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 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
RTCA DO-254/EUROCAE ED-80
Rank 644 623 627
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +4
Contract jobs citing DO-254 3 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.006% 0.018% 0.007%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.059% 0.19% 0.079%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Median daily rate - £370 -
UK excluding London median daily rate - £370 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 4
Median hourly rate £33.60 £45.00 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.33% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.12 £45.00 £40.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.58 £45.00 £45.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.60 £45.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year
-25.33% +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
5048 5168 5083
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.41% 9.21% 9.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3230 3315 3148
Median daily rate £425 £418 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.79% +4.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £378 £365
% change year-on-year
+5.96% +3.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 205 186 213
Median hourly rate £28.00 £21.55 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.93% +2.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £55.35 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £20.75
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +8.43%

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 June 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 June 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 +4 3 - - 1
Bristol +7 2 - -
South West +6 2 - -
Luton - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 - -

DO-254
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 (66.67%) ARP4761
2 3 (50.00%) DO-160
2 3 (50.00%) Validation
2 3 (50.00%) ARP4754
3 2 (33.33%) DO-178B
3 2 (33.33%) Aerospace
4 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
4 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
4 1 (16.67%) Finance
4 1 (16.67%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (16.67%) Digital Signal Processing
4 1 (16.67%) Signal Processing
4 1 (16.67%) Algorithms
4 1 (16.67%) Def Stans
4 1 (16.67%) C
4 1 (16.67%) C++
4 1 (16.67%) Java
4 1 (16.67%) Perl
4 1 (16.67%) Python
4 1 (16.67%) Ethernet
4 1 (16.67%) HP
4 1 (16.67%) EMC
4 1 (16.67%) Tcl
4 1 (16.67%) Firmware
4 1 (16.67%) CAE
4 1 (16.67%) MATLAB
4 1 (16.67%) Simulink
4 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (16.67%) Military
4 1 (16.67%) VHDL

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 2 (33.33%) Aerospace
2 1 (16.67%) Avionics
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
2 1 (16.67%) Military
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Design Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Firmware Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) FPGA Design Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) FPGA Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Algorithms
1 1 (16.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
1 1 (16.67%) Verilog
1 1 (16.67%) VHDL
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%) Signal Processing
2 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) C
1 1 (16.67%) C++
1 1 (16.67%) Java
1 1 (16.67%) MATLAB
1 1 (16.67%) Perl
1 1 (16.67%) Python
1 1 (16.67%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
1 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (66.67%) ARP4761
2 3 (50.00%) ARP4754
2 3 (50.00%) DO-160
3 2 (33.33%) DO-178B
4 1 (16.67%) Def Stans
4 1 (16.67%) IEC 61508
4 1 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) EMC
1 1 (16.67%) HP