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 2 December 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
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
RTCA DO-254/EUROCAE ED-80
Rank 600 613 623
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +10
Contract jobs citing DO-254 8 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.017% 0.012% 0.013%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.18% 0.12% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Median daily rate £370 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 7
Median hourly rate £42.50 £39.00 £44.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.97% -12.35%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £39.00 £44.50
% change year-on-year
+8.97% -12.35%
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
4516 5103 4874
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.74% 10.04% 9.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2961 3179 3181
Median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 178 188 218
Median hourly rate £21.00 £23.62 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.07% -1.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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
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 2 December 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 +34 8 £370 -
DO-254
UK

DO-254
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 December 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 10 (66.67%) ARP4761
2 8 (53.33%) ARP4754
3 7 (46.67%) DO-178B
4 6 (40.00%) Rational DOORS
5 5 (33.33%) DO-160
5 5 (33.33%) Def Stans
5 5 (33.33%) Aerospace
5 5 (33.33%) CAE
5 5 (33.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 5 (33.33%) IEC 61508
5 5 (33.33%) Hazard Analysis
5 5 (33.33%) FMECA
5 5 (33.33%) SC Cleared
5 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
6 4 (26.67%) Avionics
6 4 (26.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (26.67%) VHDL
7 3 (20.00%) Validation
7 3 (20.00%) Rapid Prototyping
7 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering
7 3 (20.00%) Degree
7 3 (20.00%) FPGA Design
8 2 (13.33%) Prototyping
8 2 (13.33%) Subversion
8 2 (13.33%) Git (software)
8 2 (13.33%) Actel
8 2 (13.33%) QA
8 2 (13.33%) Firmware
8 2 (13.33%) PVCS
8 2 (13.33%) Xilinx

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:

Development Applications
1 6 (40.00%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (13.33%) Git (software)
2 2 (13.33%) PVCS
2 2 (13.33%) Subversion
General
1 5 (33.33%) Aerospace
2 4 (26.67%) Avionics
3 1 (6.67%) Electronics
3 1 (6.67%) Military
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Systems Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) FPGA Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Hardware Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Firmware Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Design Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Electronics Design Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Electronics Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) VHDL Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 4 (26.67%) VHDL
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) CAE
1 5 (33.33%) FMECA
1 5 (33.33%) Hazard Analysis
2 4 (26.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (20.00%) FPGA Design
3 3 (20.00%) Rapid Prototyping
3 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 3 (20.00%) Validation
4 2 (13.33%) Prototyping
4 2 (13.33%) Requirements Management
5 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (6.67%) Human Factors
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 3 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (66.67%) ARP4761
2 8 (53.33%) ARP4754
3 7 (46.67%) DO-178B
4 5 (33.33%) Def Stans
4 5 (33.33%) DO-160
4 5 (33.33%) IEC 61508
5 2 (13.33%) QA
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Actel
1 2 (13.33%) Mentor Graphics
1 2 (13.33%) Xilinx
2 1 (6.67%) HP