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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DO-254 over the 3 months to 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
RTCA DO-254/EUROCAE ED-80
England / South East
Rank 238 254 252
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -2
Contract jobs citing DO-254 1 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.014% 0.024% 0.077%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.14% 0.24% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Median daily rate £390 £370 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.40% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £370 £370
% change year-on-year
+5.40% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Median hourly rate - £38.00 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -30.90%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.00 £44.50
% change year-on-year
- -10.11%

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
717 828 830
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 9.80% 10.09% 9.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 415 453 417
Median daily rate £436 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.85% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £263 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 45 46
Median hourly rate £14.63 £47.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-69.21% +90.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.97 £17.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.75 £61.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.34 £41.75 £24.50
% change year-on-year
-44.09% +70.40%

DO-254
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East 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 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
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 17 January 2017. 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 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
Hampshire +14 1 £390 +5.40%
DO-254
England

DO-254
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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 South East region with a requirement for DO-254.

1 7 (63.64%) DO-178B
1 7 (63.64%) ARP4761
2 6 (54.55%) Rational DOORS
3 5 (45.45%) Def Stans
3 5 (45.45%) ARP4754
3 5 (45.45%) Hazard Analysis
3 5 (45.45%) SC Cleared
3 5 (45.45%) Security Cleared
3 5 (45.45%) IEC 61508
3 5 (45.45%) CAE
3 5 (45.45%) FMECA
4 4 (36.36%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 4 (36.36%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (27.27%) VHDL
5 3 (27.27%) Degree
5 3 (27.27%) Avionics
6 2 (18.18%) Git (software)
6 2 (18.18%) Actel
6 2 (18.18%) Rapid Prototyping
6 2 (18.18%) QA
6 2 (18.18%) DO-160
6 2 (18.18%) Prototyping
6 2 (18.18%) FPGA Design
6 2 (18.18%) Subversion
6 2 (18.18%) Software Engineering
6 2 (18.18%) Xilinx
6 2 (18.18%) Mentor Graphics
6 2 (18.18%) Requirements Management
6 2 (18.18%) Firmware
6 2 (18.18%) Aerospace

DO-254
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 (54.55%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (18.18%) Git (software)
2 2 (18.18%) PVCS
2 2 (18.18%) Subversion
General
1 3 (27.27%) Avionics
2 2 (18.18%) Aerospace
3 1 (9.09%) Electronics
3 1 (9.09%) Military
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Systems Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) FPGA Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Hardware Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Firmware Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Design Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Electronics Design Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Electronics Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 3 (27.27%) VHDL
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) CAE
1 5 (45.45%) FMECA
1 5 (45.45%) Hazard Analysis
2 4 (36.36%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (18.18%) FPGA Design
3 2 (18.18%) Prototyping
3 2 (18.18%) Rapid Prototyping
3 2 (18.18%) Requirements Management
3 2 (18.18%) Software Engineering
4 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (9.09%) Human Factors
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) SC Cleared
1 5 (45.45%) Security Cleared
2 3 (27.27%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (63.64%) ARP4761
1 7 (63.64%) DO-178B
2 5 (45.45%) ARP4754
2 5 (45.45%) Def Stans
2 5 (45.45%) IEC 61508
3 2 (18.18%) DO-160
3 2 (18.18%) QA
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Actel
1 2 (18.18%) Mentor Graphics
1 2 (18.18%) Xilinx
2 1 (9.09%) HP