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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
RTCA DO-178B/EUROCAE ED-12B
Rank 589 571 567
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -4
Contract jobs citing DO-178B 24 25 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.044% 0.047% 0.024%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.55% 0.59% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 4 5
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£370 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% +14.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-7.50% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 14 3
Average hourly rate £42.50 £40.50 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +14.08%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £40.50 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +14.08%

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
4350 4206 3725
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.93% 7.95% 7.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 2780 2596 2259
Average daily rate £423 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.62% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £237 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £563 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.10% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 160 187 136
Average hourly rate £21.53 £20.17 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.74% +6.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £9.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.17 £42.50 £42.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £20.21 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+6.65% +6.34%

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 7 July 2015.

DO-178B Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

DO-178B
Top 23 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 7 July 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 -20 23 £370 -7.50% 3
South East -3 16 £370 -7.50% 1
Hampshire +12 12 £390 -
Hook - 12 £390 -
East Sussex -12 3 £370 -7.50%
South West -28 3 - - 2
Cheltenham -13 2 - -
Gloucestershire -17 2 - -
East of England - 2 £375 -
Cambridge - 1 £375 -
Scotland - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -
Kent - 1 - -
Northamptonshire - 1 - -
Somerset - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -
Coventry - 1 - -
Luton - 1 - -
Rochester - 1 - -
Towcester - 1 - -
Yeovil - 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £375 -

DO-178B
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 33 (67.35%) Rational DOORS
2 27 (55.10%) C
3 26 (53.06%) Software Engineering
4 20 (40.82%) Security Cleared
5 19 (38.78%) IEC 61508
6 18 (36.73%) SC Cleared
7 15 (30.61%) Integration Testing
7 15 (30.61%) FMECA
7 15 (30.61%) Aerospace
7 15 (30.61%) CAE
7 15 (30.61%) Avionics
7 15 (30.61%) Hazard Analysis
8 13 (26.53%) Embedded C
9 12 (24.49%) JSP
9 12 (24.49%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (22.45%) Degree
11 10 (20.41%) UML
12 9 (18.37%) Ada
12 9 (18.37%) Management Information System
12 9 (18.37%) ARP4761
12 9 (18.37%) DO-254
12 9 (18.37%) ARP4754
13 8 (16.33%) Change Control
13 8 (16.33%) Configuration Management
13 8 (16.33%) C++
13 8 (16.33%) Serena
14 6 (12.24%) Automotive
14 6 (12.24%) Analytical Skills
15 5 (10.20%) Validation
15 5 (10.20%) Military

DO-178B
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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.

Applications
1 1 (2.04%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.04%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.08%) ATM
1 2 (4.08%) LTE
2 1 (2.04%) SNMP
Development Applications
1 33 (67.35%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (4.08%) Rational Rhapsody
2 2 (4.08%) ClearCase
2 2 (4.08%) ClearQuest
2 2 (4.08%) Subversion
2 2 (4.08%) JIRA
3 1 (2.04%) LabVIEW
3 1 (2.04%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.04%) eggPlant
3 1 (2.04%) VectorCAST
General
1 15 (30.61%) Aerospace
1 15 (30.61%) Avionics
2 6 (12.24%) Automotive
3 5 (10.20%) Military
4 2 (4.08%) Manufacturing
4 2 (4.08%) Electronics
4 2 (4.08%) Finance
5 1 (2.04%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 25 (51.02%) Software Engineer
2 5 (10.20%) Senior Software Engineer
3 4 (8.16%) Developer
4 3 (6.12%) Test Engineer
5 2 (4.08%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 2 (4.08%) Software Developer
5 2 (4.08%) Analyst
5 2 (4.08%) Analyst Developer
5 2 (4.08%) Software Test Engineer
5 2 (4.08%) Embedded Software Developer
6 1 (2.04%) Embedded C Engineer
6 1 (2.04%) Principal Engineer
6 1 (2.04%) Principal Software Engineer
6 1 (2.04%) Software Architect
6 1 (2.04%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (2.04%) Architect
6 1 (2.04%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (24.49%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.37%) Management Information System
2 6 (12.24%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.08%) CAN bus
3 2 (4.08%) Device Driver
4 1 (2.04%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.12%) Linux
2 2 (4.08%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (53.06%) Software Engineering
2 15 (30.61%) Integration Testing
2 15 (30.61%) FMECA
2 15 (30.61%) CAE
2 15 (30.61%) Hazard Analysis
3 12 (24.49%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (20.41%) UML
5 8 (16.33%) Configuration Management
5 8 (16.33%) Change Control
6 5 (10.20%) Requirements Analysis
6 5 (10.20%) Validation
7 4 (8.16%) Time Management
8 3 (6.12%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (6.12%) OO
9 2 (4.08%) OOA/OOD
9 2 (4.08%) Programme Management
9 2 (4.08%) Requirements Management
9 2 (4.08%) Digital Signal Processing
9 2 (4.08%) Signal Processing
10 1 (2.04%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 27 (55.10%) C
2 13 (26.53%) Embedded C
3 9 (18.37%) Ada
4 8 (16.33%) C++
5 2 (4.08%) Pascal
5 2 (4.08%) PL/1
5 2 (4.08%) MATLAB
5 2 (4.08%) ANSI C
6 1 (2.04%) Python
6 1 (2.04%) C#
6 1 (2.04%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 20 (40.82%) Security Cleared
2 18 (36.73%) SC Cleared
3 11 (22.45%) Degree
4 2 (4.08%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.04%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (38.78%) IEC 61508
2 9 (18.37%) DO-254
2 9 (18.37%) ARP4754
2 9 (18.37%) ARP4761
Vendors
1 8 (16.33%) Serena
2 3 (6.12%) HP
2 3 (6.12%) Wind River
3 1 (2.04%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.04%) Green Hills