Period
to 22 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for DO-254 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited DO-254 over the 6 months to 22 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

RTCA DO-254/EUROCAE ED-80
UK > England
6 months to
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 856 823 871
Rank change year-on-year -33 +48 -18
Contract jobs citing DO-254 15 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.016% 0.007% 0.006%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.13% 0.058% 0.053%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
England median daily rate - - £220
UK median daily rate £525 - £220
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 5
England median hourly rate £45.00 £45.75 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.64% +12.96% -10.00%
10th Percentile £41.00 £42.50 £33.24
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.00 £49.48
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £45.75 £40.50
% change year-on-year -1.64% +12.96% -10.00%

DO-254 is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 11,200 10,337 11,293
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 11.88% 11.70% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,197 6,746 7,364
England median daily rate £450 £450 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.43% +3.75%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £228
90th Percentile £638 £638 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £410
% change year-on-year +2.86% +6.71% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 354 336 383
England median hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.58% -15.56% +4.65%
10th Percentile £11.50 £10.75 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £52.00 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year +17.50% -9.09% +2.09%

DO-254
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing DO-254 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for DO-254 in England

DO-254
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing DO-254 in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for DO-254 in England

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing DO-254 in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for DO-254 in England

DO-254
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing DO-254 in England over the 6 months to 22 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for DO-254 in England

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Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 6 months to 22 July 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South West +11 11 - - 3
South East - 4 - - 3
DO-254
UK

For the 6 months to 22 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing DO-254 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for DO-254.

1 11 (73.33%) Aerospace
2 8 (53.33%) EMC
2 8 (53.33%) Electronics
2 8 (53.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 7 (46.67%) Manufacturing
3 7 (46.67%) Requirements Management
3 7 (46.67%) Schematic Capture
4 6 (40.00%) Rational DOORS
5 5 (33.33%) Automotive
5 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 5 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
5 5 (33.33%) Flash
5 5 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
5 5 (33.33%) Ethernet
6 4 (26.67%) Kalman Filter
7 3 (20.00%) Configuration Management
8 2 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (13.33%) Mentor Graphics
8 2 (13.33%) Human Factors
8 2 (13.33%) System Testing
8 2 (13.33%) Avionics
8 2 (13.33%) VHDL
8 2 (13.33%) Software Engineering
8 2 (13.33%) RS-422
8 2 (13.33%) Degree
8 2 (13.33%) IEC 61508
8 2 (13.33%) DO-178B
8 2 (13.33%) Customer Requirements
8 2 (13.33%) MIL-STD-1553
9 1 (6.67%) Change Control

DO-254
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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:

Applications
1 5 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (6.67%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 5 (33.33%) Ethernet
2 2 (13.33%) RS-422
Development Applications
1 6 (40.00%) Rational DOORS
General
1 11 (73.33%) Aerospace
2 8 (53.33%) Electronics
3 7 (46.67%) Manufacturing
4 5 (33.33%) Automotive
5 2 (13.33%) Avionics
6 1 (6.67%) Law
6 1 (6.67%) Military
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Design Engineer
1 7 (46.67%) Electronics Engineer
2 6 (40.00%) Electronics Design Engineer
2 6 (40.00%) Hardware Engineer
3 4 (26.67%) Digital Design Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Electronics Hardware Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Hardware Design Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Analogue Hardware Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Electrical Design Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Electrical Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) FPGA Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) VHDL Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (33.33%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 8 (53.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 2 (13.33%) VHDL
3 1 (6.67%) Algorithms
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Requirements Management
1 7 (46.67%) Schematic Capture
2 4 (26.67%) Kalman Filter
3 3 (20.00%) Configuration Management
4 2 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (13.33%) Customer Requirements
4 2 (13.33%) Human Factors
4 2 (13.33%) Software Engineering
4 2 (13.33%) System Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Change Control
5 1 (6.67%) FPGA Design
5 1 (6.67%) Quality Management
5 1 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (6.67%) SysML
5 1 (6.67%) Validation
5 1 (6.67%) Video Processing
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) C
1 1 (6.67%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) DO-178B
1 2 (13.33%) IEC 61508
1 2 (13.33%) MIL-STD-1553
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) EMC
2 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (13.33%) Mentor Graphics
4 1 (6.67%) Actel
4 1 (6.67%) Xilinx