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 21 January 2017 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
RTCA DO-254/EUROCAE ED-80
UK
Rank - 622 596
Contract jobs citing DO-254 0 5 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK - 0.010% 0.022%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category - 0.096% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £370 £370
UK excluding London median daily rate - £370 £370
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 9
Median hourly rate - £40.00 £44.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.11%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.00 £44.50
% change year-on-year
- -10.11%

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
4285 5191 4752
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.73% 10.22% 9.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2785 3191 2925
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 138 202 183
Median hourly rate £25.00 £42.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.47% +90.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.95 £60.98 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.75 £42.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-45.83% +75.00%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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 9 (69.23%) ARP4761
2 7 (53.85%) DO-178B
2 7 (53.85%) ARP4754
3 6 (46.15%) Rational DOORS
4 5 (38.46%) CAE
4 5 (38.46%) Def Stans
4 5 (38.46%) Hazard Analysis
4 5 (38.46%) IEC 61508
4 5 (38.46%) FMECA
4 5 (38.46%) SC Cleared
4 5 (38.46%) Security Cleared
5 4 (30.77%) DO-160
5 4 (30.77%) Aerospace
5 4 (30.77%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (30.77%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 3 (23.08%) VHDL
6 3 (23.08%) Avionics
6 3 (23.08%) Degree
7 2 (15.38%) Subversion
7 2 (15.38%) Software Engineering
7 2 (15.38%) Git (software)
7 2 (15.38%) Actel
7 2 (15.38%) Rapid Prototyping
7 2 (15.38%) QA
7 2 (15.38%) Xilinx
7 2 (15.38%) Mentor Graphics
7 2 (15.38%) Requirements Management
7 2 (15.38%) Validation
7 2 (15.38%) Firmware
7 2 (15.38%) PVCS

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:

Development Applications
1 6 (46.15%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (15.38%) Git (software)
2 2 (15.38%) PVCS
2 2 (15.38%) Subversion
General
1 4 (30.77%) Aerospace
2 3 (23.08%) Avionics
3 1 (7.69%) Electronics
3 1 (7.69%) Military
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Systems Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) FPGA Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Hardware Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Firmware Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Design Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Electronics Design Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Electronics Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 3 (23.08%) VHDL
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) CAE
1 5 (38.46%) FMECA
1 5 (38.46%) Hazard Analysis
2 4 (30.77%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (15.38%) FPGA Design
3 2 (15.38%) Prototyping
3 2 (15.38%) Rapid Prototyping
3 2 (15.38%) Requirements Management
3 2 (15.38%) Software Engineering
3 2 (15.38%) Validation
4 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (7.69%) Human Factors
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) SC Cleared
1 5 (38.46%) Security Cleared
2 3 (23.08%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (69.23%) ARP4761
2 7 (53.85%) ARP4754
2 7 (53.85%) DO-178B
3 5 (38.46%) Def Stans
3 5 (38.46%) IEC 61508
4 4 (30.77%) DO-160
5 2 (15.38%) QA
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Actel
1 2 (15.38%) Mentor Graphics
1 2 (15.38%) Xilinx
2 1 (7.69%) HP