The table below looks at the statistics for DO-254 skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DO-254 over the 3 months to 1 May 2015 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
RTCA DO-254/EUROCAE ED-80
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing DO-254 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - - -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £41.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+8.43% -2.35%
DO-254
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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 North West region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
297 220 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 7.61% 7.05% 5.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 105 69
Average daily rate £350 £350 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £204 £129
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +8.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 21 10
Average hourly rate £15.50 £16.75 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.46% -20.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.90 £11.05 £10.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £39.25 £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.06 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+12.14% +33.75%

DO-254
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

DO-254 Jobs Demand Trend in the North West