The table below looks at the statistics for DO-254 skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DO-254 over the 3 months to 20 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
RTCA DO-254/EUROCAE ED-80
Rank 584 557 550
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -7
Contract jobs citing DO-254 4 3 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.008% 0.006% 0.027%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.096% 0.085% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
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Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 12
Average hourly rate £43.00 - £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 - £39.00
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
4147 3534 4079
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.80% 7.35% 7.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 2631 2179 2397
Average daily rate £410 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.52% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 208 119 210
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.46 £11.00 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £38.50 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -7.89%

DO-254
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing DO-254 across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

DO-254 Jobs Demand Trend in England

DO-254
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing DO-254 across the England region.

DO-254 Daily Rate Trend in England

DO-254
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing DO-254 across the England region.

DO-254 Hourly Rate Trend in England

DO-254
Top 20 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing DO-254 also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited DO-254.

1 9 (100.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 8 (88.89%) Xilinx
3 7 (77.78%) VHDL
4 4 (44.44%) MATLAB
4 4 (44.44%) Simulink
4 4 (44.44%) Mentor Graphics
4 4 (44.44%) Avionics
4 4 (44.44%) SC Cleared
4 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
5 3 (33.33%) Requirements Management
5 3 (33.33%) Degree
5 3 (33.33%) Firmware
6 2 (22.22%) Actel
6 2 (22.22%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (11.11%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (11.11%) IC Design
7 1 (11.11%) ASIC
7 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
7 1 (11.11%) Electronics

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing DO-254 also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited DO-254. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Simulink
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Rational DOORS
General
1 4 (44.44%) Avionics
2 1 (11.11%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Hardware Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) FPGA Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) FPGA Design Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Design Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Firmware Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Principal Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 9 (100.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 7 (77.78%) VHDL
3 2 (22.22%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (11.11%) ASIC
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Requirements Management
2 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
2 1 (11.11%) IC Design
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) SC Cleared
1 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 3 (33.33%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) Firmware
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) Xilinx
2 4 (44.44%) Mentor Graphics
3 2 (22.22%) Actel
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