The table below looks at the statistics for DO-254 skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DO-254 over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
RTCA DO-254/EUROCAE ED-80
Rank 590 577 545
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -32
Contract jobs citing DO-254 5 5 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.010% 0.024%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.12% 0.13% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 11
Average hourly rate £44.50 £41.25 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.87% +5.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.50 £41.25 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+7.87% +5.76%

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
4182 3770 3661
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.58% 7.31% 7.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2614 2270 2114
Average daily rate £400 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £591 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 182 126 241
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.63 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.01% -9.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.55 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.07% -7.25%

DO-254
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing DO-254 within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

DO-254 Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

DO-254
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing DO-254 within the UK.

DO-254 Daily Rate Trend in the UK

DO-254
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing DO-254 within the UK.

DO-254 Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

DO-254
Top 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DO-254 within the UK over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -30 5 - - 1
South West - 4 - - 1
South East -22 1 - -
Bristol - - - -
Crawley - - - -
Gosport - - - -
Lincoln - - - -
Yeovil - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Lincolnshire - - - -
Somerset - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
East Midlands - - - -

DO-254
Top 13 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing DO-254 also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited DO-254.

1 8 (88.89%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 8 (88.89%) Xilinx
2 7 (77.78%) SC Cleared
2 7 (77.78%) Security Cleared
2 7 (77.78%) Avionics
2 7 (77.78%) VHDL
3 2 (22.22%) Mentor Graphics
4 1 (11.11%) Requirements Management
4 1 (11.11%) Actel
4 1 (11.11%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (11.11%) MATLAB
4 1 (11.11%) Simulink
4 1 (11.11%) Validation

DO-254
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing DO-254 also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited DO-254. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Simulink
General
1 7 (77.78%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 8 (88.89%) Hardware Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Senior Hardware Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) FPGA Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (88.89%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 7 (77.78%) VHDL
3 1 (11.11%) Embedded Systems
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (11.11%) Requirements Management
1 1 (11.11%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 7 (77.78%) SC Cleared
1 7 (77.78%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) Xilinx
2 2 (22.22%) Mentor Graphics
3 1 (11.11%) Actel
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