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 21 January 2017 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
RTCA DO-178B/EUROCAE ED-12B
UK
Rank 573 604 579
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -25
Contract jobs citing DO-178B 9 23 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.020% 0.045% 0.055%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.21% 0.44% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 9
Median daily rate £625 £370 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+68.91% +13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £370 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £370 £371
UK excluding London median daily rate £638 £370 £325
% change year-on-year
+72.29% +13.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 12
Median hourly rate £54.00 £42.25 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.81% +3.04%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £54.00 £42.25 £41.00
% change year-on-year
+27.81% +3.04%

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
4285 5191 4752
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.73% 10.22% 9.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2785 3191 2925
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 138 202 183
Median hourly rate £25.00 £42.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.47% +90.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.95 £60.98 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.75 £42.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-45.83% +75.00%

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 21 January 2017.

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 10 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 21 January 2017. 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 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 +4 5 £300 -18.91% 2
Gloucestershire +3 4 - -
South West +1 4 - -
Wales - 4 £638 -
South Wales - 4 £638 -
Cheltenham +7 2 - -
Cardiff - 2 £638 -
Uxbridge - 1 £300 -
Newport - 1 £650 -
London - 1 £300 -

DO-178B
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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 17 (51.52%) Rational DOORS
2 16 (48.48%) C
3 15 (45.45%) C++
3 15 (45.45%) Aerospace
3 15 (45.45%) IEC 61508
4 14 (42.42%) Software Engineering
4 14 (42.42%) MISRA
5 12 (36.36%) Def Stans
6 11 (33.33%) Hazard Analysis
6 11 (33.33%) MISRA C
7 9 (27.27%) ISO26262
8 8 (24.24%) SC Cleared
8 8 (24.24%) Security Cleared
8 8 (24.24%) Military
8 8 (24.24%) Ada
8 8 (24.24%) Assembly Language
9 7 (21.21%) UML
9 7 (21.21%) ARP4761
9 7 (21.21%) DO-254
9 7 (21.21%) Rational Rhapsody
9 7 (21.21%) Requirements Analysis
10 6 (18.18%) Unit Testing
10 6 (18.18%) MS Office
10 6 (18.18%) CA
10 6 (18.18%) Risk Assessment
10 6 (18.18%) Embedded C
11 5 (15.15%) CAE
11 5 (15.15%) Requirements Management
11 5 (15.15%) Avionics
11 5 (15.15%) ARP4754

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 6 (18.18%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) Ethernet
1 1 (3.03%) RS-232
1 1 (3.03%) RS-485
1 1 (3.03%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 17 (51.52%) Rational DOORS
2 7 (21.21%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (3.03%) PVCS
General
1 15 (45.45%) Aerospace
2 8 (24.24%) Military
3 5 (15.15%) Avionics
4 4 (12.12%) Automotive
4 4 (12.12%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 12 (36.36%) Software Engineer
2 4 (12.12%) Systems Engineer
3 3 (9.09%) Developer
3 3 (9.09%) Embedded Developer
3 3 (9.09%) Embedded Engineer
3 3 (9.09%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Assembler Software Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) C Developer
4 2 (6.06%) C Software Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Developer/Software Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Embedded C Developer
4 2 (6.06%) Embedded C Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Embedded C Software Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Embedded Software Developer
4 2 (6.06%) Software Developer
4 2 (6.06%) Software Team Leader
4 2 (6.06%) Team Leader
4 2 (6.06%) Technical Leader
4 2 (6.06%) Technical Team Leader
5 1 (3.03%) Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.09%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (9.09%) Device Driver
3 2 (6.06%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.03%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (42.42%) Software Engineering
2 11 (33.33%) Hazard Analysis
3 7 (21.21%) Requirements Analysis
3 7 (21.21%) UML
4 6 (18.18%) Risk Assessment
4 6 (18.18%) Unit Testing
5 5 (15.15%) CAE
5 5 (15.15%) FMECA
5 5 (15.15%) Requirements Management
6 4 (12.12%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (9.09%) Configuration Management
7 3 (9.09%) Software Audit
7 3 (9.09%) SysML
8 2 (6.06%) Validation
9 1 (3.03%) Agile Software Development
9 1 (3.03%) Business Intelligence
9 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Architecture
9 1 (3.03%) Human Factors
9 1 (3.03%) OOD
9 1 (3.03%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 16 (48.48%) C
2 15 (45.45%) C++
3 8 (24.24%) Ada
3 8 (24.24%) Assembly Language
4 6 (18.18%) Embedded C
5 3 (9.09%) C#
6 2 (6.06%) Python
7 1 (3.03%) Ada 83
7 1 (3.03%) Ada 95
7 1 (3.03%) Embedded C++
7 1 (3.03%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 8 (24.24%) SC Cleared
1 8 (24.24%) Security Cleared
2 5 (15.15%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (45.45%) IEC 61508
2 14 (42.42%) MISRA
3 12 (36.36%) Def Stans
4 11 (33.33%) MISRA C
5 9 (27.27%) ISO26262
6 7 (21.21%) ARP4761
6 7 (21.21%) DO-254
7 5 (15.15%) ARP4754
8 3 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 12207
9 2 (6.06%) DO-160
Vendors
1 6 (18.18%) CA
2 1 (3.03%) HP
2 1 (3.03%) IBM
2 1 (3.03%) Serena