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 6 December 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
RTCA DO-254/EUROCAE ED-80
Rank 630 643 622
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -21
Contract jobs citing DO-254 8 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.011% 0.012%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.16% 0.11% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Median daily rate £370 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 7
Median hourly rate £42.50 £39.00 £44.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.97% -12.35%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £39.00 £44.50
% change year-on-year
+8.97% -12.35%

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
4968 5522 5233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.76% 10.09% 9.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 3228 3386 3366
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 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £600 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 195 209 217
Median hourly rate £20.97 £25.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.12% +13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +13.63%

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 7 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 6 December 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
South East +21 8 £370 -
England +9 8 £370 -
Hampshire +23 7 £370 -
Hook - 4 £380 -
East Grinstead - 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 - -
Portsmouth - 1 - -

DO-254
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 December 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 9 (64.29%) ARP4761
2 7 (50.00%) DO-178B
2 7 (50.00%) ARP4754
3 6 (42.86%) Rational DOORS
4 5 (35.71%) Def Stans
4 5 (35.71%) IEC 61508
4 5 (35.71%) CAE
4 5 (35.71%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 5 (35.71%) Hazard Analysis
4 5 (35.71%) FMECA
4 5 (35.71%) SC Cleared
4 5 (35.71%) Security Cleared
5 4 (28.57%) Avionics
5 4 (28.57%) DO-160
5 4 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (28.57%) VHDL
5 4 (28.57%) Aerospace
6 3 (21.43%) Rapid Prototyping
6 3 (21.43%) Software Engineering
6 3 (21.43%) Degree
6 3 (21.43%) FPGA Design
7 2 (14.29%) Prototyping
7 2 (14.29%) Subversion
7 2 (14.29%) Git (software)
7 2 (14.29%) Actel
7 2 (14.29%) QA
7 2 (14.29%) Validation
7 2 (14.29%) Firmware
7 2 (14.29%) PVCS
7 2 (14.29%) Xilinx

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 (42.86%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (14.29%) Git (software)
2 2 (14.29%) PVCS
2 2 (14.29%) Subversion
General
1 4 (28.57%) Aerospace
1 4 (28.57%) Avionics
2 1 (7.14%) Electronics
2 1 (7.14%) Military
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Systems Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) FPGA Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Hardware Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Firmware Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Design Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Electronics Design Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Electronics Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) VHDL Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 4 (28.57%) VHDL
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) CAE
1 5 (35.71%) FMECA
1 5 (35.71%) Hazard Analysis
2 4 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (21.43%) FPGA Design
3 3 (21.43%) Rapid Prototyping
3 3 (21.43%) Software Engineering
4 2 (14.29%) Prototyping
4 2 (14.29%) Requirements Management
4 2 (14.29%) Validation
5 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (7.14%) Human Factors
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) SC Cleared
1 5 (35.71%) Security Cleared
2 3 (21.43%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (64.29%) ARP4761
2 7 (50.00%) ARP4754
2 7 (50.00%) DO-178B
3 5 (35.71%) Def Stans
3 5 (35.71%) IEC 61508
4 4 (28.57%) DO-160
5 2 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Actel
1 2 (14.29%) Mentor Graphics
1 2 (14.29%) Xilinx
2 1 (7.14%) HP