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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
RTCA DO-254/EUROCAE ED-80
Rank 137 143 -
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -
Contract jobs citing DO-254 2 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.066% 0.13% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.69% 1.22% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £330 -
UK excluding London median daily rate - £370 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Median hourly rate £33.30 £45.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.60 £45.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year
-25.33% +7.14%
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
290 329 408
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 9.62% 10.46% 13.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 232 275
Median daily rate £383 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.37% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £378 £365
% change year-on-year
+5.96% +3.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 12 33
Median hourly rate £36.50 £19.46 £37.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+87.61% -48.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £13.00 £13.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.40 £45.00 £42.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £20.75
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +8.43%

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 30 June 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 +7 2 - -
DO-254
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 2 (66.67%) Aerospace
1 2 (66.67%) Validation
1 2 (66.67%) ARP4754
1 2 (66.67%) ARP4761
1 2 (66.67%) DO-160
2 1 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (33.33%) Avionics
2 1 (33.33%) 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 2 (66.67%) Aerospace
2 1 (33.33%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Systems Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Validation
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) ARP4754
1 2 (66.67%) ARP4761
1 2 (66.67%) DO-160
2 1 (33.33%) DO-178B
2 1 (33.33%) QA