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 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
RTCA DO-178B/EUROCAE ED-12B
UK / England
Rank 577 590 578
Rank change year-on-year +13 -12  
Contract jobs citing DO-178B 6 27 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.014% 0.055% 0.052%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.12% 0.50% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 2
Median daily rate - £370 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.47%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £625 £370 £348
% change year-on-year +68.91% +6.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 14 13
Median hourly rate £43.75 £42.25 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.55% +0.59%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.13 £38.85 £38.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £44.25 £55.00
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 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 4893 5393 5690
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 11.71% 11.04% 11.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 3210 3498 3486
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 151 182 163
Median hourly rate £19.25 £37.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.66% +66.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.03 £11.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.70 £61.00 £50.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.45 £41.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -52.56% +57.69%  

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing DO-178B in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 24 March 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 -12 4 - - 2
South East +21 1 - -
London - 1 - -
DO-178B
UK

DO-178B
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 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 England region with a requirement for DO-178B.

1 12 (63.16%) Rational DOORS
2 11 (57.89%) C
3 9 (47.37%) SC Cleared
3 9 (47.37%) Security Cleared
4 8 (42.11%) Aerospace
5 7 (36.84%) Software Engineering
5 7 (36.84%) DO-254
6 6 (31.58%) ARP4761
6 6 (31.58%) Avionics
6 6 (31.58%) Assembly Language
7 5 (26.32%) CAE
7 5 (26.32%) Embedded C
7 5 (26.32%) FMECA
7 5 (26.32%) ARP4754
7 5 (26.32%) Hazard Analysis
7 5 (26.32%) IEC 61508
7 5 (26.32%) Def Stans
8 4 (21.05%) Validation
8 4 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (21.05%) UML
8 4 (21.05%) Ada
9 3 (15.79%) MISRA
9 3 (15.79%) Embedded Software Development
9 3 (15.79%) Wind River
9 3 (15.79%) Degree
10 2 (10.53%) Requirements Analysis
10 2 (10.53%) MATLAB
10 2 (10.53%) Freescale
10 2 (10.53%) CA Agile Central
10 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development

DO-178B
Top Related 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 (63.16%) Rational DOORS
General
1 8 (42.11%) Aerospace
2 6 (31.58%) Avionics
3 1 (5.26%) Automotive
3 1 (5.26%) Military
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Software Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Systems Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Embedded Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Software Team Leader
4 2 (10.53%) Team Leader
4 2 (10.53%) Technical Leader
4 2 (10.53%) Technical Team Leader
5 1 (5.26%) Database Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Design Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Embedded Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Software Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Device Driver
1 1 (5.26%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) Software Engineering
2 5 (26.32%) CAE
2 5 (26.32%) FMECA
2 5 (26.32%) Hazard Analysis
3 4 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (21.05%) UML
3 4 (21.05%) Validation
4 3 (15.79%) Embedded Software Development
5 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (10.53%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (5.26%) Configuration Management
6 1 (5.26%) Data Acquisition
6 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (5.26%) Human Factors
6 1 (5.26%) Integration Testing
6 1 (5.26%) Internal Audit
6 1 (5.26%) Requirements Management
6 1 (5.26%) Software Audit
6 1 (5.26%) SysML
Programming Languages
1 11 (57.89%) C
2 6 (31.58%) Assembly Language
3 5 (26.32%) Embedded C
4 4 (21.05%) Ada
5 2 (10.53%) C#
5 2 (10.53%) C++
5 2 (10.53%) MATLAB
6 1 (5.26%) Embedded C++
6 1 (5.26%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (47.37%) SC Cleared
1 9 (47.37%) Security Cleared
2 3 (15.79%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (36.84%) DO-254
2 6 (31.58%) ARP4761
3 5 (26.32%) ARP4754
3 5 (26.32%) Def Stans
3 5 (26.32%) IEC 61508
4 3 (15.79%) MISRA
5 1 (5.26%) DO-160
5 1 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 12207
5 1 (5.26%) MISRA C
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) Wind River
2 2 (10.53%) CA Agile Central
2 2 (10.53%) Freescale
3 1 (5.26%) HP
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