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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
RTCA DO-254/EUROCAE ED-80
Rank 579 562 526
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -36
Contract jobs citing DO-254 8 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.015% 0.008% 0.011%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.20% 0.10% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
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£370 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 1
Average hourly rate £55.00 £40.75 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.96% +4.48%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 £40.75 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+34.96% +4.48%

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
4085 3991 3316
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.77% 7.86% 7.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 2392 2338 1871
Average daily rate £400 £401 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.12% +0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £370 £330
% change year-on-year
+2.70% +12.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 137 152 205
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.14 £21.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.70% -23.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £44.16 £47.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+8.82% -15.00%

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DO-254 within the UK over the 3 months to 3 March 2015.

DO-254 Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

DO-254
Top 12 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 3 March 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 -2 8 £370 - 2
South East -13 6 £370 -
Crawley - 4 - -
West Sussex - 4 - -
Hampshire -20 2 £370 -
South West - 2 - - 1
Scotland - - - -
Somerset - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Gosport - - - -
Yeovil - - - -

DO-254
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 (80.00%) Avionics
2 10 (66.67%) SC Cleared
2 10 (66.67%) Security Cleared
3 8 (53.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 8 (53.33%) Xilinx
3 8 (53.33%) VHDL
4 6 (40.00%) DO-178B
5 4 (26.67%) 4G
5 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (26.67%) LTE
5 4 (26.67%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (26.67%) Programme Management
5 4 (26.67%) Broadband
5 4 (26.67%) Aerospace
5 4 (26.67%) Manufacturing
6 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
6 2 (13.33%) JSP
6 2 (13.33%) CAE
6 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (13.33%) FMECA
6 2 (13.33%) ARP4754
6 2 (13.33%) Hazard Analysis
6 2 (13.33%) ARP4761
6 2 (13.33%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (13.33%) IEC 61508
6 2 (13.33%) Degree
7 1 (6.67%) Mentor Graphics
7 1 (6.67%) Military
7 1 (6.67%) HP
7 1 (6.67%) Validation

DO-254
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) Broadband
1 4 (26.67%) LTE
1 4 (26.67%) 4G
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (13.33%) Rational DOORS
General
1 12 (80.00%) Avionics
2 4 (26.67%) Aerospace
2 4 (26.67%) Manufacturing
3 1 (6.67%) Military
Job Titles
1 9 (60.00%) Hardware Engineer
2 5 (33.33%) Senior Hardware Engineer
3 4 (26.67%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (53.33%) VHDL
1 8 (53.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Programme Management
2 2 (13.33%) FMECA
2 2 (13.33%) Hazard Analysis
2 2 (13.33%) CAE
2 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (6.67%) Validation
Qualifications
1 10 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 10 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (13.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (40.00%) DO-178B
2 2 (13.33%) ARP4754
2 2 (13.33%) ARP4761
2 2 (13.33%) IEC 61508
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) Xilinx
2 1 (6.67%) Mentor Graphics
2 1 (6.67%) HP
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