Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 219 170
Contract jobs citing DO-178B 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands - 0.016% 0.020%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category - 0.15% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median daily rate - - -
England median daily rate £355 £360 £370
% change year-on-year -1.39% -2.70% -6.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £46.64 £42.50 £41.75
% change year-on-year +9.74% +1.80% +4.38%

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 540 683 524
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 11.27% 10.99% 10.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 327 445 291
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £375 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -2.60% +14.07%
10th Percentile £187 £206 £225
90th Percentile £525 £523 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 39 43
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £31.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.00% -20.48% +74.67%
10th Percentile £9.68 £10.65 £11.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £42.25 £43.75
England median hourly rate £20.00 £22.67 £21.64
% change year-on-year -11.77% +4.75% +10.97%

DO-178B
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing DO-178B as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

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