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 5 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
RTCA DO-254/EUROCAE ED-80
Rank 649 638 614
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -24
Contract jobs citing DO-254 4 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.004% 0.004%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.080% 0.039% 0.040%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £220 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £220 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Median hourly rate £46.07 £45.00 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.37% +8.43%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.07 £45.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year
+2.37% +8.43%

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
4977 5098 5023
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.96% 9.14% 9.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 3157 3123 3041
Median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 186 168 229
Median hourly rate £22.50 £26.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.46% +23.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.88 £12.10 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £49.50 £43.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £29.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-22.41% +38.09%

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 5 May 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 5 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 -23 4 £220 - 3
South West -2 2 - - 2
East of England - 2 £220 - 1
Gloucestershire +7 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £220 - 1
Bedfordshire - 1 - -
Luton - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 - - 2

DO-254
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 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 4 (50.00%) Validation
2 3 (37.50%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 3 (37.50%) VHDL
2 3 (37.50%) C
2 3 (37.50%) Firmware
2 3 (37.50%) EMC
2 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
2 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 3 (37.50%) IEC 61508
2 3 (37.50%) DO-178B
2 3 (37.50%) ARP4761
2 3 (37.50%) DO-160
3 2 (25.00%) Schematic Capture
3 2 (25.00%) Stress Analysis
3 2 (25.00%) ARP4754
3 2 (25.00%) JTAG
3 2 (25.00%) Avionics
3 2 (25.00%) HNC
3 2 (25.00%) HND
3 2 (25.00%) Electronics
3 2 (25.00%) Aerospace
4 1 (12.50%) FMECA
4 1 (12.50%) Subversion
4 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (12.50%) Military
4 1 (12.50%) Degree
4 1 (12.50%) QA
4 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
4 1 (12.50%) Finance
4 1 (12.50%) Verilog

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 (12.50%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Ethernet
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
1 1 (12.50%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (12.50%) Subversion
General
1 2 (25.00%) Aerospace
1 2 (25.00%) Avionics
1 2 (25.00%) Electronics
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
2 1 (12.50%) Military
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Design Engineer
1 3 (37.50%) Firmware Engineer
1 3 (37.50%) Systems Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Electronics Design Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Electronics Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) FPGA Design Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) FPGA Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 3 (37.50%) VHDL
2 1 (12.50%) Algorithms
2 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 1 (12.50%) Verilog
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Validation
2 2 (25.00%) Schematic Capture
2 2 (25.00%) Stress Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) CAE
3 1 (12.50%) Digital Signal Processing
3 1 (12.50%) FMECA
3 1 (12.50%) Hazard Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Programme Management
3 1 (12.50%) Signal Processing
3 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) C
2 1 (12.50%) C++
2 1 (12.50%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) MATLAB
2 1 (12.50%) Perl
2 1 (12.50%) Python
2 1 (12.50%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
1 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (25.00%) HNC
2 2 (25.00%) HND
3 1 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) ARP4761
1 3 (37.50%) DO-160
1 3 (37.50%) DO-178B
1 3 (37.50%) IEC 61508
2 2 (25.00%) ARP4754
2 2 (25.00%) JTAG
3 1 (12.50%) Def Stans
3 1 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Firmware
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) EMC
2 1 (12.50%) HP
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