The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 27 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
UK / England
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 581 597 603
Rank change year-on-year +16 +6  
Contract jobs citing DO-178B 20 26 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.046% 0.052% 0.046%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.40% 0.46% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 10
Median daily rate £355 £255 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +39.21% -31.08%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £255 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £385 £399
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £255 £370
% change year-on-year +39.21% -31.08%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 17 6
Median hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.76% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.35 £31.00 £39.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £49.50 £46.90
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 England with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 5021 5606 5696
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 11.61% 11.30% 11.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 3255 3656 3744
Median daily rate £450 £425 £407
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 163 203 183
Median hourly rate £25.12 £28.00 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.28% +29.93%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.37 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £52.78
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £21.78
% change year-on-year -10.71% +28.58%  

DO-178B
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England 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 England

DO-178B
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DO-178B in England

DO-178B
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DO-178B in England

DO-178B
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing DO-178B in England over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for DO-178B in England

DO-178B
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DO-178B within the England region over the 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South West +8 14 £363 - 7
South East +8 4 £348 +36.27%
East of England -2 2 - -
DO-178B
UK

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 England region with a requirement for DO-178B.

1 21 (80.77%) C
2 14 (53.85%) Software Engineering
3 13 (50.00%) Validation
4 12 (46.15%) Rational DOORS
5 9 (34.62%) SC Cleared
5 9 (34.62%) Security Cleared
5 9 (34.62%) Aerospace
6 7 (26.92%) UML
6 7 (26.92%) Ada
6 7 (26.92%) Avionics
6 7 (26.92%) IEC 61508
6 7 (26.92%) Def Stans
6 7 (26.92%) Embedded Software Development
7 6 (23.08%) Unit Testing
8 4 (15.38%) Requirements Analysis
8 4 (15.38%) Wind River
8 4 (15.38%) Python
8 4 (15.38%) Embedded C
8 4 (15.38%) Assembly Language
8 4 (15.38%) SysML
9 3 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (11.54%) Subversion
9 3 (11.54%) C++
9 3 (11.54%) Linux
9 3 (11.54%) Embedded Systems
10 2 (7.69%) MIL-STD-1553
10 2 (7.69%) Freescale
10 2 (7.69%) SDLC
10 2 (7.69%) CA Agile Central
10 2 (7.69%) MATLAB

DO-178B
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 12 (46.15%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (11.54%) Subversion
3 1 (3.85%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.85%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (3.85%) VectorCAST
General
1 9 (34.62%) Aerospace
2 7 (26.92%) Avionics
3 1 (3.85%) Automotive
3 1 (3.85%) Finance
3 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (53.85%) Software Engineer
2 9 (34.62%) Embedded Engineer
3 8 (30.77%) Test Engineer
4 7 (26.92%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 3 (11.54%) Ada Engineer
5 3 (11.54%) Ada Software Engineer
5 3 (11.54%) Software Test Engineer
5 3 (11.54%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) DOORS Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Senior Software Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Test and Validation Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Validation Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) C Software Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Database Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Design Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Embedded C Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Embedded C Software Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Python Software Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Software Design Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) SysML Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.54%) Linux
2 1 (3.85%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (53.85%) Software Engineering
2 13 (50.00%) Validation
3 7 (26.92%) Embedded Software Development
3 7 (26.92%) UML
4 6 (23.08%) Unit Testing
5 4 (15.38%) Requirements Analysis
5 4 (15.38%) SysML
6 3 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (7.69%) Enterprise Architecture
7 2 (7.69%) Scrum
7 2 (7.69%) SDLC
8 1 (3.85%) Data Acquisition
8 1 (3.85%) Integration Testing
8 1 (3.85%) Internal Audit
8 1 (3.85%) OO
8 1 (3.85%) Programme Management
8 1 (3.85%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 21 (80.77%) C
2 7 (26.92%) Ada
3 4 (15.38%) Assembly Language
3 4 (15.38%) Embedded C
3 4 (15.38%) Python
4 3 (11.54%) C++
5 2 (7.69%) MATLAB
6 1 (3.85%) C#
Qualifications
1 9 (34.62%) SC Cleared
1 9 (34.62%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (26.92%) Def Stans
1 7 (26.92%) IEC 61508
2 2 (7.69%) MIL-STD-1553
3 1 (3.85%) DO-254
3 1 (3.85%) MISRA
Vendors
1 4 (15.38%) Wind River
2 2 (7.69%) CA Agile Central
2 2 (7.69%) Freescale
2 2 (7.69%) Intel
3 1 (3.85%) Borland
3 1 (3.85%) Microsoft
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