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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
RTCA DO-254/EUROCAE ED-80
Rank 576 575 567
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -8
Contract jobs citing DO-254 5 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.011% 0.021% 0.009%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.11% 0.23% 0.098%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate £295 £370 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.27% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £370 -
% change year-on-year
-20.27% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 1
Average hourly rate £40.00 £50.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £50.00 £40.75
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +22.69%
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
4473 4393 4073
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.62% 9.44% 8.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 2802 2728 2386
Average daily rate £425 £401 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.11% -4.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £385 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +6.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 178 157 158
Average hourly rate £42.00 £23.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.72% +38.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.00 £10.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.00 £50.90 £43.28
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £25.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
+70.00% +45.77%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DO-254 across the England region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016.

DO-254 Daily Rate Histogram 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
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DO-254 within the England region over the 3 months to 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
East of England - 3 £220 - 1
South East +5 2 £370 - 1
DO-254
UK

DO-254
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 10 (76.92%) SC Cleared
1 10 (76.92%) Security Cleared
2 9 (69.23%) IEC 61508
3 7 (53.85%) VHDL
3 7 (53.85%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 7 (53.85%) C
3 7 (53.85%) Firmware
4 6 (46.15%) Validation
4 6 (46.15%) EMC
5 5 (38.46%) HNC
5 5 (38.46%) HND
5 5 (38.46%) Electronics
5 5 (38.46%) JTAG
5 5 (38.46%) Stress Analysis
5 5 (38.46%) ARP4761
5 5 (38.46%) DO-178B
5 5 (38.46%) Schematic Capture
6 4 (30.77%) Def Stans
6 4 (30.77%) Rational DOORS
6 4 (30.77%) ARP4754
6 4 (30.77%) Hazard Analysis
6 4 (30.77%) FMECA
6 4 (30.77%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (30.77%) CAE
7 3 (23.08%) Degree
7 3 (23.08%) Management Information System
8 2 (15.38%) Information Assurance
8 2 (15.38%) Altera
8 2 (15.38%) Time Management
8 2 (15.38%) Xilinx

DO-254
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Rational DOORS
General
1 5 (38.46%) Electronics
2 2 (15.38%) Military
3 1 (7.69%) Aerospace
3 1 (7.69%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Design Engineer
1 7 (53.85%) Firmware Engineer
2 5 (38.46%) Electronics Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Design Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Firmware Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (53.85%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 7 (53.85%) VHDL
2 3 (23.08%) Management Information System
3 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (15.38%) Verilog
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Validation
2 5 (38.46%) Schematic Capture
2 5 (38.46%) Stress Analysis
3 4 (30.77%) CAE
3 4 (30.77%) FMECA
3 4 (30.77%) Hazard Analysis
3 4 (30.77%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (15.38%) Configuration Management
4 2 (15.38%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (15.38%) Information Assurance
4 2 (15.38%) Mentoring
4 2 (15.38%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) C
2 2 (15.38%) Assembly Language
2 2 (15.38%) C++
2 2 (15.38%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 10 (76.92%) SC Cleared
1 10 (76.92%) Security Cleared
2 5 (38.46%) HNC
2 5 (38.46%) HND
3 3 (23.08%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (69.23%) IEC 61508
2 5 (38.46%) ARP4761
2 5 (38.46%) DO-178B
2 5 (38.46%) JTAG
3 4 (30.77%) ARP4754
3 4 (30.77%) Def Stans
4 2 (15.38%) DO-160
System Software
1 7 (53.85%) Firmware
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) EMC
2 2 (15.38%) Altera
2 2 (15.38%) HP
2 2 (15.38%) Xilinx
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