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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DO-254 over the 3 months to 29 August 2016 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
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
RTCA DO-254/EUROCAE ED-80
Rank 139 143 144
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +1
Contract jobs citing DO-254 3 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.10% 0.091% 0.031%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.97% 0.92% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £330 -
UK excluding London median daily rate - £340 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Median hourly rate £28.15 - £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £40.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -11.11%
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
308 325 428
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 10.69% 9.90% 13.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 217 292
Median daily rate £390 £420 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £409 £380
% change year-on-year
-2.14% +7.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 16 29
Median hourly rate £33.50 £22.50 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.88% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.89 £13.00 £16.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £67.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £24.00 £19.75
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +21.51%

DO-254
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

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 West region over the 3 months to 29 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Bristol 0 3 - -
DO-254
England

DO-254
Top 8 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 August 2016, 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 West region with a requirement for DO-254.

1 4 (80.00%) Aerospace
1 4 (80.00%) Validation
1 4 (80.00%) ARP4754
1 4 (80.00%) ARP4761
1 4 (80.00%) DO-160
2 1 (20.00%) QA
2 1 (20.00%) Avionics
2 1 (20.00%) DO-178B

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

General
1 4 (80.00%) Aerospace
2 1 (20.00%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Systems Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Validation
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (80.00%) ARP4754
1 4 (80.00%) ARP4761
1 4 (80.00%) DO-160
2 1 (20.00%) DO-178B
2 1 (20.00%) QA