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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 582 618 621
Rank change year-on-year +36 +3  
Contract jobs citing DO-178B 19 26 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.041% 0.048% 0.045%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.35% 0.42% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 10
Median daily rate £355 £255 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +39.21% -31.08%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £255 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £385 £399
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £255 £370
% change year-on-year +39.21% -31.08%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 6
Median hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.76% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.20 £31.00 £39.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £49.50 £46.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year -11.76% -  

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 5393 6179 6481
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.66% 11.49% 11.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 3468 3988 4172
Median daily rate £450 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £592 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 182 213 204
Median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £24.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.71% +15.46%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £51.29
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -10.71% +12.00%  

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing DO-178B over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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

DO-178B
Top 14 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 24 June 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 +42 18 £355 +39.21% 8
South West +7 12 £363 - 7
Wiltshire - 7 £300 -
Cheltenham +12 5 £369 - 5
Gloucestershire +9 5 £369 - 7
South East +24 4 £348 +36.27%
East Sussex 0 4 £348 +36.27%
Hastings -5 2 £336 +31.86%
East of England -5 2 - -
Peterborough -1 1 - -
Cambridgeshire -1 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 - -
Luton - 1 - -
Corsham - 1 £300 -

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 20 (71.43%) C
2 15 (53.57%) Rational DOORS
3 14 (50.00%) Software Engineering
4 12 (42.86%) Validation
5 10 (35.71%) Def Stans
5 10 (35.71%) IEC 61508
6 9 (32.14%) Unit Testing
6 9 (32.14%) SC Cleared
6 9 (32.14%) Security Cleared
6 9 (32.14%) Aerospace
7 8 (28.57%) Ada
7 8 (28.57%) Embedded Software Development
7 8 (28.57%) Avionics
8 7 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
9 6 (21.43%) UML
10 5 (17.86%) C++
11 4 (14.29%) Embedded C
11 4 (14.29%) Assembly Language
11 4 (14.29%) Wind River
11 4 (14.29%) Rational Rhapsody
11 4 (14.29%) MISRA
12 3 (10.71%) MISRA C
12 3 (10.71%) Hazard Analysis
12 3 (10.71%) ISO 26262
12 3 (10.71%) SysML
12 3 (10.71%) CA
12 3 (10.71%) Python
12 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Office
12 3 (10.71%) Linux
12 3 (10.71%) Military

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 (10.71%) Microsoft Office
Development Applications
1 15 (53.57%) Rational DOORS
2 4 (14.29%) Rational Rhapsody
3 2 (7.14%) Subversion
4 1 (3.57%) VectorCAST
General
1 9 (32.14%) Aerospace
2 8 (28.57%) Avionics
3 3 (10.71%) Military
4 1 (3.57%) Automotive
4 1 (3.57%) Finance
4 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (50.00%) Software Engineer
2 9 (32.14%) Embedded Engineer
3 8 (28.57%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 7 (25.00%) Test Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Ada Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Ada Software Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) DOORS Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Senior Software Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Software Test Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Test and Validation Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Validation Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) C Software Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Database Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Embedded C Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Embedded C Software Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Python Software Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Software Design Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Software Development Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) SysML Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.71%) Linux
2 1 (3.57%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 12 (42.86%) Validation
3 9 (32.14%) Unit Testing
4 8 (28.57%) Embedded Software Development
5 7 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
6 6 (21.43%) UML
7 3 (10.71%) Hazard Analysis
7 3 (10.71%) Risk Assessment
7 3 (10.71%) SysML
8 2 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (7.14%) Enterprise Architecture
8 2 (7.14%) Scrum
8 2 (7.14%) SDLC
9 1 (3.57%) Data Acquisition
9 1 (3.57%) Integration Testing
9 1 (3.57%) Internal Audit
9 1 (3.57%) OO
9 1 (3.57%) Programme Management
9 1 (3.57%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 20 (71.43%) C
2 8 (28.57%) Ada
3 5 (17.86%) C++
4 4 (14.29%) Assembly Language
4 4 (14.29%) Embedded C
5 3 (10.71%) Python
6 2 (7.14%) MATLAB
7 1 (3.57%) C#
Qualifications
1 9 (32.14%) SC Cleared
1 9 (32.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (35.71%) Def Stans
1 10 (35.71%) IEC 61508
2 4 (14.29%) MISRA
3 3 (10.71%) ISO 26262
3 3 (10.71%) MISRA C
4 2 (7.14%) MIL-STD-1553
5 1 (3.57%) DO-254
Vendors
1 4 (14.29%) Wind River
2 3 (10.71%) CA
3 2 (7.14%) CA Agile Central
3 2 (7.14%) Freescale
3 2 (7.14%) Intel
4 1 (3.57%) Microsoft
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