Period
to 21 October 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 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 21 October 2019 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
South West > Gloucestershire
6 months to
21 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 72 56 61
Rank change year-on-year -16 +5 -
Contract jobs citing DO-254 7 12 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 0.83% 1.76% 0.62%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 7.78% 16.44% 5.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Gloucestershire median daily rate £500 - -
South West median daily rate £418 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 3
Gloucestershire median hourly rate £44.50 £47.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.32% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £37.25 £45.00 £42.50
90th Percentile £53.95 £55.25 £51.50
South West median hourly rate £44.75 £47.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year -5.79% +5.56% +47.18%

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 Gloucestershire with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Gloucestershire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 90 73 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 10.61% 10.69% 12.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 27 35
Gloucestershire median daily rate £450 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +8.39% -13.89%
10th Percentile £349 £266 £253
90th Percentile £550 £500 £533
South West median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +5.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 18 8
Gloucestershire median hourly rate £44.50 £45.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.11% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £37.50 £21.99 £42.50
90th Percentile £69.00 £52.88 £60.00
South West median hourly rate £44.00 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +10.00% +14.29% -7.89%

DO-254
Job Vacancy Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Job vacancy trend for DO-254 in Gloucestershire

DO-254
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DO-254 in Gloucestershire

DO-254
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing DO-254 in Gloucestershire over the 6 months to 21 October 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for DO-254 in Gloucestershire

DO-254
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

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 Gloucestershire region over the 6 months to 21 October 2019. 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
Cheltenham -23 3 - - 1
Gloucester - 1 £500 -
DO-254
South West

For the 6 months to 21 October 2019, 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 Gloucestershire region with a requirement for DO-254.

1 3 (42.86%) SysML
1 3 (42.86%) V-Model
1 3 (42.86%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (28.57%) FPGA Design
2 2 (28.57%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (28.57%) VHDL
2 2 (28.57%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 2 (28.57%) Manufacturing
2 2 (28.57%) Validation
2 2 (28.57%) C++
2 2 (28.57%) Python
3 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
3 1 (14.29%) Borland
3 1 (14.29%) Firmware
3 1 (14.29%) AutoCAD
3 1 (14.29%) Military
3 1 (14.29%) Electronics
3 1 (14.29%) Xilinx
3 1 (14.29%) Degree
3 1 (14.29%) Systems Engineering
3 1 (14.29%) Requirements Engineering
3 1 (14.29%) Avionics
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (14.29%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (14.29%) Algorithms
3 1 (14.29%) Schematic Capture

DO-254
Co-occurring IT Skills in Gloucestershire 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 1 (14.29%) AutoCAD
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Rational DOORS
General
1 2 (28.57%) Manufacturing
2 1 (14.29%) Avionics
2 1 (14.29%) Electronics
2 1 (14.29%) Military
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Systems Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Development Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Systems Test Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Test Development Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Test Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Firmware Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) FPGA Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Requirements Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) System Verification Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Verification Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 2 (28.57%) VHDL
2 1 (14.29%) Algorithms
2 1 (14.29%) Embedded Systems
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) SysML
1 3 (42.86%) V-Model
2 2 (28.57%) FPGA Design
2 2 (28.57%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (28.57%) Validation
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (14.29%) Requirements Engineering
3 1 (14.29%) Schematic Capture
3 1 (14.29%) Systems Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) C++
1 2 (28.57%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Borland
1 1 (14.29%) Xilinx