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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
RTCA DO-178B/EUROCAE ED-12B
Rank 543 545 501
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -44
Contract jobs citing DO-178B 28 14 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.056% 0.029% 0.066%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.72% 0.37% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 1
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£325 £378 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.02% +31.47%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £378 £288
% change year-on-year
-14.02% +31.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 1 18
Average hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £43.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%

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
3911 3758 3278
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.81% 7.69% 7.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2326 2220 1845
Average daily rate £400 £408 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.84% +1.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 157 138 221
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -24.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.81 £10.93 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.68 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.08 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+11.27% -25.76%

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
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 29 January 2015.

DO-178B Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

DO-178B
Top 24 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 29 January 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 28 £325 -19.75% 7
South East 0 17 £325 -2.98%
South West -14 9 - - 3
Gloucestershire -13 6 - - 2
East Sussex - 6 £325 -
Cheltenham -17 4 - - 2
Hampshire -21 3 £356 +6.29%
Hertfordshire - - - -
Lincolnshire - - - -
Somerset - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - - 1
Bedford - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 1
Gosport - - - -
Hastings - - - -
Lincoln - - - -
Slough - - - -
Stevenage - - - -
Yeovil - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
East of England - - - - 1

DO-178B
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 30 (60.00%) C
2 28 (56.00%) Avionics
3 26 (52.00%) Software Engineering
4 21 (42.00%) Security Cleared
4 21 (42.00%) Rational DOORS
5 20 (40.00%) Aerospace
6 18 (36.00%) SC Cleared
7 16 (32.00%) Analytical Skills
8 15 (30.00%) Integration Testing
8 15 (30.00%) UML
9 12 (24.00%) C++
10 11 (22.00%) Linux
10 11 (22.00%) Embedded C
11 10 (20.00%) Ada
11 10 (20.00%) Validation
12 9 (18.00%) Configuration Management
13 6 (12.00%) Requirements Analysis
13 6 (12.00%) DO-254
14 5 (10.00%) Wind River
14 5 (10.00%) Parallel Programming
14 5 (10.00%) IEC 61508
14 5 (10.00%) Signal Processing
14 5 (10.00%) Multithreading
14 5 (10.00%) FMECA
14 5 (10.00%) OpenMP
14 5 (10.00%) MATLAB
14 5 (10.00%) VxWorks
14 5 (10.00%) CAE
14 5 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
14 5 (10.00%) Serena

DO-178B
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (8.00%) Broadband
2 4 (8.00%) LTE
2 4 (8.00%) 4G
Development Applications
1 21 (42.00%) Rational DOORS
2 5 (10.00%) Rational Rhapsody
3 4 (8.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.00%) LabVIEW
4 1 (2.00%) ClearCase
4 1 (2.00%) ClearQuest
General
1 28 (56.00%) Avionics
2 20 (40.00%) Aerospace
3 4 (8.00%) Military
3 4 (8.00%) Manufacturing
4 2 (4.00%) Electronics
5 1 (2.00%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 30 (60.00%) Software Engineer
2 10 (20.00%) Test Engineer
3 8 (16.00%) Software Test Engineer
4 6 (12.00%) Senior Software Engineer
5 5 (10.00%) C++ Developer
5 5 (10.00%) Developer
6 4 (8.00%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Ada Software Engineer
8 1 (2.00%) Verification Engineer
8 1 (2.00%) Communications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.00%) OpenMP
1 5 (10.00%) JSP
2 4 (8.00%) Middleware
3 1 (2.00%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 16 (32.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.00%) Algorithms
3 4 (8.00%) CAN bus
3 4 (8.00%) Device Driver
4 2 (4.00%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.00%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 11 (22.00%) Linux
2 5 (10.00%) VxWorks
3 4 (8.00%) Nucleus RTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (52.00%) Software Engineering
2 15 (30.00%) Integration Testing
2 15 (30.00%) UML
3 10 (20.00%) Validation
4 9 (18.00%) Configuration Management
5 6 (12.00%) Requirements Analysis
6 5 (10.00%) Parallel Programming
6 5 (10.00%) Signal Processing
6 5 (10.00%) Multithreading
6 5 (10.00%) FMECA
6 5 (10.00%) CAE
6 5 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (10.00%) OO
6 5 (10.00%) Embedded Software Development
6 5 (10.00%) Hazard Analysis
7 4 (8.00%) Programme Management
7 4 (8.00%) Change Control
8 3 (6.00%) Time Management
9 1 (2.00%) Mentoring
9 1 (2.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 30 (60.00%) C
2 12 (24.00%) C++
3 11 (22.00%) Embedded C
4 10 (20.00%) Ada
5 5 (10.00%) MATLAB
5 5 (10.00%) Java
6 1 (2.00%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 21 (42.00%) Security Cleared
2 18 (36.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.00%) Chartered Engineer
4 2 (4.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.00%) DO-254
2 5 (10.00%) IEC 61508
3 2 (4.00%) ARP4754
3 2 (4.00%) ARP4761
4 1 (2.00%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 5 (10.00%) Wind River
1 5 (10.00%) Serena
1 5 (10.00%) Intel
2 3 (6.00%) Xilinx
3 1 (2.00%) HP
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