The table below looks at the statistics for DO-254 skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DO-254 over the 3 months to 30 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
RTCA DO-254/EUROCAE ED-80
Rank 640 648 642
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -6
Contract jobs citing DO-254 7 11 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% 0.019% 0.004%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.14% 0.20% 0.037%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 0
Median daily rate - £340 -
UK excluding London median daily rate - £340 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 2
Median hourly rate £38.75 £40.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.15 £40.00 £43.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.30 £40.00 £46.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £40.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -11.11%

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
5066 5418 5367
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.37% 9.42% 9.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 3244 3382 3304
Median daily rate £425 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £264 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £409 £380
% change year-on-year
-2.14% +7.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 216 215
Median hourly rate £28.00 £23.75 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.89% +21.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.27 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.05 £59.82 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £24.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.29% +20.00%

DO-254
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs 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 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DO-254 within the UK over the 3 months to 30 August 2016.

DO-254 Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

DO-254
Top 6 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 30 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
England +2 7 - -
South East +10 4 - -
Hampshire 0 4 - -
South West +12 3 - -
Bristol -1 3 - -
Portsmouth - 1 - -

DO-254
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 August 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 with a requirement for DO-254.

1 5 (50.00%) VHDL
1 5 (50.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 4 (40.00%) ARP4754
2 4 (40.00%) ARP4761
2 4 (40.00%) DO-160
2 4 (40.00%) Aerospace
2 4 (40.00%) Validation
3 3 (30.00%) Firmware
3 3 (30.00%) Subversion
3 3 (30.00%) Software Engineering
3 3 (30.00%) QA
3 3 (30.00%) Avionics
3 3 (30.00%) Git (software)
3 3 (30.00%) Rapid Prototyping
4 2 (20.00%) Xilinx
4 2 (20.00%) Actel
4 2 (20.00%) PVCS
4 2 (20.00%) Mentor Graphics
4 2 (20.00%) Prototyping
5 1 (10.00%) Python
5 1 (10.00%) Ethernet
5 1 (10.00%) Tcl
5 1 (10.00%) C
5 1 (10.00%) C++
5 1 (10.00%) Java
5 1 (10.00%) Perl
5 1 (10.00%) MATLAB
5 1 (10.00%) Simulink
5 1 (10.00%) Finance
5 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing

DO-254
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:

Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Ethernet
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (30.00%) Subversion
2 2 (20.00%) PVCS
General
1 4 (40.00%) Aerospace
2 3 (30.00%) Avionics
3 1 (10.00%) Finance
3 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) FPGA Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) Hardware Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) Systems Engineer
3 3 (30.00%) Firmware Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Design Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) FPGA Design Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) VHDL Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 5 (50.00%) VHDL
2 1 (10.00%) Algorithms
2 1 (10.00%) Verilog
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Validation
2 3 (30.00%) Rapid Prototyping
2 3 (30.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (20.00%) Prototyping
4 1 (10.00%) Digital Signal Processing
4 1 (10.00%) Programme Management
4 1 (10.00%) Signal Processing
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) C
1 1 (10.00%) C++
1 1 (10.00%) Java
1 1 (10.00%) MATLAB
1 1 (10.00%) Perl
1 1 (10.00%) Python
1 1 (10.00%) Tcl
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (40.00%) ARP4754
1 4 (40.00%) ARP4761
1 4 (40.00%) DO-160
2 3 (30.00%) QA
3 1 (10.00%) DO-178B
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Actel
1 2 (20.00%) Mentor Graphics
1 2 (20.00%) Xilinx