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 29 May 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
RTCA DO-178B/EUROCAE ED-12B
Rank - 123 -
Contract jobs citing DO-178B 0 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands - 0.039% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category - 0.48% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £255 £380 £400
% change year-on-year
-32.89% -5.00%
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
251 207 202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.86% 8.00% 8.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 141 77
Median daily rate £375 £350 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -8.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £190 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 17 23
Median hourly rate £13.50 £29.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.44% +65.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £11.85 £13.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.25 £24.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+17.70% +14.28%

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