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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DO-178B over the 3 months to 25 February 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
RTCA DO-178B/EUROCAE ED-12B
England / West Midlands
Rank - 125 -
Contract jobs citing DO-178B 0 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands - 0.038% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category - 0.38% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £625 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+68.91% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £44.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.50 £42.25 £42.00
% change year-on-year
+5.32% +0.59%

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
277 263 265
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 11.67% 10.08% 11.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 176 138
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £225 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £542 £530 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £380
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 7 24
Median hourly rate £25.00 £17.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.05% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £10.45 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £27.82 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.75 £42.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-51.17% +88.88%

DO-178B
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region 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 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