Period
to 21 November 2017

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 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
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 842 841 846
Rank change year-on-year -1 +5 -10
Contract jobs citing DO-178B 35 40 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.034% 0.038% 0.037%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.27% 0.34% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 15 22
UK median daily rate £355 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.33% +1.35% +1.20%
10th Percentile £311 £303 £332
90th Percentile £408 £638 £390
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £390 £370
% change year-on-year -8.97% +5.41% +1.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 19 11
UK median hourly rate £45.39 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.80% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £35.30 £37.55 £37.50
90th Percentile £58.50 £54.50 £46.00
UK excluding London 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 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 13124 11893 13444
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.73% 11.36% 11.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 8570 7755 8484
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £255 £225 £230
90th Percentile £638 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £388
% change year-on-year +1.91% +1.29% +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 381 417 477
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £22.84 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.42% +1.49% +15.38%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.78 £11.40
90th Percentile £49.75 £47.10 £51.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +13.64% +12.82%

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

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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 Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DO-178B over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

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

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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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing DO-178B over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

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

DO-178B
Top 6 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 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
England +15 34 £355 -1.39% 1
UK excluding London +15 33 £355 -8.97% 1
South West +5 22 £375 - 1
South East -8 8 £353 -6.00%
East of England -3 3 - -
London -22 1 - -

For the 6 months to 21 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 with a requirement for DO-178B.

1 23 (65.71%) C
2 22 (62.86%) Software Engineering
2 22 (62.86%) Rational DOORS
3 18 (51.43%) Aerospace
4 14 (40.00%) Embedded Software Development
5 12 (34.29%) UML
6 11 (31.43%) Validation
7 10 (28.57%) Ada
7 10 (28.57%) Avionics
8 9 (25.71%) Requirements Analysis
9 8 (22.86%) Embedded Systems
9 8 (22.86%) Python
10 7 (20.00%) C++
11 6 (17.14%) Assembly Language
11 6 (17.14%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (17.14%) Subversion
12 5 (14.29%) VxWorks
12 5 (14.29%) Freescale
12 5 (14.29%) VectorCAST
12 5 (14.29%) SDLC
12 5 (14.29%) Wind River
13 4 (11.43%) CA Agile Central
13 4 (11.43%) SysML
14 3 (8.57%) Scrum
14 3 (8.57%) Programme Management
14 3 (8.57%) Finance
14 3 (8.57%) Manufacturing
14 3 (8.57%) OO
14 3 (8.57%) Test Automation
14 3 (8.57%) Requirements Engineering

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:

Development Applications
1 22 (62.86%) Rational DOORS
2 6 (17.14%) Subversion
3 5 (14.29%) VectorCAST
4 2 (5.71%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (2.86%) Git (software)
General
1 18 (51.43%) Aerospace
2 10 (28.57%) Avionics
3 3 (8.57%) Finance
3 3 (8.57%) Manufacturing
4 2 (5.71%) Automotive
5 1 (2.86%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 22 (62.86%) Software Engineer
2 17 (48.57%) Embedded Engineer
3 10 (28.57%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 10 (28.57%) Systems Engineer
4 4 (11.43%) Ada Engineer
4 4 (11.43%) Ada Software Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) DOORS Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Software Test Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) SysML Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Test Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) C Software Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) C++ Software Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Development Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Embedded C Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Embedded C Software Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Embedded C++ Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Python Software Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Software Development Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Verification Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.86%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 5 (14.29%) VxWorks
2 2 (5.71%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (62.86%) Software Engineering
2 14 (40.00%) Embedded Software Development
3 12 (34.29%) UML
4 11 (31.43%) Validation
5 9 (25.71%) Requirements Analysis
6 6 (17.14%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (14.29%) SDLC
8 4 (11.43%) SysML
9 3 (8.57%) OO
9 3 (8.57%) Programme Management
9 3 (8.57%) Requirements Engineering
9 3 (8.57%) Requirements Management
9 3 (8.57%) Scrum
9 3 (8.57%) Test Automation
10 2 (5.71%) Enterprise Architecture
11 1 (2.86%) Scenario Testing
11 1 (2.86%) Sequence Diagram
11 1 (2.86%) Software Testing
11 1 (2.86%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 23 (65.71%) C
2 10 (28.57%) Ada
3 8 (22.86%) Python
4 7 (20.00%) C++
5 6 (17.14%) Assembly Language
6 1 (2.86%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 2 (5.71%) BC Cleared
1 2 (5.71%) SC Cleared
1 2 (5.71%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.57%) ARP4754
1 3 (8.57%) DO-254
2 1 (2.86%) IEC 61508
2 1 (2.86%) IEC 62304
2 1 (2.86%) MISRA
Vendors
1 5 (14.29%) Freescale
1 5 (14.29%) Wind River
2 4 (11.43%) CA Agile Central
3 2 (5.71%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.86%) Borland
4 1 (2.86%) Green Hills
4 1 (2.86%) IBM