The table below looks at the statistics for DO-160 skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DO-160 over the 3 months to 23 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
RTCA DO-160/EUROCAE ED-14
Rank 639 641 623
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -18
Contract jobs citing DO-160 5 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.005% 0.008%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.097% 0.055% 0.080%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Median daily rate - £258 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -36.80%
UK excluding London median daily rate - £258 £408
% change year-on-year
- -36.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £36.80 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.80 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
5136 5409 5010
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.49% 9.50% 9.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3265 3505 3060
Median daily rate £425 £425 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £576 £600 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 197 204
Median hourly rate £27.60 £21.64 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.54% +8.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.22 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £55.50 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.00 £20.13
% change year-on-year
+27.27% +9.31%

DO-160
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing DO-160 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

DO-160 Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

DO-160
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing DO-160 within the UK.

DO-160 Daily Rate Trend in the UK

DO-160
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing DO-160 within the UK.

DO-160 Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

DO-160
Top 4 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DO-160 within the UK over the 3 months to 23 July 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
England -21 5 - -
South West - 5 - -
Dorset - 4 - -
Bristol - 1 - -

DO-160
Top 17 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing DO-160 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for DO-160.

1 8 (88.89%) Aerospace
2 6 (66.67%) C
2 6 (66.67%) Degree
2 6 (66.67%) Functional Testing
3 5 (55.56%) Automotive
3 5 (55.56%) ASTM
4 4 (44.44%) Validation
5 3 (33.33%) ARP4761
5 3 (33.33%) DO-254
6 2 (22.22%) ARP4754
7 1 (11.11%) Avionics
7 1 (11.11%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (11.11%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (11.11%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (11.11%) Electronics
7 1 (11.11%) EMC
7 1 (11.11%) Requirements Management

DO-160
Top Related IT Skills 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 1 (11.11%) Rational DOORS
General
1 8 (88.89%) Aerospace
2 5 (55.56%) Automotive
3 1 (11.11%) Avionics
3 1 (11.11%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Development Engineer
2 5 (55.56%) Test Development Engineer
2 5 (55.56%) Test Engineer
3 3 (33.33%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) ASTM
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Functional Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Validation
3 1 (11.11%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (66.67%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (33.33%) ARP4761
1 3 (33.33%) DO-254
2 2 (22.22%) ARP4754
3 1 (11.11%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) EMC