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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
RTCA DO-254/EUROCAE ED-80
Rank 613 614 583
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -31
Contract jobs citing DO-254 12 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.020% 0.004% 0.017%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.26% 0.045% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 8
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£340 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 - £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £38.75 £45.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.88% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year
-13.88% -

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
4693 4492 3889
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.91% 7.94% 7.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2893 2723 2282
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 £263 £225 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 199 203 163
Average hourly rate £21.55 £19.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.51% +11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.87 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.94 £45.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.64 £19.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+9.56% +12.85%

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 1 September 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 -3 11 £340 - 3
South East -18 7 £340 -
Hampshire - 6 £355 -
Hook - 5 £370 -
South West -3 3 £330 - 2
Bristol - 3 £330 -
Mid Wales - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - - 1
Hastings - 1 £340 -
East Sussex - 1 £340 -
Wales - 1 - -
Powys - 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 - - 1

DO-254
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 12 (60.00%) Security Cleared
1 12 (60.00%) IEC 61508
1 12 (60.00%) Rational DOORS
2 11 (55.00%) SC Cleared
2 11 (55.00%) DO-178B
2 11 (55.00%) ARP4754
2 11 (55.00%) Hazard Analysis
2 11 (55.00%) ARP4761
2 11 (55.00%) FMECA
2 11 (55.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 11 (55.00%) JSP
2 11 (55.00%) CAE
3 10 (50.00%) Degree
4 8 (40.00%) Management Information System
5 5 (25.00%) Time Management
5 5 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (20.00%) Military
6 4 (20.00%) VHDL
6 4 (20.00%) HP
6 4 (20.00%) C
7 3 (15.00%) Aerospace
8 2 (10.00%) Software Engineering
8 2 (10.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 2 (10.00%) HND
8 2 (10.00%) Avionics
9 1 (5.00%) Stress Analysis
9 1 (5.00%) Rational Rhapsody
9 1 (5.00%) UML
9 1 (5.00%) ISO 9001
9 1 (5.00%) Embedded C

DO-254
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 (5.00%) Simulink
Development Applications
1 12 (60.00%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (5.00%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 4 (20.00%) Military
2 3 (15.00%) Aerospace
3 2 (10.00%) Avionics
4 1 (5.00%) Automotive
4 1 (5.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Software Engineer
2 2 (10.00%) Verification Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Firmware Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Senior Hardware Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Design Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Hardware Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Electronics Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (55.00%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (40.00%) Management Information System
2 5 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (20.00%) VHDL
4 2 (10.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (55.00%) CAE
1 11 (55.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 11 (55.00%) FMECA
1 11 (55.00%) Hazard Analysis
2 5 (25.00%) Time Management
3 2 (10.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (5.00%) Validation
4 1 (5.00%) QMS
4 1 (5.00%) Stress Analysis
4 1 (5.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 4 (20.00%) C
2 1 (5.00%) C++
2 1 (5.00%) Embedded C
2 1 (5.00%) Embedded C++
2 1 (5.00%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 12 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 11 (55.00%) SC Cleared
3 10 (50.00%) Degree
4 2 (10.00%) HND
5 1 (5.00%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (60.00%) IEC 61508
2 11 (55.00%) DO-178B
2 11 (55.00%) ARP4754
2 11 (55.00%) ARP4761
3 1 (5.00%) ISO 9001
3 1 (5.00%) TickIT
3 1 (5.00%) JTAG
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) HP
2 1 (5.00%) EMC
2 1 (5.00%) Xilinx
Dorset
LA International
Rate: £40 - £43 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Somerset
Venn Group
Rate: £40 - £45 Per Hour
Posted: 6 days ago