Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 855 801 852
Rank change year-on-year -54 +51 -29
Contract jobs citing DO-178B 14 29 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.014% 0.031% 0.041%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.11% 0.26% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 13 10
UK median daily rate - £390 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.41% +2.78%
UK excluding London median daily rate - £550 £370
% change year-on-year - +48.65% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 14 23
UK median hourly rate £45.39 £43.00 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.38% +3.70%
10th Percentile £33.50 £37.06 £36.50
90th Percentile £50.78 £53.15 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.39 £42.50 £42.00
% change year-on-year +6.80% +1.19% +3.70%

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 13,055 11,014 12,882
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.96% 11.65% 11.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,546 7,205 8,060
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £259 £225 £230
90th Percentile £630 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 362 385 464
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £21.50 £25.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -14.85% +21.69%
10th Percentile £11.78 £10.93 £11.36
90th Percentile £57.25 £48.75 £53.53
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £22.45 £25.50
% change year-on-year +1.76% -11.96% +27.50%

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing DO-178B over the 6 months to 19 February 2018.

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

DO-178B
Top 7 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 19 February 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
UK excluding London -10 13 - - 19
England -20 13 - - 19
South East -10 8 - - 8
South West +7 3 - - 9
East of England -15 1 - - 1
Scotland -20 1 - -
London -46 1 - -

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 11 (78.57%) Software Engineering
2 9 (64.29%) UML
3 7 (50.00%) C
3 7 (50.00%) Rational DOORS
4 6 (42.86%) C++
5 5 (35.71%) Aerospace
5 5 (35.71%) Embedded Software Development
5 5 (35.71%) VectorCAST
6 4 (28.57%) Electronics
6 4 (28.57%) Military
6 4 (28.57%) Simulink
6 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (28.57%) VxWorks
7 3 (21.43%) Requirements Engineering
7 3 (21.43%) Test Automation
7 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
7 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
8 2 (14.29%) BC Cleared
8 2 (14.29%) Requirements Management
8 2 (14.29%) Wind River
8 2 (14.29%) IEC 61508
8 2 (14.29%) Rational Rhapsody
8 2 (14.29%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (14.29%) OO
8 2 (14.29%) Ada
8 2 (14.29%) Programme Management
8 2 (14.29%) Finance
8 2 (14.29%) Automotive
8 2 (14.29%) Manufacturing
8 2 (14.29%) Validation

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 4 (28.57%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) Ethernet
1 1 (7.14%) RS-232
1 1 (7.14%) RS-422
1 1 (7.14%) RS-485
1 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 7 (50.00%) Rational DOORS
2 5 (35.71%) VectorCAST
3 2 (14.29%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 5 (35.71%) Aerospace
2 4 (28.57%) Electronics
2 4 (28.57%) Military
3 2 (14.29%) Automotive
3 2 (14.29%) Finance
3 2 (14.29%) Manufacturing
4 1 (7.14%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 10 (71.43%) Software Engineer
2 5 (35.71%) Embedded Engineer
3 4 (28.57%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) C++ Software Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Embedded C++ Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Development Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Software Test Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Test Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Verification Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (7.14%) TMS320
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) VxWorks
2 1 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (78.57%) Software Engineering
2 9 (64.29%) UML
3 5 (35.71%) Embedded Software Development
4 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (21.43%) Requirements Engineering
5 3 (21.43%) Test Automation
6 2 (14.29%) OO
6 2 (14.29%) Programme Management
6 2 (14.29%) Requirements Management
6 2 (14.29%) Validation
7 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (7.14%) Configuration Management
7 1 (7.14%) Customer Requirements
7 1 (7.14%) Human Factors
7 1 (7.14%) Requirements Analysis
7 1 (7.14%) Scenario Testing
7 1 (7.14%) Scrum
7 1 (7.14%) Software Testing
7 1 (7.14%) System Testing
7 1 (7.14%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) C
2 6 (42.86%) C++
3 2 (14.29%) Ada
4 1 (7.14%) Assembly Language
4 1 (7.14%) Embedded C++
4 1 (7.14%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
1 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
2 2 (14.29%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) IEC 61508
2 1 (7.14%) Def Stans
2 1 (7.14%) DO-254
2 1 (7.14%) IEC 62304
2 1 (7.14%) MIL-STD-1553
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Wind River
2 1 (7.14%) CA Agile Central
2 1 (7.14%) Freescale
2 1 (7.14%) Green Hills
2 1 (7.14%) IBM
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft