The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
RTCA DO-254/EUROCAE ED-80
Rank 575 565 577
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +12
Contract jobs citing DO-254 5 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.010% 0.014%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.12% 0.14% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 0
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- £350 -
UK excluding London average daily rate - £350 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 6
Average hourly rate £42.00 - £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 - £38.00
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
4232 3676 4386
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.03% 7.33% 7.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2563 2216 2266
Average daily rate £400 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 139 234
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.57 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.90 £42.50 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.77%

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 20 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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 7 (100.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 5 (71.43%) Xilinx
2 5 (71.43%) VHDL
3 4 (57.14%) Firmware
3 4 (57.14%) MATLAB
3 4 (57.14%) Simulink
3 4 (57.14%) Mentor Graphics
3 4 (57.14%) Requirements Management
3 4 (57.14%) Degree
4 2 (28.57%) Electronics
4 2 (28.57%) ASIC
4 2 (28.57%) Configuration Management
4 2 (28.57%) Actel
4 2 (28.57%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (28.57%) IC Design
4 2 (28.57%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (14.29%) Verilog
5 1 (14.29%) Ethernet
5 1 (14.29%) Avionics

DO-254
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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 4 (57.14%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Ethernet
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Rational DOORS
General
1 2 (28.57%) Electronics
2 1 (14.29%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) FPGA Engineer
2 3 (42.86%) Design Engineer
2 3 (42.86%) FPGA Design Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Firmware Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Senior FPGA Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Design Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Team Leader
4 1 (14.29%) Hardware Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Principal Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (100.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 5 (71.43%) VHDL
3 4 (57.14%) Firmware
4 2 (28.57%) ASIC
4 2 (28.57%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (14.29%) Verilog
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Requirements Management
2 2 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (28.57%) Configuration Management
2 2 (28.57%) IC Design
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) Degree
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Xilinx
2 4 (57.14%) Mentor Graphics
3 2 (28.57%) Actel
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