The table below looks at the statistics for DO-254 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DO-254 over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
RTCA DO-254/EUROCAE ED-80
Rank 37 - 42
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing DO-254 1 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 0.35% - 0.56%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 4.00% - 5.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £370 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £36.57 - £36.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.50 £41.25 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+7.87% +5.76%
DO-254
South East

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 Kent region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
25 10 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 8.71% 3.76% 11.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 5 22
Average daily rate £300 £315 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +14.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £210 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £429 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £371 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 13
Average hourly rate £9.00 - £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -16.27%

DO-254
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing DO-254 across the Kent region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

DO-254 Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

DO-254
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing DO-254 across the Kent region.

DO-254 Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

DO-254
Top 9 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 2 (100.00%) Mentor Graphics
2 1 (50.00%) Requirements Management
2 1 (50.00%) Actel
2 1 (50.00%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (50.00%) MATLAB
2 1 (50.00%) Simulink
2 1 (50.00%) Validation
2 1 (50.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (50.00%) Xilinx

DO-254
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 (50.00%) Simulink
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Hardware Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) FPGA Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 1 (50.00%) Embedded Systems
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Validation
1 1 (50.00%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) MATLAB
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Mentor Graphics
2 1 (50.00%) Actel
2 1 (50.00%) Xilinx