The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 22 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
England / West Midlands
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 122
Contract jobs citing DO-178B 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands - - 0.041%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category - - 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £255 £370
% change year-on-year +39.21% -31.08%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £38.00
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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 160 303 268
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 7.89% 10.07% 11.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 214 172
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £207 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £541 £497
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 19
Median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -48.27%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £8.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.40 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.28% +14.00%  

DO-178B
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 West Midlands

DO-178B
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DO-178B in the West Midlands