The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the England region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
RTCA DO-254/EUROCAE ED-80
Rank 589 498 572
Rank change year-on-year
-91 +74
Contract jobs citing DO-254 1 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.002% 0.012% 0.009%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.024% 0.15% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £42.50 £44.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -3.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.50 £42.50 £44.00
% change year-on-year
-2.35% -3.40%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
4084 3311 4283
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.96% 7.68% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 2513 1990 2369
Average daily rate £400 £415 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.61% -2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £608
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.60% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 173 134 233
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.58 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.20 £55.00 £36.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.25 £16.43
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -7.15%
DO-254
UK

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 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 5 (83.33%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (50.00%) IEC 61508
2 3 (50.00%) DO-178B
2 3 (50.00%) ARP4754
2 3 (50.00%) Hazard Analysis
2 3 (50.00%) ARP4761
2 3 (50.00%) Time Management
2 3 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (50.00%) CAE
2 3 (50.00%) JSP
2 3 (50.00%) Firmware
2 3 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (50.00%) VHDL
2 3 (50.00%) FMECA
2 3 (50.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 2 (33.33%) Xilinx
3 2 (33.33%) ASIC
3 2 (33.33%) Requirements Management
3 2 (33.33%) Degree
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (16.67%) Altera
4 1 (16.67%) Synplicity
4 1 (16.67%) Actel
4 1 (16.67%) Electronics
4 1 (16.67%) Aerospace
4 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
4 1 (16.67%) MATLAB
4 1 (16.67%) Simulink

DO-254
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1 (16.67%) Simulink
Development Applications
1 5 (83.33%) Rational DOORS
General
1 1 (16.67%) Electronics
1 1 (16.67%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) FPGA Design Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Design Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) FPGA Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Design Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Firmware Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior FPGA Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Firmware
1 3 (50.00%) Management Information System
1 3 (50.00%) VHDL
1 3 (50.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 2 (33.33%) ASIC
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Hazard Analysis
1 3 (50.00%) Time Management
1 3 (50.00%) CAE
1 3 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 3 (50.00%) FMECA
2 2 (33.33%) Requirements Management
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
3 1 (16.67%) IC Design
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) IEC 61508
1 3 (50.00%) DO-178B
1 3 (50.00%) ARP4754
1 3 (50.00%) ARP4761
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Xilinx
2 1 (16.67%) Altera
2 1 (16.67%) Synplicity
2 1 (16.67%) Actel
2 1 (16.67%) Mentor Graphics
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Engineering
Rate: £40 - £50 per hour
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