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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
RTCA DO-178B/EUROCAE ED-12B
Rank 619 609 601
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -8
Contract jobs citing DO-178B 28 24 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.052% 0.043% 0.056%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.55% 0.46% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 5
Median daily rate £255 £370 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.08% -7.50%
UK excluding London median daily rate £255 £370 £400
% change year-on-year
-31.08% -7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 5 18
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 £38.80 £40.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £47.78 £42.63
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
5048 5168 5083
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.41% 9.21% 9.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3230 3315 3148
Median daily rate £425 £418 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.79% +4.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £378 £365
% change year-on-year
+5.96% +3.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 205 186 213
Median hourly rate £28.00 £21.55 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.93% +2.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £55.35 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £20.75
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +8.43%

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
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 30 June 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 30 June 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 +16 28 £255 -31.08% 2
South West +16 11 - - 1
South East +5 11 £255 -31.08% 1
East Sussex +14 5 £255 -31.08%
Gloucestershire +1 5 - - 1
Hastings - 4 £255 -
East of England +21 3 - -
Cambridgeshire +16 3 - -
East Midlands +6 3 - -
Cheltenham +3 3 - -
Peterborough - 3 - -
Bristol - 3 - -
Hampshire +3 2 £395 +3.94%
Oxfordshire - 2 - -
Surrey - 2 - - 1
Oxford - 2 - -
Guildford - 2 - -
Dorset - 2 - -
Hook -6 1 £395 +3.94%
Derby - 1 - -
Derbyshire - 1 - -

DO-178B
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 32 (59.26%) Software Engineering
2 26 (48.15%) C
3 23 (42.59%) Avionics
4 20 (37.04%) Rational DOORS
5 18 (33.33%) Aerospace
6 17 (31.48%) MISRA
7 14 (25.93%) Embedded Software Development
8 12 (22.22%) Ada
8 12 (22.22%) Embedded C
9 11 (20.37%) UML
9 11 (20.37%) Automotive
10 8 (14.81%) MATLAB
10 8 (14.81%) C++
10 8 (14.81%) Rational Rhapsody
11 7 (12.96%) Ada 95
11 7 (12.96%) Security Cleared
11 7 (12.96%) Assembly Language
11 7 (12.96%) Linux
11 7 (12.96%) Requirements Analysis
12 6 (11.11%) Subversion
12 6 (11.11%) Validation
12 6 (11.11%) Device Driver
12 6 (11.11%) VxWorks
12 6 (11.11%) MISRA C
13 5 (9.26%) Def Stans
13 5 (9.26%) BPSS Clearance
13 5 (9.26%) Disclosure Scotland
13 5 (9.26%) Nucleus RTOS
13 5 (9.26%) Embedded Systems
13 5 (9.26%) SDLC

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 (9.26%) Simulink
2 1 (1.85%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.70%) Broadband
1 2 (3.70%) Ethernet
1 2 (3.70%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.70%) GIS
Development Applications
1 20 (37.04%) Rational DOORS
2 8 (14.81%) Rational Rhapsody
3 6 (11.11%) Subversion
4 2 (3.70%) Hudson
4 2 (3.70%) JIRA
4 2 (3.70%) VectorCAST
5 1 (1.85%) PVCS
General
1 23 (42.59%) Avionics
2 18 (33.33%) Aerospace
3 11 (20.37%) Automotive
4 4 (7.41%) Military
5 3 (5.56%) Electronics
6 1 (1.85%) Legal
Job Titles
1 20 (37.04%) Software Engineer
2 10 (18.52%) Systems Engineer
3 8 (14.81%) Embedded Engineer
4 6 (11.11%) Developer
4 6 (11.11%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 4 (7.41%) Embedded Developer
5 4 (7.41%) Software Developer
6 3 (5.56%) C Software Engineer
6 3 (5.56%) Software Team Leader
6 3 (5.56%) Team Leader
7 2 (3.70%) Assembler Software Engineer
7 2 (3.70%) Embedded C Engineer
7 2 (3.70%) Embedded C Software Engineer
7 2 (3.70%) Embedded Software Developer
7 2 (3.70%) Senior Software Engineer
8 1 (1.85%) Automotive Embedded Software Engineer
8 1 (1.85%) Automotive Software Engineer
8 1 (1.85%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
8 1 (1.85%) Firmware Engineer
8 1 (1.85%) Software Quality Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.41%) Middleware
2 2 (3.70%) OpenGL
3 1 (1.85%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.11%) Device Driver
2 5 (9.26%) Embedded Systems
3 4 (7.41%) Algorithms
4 2 (3.70%) 3D Graphics
4 2 (3.70%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.70%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.85%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.85%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.96%) Linux
2 6 (11.11%) VxWorks
3 5 (9.26%) Nucleus RTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (59.26%) Software Engineering
2 14 (25.93%) Embedded Software Development
3 11 (20.37%) UML
4 7 (12.96%) Requirements Analysis
5 6 (11.11%) Validation
6 5 (9.26%) SDLC
7 4 (7.41%) Integration Testing
8 3 (5.56%) FMECA
8 3 (5.56%) Hazard Analysis
8 3 (5.56%) SysML
9 2 (3.70%) Black-Box Testing
9 2 (3.70%) CAE
9 2 (3.70%) Change Control
9 2 (3.70%) Change Management
9 2 (3.70%) Multithreading
9 2 (3.70%) Project Management
9 2 (3.70%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (3.70%) Software Architecture
9 2 (3.70%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (3.70%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (48.15%) C
2 12 (22.22%) Ada
2 12 (22.22%) Embedded C
3 8 (14.81%) C++
3 8 (14.81%) MATLAB
4 7 (12.96%) Ada 95
4 7 (12.96%) Assembly Language
5 4 (7.41%) Embedded C++
6 2 (3.70%) ANSI C
6 2 (3.70%) C#
7 1 (1.85%) Ada 83
7 1 (1.85%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (12.96%) Security Cleared
2 5 (9.26%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (7.41%) Degree
3 4 (7.41%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.85%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (31.48%) MISRA
2 6 (11.11%) MISRA C
3 5 (9.26%) Def Stans
3 5 (9.26%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (7.41%) IEC 61508
5 3 (5.56%) ISO26262
6 2 (3.70%) DO-254
6 2 (3.70%) QA
7 1 (1.85%) ARP4754
7 1 (1.85%) ARP4761
7 1 (1.85%) ISO 9001
7 1 (1.85%) TickIT
System Software
1 1 (1.85%) Firmware
Vendors
1 4 (7.41%) Serena
2 3 (5.56%) IBM
3 1 (1.85%) HP
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