The table below looks at the statistics for DO-178B skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DO-178B over the 3 months to 1 September 2014 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
RTCA DO-178B/EUROCAE ED-12B
Rank - - 110
Contract jobs citing DO-178B 0 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands - - 0.13%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category - - 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £350 £200
% change year-on-year
+21.42% +75.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
205 108 168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.91% 5.11% 7.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 50 68
Average daily rate £356 £394 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% -1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £179 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £508 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £360
% change year-on-year
+5.63% -1.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 5 7
Average hourly rate £17.50 £10.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.00% -53.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £8.00 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £94.71 £19.60 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -17.64%

DO-178B
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing DO-178B across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

DO-178B Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

DO-178B
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing DO-178B across the West Midlands region.

DO-178B Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands