Period
to 15 October 2018

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 6 months to 15 October 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
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 877 873 892
Rank change year-on-year -4 +19 -2
Contract jobs citing DO-254 12 8 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.012% 0.008% 0.014%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.11% 0.066% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 4
UK median daily rate - £450 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +23.29% +2.82%
UK excluding London median daily rate - - £365
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 11
UK median hourly rate £47.50 £45.00 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +16.13% -3.13%
10th Percentile £45.00 £42.50 £25.43
90th Percentile £55.25 £51.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £45.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year +5.56% +16.13% -3.13%

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 with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 11,248 12,099 12,159
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.91% 12.29% 11.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,131 7,936 7,874
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +6.06% +3.06%
10th Percentile £250 £255 £225
90th Percentile £625 £626 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 399 365 442
UK median hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.80% -11.11% +4.41%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.61 £10.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.65 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +8.80% -20.00% +16.01%

DO-254
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing DO-254 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 15 October 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 - - 7
England -19 12 - - 11
UK excluding London -22 12 - - 13

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 with a requirement for DO-254.

1 10 (83.33%) Aerospace
2 9 (75.00%) Manufacturing
2 9 (75.00%) EMC
3 8 (66.67%) Electronics
3 8 (66.67%) Rational DOORS
3 8 (66.67%) Schematic Capture
4 7 (58.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 7 (58.33%) Automotive
4 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
4 7 (58.33%) Microsoft Office
4 7 (58.33%) Microsoft Excel
5 6 (50.00%) Ethernet
5 6 (50.00%) Flash
5 6 (50.00%) Requirements Management
6 4 (33.33%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (16.67%) VHDL
7 2 (16.67%) Avionics
8 1 (8.33%) FPGA Design
8 1 (8.33%) IEC 61508
8 1 (8.33%) Degree
8 1 (8.33%) Mentor Graphics
8 1 (8.33%) Change Control
8 1 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (8.33%) Military
8 1 (8.33%) C
8 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
8 1 (8.33%) Quality Management

DO-254
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:

Applications
1 7 (58.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 7 (58.33%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (50.00%) Ethernet
Development Applications
1 8 (66.67%) Rational DOORS
General
1 10 (83.33%) Aerospace
2 9 (75.00%) Manufacturing
3 8 (66.67%) Electronics
4 7 (58.33%) Automotive
5 2 (16.67%) Avionics
6 1 (8.33%) Military
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Design Engineer
2 7 (58.33%) Electronics Design Engineer
2 7 (58.33%) Electronics Engineer
3 6 (50.00%) Hardware Engineer
4 4 (33.33%) Digital Design Engineer
5 3 (25.00%) Hardware Design Engineer
6 2 (16.67%) Electronics Hardware Engineer
7 1 (8.33%) Analogue Hardware Engineer
7 1 (8.33%) Electrical Design Engineer
7 1 (8.33%) Electrical Engineer
7 1 (8.33%) FPGA Engineer
7 1 (8.33%) VHDL Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (50.00%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 7 (58.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 2 (16.67%) VHDL
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Schematic Capture
2 6 (50.00%) Requirements Management
3 4 (33.33%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (8.33%) Change Control
4 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
4 1 (8.33%) FPGA Design
4 1 (8.33%) Quality Management
4 1 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) IEC 61508
Vendors
1 9 (75.00%) EMC
2 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (8.33%) Mentor Graphics