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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
RTCA DO-254/EUROCAE ED-80
UK
Rank 594 625 607
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -18
Contract jobs citing DO-254 1 3 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.006% 0.017%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.022% 0.059% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Median daily rate - £295 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -20.27%
UK excluding London median daily rate - £295 £370
% change year-on-year
- -20.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 7
Median hourly rate £46.50 £40.00 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.25% -27.27%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.50 £40.00 £55.00
% change year-on-year
+16.25% -27.27%

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
4516 5113 4997
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.95% 9.82% 9.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2936 3156 3021
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 £270 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £395
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +1.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 199 168
Median hourly rate £21.50 £42.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.80% +86.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £61.00 £48.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £43.25 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-53.75% +82.10%

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 3 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 23 February 2017. 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 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 +35 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
South West - 1 - -

DO-254
Top 26 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 8 (80.00%) DO-178B
1 8 (80.00%) ARP4761
2 7 (70.00%) Rational DOORS
3 6 (60.00%) ARP4754
3 6 (60.00%) SC Cleared
3 6 (60.00%) Security Cleared
4 5 (50.00%) FMECA
4 5 (50.00%) CAE
4 5 (50.00%) Hazard Analysis
4 5 (50.00%) Def Stans
4 5 (50.00%) IEC 61508
5 4 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (30.00%) Degree
6 3 (30.00%) Aerospace
6 3 (30.00%) DO-160
6 3 (30.00%) Avionics
7 2 (20.00%) Customer Requirements
7 2 (20.00%) Validation
7 2 (20.00%) Requirements Management
8 1 (10.00%) Human Factors
8 1 (10.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 1 (10.00%) Military
8 1 (10.00%) Electronics
8 1 (10.00%) UML
8 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (10.00%) HP

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 7 (70.00%) Rational DOORS
General
1 3 (30.00%) Aerospace
1 3 (30.00%) Avionics
2 1 (10.00%) Electronics
2 1 (10.00%) Military
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Design Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Electronics Design Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Electronics Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) CAE
1 5 (50.00%) FMECA
1 5 (50.00%) Hazard Analysis
2 4 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (20.00%) Customer Requirements
3 2 (20.00%) Requirements Management
3 2 (20.00%) Validation
4 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (10.00%) Human Factors
4 1 (10.00%) UML
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) SC Cleared
1 6 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (30.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (80.00%) ARP4761
1 8 (80.00%) DO-178B
2 6 (60.00%) ARP4754
3 5 (50.00%) Def Stans
3 5 (50.00%) IEC 61508
4 3 (30.00%) DO-160
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) HP