The table below looks at the statistics for DO-254 skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DO-254 over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
RTCA DO-254/EUROCAE ED-80
Rank 606 606 572
Rank change year-on-year
0 -34
Contract jobs citing DO-254 14 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.025% 0.009% 0.014%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.31% 0.12% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 7
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£370 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 - £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 £42.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £42.00 -
% change year-on-year
+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
4536 4306 3858
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.98% 7.88% 7.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2903 2609 2300
Average daily rate £425 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 174 197 146
Average hourly rate £21.54 £20.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.68% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.17 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £20.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+5.12% +17.14%

DO-254
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing DO-254 within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DO-254 within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -17 13 £370 -
South East -5 8 £370 -
Hook - 7 £384 -
Hampshire - 7 £384 -
South West - 5 £330 -
Bristol - 3 £330 -
Gloucestershire - 2 - -
Cheltenham - 2 - -
Hastings - 1 £340 -
East Sussex - 1 £340 -
Mid Wales - 1 - -
Wales - 1 - -
Powys - 1 - -

DO-254
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing DO-254 also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited DO-254.

1 9 (56.25%) Security Cleared
1 9 (56.25%) Rational DOORS
2 8 (50.00%) IEC 61508
2 8 (50.00%) DO-178B
2 8 (50.00%) ARP4754
2 8 (50.00%) Hazard Analysis
2 8 (50.00%) ARP4761
2 8 (50.00%) FMECA
2 8 (50.00%) Degree
2 8 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 8 (50.00%) JSP
2 8 (50.00%) CAE
2 8 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (37.50%) Management Information System
4 3 (18.75%) Aerospace
4 3 (18.75%) Military
4 3 (18.75%) VHDL
4 3 (18.75%) C
4 3 (18.75%) HP
4 3 (18.75%) Time Management
4 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
5 2 (12.50%) Avionics
6 1 (6.25%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (6.25%) Xilinx
6 1 (6.25%) QMS
6 1 (6.25%) C++
6 1 (6.25%) MATLAB
6 1 (6.25%) Simulink
6 1 (6.25%) HND

DO-254
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing DO-254 also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited DO-254. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Simulink
Development Applications
1 9 (56.25%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (6.25%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 3 (18.75%) Aerospace
1 3 (18.75%) Military
2 2 (12.50%) Avionics
3 1 (6.25%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Software Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Verification Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Senior Hardware Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Hardware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (50.00%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Management Information System
2 3 (18.75%) VHDL
2 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.25%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) CAE
1 8 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 8 (50.00%) FMECA
1 8 (50.00%) Hazard Analysis
2 3 (18.75%) Time Management
3 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
4 1 (6.25%) QMS
4 1 (6.25%) UML
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) C
2 1 (6.25%) C++
2 1 (6.25%) Embedded C
2 1 (6.25%) Embedded C++
2 1 (6.25%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 9 (56.25%) Security Cleared
2 8 (50.00%) Degree
2 8 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (50.00%) IEC 61508
1 8 (50.00%) DO-178B
1 8 (50.00%) ARP4754
1 8 (50.00%) ARP4761
2 1 (6.25%) ISO 9001
2 1 (6.25%) TickIT
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) HP
2 1 (6.25%) Xilinx