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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
RTCA DO-178B/EUROCAE ED-12B
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing DO-178B 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands - - -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £378 £288
% change year-on-year
-7.40% +31.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
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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
166 164 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.25% 7.39% 6.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 59 47
Average daily rate £363 £375 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +44.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £154 £235 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £370 £330
% change year-on-year
+2.70% +12.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 10 22
Average hourly rate £18.00 £12.00 £11.66
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +2.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £10.00 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.44 £18.05 £22.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+8.82% -15.00%

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