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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
RTCA DO-178B/EUROCAE ED-12B
Rank 114 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing DO-178B 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.041% - -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.57% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £425 £350
% change year-on-year
-12.94% +21.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.50% +11.11%
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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
174 204 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.05% 7.98% 5.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 81 52
Average daily rate £400 £350 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -7.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £150 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £525 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £353
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 22 7
Average hourly rate £31.44 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+79.65% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.04 £13.98 £8.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £102.36 £34.62
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.64 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.20% +14.28%

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

DO-178B
Top 19 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 2 (100.00%) C
1 2 (100.00%) C++
1 2 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) Green Hills
2 1 (50.00%) Requirements Management
2 1 (50.00%) QMS
2 1 (50.00%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (50.00%) Static Code Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Embedded Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) TickIT
2 1 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 12207
2 1 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
2 1 (50.00%) Electronics
2 1 (50.00%) Aerospace
2 1 (50.00%) Validation
2 1 (50.00%) ISO 9001
2 1 (50.00%) Assembly Language
2 1 (50.00%) MATLAB
2 1 (50.00%) Simulink

DO-178B
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 (50.00%) Simulink
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Rational DOORS
General
1 1 (50.00%) Electronics
1 1 (50.00%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Software Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) Requirements Management
2 1 (50.00%) QMS
2 1 (50.00%) Static Code Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Embedded Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C
1 2 (100.00%) C++
2 1 (50.00%) Assembly Language
2 1 (50.00%) MATLAB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) ISO 9001
1 1 (50.00%) TickIT
1 1 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 12207
1 1 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Green Hills