The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 3 months to 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
RTCA DO-254/EUROCAE ED-80
England / South East
Rank - 264 266
Contract jobs citing DO-254 0 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East - 0.011% 0.050%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category - 0.094% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £370 -
UK excluding London median daily rate - £295 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.50 £50.50 £55.00
% change year-on-year -7.92% -8.18%  

DO-254 is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 905 1068 1299
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 11.61% 11.58% 13.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 547 620 657
Median daily rate £425 £386 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.24% +1.18%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 53 38
Median hourly rate £28.50 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.57% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £61.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.90 £41.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -51.46% +41.37%  

DO-254
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing DO-254 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Job vacancy trend for DO-254 in the South East

DO-254
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DO-254 in the South East

DO-254
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DO-254 in the South East

DO-254
Top 22 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 South East region with a requirement for DO-254.

1 6 (100.00%) DO-178B
1 6 (100.00%) ARP4761
1 6 (100.00%) Rational DOORS
2 5 (83.33%) Def Stans
2 5 (83.33%) IEC 61508
2 5 (83.33%) ARP4754
2 5 (83.33%) Hazard Analysis
2 5 (83.33%) SC Cleared
2 5 (83.33%) Security Cleared
2 5 (83.33%) CAE
2 5 (83.33%) FMECA
3 4 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (50.00%) Degree
5 1 (16.67%) Human Factors
5 1 (16.67%) Avionics
5 1 (16.67%) DO-160
5 1 (16.67%) Aerospace
5 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (16.67%) HP
5 1 (16.67%) Military
5 1 (16.67%) Requirements Management
5 1 (16.67%) Customer Requirements

DO-254
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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:

Development Applications
1 6 (100.00%) Rational DOORS
General
1 1 (16.67%) Aerospace
1 1 (16.67%) Avionics
1 1 (16.67%) Military
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Systems Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) CAE
1 5 (83.33%) FMECA
1 5 (83.33%) Hazard Analysis
2 4 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (16.67%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (16.67%) Human Factors
3 1 (16.67%) Requirements Management
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) SC Cleared
1 5 (83.33%) Security Cleared
2 3 (50.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (100.00%) ARP4761
1 6 (100.00%) DO-178B
2 5 (83.33%) ARP4754
2 5 (83.33%) Def Stans
2 5 (83.33%) IEC 61508
3 1 (16.67%) DO-160
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) HP