The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Dorset 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 23 June 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.

RTCA DO-178B/EUROCAE ED-12B
South West / Dorset
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 32 -
Contract jobs citing DO-178B 0 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Dorset - 0.79% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category - 7.14% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £255 £370
% change year-on-year +39.21% -31.08%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £36.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year -11.76% -  

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 Dorset with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Dorset
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 13 28 19
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Dorset 10.00% 11.07% 9.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 13 12
Median daily rate £424 £430 £188
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.45% +129.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £209 £109
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £533 £343
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 0
Median hourly rate £39.50 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.25% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.25 £24.75
% change year-on-year -11.50% +14.14%  

DO-178B
Job Vacancy Trend in Dorset

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Dorset 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 Dorset

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DO-178B in Dorset

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DO-178B in Dorset