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 24 June 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
England / South East
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 269
Contract jobs citing DO-254 0 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East - - 0.063%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category - - 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £384
UK excluding London median daily rate - - £370
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £33.60 £45.00
% change year-on-year - -25.33%  

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 947 1032 1125
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 12.40% 11.57% 11.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 580 598 601
Median daily rate £425 £401 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.91% +3.54%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £255 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 59 53
Median hourly rate £17.50 £21.34 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.00% +5.73%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £12.50 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -10.71% +12.00%  

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing DO-254 in the South East.

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