Period
to 16 December 2017

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 16 December 2017 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
16 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 838 847 858
Rank change year-on-year +9 +11 -3
Contract jobs citing DO-254 7 14 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.007% 0.015% 0.017%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.058% 0.13% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 6
England median daily rate £450 £370 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.62% +8.82% -
10th Percentile £425 £355 £318
90th Percentile £475 £390 £390
UK median daily rate £450 £370 £340
% change year-on-year +21.62% +8.82% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 8
England median hourly rate £45.00 £40.50 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +3.85% -12.36%
10th Percentile £42.50 £25.43 £36.25
90th Percentile £51.50 £45.50 £42.25
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £40.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% +1.25% -10.11%

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 12013 10870 12295
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.72% 11.39% 11.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 7959 7149 7889
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £231 £240
90th Percentile £638 £613 £588
UK median daily rate £445 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +4.71% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 320 378 431
England median hourly rate £21.01 £22.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.64% +2.27% +10.00%
10th Percentile £10.89 £10.75 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.95 £45.83 £51.25
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -6.67% - +12.50%

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

DO-254
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
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 16 December 2017. 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 +4 4 - -
East of England - 2 - -
London - 1 £450 -
DO-254
UK

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 across the England region with a requirement for DO-254.

1 4 (57.14%) Aerospace
2 3 (42.86%) VHDL
2 3 (42.86%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 3 (42.86%) Requirements Management
2 3 (42.86%) Avionics
2 3 (42.86%) DO-178B
2 3 (42.86%) ARP4754
3 2 (28.57%) Digital Signal Processing
3 2 (28.57%) Signal Processing
3 2 (28.57%) FPGA Design
3 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
3 2 (28.57%) Verilog
3 2 (28.57%) Subversion
3 2 (28.57%) MATLAB
3 2 (28.57%) Simulink
3 2 (28.57%) C
3 2 (28.57%) C++
3 2 (28.57%) Java
3 2 (28.57%) Perl
3 2 (28.57%) Python
3 2 (28.57%) Ethernet
3 2 (28.57%) Tcl
3 2 (28.57%) Firmware
4 1 (14.29%) Code Coverage

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 2 (28.57%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) Ethernet
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
1 2 (28.57%) Subversion
General
1 4 (57.14%) Aerospace
2 3 (42.86%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Systems Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Design Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Firmware Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) FPGA Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) FPGA Design Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Test Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Verification Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 3 (42.86%) VHDL
2 2 (28.57%) Verilog
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Requirements Management
2 2 (28.57%) Digital Signal Processing
2 2 (28.57%) FPGA Design
2 2 (28.57%) Signal Processing
3 1 (14.29%) Code Coverage
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) C
1 2 (28.57%) C++
1 2 (28.57%) Java
1 2 (28.57%) MATLAB
1 2 (28.57%) Perl
1 2 (28.57%) Python
1 2 (28.57%) Tcl
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) ARP4754
1 3 (42.86%) DO-178B
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Firmware