The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 3 months to 22 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
RTCA DO-254/EUROCAE ED-80
UK
Rank 585 628 603
Rank change year-on-year +43 -25  
Contract jobs citing DO-254 1 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.002% 0.004% 0.017%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.019% 0.034% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Median daily rate - £295 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -20.27%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - £295 £370
% change year-on-year - -20.27%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 7
Median hourly rate £46.50 - £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.50 - £55.00

DO-254 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 5190 5940 6157
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.68% 11.25% 11.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 3401 3788 3738
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 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £590 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 161 198 174
Median hourly rate £20.00 £40.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.61% +62.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.33 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £61.35 £49.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.90 £42.00 £27.13
% change year-on-year -52.61% +54.83%  

DO-254
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing DO-254 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Job vacancy trend for DO-254 in the UK

DO-254
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DO-254 in the UK

DO-254
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DO-254 in the UK

DO-254
Top 3 Contract Locations

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 over the 3 months to 22 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 +47 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
South West - 1 - -

DO-254
Top 24 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 with a requirement for DO-254.

1 7 (100.00%) DO-178B
1 7 (100.00%) Rational DOORS
2 6 (85.71%) ARP4761
2 6 (85.71%) SC Cleared
2 6 (85.71%) Security Cleared
3 5 (71.43%) ARP4754
3 5 (71.43%) Hazard Analysis
3 5 (71.43%) FMECA
3 5 (71.43%) CAE
3 5 (71.43%) Def Stans
3 5 (71.43%) IEC 61508
4 4 (57.14%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (42.86%) Degree
6 2 (28.57%) Avionics
7 1 (14.29%) Human Factors
7 1 (14.29%) Requirements Management
7 1 (14.29%) Military
7 1 (14.29%) UML
7 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (14.29%) HP
7 1 (14.29%) Aerospace
7 1 (14.29%) Validation
7 1 (14.29%) Customer Requirements
7 1 (14.29%) DO-160

DO-254
Top Related 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 7 (100.00%) Rational DOORS
General
1 2 (28.57%) Avionics
2 1 (14.29%) Aerospace
2 1 (14.29%) Military
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Systems Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) CAE
1 5 (71.43%) FMECA
1 5 (71.43%) Hazard Analysis
2 4 (57.14%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (14.29%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (14.29%) Human Factors
3 1 (14.29%) Requirements Management
3 1 (14.29%) UML
3 1 (14.29%) Validation
Qualifications
1 6 (85.71%) SC Cleared
1 6 (85.71%) Security Cleared
2 3 (42.86%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (100.00%) DO-178B
2 6 (85.71%) ARP4761
3 5 (71.43%) ARP4754
3 5 (71.43%) Def Stans
3 5 (71.43%) IEC 61508
4 1 (14.29%) DO-160
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) HP