Period
to 21 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 21 November 2018 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
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 861 847 850
Rank change year-on-year -14 +3 +6
Contract jobs citing DO-178B 24 35 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.023% 0.034% 0.038%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.21% 0.27% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 15
UK median daily rate £505 £355 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.25% -5.33% +1.35%
10th Percentile £462 £311 £303
90th Percentile £564 £408 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £505 £355 £390
% change year-on-year +42.25% -8.97% +5.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 19
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £45.39 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.37% +6.80% -
10th Percentile £39.00 £35.30 £37.55
90th Percentile £51.10 £58.50 £54.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £45.39 £42.50
% change year-on-year -6.37% +6.80% -

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 with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 11,181 13,054 11,881
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.74% 12.66% 11.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,084 8,520 7,744
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +4.94%
10th Percentile £250 £255 £225
90th Percentile £625 £638 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £393
% change year-on-year - +1.91% +1.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 387 377 417
UK median hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £22.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.80% -12.42% +1.49%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.25 £10.78
90th Percentile £48.75 £49.85 £47.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.25 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +1.23% -20.00% +13.64%

DO-178B
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for DO-178B in the UK

DO-178B
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DO-178B in the UK

DO-178B
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DO-178B in the UK

DO-178B
Top 9 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 21 November 2018. 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
England -5 23 £505 +42.25% 17
UK excluding London -19 23 £505 +42.25% 17
South East 0 10 £505 +43.26% 2
South West -26 10 - - 8
London +21 3 - - 1
West Midlands - 2 - - 2
Midlands - 2 - - 2
North East - 1 - -
North of England - 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 21 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing DO-178B also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for DO-178B.

1 19 (79.17%) Software Engineering
2 14 (58.33%) C
3 6 (25.00%) Avionics
3 6 (25.00%) Rational DOORS
4 5 (20.83%) Manufacturing
4 5 (20.83%) Embedded C
4 5 (20.83%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (16.67%) FreeRTOS
5 4 (16.67%) IEC 61508
5 4 (16.67%) C++
5 4 (16.67%) MATLAB
5 4 (16.67%) Test Scripting
6 3 (12.50%) JIRA
6 3 (12.50%) Change Control
6 3 (12.50%) Embedded Systems
6 3 (12.50%) Embedded Software Development
6 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (12.50%) Def Stans
6 3 (12.50%) MISRA
6 3 (12.50%) Validation
6 3 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
6 3 (12.50%) Subversion
6 3 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (12.50%) Finance
6 3 (12.50%) Legal
6 3 (12.50%) Simulink
6 3 (12.50%) ClearQuest
6 3 (12.50%) Configuration Management
6 3 (12.50%) Visual Studio
6 3 (12.50%) XML

DO-178B
Co-occurring IT Skills 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:

Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Simulink
2 1 (4.17%) Windchill
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.17%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 6 (25.00%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (12.50%) ClearCase
2 3 (12.50%) ClearQuest
2 3 (12.50%) Eclipse
2 3 (12.50%) JIRA
2 3 (12.50%) Subversion
2 3 (12.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (25.00%) Avionics
2 5 (20.83%) Manufacturing
3 3 (12.50%) Finance
3 3 (12.50%) Legal
4 2 (8.33%) Aerospace
5 1 (4.17%) Retail
5 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (62.50%) Software Engineer
2 4 (16.67%) Developer
2 4 (16.67%) Software Developer
2 4 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) C++ Developer
4 2 (8.33%) C++ Software Developer
4 2 (8.33%) C++ Software Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Developer/Software Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Embedded Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) C Software Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Design Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Embedded C Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Embedded C Software Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) Software Verification Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) System Verification Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Verification Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.50%) XML
2 1 (4.17%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (12.50%) Embedded Systems
1 3 (12.50%) Self-Motivation
1 3 (12.50%) TMS320
2 2 (8.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.67%) FreeRTOS
2 3 (12.50%) Linux
2 3 (12.50%) SafeRTOS
2 3 (12.50%) Windows
3 2 (8.33%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (79.17%) Software Engineering
2 5 (20.83%) Problem-Solving
3 4 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 3 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (12.50%) Change Control
4 3 (12.50%) Configuration Management
4 3 (12.50%) Embedded Software Development
4 3 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
4 3 (12.50%) UML
4 3 (12.50%) Validation
4 3 (12.50%) Waterfall
5 2 (8.33%) Data Protection
5 2 (8.33%) OOD
5 2 (8.33%) Programme Management
5 2 (8.33%) Project Management
5 2 (8.33%) SysML
5 2 (8.33%) Systems Engineering
6 1 (4.17%) Integration Testing
6 1 (4.17%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (58.33%) C
2 5 (20.83%) Embedded C
3 4 (16.67%) C++
3 4 (16.67%) MATLAB
4 3 (12.50%) Assembly Language
5 2 (8.33%) Ada
5 2 (8.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) SC Cleared
1 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.67%) IEC 61508
2 3 (12.50%) Def Stans
2 3 (12.50%) MISRA
3 2 (8.33%) IEC 62304
3 2 (8.33%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (8.33%) QNX
1 2 (8.33%) Serena
2 1 (4.17%) IBM
2 1 (4.17%) NVIDIA