The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham with a requirement for DO-178B skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited DO-178B over the 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
RTCA DO-178B/EUROCAE ED-12B
Gloucestershire / Cheltenham
Rank 12 16 25
Rank change year-on-year +4 +9  
Contract jobs citing DO-178B 2 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham 3.85% 3.70% 4.79%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 40.00% 33.33% 46.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £625 £370 £325
% change year-on-year +68.91% +13.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 5
Median hourly rate £43.75 £42.50 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +1.19%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.75 £42.10 £40.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.75 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.25 £42.00
% change year-on-year +0.59% +0.59%  

DO-178B is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Cheltenham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 5 9 15
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham 9.62% 11.11% 10.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 2
Median daily rate £300 - £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 6
Median hourly rate £43.75 £42.50 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +1.19%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.75 £42.10 £40.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.75 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.90 £41.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -51.46% +41.37%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Cheltenham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheltenham citing DO-178B as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Job vacancy trend for DO-178B in Cheltenham

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing DO-178B in Cheltenham.

Contractor daily rate trend for DO-178B in Cheltenham

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing DO-178B in Cheltenham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for DO-178B in Cheltenham

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Top 17 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, 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 Cheltenham region with a requirement for DO-178B.

1 4 (100.00%) C
1 4 (100.00%) Aerospace
1 4 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (75.00%) Embedded C
3 2 (50.00%) Assembly Language
3 2 (50.00%) Wind River
3 2 (50.00%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (25.00%) Embedded Software Development
4 1 (25.00%) Freescale
4 1 (25.00%) CA Agile Central
4 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (25.00%) Validation
4 1 (25.00%) Embedded C++
4 1 (25.00%) C++
4 1 (25.00%) Ada

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Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham 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:

Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Rational DOORS
General
1 4 (100.00%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Software Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Embedded Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Embedded Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C
2 3 (75.00%) Embedded C
3 2 (50.00%) Assembly Language
4 1 (25.00%) Ada
4 1 (25.00%) C++
4 1 (25.00%) Embedded C++
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Wind River
2 1 (25.00%) CA Agile Central
2 1 (25.00%) Freescale