Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 625 616 671
Rank change year-on-year -9 +55 -58
Contract jobs citing DO-254 4 10 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.008% 0.019% 0.018%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.058% 0.17% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 3
UK excluding London median daily rate - £370 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.63% -8.78%
UK median daily rate £450 £370 £338
% change year-on-year +21.62% +9.63% -8.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 8
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £42.50 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.18% +8.97% -12.36%
10th Percentile £41.00 £31.66 £36.25
90th Percentile £47.60 £46.35 £42.25
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £42.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year -1.18% +8.97% -12.36%

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 6,851 6,012 7,405
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 13.07% 11.47% 12.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,179 3,794 4,440
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £225 £204 £213
90th Percentile £575 £569 £538
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 264 309 368
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.42 £22.45 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.33% -11.96% +15.99%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.50 £11.00
90th Percentile £56.75 £49.35 £52.48
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £21.50 £25.50
% change year-on-year - -15.69% +18.60%

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 23 February 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 East -10 2 - - 4
South West +14 1 - - 6
Scotland - 1 - - 3
DO-254
UK

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 2 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) Configuration Management
1 2 (50.00%) Aerospace
1 2 (50.00%) VHDL
1 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 2 (50.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 2 (50.00%) Human Factors
1 2 (50.00%) System Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Requirements Management
1 2 (50.00%) DO-178B
1 2 (50.00%) RS-422
1 2 (50.00%) Customer Requirements
1 2 (50.00%) MIL-STD-1553
2 1 (25.00%) FPGA Design
2 1 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) Altera
2 1 (25.00%) Xilinx
2 1 (25.00%) Mentor Graphics
2 1 (25.00%) Electronics
2 1 (25.00%) Firmware
2 1 (25.00%) Code Coverage

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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) RS-422
General
1 2 (50.00%) Aerospace
2 1 (25.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Firmware Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) FPGA Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Verification Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 2 (50.00%) VHDL
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) Configuration Management
1 2 (50.00%) Customer Requirements
1 2 (50.00%) Human Factors
1 2 (50.00%) Requirements Management
1 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 2 (50.00%) System Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Code Coverage
2 1 (25.00%) FPGA Design
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) DO-178B
1 2 (50.00%) MIL-STD-1553
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Altera
1 1 (25.00%) Mentor Graphics
1 1 (25.00%) Xilinx