The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
RTCA DO-178B/EUROCAE ED-12B
England / South West
Rank 133 126 135
Rank change year-on-year -7 +9  
Contract jobs citing DO-178B 4 14 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.16% 0.48% 0.39%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.13% 3.41% 2.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £625 £370 £325
% change year-on-year +68.91% +13.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 8
Median hourly rate £43.75 £42.00 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.16% +3.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.78 £42.00 £38.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.05 £44.10 £42.50
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 West with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 355 410 414
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 13.79% 14.13% 13.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 266 262
Median daily rate £375 £381 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.63% -12.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £541 £673
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 35 21
Median hourly rate £27.88 £42.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.63% +20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £23.10 £12.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £43.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.90 £41.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -51.46% +41.37%  

DO-178B
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

DO-178B
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

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

DO-178B
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

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

DO-178B
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 26 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
Gloucestershire +4 4 - - 2
DO-178B
England

DO-178B
Top 23 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 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 West region with a requirement for DO-178B.

1 7 (87.50%) C
2 6 (75.00%) Rational DOORS
3 5 (62.50%) Assembly Language
3 5 (62.50%) Aerospace
3 5 (62.50%) Software Engineering
4 3 (37.50%) UML
4 3 (37.50%) Ada
4 3 (37.50%) Embedded C
4 3 (37.50%) Validation
4 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
4 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
4 3 (37.50%) Avionics
4 3 (37.50%) Wind River
5 2 (25.00%) Embedded Software Development
5 2 (25.00%) Freescale
5 2 (25.00%) CA Agile Central
5 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (12.50%) Embedded C++
6 1 (12.50%) C++
6 1 (12.50%) DO-254

DO-178B
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 5 (62.50%) Aerospace
2 3 (37.50%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Software Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Embedded Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Software Team Leader
2 2 (25.00%) Team Leader
2 2 (25.00%) Technical Leader
2 2 (25.00%) Technical Team Leader
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Software Engineering
2 3 (37.50%) UML
2 3 (37.50%) Validation
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) Embedded Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) C
2 5 (62.50%) Assembly Language
3 3 (37.50%) Ada
3 3 (37.50%) Embedded C
4 1 (12.50%) C++
4 1 (12.50%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
1 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) DO-254
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Wind River
2 2 (25.00%) CA Agile Central
2 2 (25.00%) Freescale
Gloucestershire
In Parallel Computer Staff Limited
Rate: From £46 to £50 per hour + Dep On Exp
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucestershire
In Parallel Computer Staff Limited
Rate: From £50 to £56 per hour + Dep on Exp.
Posted: 3 days ago