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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DO-254 over the 3 months to 1 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
RTCA DO-254/EUROCAE ED-80
Rank 610 607 585
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -22
Contract jobs citing DO-254 3 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.006% 0.020% 0.008%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.066% 0.21% 0.086%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Median daily rate - £370 -
UK excluding London median daily rate - £370 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 4
Median hourly rate £33.60 £45.00 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.33% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.12 £45.00 £40.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.58 £45.00 £45.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.60 £45.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year
-25.33% +7.14%
DO-254
UK

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
4557 4700 4643
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.29% 9.22% 9.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2940 3075 2903
Median daily rate £425 £425 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £369
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +4.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 192 170 192
Median hourly rate £28.00 £21.55 £20.21
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.93% +6.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.74 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £52.41 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.55 £20.75
% change year-on-year
+29.93% +3.85%

DO-254
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing DO-254 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DO-254 across the England region over the 3 months to 1 July 2016.

DO-254 Hourly Rate Histogram in England

DO-254
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DO-254 within the England region over the 3 months to 1 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
South West 0 2 - - 1
East of England - 1 - -
DO-254
UK

DO-254
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing DO-254 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for DO-254.

1 4 (66.67%) ARP4761
2 3 (50.00%) DO-160
2 3 (50.00%) Validation
2 3 (50.00%) ARP4754
3 2 (33.33%) DO-178B
3 2 (33.33%) Aerospace
4 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
4 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
4 1 (16.67%) Finance
4 1 (16.67%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (16.67%) Digital Signal Processing
4 1 (16.67%) Signal Processing
4 1 (16.67%) Algorithms
4 1 (16.67%) Def Stans
4 1 (16.67%) C
4 1 (16.67%) C++
4 1 (16.67%) Java
4 1 (16.67%) Perl
4 1 (16.67%) Python
4 1 (16.67%) Ethernet
4 1 (16.67%) HP
4 1 (16.67%) EMC
4 1 (16.67%) Tcl
4 1 (16.67%) Firmware
4 1 (16.67%) CAE
4 1 (16.67%) MATLAB
4 1 (16.67%) Simulink
4 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (16.67%) Military
4 1 (16.67%) VHDL

DO-254
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 1 (16.67%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Ethernet
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
1 1 (16.67%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (16.67%) Subversion
General
1 2 (33.33%) Aerospace
2 1 (16.67%) Avionics
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
2 1 (16.67%) Military
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Design Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Firmware Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) FPGA Design Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) FPGA Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Algorithms
1 1 (16.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
1 1 (16.67%) Verilog
1 1 (16.67%) VHDL
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Validation
2 1 (16.67%) CAE
2 1 (16.67%) Digital Signal Processing
2 1 (16.67%) FMECA
2 1 (16.67%) Hazard Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Programme Management
2 1 (16.67%) Signal Processing
2 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) C
1 1 (16.67%) C++
1 1 (16.67%) Java
1 1 (16.67%) MATLAB
1 1 (16.67%) Perl
1 1 (16.67%) Python
1 1 (16.67%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
1 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (66.67%) ARP4761
2 3 (50.00%) ARP4754
2 3 (50.00%) DO-160
3 2 (33.33%) DO-178B
4 1 (16.67%) Def Stans
4 1 (16.67%) IEC 61508
4 1 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) EMC
1 1 (16.67%) HP