The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wales with a requirement for DO-178B skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited DO-178B over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

RTCA DO-178B/EUROCAE ED-12B
UK / Wales
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 63 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing DO-178B 3 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.43% - -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.94% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Median daily rate £625 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £625 £370 £325
% change year-on-year +68.91% +13.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.25 £40.50
% change year-on-year +0.59% +4.32%  

DO-178B is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Wales with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 102 96 66
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 14.51% 14.55% 9.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 66 28
Median daily rate £400 £363 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -9.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £214 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £515 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 3
Median hourly rate £35.00 £66.00 £11.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.96% +486.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.60 £23.20 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.50 £66.00 £15.18
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -50.00% +37.93%  

DO-178B
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wales citing DO-178B as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Job vacancy trend for DO-178B in Wales

DO-178B
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing DO-178B in Wales.

Contractor daily rate trend for DO-178B in Wales

DO-178B
Contract Job Locations in Wales

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 Wales region over the 3 months to 29 March 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
South Wales - 3 £625 -
DO-178B
UK

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 across the Wales region with a requirement for DO-178B.

1 5 (100.00%) C++
1 5 (100.00%) MS Office
1 5 (100.00%) CA
1 5 (100.00%) Military
1 5 (100.00%) Risk Assessment
1 5 (100.00%) Requirements Analysis
1 5 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 5 (100.00%) IEC 61508
1 5 (100.00%) Hazard Analysis
1 5 (100.00%) Rational DOORS
1 5 (100.00%) Rational Rhapsody
1 5 (100.00%) ISO26262
1 5 (100.00%) Def Stans
1 5 (100.00%) MISRA C
1 5 (100.00%) MISRA

DO-178B
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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 (100.00%) MS Office
Development Applications
1 5 (100.00%) Rational DOORS
1 5 (100.00%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 5 (100.00%) Military
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Hazard Analysis
1 5 (100.00%) Requirements Analysis
1 5 (100.00%) Risk Assessment
1 5 (100.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) C++
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (100.00%) Def Stans
1 5 (100.00%) IEC 61508
1 5 (100.00%) ISO26262
1 5 (100.00%) MISRA
1 5 (100.00%) MISRA C
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) CA