Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 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 West
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 176 199 214
Rank change year-on-year +23 +15 -34
Contract jobs citing DO-178B 21 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.37% 0.17% 0.12%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.82% 1.28% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
South West median daily rate £375 - -
England median daily rate £355 £360 £370
% change year-on-year -1.39% -2.70% -6.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 6
South West median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £41.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.80% +3.73%
10th Percentile £42.50 £39.60 £38.25
90th Percentile £60.00 £54.50 £44.25
England median hourly rate £46.64 £42.50 £41.75
% change year-on-year +9.74% +1.80% +4.38%

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 West with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 744 781 859
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 13.24% 13.45% 12.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 473 563 612
South West median daily rate £410 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.13% +4.00% -6.07%
10th Percentile £257 £210 £213
90th Percentile £575 £550 £528
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 42 32
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £38.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.89% -5.00% +56.86%
10th Percentile £13.25 £11.00 £12.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £58.33 £45.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £22.67 £21.64
% change year-on-year -11.77% +4.75% +10.97%

DO-178B
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

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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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 6 months to 18 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
Gloucestershire +30 21 £375 -
DO-178B
England

For the 6 months to 18 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 West region with a requirement for DO-178B.

1 17 (80.95%) C
2 15 (71.43%) Aerospace
3 11 (52.38%) Software Engineering
3 11 (52.38%) Rational DOORS
4 9 (42.86%) Validation
4 9 (42.86%) Requirements Analysis
5 8 (38.10%) Python
6 7 (33.33%) Embedded Systems
6 7 (33.33%) Embedded Software Development
7 6 (28.57%) Assembly Language
8 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (23.81%) Freescale
9 4 (19.05%) CA Agile Central
9 4 (19.05%) Wind River
9 4 (19.05%) SysML
10 3 (14.29%) Avionics
10 3 (14.29%) DO-254
10 3 (14.29%) ARP4754
10 3 (14.29%) Requirements Management
11 2 (9.52%) Enterprise Architecture
11 2 (9.52%) Scrum
11 2 (9.52%) Ada
12 1 (4.76%) C++
12 1 (4.76%) UML
12 1 (4.76%) Borland
12 1 (4.76%) Subversion
12 1 (4.76%) Git (software)
12 1 (4.76%) Qt
12 1 (4.76%) Sequence Diagram

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 11 (52.38%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (4.76%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.76%) Subversion
General
1 15 (71.43%) Aerospace
2 3 (14.29%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 11 (52.38%) Embedded Engineer
1 11 (52.38%) Software Engineer
2 10 (47.62%) Systems Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) DOORS Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) SysML Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) C Software Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Embedded C Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Embedded C Software Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Python Software Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Software Test Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 7 (33.33%) Embedded Systems
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (52.38%) Software Engineering
2 9 (42.86%) Requirements Analysis
2 9 (42.86%) Validation
3 7 (33.33%) Embedded Software Development
4 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (19.05%) SysML
6 3 (14.29%) Requirements Management
7 2 (9.52%) Enterprise Architecture
7 2 (9.52%) Scrum
8 1 (4.76%) Sequence Diagram
8 1 (4.76%) UML
Programming Languages
1 17 (80.95%) C
2 8 (38.10%) Python
3 6 (28.57%) Assembly Language
4 2 (9.52%) Ada
5 1 (4.76%) C++
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) ARP4754
1 3 (14.29%) DO-254
Vendors
1 5 (23.81%) Freescale
2 4 (19.05%) CA Agile Central
2 4 (19.05%) Wind River
3 1 (4.76%) Borland