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 3 months to 28 March 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 599 612 617
Rank change year-on-year +13 +5  
Contract jobs citing DO-178B 9 27 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.020% 0.050% 0.046%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.17% 0.45% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 1
Median daily rate £625 £370 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +68.91% +13.84%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £625 £370 £325
% change year-on-year +68.91% +13.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 14 13
Median hourly rate £43.75 £42.25 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.55% +0.59%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.13 £38.85 £38.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £44.25 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.25 £42.00
% change year-on-year +0.59% +0.59%  

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 with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 5248 5961 6417
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.64% 11.13% 11.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 3457 3789 3890
Median daily rate £450 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £581 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 199 181
Median hourly rate £19.90 £37.50 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.93% +29.31%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.72 £11.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £60.98 £52.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.90 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -50.25% +37.93%  

DO-178B
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 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 11 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 3 months to 28 March 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
England +10 6 - - 3
Gloucestershire +2 4 - - 2
South West -13 4 - - 3
Wales - 3 £625 -
South Wales - 3 £625 -
Cheltenham +1 2 - - 1
Cardiff - 2 £638 -
Hampshire +10 1 - -
South East +7 1 - -
Fareham - 1 - -
London - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 17 (70.83%) Rational DOORS
2 11 (45.83%) C
3 10 (41.67%) Hazard Analysis
3 10 (41.67%) Def Stans
3 10 (41.67%) IEC 61508
4 9 (37.50%) SC Cleared
4 9 (37.50%) Security Cleared
5 8 (33.33%) MISRA
5 8 (33.33%) Aerospace
6 7 (29.17%) Software Engineering
6 7 (29.17%) C++
6 7 (29.17%) DO-254
6 7 (29.17%) Requirements Analysis
7 6 (25.00%) Avionics
7 6 (25.00%) MISRA C
7 6 (25.00%) ARP4761
7 6 (25.00%) Assembly Language
7 6 (25.00%) Military
8 5 (20.83%) Risk Assessment
8 5 (20.83%) Embedded C
8 5 (20.83%) CA
8 5 (20.83%) CAE
8 5 (20.83%) MS Office
8 5 (20.83%) Rational Rhapsody
8 5 (20.83%) ISO26262
8 5 (20.83%) ARP4754
8 5 (20.83%) Unit Testing
8 5 (20.83%) FMECA
9 4 (16.67%) UML
9 4 (16.67%) Ada

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 5 (20.83%) MS Office
Development Applications
1 17 (70.83%) Rational DOORS
2 5 (20.83%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 8 (33.33%) Aerospace
2 6 (25.00%) Avionics
2 6 (25.00%) Military
3 1 (4.17%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 6 (25.00%) Software Engineer
2 4 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Embedded Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Software Team Leader
4 2 (8.33%) Team Leader
4 2 (8.33%) Technical Leader
4 2 (8.33%) Technical Team Leader
5 1 (4.17%) Database Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Design Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Embedded Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Software Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.17%) Device Driver
1 1 (4.17%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (41.67%) Hazard Analysis
2 7 (29.17%) Requirements Analysis
2 7 (29.17%) Software Engineering
3 5 (20.83%) CAE
3 5 (20.83%) FMECA
3 5 (20.83%) Risk Assessment
3 5 (20.83%) Unit Testing
4 4 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (16.67%) UML
4 4 (16.67%) Validation
5 3 (12.50%) Embedded Software Development
6 2 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (4.17%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (4.17%) Configuration Management
7 1 (4.17%) Customer Requirements
7 1 (4.17%) Data Acquisition
7 1 (4.17%) Device Driver Development
7 1 (4.17%) Integration Testing
7 1 (4.17%) Internal Audit
7 1 (4.17%) Software Audit
Programming Languages
1 11 (45.83%) C
2 7 (29.17%) C++
3 6 (25.00%) Assembly Language
4 5 (20.83%) Embedded C
5 4 (16.67%) Ada
6 2 (8.33%) C#
6 2 (8.33%) MATLAB
7 1 (4.17%) Embedded C++
7 1 (4.17%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (37.50%) SC Cleared
1 9 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 3 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (41.67%) Def Stans
1 10 (41.67%) IEC 61508
2 8 (33.33%) MISRA
3 7 (29.17%) DO-254
4 6 (25.00%) ARP4761
4 6 (25.00%) MISRA C
5 5 (20.83%) ARP4754
5 5 (20.83%) ISO26262
6 1 (4.17%) DO-160
6 1 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 12207
Vendors
1 5 (20.83%) CA
2 3 (12.50%) Wind River
3 2 (8.33%) CA Agile Central
3 2 (8.33%) Freescale
4 1 (4.17%) HP
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