Period
to 11 December 2017

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 11 December 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
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
11 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 633 644 658
Rank change year-on-year +11 +14 -10
Contract jobs citing DO-254 7 14 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.013% 0.025% 0.030%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.10% 0.22% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 6
UK excluding London median daily rate - £370 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.82% -
UK median daily rate £450 £370 £340
% change year-on-year +21.62% +8.82% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 9
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £40.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +1.25% -10.11%
10th Percentile £42.50 £25.43 £36.25
90th Percentile £51.50 £45.50 £42.25
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £40.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% +1.25% -10.11%

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 6821 6466 7778
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 12.72% 11.53% 12.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 4103 4024 4674
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.27% +1.94% +7.64%
10th Percentile £213 £210 £219
90th Percentile £568 £550 £538
UK median daily rate £440 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +3.53% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 287 347 388
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.21 £25.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.18% +11.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £10.59 £10.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £48.98 £45.45 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £20.60 £22.67 £22.50
% change year-on-year -9.12% +0.74% +12.50%

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 11 December 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
South West +6 4 - - 1
East of England - 2 - -
Scotland - 1 - -
DO-254
UK

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for DO-254.

1 4 (57.14%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 4 (57.14%) VHDL
2 3 (42.86%) Requirements Management
2 3 (42.86%) Avionics
2 3 (42.86%) DO-178B
2 3 (42.86%) ARP4754
2 3 (42.86%) FPGA Design
2 3 (42.86%) Aerospace
2 3 (42.86%) Firmware
3 2 (28.57%) MATLAB
3 2 (28.57%) Simulink
3 2 (28.57%) C
3 2 (28.57%) C++
3 2 (28.57%) Java
3 2 (28.57%) Perl
3 2 (28.57%) Python
3 2 (28.57%) Ethernet
3 2 (28.57%) Tcl
3 2 (28.57%) Digital Signal Processing
3 2 (28.57%) Signal Processing
3 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
3 2 (28.57%) Verilog
3 2 (28.57%) Subversion
4 1 (14.29%) Degree
4 1 (14.29%) Altera
4 1 (14.29%) Electronics
4 1 (14.29%) Xilinx
4 1 (14.29%) Mentor Graphics
4 1 (14.29%) 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:

Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) Ethernet
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
1 2 (28.57%) Subversion
General
1 3 (42.86%) Aerospace
1 3 (42.86%) Avionics
2 1 (14.29%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Firmware Engineer
1 3 (42.86%) Systems Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Design Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) FPGA Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) FPGA Design Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Verification Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 4 (57.14%) VHDL
2 2 (28.57%) Verilog
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) FPGA Design
1 3 (42.86%) Requirements Management
2 2 (28.57%) Digital Signal Processing
2 2 (28.57%) Signal Processing
3 1 (14.29%) Code Coverage
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) C
1 2 (28.57%) C++
1 2 (28.57%) Java
1 2 (28.57%) MATLAB
1 2 (28.57%) Perl
1 2 (28.57%) Python
1 2 (28.57%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) ARP4754
1 3 (42.86%) DO-178B
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Altera
1 1 (14.29%) Mentor Graphics
1 1 (14.29%) Xilinx