Period
to 17 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 17 November 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
England > South West
6 months to
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 219 200 202
Rank change year-on-year -19 +2 +18
Contract jobs citing DO-254 10 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.16% 0.071% 0.052%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.57% 0.53% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median daily rate - - -
England median daily rate - £450 £370
% change year-on-year - +21.62% +8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 3
South West median hourly rate £47.50 £45.00 £28.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +59.86% -32.17%
10th Percentile £45.00 £42.50 £25.43
90th Percentile £55.25 £51.50 £33.06
England median hourly rate £47.50 £45.00 £39.63
% change year-on-year +5.56% +13.56% -0.94%

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 the South West with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 638 750 784
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 10.18% 13.25% 13.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 379 477 567
South West median daily rate £435 £403 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.07% +3.21% +4.00%
10th Percentile £250 £258 £210
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 37 42
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -7.89% -5.00%
10th Percentile £19.85 £13.30 £11.00
90th Percentile £51.10 £47.50 £58.33
England median hourly rate £22.10 £20.00 £22.84
% change year-on-year +10.49% -12.42% +5.52%

DO-254
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for DO-254 in the South West

DO-254
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

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

DO-254
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 South West region over the 6 months to 17 November 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
Gloucestershire -5 10 - -
DO-254
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 South West region with a requirement for DO-254.

1 8 (80.00%) Aerospace
2 7 (70.00%) Manufacturing
2 7 (70.00%) EMC
3 6 (60.00%) Electronics
3 6 (60.00%) Rational DOORS
3 6 (60.00%) Schematic Capture
4 5 (50.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 5 (50.00%) Automotive
4 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 5 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
5 4 (40.00%) Kalman Filter
5 4 (40.00%) Ethernet
5 4 (40.00%) Flash
5 4 (40.00%) Requirements Management
6 2 (20.00%) VHDL
6 2 (20.00%) Avionics
7 1 (10.00%) FPGA Design
7 1 (10.00%) IEC 61508
7 1 (10.00%) Change Control
7 1 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (10.00%) Mentor Graphics
7 1 (10.00%) Degree
7 1 (10.00%) Military
7 1 (10.00%) C
7 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management
7 1 (10.00%) Quality Management

DO-254
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) Ethernet
Development Applications
1 6 (60.00%) Rational DOORS
General
1 8 (80.00%) Aerospace
2 7 (70.00%) Manufacturing
3 6 (60.00%) Electronics
4 5 (50.00%) Automotive
5 2 (20.00%) Avionics
6 1 (10.00%) Military
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Design Engineer
1 6 (60.00%) Hardware Engineer
2 5 (50.00%) Electronics Design Engineer
2 5 (50.00%) Electronics Engineer
3 3 (30.00%) Hardware Design Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Digital Design Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Electronics Hardware Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Analogue Hardware Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Electrical Design Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Electrical Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) FPGA Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) VHDL Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 2 (20.00%) VHDL
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Schematic Capture
2 4 (40.00%) Kalman Filter
2 4 (40.00%) Requirements Management
3 1 (10.00%) Change Control
3 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (10.00%) FPGA Design
3 1 (10.00%) Quality Management
3 1 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) IEC 61508
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) EMC
2 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (10.00%) Mentor Graphics