Period
to 19 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 19 September 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
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 644 636 678
Rank change year-on-year -8 +42 -18
Contract jobs citing DO-254 14 7 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.025% 0.013% 0.020%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.22% 0.11% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 - -
UK median daily rate £525 £450 -
% change year-on-year +16.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 12
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.00 £45.00 £39.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +13.56% -2.76%
10th Percentile £45.00 £42.50 £26.18
90th Percentile £54.88 £51.50 £47.36
UK median hourly rate £48.00 £45.00 £39.63
% change year-on-year +6.67% +13.56% -2.76%

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 UK excluding London with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 6,478 6,370 6,999
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 11.78% 12.18% 11.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,788 3,798 4,267
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £220 £210 £213
90th Percentile £585 £555 £550
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £413
% change year-on-year +2.27% +6.67% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 310 299 368
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.04 £21.00 £25.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.58% -16.83% +17.17%
10th Percentile £11.09 £10.50 £10.44
90th Percentile £47.63 £47.50 £47.88
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £21.90 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.11% -8.75% +11.37%

DO-254
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing DO-254 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for DO-254 in the UK excluding London

DO-254
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DO-254 in the UK excluding London

DO-254
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DO-254 in the UK excluding London

DO-254
Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding London

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 UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 19 September 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
South West +7 12 - - 6
Wales - 1 £525 - 1
South East - 1 - - 2
DO-254
UK

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for DO-254.

1 10 (71.43%) Aerospace
2 9 (64.29%) Manufacturing
2 9 (64.29%) EMC
3 8 (57.14%) Electronics
3 8 (57.14%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 8 (57.14%) Rational DOORS
3 8 (57.14%) Schematic Capture
4 7 (50.00%) Requirements Management
4 7 (50.00%) Automotive
4 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 7 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
4 7 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
5 6 (42.86%) Ethernet
5 6 (42.86%) Flash
6 4 (28.57%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (14.29%) C
7 2 (14.29%) Avionics
7 2 (14.29%) IEC 61508
7 2 (14.29%) VHDL
7 2 (14.29%) Mentor Graphics
8 1 (7.14%) Algorithms
8 1 (7.14%) COSHH
8 1 (7.14%) FPGA Design
8 1 (7.14%) Def Stans
8 1 (7.14%) Change Control
8 1 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (7.14%) SysML
8 1 (7.14%) DO-178B
8 1 (7.14%) Hazard Analysis

DO-254
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 7 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 7 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (7.14%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 6 (42.86%) Ethernet
Development Applications
1 8 (57.14%) Rational DOORS
General
1 10 (71.43%) Aerospace
2 9 (64.29%) Manufacturing
3 8 (57.14%) Electronics
4 7 (50.00%) Automotive
5 2 (14.29%) Avionics
6 1 (7.14%) Law
6 1 (7.14%) Military
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Design Engineer
2 7 (50.00%) Electronics Design Engineer
2 7 (50.00%) Electronics Engineer
3 6 (42.86%) Hardware Engineer
4 4 (28.57%) Digital Design Engineer
5 3 (21.43%) Hardware Design Engineer
6 2 (14.29%) Electronics Hardware Engineer
7 1 (7.14%) Analogue Hardware Engineer
7 1 (7.14%) Electrical Design Engineer
7 1 (7.14%) Electrical Engineer
7 1 (7.14%) FPGA Engineer
7 1 (7.14%) Project Engineer
7 1 (7.14%) VHDL Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (42.86%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 8 (57.14%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 2 (14.29%) VHDL
3 1 (7.14%) Algorithms
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Schematic Capture
2 7 (50.00%) Requirements Management
3 4 (28.57%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.14%) Change Control
4 1 (7.14%) Configuration Management
4 1 (7.14%) FPGA Design
4 1 (7.14%) Hazard Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) Quality Management
4 1 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) SysML
4 1 (7.14%) Video Processing
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) C
2 1 (7.14%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) CCA
1 1 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) IEC 61508
2 1 (7.14%) COSHH
2 1 (7.14%) Def Stans
2 1 (7.14%) DO-178B
Vendors
1 9 (64.29%) EMC
2 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (14.29%) Mentor Graphics
4 1 (7.14%) Actel
4 1 (7.14%) Xilinx