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 28 May 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
RTCA DO-254/EUROCAE ED-80
Rank 653 641 594
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -47
Contract jobs citing DO-254 3 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.006% 0.014% 0.008%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.060% 0.15% 0.081%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Median daily rate - £384 -
UK excluding London median daily rate - £384 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 4
Median hourly rate £46.07 £45.00 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.37% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.61 £45.00 £40.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.61 £45.00 £45.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.07 £45.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year
+2.37% +7.14%

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
4992 5186 4944
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.15% 9.39% 9.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 3181 3300 3020
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £364
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 195 169 237
Median hourly rate £25.75 £21.55 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.48% +0.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.71 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £57.00 £43.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.25 £22.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+24.17% +8.33%

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 28 May 2016.

DO-254 Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

DO-254
Top 7 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 28 May 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 -19 3 - - 1
South West -8 2 - -
Gloucestershire +2 1 - -
East of England - 1 - - 1
Luton - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 - -

DO-254
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 3 (50.00%) Validation
1 3 (50.00%) ARP4761
2 2 (33.33%) DO-160
2 2 (33.33%) IEC 61508
2 2 (33.33%) DO-178B
2 2 (33.33%) ARP4754
2 2 (33.33%) EMC
2 2 (33.33%) VHDL
2 2 (33.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) C
2 2 (33.33%) Firmware
3 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (16.67%) Electronics
3 1 (16.67%) Finance
3 1 (16.67%) Aerospace
3 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
3 1 (16.67%) CAE
3 1 (16.67%) MATLAB
3 1 (16.67%) Simulink
3 1 (16.67%) C++
3 1 (16.67%) Java
3 1 (16.67%) Perl
3 1 (16.67%) HNC
3 1 (16.67%) HND
3 1 (16.67%) Python
3 1 (16.67%) Ethernet
3 1 (16.67%) HP
3 1 (16.67%) JTAG

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 (16.67%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Ethernet
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
1 1 (16.67%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (16.67%) Subversion
General
1 1 (16.67%) Aerospace
1 1 (16.67%) Avionics
1 1 (16.67%) Electronics
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
1 1 (16.67%) Military
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Design Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Firmware Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Electronics Design Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Electronics Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) FPGA Design Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) FPGA Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 2 (33.33%) VHDL
2 1 (16.67%) Algorithms
2 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (16.67%) Verilog
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Validation
2 1 (16.67%) CAE
2 1 (16.67%) Digital Signal Processing
2 1 (16.67%) FMECA
2 1 (16.67%) Hazard Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Programme Management
2 1 (16.67%) Schematic Capture
2 1 (16.67%) Signal Processing
2 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (16.67%) Stress Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) C
2 1 (16.67%) C++
2 1 (16.67%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) MATLAB
2 1 (16.67%) Perl
2 1 (16.67%) Python
2 1 (16.67%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) HNC
2 1 (16.67%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) ARP4761
2 2 (33.33%) ARP4754
2 2 (33.33%) DO-160
2 2 (33.33%) DO-178B
2 2 (33.33%) IEC 61508
3 1 (16.67%) Def Stans
3 1 (16.67%) JTAG
3 1 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) EMC
2 1 (16.67%) HP
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