Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 815 841 830
Rank change year-on-year +26 -11 -24
Contract jobs citing DO-178B 34 35 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.036% 0.036% 0.039%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.29% 0.32% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 11 22
England median daily rate £355 £360 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.39% -2.70% -6.40%
10th Percentile £311 £303 £332
90th Percentile £408 £390 £390
UK median daily rate £355 £375 £370
% change year-on-year -5.33% +1.35% -6.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 18 11
England median hourly rate £45.39 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.80% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £35.30 £37.33 £37.50
90th Percentile £58.50 £54.50 £46.00
UK median hourly rate £45.39 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +6.80% - +6.25%

DO-178B is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following 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 or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 11914 10905 12318
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.67% 11.29% 11.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 7840 7180 7931
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £228 £238
90th Percentile £638 £600 £588
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +2.94% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 331 380 431
England median hourly rate £20.00 £22.84 £21.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.42% +5.52% +10.97%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.99 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.25 £51.25
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £23.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -14.89% +4.44% +18.42%

DO-178B
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing DO-178B as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DO-178B in England over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South West +23 22 £375 -
South East -2 8 £353 -6.00%
East of England -14 3 - -
London -19 1 - -
DO-178B
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 23 (67.65%) C
2 21 (61.76%) Software Engineering
2 21 (61.76%) Rational DOORS
3 17 (50.00%) Aerospace
4 13 (38.24%) Embedded Software Development
5 12 (35.29%) UML
6 11 (32.35%) Validation
7 9 (26.47%) Ada
7 9 (26.47%) Requirements Analysis
7 9 (26.47%) Avionics
8 8 (23.53%) Embedded Systems
8 8 (23.53%) Python
9 7 (20.59%) C++
10 6 (17.65%) Assembly Language
10 6 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (17.65%) Subversion
11 5 (14.71%) VxWorks
11 5 (14.71%) Freescale
11 5 (14.71%) VectorCAST
11 5 (14.71%) SDLC
11 5 (14.71%) Wind River
12 4 (11.76%) CA Agile Central
12 4 (11.76%) SysML
13 3 (8.82%) Scrum
13 3 (8.82%) Programme Management
13 3 (8.82%) Finance
13 3 (8.82%) Manufacturing
13 3 (8.82%) OO
13 3 (8.82%) Test Automation
13 3 (8.82%) Requirements Engineering

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 21 (61.76%) Rational DOORS
2 6 (17.65%) Subversion
3 5 (14.71%) VectorCAST
4 2 (5.88%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (2.94%) Git (software)
General
1 17 (50.00%) Aerospace
2 9 (26.47%) Avionics
3 3 (8.82%) Finance
3 3 (8.82%) Manufacturing
4 2 (5.88%) Automotive
5 1 (2.94%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 21 (61.76%) Software Engineer
2 16 (47.06%) Embedded Engineer
3 10 (29.41%) Systems Engineer
4 9 (26.47%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 4 (11.76%) Ada Engineer
5 4 (11.76%) Ada Software Engineer
6 3 (8.82%) DOORS Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) Software Test Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) SysML Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) Test Engineer
8 1 (2.94%) C Software Engineer
8 1 (2.94%) C++ Software Engineer
8 1 (2.94%) Embedded C Engineer
8 1 (2.94%) Embedded C Software Engineer
8 1 (2.94%) Embedded C++ Engineer
8 1 (2.94%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
8 1 (2.94%) Python Software Engineer
8 1 (2.94%) Verification Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.94%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 8 (23.53%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 5 (14.71%) VxWorks
2 2 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (61.76%) Software Engineering
2 13 (38.24%) Embedded Software Development
3 12 (35.29%) UML
4 11 (32.35%) Validation
5 9 (26.47%) Requirements Analysis
6 6 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (14.71%) SDLC
8 4 (11.76%) SysML
9 3 (8.82%) OO
9 3 (8.82%) Programme Management
9 3 (8.82%) Requirements Engineering
9 3 (8.82%) Requirements Management
9 3 (8.82%) Scrum
9 3 (8.82%) Test Automation
10 2 (5.88%) Enterprise Architecture
11 1 (2.94%) Scenario Testing
11 1 (2.94%) Sequence Diagram
11 1 (2.94%) Software Testing
11 1 (2.94%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 23 (67.65%) C
2 9 (26.47%) Ada
3 8 (23.53%) Python
4 7 (20.59%) C++
5 6 (17.65%) Assembly Language
6 1 (2.94%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 2 (5.88%) BC Cleared
1 2 (5.88%) SC Cleared
1 2 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.82%) ARP4754
1 3 (8.82%) DO-254
2 1 (2.94%) IEC 61508
2 1 (2.94%) IEC 62304
2 1 (2.94%) MISRA
Vendors
1 5 (14.71%) Freescale
1 5 (14.71%) Wind River
2 4 (11.76%) CA Agile Central
3 2 (5.88%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.94%) Borland
4 1 (2.94%) Green Hills
4 1 (2.94%) IBM