The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for ARP4754 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited ARP4754 over the 3 months to 30 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.

SAE ARP4754
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 599 639 623
Rank change year-on-year +40 -16  
Contract jobs citing ARP4754 1 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.002% 0.002% 0.004%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.019% 0.017% 0.031%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £370 -
UK excluding London median daily rate - £370 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £36.75 - £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.75 - £42.00

ARP4754 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 with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 5348 6018 6387
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.75% 11.12% 11.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 3524 3833 3882
Median daily rate £450 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £600 £594
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 163 195 179
Median hourly rate £20.00 £37.50 £26.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.66% +40.18%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.72 £11.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £60.98 £49.34
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -50.00% +37.93%  

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Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing ARP4754 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Job vacancy trend for ARP4754 in the UK

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing ARP4754.

Contractor daily rate trend for ARP4754 in the UK

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing ARP4754.

Contractor hourly rate trend for ARP4754 in the UK

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Top 4 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ARP4754 within the UK over the 3 months to 30 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
England +48 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing ARP4754 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for ARP4754.

1 3 (75.00%) CAE
1 3 (75.00%) FMECA
1 3 (75.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (75.00%) Security Cleared
1 3 (75.00%) IEC 61508
1 3 (75.00%) DO-178B
1 3 (75.00%) DO-254
1 3 (75.00%) Hazard Analysis
1 3 (75.00%) ARP4761
1 3 (75.00%) Rational DOORS
1 3 (75.00%) Def Stans
2 2 (50.00%) Degree
2 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (25.00%) Python
3 1 (25.00%) Validation
3 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) Subversion
3 1 (25.00%) Trac
3 1 (25.00%) SDLC

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Co-occurring IT Skills 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 3 (75.00%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (25.00%) Subversion
2 1 (25.00%) Trac
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) CAE
1 3 (75.00%) FMECA
1 3 (75.00%) Hazard Analysis
2 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (25.00%) SDLC
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (75.00%) ARP4761
1 3 (75.00%) Def Stans
1 3 (75.00%) DO-178B
1 3 (75.00%) DO-254
1 3 (75.00%) IEC 61508