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 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
RTCA DO-178B/EUROCAE ED-12B
Rank 635 635 616
Rank change year-on-year
0 -19
Contract jobs citing DO-178B 26 28 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.048% 0.049% 0.040%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.52% 0.52% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 19 4
Median daily rate £375 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £350 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £400 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £370 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.75% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 3 11
Median hourly rate £41.50 £42.50 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% +4.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £38.90 £40.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £49.54 £44.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £42.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year
-2.35% +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
5034 5427 5162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.35% 9.51% 9.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3189 3514 3137
Median daily rate £425 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £598 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 199 196 216
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.44% +9.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £55.30 £44.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +7.14%

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 30 July 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 30 July 2016.

DO-178B Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

DO-178B
Top 26 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 July 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
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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 +14 25 £340 -8.10% 3
South West +12 9 - - 2
South East 0 7 £385 +4.05%
Gloucestershire +3 5 - - 2
East of England +22 3 - -
Cambridgeshire +19 3 - -
East Midlands +3 3 - - 1
Peterborough - 3 - -
Hampshire -8 2 £395 +1.28%
Oxfordshire - 2 - -
Surrey - 2 - -
Uxbridge - 2 £305 -
Dorset - 2 - -
Derby - 2 - -
Oxford - 2 - -
Guildford - 2 - -
Derbyshire - 2 - - 1
London - 2 £305 -
Cheltenham +6 1 - - 1
East Sussex -2 1 £375 +1.35%
Hook -10 1 £395 +1.28%
West Midlands -26 1 - -
Wales - 1 £625 -
South Wales - 1 £625 -
Newport - 1 £625 -
Bristol - 1 - -

DO-178B
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 33 (64.71%) Software Engineering
2 23 (45.10%) C
3 19 (37.25%) Avionics
4 18 (35.29%) Rational DOORS
5 17 (33.33%) Aerospace
6 16 (31.37%) Ada
6 16 (31.37%) MISRA
7 14 (27.45%) UML
8 12 (23.53%) C++
9 11 (21.57%) Embedded C
9 11 (21.57%) Automotive
10 9 (17.65%) Embedded Software Development
10 9 (17.65%) Requirements Analysis
11 7 (13.73%) Rational Rhapsody
11 7 (13.73%) MATLAB
11 7 (13.73%) Linux
11 7 (13.73%) Assembly Language
12 6 (11.76%) Validation
12 6 (11.76%) Subversion
12 6 (11.76%) Ada 95
12 6 (11.76%) Security Cleared
13 5 (9.80%) Embedded Systems
13 5 (9.80%) Def Stans
13 5 (9.80%) MISRA C
13 5 (9.80%) SDLC
13 5 (9.80%) SysML
14 4 (7.84%) Simulink
14 4 (7.84%) Embedded C++
14 4 (7.84%) C#
14 4 (7.84%) Device Driver

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 (7.84%) Simulink
2 2 (3.92%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.92%) Broadband
1 2 (3.92%) Ethernet
1 2 (3.92%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.92%) GIS
Development Applications
1 18 (35.29%) Rational DOORS
2 7 (13.73%) Rational Rhapsody
3 6 (11.76%) Subversion
4 2 (3.92%) Hudson
4 2 (3.92%) JIRA
4 2 (3.92%) PVCS
4 2 (3.92%) VectorCAST
General
1 19 (37.25%) Avionics
2 17 (33.33%) Aerospace
3 11 (21.57%) Automotive
4 4 (7.84%) Military
5 3 (5.88%) Electronics
6 1 (1.96%) Legal
Job Titles
1 19 (37.25%) Software Engineer
2 9 (17.65%) Systems Engineer
3 7 (13.73%) Embedded Engineer
4 6 (11.76%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 5 (9.80%) Developer
6 4 (7.84%) Embedded Developer
7 3 (5.88%) Software Developer
7 3 (5.88%) Software Team Leader
7 3 (5.88%) Team Leader
8 2 (3.92%) Assembler Software Engineer
8 2 (3.92%) C Software Engineer
8 2 (3.92%) Design Engineer
8 2 (3.92%) Embedded C Engineer
8 2 (3.92%) Embedded C Software Engineer
8 2 (3.92%) Embedded Software Developer
8 2 (3.92%) Software Design Engineer
9 1 (1.96%) Automotive Embedded Software Engineer
9 1 (1.96%) Automotive Software Engineer
9 1 (1.96%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
9 1 (1.96%) Firmware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.88%) JSF
2 2 (3.92%) Middleware
2 2 (3.92%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.80%) Embedded Systems
2 4 (7.84%) Algorithms
2 4 (7.84%) Device Driver
3 2 (3.92%) 3D Graphics
3 2 (3.92%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.96%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.96%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.96%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 7 (13.73%) Linux
2 3 (5.88%) VxWorks
3 2 (3.92%) Nucleus RTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (64.71%) Software Engineering
2 14 (27.45%) UML
3 9 (17.65%) Embedded Software Development
3 9 (17.65%) Requirements Analysis
4 6 (11.76%) Validation
5 5 (9.80%) SDLC
5 5 (9.80%) SysML
6 3 (5.88%) Configuration Management
6 3 (5.88%) Hazard Analysis
6 3 (5.88%) Integration Testing
6 3 (5.88%) Software Architecture
7 2 (3.92%) Change Control
7 2 (3.92%) Change Management
7 2 (3.92%) FMECA
7 2 (3.92%) Multithreading
7 2 (3.92%) OOD
7 2 (3.92%) Project Management
7 2 (3.92%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (3.92%) Time Management
7 2 (3.92%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (45.10%) C
2 16 (31.37%) Ada
3 12 (23.53%) C++
4 11 (21.57%) Embedded C
5 7 (13.73%) Assembly Language
5 7 (13.73%) MATLAB
6 6 (11.76%) Ada 95
7 4 (7.84%) C#
7 4 (7.84%) Embedded C++
8 2 (3.92%) Ada 83
8 2 (3.92%) ANSI C
Qualifications
1 6 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.88%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (5.88%) Degree
2 3 (5.88%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.96%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (31.37%) MISRA
2 5 (9.80%) Def Stans
2 5 (9.80%) MISRA C
3 4 (7.84%) IEC 61508
3 4 (7.84%) ISO26262
4 3 (5.88%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (3.92%) ISO/IEC 12207
5 2 (3.92%) QA
6 1 (1.96%) DO-254
6 1 (1.96%) ISO 9001
6 1 (1.96%) TickIT
System Software
1 1 (1.96%) Firmware
Vendors
1 4 (7.84%) Serena
2 1 (1.96%) CA
2 1 (1.96%) IBM
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