Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 873 836 867
Rank change year-on-year -37 +31 -9
Contract jobs citing DO-254 4 13 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.004% 0.014% 0.013%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.031% 0.12% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 4
UK median daily rate £450 £370 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.62% +8.82% -8.11%
10th Percentile £425 £355 £323
90th Percentile £475 £390 £374
UK excluding London median daily rate - £370 £340
% change year-on-year - +8.82% -8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 9
UK median hourly rate - £40.38 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +0.94% -10.11%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.38 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +0.94% -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 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 12,908 11,035 12,934
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.07% 11.49% 11.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,471 7,221 8,107
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £404
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.29% +5.20% +1.00%
10th Percentile £258 £228 £230
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 355 395 471
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £23.34 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.03% -6.64% +25.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.83 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.77 £47.50 £54.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -10.00% - +25.00%

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 6 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 21 January 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
UK excluding London +8 3 - - 17
England -17 3 £450 +21.62% 14
South West +4 1 - - 6
London - 1 £450 -
Scotland - 1 - - 2
East of England - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 3 (75.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 3 (75.00%) VHDL
2 2 (50.00%) FPGA Design
2 2 (50.00%) Firmware
3 1 (25.00%) Code Coverage
3 1 (25.00%) MATLAB
3 1 (25.00%) Simulink
3 1 (25.00%) Electronics
3 1 (25.00%) Aerospace
3 1 (25.00%) Xilinx
3 1 (25.00%) Mentor Graphics
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) C
3 1 (25.00%) C++
3 1 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) Perl
3 1 (25.00%) Python
3 1 (25.00%) Ethernet
3 1 (25.00%) Tcl
3 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (25.00%) Altera
3 1 (25.00%) Digital Signal Processing
3 1 (25.00%) Signal Processing
3 1 (25.00%) Verilog
3 1 (25.00%) Subversion

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 1 (25.00%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Ethernet
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (25.00%) Subversion
General
1 1 (25.00%) Aerospace
1 1 (25.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Firmware Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) FPGA Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Design Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) FPGA Design Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Verification Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 3 (75.00%) VHDL
2 1 (25.00%) Verilog
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) FPGA Design
2 1 (25.00%) Code Coverage
2 1 (25.00%) Digital Signal Processing
2 1 (25.00%) Signal Processing
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C
1 1 (25.00%) C++
1 1 (25.00%) Java
1 1 (25.00%) MATLAB
1 1 (25.00%) Perl
1 1 (25.00%) Python
1 1 (25.00%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Altera
1 1 (25.00%) Mentor Graphics
1 1 (25.00%) Xilinx