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 26 August 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
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
RTCA DO-178B/EUROCAE ED-12B
Rank 632 628 612
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -16
Contract jobs citing DO-178B 21 30 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.039% 0.051% 0.041%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.42% 0.54% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 18 4
Median daily rate £340 £370 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.10% -12.94%
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £370 £425
% change year-on-year
+6.75% -12.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 9
Median hourly rate £42.50 £43.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.29% +8.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £41.60 £39.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £48.38 £44.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £43.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-2.29% +8.75%

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
5043 5530 5407
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.32% 9.47% 9.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 3250 3475 3320
Median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £403 £385
% change year-on-year
-0.62% +4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 194 219 215
Median hourly rate £28.00 £24.12 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.11% +23.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £60.61 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £25.06 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+12.33% +28.51%

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 26 August 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
Top 24 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 26 August 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 -7 20 £305 -17.56% 5
South West +9 8 - - 3
Gloucestershire +10 7 - - 1
South East -1 6 £385 +4.05%
Cheltenham +3 3 - - 1
Uxbridge - 3 £305 -
London - 3 £305 -
East Midlands 0 2 - -
Hampshire -3 2 £395 +6.75%
Surrey - 2 - -
Derby - 2 - -
Woking - 2 - -
Derbyshire - 2 - -
East Sussex -2 1 £375 +1.35%
Hook -7 1 £395 +3.94%
West Midlands -28 1 - - 1
Wales - 1 £625 -
Oxford - 1 - -
South Wales - 1 £625 -
Newport - 1 £625 -
Bristol - 1 - - 2
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
Fareham - 1 - -
Portsmouth - 1 - -

DO-178B
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 August 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 29 (59.18%) Software Engineering
2 22 (44.90%) C
3 17 (34.69%) Aerospace
3 17 (34.69%) Rational DOORS
4 16 (32.65%) Avionics
4 16 (32.65%) Ada
5 14 (28.57%) C++
5 14 (28.57%) UML
6 13 (26.53%) MISRA
7 9 (18.37%) Embedded C
7 9 (18.37%) Automotive
8 8 (16.33%) Validation
8 8 (16.33%) Requirements Analysis
9 7 (14.29%) MATLAB
9 7 (14.29%) Linux
9 7 (14.29%) Assembly Language
9 7 (14.29%) Embedded Systems
10 6 (12.24%) Embedded Software Development
10 6 (12.24%) IEC 61508
10 6 (12.24%) Security Cleared
10 6 (12.24%) Subversion
10 6 (12.24%) SysML
10 6 (12.24%) Electronics
11 5 (10.20%) Military
11 5 (10.20%) C#
11 5 (10.20%) Rational Rhapsody
11 5 (10.20%) SDLC
11 5 (10.20%) Def Stans
11 5 (10.20%) MISRA C
11 5 (10.20%) 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 4 (8.16%) Simulink
2 1 (2.04%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.08%) Broadband
1 2 (4.08%) Ethernet
1 2 (4.08%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.08%) GIS
Development Applications
1 17 (34.69%) Rational DOORS
2 6 (12.24%) Subversion
3 5 (10.20%) Rational Rhapsody
4 2 (4.08%) Hudson
4 2 (4.08%) JIRA
4 2 (4.08%) PVCS
4 2 (4.08%) VectorCAST
General
1 17 (34.69%) Aerospace
2 16 (32.65%) Avionics
3 9 (18.37%) Automotive
4 6 (12.24%) Electronics
5 5 (10.20%) Military
6 1 (2.04%) Legal
Job Titles
1 17 (34.69%) Software Engineer
2 9 (18.37%) Systems Engineer
3 5 (10.20%) Developer
3 5 (10.20%) Embedded Developer
3 5 (10.20%) Embedded Engineer
4 4 (8.16%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 3 (6.12%) Embedded Software Developer
5 3 (6.12%) Software Developer
5 3 (6.12%) Software Team Leader
5 3 (6.12%) Team Leader
6 2 (4.08%) Assembler Software Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Design Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Software Design Engineer
7 1 (2.04%) C++ Software Engineer
7 1 (2.04%) Embedded C Developer
7 1 (2.04%) Embedded C Engineer
7 1 (2.04%) Embedded C Software Engineer
7 1 (2.04%) Integration Engineer
7 1 (2.04%) Quality Engineer
7 1 (2.04%) Software Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.12%) JSF
2 2 (4.08%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.29%) Embedded Systems
2 4 (8.16%) Algorithms
3 3 (6.12%) Device Driver
4 2 (4.08%) 3D Graphics
4 2 (4.08%) Mathematics
5 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.04%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.04%) NHS
5 1 (2.04%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.29%) Linux
2 1 (2.04%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (59.18%) Software Engineering
2 14 (28.57%) UML
3 8 (16.33%) Requirements Analysis
3 8 (16.33%) Validation
4 6 (12.24%) Embedded Software Development
4 6 (12.24%) SysML
5 5 (10.20%) SDLC
6 4 (8.16%) Configuration Management
7 3 (6.12%) Hazard Analysis
7 3 (6.12%) Software Architecture
7 3 (6.12%) Software Audit
8 2 (4.08%) Change Management
8 2 (4.08%) FMECA
8 2 (4.08%) Multithreading
8 2 (4.08%) OOD
8 2 (4.08%) Requirements Management
8 2 (4.08%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (4.08%) Time Management
9 1 (2.04%) Agile Software Development
9 1 (2.04%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 22 (44.90%) C
2 16 (32.65%) Ada
3 14 (28.57%) C++
4 9 (18.37%) Embedded C
5 7 (14.29%) Assembly Language
5 7 (14.29%) MATLAB
6 5 (10.20%) Ada 95
6 5 (10.20%) C#
7 4 (8.16%) Embedded C++
8 2 (4.08%) Ada 83
8 2 (4.08%) ANSI C
9 1 (2.04%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (12.24%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.16%) Degree
3 3 (6.12%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.04%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.04%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (26.53%) MISRA
2 6 (12.24%) IEC 61508
3 5 (10.20%) Def Stans
3 5 (10.20%) MISRA C
4 3 (6.12%) ISO/IEC 12207
4 3 (6.12%) ISO26262
5 2 (4.08%) QA
6 1 (2.04%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (2.04%) DO-254
6 1 (2.04%) ISO 9001
6 1 (2.04%) TickIT
System Software
1 1 (2.04%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (4.08%) Serena
2 1 (2.04%) CA