engineering
2 16 (32.00%) Integration Testing
3 12 (24.00%) UML
3 12 (24.00%) Validation
4 6 (12.00%) OO
5 5 (10.00%) Configuration Management
6 4 (8.00%) Requirements Analysis
6 4 (8.00%) Parallel Programming
6 4 (8.00%) Signal Processing
7 3 (6.00%) Multithreading
7 3 (6.00%) Embedded Software Development
8 1 (2.00%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 19 (38.00%) C
2 13 (26.00%) MATLAB
3 9 (18.00%) Ada
3 9 (18.00%) Embedded C
4 7 (14.00%) C++
5 4 (8.00%) Java
6 2 (4.00%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 22 (44.00%) Security Cleared
2 21 (42.00%) SC Cleared
3 5 (10.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 4 (8.00%) Intel
1 4 (8.00%) Wind River
2 3 (6.00%) Serena
2 3 (6.00%) Xilinx
North West England
Real Staffing
Rate: £30 - £36 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
North West England
Real Staffing
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour
Posted: 8 days ago
Dorset
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Somerset
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 22 days ago