Period
to 24 November 2017

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 6 months to 24 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
England > South East
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 367 363 369
Rank change year-on-year -4 +6 +8
Contract jobs citing DO-178B 8 16 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.048% 0.096% 0.14%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.36% 0.81% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 21
South East median daily rate £353 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.00% +1.35% +10.91%
10th Percentile £305 £355 £331
90th Percentile £357 £395 £390
England median daily rate £355 £360 £370
% change year-on-year -1.39% -2.70% +1.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 2
South East median hourly rate £47.89 £42.25 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.35% +3.05% +2.50%
10th Percentile £43.45 £39.93 £38.40
90th Percentile £50.49 £48.75 £45.20
England 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 the South East with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 2208 1980 2441
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 13.12% 11.90% 12.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1312 1134 1332
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £387
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.36% +10.57%
10th Percentile £231 £220 £214
90th Percentile £570 £563 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 103 113
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -7.19% +26.76%
10th Percentile £12.95 £11.63 £12.50
90th Percentile £50.08 £44.75 £60.93
England median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% +2.27% +12.82%

DO-178B
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for DO-178B in the South East

DO-178B
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

DO-178B
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 6 months to 24 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
East Sussex +4 5 £353 -6.00%
Hampshire +1 3 - - 1
DO-178B
England

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

1 8 (100.00%) UML
1 8 (100.00%) Rational DOORS
2 7 (87.50%) Software Engineering
3 5 (62.50%) Subversion
3 5 (62.50%) Ada
3 5 (62.50%) C
3 5 (62.50%) Embedded Software Development
3 5 (62.50%) Avionics
3 5 (62.50%) SDLC
4 3 (37.50%) Requirements Engineering
4 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
4 3 (37.50%) VectorCAST
4 3 (37.50%) C++
4 3 (37.50%) VxWorks
5 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
5 2 (25.00%) BC Cleared
5 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
6 1 (12.50%) Green Hills
6 1 (12.50%) IBM
6 1 (12.50%) Finance
6 1 (12.50%) Aerospace
6 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
6 1 (12.50%) Programme Management
6 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
6 1 (12.50%) Wind River
6 1 (12.50%) Scenario Testing

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 8 (100.00%) Rational DOORS
2 5 (62.50%) Subversion
3 3 (37.50%) VectorCAST
General
1 5 (62.50%) Avionics
2 1 (12.50%) Aerospace
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Software Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Ada Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Ada Software Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Embedded Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Software Test Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Test Engineer
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) UML
2 7 (87.50%) Software Engineering
3 5 (62.50%) Embedded Software Development
3 5 (62.50%) SDLC
4 3 (37.50%) Requirements Engineering
4 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
5 1 (12.50%) Programme Management
5 1 (12.50%) Scenario Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) Ada
1 5 (62.50%) C
2 3 (37.50%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) BC Cleared
1 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Green Hills
1 1 (12.50%) IBM
1 1 (12.50%) Wind River