The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 28 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.

RTCA DO-178B/EUROCAE ED-12B
England / South East
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 253 260 260
Rank change year-on-year +7 0  
Contract jobs citing DO-178B 1 7 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.013% 0.075% 0.11%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.11% 0.65% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 1
Median daily rate - £370 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.84%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £625 £370 £325
% change year-on-year +68.91% +13.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
Median hourly rate £40.50 £43.75 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.42% -20.45%  
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 the South East with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 910 1073 1298
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 11.61% 11.57% 13.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 550 623 656
Median daily rate £425 £386 £382
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.24% +0.91%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 55 38
Median hourly rate £28.50 £32.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.97% -6.42%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £52.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.90 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -50.25% +37.93%  

DO-178B
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DO-178B in the South East

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DO-178B in the South East

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Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 28 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
Hampshire +10 1 - -
DO-178B
England

For the 6 months to 28 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 South East region with a requirement for DO-178B.

1 6 (75.00%) DO-254
1 6 (75.00%) ARP4761
1 6 (75.00%) Rational DOORS
2 5 (62.50%) Def Stans
2 5 (62.50%) ARP4754
2 5 (62.50%) Hazard Analysis
2 5 (62.50%) SC Cleared
2 5 (62.50%) Security Cleared
2 5 (62.50%) FMECA
2 5 (62.50%) CAE
2 5 (62.50%) IEC 61508
3 4 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (37.50%) Degree
5 2 (25.00%) Avionics
5 2 (25.00%) Embedded C
5 2 (25.00%) C
6 1 (12.50%) C#
6 1 (12.50%) Python
6 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (12.50%) MATLAB
6 1 (12.50%) HP
6 1 (12.50%) Assembly Language
6 1 (12.50%) Aerospace
6 1 (12.50%) Device Driver
6 1 (12.50%) Military
6 1 (12.50%) Human Factors
6 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
6 1 (12.50%) Requirements Management
6 1 (12.50%) MISRA
6 1 (12.50%) Data Acquisition

DO-178B
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 6 (75.00%) Rational DOORS
General
1 2 (25.00%) Avionics
2 1 (12.50%) Aerospace
2 1 (12.50%) Military
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Embedded Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Embedded Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Software Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Device Driver
1 1 (12.50%) Embedded Systems
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) CAE
1 5 (62.50%) FMECA
1 5 (62.50%) Hazard Analysis
2 4 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (12.50%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (12.50%) Data Acquisition
3 1 (12.50%) Device Driver Development
3 1 (12.50%) Human Factors
3 1 (12.50%) Requirements Management
3 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) C
1 2 (25.00%) Embedded C
2 1 (12.50%) Assembly Language
2 1 (12.50%) C#
2 1 (12.50%) MATLAB
2 1 (12.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) SC Cleared
1 5 (62.50%) Security Cleared
2 3 (37.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (75.00%) ARP4761
1 6 (75.00%) DO-254
2 5 (62.50%) ARP4754
2 5 (62.50%) Def Stans
2 5 (62.50%) IEC 61508
3 1 (12.50%) DO-160
3 1 (12.50%) MISRA
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) HP