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 20 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
RTCA DO-178B/EUROCAE ED-12B
England / West Midlands
Rank - 115 -
Contract jobs citing DO-178B 0 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands - 0.041% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category - 0.47% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £638 £370 £325
% change year-on-year
+72.29% +13.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £44.00 -
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 in the West Midlands region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
236 214 191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 9.86% 8.88% 8.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 134 107
Median daily rate £410 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.52% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £300 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 11 19
Median hourly rate £25.00 £15.00 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -41.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.30 £11.60 £13.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.20 £20.80 £34.01
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.17 £42.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-44.83% +68.00%

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