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 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
RTCA DO-254/EUROCAE ED-80
England / South West
Rank 132 - 141
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing DO-254 1 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.039% - 0.097%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.29% - 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate - £295 £370
% change year-on-year - -20.27%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Median hourly rate £46.50 - £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.50 - £55.00

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 West with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 350 407 426
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 13.68% 14.19% 13.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 267 274
Median daily rate £375 £375 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £540 £673
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £382
% change year-on-year - +4.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 33 21
Median hourly rate £27.88 £42.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.63% +20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £22.40 £12.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £43.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.45 £41.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -52.56% +57.69%  

DO-254
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 West

DO-254
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
DO-254
England

DO-254
Top 7 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 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 West region with a requirement for DO-254.

1 1 (100.00%) UML
1 1 (100.00%) Validation
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Avionics
1 1 (100.00%) DO-178B
1 1 (100.00%) Rational DOORS

DO-254
Top Related 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Rational DOORS
General
1 1 (100.00%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Systems Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) UML
1 1 (100.00%) Validation
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) DO-178B