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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
RTCA DO-254/EUROCAE ED-80
Rank 628 619 605
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -14
Contract jobs citing DO-254 7 10 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.014% 0.019% 0.004%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.15% 0.20% 0.041%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 0
Median daily rate - £340 -
UK excluding London median daily rate - £340 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 2
Median hourly rate £38.75 £45.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.88% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.15 £45.00 £43.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.30 £45.00 £46.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-8.82% -5.55%
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
4662 4992 4906
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.26% 9.42% 9.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 3037 3213 3055
Median daily rate £425 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £566
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
-0.06% +5.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 172 197 206
Median hourly rate £28.00 £21.64 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.39% +8.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.43 £12.00 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.35 £55.90 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £25.41 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+10.80% +27.02%

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 25 August 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 25 August 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 East +6 4 - -
South West +10 3 - -
DO-254
UK

DO-254
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 5 (50.00%) VHDL
1 5 (50.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 4 (40.00%) ARP4754
2 4 (40.00%) ARP4761
2 4 (40.00%) DO-160
2 4 (40.00%) Aerospace
2 4 (40.00%) Validation
3 3 (30.00%) Firmware
3 3 (30.00%) Subversion
3 3 (30.00%) Software Engineering
3 3 (30.00%) QA
3 3 (30.00%) Avionics
3 3 (30.00%) Git (software)
3 3 (30.00%) Rapid Prototyping
4 2 (20.00%) Xilinx
4 2 (20.00%) Actel
4 2 (20.00%) PVCS
4 2 (20.00%) Mentor Graphics
4 2 (20.00%) Prototyping
5 1 (10.00%) Python
5 1 (10.00%) Ethernet
5 1 (10.00%) Tcl
5 1 (10.00%) C
5 1 (10.00%) C++
5 1 (10.00%) Java
5 1 (10.00%) Perl
5 1 (10.00%) MATLAB
5 1 (10.00%) Simulink
5 1 (10.00%) Finance
5 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing

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 (10.00%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Ethernet
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (30.00%) Subversion
2 2 (20.00%) PVCS
General
1 4 (40.00%) Aerospace
2 3 (30.00%) Avionics
3 1 (10.00%) Finance
3 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) FPGA Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) Hardware Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) Systems Engineer
3 3 (30.00%) Firmware Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Design Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) FPGA Design Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) VHDL Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 5 (50.00%) VHDL
2 1 (10.00%) Algorithms
2 1 (10.00%) Verilog
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Validation
2 3 (30.00%) Rapid Prototyping
2 3 (30.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (20.00%) Prototyping
4 1 (10.00%) Digital Signal Processing
4 1 (10.00%) Programme Management
4 1 (10.00%) Signal Processing
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) C
1 1 (10.00%) C++
1 1 (10.00%) Java
1 1 (10.00%) MATLAB
1 1 (10.00%) Perl
1 1 (10.00%) Python
1 1 (10.00%) Tcl
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (40.00%) ARP4754
1 4 (40.00%) ARP4761
1 4 (40.00%) DO-160
2 3 (30.00%) QA
3 1 (10.00%) DO-178B
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Actel
1 2 (20.00%) Mentor Graphics
1 2 (20.00%) Xilinx