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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
RTCA DO-178B/EUROCAE ED-12B
Rank 603 630 616
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -14
Contract jobs citing DO-178B 18 15 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.036% 0.027% 0.037%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.37% 0.27% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 10
Median daily rate £380 £370 £346
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% +6.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £370 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £628 £370 £383
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £370 £346
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 5
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £37.20 £34.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £44.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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
4861 5553 5257
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.81% 10.07% 9.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3163 3425 3386
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.00% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £270 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £600 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 207 214
Median hourly rate £20.50 £25.00 £21.99
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.00% +13.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £48.75 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £25.00 £20.99
% change year-on-year
-14.00% +19.09%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 9 December 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 +8 15 £360 -2.70% 1
South East +30 8 £370 - 1
Hampshire +27 7 £370 -
Hook - 4 £380 -
South West +4 3 - -
Gloucestershire +1 3 - -
Cheltenham -2 3 - -
South Wales - 3 £625 -
Wales - 3 £625 -
London - 2 £303 -
Newport - 2 £638 -
Uxbridge - 2 £303 -
Peterborough - 1 - -
Portsmouth - 1 - -
York - 1 - -
Oxford - 1 - -
North Yorkshire - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -

DO-178B
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 21 (56.76%) Software Engineering
2 20 (54.05%) Aerospace
3 16 (43.24%) C++
3 16 (43.24%) C
4 14 (37.84%) Rational DOORS
4 14 (37.84%) MISRA
5 13 (35.14%) IEC 61508
6 12 (32.43%) Ada
7 11 (29.73%) MISRA C
8 10 (27.03%) Def Stans
9 9 (24.32%) Hazard Analysis
10 8 (21.62%) Avionics
10 8 (21.62%) UML
11 7 (18.92%) ARP4761
11 7 (18.92%) DO-254
11 7 (18.92%) ISO26262
12 6 (16.22%) SC Cleared
12 6 (16.22%) Security Cleared
12 6 (16.22%) Requirements Analysis
12 6 (16.22%) Degree
12 6 (16.22%) Embedded C
12 6 (16.22%) Assembly Language
12 6 (16.22%) Military
13 5 (13.51%) CAE
13 5 (13.51%) Configuration Management
13 5 (13.51%) ISO/IEC 12207
13 5 (13.51%) C#
13 5 (13.51%) JSF
13 5 (13.51%) SysML
13 5 (13.51%) FMECA

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 4 (10.81%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.70%) Ethernet
1 1 (2.70%) RS-232
1 1 (2.70%) RS-485
1 1 (2.70%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 14 (37.84%) Rational DOORS
2 5 (13.51%) Rational Rhapsody
3 2 (5.41%) PVCS
General
1 20 (54.05%) Aerospace
2 8 (21.62%) Avionics
3 6 (16.22%) Military
4 4 (10.81%) Automotive
4 4 (10.81%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 15 (40.54%) Software Engineer
2 5 (13.51%) Systems Engineer
3 3 (8.11%) Developer
3 3 (8.11%) Embedded Developer
3 3 (8.11%) Embedded Engineer
3 3 (8.11%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 3 (8.11%) Software Team Leader
3 3 (8.11%) Team Leader
4 2 (5.41%) Assembler Software Engineer
4 2 (5.41%) C Developer
4 2 (5.41%) C Software Engineer
4 2 (5.41%) C++ Software Engineer
4 2 (5.41%) Design Engineer
4 2 (5.41%) Developer/Software Engineer
4 2 (5.41%) Embedded C Developer
4 2 (5.41%) Embedded C Engineer
4 2 (5.41%) Embedded C Software Engineer
4 2 (5.41%) Embedded Software Developer
4 2 (5.41%) Software Design Engineer
4 2 (5.41%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.51%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.81%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (8.11%) Device Driver
3 2 (5.41%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (56.76%) Software Engineering
2 9 (24.32%) Hazard Analysis
3 8 (21.62%) UML
4 6 (16.22%) Requirements Analysis
5 5 (13.51%) CAE
5 5 (13.51%) Configuration Management
5 5 (13.51%) FMECA
5 5 (13.51%) Requirements Management
5 5 (13.51%) Software Audit
5 5 (13.51%) SysML
6 4 (10.81%) Risk Assessment
6 4 (10.81%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (10.81%) Unit Testing
7 3 (8.11%) Validation
8 2 (5.41%) OOD
8 2 (5.41%) Software Architecture
9 1 (2.70%) Business Intelligence
9 1 (2.70%) Device Driver Development
9 1 (2.70%) Embedded Software Development
9 1 (2.70%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 16 (43.24%) C
1 16 (43.24%) C++
2 12 (32.43%) Ada
3 6 (16.22%) Assembly Language
3 6 (16.22%) Embedded C
4 5 (13.51%) C#
5 2 (5.41%) Ada 83
5 2 (5.41%) Ada 95
5 2 (5.41%) Python
6 1 (2.70%) Embedded C++
6 1 (2.70%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 6 (16.22%) Degree
1 6 (16.22%) SC Cleared
1 6 (16.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (37.84%) MISRA
2 13 (35.14%) IEC 61508
3 11 (29.73%) MISRA C
4 10 (27.03%) Def Stans
5 7 (18.92%) ARP4761
5 7 (18.92%) DO-254
5 7 (18.92%) ISO26262
6 5 (13.51%) ARP4754
6 5 (13.51%) ISO/IEC 12207
7 2 (5.41%) DO-160
Vendors
1 4 (10.81%) CA
2 2 (5.41%) Serena
3 1 (2.70%) HP
3 1 (2.70%) IBM