The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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
England / London
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 422
Contract jobs citing DO-178B 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London - - 0.004%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category - - 0.037%
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 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 London with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 2429 2367 2680
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 11.75% 10.94% 11.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1721 1682 1942
Median daily rate £500 £470 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.38% +4.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £280 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 26 29
Median hourly rate £42.50 £22.50 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +88.88% +8.43%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £13.40 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £75.25
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 London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 London

DO-178B
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DO-178B in London

DO-178B
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DO-178B in London

For the 6 months to 23 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 London region with a requirement for DO-178B.

1 1 (100.00%) C
1 1 (100.00%) Aerospace
1 1 (100.00%) Validation
1 1 (100.00%) Avionics
1 1 (100.00%) Internal Audit

DO-178B
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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:

General
1 1 (100.00%) Aerospace
1 1 (100.00%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Database Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Design Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Software Design Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Internal Audit
1 1 (100.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C