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 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 West
Rank - 148 133
Contract jobs citing DO-254 0 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West - 0.034% 0.13%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category - 0.26% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £370 £370
% change year-on-year
+5.40% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Median hourly rate - £41.50 £44.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.74%
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 West region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
277 392 329
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 10.80% 13.33% 10.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 270 219
Median daily rate £403 £383 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.22% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £238 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 26 16
Median hourly rate £47.50 £42.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.09% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £25.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £50.00 £62.50
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 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
Top 5 Related IT Skills in the South West

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 West region with a requirement for DO-254.

1 2 (100.00%) Aerospace
1 2 (100.00%) Validation
1 2 (100.00%) ARP4754
1 2 (100.00%) ARP4761
1 2 (100.00%) DO-160

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 2 (100.00%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Systems Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Validation
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) ARP4754
1 2 (100.00%) ARP4761
1 2 (100.00%) DO-160