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 July 2016 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
RTCA DO-178B/EUROCAE ED-12B
Rank 145 117 -
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -
Contract jobs citing DO-178B 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.032% 0.042% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.46% 0.56% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £370 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.75% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £38.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year
- +4.93%
DO-178B
England

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
218 180 204
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 6.89% 7.55% 8.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 115 89
Median daily rate £400 £376 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.31% -2.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £587
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 14 25
Median hourly rate £13.50 £35.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.42% +100.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £13.81 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £43.00 £30.86
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £20.21
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +11.35%

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

DO-178B
Top 4 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 July 2016, 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for DO-178B.

1 1 (100.00%) C++
1 1 (100.00%) Aerospace
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) Avionics

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

General
1 1 (100.00%) Aerospace
1 1 (100.00%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) C++ Software Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C++