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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
RTCA DO-254/EUROCAE ED-80
Rank 641 658 642
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -16
Contract jobs citing DO-254 8 12 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.015% 0.021% 0.007%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.16% 0.21% 0.074%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 0
Median daily rate - £340 -
UK excluding London median daily rate - £340 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 4
Median hourly rate £39.63 £37.50 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.66% -12.79%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.63 £37.50 £43.00
% change year-on-year
+5.66% -12.79%

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
5045 5593 5438
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.54% 9.65% 9.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 3251 3427 3396
Median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £376
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +9.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 195 236 241
Median hourly rate £27.60 £25.12 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.87% +25.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £48.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.41 £30.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +50.00%

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 25 September 2016.

DO-254 Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

DO-254
Top 8 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 25 September 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 +22 8 - - 3
South East +20 6 - - 3
Hampshire +8 5 - - 3
South West +15 2 - -
Bristol +2 2 - -
West Sussex - 1 - -
Portsmouth - 1 - - 1
East Grinstead - 1 - -

DO-254
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 6 (54.55%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 5 (45.45%) VHDL
2 5 (45.45%) Aerospace
2 5 (45.45%) ARP4761
2 5 (45.45%) DO-160
3 4 (36.36%) ARP4754
3 4 (36.36%) Validation
4 3 (27.27%) Subversion
4 3 (27.27%) Software Engineering
4 3 (27.27%) Avionics
4 3 (27.27%) Git (software)
4 3 (27.27%) Rapid Prototyping
4 3 (27.27%) Firmware
5 2 (18.18%) PVCS
5 2 (18.18%) Actel
5 2 (18.18%) QA
5 2 (18.18%) Mentor Graphics
5 2 (18.18%) Xilinx
5 2 (18.18%) Prototyping
6 1 (9.09%) Digital Signal Processing
6 1 (9.09%) Signal Processing
6 1 (9.09%) Algorithms
6 1 (9.09%) Verilog
6 1 (9.09%) Programme Management
6 1 (9.09%) Requirements Management
6 1 (9.09%) DO-178B
6 1 (9.09%) Python
6 1 (9.09%) Ethernet
6 1 (9.09%) Tcl
6 1 (9.09%) C

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 (9.09%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Ethernet
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Git (software)
1 3 (27.27%) Subversion
2 2 (18.18%) PVCS
General
1 5 (45.45%) Aerospace
2 3 (27.27%) Avionics
3 1 (9.09%) Electronics
3 1 (9.09%) Finance
3 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) FPGA Engineer
1 5 (45.45%) Systems Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) Hardware Engineer
3 3 (27.27%) Firmware Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) Design Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Electronics Design Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Electronics Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) FPGA Design Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) VHDL Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (54.55%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 5 (45.45%) VHDL
3 1 (9.09%) Algorithms
3 1 (9.09%) Verilog
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Validation
2 3 (27.27%) Rapid Prototyping
2 3 (27.27%) Software Engineering
3 2 (18.18%) Prototyping
4 1 (9.09%) Digital Signal Processing
4 1 (9.09%) Programme Management
4 1 (9.09%) Requirements Management
4 1 (9.09%) Signal Processing
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) C
1 1 (9.09%) C++
1 1 (9.09%) Java
1 1 (9.09%) MATLAB
1 1 (9.09%) Perl
1 1 (9.09%) Python
1 1 (9.09%) Tcl
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (45.45%) ARP4761
1 5 (45.45%) DO-160
2 4 (36.36%) ARP4754
3 2 (18.18%) QA
4 1 (9.09%) DO-178B
System Software
1 3 (27.27%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Actel
1 2 (18.18%) Mentor Graphics
1 2 (18.18%) Xilinx
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