The table below looks at the statistics for DO-254 skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DO-254 over the 3 months to 20 April 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
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
RTCA DO-254/EUROCAE ED-80
Rank 257 250 228
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -22
Contract jobs citing DO-254 1 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.010% 0.010% 0.036%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.12% 0.14% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £41.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+8.43% -2.35%
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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 South East region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
835 709 625
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 8.30% 7.31% 7.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 428 379 314
Average daily rate £380 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.82% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £502 £479
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £365 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.10% +10.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 38 38
Average hourly rate £21.28 £25.50 £12.95
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.56% +96.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £9.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.25 £50.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -2.70%

DO-254
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

DO-254 Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

DO-254
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing DO-254 across the South East region.

DO-254 Daily Rate Trend in the South East

DO-254
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

DO-254 Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

DO-254
Top 28 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 20 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 7 (87.50%) DO-178B
2 5 (62.50%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (50.00%) 4G
3 4 (50.00%) Avionics
3 4 (50.00%) LTE
3 4 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (50.00%) Broadband
3 4 (50.00%) Aerospace
3 4 (50.00%) Manufacturing
3 4 (50.00%) Programme Management
4 3 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (37.50%) FMECA
4 3 (37.50%) Degree
4 3 (37.50%) Management Information System
4 3 (37.50%) JSP
4 3 (37.50%) CAE
4 3 (37.50%) IEC 61508
4 3 (37.50%) ARP4754
4 3 (37.50%) Hazard Analysis
4 3 (37.50%) ARP4761
4 3 (37.50%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
5 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
6 1 (12.50%) HP
6 1 (12.50%) Validation
6 1 (12.50%) Time Management
6 1 (12.50%) Mentor Graphics
6 1 (12.50%) Military

DO-254
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 20 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) 4G
1 4 (50.00%) LTE
1 4 (50.00%) Broadband
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (37.50%) Rational DOORS
General
1 4 (50.00%) Avionics
1 4 (50.00%) Aerospace
1 4 (50.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (12.50%) Military
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Hardware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (37.50%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Programme Management
2 3 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (37.50%) FMECA
2 3 (37.50%) CAE
2 3 (37.50%) Hazard Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Validation
3 1 (12.50%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Degree
2 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (87.50%) DO-178B
2 3 (37.50%) IEC 61508
2 3 (37.50%) ARP4754
2 3 (37.50%) ARP4761
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) HP
1 1 (12.50%) Mentor Graphics