Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 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 West
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 192 200 214
Rank change year-on-year +8 +14 -7
Contract jobs citing DO-254 4 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.071% 0.052% 0.093%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.54% 0.39% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
South West median daily rate - - £330
England median daily rate £450 £370 £340
% change year-on-year +21.62% +8.82% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 3
South West median hourly rate £45.00 £28.15 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +59.86% -32.17% -5.14%
10th Percentile £42.50 £25.43 £40.75
90th Percentile £51.50 £33.06 £44.45
England median hourly rate £45.00 £39.63 £39.00
% change year-on-year +13.56% +1.60% -10.86%

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 746 772 843
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 13.16% 13.45% 13.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 477 559 602
South West median daily rate £405 £393 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.18% +4.67% -5.90%
10th Percentile £258 £210 £213
90th Percentile £575 £550 £530
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 42 33
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £39.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.26% -2.50% +31.15%
10th Percentile £13.20 £11.00 £12.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £58.33 £45.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £22.84 £21.67
% change year-on-year -12.42% +5.40% +11.10%

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 22 November 2017. 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 - 4 - -
DO-254
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 3 (75.00%) Aerospace
1 3 (75.00%) Requirements Management
1 3 (75.00%) Avionics
1 3 (75.00%) DO-178B
1 3 (75.00%) ARP4754
2 1 (25.00%) Code Coverage
2 1 (25.00%) VHDL
2 1 (25.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array

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:

General
1 3 (75.00%) Aerospace
1 3 (75.00%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) FPGA Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Verification Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 1 (25.00%) VHDL
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Requirements Management
2 1 (25.00%) Code Coverage
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (75.00%) ARP4754
1 3 (75.00%) DO-178B