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 31 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
RTCA DO-160/EUROCAE ED-14
Rank 642 660 631
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -29
Contract jobs citing DO-160 3 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.006% 0.003% 0.009%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.059% 0.036% 0.093%
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 3 0 1
Median hourly rate £28.15 - £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 - £30.00

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
5060 5526 5370
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.37% 9.43% 9.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 3241 3442 3307
Median daily rate £425 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £588 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £408 £380
% change year-on-year
-1.84% +7.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 197 225 215
Median hourly rate £28.00 £24.37 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.91% +24.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.15 £56.40 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £25.69 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+9.57% +28.45%

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 3 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 31 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
South West +20 3 - -
England +7 3 - -
Bristol - 3 - -

DO-160
Top 16 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 10 (100.00%) Aerospace
2 6 (60.00%) C
2 6 (60.00%) Degree
2 6 (60.00%) Functional Testing
3 5 (50.00%) ASTM
3 5 (50.00%) Automotive
3 5 (50.00%) Validation
4 4 (40.00%) DO-254
4 4 (40.00%) ARP4754
4 4 (40.00%) ARP4761
5 1 (10.00%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (10.00%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (10.00%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (10.00%) Electronics
5 1 (10.00%) Avionics
5 1 (10.00%) 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 (10.00%) Rational DOORS
General
1 10 (100.00%) Aerospace
2 5 (50.00%) Automotive
3 1 (10.00%) Avionics
3 1 (10.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Development Engineer
2 5 (50.00%) Test Development Engineer
2 5 (50.00%) Test Engineer
3 4 (40.00%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) ASTM
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Functional Testing
2 5 (50.00%) Validation
3 1 (10.00%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (40.00%) ARP4754
1 4 (40.00%) ARP4761
1 4 (40.00%) DO-254
2 1 (10.00%) Disclosure Scotland