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 25 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 / South West
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 123 127 141
Rank change year-on-year +4 +14  
Contract jobs citing DO-178B 12 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.45% 0.34% 0.13%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 3.54% 2.96% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Median daily rate £363 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £255 £370
% change year-on-year +39.21% -31.08%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 3
Median hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.76% -  
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 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 339 338 387
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 12.65% 11.46% 12.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 212 268
Median daily rate £375 £380 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.31% -2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £598 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 18 13
Median hourly rate £34.75 £40.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.12% -5.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £33.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £24.75
% change year-on-year -10.71% +13.13%  

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

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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

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

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

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing DO-178B in the South West over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

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

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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 25 June 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
Wiltshire - 7 £300 -
Gloucestershire +8 5 £369 - 7
DO-178B
England

For the 6 months to 25 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 South West region with a requirement for DO-178B.

1 15 (93.75%) C
2 10 (62.50%) Validation
3 7 (43.75%) Aerospace
3 7 (43.75%) Software Engineering
3 7 (43.75%) SC Cleared
3 7 (43.75%) Security Cleared
3 7 (43.75%) IEC 61508
3 7 (43.75%) Def Stans
4 6 (37.50%) Rational DOORS
4 6 (37.50%) Unit Testing
5 4 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
5 4 (25.00%) Wind River
5 4 (25.00%) Assembly Language
6 3 (18.75%) Embedded C
7 2 (12.50%) Python
7 2 (12.50%) Ada
7 2 (12.50%) Scrum
7 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
7 2 (12.50%) Embedded Software Development
7 2 (12.50%) Freescale
7 2 (12.50%) CA Agile Central
8 1 (6.25%) Avionics
8 1 (6.25%) Integration Testing
8 1 (6.25%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (6.25%) DO-254
8 1 (6.25%) SysML
8 1 (6.25%) C++
8 1 (6.25%) UML

DO-178B
Co-occurring 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 (37.50%) Rational DOORS
General
1 7 (43.75%) Aerospace
2 1 (6.25%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Software Engineer
1 7 (43.75%) Test Engineer
2 5 (31.25%) Embedded Engineer
3 4 (25.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) DOORS Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Software Test Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Test and Validation Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Validation Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Ada Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Ada Software Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) C Software Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Embedded C Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Embedded C Software Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Python Software Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) SysML Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Embedded Systems
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) Validation
2 7 (43.75%) Software Engineering
3 6 (37.50%) Unit Testing
4 4 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (12.50%) Embedded Software Development
5 2 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (12.50%) Scrum
6 1 (6.25%) Integration Testing
6 1 (6.25%) SysML
6 1 (6.25%) UML
Programming Languages
1 15 (93.75%) C
2 4 (25.00%) Assembly Language
3 3 (18.75%) Embedded C
4 2 (12.50%) Ada
4 2 (12.50%) Python
5 1 (6.25%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) SC Cleared
1 7 (43.75%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (43.75%) Def Stans
1 7 (43.75%) IEC 61508
2 1 (6.25%) DO-254
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Wind River
2 2 (12.50%) CA Agile Central
2 2 (12.50%) Freescale
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