The table below looks at the statistics for DO-254 skills in IT contracts advertised for the South 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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
RTCA DO-254/EUROCAE ED-80
Rank - 145 -
Contract jobs citing DO-254 0 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West - 0.12% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category - 1.12% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £370 -
% change year-on-year
-20.27% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £44.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £50.00 £41.25
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +21.21%
DO-254
England

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 West region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
394 356 255
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.23% 11.04% 9.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 234 158
Average daily rate £398 £450 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.66% +21.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £245 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £673 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 22 14
Average hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +68.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.45 £12.08 £10.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.50 £40.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £23.25 £17.08
% change year-on-year
+82.79% +36.16%

DO-254
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

DO-254 Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

DO-254
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

DO-254 Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

DO-254
Top 16 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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%) C
1 2 (100.00%) C++
1 2 (100.00%) Embedded C++
1 2 (100.00%) Assembly Language
1 2 (100.00%) Firmware
1 2 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 2 (100.00%) VHDL
1 2 (100.00%) Verilog
1 2 (100.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 2 (100.00%) Xilinx
1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Information Assurance
1 2 (100.00%) Altera
1 2 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
1 2 (100.00%) Mentoring

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

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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.

Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Design Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) Firmware Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) Senior Design Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) Senior Firmware Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 2 (100.00%) Verilog
1 2 (100.00%) VHDL
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 2 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
1 2 (100.00%) Information Assurance
1 2 (100.00%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Assembly Language
1 2 (100.00%) C
1 2 (100.00%) C++
1 2 (100.00%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Altera
1 2 (100.00%) Xilinx